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Time Stands Still
Now through 8/24/2014
Keyword: Theatre Region: University District

Widely hailed as one of the best new plays on Broadway, Time Stands Still shares the story of Sarah and James, a photo-journalist and a war correspondent, who have been together for nine years and share a passion for documenting the realities of war. But when injuries force them to return home to New York, the adventurous couple confront the prospect of a more conventional life.

UW Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Theater
3940 Brooklyn Avenue North East
Seattle 98105
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Groucho Returns Visit Seattle Partner!
Now through 8/24/2014
Keyword: Theatre Region: Downtown

Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante portrays legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast-paced 90 minutes of hilarity. The two-act comedy consists of the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs including "Hooray For Captain Spalding," and "Lydia, the Tattooed Lady." The audience becomes part of the show as Ferrante ad-libs his way throughout the performance in grand Groucho style.

ACT Theatre
700 Union Street
Seattle 98101
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Jane Monheit
Now through 8/24/2014
Keyword: Music Region: Downtown

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Jane Monheit and her band for four nights and six shows.

Dimitriou's Jazz Alley
2033 Sixth Avenue
Seattle 98121
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3rd Annual Vintage Motorcycle Show Visit Seattle Partner!
Now through 8/24/2014
Keyword: Festivals & Special Events, Museums Region: Greater Seattle Region: South

Due to the national success of the 2013 Meet, which attracted over 325 unique and unusual vintage motorcycles from the early 1900s through 1980, plans have been made to increase the Haub Family Showfield to accommodate 475 motorcycles. The August 2013 show brought more than 4,000 attendees from 22 states and two Canadian Provinces to Tacoma.

LeMay - America's Car Museum
2702 East D. Street
Tacoma 98421
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Heli
Now through 8/24/2014
Keyword: Film & Media Arts Region: Capitol Hill / Central District

The film selected to represent Mexico for the Best Foreign Picture at the Academy Awards is a melancholic, visceral, unflinching rumination on the brutality of the drug war, and the perseverance of one family that is inadvertently drawn into it.

Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Avenue
Seattle 98122
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Gustavo Martinez Visit Seattle Partner!
Now through 8/28/2014
Keyword: Visual Arts & Galleries Region: Pioneer Square

Gustavo Martinez presents an installation of site-integrated sculpture executed in a broad range of materials - found and otherwise. His proposed exhibition explores the elemental theme of how people around the world have, throughout history, transported and stored water.

Gallery4Culture
101 Prefontaine Place South
Seattle 98104
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The Strange Little Cat
Now through 8/28/2014
Keyword: Film & Media Arts Region: Capitol Hill / Central District

Developed in a workshop with Bela Tarr, and loosely adapted from Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis, Ramon Zürcher's feature debut turns the domestic drama formula inside out by playfully unearthing the everyday rituals of a family of ten in a Berlin flat. An impressive exercise in structural playfulness, Zürcher subverts not only narrative conventions, but the norms of sound design and editing. Drawing comparisons to auteurs ranging from Chantal Ackerman to Jacques Tati to Bresson to Ozu, Zürcher infuses the mundanity of the domestic sphere with comedic touches and sinister flairs.

Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Avenue
Seattle 98122
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19th Annual Photography Exhibition
Now through 8/29/2014
Keyword: Film & Media Arts, Visual Arts & Galleries Region: Capitol Hill / Central District

One of the most anticipated shows in the gallery program! This year's theme is "Documentary" and is juried by Whitney C. Johnson, Director of Photography at The New Yorker.

Photo Center Northwest
900 12th Avenue
Seattle 98122
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Rich Hill Visit Seattle Partner!
Now through 8/29/2014
Keyword: Film & Media Arts Region: Queen Anne / Seattle Center

This Sundance Grand Jury-winning documentary is a look inside the homes and lives of small-town, rural America, where isolated kids confront heart-breaking choices, marginalized parents struggle to survive, and, despite it all, families cling to the promise of equal opportunity and a better life some day.

SIFF Film Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle 98109
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Free Family Tours and Activities
Now through 8/30/2014
Keyword: Tours & Attractions Region: Queen Anne / Seattle Center

Come for a free visit at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa and discover how to act on your own ideas and solutions. Arrive curious. Leave inspired.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center
440 5th Avenue North
Seattle 98109
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Artists of Gallery 110
Now through 8/30/2014
Keyword: Visual Arts & Galleries Region: Pioneer Square

The members of Gallery 110 are contemporary artists whose work ranges in style and media. This month the gallery's setting allows you to reflect your intimate understanding of the artistically diverse and intellectual neighborhood of Pioneer Square.

Gallery 110
110 South Washington Street
Seattle 98104
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Jim Matthew
Now through 8/31/2014
Keyword: Visual Arts & Galleries Region: Queen Anne / Seattle Center

Jim Matthew's second solo show at Fountainhead features his innovative use of photographic transfer and acrylic paint. Using brushes and a syringe to apply the paint, Matthew creates images that are full of contrasting texture and are hybrids of many years of pushing himself to learn something new.

Fountainhead Gallery
625 West McGraw Street
Seattle 98119
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Chihuly's Irish Cylinders Visit Seattle Partner!
Now through 9/1/2014
Keyword: Museums Region: Greater Seattle Region: South

Among the earliest series of Dale Chihuly's work are the little-known, legendary Irish Cylinders, created in 1975 at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, begun on St. Patrick's Day and completed over Thanksgiving weekend. The 44 vessels were made just before Chihuly's devastating auto accident, when he was in England en route to Ireland, a tragedy that left him blind in one eye.

Museum of Glass
1801 Dock Street
Tacoma 98402
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CAUTION! Fragile. Irish Glass: Tradition in Transition Visit Seattle Partner!
Now through 9/1/2014
Keyword: Museums Region: Greater Seattle Region: South

With the closure of Ireland's largest and world famous crystal factory at Kilbarry, Waterford, Irish glass history is at a turning point. This exhibition tells the story of three former Waterford Crystal master craftsmen: Fred Curtis, Eamonn Hartley, and Greg Sullivan, collaborating with glass artist Roisin de Buitlear, as they champion Irish brilliant cutting and engraving as a vehicle for contemporary interpretation.

Museum of Glass
1801 Dock Street
Tacoma 98402
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Block By Block: Inventing Amazing Architecture Visit Seattle Partner!
Now through 9/1/2014
Keyword: Museums Region: Queen Anne / Seattle Center

An exhibition of landmark buildings made from LEGO bricks, EMP Museum is excited to present Block By Block: Inventing Amazing Architecture, organized by the Norton Museum of Art. It features ten landmarks which range from four to nine feet tall, and include Seattle's Space Needle, the Chrysler Building, Hearst Tower, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, Taipei 101 in Taiwan, among others.

EMP Museum
325 Fifth Avenue North
Seattle 98109
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SPY: The Secret World of Espionage Visit Seattle Partner!
Now through 9/1/2014
Keyword: Museums Region: Queen Anne / Seattle Center

Spies from around the globe reveal all in this interactive experience featuring over 200 declassified items from the CIA. This first-ever public exhibition features treasures from the CIA, the FBI and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) as well as the immense private collection of renowned author, intelligence historian and international author of spy technology, H. Keith Melton. Investigate gadgets that hide ciphers and espionage tools. See the fake movie script that was created to rescue diplomats from Iran—the inspiration for the movie Argo. Experience what it's like to be a spy firsthand and test your spy skills with modules and interactive activities for agents of all ages.

Pacific Science Center
200 Second Avenue North
Seattle 98109
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Alaskeros: A Documentary Exhibit on Pioneer Filipino Cannery Workers Visit Seattle Partner!
Now through 9/7/2014
Keyword: Museums Region: International District

Stunning portrait photographs of Filipino American pioneers in the Pacific Northwest pair with their own words to tell the personal story of struggle and success as they toiled in the canneries of Alaska. Photography by John Stamets.

Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
719 South King Street
Seattle 98104
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Glassorama: Environments for Kids Design Glass Visit Seattle Partner!
Now through 9/7/2014
Keyword: Museums Region: Greater Seattle Region: South

Inspired by the success of the creative Kids Design Glass program, Museum of Glass has collaborated with high schools in Pierce County to demonstrate the abilities of young artists through a design competition for students. The contest challenged students to design a three-dimensional environment for a Kids Design Glass creature of their choosing.

Museum of Glass
1801 Dock Street
Tacoma 98402
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Modernism in the Pacific Northwest: The Mythic and the Mystical Visit Seattle Partner!
Now through 9/7/2014
Keyword: Museums Region: Downtown

Few regions of the United States have produced such a distinctive group of artists with such a particular view on the modern world as did the Pacific Northwest in the 1930s and 1940s. The Seattle Art Museum is now the major repository of work by the highly acclaimed, closely connected group of artists, dominated by painters Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Guy Anderson, Kenneth Callahan, Leo Kenney, Paul Horiuchi, and George Tsutakawa and by sculptor Phil McCracken. This exhibition and book will be the museum's first comprehensive overview of this important collection. Curated by Patti Junker, Ann M. Barwick Curator of American Art for the Seattle Art Museum.

Seattle Art Museum
1300 First Avenue
Seattle 98101
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Ken Price: Inside/Outside Visit Seattle Partner!
Now through 9/7/2014
Keyword: Museums Region: University District

The Henry is pleased to present a focused exhibition of works by Ken Price dating from the late 1970s to the mid 1990s from the Henry's permanent collection. Central to the exhibition is Heat Wave, a portfolio of prints developed in conjunction with Black Sparrow Graphic Arts illustrating a compilation of poems by prolific poet and fiction writer Charles Bukowski.

Henry Art Gallery
4100 15th Avenue Northeast
Seattle 98195
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With Hidden Noise Visit Seattle Partner!
Now through 9/7/2014
Keyword: Museums Region: University District

Titled after Marcel Duchamp's readymade of a ball of string held between two brass plates and containing a mysterious sound-making object, With Hidden Noise brings together sound works made from traditional instruments and field recordings, and others masked through electronic processes. The exhibition features pieces by Taylor Deupree and Stephen Vitiello, Jennie C. Jones, Pauline Oliveros, Andrea Parkins, Steve Peters, Steve Roden, and Michael J. Schumacher.

Henry Art Gallery
4100 15th Avenue Northeast
Seattle 98195
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Electro-Dynamic Drawings: Andrew Deutsch and Stephen Vitiello Visit Seattle Partner!
Now through 9/7/2014
Keyword: Museums Region: University District

The Henry premieres four new videos by artists Andrew Deutsch (U.S., born 1968) and Stephen Vitiello (U.S., born 1964). The artists developed these works from sound files exchanged via a series of emails. Using a Sandin image processor and other technologies, Deutsch and Vitiello created their multi-colored, abstract compositions from these files. Deutsch refers to the process as "electro-dynamic drawing." The artists developed these works in homage to the work of Steina Vasulka (Iceland, born 1940), a pioneer of video art whose investigations in the medium continue to influence their work.

Henry Art Gallery
4100 15th Avenue Northeast
Seattle 98195
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Rineke Dijkstra and Thomas Struth: See-ing Visit Seattle Partner!
Now through 9/7/2014
Keyword: Museums Region: University District

This exhibition pairs work by two artists who focus on the essential qualities of photography and video to frame and represent.. Both artists bear witness to the discovery of art by audiences, and double the viewer's own experience in the gallery space, as well as that of seeing what is being seen.

Henry Art Gallery
4100 15th Avenue Northeast
Seattle 98195
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Afros: A Celebration of Natural Hair Visit Seattle Partner!
Now through 9/8/2014
Keyword: Museums Region: Capitol Hill / Central District

Afros: A Celebration of Natural Hair features a captivating array of photographs taken by artist and social documentarian Michael July (Brooklyn, NY). Snapped during the height of New York's simmering afro-chic scene, the photos represent the creme de la creme of the Afro hairstyle worn by people of different shades, ethnicities, nationalities, and ages. Conveying the power, beauty, and glorious nature of the 'Fro each image tells the deeper "hairstory" of each of its models.

Northwest African American Museum
2300 South Massachusetts Street
Seattle 98144
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Capitol Hill Art Walk at Northwest Film Forum
Now through 9/11/2014
Keyword: Film & Media Arts Region: Capitol Hill / Central District

Join Northwest Film Forum during Capitol Hill Art Walk for happy hours, looped film programs, and sometime-special guests and lobby installations! In August, the Seattle Experimental Animation Team presents an interactive lobby installation where audiences can animate strips of sequential drawings by spinning a cylinder device called a zoetrope - join us for a drink to explore more! Zoetropes were popular in the 1800s, and were one of the early forms of animation before the invention of film.

Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Avenue
Seattle 98122
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