Rigoletto is one of the classics, a Verdi opera for the ages, meaning the music is as beautiful as the plot is perverse. The action includes a hunchback, an assassin, a duke, and much "ruining" of virgins. Several of the arias, duets, and quartets are famous. It's a great opera to come back to, or to begin with. Seattle Opera's production is set in... more »
Oh My Goth: A one-night exhibition of hiply hued photography by Lauren Max, rife with youthful fluorescence. May dabble in bubble gum demonology. Free.
(KeyArena) Ladies and gentlemen, you've waited a long time for this: Seattle's own Flannel Royale. In one corner, we have Pearl Jam, playing angsty, deep-feelings garage rock since 1990. Known for their intense live performances and leading man Eddie Vedder's silky hair, PJ can and will make thirtysomethings tear up while yell-singing "Even Flow" a... more » $65.50.
In two programs this fall, the Esoterics perform Britten's entire repertory for a cappella chorus, divided into earthly and sacred. This second half is for heaven.
Free tastes of port and artisan chocolate (including Marou, Dandelion, and Zotter), with a premium port/dessert wine tasting available for a fee (including 1957 Kopke Colheita, 1970 Warres Vintage port, and 1985 Toro Albalá Pedro Ximenez sherry). Free.
(Barboza) Welsh singer/songwriter Cate Le Bon sounds like a sensitive aristocrat on the mic, her voice a distinctive combination of Nico's stolid delivery and umlaut-y vowels and Joni Mitchell's mellifluousness. Le Bon's 2012 album, Cyrk, is a banquet of high-IQ'd rock full of elegant, baroque melodies built to last and sporadic, shockingly great... more » $13.
Montgomery is a prominent local geologist. Forney is a Stranger Genius Award–winning cartoonist. These two people have been artists in residence at Town Hall for the last few months. Tonight, they'll talk about their work, what they've been up to, and where they're going. $5.
Lebo is the author of A Commonplace Book of Pie, a book of poetry that is inspired by different types of pie. At these readings, Lebo will often take requests from the audience: Name a pie and she'll read you a poem for that pie. I've never once seen her stumped by a weird pie, which is pretty impressive. Free.
Featuring Seattle composer/pianist/accordionist Michael Owcharuk.