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The Must List: Dangerous Liasons, Eric Idle and John Cleese and South Asian Film Festival

The Must List: Dangerous Liasons, Eric Idle and John Cleese and South Asian Film Festival

What to do this weekend in Seattle
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Comedy legends Eric Idle and John Cleese come to Seattle.

Must Watch
The 11th Seattle South Asian Film Festival
(Through 10/23, times vary) The 11th Avenue annual South Asian Film Festival includes 23 feature films and 22 shorts from nine countries, plus a ground-breaking community symposium centered around film censorship on South Asia and relevant film programs that deal with significant topics such as youth, sexual minorities, and mental health.  

Must See
Dakota Gearhart's Multimedia Installation
(Through 10/31, 6-8 p.m.) Photomedia and installation artist Gearhart is one of the most important visual artists to emerge in Seattle during the past several years. Taking such undistinguished matter as wood, Tyvek, Mylar and yams, she integrates them with video feeds and audio tracks to create work that expresses a poignant sense of emotional and environmental vulnerability. During October’s First Thursday Gallery Walk, she presented this new work produced as part of the Artist in Residence (AIR) Program sponsored by Recology CleanScapes, one of the largest operators of material recovery and organics processing facilities in the western United States. 

Must View
Dangerous Liasons
(10/21-11/20, times vary) Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ steamy epistolary novel about seduction and revenge among Paris aristocrats on the eve of the French Revolution was the subject of a popular 1988 movie. Now it takes dramatic form on the stage and comes to Seattle. 

Must Vibe
Zakir Hussain & Niladri Kumar
(10/23, 5 p.m.) Percussionist and tabla player Zakir Hussain has for decades been a leading figure in the world of classical Indian music, accompanying all of its greatest musicians and dancers in concert. He has also been a key figure in the development of the world music movement. On his current tour, he is joined by sitar master Niladri Kumar. 

Must Walk Silly
John Cleese and Eric Idle
(10/26, 7:30 p.m.) Monty Python's John Cleese and Eric Idle—now both in their 70s—promise "scripted and improvised bits" along with "aquatic juggling" in their sit-down comedy performance, Together Again At Last...For The Very First Time. Laughs are guaranteed from this veteran comic duo, and likely a few winks and nudges, too.