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5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Oh, You Pretty Things: Glam Rock Party Dance like it’s the 70s for the night as STG and SIFF take the Neptune back to the…

What Seattle’s art scene needs most: A little more color


7 things to do in Seattle this weekend

“Catio” Tour Seattle Portlandia is real. A company called Catio Spaces makes Catios — outdoor enclosures for cats — in homes across Seattle. This weekend,…

6 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Bernie’s Apt. Federico Garcia Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba, about six women under one roof in Spain, is reimagined in a contemporary household. This…

Alvin Ailey tells the African American story through dance

For 58 years, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) has been reflecting and preserving the African American experience by telling and re-telling its stories through theatrical dance. The company’s namesake, Alvin Ailey, who died…

Tracy Rector wants you to know exactly where you stand

Seattle filmmaker and arts advocate Tracy Rector is a force of nature. In her more than 14 years of working with film, she says she…

6 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Cephalopod Appreciation Society A 16-year tradition, the Cephalopod Appreciation Society was created by group of friends who discovered their fascination with the multi limbed sea-creatures…

Davida Ingram practices art in the 5th dimension

This is the second in a series of profiles of artists who will be performing at the sold out Crosscut Arts Salon: The color of…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Behind the Wheel Stokley Towles, who I’m certain I’ve previously described as Seattle’s own Spaulding Gray because there is no better descriptor, takes on the…

Rose Cano uses theater to bridge Seattle’s cultural divides

This is the first in a series of profiles of artists who will be performing at the sold out Crosscut Arts Salon: The color of…

7 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Puzzle Break: Escape the Midnight Carnival I decided to try something I've never done before: lock myself in a room with strangers, and then work…

4 things to do in Seattle this weekend. And 1 that your dog can do.

Now I’m Fine Local performing wizard Ahamefule Oluo unpacks all his gifts — comedy, trumpet playing, conducting, storytelling, MCing and more — in this uniquely…

6 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Senator Cory Booker: Finding Common Ground as a Nation * Former Newark mayor and current New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker comes to Town Hall with…

Five things to do in Seattle this weekend

Kidd Pivot | Electric Company Theatre So you know how everyone oh, goes bonkers when a Beyonce or a Paul McCartney concert gets announced? It’s…

Cheap things to do in Seattle this weekend

  WordsWest: At Home in Poetry * Every third Wednesday, West Seattle’s C & P Coffee hosts WordsWest’s literary events — readings, writing talks, tips…

6 things to do in Seattle this weekend – March 4 – 6

Showing Out: Contemporary Black Choreographers Dedicated Weekend List readers will recognize that this is the third week Donald Byrd has been included. But he is…

6 things to do in Seattle this weekend

The Oscars and Not the Oscars * They’re predictable, they’re long, they’re disproportionately white (as is getting more and more recognized) — but to most…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend – February 18-21

Rambunctious 2.0 Spectrum Dance Theater’s ambitious season devoted to exploring this country’s race relations begins with five works choreographed by artistic director Donald Byrd. All…

Kehinde Wiley exhibit: hip hop paired with aristocratic portraitures

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic * A retrospective of one of the most buzzed about contemporary artists whose work draws accolades from museum folk and…

Watch: How Pussy Riot’s punk prayers became a movement

Even for the non-religious, there’s a certain spirituality inside Moscow’s Church of Christ Our Savior. Its gold-leaf onion domes tower over the skyline of Russia’s…

Artists search for space from Seattle to Mumbai

The issue of living and work space for artists in Seattle isn’t going away soon, though the artists themselves might very well.  As a Seattle-based…

Lunar New Year, Allen Toussaint and answers to your deepest, darkest questions: your weekend list

Ask the Oracle * A new event, Ask the Oracle is a simple, entertaining premise: Arrive at the Sorrento Hotel (where the setting looks not…

A conversation about race, inspired by dance

Choreographer Donald Byrd wants to get Seattle talking about race. To do that, the longtime leader of Spectrum Dance Theater is dedicating its entire 2015-16…

Washington-born dancer’s pioneering influence lives on

It’s a homecoming of sorts for the Trisha Brown Dance Company as it returns to Washington next week for its final stage performances. It was…

The making of a burlesque dancer