Robert Rhees Winter Wheat is an exhibition of sculptures made from gourds and metal cages.
Robert Rhee's Winter Wheat is an exhibition of sculptures made from gourds and metal cages. Robert Rhee

The first week of every month brings many excellent events: the silent reading party (happening tonight!), the Moth StorySLAM, and, of course, Pioneer Square's First Thursday Art Walk.

"First Thursday" is Seattle’s oldest (and most centrally located) art walk. Openings abound—many with free wine and appetizers—and it’s a chance to quickly and effortlessly immerse yourself in the world of Pioneer Square galleries. The event also offers some of the best people-watching available in the city, from stuffy yuppies looking to decorate their condo to ultra-hip and grungy youngsters looking to score some free booze. It's a free and easy way to walk, see art, and socialize—and we've made it even easier for you. All of November's openings are now right here on our Things To Do calendar, complete with recommendations from Jen Graves.

This month's highlights: Ben Beres at Davidson Galleries, Barbara Robertson at Gallery4Culture, Robert Rhee at Glass Box Gallery, Roger Shimomura at Greg Kucera Gallery, and Remember to Come Back... at Mariane Ibrahim Gallery.

As always, you can find a full list of all of the art shows going on right now on our Things To Do: Art calendar.