5 things to do in Seattle this weekend
Eco Fashion Week
Billed as the largest sustainability fashion event in the world, Eco Fashion Week includes two days of showcases of eco-minded designs (including locals Nube 9, Fioravanti and Julie Danforth) as well as this Project Runway-tinged challenge: transform 8.1 pounds of unsellable Value Village merchandise into full-on runway fashion. An all-day conversation on sustainability and the supply chain will happen, and being a more conscientious shopper takes place on Friday.
If you go: Eco Fashion Week, Runway shows at Canvas Event Space; Collective Conversation at Impact Hub Seattle, Now through Nov. 4 (Tickets vary and start at $25)—F.D.
Oooo if you haven’t yet heard about Moonlight, let me be the one to introduce you. The film, written and directed by Barry Jenkins, tells the story of Chiron, a gay black man, coming into his own in 1980s Miami, over three periods of his life and played by three different actors. An adaptation of black, gay playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney’s story “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue,” Moonlight premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on Sept. 2 and has garnered nearly unanimous praise since. Here’s a glowing review from Peter Howell of the Toronto Star, that sums it up: “It just needs to be watched and embraced, as an entirely fresh example of the power that great movies can exert on our lives.”
If you go: Moonlight, SIFF Cinema Egyptian, Nov. 3 ($12)—N.C.
The SOLO(s) Project
Mary Sheldon Scott is a local legend, creating both visual art and dance works and exploring the art of performance for more than two decades. Now she has choreographed a series of movement stories for 7 Seattle dancers: Corrie Befort, Jade Solomon Curtis, Alice Gosti, Jim Kent, Mark Haim, Sean O’Bryan and Linsyanne Owen. One lens, seven bodies, all set to a musical score by local composer Jarrad Powell. A must-see for local dance aficionados.
If you go: The SOLO(s) Project, Velocity Dance Center, Nov. 3 to Nov. 6 ($20)—F.D.
Short Run Comix and Arts Festival
The sixth annual Short Run Comix and Arts Festival is here, featuring over 270 presenters from around the world. While artists will be coming from LA, NYC, Greece, Lebanon, Mexico and Croatia, local art will also abound. Expect new work from SEAT (the Seattle Experimental Animation Team) and a community coloring project with Northwest artist and musician China Faith Star. Perhaps most exciting of all is Ilan Manouach’s tactile graphic novel, an experience targeted at blind and visually impaired people, created using a sculptural style called “Shapereader” that Manouach developed and fine-tuned himself over the last several years. This is the perfect activity for a rainy Saturday, not to mention a painless, enjoyable foray into early holiday shopping,
If you go: Short Run Comix and Arts Festival, Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center, 11 a.m. Nov. 5 (Free)—N.C.
Let’s say you haven’t yet gotten dressed to the nines to go see the (wonderful) Yves Saint Laurent exhibit at SAM. Then here’s your chance to dance (vogue, perhaps?), strut, watch other people strut and see the museum show. Seattle Public Library’s always fashionable and popular Legendary Children event, which celebrates the QTPOC communities, returns to SAM for an evening extravaganza. Be Seen.
If you go: Legendary Children, Seattle Art Museum, 8 p.m. Nov. 5 (Free but RSVP is requested)—F.D.