Paula Madrigal teaches young Latinx musicians via her Young String Project Outreach. Photo by Ted Zee

Ballard Civic Orchestra Gives Seattle a Latinx Orchestral Voice

Led by immigrant Paula Madrigal’s strong vision, the group reaches audiences both young and old.

 

Pick List: ‘Pepperland,’ Noir City, Fran Lebowitz

The week’s best events.

 

Robert Colescott, <em>George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware: Page from an American History Textbook</em>, 1975, acrylic on canvas, 84 x 108 in. Courtesy Seattle Art Museum, photo by Jean Paul Torno

Re-Presenting Black History in Art

Seattle museums look to foster a conversation with their spring visual art exhibits.

 

Chawick Boseman as Black Panther. Photo courtesy Marvel Studios

Serious Power

Black Panther builds a stunning sci-fi African world, but could use more comic book fun.

Chawick Boseman as Black Panther. Photo courtesy Marvel Studios
Illustration by Taylor Dow

Social Studies

A solar eclipse in Aquarius reveals what’s next.

Illustration by Taylor Dow
Photo Courtesy Chuff Media
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Spring Arts 2018 Critics’ Picks

Plan out your calendar with our selections for the season’s best entertainment events.

Photo Courtesy Chuff Media
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Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Photo by Ani Collier

The Bleeding of Ballet

Technique and transgression fill stages this spring as two styles become one.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Photo by Ani Collier
The family of <em>Hir</em>. Photo by John McLellan

The Sunset of Masculinity

Hir at ArtsWest gives trans voices a stage to dismantle the normative.

The family of <em>Hir</em>. Photo by John McLellan
Evan Flory-Barnes (center) preps for On Loving the Muse and Family with his therapist. Photo by Shasta Bree

Working It Out

Evan Flory-Barnes is finally stepping into the theatrical spotlight. All it took was some therapy.

Evan Flory-Barnes (center) preps for On Loving the Muse and Family with his therapist. Photo by Shasta Bree
Illustration by Taylor Dow

No Sudden Moves

Between two eclipses, we ponder our options.

Illustration by Taylor Dow

Pick List: ‘PYLON III,’ Diet Cig, ‘Susanna’s Secret’

This week’s best events.

Sorry, Not Sorry

Lebanon’s Oscar-nominated The Insult captures the universality of devolving discourse.

Photo by Joan Marcus

A Beginners Guide to ‘Hamilton’

Get ready for the Seattle debut of the smash-hit musical at the Paramount Theatre.

Photo by Joan Marcus

Sasquatch! Music Festival 2018 Lineup Revealed

David Byrne, Tyler, the Creator, Bon Iver, The National, and Modest Mouse headline the Gorge.

Courtesy Barsuk Records

Song Premiere: Hibou’s ‘Black Mirror’-Inspired “Junipero Love”

The Seattle indie pop songwriter gets lost in dreamy sound on a new track from ‘Something Familiar.’

Courtesy Barsuk Records
Scenes from 4Culture’s Creative Justice program, an arts based alternative to incarceration for King County. (Photo courtesy of Creative Justice/Timothy Aguero Photography)

Politics and Art Clash Over 4Culture’s Future

A county ordinance would impose greater oversight on cultural funding agency. But is that necessary?

Scenes from 4Culture’s Creative Justice program, an arts based alternative to incarceration for King County. (Photo courtesy of Creative Justice/Timothy Aguero Photography)
Illustration by Taylor Dow

About Fate

The Leo lunar eclipse Supermoon heightens emotions all week.

Illustration by Taylor Dow

Pick List: Crosscut Festival, ‘Mamma Mia!,’ and First Thursday

The week’s best events.

‘Seattleland’ host Sara Bernard stitches together the city’s stories. Photo by Mark Baumgarten

Welcome to ‘Seattleland’

Producer and host Sara Bernard tells us all about our new podcast.

‘Seattleland’ host Sara Bernard stitches together the city’s stories. Photo by Mark Baumgarten
(Image courtesy <em>Hamilton</em>.)

Get Ready to Play the ‘Hamilton’ Lottery

Don’t throw away your daily shot at scoring $10 seats to see the Broadway sensation.

(Image courtesy <em>Hamilton</em>.)