This week, Akio Takamori's Apology/Remorse series of drawings and sculptures of men apologizing will open at James Harris Gallery. Last November, Jen Graves profiled Takamori, who died of cancer in January. Jen Graves

This week, our arts and culture critics have picked the best events in every genre, and we've compiled them below—everything from the live recording of Sherman Alexie and Jess Walter's podcast A Tiny Sense of Accomplishment to the Noir City film festival to three events (at Fisher Pavilion, the Wing Luke Museum, and MOHAI) that will commemorate the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans. For even more options (including last-minute Valentine's Day events and our music critics' picks for this week) check out our complete Things To Do calendar.


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MONDAY

FILM

Collide-O-Scope
Created and hosted by Michael Anderson and Shane Wahlund, Collide-O-Scope is the cavalcade of curated video delights that takes over Re-bar twice a month. The show keeps getting better, with thematic suites, hallucinatory repetition, and inspired guests. Perennial bonuses: free popcorn and Red Vines, and multiple prizes waiting to be won via drawings throughout the show. February's theme is "Stoopid Cupid," and they write, "Won't you all please be our Valentines and we shall enjoy a candlelit evening of wondrous bad music videos, mysterious montage, sexy bloopers and so many other earthly delights of the flesh?"

:| DEPTHS |: February Edition
It’s hard to find a film more solidly in DEPTHS’ founder Andrew Crawshaw’s wheelhouse than the American/British dystopian sci-fi classic Phase IV. The movie’s premise involves a mysterious cosmic occurrence that causes ants in an Arizona city to speedily evolve and form a hive mind. Most humans flee the area, leaving a team of scientists to engage the ants in a life-and-death battle. Known for his malevolent analog-synth compositions as Meridian Arc, Crawshaw will be joined for this live soundtrack performance by Fungal Abyss/Lesbian drummer Benjamin Thomas-Kennedy (who also performs as blouse[usa]) and others. The great original soundtrack abounds with chilling and desolate electronic drones. DAVE SEGAL

PERFORMANCE

A Date With John Waters
We once wrote this about legendary cult director John Waters' Pink Flamingos: "The original 1972 tagline hyped the film as 'An Exercise in Poor Taste.' In fact, Pink Flamingos is the Olympics of poor taste. This stunningly perverse camp classic—in which a family of Baltimore lowlifes vie for the title of "Filthiest People Alive"—is packed with brilliant acting (by Divine), terrible acting (by everyone else), and something to horrify everyone." Just in time for Valentine's Day, he'll come to Seattle to woo the Neptune's audience with who knows what. The VIP ticket lets you meet him after the show.

MONDAY-FRIDAY

ART

Aftermash: Local Artists on African American Experience
To celebrate Black History Month, Shoreline City Hall will host a multimedia exhibit (portraiture, conceptual installation art, photography, painting, video, and sculpture) that will explore "a wide range of African American experience" through the work of Yadesa Bojia, Vincent Keele, Christen Mattix, Fiona McCargo, Kemba Opio, Brandon Roach, and Woron Ta Tele.

MONDAY-SATURDAY

PERFORMANCE

Proof
Strawshop honcho Greg Carter directs Proof, David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize– and Tony Award–winning play about Catherine, the daughter of a late University of Chicago professor and mathematical wizard of prime numbers. Catherine is a math genius herself, and she worries she's inherited her father's mental illness along with his smarts. Invariably, one of Seattle's theaters produces this contemporary classic each year, but Carter's sure to pull out the political fire burning just beneath the play's surface. RICH SMITH
There are no performances on Tuesday or Wednesday.

MONDAY-SUNDAY

FOOD & DRINK

#SeattleBurgerMonth: Will You Survive?
Lil Woody's regular menu is extravagant enough: you can always order a Painted Hills beef burger slathered in bleu cheese and pickled figs or topped with two fried eggs and bacon. In February, the cheap burger joint is adding chef specials from local stars. Monday is your last chance to try Zoi Antonitsas' Ras El Hanout Fried Oyster Roll; then, starting on Tuesday, you can try Aaron Willis' (Ciudad) Merguez Sausage Burger, featuring roasted garlic chimichurri aioli, a piperade of sun-dried tomatoes and piquillo peppers, arugula, Ciudad in-house spiced Lamb sausage link, and Painted Hills grass-fed beef.

TUESDAY

FOOD & DRINK

Valentine's Day Dinner at Cafe Pettirosso
Cafe Pettirosso is offering a prix fixe dinner for the rest of us at an affordable $45 before the wine/cocktail pairing. Their food is dependably good; they've got meat, seafood, and vegan options; and they offer an ample selection of froofily romantic pastry. If your date doesn't do foie gras, bring them here, get them some savory vegan beignets, and cap it off with a chocolate-crusted cookie that says "Eat me!" Maybe they will. TOBIAS COUGHLIN-BOGUE

Valentine's Day Dinner at RN74
Perhaps you've done something so cosmically heinous that the only way to even get your partner on speaking terms with you again is to plan a once-in-a-lifetime type of Valentine's Day meal. We're talking Herbfarm, Canlis, Inn at Langley, etc. RN74, Michael Mina's house of haute Burgundian cuisine, is offering the type of opulent prix fixe meal that really says, "I am trying to buy back your love with champagne and rich foodstuffs." The $105 affair is offered with a $55 champagne pairing, a $75 wine pairing, and the option to add foie gras or shaved black truffle to several dishes for a not insignificant upcharge. It's perfectly customizable to the severity of your transgression. Worst case, you shell out a month's rent and still end up on the couch. But at least you'll have dined on oysters, black-truffle-laden Maine lobster ravioli, confit arctic char, and double duck—a crown roast of duck topped with the optional foie gras. There are worse ways to induce a life-problem-effacing food coma. TOBIAS COUGHLIN-BOGUE

PERFORMANCE

As You Wish
Seattle Experimental Theater's improvised take on the delightful and hilarious movie The Princess Bride will be directed by Paul Levy, and will hopefully feature some entertaining Rodents of Unusual Size and comical full-body rolls. On February 14th, they'll offer a special Valentine's Day performance ($31 per person) with chocolates.

J'Adore!: A Burlesque Valentine
Enjoy a sugary sweet Valentine's Day burlesque performance from the Atomic Bombshells with special host Ben DeLaCreme.

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY

PERFORMANCE

Waning
In Waning, the main character, Luna, is a teenager, a black woman, queer—and now, pregnant. Written by Kamaria Hallums-Harris, directed by Sadiqua Iman, and co-produced with Earth Pearl Collective.

TUESDAY-SATURDAY

ART

Jacob Lawrence: The Legend of John Brown + Other Works
To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of renowned artist (and UW professor) Jacob Lawrence's birth, venues all over the city are hosting special exhibits of his work, including The Migration Series at SAM and Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis at The Henry. So it's only appropriate that the gallery named after Jacob Lawrence should highlight his artwork as well. This exhibit will feature Lawrence's serigraphs, lithographs, and etchings, including Artist in Studio, Man on Scaffold, selections from The Builder's Suite, and the 22-part series The Legend of John Brown (about the abolitionist who supported a violent uprising against slavery). On Wednesday, there will be a gallery talk with Royal Alley-Barnes.

Juventino Aranda: Weed the Lawn and Feed the Roses
This is Walla Walla artist Juventino Aranda's first solo exhibition at Greg Kucera Gallery, and it's well-deserved and exciting for the gallery. Aranda was included in Tacoma Art Museum's NW Art Now in 2016, in Out of Sight at King Street Station, and in the electric What You See Is What You Sweat exhibition at CoCA during Seattle Art Fair. He makes sculptural installations, paintings, textiles, and videos that are pointed embodiments of his experiences as a Latino man in a blinkered white culture. In one video, he spent a protracted time snipping blades of grass with handheld scissors, performing a laborious task with pride and precision. In large wall textiles, he takes discarded yardage from the Pendleton mills, where manufactured blankets mimic indigenous trade items from the Southwest and Mexico, and paints fields of color on them so they resemble the high art of Mark Rothko's color fields. With titles like When All You Have Left Are Limes, Make Margaritas, Nod and Smile and Old and Faithful Since 1848 (Yellowstone), the pieces contrast his family's hard history of migrant work with the grandiosity and sublimity of art and landscape. They reject the presumption that we all share the same Northwest. JEN GRAVES
This exhibit closes on Saturday.

Michael Knutson: Symmetrical Fields
Symmetrical Fields is a series of colorful, overlapping images of geometric shapes by Michael Knutson—a terrific, devoted abstractionist and regular of the gallery over the years.
This exhibit closes on Saturday.

TUESDAY-SUNDAY

PERFORMANCE

French Kiss
French Kiss is a sexy production that features dancers performing original choreography by Fae Pink, elaborate sets and projections, and themed food and cocktails.

A Moveable Feast
Café Nordo and Book-It will team up to bring you A Moveable Feast, a show based on Ernest Hemingway's memoir about living as a struggling writer in 1920s Paris—paired with a four-course meal and signature cocktail. Conceived by Jane Jones and Judd Parkin, adapted by Judd Parkin, and directed by Jane Jones.
Tickets are sold out online, but there may be last-minute availability.

The Pajama Game
Check out director Bill Berry's production of 1954 musical The Pajama Game for dazzling dances in a signature Fosse style, and hit numbers from Broadway's Golden Age.

Well
Well by Lisa Kron (who adapted the Broadway hit Fun Home) is a fourth-wall-busting comedic play that deals with family, maternal relationships, and ideas of "illness" and "wellness."

WEDNESDAY

READINGS & TALKS

A Conversation with the Parents of Trayvon Martin: Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin
Trayvon Martin would have turned 22 last week. RICH SMITH
Tickets are sold out online.

History Cafe: Executive Order 9066
Every month, MOHAI, HistoryLink, and the Seattle Public Library present History Café, where you can hear stories about Seattle's history in a casual group setting. This month, Tom Ikeda—founding executive director of the Densho Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to documenting the oral histories of Japanese Americans—will discuss how the signing of Executive Order 9066 75 years ago impacted Seattle-area people who were imprisoned "for the sole 'crime' of their Japanese ancestry." MOHAI adds that, "In light of the current political environment, Ikeda touches upon World War II incarceration and what Japanese Americans are doing to ensure the injustices they suffered in the past are never repeated."

New Hurdles, Same Territory: How History Can Guide the Future of Education
How is the education system faring as a "great equalizer"? According to UW Professor Joy Williamson-Lott... it isn't. The depressing fact it that "each time communities of color have made progress toward equal educational opportunity, a major societal pushback has caused the loss of gains that appeared won." Find out how progress is possible nonetheless.
Tickets are sold out online, but there may be standby tickets.

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY

PERFORMANCE

Bring Down the House
Bring Down the House is a two-part adaptation of William Shakespeare's Henry the VI trilogy, aka the history plays about the War of the Roses, wherein a backstabby personal beef between the House of Lancaster and the House of York grows increasingly backstabby while the country rots around them. (Sound familiar?) Seattle Shakespeare Company has never produced the Henry VI plays before. They've also never collaborated with Rosa Joshi and Kate Wisniewski of upstart crow collective before, a group that produces plays with all-female casts. And I don't think I've ever seen a director employ hyper-dramatic (and hyper-loud) Taiko drums in a Shakespeare play before. All of that seems like reason enough to go. Plus, any time Keiko Green is in something, it's probably worth a look. RICH SMITH

ART

Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series
Last year around this time, I was so excited about the Museum of Modern Art's exhibition of all 60 of Jacob Lawrence's paintings of the Great Migration that I wrote about it, even though I couldn't get there to see the art in person. But now all 60 panels—all 60 panels!—are coming to Seattle Art Museum. This is the first time they've been seen all together on the West Coast in two decades. Lawrence lived the last years of his life in Seattle, teaching at the University of Washington, so the venue makes good sense. At MoMA, it was the first time in two decades they'd been seen together on the East Coast. It nearly takes an act of heaven itself for it to happen, since half of the series is held at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, and the other half at MoMA. MoMA's iteration included works of poetry, music, and photography, to place the 23-year-old Lawrence, whose own parents fled north, in the creative context of his peers. The exhibition was appealing and in-depth, unlike the all-too-often "uniformly flat-footed and sentimentalist uses of Jacob Lawrence,” described by Darby English. JEN GRAVES

THURSDAY

READINGS & TALKS

Laurie Frankel and Sarah Domet
Laurie Frankel will speak about her new novel, This Is How It Always Is, which, as Rich Smith wrote in January, "explores the trials, tribulations, questions, and unbridled delights that come along with raising a trans child." Sarah Domet will talk about her debut, The Guineveres, which follows four girls (each named Guinevere) abandoned at a convent.

FILM

Torrey Pines with Live Score
If you missed it before, don't make the same mistake again: Torrey Pines by Seattle's own Clyde Petersen "is a handmade film that will make you feel wholeheartedly awesome," according to Jen Graves. It's a stop-motion magnum opus, using colorful cut-out figures, about a cross-country childhood trip with his schizophrenic mother. Hear it with a live score by Puget Sound visiting artists.

Viva Italia! Italian Film from Neorealism to Fellini
Revisit the greatest works of mid-century Italian cinema with works by Monicelli, Rossellini, Fellini, and other masters of postwar Neorealism and the more stylized movements that followed. This week, watch I Knew Her Well, a "seriocomic gem of Swinging-Sixties Italy" about a young woman (Stefania Sandrelli) who comes to Rome with dreams of being a movie star.

Walter Murch and Lawrence Weschler
Lawrence Weschler is a wonder junkie. He is an awe aficionado. He was a staff writer at the New Yorker for more than 20 years, and he has been writing books about artists, scientists, and eccentrics for decades. The subject of his latest, Waves Passing in the Night, is the famous film and sound engineer Walter Murch, who has a side hobby: deciphering patterns in the universe. CHRISTOPHER FRIZZELLE

COMEDY

Deport THIS!
Immigrant comedians will elicit some aching laughs with stories of their experiences in cultural limbo, "split between two passports." Hosted by Clara Pluton and presenting Arijana Ramic, Aisha Farhoud, Ellen Go Acuario, Abraham Tadesse, and Dewa Dorje. Some proceeds will be sent to the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.
Presale tickets are sold out online, but there will be tickets at the door.

FOOD & DRINK

Guest Chef Night
FareStart is a fantastic organization that empowers disadvantaged and homeless men and women by training them for work in the restaurant industry. This week, Chef Wayne Johnson of FareStart (and formerly Ray's Boathouse and Andaluca) will cook a Lunar New Year-inspired menu.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

ART

Akio Takamori: Apology/Remorse
Akio Takamori died of cancer in January. As Jen Graves mentioned in a recent profile, in November Takamori's doctor told him that the chemo wasn't working and that his cancer was untreatable. The Japanese-born artist exhibited all over the world, but he kept his studio in Seattle. He'd been a professor of art at the University of Washington since 1993, and had received numerous national awards for his work. This final exhibit features drawings and sculptures of men apologizing, that are informed by both the Donald Trump era and Takamori's own battle with cancer. About the show, Jen Graves wrote: "The idea for Apology came when Takamori was reading a New York Times in his Seattle home and saw, on the front page, a photograph of a Japanese man apologizing. Captivated, he searched the web for more pictures of apologizing men, Western and Eastern. He found Japanese car-company CEOs, who often bowed, and whom photographers seemed to enjoy portraying at strange angles. He clipped those out, as well as pictures of the historic moment in 1970 when German chancellor Willy Brandt dropped to his knees and clasped his hands in silence before a memorial to the Jewish victims of the Nazis in Warsaw... The Apology series premieres at James Harris Gallery in February, and even as Takamori struggles to stay alive, he's poking at the biggest beehive in the modern world: What do men express when the acts of men, or masculinity itself, are questioned?"
The opening reception is on Thursday.

Efrain Almeida: Trance
For his fifth solo exhibition at James Harris Gallery, Brazilian artist Efrain Almeida has deviated from the carved wooden pieces of his previous shows and instead created life-size, hyper-realistic bronze sculptures of birds, butterflies, and moths. As the title of the exhibit suggests, the sculptures also serve as psychological symbols of in-between states of mind, like trances, which are in between reality and unreality. The opening reception is on Thursday.

John Grade: Middle Fork "Extended"
See sculpture, etchings, and drawings by John Grade, the artist whose enormous reconstruction of an old-growth tree will be installed in Seattle Art Museum's main lobby in February. At 100 feet long, it will soar through the air; here, you'll see his smaller, more delicate works.

Visual Art Selections from the Women's March
The Center on Contemporary Art will exhibit posters from the Women's/Womxn's marches (D.C. and Seattle) in Hear Our Voice. See selections from the protests juried by female and femme artists. At the opening reception, learn screenprinting techniques from Eric Carnell (Fogland Studios) so you can create some activist art of your own.

PERFORMANCE

Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine
Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine sounds a bit like Dante's Inferno—but with a fairy-tale spin and plenty of puppets. Mary must endure nine horrible nightmares to save her soul. Written by Amy Escobar and directed by Eddie DeHais.

Three Americans: Voices of Hope
Director Anita Montgomery brings you performances by three monologuists in an effort to inspire hope and passion for diverse American voices. Every Friday night, there will be a post-program discussion. The plays and actors are The Birds Flew In (by Yussef el Guindi and performed by Annette Toutonghi), Déjà Vu (by Regina Taylor and performed by Cynthia Jones), and a selection from Draw the Circle (by Mashuq Mushtaq Deen and performed by Megan Ahiers).

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

PERFORMANCE

The Cherry Orchard
The Seagull Project and ACT Theatre present Anton Chekhov's last play, The Cherry Orchard, directed by John Langs. The play—a strange mix of humor and tragedy—is about a group of family and friends hiding out in a Russian country estate as the world they know is about to fall apart.

Savage Summer
Amy J Lambert and Markeith Wiley (Rich Smith: "Wiley is funny, light on his feet, and not afraid to bring it down for a moment or to go there or to say that") have a new show about the perversion of the American Dream, inspired by Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. It's part of their "Savage Journey" dance/theater triptych, which began with Strange Medicine in the Deserts.

Sweet T: The Physical Album
Sweet T: The Physical Album is a "performance practice/protest" centered on race, gender, and sexuality, by Dani Tirrell and Jhon Stronks.

ART

Northwest Nature
See visual art that investigates our relationship with nature by artists including Linda Davidson, Elizabeth Gahan, Mary Lamery, Ryan Molenkamp, and Kimberly Trowbridge.
The opening reception is on Thursday.

Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection
This survey exhibit of landscape paintings from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection will span continents and centuries, highlighting work by an eclectic group of artists including Jan Brueghel, Canaletto, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, J.M.W. Turner, Gustav Klimt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Edward Hopper, David Hockney, Gerhard Richter, and Ed Ruscha.
Don't miss the free community celebration and opening reception on Thursday.

Year of Remembrance: Glimpses of a Forever Foreigner
It's been 75 years since Executive Order 9066 was issued, which resulted in more than 100,000 United States residents of Japanese ancestry—most of whom were citizens—being removed from their homes and interned in concentration camps. This disproportionately affected people on the West Coast, and has greatly influenced the Japanese American experience today (especially in the Pacific Northwest). This exhibit will explore that lasting impact (as well as contemporary racism, discrimination, and human rights issues) through poetry by Lawrence Matsuda and artwork by Roger Shimomura. Matsuda's collections have explored the Japanese American experience at length, from A Cold Wind from Idaho to Glimpses of a Forever Foreigner, the second of which featured illustrations by Shimomura, who is known for his Pop Art takes on racism and uncomfortable history. Both Matsuda and Shimomura were imprisoned in the Minidoka, Idaho internment camp—Shimomura was sent there as a small child, and Matsuda was born there.
The opening reception is on Thursday. On Saturday, come for a presentation featuring Lawrence Matsuda and Roger Shimomura.

FILM

Noir City 2017
If you love cinema, then you must love film noir. And if you love film noir, then you must love the Noir City festival, which will feature a number of known and less known movies in this genre that has lots of spiderlike women, lots of long knives, lots of rooms with dark curtains, lots of faces of the fallen, and lots of existential twists and turns. CHARLES MUDEDE

FOOD & DRINK

Sour Beer Blowout
Sour beers like Oude Beersel Lambic, Corvos Kriekus, Motueka Strong Sour (from local Stoup), and a good dozen more will torque your tastebuds at the Pine Box's weekend-long celebration of beery tartness.

FRIDAY

READINGS & TALKS

Literary Series: Angela Flournoy, Megan Kruse, and Phillip B. Williams
Hugo House presents another installment of their Literary Series, which pairs readings and music to reflect a specific theme: this time, "Exile." Look forward to hearing from fiction writer Angela Flournoy (who wrote the celebrated and National Book Award-nominated novel The Turner House), writer Megan Kruse (Call Me Home), poet Phillip B. Williams, and electro-pop duo Crater.

A Tiny Sense of Accomplishment
Sherman Alexie and Jess Walter's podcast A Tiny Sense of Accomplishment took a long hiatus recently—but now they're back, ready to merge readings, storytelling, lively discussion, and funny chit-chat in a digestible nugget of sound. This time, the featured guest is novelist and short story writer Karen Russell (Swamplandia!).

PERFORMANCE

Shlong Song
Woody Shticks, one of the interarts storyteller troupe known as the Libertinis, will put on a frenetic one-man show about "his days inside a Puritan cult" and "his nights inside consenting adults" at the new theater space 18th & Union.

FOOD & DRINK

Brewology
Sip unlimited four-ounce beer pours from Boundary Bay, Elysian, Georgetown, Redhook, Pike, Optimism, and many other local craft breweries, but don't get too tipsy: you'll want to learn all about the brewing process from the beer professionals themselves.
Tickets are sold out online.

International Dumpling Crawl
Discover Chinatown-ID history through local dumplings on a one-mile tour combined with tasty lil' starch pillows. As the Wing Luke Museum explains, dumplings tend to crop up around Lunar New Year in great quantities, as they "represent wealth, looking similar to ancient gold ingots in some Asian Pacific cultures."

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

PERFORMANCE

DUST
Discover new work by up-and-coming Seattle choreographers Daniel Costa (Interposition), Kimberly Holloway (Yessir), Emma Hreljanovic (You May Miss Something), and Ashleigh Miller (Brain Is A Radio (Excerpts)). Each dance combines ambitious concepts (genre deconstruction, resilience, Freudianism, and "psychoacoustic[s]" with modern physicality.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

SPORTS & RECREATION

Smash Putt
This is basically the zenith of fun in a dreary Seattle winter. You get wasted, you play bizarro-world mini golf (including a hole featuring a golf ball cannon), and you generally are reminded how fun works. Last time I went, they even had the Infernal Noise Brigade marching around the venue, sowing chaos. TOBIAS COUGHLIN-BOGUE

SATURDAY

READINGS & TALKS

Elissa Washuta Discusses her Fremont Bridge Residency
Elissa Washuta will discuss the work she wrote in the Northwest tower of the Fremont Bridge last summer as part of the series "Seattle's Fremont and the Centerless Universe." Her book is a creative nonfiction history of the Puget Sound and Seattle's "waterways, bridges, and spirits."

PERFORMANCE

Not Too Late with Elicia Sanchez
The late show with local favorite Elicia Sanchez and "comedian/non-musician" Nick Sahoyah, promises stunts, music, comedy, "musk," and surprises.

Show the Love Launch Party & INTIMAN 2017 Season Announcement
Sara Porkalob is just one in a line-up of local luminaries who will bring their talents to Intiman Theater's show and season opener party. Performances being at 8 pm; afterwards, drink and dance with your favorite thespians and dramaphiles.

FOOD & DRINK

Bake Sale 4 ACLU
Cupcake Royale and Fred Wildlife Refuge aim to raise $2,500 for the ACLU at this event featuring SISTERS, Tilson XOXO, Spirit Award, and special guests. Munch on some mini rainbow cupcakes and take in the tunes.

Edible City Family Day with Festál
Celebrate MOHAI's Edible City at this day-long all-ages festival that promises cooking demonstrations, dance performances, craft activities, and more.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

PERFORMANCE

Chop Shop: Bodies of Work
The 10th anniversary of this contemporary dance festival will feature a retrospective of international artists (including Christina Chan from the New Zealand School of Dance, Donald Sales from Vancouver's Project20, and Alex Ketley from San Francisco's Foundry) from the last decade, plus, as a new addition, Seattle's Mark Haim. On Sunday only, catch a special performance of 2011's hit Trap Door Party by Bellingham Repertory Dance.

Mimosas Cabaret
The great protest art of the Donald Trump era is already happening, with the Mimosas crew choosing a daring show to stage as their latest 30ish-minute musical. They're doing the show Cabaret, a song-and-dance extravaganza set in the days of Hitler's rise to power. The allegories to today are chillingly perfect, from nationalist Nazis singing "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" to the gut-wrenching appearance of the Star of David. For 50 years, Cabaret has been a reflection on the past, but now it's a scream of alarm about the future. You won't just cry at this show, you will sob. MATT BAUME

SUNDAY

READINGS & TALKS

Never Again: Japanese American WWII History and American Muslim Rights Today
A new slogan has been cropping up in protests across the nation: "Never Again Is Now." Never Again: Japanese American WWII History and American Muslim Rights Today means to expand on that catchphrase and explain how 120,000 Japanese Americans were detained during WWII, and why civil rights advocates and Muslim citizens are so concerned that "Never Again" will prove a false promise. On the anniversary of the internment order of 1942, Densho's executive director Tom Ikeda and the Council on American-Islamic Relations' Washington director Arsalan Bukhari will give a joint presentation. They'll speak on history and "what Seattleites can do to prevent harassment and discrimination of American Muslims in their community."

PERFORMANCE

Raisins in a Glass of Milk
The Raisins ensemble will present scenes and monologues in a one-act play about being actors of color. Their goal: "[T]o show that People of Color should finally be seen as a standard, essential part of storytelling as opposed to stereotypes, controversies, and out-of-date statements."

FOOD & DRINK

Feast BBQ + Stoup Brewing
"Meat-centric" Northwest foods will marry Northwest beers when Trove's Chef Rachel Yang teams up with Stoup Brewing.

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