You love improv! You never know what's going to happen. The performers are magnetic and you feel like you're a part of something special.
Celebrating the great tribulations and accomplishments of African Americans, demonstrating with each Artist's interpretation of the stories that inluenced them. The visual elements conveyed in UnChain Underground range from images of slavery, iconic leaders, social and economic empowerment. This exhibition features the works of Robert L. Horton, Roosevelt Lewis and Chaz Lindsey.
Tomiyuki Sakuta's faces are both intimate and specific portraits of individuals he has met throughout the world as well as a personal exploration of the universal human experiences of doubt and anxiety, play and absurdity. This exhibition will feature over 100 faces produced over the past three years.
A recent graduate of Western Washington University with a BFA in printmaking, Tyna Ontko creates stunning, site-specific installations in which printmaking and hand cut paper work in tandem. Ontko utilizes the multiplicity of printmaking to explore ideas of authenticity and repetition. Individual images combined, create a larger whole in the same way phrases on repeat begin to sound more like music than words.
Hey, what are you into? Awesome! You have 12 minutes to help and get into it, excited, and care about it too. They seek to explore what it is that makes people lock in and take note.
Mozart's multifaceted portrait of an unrepentant Casanova has fascinated audiences since its 1787 premiere. Featuring varied, evocative, and absolutely glorious music from overture to epilogue, a dynamic set of distinctively drawn characters, and a shocking, unforgettable finale, "the Don" stands apart as Mozart's boldest masterpiece.
The eighth annual Ghost Game dessert theatre cabaret - 13 Witches - presents an evening of spooky tales of witches from world folklore and mythology, along with delicious dessert from local bakeries and chocolatiers.
An extravaganza of live music, cabaret, burlesque and video projected sets inspired by Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas. Starring Can Can, Orkestar Zirkonium and many more. The 2014 performance brings many dazzling tricks and treats to the show with all new 3D special effects, choreography, scenic art and much, much more.
An extravaganza of live music, cabaret, burlesque and video-projected sets inspired by Tim Burton's "Nightmare Before Christmas." Starring Can Can's finest dancers, Orkestar Zirkonium, and many more. 2014 brings many dazzling tricks and treats to the show with all new 3D special effects, choreography, scenic art and much, much more.
Watch Visiting Artist Joe Sircourlomb at work in the Hot Shop.
D.L. Hughley is an actor, political commentator and one of the most highly recognized standup comedians on the road today. He is best known as the star of the ABC sitcom "The Hughleys," and as one of the four comedians featured in the mega-hit film The Original Kings of Comedy.
A fictional 1920s duo, literally frozen in time while touring in Antarctica, thaws out nearly a century later to discover their original music has been co-opted throughout the years—and they're not going to stand for it. Wigs will fly as the two perform hits from the likes of Janis Joplin and Gloria Gaynor in the style of Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. It's a vintage cabaret with a twist of drag. Following a sold-out off-Broadway run and an international tour to Australia, Seattle natives Jerick Hoffer and Richard Andriessen bring this bawdy, rowdy musical revue home.
An annual display of unjuried artworks by current volunteers. The participating artists in the Seattle Art Museum Volunteer Show represent just a fraction of the over 530 dedicated volunteers who generously share their time, talents, and enthusiasm with all departments of the museum.
Devastating beauty and heartbreaking tenderness fill Mozart's culminating work. Whether it's your hundredth Requiem or your first, this is music not to be missed. Ask the Artist on Sat Nov 1 in the Grand Lobby following the concert.
Karrin Allyson has spent the last 15 years carving out an impressive career as a singer, songwriter, pianist, composer and bandleader.
This exhibition is about war as seen by the combatants themselves, outside the moments of glory. From well-known artists to unidentified amateurs, all have an equal voice reflected in the powerful images: of recruitment propaganda that brought them to war, the records of the personal moments taken between deadly engagements, and the renderings of the tragic aftermath that saw too few of them return home. This is their story.
In January 2013, filmmaker Laura Poitras received encrypted e-mails from someone identified only as "citizen four" who claimed to have information about covert surveillance programs run by US government agencies. This informant became one of the most divisive figures in modern political history: Edward Snowden.
CitizenFour is a document of tense encounters between subject and filmmaker, unfolding in real-time as Snowden's revelations erupted into an international political mindfield, creating an edge-of-your-seat documentary thriller that unfolds before our eyes.
Over 100 CoCA members responded to the call from all corners of the globe. Responses to the theme, "Who Are You?," went so much deeper than the ubiquitous selfie. From conceptual investigations about the body to explorations of space and alternate universes, our members represent a broad range of artistic voices in diverse mediums including video and sketchbook, up-cycled and re-cycled, paint and even chocolate. Unique contemporary mixed media highlights in the show include an acrylic painting that encases actual fruit flies; a concrete rubble duck infused with gold; dental x-ray viewers that read, "I am Fine;" and twisted tire tread re-shaped into an elegant abstraction. All artists that submitted to the call will have an artwork on view. 3D glasses are encouraged.
Baseball in Washington's black communities has a strong but quiet history. Most people know the segregated history of our national pastime, but few know how the story played out on the baseball fields in Seattle and throughout Washington State. Pitch Black brings that history to light and explores black baseball not just as a popular sporting event, but as a building block and product of the community.
Channeling geodes, flowers, outer space and The Big Bang, Liz Tran's mixed media paintings explore the shapes of nature and the psychedelic colors of her imagination. Created as a form of therapy during Seattle's long, grey winters, Tran's work creates an atmosphere that is brighter, more playful, more colorful and more contentful than the world in which we exist.
Rudyard Kipling's classic tale comes alive in this funny, colorful adaptation by prize-winning playwright Y York. This sweet story of friendship and cooperation takes place in an exotic Indian garden and tells the charming tale of an unusual friendship between an innocent baby mongoose (the hero, Rikki), a vain and bossy bird, and a dear but befuddled muskrat.
In conjunction with the annual Taste of Iceland in Seattle event, the Museum will host the exhibition Odin's Eye. The exhibit seeks to build an inspirational bridge between Americans and Icelanders as artists visually interpret the Norse Mythology.
A cycle of short plays exploring the theatrical and playful evolution of silence and language. This evening of rarely produced short plays includes Act Without Words I and II, Rough for Theatre I and II, and Catastrophe, written for the late Vaclav Havel. 5 by Beckett features the work of Sound Theatre Company member and movement and clown performer, Ken Michels.
With 50 distinctive concerts and events in venues all around the city, The Earshot Jazz Festival swings into its 26th edition.
The festival brings jazz greats from around the world into creative collaboration with area audiences and artists. Earshot also celebrates Seattle's place in the world of jazz with mainstage concerts by our award-winning student ensembles and a strong representation by our renowned resident artists.
Join Larry Reinert and Elaine Mathies for the four-week Beyond Basics series. From Dalarna, we'll cover the magical Boda polska. Discover why this dance is such a favorite, and make its distinctive svikt (up and down motion) your own. Dalarna also brings us the haunting melodies and unique footwork of Orsa polska. Finally, head north for the stately Senpolska från Torp.