Gavin Borchert

<em>Peggy Platt (left) and Lisa Koch send up country kitsch as The Spudds. Photo by Joe Iano </em>

Pick List: Frankie Cosmos, Lindy West, Film Festivals Galore

Seattle’s best entertainment events of the week.

<em>Peggy Platt (left) and Lisa Koch send up country kitsch as The Spudds. Photo by Joe Iano </em>
Ricky, Bubbles, and Julian, Nova Scotia’s cultural ambassadors, class up the Paramount on Thursday. Courtesy swearnet.com

Pick List: Michael Spafford, Trailer Park Boys, Jonathan Evison

Seattle’s best entertainment events this week.

Ricky, Bubbles, and Julian, Nova Scotia’s cultural ambassadors, class up the Paramount on Thursday. Courtesy swearnet.com
John Luther Adams. Courtesy Seattle Symphony

Seattle Symphony’s ‘Become Desert’ Exceeds the Hype

John Luther Adams’ follow-up to ‘Become Ocean’ delivers a stunning surround-sound experience.

John Luther Adams. Courtesy Seattle Symphony

Pick List: Become Desert, Ernest & Célestine, Alice Gosti

Seattle’s best entertainment events this week.

When your face gets stenciled on a wall in Lisbon, you know you’ve made it: John Cleese, in a <em>Fawlty Towers</em> image. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Pick List: Betroffenheit, Burt Bacharach, John Cleese

Seattle’s best entertainment events this week.

When your face gets stenciled on a wall in Lisbon, you know you’ve made it: John Cleese, in a <em>Fawlty Towers</em> image. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

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

Seattle’s best entertainment events this week.

Pick List: Lorde, Jason McCue, Melissa Kagerer

Seattle’s best entertainment events this week.

<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
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
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.

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

This week’s best events.

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

The week’s best events.

Seattle Symphony Gets a Thrilling Taste of Its Future Music Director

There’s reason to be excited after Thomas Dausgaard’s presentation of Brahms.

A scene from the documentary <em>Purple </em><em>Dreams</em>, one of the Children’s Film Festival’s most acclaimed offerings. It screens on Sun., Jan. 28 at 3 p.m.
A scene from the documentary <em>Purple </em><em>Dreams</em>, one of the Children’s Film Festival’s most acclaimed offerings. It screens on Sun., Jan. 28 at 3 p.m.
Isobella Bloom ­plays Zuzanna, one of your guides through the world of <em>Bohemia</em>. Photo by John Cornicello

Bohemia, Straight White Men, and Spontaneous Combustion

The week’s best events.

Isobella Bloom ­plays Zuzanna, one of your guides through the world of <em>Bohemia</em>. Photo by John Cornicello
Tuomas Katajala, Ginger Costa-Jackson, Marina Costa-Jackson, Craig Verm, and Laura Tatulescu (left to right) in <em>Così fan tutte</em>. Photo by Philip Newton

Seattle Opera’s Latest Take on Mozart Trades Cheap Laughs for Real Depth

A lust for cheap laughs leaves the master composer’s depths unplumbed.

Tuomas Katajala, Ginger Costa-Jackson, Marina Costa-Jackson, Craig Verm, and Laura Tatulescu (left to right) in <em>Così fan tutte</em>. Photo by Philip Newton