Beauty by Tlinglit, Labor Strife Set to Music, and a Cinematic Tour of the Pacific Northwest

The week’s best arts events.

At the Frye, Alison Marks incorporates traditional regalia in commentary on gender issues.

At the Frye, Alison Marks incorporates traditional regalia in commentary on gender issues.

STAGE

Newsies Striking newsboys confront Joseph Pulitzer himself in this 2011 musical (music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and book by Harvey Fierstein) based on a 1992 Disney film that built a cult following for its zap-bam-pow! choreography. Expect something similar in Village Theatre’s production. Village Theatre, 303 Front St. N., Issaquah. $45–$77. Opens Thurs., Nov. 9. Runs Wed.–Sun. plus some Tues., see villagetheatre.org for exact schedule. Ends Dec. 31. (Runs Jan. 5–28 in Everett.)

CLASSICAL, ETC.

Truth Is Up for Grabs A new cycle of eight Pablo Neruda-inspired works for various instrumental ensembles (winds, brass, strings, electric guitar—basically a whole orchestra) by Renaissance woman Amy Denio, a local treasure who’s spent decades pushing Seattle music forward. Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., waywardmusic.org. Suggested donation $5–$25. 8 p.m. Sat., Nov. 11.

VISUAL ART

Alison Marks: “One Gray Hair” This Tlingit multimedia artist (including painting, sculpture, digital collage, and regalia) fuses a traditional aesthetic with untraditional techniques to examine the differences between Tlingit and Western standards of beauty. Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave., fryemuseum.com. Opens Nov. 11. Ends Feb. 4. Opening panel discussion 6 p.m. Fri., Nov. 10.

FILM

Found Footage Festival Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher share the gleanings of their garage-sale/thrift-store search for lost and forgotten VHS tapes—much of it ’80s cheese, from paranoid public-service films to leg-warmer exercise videos. Also expect news bloopers and contributions from David Letterman himself. Central Cinema, 1411 21st Ave., central-cinema.com. $15. 7 & 9:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 11–Sun., Nov. 12.

Elvis, Evergreens, and Umbrellas Location manager and industry vet Dave Drummond presents clips from movies filmed in the Northwest: from It Happened at the World’s Fair to Captain Fantastic with many stops in between. SIFF Film Center, Northwest Rooms, Seattle Center, siff.net. $10–$15. 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. 12.

MUSIC

Mateo Messina’s Epoch Has it been 20 years? The Seattle-born film /TVcomposer (Juno, Superstore) presents his 20th annual concert of original orchestral/choral works to benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital. Anthony Spain conducts the Northwest Symphony, with musical guests Rogue Wave. Benaroya Hall, Third Ave. & Union St., lumaguild.org. $42–$175. 8 p.m. Fri., Nov. 10.

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