Sean Nelson writes that, if you must pick one film to see at Cinerama's 70mm Film Festival, "the answer is always Lawrence of Arabia—a film that couldn’t be more timely."
It's the last full week of August, so it's time to squeeze in as many events as you can before summer comes to an end. To help you do that, our arts and culture critics have picked the best events happening this week in their areas of expertise—from several food and drink festivals (Sodo Block Party, Belltown Crush, the End of Summer Bash at Charles Smith Wines, and the Banh Mi Fest) to Velocity's Summer Bridge Project, and from the closing week of Out of Sight to the 70mm Film Festival. See them all below, and find even more events on our complete Things To Do calendar.
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War on the Catwalk
In the recap of the Season 9 finale of RuPaul's Drag Race, Chase Burns wrote about Sasha Velour, the winner: "Truly, each of her lip syncs was among the best in all nine seasons of the show. I want to watch them over and over and over again. They are master classes in acting, drag, storytelling, gender... Ugh. But the show couldn't demonstrate Sasha's skills because the show is small and Sasha is big. Or rather, the world is small and Sasha is big. The world wants Sasha to wear a wig, and she comes bald. The world wants beauty, and she gives a unibrow. Sasha continuously showed us that in drag the highest beauty is not the illusion, but what inspires the illusion. It's not about the wig, but the imagination underneath." See Sasha alongside other contestants from Season 9—including Trinity, Shea, Aja, Farrah, and Alexis—as they perform live, in a big way, and strut down the catwalk.