A plan-ahead-type reader emailed ArtsPage HQ, wanting more notice about weekend events. OK, planner, this one’s for you. Not only are these weekend events, but they are free. We’re a full-service arts blog.
The University of Washington celebrates its 150th anniversary this weekend with a free, three-day bash called HuskyFest, with dance, music, theater, art installations and speakers on campus, mainly in a pavilion on Red Square. Of interest to arty types:
— Admission to Henry Art Gallery is free on Saturday.
–Site-specific art installations by Beth Gahan, Celeste Cooning and Hens & Chicks will adorn the pavilion.
–7:30 p.m. Friday, Meany Hall, professor of piano Craig Sheppard will perform a program called “Mostly Brahms.”
–8 p.m. Friday, at the pavilion, it’s Jazz Night with Marc Seales Group, Burn List featuring Cuong Vu, and Hardcoretet.
–5 p.m. Saturday, at the pavilion, the genre-stretching Portland Cello Project.
Meanwhile, Music of Remembrance’s free, final concert in the “Sparks of Glory” series is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Seattle Art Museum. In the “Far Is My Home” event, MOR artistic director Mina Miller will “examine non-Western influences” in works by Erwin Schulhoff, Pavel Haas and Gideon Klein, all of whom died at the hands of the Nazis.
In Bellevue, the Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside presents four free concerts Saturday-Sunday at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church. The first, at 2 p.m. Saturday, features Seattle Symphony violinist Arthur Zadinsky.