White immigrants aren’t the only pioneers in the Northwest, Grit reminds us. Grit is a creative, elegant, theatrical history exhibition that’s fully alive. Crashing avalanches, death by shipwrecks, horrifying racist episodes, survival despite the odds—you can feel all of it close by. There are plenty of ongoing stories. Prai Xiong appears in family photos first as a big-eyed child, then a young bride, then a refugee, and finally she’s the smiling older woman behind a happy avalanche of flowers at Pike Place Market. After you see the show, go meet a modern-day pioneer in the flesh at the market. (Wing Luke Museum, 719 S King St, wingluke.org, 10 am–5 pm, $12.95, through Oct 17)