Students perform their original pieces prior to watching ‘Hamilton’ on March 14, 2018. Photo by Christopher Nelson

Seattle Students Find Empowering Lessons in ‘Hamilton’

High schoolers draw parallels between modern and historic struggles after watching the Broadway hit.

Students perform their original pieces prior to watching ‘Hamilton’ on March 14, 2018. Photo by Christopher Nelson

Full Upstream Music Fest Lineup Revealed

The reunited Jawbreaker joins Miguel, The Flaming Lips, and a myriad of local bands.

Pacific Northwest Ballet will perform Jerome Robbins’ <em>The Concert (or, The Perils of Everybody)</em> as part of its season-opening Jerome Robbins Festival in September. Photo by Angela Sterling

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 2018–19 Season Balances Old Favorites and Premieres

The upcoming slate also feature a Jerome Robbins Festival.

Pacific Northwest Ballet will perform Jerome Robbins’ <em>The Concert (or, The Perils of Everybody)</em> as part of its season-opening Jerome Robbins Festival in September. Photo by Angela Sterling
Illustration by Taylor Dow

Healing Crisis

A feisty Mars and tender Chiron make for a complex new Moon.

Illustration by Taylor Dow

Pick List: Moisture Festival, Seattle Youth Symphony, Nirvana at MoPop

Seattle’s best entertainment events this week.

Photo by Nicola Dove/IFC Films

The Scathing Commie-dy of ‘The Death of Stalin’

Armando Iannucci’s latest film provides razor sharp pseudo-historical satire.

Photo by Nicola Dove/IFC Films
<em>Come From Away</em> kicks off 5th Avenue Theatre’s 2018–19 season. Photo by Matthew Murphy

5th Avenue Theatre Reveals Its 2018–19 Season

Find hope in performances of musical favorites like ‘Annie’ and ‘Come From Away.’

<em>Come From Away</em> kicks off 5th Avenue Theatre’s 2018–19 season. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Pick List: Lorde, Jason McCue, Melissa Kagerer

Seattle’s best entertainment events this week.

Illustration by Taylor Dow

Shapes of Water

Jupiter goes retrograde and Mercury gets weird.

Illustration by Taylor Dow
Stanley Tucci and Addison Timlin get too close in Submission. Courtesy Great Point Media/Paladin

Unlearned Lessons

While Stanley Tucci shines, ‘Submission’ feels uncomfortably pre-#MeToo.

Stanley Tucci and Addison Timlin get too close in Submission. Courtesy Great Point Media/Paladin
Cillian Murphy joins <em>The Party</em>. Courtesy of Roadside Attractions

Don’t Want ‘The Party’ to End

Wickedly witty characters drive Sally Potter’s latest film.

Cillian Murphy joins <em>The Party</em>. Courtesy of Roadside Attractions
Illustration by Taylor Dow

Feel for You

Pisces planets and a full Moon in Virgo stir emotions.

Illustration by Taylor Dow
<em>Klara Glosova honors soccer moms at Linda Hodges Gallery, March 1–31.</em>

Pick List: Bully, Spekulation, Sounders Opener

The week’s best entertainment events.

<em>Klara Glosova honors soccer moms at Linda Hodges Gallery, March 1–31.</em>
Alek Shrader and Daniela Mack as Berlioz’s titular sparring lovers. Photo by Jacob Lucas

The Merry War of ‘Beatrice and Benedict’ Shines Thanks to Clever Doctoring

Seattle Opera goes back to Shakespeare and enriches a slender but sparkling composition.

Alek Shrader and Daniela Mack as Berlioz’s titular sparring lovers. Photo by Jacob Lucas
Illustration by Taylor Dow

Compassion and Care

A Pisces sky emphasizes empathy and Universal love.

Illustration by Taylor Dow
On Monday, Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards turns the Showbox into a arty dance party. Photo by Thilo Parg

Pick List: Tune-Yards, Brown Derby Series, ‘Béatrice et Bénédict’

The week’s best entertainment events.

On Monday, Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards turns the Showbox into a arty dance party. Photo by Thilo Parg
Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

The Trans-cendent ‘A Fantastic Woman’

The brilliant Chilean Oscar nominee actually lets a strong trans person play a lead trans role.

Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
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.

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

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.

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