A Look at 'Question Bridge: Black Males,' the New Video Installation at Photo Center Northwest

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!--paging_filter--p“What do black men have in common?” “Who are you and what is your purpose?” “Do you really feel free?” In emQuestion Bridge: Black Males/em, the new video installation at Photo Center Northwest (PCNW), African-American men pose such questions, and African-American men answer, in straight-on, close-up, unadorned video recordings. Produced by actors Delroy Lindo and Jesse Williams and photographic historian Deborah Willis, and collected over four years from more than 150 black men in cities across America, the 1,500 exchanges add up to a fascinating documentary that blows apart the notion of a monolithic identity. To augment the installation with local perspectives, PCNW issued an open call for photo submissions, asking black men of all ages and backgrounds in the Northwest, “In one photograph, what would you say?” A selection of these photos will serve as a concurrent exhibition, emSeen: An Exploration of the Inside and the Out, the Then and the Now, By the (Still) Invisible Men/em. Together, the displays serve as a powerful reminder that the shorthand concept of “diversity” often masks the actual, limitless diversity that exists within the confines of demography. 1/16–3/8. Hours vary. Free. Photo Center Northwest, 900 12th Ave.; 206.720.7222; a href="http://www.pcnw.org" target="_blank"pcnw.org /a/p

The Must List: Bridget Everett, Urban Craft Uprising and Gary Gulman

The Must List: Bridget Everett, Urban Craft Uprising and Gary Gulman

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Self-proclaimed "alt-cabaret provocateur" Bridget Everett visits the Neptune this Saturday

Must See
F***ing A
(Through December 11, times vary) The first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Suzan-Lori Parks has energized audiences with the award-winning Topdog/Underdog and now adapts Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, which adroitly fuses her unique theatrical language with music and dance. artsuw.org/venue/meany-studio-theater

Must Laugh
Gary Gulman
(December 1, 8 p.m.) Why see Gary Gulman? Let us count the ways: He’s one of only a handful of comedians to perform on every single late-night comedy program and with Amy Schumer, and The New York Times says, “He’s finally being recognized as one of the country’s strongest comedians.” We could give you more reasons, but you could have been there by now. Sjcc.org

Must Hear
Benjamin Francis Leftwich
(December 2, 9 p.m.) Five years after his initial triumph with Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm, Leftwich has partnered with producer Charlie Andrew (Alt-J, Money) on a new album, After the Rain, written during some of the most challenging times in the artist’s life, that displays his deepening craft as a singer-songwriter. sunsettavern.com

Must Attend
Bridget Everett
(December 3, 8 p.m.) The Village Voice calls her “the most exciting performer in New York City.” She calls herself an “alt-cabaret provocateur.” You’ve seen her in Trainwreck and on Girls, Inside Amy Schumer, Sex and The City, Netflix’s Lady Dynamite and her Comedy Central show Bridget Everett – Gynecological Wonder. stgpresents.org

Must Craft
Urban Craft Uprising
(December 3-4, times vary) If you have any last-minute Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa or I-don’t-need-an-excuse shopping to do, you could kill your gift list with one visit. The 150 vendors under one roof display handcrafted jewelry, gifts, bags, wallets, accessories, children’s goods, toys, house wares, furniture, paper goods, candles, kits, art, and more. urbancraftuprising.com