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5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Everyday Africa with Peter DiCampo and Charles Mudede When Africa is shown in the media, the continent is portrayed as, at turns, starving, violent, beautiful,…

On Bainbridge Island, female photographers take the spotlight

There are many exquisite images in Women in Photography, the current exhibition at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, but it’s not any single photograph or…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Local Sightings Film Festival Celebrate films from all over the Pacific Northwest at the 20th annual Local Sightings Film Festival. The festival kicks off Friday…

Taking the classism out of classical music

This story originally appeared on KCTS9.org. “Do you brush your teeth every day?” Quinton Morris asks four students in a small Maple Valley studio. “You’re…

A pioneering video artist gets her due

At 49, with her two sons in grad school and college, she divorced her husband and moved 3,000 miles from Seattle to that famous New…

Mic night with a South Asian twist

In South Asian culture, you aren’t supposed to talk about your pain. But at Subcontinental Drift Seattle’s open mic nights, South Asian performers share stories…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Storme Webber | Casino: A Palimpsest Seattle performance artist and poet Storme Webber uses family photos, archival records and poetry to take visitors through a personal…

The Northwest is a sellout. Can it get its noir back?

Remember “Northwest noir”? If you’re old enough, you do; and if you’re not, you’ll become acquainted soon since it’s part of a trend in cultural…

A painted diary of the Japanese incarceration

In 1906 Takuichi Fujii left Japan. He boarded a ship in Kobe and three weeks later landed in Seattle, a raw young town a half-century…

Theater that brings millennials and baby boomers together

What a sight:  scores of children, teens and elders dancing up the aisles of the Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Bagley Wright auditorium and streaming onto the stage from…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Sea Shanties aboard the Lady Washington While I’m a frequent attendee (and highly recommend) the Northwest Seaport’s monthly shanty sing, this event takes singing sea…

What has made Yayoi Kusama the hottest ticket in Seattle?

For the entire run of Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors, which comes to an end Sept. 10, every morning there’s been a line snaking around the…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Summer at SAM: Sculptured Dance There are dance fans and there are people who hear the word "dance" and shrug, Meh. So IF you happen…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Rebirth Brass Band In their home city of New Orleans, Rebirth Brass Band has been playing the Maple Leaf every Tuesday night since 1983. And,…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

KEXP & Seattle Center Concerts at the Mural: Telekinesis, SISTERS, Hayley Heynderickx The Concerts at the Mural series is perhaps the culmination of everything great…

New York gets Seattle’s director

The news:  After six years at the helm, Andrew Russell is stepping down as artistic director of Intiman Theatre. He’ll be moving to New York…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Summer at SAM Dog Night You don't need a reason to take the pooch to the Olympic Sculpture Park since it's always dog-friendly. But it is First…

What to see at Seattle Art Fair? Some insiders’ picks

This is The Year of the Round Number at the Seattle Art Fair. Exactly 100 art galleries are taking part this year, up from 62…

The Tacoma artist who is reframing how we see Black bodies

Tacoma artist Christopher Paul Jordan is inverting the world, one artwork at a time. He merges digital art with photography and paint. He uses iPhone…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time It’s hard to describe the set design of this production but I’ll try: it’s like being…

Black, female and making theater. And she’s damn good at it

A college campus building. A late summer evening so a soft light fills the space: a rehearsal studio. There’s a bed, bookcase, a bench. A…

Could a new flag bring divided America back together?

The morning after Donald Trump was elected as president, Seattle artist Margaret Chodos-Irvine got to work. Creating art was her way of coping with the…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

FareStart Guest Chef Night Every Thursday, the nonprofit FareStart hosts its very special Guest Chef Night. A noteworthy chef from Puget Sound takes to the…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival Three stages, 10 theater companies, 16 performances — all over two days, this weekend at Volunteer Park! 14/48 will be presenting…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Goatalympics Last month, a herd of goats was stationed near the I-5 underpass in the U-District, dutifully eating away the overgrown brush. I wasn’t the…