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

The best entertainment offerings of the week.


“Though fashion isn’t often immediately thought of as a form of protest art,” says wearable-art-maker Kara Mia Fenoglietto, she explores concepts of self and identity and “feelings of anxiety and entrapment” through her designs. Also, Paris-based nonprofit Poster for Tomorrow commissioned work on the theme of human rights from graphic designers around the world. Shift Gallery, shiftgallery.org. Opening reception 5 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 3. Thru Jan. 26.

Witchcraft and technology—especially the histories thereof—are blended in Meghan Elizabeth Trainhor’s mixed-media installations of Witancraeftlic. M. Rosetta Hunger Art Gallery, seattlecentral.edu/artgallery. Jan. 2–31. Artist reception 5 p.m. Wed., Jan. 9.


The name of the 14/48 Festival stands for 14 plays in 48 hours: New ones are written, cast, scored, and staged literally overnight, on an assigned theme, seven on Friday, seven on Saturday, each of two weekends. ACT Theatre, acttheatre.org. $17–$27. 8 & 10:30 p.m. Fri.–Sat. Jan. 4–12.


Vivaldi’s closer to a household name (the ubiquity of his “Four Seasons” as telephone on-hold music has become a comic trope), but his predecessor as a pioneering composer of flamboyant violin music is Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713). You’ll have several chances this week to hear violinist Ingrid Matthews and harpsichordist Henry Lebedinsky sample his violin sonatas:

• 7:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. 4 & Tues., Jan. 8, Naked City Brewery

• 3 p.m. Sun., Jan. 6, Resonance at SOMA Towers, Bellevue

• 8 p.m. Sun., Jan. 6, The Royal Room. pacific musicworks.org


Don’t be a lonely goatherd—join in on something good and sing songs you have sung for a thousand years with the Trapps in a subtitled screening of The Sound of Music. There’s also a costume contest, so get out your white dress with the blue satin sash. 5th Avenue Theatre, 5thavenue.org. $35. 7 p.m. Fri., Jan. 4–Sat., Jan. 5, 1:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 5–Sun., Jan. 6

Check out a collection of shorts from and about the Arab world—from Uzbekistan to Palestine, Canada to Australia—in one packed evening at the Seattle Arabian Nights Festival. Northwest Film Forum, nwfilm forum.org. $7–$12. 4 p.m. Sat., Jan. 5.

In a multimedia lecture, Mississippi Records founder Eric Isaacson “attempts to tell the entire history of recorded music in 90 minutes … a psychedelic and entertaining approach is favored over anything academic.” Northwest Film Forum, nwfilmforum.org. $7–$12. 8 p.m. Sat., Jan. 5.

Subtitled “15 More Movies That Changed the World,” SIFF’s Radical Films 2 class covers classics—some under-heralded—from 1924’s Greed to 2016’s Moonlight. SIFF Film Center, siff.net. $50–$60. 7 p.m. Wednesdays Jan. 9–Feb. 6.


If you can’t get into the Kirkland Performance Center to hear legendary Mexican-American band Los Lobos on Wednesday (because it’s sold out), you can see drummer/guitarist/lyricist/painter Louie Pérez on Saturday, presenting his book Good Morning, Aztlán, a collection of his writings, songs, and visual art. Elliott Bay Book Company, elliottbay book.com. 4 p.m. Sat., Jan. 5.