Pickwick’s Galen Disston stars as Drew in 5th Ave’s ‘Rock of Ages.’ Photo by Mark Kitaoka

Pickwick’s Galen Disston Takes the Stage in ‘Rock of Ages’

The local rocker steps outside his comfort zone for 5th Avenue Theatre’s ’80s hair metal jukebox musical.

Pickwick’s Galen Disston stars as Drew in 5th Ave’s ‘Rock of Ages.’ Photo by Mark Kitaoka
Caroline Shaw. Photo by Kait Moreno

Caroline Shaw’s Classical Music Fan Fiction

Seattle Symphony premieres the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer’s postmodern take on Beethoven.

Caroline Shaw. Photo by Kait Moreno
‘Dear Evan Hansen’ takes the Seattle stage for the first time. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Pick List: ‘Dear Evan Hansen,’ Snail Mail, Middleditch & Schwartz

The week’s best entertainment options.

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ takes the Seattle stage for the first time. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly take the stage as Laurel and Hardy. 
Photo by Nick Wall/Sony Pictures Classics

‘Stan & Ollie’ and the Art of Playing Comedic Geniuses

Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly carry the story of legendary duo Laurel and Hardy.

Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly take the stage as Laurel and Hardy. 
Photo by Nick Wall/Sony Pictures Classics
Quadrant and Iris performing at Le Bikini nightclub in France. Photo by Thomas Feugas

Seattle’s First Family of Drum and Bass

Leigh and Karen Caplan (Quadrant and Iris) are key producers in Seattle thriving underground electronic music scene.

Quadrant and Iris performing at Le Bikini nightclub in France. Photo by Thomas Feugas
Federal workers are welcome inside the walls of Benaroya Hall during the government shutdown. Photo by Brandon Patoc

Seattle Symphony and Seattle Opera Offer Free Tickets for Government Workers

You can’t shut down the arts.

Federal workers are welcome inside the walls of Benaroya Hall during the government shutdown. Photo by Brandon Patoc
The interrogation of Parolles serves as one of the comedic highlights in ‘All’s Well That Ends Well.’ Photo by John Ulman

‘All’s Well’ Doesn’t End Well

Despite strong performances and comedic zest, it’s hard to not get hung up on the befuddling ending of Seattle Shakespeare’s latest production.

The interrogation of Parolles serves as one of the comedic highlights in ‘All’s Well That Ends Well.’ Photo by John Ulman
The cast of ‘Bohemia’ returns for more cabaret fantasies at The Triple Door. Photo by Julia Nardin

Pick List: ‘Bohemia,’ Michael Nesmith, Seattle Chamber Music Society Winter Festival

The week’s best entertainment offerings.

The cast of ‘Bohemia’ returns for more cabaret fantasies at The Triple Door. Photo by Julia Nardin
Appropriately, Tacoma Art Museum’s new Benaroya Wing gives a splash of glass 
                                to the building’s facade. Photo by Benjamin Benschneider

Tacoma Art Museum Opens New Benaroya Wing With Dazzling Glass

Stunning glass trees by Debora Moore highlight the addition’s initial offerings.

Appropriately, Tacoma Art Museum’s new Benaroya Wing gives a splash of glass 
                                to the building’s facade. Photo by Benjamin Benschneider
Tomasz Kot and Joanna Kulig simmer as musicians in love in <em>Cold</em> <em>War</em>. Photo by Lukasz Bak

The Warm Musical Romance of ‘Cold War’

The gorgeous Polish tale of love behind the Iron Curtain would be a layup for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in a non-‘Roma’ year.

Tomasz Kot and Joanna Kulig simmer as musicians in love in <em>Cold</em> <em>War</em>. Photo by Lukasz Bak

On Being Trans: J Mase III Creates a Space to Feel Welcome

The Seattle artist hosts a three-day event at Gay City.

Why can’t we all just get along? Lynch, Crocetto, and Rawls in ‘Il trovatore.’ Photo by Jacob Lucas

Seattle Opera’s High C’s Adventure

Turns out a conventional approach is best for Verdi’s notoriously implausible ‘Il trovatore.’

Why can’t we all just get along? Lynch, Crocetto, and Rawls in ‘Il trovatore.’ Photo by Jacob Lucas
Paintings like this one by Jane Kippenhan highlight The Art of Alzheimer’s new exhibition at City Hall. Photo by Julia Beers
Paintings like this one by Jane Kippenhan highlight The Art of Alzheimer’s new exhibition at City Hall. Photo by Julia Beers
Students of the TeenTix Press Corps Intensive bring a youthful prospective while taking in Seattle’s arts scene. Photo courtesy TeenTix

TeenTix Fosters the Next Generation of Arts Critics

Youths are engaging in critical arts thinking via the local nonprofit’s Press Corps Intensive.

Students of the TeenTix Press Corps Intensive bring a youthful prospective while taking in Seattle’s arts scene. Photo courtesy TeenTix
All Star Opera. Photo by Rachel Koll

All Star Opera Embarks on a World Tour of Seattle

The hip-hop/soul band’s second annual tour of the city’s venues with local artists raises money for homeless women and children.

All Star Opera. Photo by Rachel Koll
KiKi Layne (Tish) and Stephan James (Fonny) star in ‘If Beale Street Could Talk.’ Photo by Tatum Mangus/Annapurna Pictures

Meandering Along ‘Beale Street’

Barry Jenkins follows up ‘Moonlight’ with the textured racial mood piece, ‘If Beale Street Could Talk.’

KiKi Layne (Tish) and Stephan James (Fonny) star in ‘If Beale Street Could Talk.’ Photo by Tatum Mangus/Annapurna Pictures
Charlie Parker’s jazz tale gets operatic as part of Seattle Opera’s upcoming season. Photo by Todd Rosenberg Photography

Seattle Opera Announces Its 2019–20 Season

A new jazz opera about a troubled genius highlights the lineup.

Charlie Parker’s jazz tale gets operatic as part of Seattle Opera’s upcoming season. Photo by Todd Rosenberg Photography
Shift Gallery showcases the fashionable wearable art of Kara Mia Fenoglietto.

Pick List: Kara Mia Fenoglietto, 14/48 Festival, Seattle Arabian Nights Festival

The best entertainment offerings of the week.

Shift Gallery showcases the fashionable wearable art of Kara Mia Fenoglietto.
<em>The Rider</em> came out of nowhere to be one of 2018’s best movies. Photo courtesy Sony Pictures Classics

Top 10 Films of 2018

A look back on the cinematic year that was.

<em>The Rider</em> came out of nowhere to be one of 2018’s best movies. Photo courtesy Sony Pictures Classics

Top 10 Albums of 2018

The best music of the year.