WED
JUL 9, 2014


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‘Magnolia’

Why: Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia is a completely insane movie, an overstuffed ensemble of dying old men and child prodigies and biblical plagues and Tom Cruise’s best performance ever. One of the greatest casts of American actors plays a bizarre assemblage of lonely people—“I really do have love to give,” former Quiz Kid Donnie Smith (William H. Macy) moans through a bloody mouth of broken teeth, “I just don’t know where to put it!”—desperately in need of a deus ex machina. And boy, do they ever get one. Magnolia isn’t always a good film, but it is an American classic. (SIFF Film Center, Seattle Center, siff.net, 7 pm, $12)

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THU
JUL 10, 2014


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‘transit in half-light’

Why: To create this haunting/haunted installation spanning three rooms, the artist-team of Lead Pencil Studio dredged the basement of the Wing Luke Museum. They arranged a dreamlike landscape of everyday objects from the historical collection (brooms, flags, travel trunks, picture frames, mirrors), intermixing their sculptural totems of the passage between Asia and the United States—a great white whale with celadon shipping containers on its back, a life-size ship’s ticket office made of lumber stacked as it was at water’s edge in old Ballard. People and things can bob on waves forever. (Wing Luke Museum, 719 S King St, wingluke.org, 10 am–5 pm, $12.95, through July 20)

FRI
JUL 11, 2014


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‘The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay’

Why: Fourteen years ago, the world met Michael Chabon’s Kavalier & Clay, a sprawling novel about two Jewish cousins in 1940—one a nervous New Yorker, the other a magician who fled Nazi-occupied Prague—and their rise to comic-book glory. The novel became a kind of Moby-Dick for the McSweeney’s generation with its explorations of WWII, comics culture, Jewish mysticism, magic, vaudeville, and a wide variety of romantic misadventures. Book-It has adapted this beast into a five-hour play that makes for a rock-solid, consistently entertaining evening. (Center Theatre, Seattle Center Armory, book-it.org, 6 pm, $23–$48, through July 13)

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SAT
JUL 12, 2014


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Light in the Attic Summer Spectacular

Why: World-class reissue label Light in the Attic moved into a large warehouse last year, which can double as a live venue. Now it presents the inaugural Summer Spectacular. The lineup features Black Angels singer Alex Maas playing solo, badass pianist Overton Berry tickling out soul-jazz gems, soul-pop farm-boy phenoms Donnie and Joe Emerson, and ex–Saturday Knights member DJ Suspence spinning hot cuts between performances. Also, Sub Pop, Beats and Bohos, and others will peddle records, and there’ll be much food for the hungry. (LITA warehouse, 913 NW 50th St, lightintheattic.net, 3 pm, free, all ages)



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Buckminster Fuller’s Birthday Bash

Why: Where better to celebrate the 119th birthday of noted American genius/misfit/geodesic-dome-fetishist Buckminster Fuller than at Ada’s Technical Books? Many of Fuller’s ideas may never have hit the mainstream—I want my Dymaxion house, damnit—but you’ve got to appreciate his tireless originality. (Fuller was years ahead of his time with his passion for environmentalism, but even the ideas that didn’t catch on, like his attempts to rebrand the word “weaponry” as “killingry,” had their charm.) Local expert Steven Sieden will discuss Fuller’s science-fiction reality and explain why the world needs more Bucky. (Ada’s Technical Books, 425 15th Ave E, seattletechnicalbooks.com, 7 pm, free)

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JUL 13, 2014


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Dragon Fest $2 Food Walk

Why: Part of the International District’s annual Dragon Fest—which is sponsored by McDonald’s, ironically enough—the $2 Food Walk has, yes, $2 food from nearly 40 restaurants (none of which are McDonald’s). Tamarind Tree, Fuji Bakery, Kaname Izakaya, and Hue Ky Mi Gia are a few good places on the list, and food trucks will also take part (including Ezell’s, in case you still need some fried chicken). Annnnd, if you’d like to drink beer inside a special white-picket pen, two Official Kirin Ichiban Japanese Beer Gardens are there for you. You’ll be lovin’ it. (International District, seattledragonfest.com, noon–6 pm; also Sat July 12, noon–8 pm)

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JUL 14, 2014


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Grapefruit Hefeweizen

Why: “Do you want a taste first? It’s really sweet.” These words came from a Lost Lake server when I expressed interest in Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Hefeweizen, a half-beer/half-juice concoction out of Frankfurt and one of Lost Lake’s new seasonal drafts. What followed was amazing, with the salty vibe of the beer bouncing off the citrus spike of the juice to create something swoonworthy. It’s nothing to get drunk on—one pint will fill you up like a boozy smoothie—but oh my God, it’s delicious. (Lost Lake, 1505 10th Ave, lostlakecafe.com, open 24 hours)

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TUE
JUL 15, 2014


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The Abigails

Why: The Abigails play debauched outlaw country music born of a satanical wanderlust. Deep-voiced, leather-jacket-wearing frontman Warren Thomas sings songs about love and despair—typical for the genre—but he sings them with a darkly demonic deadpan, elevating them to a glorious and almost gothic doom. The band might also be best described by a line they wrote themselves: “There’s a hootenanny in Bummerville, and we’re leavin’ with the Fear.” Sometimes listening to the darkness makes you feel lighter. (Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave NW, tractortavern.com, 9 pm, $8, 21+)

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