Here at ArtsPage HQ, we love fall. There is so much to do — from music to plays to art shows and beyond. The only hard part is that we can’t preview everything.
Below you’ll find five suggestions of things to do this weekend, but we’re well aware there’s much, much more going on. So please share your weekend plans with other readers in the comments thread.
It was a book. Then a movie. Then a stage show. And now a new movie. Stephen King’s thrilling tale plays on both stage and screen this weekend — just in time for Halloween. Read Misha Berson’s review of Balagan Theatre’s musical production and Moira Macdonald’s take on the film remake.
2 The Avett Brothers
7:30 p.m., Friday at KeyArena, Seattle Center; $35-$49 (800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com).
The Avett Brothers bring their shiny brand of folk pop to town this weekend. Scott and Seth Avett come to Seattle on the heels of their eighth studio album, “Magpie and the Dandelion,” which came out Oct. 15. Fans turned off by the corporate sheen of 2012’s “The Carpenter” won’t find much relief, but on the whole “Magpie” is a stronger set of tunes, writes Seattle Times contributor Owen Smith.
3 Kanye West
7:30 p.m. Saturday, KeyArena; $33.50-$120 (www.ticketmaster.com).
According to Seattle Times contributor Mike Ramos, polarizing producer/rapper/fashion icon and self-described “Number-One rock star on the planet” Kanye West has had a hell of a year both musically and in the public eye — from releasing “Yeezus,” the most ambitious album of his career, to having a baby with professional celebrity Kim Kardashian. This Saturday he kicks off his Yeezus Tour at KeyArena.
Considering how much good seafood is available in Seattle markets, we sometimes wish we had more really good seafood restaurants. (We know we have some — we’re just greedy and want more.) Enter RockCreek, upon which restaurant reviewer Providence Cicero just bestowed three stars.
5 'Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and the Moon'
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays through Jan. 5, 2014, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; $11-$17 (206-654-3100 or www.seattleartmuseum.org).
Here’s something you can do with the kids that’s fun and also a little (shh!) educational. It’s a massive Seattle Art Museum exhibition tracing 3,000 years of the history of Peru through art. Seattle Times arts writer Michael Upchurch, in a review, describes how you’ll encounter everything from ancient ceramics to gold- and silver-laden relics of royal households that predated the Spanish conquest of the early 16th century. Check out Alan Berner’s beautiful photos of the press preview for a taste of what’s in store.