Arts

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


Seattle Vice, a talk on homelessness and comedian David Cross: your weekend list

Housing is a Human Right * Artist Martha Rosler, Alison Eisinger of the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness and community organizer Mary Flowers present a…

Group wants to turn waterfront silos into art

It's impossible not to notice -- by sea or land -- the silos at Pier 86 at the base of Queen Anne hill. The busy…

Celebrate MLK Day, Art of Alzheimer’s and Nordic film: your weekend list

MLK Jr. Day Open House * There are a whole host of events in Seattle to celebrate Martin Luther King Day, but this one at…

Is there still room for artists in Seattle?


Indigenous art, world’s best restaurant, ‘Arrested Development’ trivia: your weekend list

You Are On Indigenous Land * Seattle filmmaker and creative force Tracy Rector has assembled a whole host of local indigenous artists for her first…

Scrooge! Gremlins! An all-night happy hour! Your (long) Weekend List

A Christmas Carol Right about now is when I start to stress and grumble about the holidays and all that they entail. So I’m grateful…

Questions about Diving Santa, answered: your weekend list

  Diving Santa * Here is something a little unusual to do this weekend — the opportunity to take a picture with a ...  scuba…

Santas, pubs and a Charlie Brown Christmas: your weekend list

Seattle SantaCon 2015 * Right about now, you might want to grab your phone, open up your Amazon Prime Now app and order a Santa…

Winter Beer Fest, drag queen shows and a drawing jam: your weekend list

PNB’s The Nutcracker Pacific Northwest Ballet unveils its new Nutcracker this season — a magnificently colorful production with George Balanchine’s choreography, sets and costumes by…

People at their best in ‘Come From Away,’ Tituss Burgess & Men’s Chorus, local booksellers’ day: your weekend list

Come From Away On Sept. 11, 2001, tiny, out-in-the-middle-of-nowhere Gander, Newfoundland suddenly found itself hosting thousands of people stranded mid-route as their planes were diverted…

Getting to The Nutcracker’s Land of Sweets, together

Kiyon Gaines doesn’t fit the mold of a ballet dancer. He’s compact and muscular, not long and lean like the stereotypical danseur, the French term…

Brilliant ballet, David Sedaris and Hello Kitty — your Weekend List

Pacific Northwest Ballet's Emergence I’m not one to use the term brilliant often. But that’s the most apt descriptor for Crystal Pite’s Emergence. That, along…

Innernauts take a soaring journey of the heart

Artistic collaboration. It can mean and lead to so many things. When choreographer and dancer Maya Soto and musician, composer and visual artist Nico Tower…

The art of teaching art: Honoring two of the state’s finest art teachers

Years ago, I served as a volunteer art teacher in one of Dallas’ rougher areas, at a community center near a middle school. The center’s…

Bodies come aSHORE, writers talk family, and Tacoma Arts Month: Your weekend list

Emily Johnson’s SHORE “Our bodies as everything; our bodies are culture, history, present and future, all at once,” reads a quote off of Emily Johnson’s…

Central District Arts could nurture a threatened legacy

In Seattle's rapidly changing neighborhoods, the world of arts and culture has voiced some of the sharpest cries about growing pains. Seattle’s finger-in-the-dyke response is its new…

TAM’s new exhibit looks at the scourge of AIDS on people and art

Tacoma Art Museum's extraordinary new exhibit, Art AIDS America, underscores how AIDS ferociously impacted not only an entire population, but American art as well. The…

What will it take to clean up a poisoned river?

This is the second of a two-part series about color, chemistry, and how global commerce and weak federal regulations have led to the poisoning of…

Dangerous colors and the poisoning of the Spokane River

In March, U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Rothstein ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Washington State Department of Ecology to set limits on the…

Sherman Alexie’s favorite poems, Patricia Barker’s return, and the girl who gets gifts from crows: your Weekend List

A View from the Bridge In 1950s Brooklyn, a longshoreman takes in a pair of undocumented Italian brothers and when one of them takes up…

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…

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…

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…