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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 19, 2013 at 4:40 PM
Give an editor a chance to alliterate and, trust me, she will have a hard time resisting. Happily for us here at ArtsPage HQ, this weekend provides a prime opportunity, because beer, books, blues and bugs are bustin’ out all over the city.
This list contains six (boffo!) best bets for entertainment this weekend. But we know that at this time of year, there are many more. If you want to recommend something to other readers — whether it starts with a “B” or not — please do so on the comments thread.
April 4, 2013 at 7:00 AM
An unusually rich string of concerts land on the calendar in the coming days:
–Adventurous Vespertine Opera Theater presents a new edition of Poulenc’s “Les Mamelles de Tiresias,” adapted by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears. 8 p.m. April 4, Columbia City Theater, Seattle; $20-$25 (vespertineopera.com).
–The Seattle Opera Young Artists Program salutes Giuseppe Verdi’s bicentennial with “Viva Verdi,” an evening of scenes and acts from his works. 7:30 p.m. April 6, Meany Theater, University of Washington, Seattle; $15-$35 (seattleopera.org).
–Medieval scholar and Sequentia ensemble leader Benjamin Bagby sings “Beowulf” with harp accompaniment. 8 p.m. April 6, Town Hall Seattle; $15-$40 (earlymusicguild.org).
–Children get a program just for them with new SSO principal horn Jeffrey Fair, who will introduce kids ages 4-8 to the French horn with a performance and a Q&A. Activities follow. 9:30 and 11 a.m. April 7, Soundbridge at Benaroya Hall, Seattle; $6.50-$8.50 advance; $8-$10 at the door (seattlesymphony.org).
–Organist/composer/Paris Conservatoire professor Thierry Escaich will play Brahms, Vierne, Bach and Dupre on the Watjen organ at 7:30 p.m. April 8, Benaroya Hall, Seattle; $21-$31 (seattlesymphony.org).
–Russian rising star Daniil Trifonov performs a piano program of Chopin and Rachmaninov, plus his own work. 7:30 p.m. April 9, Meany Theater, University of Washington, Seattle; $35-$39 (uwworldseries.org).
–Former SSO principal cellist Joshua Roman drops by for an evening with the modernist Talea Ensemble for an evening of fun and “Games.” 7:30 p.m. April 10, Town Hall Seattle; $10-$25 (townhallseattle.org).
–The pretty-much-perfect Garrick Ohlsson will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9, “Jeunehomme,” in a Seattle Symphony program that also includes Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4, led by SSO conductor laureate Gerard Schwarz. April 11-13, Benaroya Hall, Seattle; $19-$112 (seattlesymphony.org).
March 25, 2013 at 2:26 PM
As Bob Seger (who is coming to Tacoma on Friday) once sang, “Rock and roll never forgets.” Mudhoney might agree — the group is marking its 25th anniversary with a new album and a concert at Neumos. You didn’t forget where we last left “Dr. Who,” did you? The time lord and his trusty Tardis return Saturday night on BBCAmerica. And if you’ve seen the documentary “Grey Gardens,” you’ll likely never forget the bizarre story of Big Edie and Little Edie Beale – now on stage as a musical in Seattle. More stuff you might want to remember to make time for:
Seminal grunge group Mudhoney — the band practically everyone in Seattle thought would be the first to break out nationally — celebrates its 25th anniversary with a ninth album, “Vanishing Point” (Sub Pop), a few days before its official April 2 release date. “I’m comin’ back!” promises Steve Turner on the album trailer, and he sounds like he means it. 8 p.m. Saturday, Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., Seattle; $15 advance (www.neumos.com).
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
Detroit rocker Bob Seger, 67, has talked about eventually winding down his career, but according to early reviews of his Rock and Roll Never Forgets Tour, he hasn’t slowed down much. Known for the driving hits “Turn the Page” and “Old Time Rock and Roll,” the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will be joined for his Northwest concert by ex-Eagle Joe Walsh. 8 p.m. Friday at the Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D St., Tacoma; $40-$115 (www.ticketmaster.com).
This colorful, imaginative animated feature – featuring the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener and Ryan Reynolds – follows a Stone Age family forced to leave their cave and venture into the unknown. Now showing at several theaters. For Tom Keogh’s three-star review, go to www.seattletimes.com/movies.
NBC’s vocal competition is back for a spring edition, along with new judges Shakira and Usher in those twirling chairs. Season premiere 8 p.m. Monday.
Saturday night on BBC America
BBC America has a full night of premieres to keep you home on Saturday night. New episode of “Doctor Who” at 5 p.m. plus the new series “Orphan Black” at 6 p.m. and then the return of Chris Hardwick’s “Nerdist.”
FOOD & DRINK
Reverend Nat’s Cider
Sample complimentary hard cider from Reverend Nat’s Cider and chat with its cider maker, Nat West, from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Noble Fir, 5316 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle; (thenoblefir.com).
Washington Cask Beer Festival
One of the biggest beer events of the year is here. About 40 breweries will be showing off their special cask brews at the Washington Cask Beer Festival at two sessions on Saturday: noon-4 p.m. or 6-10 p.m. at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 305 Harrison St., Seattle; $40-$45 (www.washingtonbrewersguild.org).
Zoo animals want Easter treats, too! Come watch gorillas, elephants, grizzlies and more nibble on special Easter baskets lined with flowers, berries and other snacks, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; egg hunts for kids up to age 3, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the picnic shelter near the North Meadow; for ages 3-5 and ages 6-8 on the half-hour, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; included with zoo admission, $8.75-$12.75, ages 2 and younger free (www.zoo.org).
The author of the entertaining “Flower Confidential” is back with a new book about “the marriage of botany and booze.” Hear her discuss the botany behind alcoholic drinks in “The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks.” 7 p.m. Thursday, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (www.thirdplacebooks.com ).
The story of Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale and her daughter, formerly well-to-do relations of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy who were found living in a decrepit mansion among cats and garbage, is now on stage in a coproduction of ACT and 5th Avenue theaters. Patti Cohenour and Suzy Hunt star as the Beales. Extended through June 2, ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle; (www.acttheatre.org or www.5thavenue.org).
‘The Whipping Man’
Taproot Theatre stages the Seattle premiere of Matthew Lopez’s play about a Jewish Confederate soldier who returns home to share an unusual Passover with former slaves. Recommended for ages 16 and up. Friday-April 27, 204 N. 85th St., Seattle; $15-$34 (www.taproottheatre.org).
The annual extravaganza of music/comedy/burlesque/acrobatics and more returns to Seattle’s Broadway Performance Hall and Hale’s Palladium through April 14. Single tickets $10-$25, $75 day pass; (www.brownpapertickets.com ). For the full lineup of acts, go to www.moisturefestival.org .
Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Guest conductor Andrey Boreyko, music director of the National Orchestra of Belgium, will lead the SSO in a program of “water music” — not a reference to Handel’s piece, but to a theme: Liadov’s “The Enchanted Lake”; Giya Kancheli’s “Styx” (with guest violist Maxim Rysanov); and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade,” with its tale of Sinbad and his ship. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 8 p.m. Saturday, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $19-$112 (www.seattlesymphony.org).
“Whether or not these faces are portraits, they all have expressive presence, and that’s the point,” says Prographica gallery director Norman Lundin of “Faces,” the group show now at the gallery. Participating artists include Carol Adelman, David Brody and Kimberly Trowbridge. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays through April 20, 3419 E. Denny Way, Seattle (206-322-3851 or www.prographicadrawings.com).
September 14, 2011 at 3:10 PM
A definite perk of being an arts journalist: spending a Wednesday lunch hour watching the Seattle Symphony rehearse “An American in Paris” for Saturday’s season-opening concert, and listening to new SSO music director Ludovic Morlot share his everybody-is-welcome philosophy regarding the orchestra (and classical music in general). Saturday evening’s program certainly reflects a range of styles — along with Gershwin, you’ll hear Ravel’s “Bolero,” some Beethoven and an electrifying cello piece by Gulda, to be performed by cellist Joshua Roman.
And don’t forget the symphony’s Free Day of Music, from noon-6 p.m. Sunday at Benaroya Hall. It’s a good time for families to pick up tickets for the new Family Connections program, which lets kids ages 8-18 attend Wyckoff Masterworks Season concerts for free.
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