Andy Warhol's Flowers, PNB Premieres and Other Weekend Musts

Andy Warhol, "Daisy", ca. 1982. Screen print on Lenox Museum Board, 38 x 38 inches.

Knute Berger at the Space needle
Thursday (11/1) — Seattle magazine editor-at-large Knute Berger is presenting MOHAI’s esteemed Denny Lecture tomorrow night at the Space Needle. The topic du jour? Why, the Space Needle, of course. Learn all about the truly quirkly origins of the Needle, as recounted in Berger’s new book, Space Needle: The Spirit of Seattle, plus, be among the first to hear about new discoveries he’s made since publishing the book.

11/1, 7 p.m. SkyLine Level at the Space Needle. Free for MOHAI members and $10 for the general public. Get tickets at or at the door.

PNB’s All Premiere
Opens Friday (11/2- 11/11)  — Truth in advertising: All Premieres at Pacific Northwest Ballet is an exciting program of world premieres. In addition to a new work by local luminary Mark Morris, the company will take on fresh pieces by PNB company members, including soloist Kiyon Gaines and corps de ballet dancers Margaret Mullin and Andrew Bartee.
11/2–11/11. Times and prices vary. McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St.; 206.441.2424;

New Kimberly Baker Showroom
Saturday (11/3)  — Local jeweler Kimberly Baker, whose work ranges from tough to feminine, trendy to mystical, and has been worn by many a celebrity during her 15 year career, is returning to retail with a brand new space near Green Lake. Get to the opening on Saturday to glimpse Baker's and other’s jewelers wares, as well as some collected vintage pieces.
Store hours: Thursday - Saturday 11-7 beginning November 3. 7214 Linden Ave N;

Andy Warhol’s Flowers for Tacoma
Opens Saturday (11/3-2/10/10) —  In 1982, artist Andy Warhol proposed a giant flower design to top the (still under construction) Tacoma Dome. Thirty years later, his audacious pitch is the inspiration for Tacoma Art Museum’s new exhibit of over 100 pieces by Warhol, including the one he thought would be right at home on the Dome. If you think Warhol’s suggestion is the best idea since repainting the Space Needle Galaxy Gold, join this community group rallying for its realization. p.s. Washington Beer Blog has the scoop on Harmon Brewery's (also in Tacoma) Warhol-inspired IPA.
11/3-2/13/2013. Closed Mon-Tues. Times and prices vary. Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma; 253.272.4258;

5 Food-Friendly Washington Wines
Wine expert Shannon Borg wants to help with your holiday meal planning: by picking out the wine. Her food-themed pairings can help build on flavors of your meal or make the whole endeavor of building a menu seem more fun.

Seattle magazine’s Best New Restaurants 2012
Allison Austin Scheff previews our November cover story, showcasing a bevy of new restaurants and eateries you have to try, including one that isn’t open yet.