Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Holidays!

We all want to wish you a Safe, and Happy Holiday Season!
If your in town for the Holidays and looking for some fun things to do and see, check out these events!

Seattle Center Winterfest
The Seafair of winter, this month long celebration includes everything from Ukulele groups with hula dancers, a classic carousel, ice sculpting, choirs and bonfires. The highlight is the ice rink, which is open from Nov. 28 - Jan. 4; Sunday - Thursday, 11am - 8pm, Friday -Saturday, 11am - 10pm.
Nov 28 thru Dec 31
Prices and times vary

A Christmas Carol at ACT Theatre:
Dicken’s classic is back at ACT for its 33rd year. Scrooge will be renewed again. The clock will summon three ghosts, and Tiny Tim Cratchit will utter his famous line!
New this year is Holiday Tea with the Fezziwigs.
Dates: Nov 28 thru Dec 27

Black Nativity at Intiman Theatre:
Intiman Theatre presents Black Nativity. Originally written by Langston Hughes, Black Nativity is the re-telling of the nativity story performed by an entirely black cast, complete with traditional Christmas carols and the birth of Jesus.
Nov 29 thru Dec 27

The Christmas Foundling at Taproot Theatre:
Set in the Sierra foothills during the California Gold Rush, The Christmas Foundling tells the story of a group of rough gold miners who learn the importance of family when their worlds are turned upside down at the appearance of a mysterious baby on their doorstep one Christmas Eve. Filled with traditional folk music and carols, The Christmas Foundling befits Christmas in Seattle. This will be its first production in the Northwest.
Dates: Nov 25 thru Dec 27

Nutcracker by Pacific Northwest Ballet at McCaw Hall:
Christmas is not Christmas without the Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy. Tchaikovsky’s celestial piece summons the magic and mystery of Christmas and brings childlike wonder to any ears. This year Nutcracker celebrates its 25th anniversary and its 1,000th performance with Pacific Northwest Ballet. To anyone who has forgotten how truly marvelous Christmas is: close your eyes and listen.
Dates: Nov 28 thru Dec 30

And don't miss the
Don't miss the Northwest's wildest holiday light display, now in its 21st year! The Zoo comes aglow with more than a half-million lights. Bundle up and stroll the Zoo, enjoying animal visits, holiday shopping and more. Warm up with hot chocolate or a visit to the steamy South Pacific Aquarium.
Where: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
When: 5:00pm Fri 12.25.09 with 9 other show times today thru 1.03.10

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Old, Weird America: Folk Themes in Contemporary Art

If you need to take a break from all your Holiday Shopping be sure to visit:

The Old, Weird America: Folk Themes in Contemporary Art

The Old, Weird America considers a widespread resurgence of folk themes in recent art from the United States. By giving visual form to archetypal stories and characters from the time of European settlement through the 1960s, the artists featured in the exhibition both participate in and reflect upon folklore’s fraught role in the quest for roots, values, and authenticity. Featuring a wide range of media—sculpture, drawing, photography, and video—The Old, Weird America includes artwork by Jeremy Blake, Sam Durant, Barnaby Furnas, Matthew Day Jackson, Brad Kahlhamer, Margaret Kilgallen, Dario Robleto, Allison Smith, Kara Walker, and Charlie White, among others. The exhibition is accompanied by a 162-page fully illustrated catalogue.

The Old, Weird America was organized by the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and has been made possible by the patrons, benefactors, and donors to the Museum’s Major Exhibition Fund. This exhibition has also been made possible by generous support from Union Pacific Foundation and Michael Zilkha.

The show runs thru January 3rd,2010 at the Frye Art Museum