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December 5, 2013 at 4:23 PM
If you’re looking for something warmer to do, here are a few suggestions. Clue other readers into your favorite cozy spots in the comments thread.
FIREPLACE BARS: When nothing but live flame will do, head to a bar or restaurant with fireplaces, such as Bastille in Ballard or The Sorrento’s Fireside Room on First Hill. For a little extra fun, the Sorrento hosts a set of vintage and tropical jazz on Friday night, featuring Hawaiian jazz vocalist Nikki Dee.
STEAM ROOM: How about a trip to the South Lake Union spa Banya 5, where $40 buys you unlimited use of the Turkish steam room, tepid and hot pools, a tea lounge and more. Afterward, stop by Venik for a hot drink.
November 29, 2013 at 11:46 AM
When it comes to movies and entertainment, this is one of the busiest weekends of the year. If you need a little guidance to plan your outings, we’ve got you covered.
Our list of 250-plus holiday festivals and arts events will give you the lay of the land.
Then we have an array of articles on holiday happenings taking place this week: offbeat plays and musicals; Seattle Symphony’s holiday pops programs; the Deck the Hall Ball and Seattle Men’s Chorus. And we’ve got the nuts-and-bolts details on downtown Seattle holiday attractions, Seattle Center Winterfest and Bellevue’s Magic Season.
Finally, you can find this week’s major movie reviews (“Philomena,” “Black Nativity,” “The Armstrong Lie,” “Frozen”) on our movies page. And don’t forget to pick up Sunday’s paper or check back on seattletimes.com on Sunday for a long list of hotly anticipated movie openings between now and Christmas (stay classy, Ron Burgundy!).
Want more? Click here to view a video weekend preview, highlighting “Nutcracker,” “A Christmas Carol” and more, taped this morning at KING 5 TV.
November 22, 2013 at 11:24 AM
Last chance to have fun before the friends and relatives descend on you next week — or before you have to pack up, brave the travel crowds and descend on someone else. So get out there and amuse yourself.
Our list of weekend entertainment suggestions, as always, just skims the top of what the Puget Sound area has to offer. Feel free to add your weekend suggestions for fellow readers in the comments thread.
November 15, 2013 at 11:21 AM
Some big names anchor ArtsPage’s entertainment suggestions this week, from stand-up comic Margaret Cho to Canadian crooner Michael Buble to the most famous (fictional) resident of London’s Baker Street. But we’ve thrown in a few more obscure pursuits as well.
As usual, we invite you to tell us who (or what) you’re excited to see this weekend, whether it’s on our list or not. And wherever you go, whatever you do … have fun out there.
November 7, 2013 at 8:28 PM
It’s Veteran’s Day on Monday, which means a chance to honor those who serve — and for some, an extra day off to enjoy the weekend. We have some ideas, below, for both.
If you have other plans or events to recommend, we’d love to see them added to the comments thread.
October 31, 2013 at 4:11 PM
Expecting rain, we’re leading this week’s edition of the weekend preview with movies. Note that there are about a million other indoor entertainments around the Puget Sound this weekend, so our list is not meant to be exhaustive. We invite you to share your weekend recommendations with other readers on the comments thread.
October 18, 2013 at 11:27 AM
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.
October 11, 2013 at 2:24 PM
Classical galore is on the bill in and around Seattle this weekend, with performances ranging from solo piano to full orchestra:
–You can’t beat free, can you? The Seattle Symphony performs at no charge at 7:30 Friday night at Chief Sealth High School, Seattle. Associate conductor Stilian Kirov will be on the podium.
–Andras Schiff, piano man of iron, will perform the complete Goldberg Variations by Bach, at 8 Friday night at Benaroya Hall.
–Speaking of piano, Northwest Sinfonietta launches its 23rd season with an appearance by pianist Joel Fan, on a program that includes works by Saint-Saens, Chopin and Schubert. The first of three weekend concerts is 7:30 Friday night at Benaroya’s Nordstrom Recital Hall. Others are in Tacoma on Saturday and Puyallup on Sunday.
–Auburn Symphony Orchestra offers the aptly named program “The Triumph of Tchaikovsky” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Auburn Performing Arts Center. The ASO will perform Tchaikovsky’s great Fourth Symphony and two works by Beethoven.
–Seattle Baroque Orchestra will be led by guest conductor/violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock in a program called “Musica Transalpina,” celebrating the vibrancy of instrumental music in Italy and Germany in the 18th century. 8 p.m. Saturday, Town Hall Seattle. Note: The SBO is in process of selecting a new music director; expect new faces leading concerts this season as candidates try out for the post.
–Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle also has guest soloists in town — violinist Yury Revich and cellist Serafimi Smigelskiy — who will perform with RCMF founder/pianist Natalya Ageyeva at 5 p.m. Sunday at Benaroya Hall’s Nordstrom Recital Hall. The “Autumn Evenings” program features works by Arensky, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Zimbalist.
October 4, 2013 at 10:39 AM
Whether you have kids, know kids or feel like a kid yourself sometime, the Northwest is a great place to be this weekend. Here are a few family-friendly outings to consider.
As usual, the list is not comprehensive. If you have other events you’d like to recommend to readers, add them to the comments thread.
October 2, 2013 at 10:41 AM
Every year Seattle battles it out with Minneapolis and Washington D.C. over the “most literate city” title. This week I unilaterally declare us the champ – for this Friday, anyway. Take a look at this author lineup: all these acclaimed authors are reading in our book-besotted city on one evening, Friday Oct. 4.
- Paul Harding. Harding won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for his novel “Tinkers,” published by a tiny independent press, set in a small New England town. Harding is back with his new novel “Enon,” set a couple of generations later in the same town. 7 p.m., Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-386-4636, spl.org ).
- Bob Shacochis. This immensely talented author, who won a National Book Award for his story collection “Easy in the Islands,” returns to his favorite subject, Haiti, in his hallucinogenic, terrifying and utterly riveting novel “The Woman Who Lost Her Soul.” At 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle; free (206-624-6600, www.elliottbaybook.com).
- Laurie R. King. The prolific and imaginative San Francisco author, creator of the Sherlock Holmes-Mary Russell series, has a new standalone novel, the creepy “The Bones of Paris.” She appears at 7 p.m., University Book Store Mill Creek, 15311 Main St., Mill Creek; free (425-385-353 0r ubookstore.com ).
- Margaret Atwood. The versatile Canadian author discusses the conclusion to her dystopian trilogy, “MaddAddam.” at 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $5 (206-652-425 or townhallseattle.org). This event has sold out, but a limited number of stand-by tickets are available.
For myself, I don’t have to choose – I will be attending Humanities Washington’s “Bedtime Stories” gala at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. That event is sold out, too.
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