The hapless schlock 'n' roll singer played by Stephen Lynch in the 5th Avenue Theatre's Broadway-bound production of The Wedding Singer is just one of the outsized characters populating Seattle's cultural landscape this season. There are the gloriously purple Dame Edna, bringing her new stage show to the Moore Theatre; visionary architect Maya Lin, appearing at the Henry Art Gallery; raunchy comic Dave Chappelle, starring in his own movie, and many others. Inside, you'll find our selective, opinionated guide to the people, shows, movies, and exhibits over the coming three months that we think are going to rock, shock—and, yes, schlock—your world.
Stephen Lynch, The Wedding Singer
Visionary architect, Maya Lin
Clown prince, Hacki Ginda
The grand Dame Edna
Legendary sleuth, Arthur Conan Doyle
Raunchy comic, Dave Chappelle