Arts

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

CID Block Party Six Asian Pacific Islander musicians headline this inaugural block party in Seattle’s Chinatown International District: Awkwafina, Shawn Wasabi, kero uno, Tele Fresco,…

Songs and sacrifices: A transgender singer’s story

There’s an old video of Julian Morris when he’s maybe 6 or 7 years old, singing “Sweet Baby James” with his father. He’s sitting cross-legged,…

Goodbye, art: Seattle is a tech town now

Crosscut's third Arts Salon will focus on the intersection of technology and art, with an emphasis on the democratization of art. The event will take…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Sculptured Dance In a first-of-its-kind event, some of the most creative local choreographers take to the Olympic Sculpture Park to unveil new dance works.  Donald…

At AileyCamp: Dance, drumming and lessons on life

It’s the middle of a late-July afternoon at the Tukwila Community Center. Though she’s already been in class for hours, Faith Capers, 13, appears full…

4 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Placiness A whole host of events are scheduled on this art fair weekend including this show, about life in the city through the eyes of…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Barbara Earl Thomas She’s been deemed both “genius” (by The Stranger) and “treasure.” I’d say she’s a force because the span and breadth and power…

How much money will it take to make King County arts better?

Gloria Plenkina, 14, is a student at Chinook Middle School in Bellevue. In her spare time, she’s a Russian gypsy. Plenkina, who moved with her…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Summer at SAM One of the best outdoor cultural offerings is the annual lineup of free programming at SAM’s Olympic Sculpture Park. Birth a creation…

A writer’s retreat at ‘the center of the universe’

With not much more than a well-worn city surplus wooden desk and a standard-issue chair on wheels, Seattle writer Elissa Washuta may not have the…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Red, White & Zoo Even while looking at the website for this event, I can’t be sure that it’s not just a dream. Just the…

Tech-soaked Seattle needs its artists

Seattle, a city of engineers going back a century to the founding of Boeing, seems in overdrive, growing big bright shiny buildings to house ever more tech services,…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Northwest Herring Week While eaten by our ancestors from Scandinavia to Japan long ago, herring is no longer the staple of our diet, or belle…

Another frequency: The visions of Beyonce, Flying Lotus director Kahlil Joseph


Remembering Woody Guthrie, warts and all

Woody Guthrie, the legendary wandering minstrel of folk, seems to be having a moment. A new book from Sasquatch documents his time in the Pacific Northwest when…

6 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Pacific Northwest Ballet PNB closes out its season with three works by three U.S. choreographers: George Balanchine’s Square Dance, inspired by the late choreographer’s fondness…

One chance brought a woman into male-dominated choreography

Opportunities can arise at any moment in a career, so female artists wanting professional experience in a new discipline, especially one where there are few…

6 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Stick Fly Race, class, fathers and love.  The subjects are all interwoven here in this engrossing and funny drama about a well-to-do black family in…

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…

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…