Regular Seattle Times readers know the annual Fall Arts Guide is inserted into today’s paper. You can download a pdf version here.
I invite you to browse through it and then comment on this post with your #1 top art pick of the season.
I’ll go first: It’s kind of easy for me, because I’m a big dance fan, and the historic, final appearance of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in the Pacific Northwest will take place at the Paramount Theatre, Oct. 27-29. My fellow editor Melissa Davis will laugh at me, because she thinks I’m a Merce-o-maniac, which I well may be. But the famed choreographer (born in Centralia) died in 2009 and his company will permanently disband at the end of the year, so this is my last chance to indulge my obsession.
Other hot contenders, on my personal “best” list: Art Spiegelman (“Maus”) talking to Nancy Pearl at the Central Library on Oct. 8 — a dream conversational match-up; Seattle Symphony’s season-opening gala with new music director Ludovic Morlot, Sept. 17; local musical heroes Death Cab for Cutie and The Head and the Heart at the Key on Oct. 22 (tell me that is not going to be a scene); and Seattle Art Museum’s “Beauty & Bounty,” which I’ve been remiss in not seeing yet, and which closes this coming Sunday.
What tops your list? Please share.