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October 31, 2014 at 11:10 AM

5 things to do this weekend, from ‘Frankenstein’ to festivals

The weekend of Oct. 31-Nov. 2 is shaping up to be a frighteningly fun one for fans of thrillers, Benedict Cumberbatch, “Frankenstein,” festivals and the humble chicken wing. Here are a handful of entertainments we recommend. Feel free to add more for other readers on the comments thread.

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Comments | More in List, Weekend preview | Topics: Chicken wings, Dia de los Muertos, Dia de Muertos

October 27, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Book-It Rep hires new manager

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes: The board of directors of Book-It Repertory Theatre has announced that Daniel Mayer has been hired as the new managing director of the Seattle drama company, effective Oct. 29. Mayer is the former executive director of Kirkland Performance Center, a post he held from 2008 to 2014, and has 15 years of…

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Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: Book-It Repertory Theatre, Daniel Mayer

October 24, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Weekend preview: Beer, pizza, movies, more

Usually, we try to tie our weekend-preview lists together with a theme, but this week, we admit, we’re all over the place. You like beer and pizza? Check. You got kids? Check. You like the outdoors … movies … haunted houses? Check, check and check. The next few days are shaping up to be a blast,…

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Comments | More in List, Weekend preview | Topics: Birdman, Dear White People, Halloween 2014

October 21, 2014 at 5:01 PM

The 2014 Gregory Awards: Sound Theatre wins big

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson reports: Sound Theatre was named local theater of the year on Monday night, at the annual Gregory Awards. Produced by Theatre Puget Sound, a networking and service organization for the region’s theater community, Monday’s Moore Theatre ceremony brought together performers, designers, technicians, managers and others involved in the bountiful local scene, for a raucous party, pep…

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Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: Gregory Awards, Sound Theatre, Theatre Puget Sound

October 6, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Will the new ‘Twin Peaks’ be filmed in Washington?

Update, 1:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6: TV writer Rob Owen’s full story on the “Twin Peaks” revival is now at this link. Original post, 9:35 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6: Fans of “Twin Peaks” may be baking a celebratory cherry pie this morning: A new version of the offbeat mystery series is in the making, with…

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Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: David Lynch, Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks

October 3, 2014 at 9:57 AM

5 ‘only-in-the-Northwest’ things to do this weekend

This weekend, the entertainment schedule is full of only-in-the-Northwest events, from a Bruce Lee exhibition in the I.D. to the salmon run in Issaquah. Get out there and have some fun. (Note: You’re invited to share your own ideas for weekend amusements with other readers in the comments thread, too.)  

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Comments | More in List, Weekend preview | Topics: Amelie, Bruce Lee, Egyptian Theatre

October 2, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Seattle Art Museum acquires major artworks: The Wright Collection

 

Gerhard Richter Abstraktes Bild (Abstract Picture), 1993 Gift of the Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum Oil on canvas 94 1/2 x 94 1/2 in. (240 x 240cm)

Gerhard Richter Abstraktes Bild (Abstract Picture), 1993
Gift of the Virginia and Bagley Wright
Collection, in honor of the 75th Anniversary
of the Seattle Art Museum
Oil on canvas
94 1/2 x 94 1/2 in. (240 x 240cm)

 

 

Seattle Times arts writer Michael Upchurch reports:

For more than half a century, the art collection of Bagley and Virginia Wright has been one of the privately held – though frequently shared – treasures of the Pacific Northwest. Now the collection is going public with the gift of the Wright Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art to the Seattle Art Museum.

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Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: SAM, Seattle Art Museum, The Wright Collection

September 26, 2014 at 10:52 PM

ArtsWest offers tickets to Balagan subscribers

From Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson: ArtsWest cultural center in West Seattle announced it will present as planned the musical “Dogfight,” despite the loss of  the show’s co-producer, Balagan Theatre.  The Balagan board of directors announced last week that the nonprofit Seattle company was being disbanded, due to crippling financial shortfalls.  “Dogfight,”  about the…

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September 26, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Weekend preview: 4 hot tickets in the cool season

The fall arts season is underway in earnest. Good thing, too, since it’s looking like we’ll need all the indoor entertainment we can get in the next few weeks. (Let the rainy season begin!) Here are a few things to put on your weekend calendar. For hundreds more, see our Fall Arts Guide. And…

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Comments | More in List, Weekend preview | Topics: ACT Theatre, ayad akhtar, Carla Korbes

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