Clearly, the fall arts season is in full swing. You can tell by the number of arts reviews we’ve published in the past few days.
Here’s a roundup, in case you missed some.
Michael Upchurch wrote about a fascinating collection of Virna Haffer photographs unearthed at Tacoma Art Museum.
Michael also saw at least one knockout performance at Velocity Dance Center’s Fall Kick-Off.
Misha Berson tipped off readers to a couple of oddball comedies at two of Seattle’s most enterprising fringe outfits: Washington Ensemble Theatre and Theater Schmeater.
Misha also raved about Book-It Rep’s “Border Songs,” an adaptation of the Jim Lynch novel of the same name.
Melinda Bargreen praised a “stirring” performance of Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony led by new SSO music director Ludovic Morlot.
Nancy Worssam pointed out some sensational artworks by contemporary Northwest Coast Indians at Stonington Gallery.
Joanna Horowitz called The Flaming Lips’ show at The Puyallup Fair “magically strange.”
And Steve Griggs took a satisfying “Return to Forever” trip with Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke at the Paramount Theatre.
Finally, I had the fun job of reviewing Pacific Northwest Ballet’s “All Wheeldon” season-opener Friday night, since our usual ballet reviewer, Moira Macdonald, was working elsewhere.
What would you like to see The Seattle Times review in the weeks ahead? Let us know.
(Photo credits, top to bottom: Virna Haffer’s “Aftermath,” Collection of the Washington State Historical Society. Raven Skyriver’s “Blue Devilfish,” taken by KP Studios. And Karel Cruz and Maria Chapman in Christopher Wheeldon’s “After the Rain” pas de deux, taken by Angela Sterling.)