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Seattle Asian American Film Festival 2019 Picks

Make the most of the cultural cinematic event with these four selections.

 

Britney Barber (center) and Samantha Demboski (left) perform in ‘Empty Orchestra.’ Photo courtesy Jet City Improv

Making It Up As They Go Along

Jet City Improv’s retributive actions towards a former player raise issues of the comedy institution’s staff culture.

 

TacocaT got you a new song for Valentine’s Day. Photo by Helen Moga

TacocaT Returns to Dance With Its Seattle Drag Pals in the “Grains of Salt” Video

The Seattle rock quartet’s new album ‘This Mess Is a Place’ comes out May 3 on Sub Pop.

 

Cherdonna Shinatra has a laugh during ‘<em>Ditch</em>.’ Photo by Jenny May Peterson

Clowning Around at the Frye with Cherdonna Shinatra’s ‘Ditch’

The colorful daily dance performance examines performative femininity and people-pleasing.

Cherdonna Shinatra has a laugh during ‘<em>Ditch</em>.’ Photo by Jenny May Peterson
Brandi Carlile needs more mantel space after taking winning three Grammys on Sunday night.

Seattle Cleans Up at the Grammys

Brandi Carlile, the Seattle Symphony, and Chris Cornell combine to take home six awards.

Brandi Carlile needs more mantel space after taking winning three Grammys on Sunday night.
Susan Lieu performs a version of 140 LBS at Northwest New Works in 2018. Photo by Joe Iano

Susan Lieu Feels The Weight of Death and Beauty

Her one-woman show ‘140 LBS’ confronts her mother’s death via plastic surgery malpractice.

Susan Lieu performs a version of 140 LBS at Northwest New Works in 2018. Photo by Joe Iano
Daniel Bryan flaunts his new eco-friendly WWE Championship. Photo courtesy WWE

Seattle’s Eco-Friendly WWE Champion

Aberdeen native Daniel Bryan once again tops the pro wrestling world, but this time he’s an intriguing environmental bad guy.

Daniel Bryan flaunts his new eco-friendly WWE Championship. Photo courtesy WWE
Pacific Northwest Ballet’s ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ also includes plenty of dancing beauty. Photo by Angela Sterling

Pick List: ‘The Sleeping Beauty,’ Sadie Dupuis, Interpol

The week’s best entertainment events.

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ also includes plenty of dancing beauty. Photo by Angela Sterling
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
At long last, Edgar Martinez’s waiting game is over. Photo by clare_and_ben/Flickr

Edgar Martinez Finally Makes the Hall of Fame

In his last year on the ballot, the Mariner legend and greatest designated hitter of all time gets the Cooperstown call.

At long last, Edgar Martinez’s waiting game is over. Photo by clare_and_ben/Flickr
Federal workers are welcome inside the walls of Benaroya Hall during the government shutdown. Photo by Brandon Patoc
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
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

NHL Commisioner Shares Vision During Seattle Visit

Gary Bettman discussed the new franchise’s name, the city’s hockey infracture, and future All-Star Games.

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

Top 10 Albums of 2018

The best music of the year.

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Seattle Weekly’s 2018 Year in Review

A collection of our favorite and most impactful stories from the past 12 months.

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Angel Blue and Alfred Walker starred in Seattle Opera’s wonderful ‘Porgy and Bess.’ Photo by Philip Newton

2018 Seattle Arts Highlights

Our arts writers reminisce about their favorite moments from the past year.

Angel Blue and Alfred Walker starred in Seattle Opera’s wonderful ‘Porgy and Bess.’ Photo by Philip Newton

Top 10 Seattle Albums of 2018

The best the local music scene had to offer.

Minus the Bear is Ready to Hibernate

After 17 years of influential innovation, the Seattle rock band prepares to say goodbye.