Looking for something to do over the long weekend? Here are five suggestions, including a few off the beaten path.
As always, you’re invited to share your weekend recommendations with other readers by commenting on this post.
Oscar Snubs Movie Marathon. SIFF celebrates the advent of Oscar week Sunday with a 12-hour marathon of movies famously overlooked by the Academy. On the lineup: “A Star is Born,” “The Thin Man,” “Do the Right Thing” and three other titles (one of which will remain a secret right up till screening time). $75 buys you entry to all six movies, plus a pre-marathon breakfast buffet at 9 a.m. Or if you really want to splurge, $125 gets you all the movies, plus breakfast buffet, lunch, dinner and unlimited popcorn. Knock yourself out. (And remember, Oscar night is Sunday, Feb. 24. Follow Moira Macdonald’s daily countdown to this year’s show on her blog.)
Makana. Watch this video of the slack-key phenom and you’ll be more than ready to lay down 22 bucks to see him live at Kirkland Performance Center, at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
“Jeeves in Bloom.” Readers and theater fans will equally adore the show running through March 2 at Taproot Theatre. It’s a stage adaptation of P.G. Wodehouse’s “Jeeves” stories — you know, the comic tales of a clueless upper-crust Brit and his preternaturally savvy valet, Jeeves. Reviewer Nancy Worssam says the production “wonderfully captures the late British humorist’s renowned wit.”
Seattle Symphony. Maybe you’re not a regular at the symphony, but you’ve always wanted to see (and hear!) what it’s like. Well, tonight you’ve got two great opportunities. At 7 p.m. is a “Symphony Untuxed” performance of accessible works by Mozart, Bizet and Faure. (The Untuxed series, you might remember, means an earlier start time, a shorter concert format without intermission, and a pre-show happy hour.) Then, at 10 p.m., follows an informal concert in Benaroya Hall’s lobby — a performance of Schoenberg’s “Pierrot Lunaire,” which costs just $17.
Seattle Aquarium Octopus Week. A weekend preview wouldn’t be complete without something for the kids. Take them down to the waterfront Aquarium to spend a day with everyone’s favorite cephalopods. Divers swim with octopi daily at noon, and special activities will acquaint viewers with the creatures’ unique anatomy, behavior and habitat.