It’s another crazy-busy weekend of arts and entertainment choices. Let me walk you through a little of what’s on offer — and tell you where to find more ideas..
Even people who don’t like artsy stuff like ballet are crazy about Pilobolus, the shape-shifting Transformers of the dance world. Reviewer Michael Upchurch went to Meany to see them last night and reported that even though an injury forced a program change at the last minute, they looked sensational. Tickets are in very short supply right now, so call the box office at 206-543-4880 if you’re in the market.
Seattle Repertory Theatre just opened its 2011-2012 season with “Humor Abuse,” and theater critic Misha Berson says that it’s a winner — funny and touching. It’s a one-man memoir of circus life — and family life — performed by Lorenzo Pisoni, who grew up on the road with the Pickle Family Circus. Tickets here are no problem, and remember to ask for a discount if you’re 25 or under.
The big movie opening this weekend is “Ides of March,” starring and directed by George Clooney. It’s a political thriller that may not be the very best movie Clooney has ever made, critic Moira Macdonald writes, but still … George Clooney on an average day is plenty entertaining.
Looking for nightlife? Try the Reverb Festival in Ballard. Lots of local bands playing Saturday in great venues. See music blogger Andrew Matson’s preview.
For more ideas of things to do, look at our Weekend Preview, published earlier this week.
Finally, here’s The Seattle Times’ weekly video report on the weekend’s highlights on King 5 News:
(Photo credits: Pilobolus by John Kane; Lorenzo Pisoni by Joan Marcus; “ides of March,” Saeed Adyani.)