(The 2005 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade/AP Photo by Jeff Christensen)
This is the week when we give thanks for all we have, and at ArtsPage HQ, we’re thankful for our readers and for the chance to share terrific arty happenings all year round. (If you’re planning to get out and about on the holiday weekend, be sure to check operating hours of venues before you go. You’re welcome!) For food/entertaining tips, pull up a chair here.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Kick off your Turkey Day with the annual parade of floats, marching bands and giant balloons (and maybe a visitor from the North Pole) from the streets of New York City. Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker are hosts. 9 a.m. Thursday on NBC.
‘Tales of the Night’
French animator Michel Ocelot has mastered his signature “shadow puppet” style in this visually dazzling series of six fairy tales, each featuring a young hero who must pass crucial tests to achieve an ultimate goal. Now playing at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown. In French, with English subtitles.
Food & Drink
Paratii Craft Bar
How does beer taste when aged? Find out Monday at Paratii in Ballard, where sour beers aged in Sangiovese wine barrels can be sampled (4-oz pour) along with a plate of Brazillian Cosido for $17. 5463 Leary Ave. NW, Seattle.
Seattle’s favorite pop-country belter, whose most recent release, “Bear Creek,” is a jewel, teams up with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra for three nights. 8 p.m. Nov. 23-25 at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $67-$117.
The froggy-voiced blues man draws not just from the Delta and the Piedmont, but from the whole expanse of the African diaspora from North to South America. Taj Mahal makes a pack of Thanksgiving appearances at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $33.50.
‘The Wizard of Oz’
Go off to see the Wizard via this version of the L. Frank Baum story adapted for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Through Jan. 16, 2013, Seattle Children’s Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle; $20-$36.
‘A Christmas Carol’
John Langs directs this classic Dickens tale, with local stage veterans R. Hamilton Wright and Jeff Steitzer alternating in the role of Scrooge and newcomer Leslie Law as Ghost of Christmas Present. Friday-Dec. 30, ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle; $27-$55.
Poetry Northwest Fall Social
Poetry, jazz, beer. What could be better? Experience all three at literary magazine Poetry Northwest’s fall social — jazz by the Shawn Mickleson Quartet and readings by Julie Larios, Megan Snyder-Camp, Laura McKee, and Kary Wayson. At 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle; free.
Never ones to shy away from adventure, local artists Amanda Manitach and Ryan Molenkamp experimented with “mutual destruction, elaboration, and collaboration,” plus some loud music and adult beverages, and came up with “Nights of Serious Drinking.” See their videos, drawings and installations 4 p.m.-midnight Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays through Dec. 8 at Vermillion, 1508 11th Ave., Seattle
Tacoma Art Museum
Did you know Andy Warhol once proposed adorning the Tacoma Dome with a giant floral painting? In honor of the 30th anniversary of that idea, TAM is displaying more than 100 works by Warhol, including paintings, photographs and screen prints from his “Flower” series. Flower power, indeed. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays (until 8 p.m. Thursdays) through Feb. 10, 2013. Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; $8-$10. Note: The museum is closed Thanksgiving day, but is open the day after.