Ray Harryhausen, Trimpin, and Ward Sutton

Fri - Film

Before there was CGI, there was the master of stop-motion animation, here honored with a six-film Ray Harryhausen birthday tribute.Week one begins with Earth vs. the Flying Saucers and The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (pictured). July 1–21. $5–$7.50. Grand Illusion Cinema, 1403 N.E. 50th St., 206-523-3935, www.grandillusioncinema.org.BRIAN MILLER

Sat - Visual Art

German-born artist Trimpin has been making kinetic gizmos combining cutting-edge technology and acoustic instruments in Seattle since 1980. (You may be familiar with his giant guitar sculpture, Roots and Branches, at EMP.) In Phffft, a re-creation of a 1992 work, electronic motion sensors triggered by observers will animate 200 reeds, flutes, whistles, and other instruments. Whheew. A number of Trimpin's scores and sketches will also be on view. July 2–Oct. 2. $6–$8. Henry Art Gallery, UW campus, 206-543-2280, www.henryart.org. ANDREW ENGELSON

Tues - Books

There's no hiding how cartoonist Ward Sutton (a regular SW contributor) feels about Dubya, Cheney, Condi, SUVs, and the war in Iraq. He'll share his venom, and sign your copy of his book Sutton Impact afterward. 7:30 p.m. Tues., July 5. Free. Elliott Bay Book Co., 101 S. Main St., 206-624-6600, www.elliottbaybook.com. BRIAN MILLER

 
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