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The holiday folly of Pacific Northwest Ballet rendition of George Balanchine’s ‘The Nutcracker’ returns for its annual run. Photo by Angela Sterling

Pick List: ‘In the Heights,’ Amy Schumer, Neil deGrasse Tyson

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The holiday folly of Pacific Northwest Ballet rendition of George Balanchine’s ‘The Nutcracker’ returns for its annual run. Photo by Angela Sterling
There’s more than a little symbolism packed into the pages and walls of Edgar Arceneaux’s ‘Library of Black Lies.’ Courtesy Henry Art Gallery

Pick List: ‘Library of Black Lies,’ ‘Cage Shuffle,’ Freakout Festival

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There’s more than a little symbolism packed into the pages and walls of Edgar Arceneaux’s ‘Library of Black Lies.’ Courtesy Henry Art Gallery
French dance company Compagnie Käfig brings the lights of ‘Pixel’ to Meany Center. Photo by Laurent Philippe

Pick List: Compagnie Käfig, Brooklyn Rider, Pete Souza

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French dance company Compagnie Käfig brings the lights of ‘Pixel’ to Meany Center. Photo by Laurent Philippe
Pacific Northwest ballet debuts three works — Alexander Ekman’s ‘Cacti’ — during ‘All Premiere.’ Photo by Johan Persson/ArenaPAL

Pick List: Music of Remembrance, Short Run, PNB’s ‘All Premiere’

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Pacific Northwest ballet debuts three works — Alexander Ekman’s ‘Cacti’ — during ‘All Premiere.’ Photo by Johan Persson/ArenaPAL
Martial Arts at the Armory

Martial Arts at the Armory

Seattle Shakespeare’s affectionately traditionalist staging of Shaw’s unsentimental wartime satire, ‘Arms and the Man.’

Martial Arts at the Armory
The Joy Formidable brings its swirling walls of rock sound to Neumos. Photo courtesy The Press House

Pick List: ‘The Turn of the Screw,’ NFFTY, The Joy Formidable & Tancred

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The Joy Formidable brings its swirling walls of rock sound to Neumos. Photo courtesy The Press House
Carol Burnett brings her comedic yarns to Benaroya Hall on Sunday.

Pick List: Carol Burnett, ‘Oslo,’ Sheku Kanneh-Mason

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Carol Burnett brings her comedic yarns to Benaroya Hall on Sunday.
Seattle Opera celebrates Halloween season with the classic ghost story, ‘The Turn of the Screw.’ Photo by Philip Newton

Pick List: ‘The Turn of the Screw,’ Lit Crawl, Stas THEE Boss + Chong the Nomad

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Seattle Opera celebrates Halloween season with the classic ghost story, ‘The Turn of the Screw.’ Photo by Philip Newton
Pick List: Solo: A Festival of Dance, ‘Come From Away,’ Alkaline Trio

Pick List: Solo: A Festival of Dance, ‘Come From Away,’ Alkaline Trio

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Pick List: Solo: A Festival of Dance, ‘Come From Away,’ Alkaline Trio
Ludovic Morlot enters his final season at the helm of Seattle Symphony. Photo by Lisa Marie Mazzucco

Adieu Already for Ludovic Morlot

The Seattle Symphony’s conductor looks ahead at his final season in charge.

Ludovic Morlot enters his final season at the helm of Seattle Symphony. Photo by Lisa Marie Mazzucco
Pick List: Local Sightings Film Festival, Rebel Girls 2, Japanese Breakfast

Pick List: Local Sightings Film Festival, Rebel Girls 2, Japanese Breakfast

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Pick List: Local Sightings Film Festival, Rebel Girls 2, Japanese Breakfast
Rachel Mars chokes the chickens in ‘Our Carnal Hearts’ at On the Boards. Photo by Claire Haigh

Pick List: Seattle Symphony Opener, ‘Our Carnal Hearts,’ Liz Phair

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Rachel Mars chokes the chickens in ‘Our Carnal Hearts’ at On the Boards. Photo by Claire Haigh
Photo via Seattle Opera’s Facebook

Aidan Lang Is Moving On From Seattle Opera

In just five seasons, the company’s third general director ever established intriguing new priorities.

Photo via Seattle Opera’s Facebook
Florence + The Machine brings its ethereal sound to KeyArena. Photo by Lillie Eiger

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

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Florence + The Machine brings its ethereal sound to KeyArena. Photo by Lillie Eiger
Foo FIghters is set to rock Safeco Field over Labor Day weekend. Photo by Brantley Gutierrez

Pick List: Foo Fighters, ‘WW1 America,’ Kim Brooks

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Foo FIghters is set to rock Safeco Field over Labor Day weekend. Photo by Brantley Gutierrez
Mozart Meets #MeToo in The Core Ensemble’s ‘Don Giovanni’

Mozart Meets #MeToo in The Core Ensemble’s ‘Don Giovanni’

An ambitious, imaginative, double-cast production in which one sings, the other doesn’t.

Mozart Meets #MeToo in The Core Ensemble’s ‘Don Giovanni’
The (mostly) reunited Smashing Pumpkins celebrate 30 years of rock at KeyArena. Photo by Olivia Bee

Pick List: PSA, Arts in Nature Festival, Smashing Pumpkins

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The (mostly) reunited Smashing Pumpkins celebrate 30 years of rock at KeyArena. Photo by Olivia Bee
Take a bite outta Jeff Rosenstock. Photo by Hiro Tanaka

Pick List: Jeff Rosenstock, Seattle Tattoo Expo, Sound Vision Film Festival

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Take a bite outta Jeff Rosenstock. Photo by Hiro Tanaka
Simply the Bess

Simply the Bess

Seattle Opera’s ‘Porgy and Bess’ is a must-see production that feels engaged with the cultural conversation.

Simply the Bess
The cast of ‘Bob’s Burgers’ heads to The Moore. Image courtesy Fox.

Pick List: ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ Jenn Champion, ‘Porgy and Bess’

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The cast of ‘Bob’s Burgers’ heads to The Moore. Image courtesy Fox.