Old Dog, Same Tricks

Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs shows why his style is suited for animation, even if still overbearing.

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

Seattle’s best entertainment events this week.

Illustration by Taylor Dow

Press Pause

Mars is angry, the full Moon is serious, and Venus is moving on.

Illustration by Taylor Dow
Patrons get their game on at Portal. Photo by Chason Gordon

Ready Player Anyone

Ballard’s Portal Virtual Reality Arcade offers escapist gaming and prime people watching.

Patrons get their game on at Portal. Photo by Chason Gordon

Seattle Rep Announces Its 2018–19 Season

The slate includes Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights,’ Mike Daisey, and the Fremont Troll.

Clock In at Clock-Out Lounge

The new Beacon Hill venue/restaurant/bar strives to foster the music scene with a working class vibe.

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
Nick Robinson stars in Love, Simon. 
Photo by Ben Rothstein/Twentieth Century Fox

Simon, Are You Queer?

‘Love, Simon’ plays off ’90s tropes for its simple—but groundbreaking—gay high school story.

Nick Robinson stars in Love, Simon. 
Photo by Ben Rothstein/Twentieth Century Fox
Illustration by Taylor Dow

Slow Burn

Aries season starts with a Mercury retrograde.

Illustration by Taylor Dow
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