The Pick List: Florence + The Machine, 70mm Film Festival, First Thursday

The weeks best entertainment options.


Chapter 1 of Joyce’s innovatively absurdist classic Finnegans Wake will be read/performed from memory (you read that right) by Neal Kosaly-Meyer. Chapters 2–5 will follow over the course of the autumn. GAVIN BORCHERT Gallery 1412. $5–$15. 8 p.m. Sat., Sept. 8.

With the Rite of Saturn, Eleusyve Productions says farewell after 17 years of making alluring, inventive, richly theatrical rock operas out of the Rites of Eleusis, mystical rituals written by English occultist Aleister Crowley (1875–1947). GB Black Box Theatre, Edmonds Community College, rites $20–$40. Opens Sept. 7. 7:30 p.m. Thurs.–Sat. Ends Sept. 15.


The Cinerama’s 70mm Film Festival screens the most epic epics, on the only screen in town that can do them justice, Sept. 7–20. To name just a few:

2001: A Space Odyssey (9 p.m. 9/7 & 9/14, 8:45 p.m. 9/20)

The Sound of Music (noon 9/9)

Lawrence of Arabia (5:30 p.m. 9/9, 6:30 p.m. 9/16)

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (noon 9/16).

■ And also Howard the Duck (9 p.m. 9/11). GB See for complete lineup. $15.


The booming power of Florence Welch’s peerless voice cannot be understated. The crazy thing is it’s even more impactful at a Florence + the Machine live show—viscerally hitting listeners in the chest and reverberating throughout the audience’s soul. On the baroque pop band’s new album, High as Hope, the instrumentals are pulled back to give Welch’s pipes even more space to deliver emotional chills. She’s also maximizing her platform to amplify other top female voices, putting together maybe the best top-to-bottom concert lineup of the year by landing ethereal guitar-shredding rock virtuoso St. Vincent and the walking booty-shaking hip-hop dance party that is Lizzo as openers for Florence + the Machine’s tour. SETH SOMMERFELD KeyArena, $36–$240. 7 p.m., Mon., Sept. 10.


Just a few of this month’s First Thursday openings:

■ “We Are One” at Gallery 4Culture gathers Lawrence Pitre’s paintings of Seattle neighborhoods and their inhabitants. (Pictured is his Japanese Internment, 2017.) Plus videos by Emmeri Bock and Ellen Garvens. Opening reception 6 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 6. Ends Sept. 27.

■ All autumn, Stonington Gallery is showing glass art by Native Americans—up first, Dan Friday. Opening reception 6 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 6. Ends Sept. 30.

■ Reclaimed wood is the favored material of Korean-born Seattle artist Eunice Kim; advertising art was the favored inspiration of “the Pop Art nun,” Sister Mary Corita Kent (1918–86), whose silk-screen prints explore themes of progressivism and social justice. See their work at Davidson Galleries. Both open Sept. 6 and end Sept. 29.

■ At Greg Kucera Gallery, “Companion Species Calling Companion Species” showcases Marie Watt’s animal imagery; Claude Zervas’ “Starlings” seems like it would, but they’re abstract paintings on panel. GB Both open Sept. 11 and end Oct. 23.