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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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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

September 24, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Cirque du Soleil to return to Marymoor with ‘Kurios’

The globe-trotting Cirque du Soleil will return to King County’s Marymoor Park in Redmond in January 2015, with the local premiere of the  circus extravaganza “KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities.” The latest touring production by the popular Canadian outfit, the show will be performed under the company’s blue-and-white big-top tent at Marymoor starting on Jan. 29,…

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September 22, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Obituary: J. (Joan) California Cooper

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes: A prolific author of plays, novels and short stories, J. (Joan) California Cooper passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, in Seattle, where she lived with her daughter Paris Williams since 2013.  Ms. Cooper was 82. Born in Berkeley, Calif., and a longtime Bay Area resident, Cooper penned at least 17 plays.  Her script  “Loners”  was given a…

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