A way to keep up with Seattle theaters, concert halls, galleries, museums and other fine-arts events.
December 9, 2013 at 6:00 AM
Pearl Jam, a pot party….the fun never seems to end in Seattle, does it? But wait, there’s more: concerts, swell art and … a chance to win a $100 Starbucks gift card.
Music: Locally sourced rappers Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who now have 7 Grammy nominations to their collective name, roll into Seattle for three sold-out shows, Tuesday-Thursday, KeyArena.
Ballet, theater: Holiday tradition-keepers “Nutcracker” at Pacific Northwest Ballet and “A Christmas Carol” at ACT Theatre are up and running full-steam. You’d never know the “Nutracker” was 30 — it’s so bright and shiny, and the crowds are as much fun to watch as the ballet. (On the night ArtsPage HQ was there, a marriage proposal took place.) Also festive: “Oliver!” at the 5th Avenue.
Art: If you’ve never heard Seattle Art Museum’s personable, knowledgeable chief conservator, Nick Dorman, hold forth, get thee to
this: He’ll lecture on Wednesday at SAM about his painstaking restoration and conservation of Jackson Pollock’s painting “Sea Change,” created during a period that Christie’s auction house referred to as “a legendary three-year burst of creativity between 1947 and 1950 that completely revolutionized American painting and reshaped the history of twentieth century art.” (Thanks, ArtDaily!) This project was watched closely by curators worldwide, and helped enhance how institutions repair and care for their treasures.
Books: Author Daniel James Brown discusses “The Boys in the Boat,” the story of the UW crew team that won gold at the 1936 Munich Olympics, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at University Book Store in Seattle. BTW, Brown’s book is tops in The Seattle Times’ book critics list of best books of 2013.
Holiday lights: Does your yard resemble a thousand points of light? A shining city on a hill? Glitter Gulch? Share a photo with Seattle Times readers here; we’ll publish a couple of favorites and pick a winner, who will get a $100 Starbucks gift card. Deadline: Dec. 18.
December 2, 2013 at 10:26 AM
Let the holidays begin! Ring ‘em in with music of all kinds. Some suggestions:
November 25, 2013 at 6:30 AM
Here at ArtsPage HQ, we are thankful for you, our readers (of the blog, and The Seattle Times as a whole). We’re also thankful that we live in such an arts-rich city, one that rewards us many times over. This weekend kicks off the “official” holiday season, so here are some events to get you out and about.
November 11, 2013 at 6:30 AM
We’re a little giddy here at ArtsPage HQ, having just indulged in some decadent luxury chocolate. (I chose the one that promised peanuts and peanut butter; it’s low on the pb, but hey, I’ll make do.) So we feel dandy about pointing you to a 3.5-star movie, comedy, ‘Priscalla Queen of the Desert’ and the chance to win 4 tickets to PNB’s “Nutcracker.” How sweet!
November 4, 2013 at 6:30 AM
Like music? Like books? This is a good week for you, then, as you’ll see by our Things to do This Week — Books and Music Edition. (Those among you who like leftover candy are probably having a pretty good time, too. Tip: Have you tried frozen Snickers?)
October 28, 2013 at 6:30 AM
As Halloween draws near, we are reminded of one of our faves — “The Raven” — and its creator’s certain way with the creepiness. However, unlike Poe’s famous bird, which quoth “Nevermore,” we at ArtsPage HQ say, “bring us more!” Fun, that is. Think of us as your personal raven, perched on your laptop, offering you seasonal treats rather than depressing tricks.
October 21, 2013 at 6:30 AM
If you read Friday’s ArtsPage post listing things to do over the weekend — of course you did — then you know fall is overflowing with events, like a too-small trick-or-treat bag. Here are some more treats, for the week ahead:
October 14, 2013 at 11:43 AM
Two of the best things about this time of year: candy corn and caramels. Here at ArtsPage HQ, we put our fillings in danger each year with these treats, but they are so worth it. Years ago in a previous newsroom, a debate broke out over which was better: candy corn, or CC’s relatives, the Mellocremes. Tough choice. Not tough: finding things to do this week. Here are some ideas:
October 7, 2013 at 6:30 AM
When the going gets tough, the arts and entertainment biz doesn’t
shut down. No sirree. So if that hike through a national park has been delayed,
here are a few things you can do instead.
September 30, 2013 at 6:30 AM
Here comes the rain again, as Annie Lennox once sang. (Youngsters: She and Dave Stewart sold oh, about 75 million records as the Eurythmics.) No need to feel soggy; here are some things to do — Earshot, good TV, Margaret Atwood and classical music — in between dodging drops.
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