Must List: All-Female "Frost/Nixon," Timbrrr! Festival, Seattle Spheres

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MUST SEE

"Frost/Nixon"

(1/18 - 2/17) One of the most buzzed-about performances in town is happening at 12th Ave Arts on Capitol Hill, where Strawberry Theatre Workshop is presenting “Frost/Nixon” with an all-women cast. The Peter Morgan play about the famous post-presidency interview with Amy Thone playing Richard Nixon and Alexandra Tavares playing David Frost is a performance tailor-made for our current political and cultural moment. Thu-Fri-Sat and Mon., 7:30 p.m.; $36 general; Mainstage Theatre at 12th Ave Arts, 1620 12th Ave; Capitol Hill, Seattle; 1-800-838-3006; strawshop.bpt.me

MUST POD

Lovett or Leave It 

(1/26) Jon Lovett, former speechwriter for President Barack Obama and currently the funniest co-host of chart-topping podcast Pod Save America brings his traveling live show, “Lovett or Leave It” to the Moore Theatre Friday night. Running gags like the “Rant Wheel” bring some cathartic humor to the Trump era, and for the Seattle show, Lovett will be joined by Ijeoma Oluo, Akila Hughes and Lindy West. $47.00 + $22.50 student; Friday, Jan. 26; Shows at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.; The Moore Theatre; 1932 Second Avenue; stgpresents.org

MUST ROCK

Timbrrr! Music Festival

(1/26-1/27) Timbrr!, the winter counterpart to the summer festival with the same name, takes over the charming Bavarian village of Leavenworth with a lineup of local bands which includes Hobosexual, Wall of Ears and Bread & Butter. But it’s not just music: leisure games (Jenga and cornhole, to name two) a hot toddy garden, local wine and beer tastings, shopping and discounted accommodations are also part of the fun. Times and prices vary. Downtown Leavenworth and Leavenworth Festhalle, 1001 Front St.; winter.timbermusicfest.com

MUST TOUR

Seattle Spheres “The Understory”

(1/30) It’s not every day that an urban greenhouse inside three 90-foot-tall spheres that are part of a $4 billion corporate headquarters opens to the public in South Lake Union, but that’s exactly what’s happening next Tuesday as “The Understory” in Amazon’s “Seattle Spheres” will open its doors for interactive exhibits and much more.. You might be seeing something about what’s in store here on seattlemag.com early next week. Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m - 7:00 p.m; 2101 7th Avenue Seattle, WA 98121; seattlespheres.com

MUST TAKE THE KIDS

Children's International Film Festival

(1/25 - 2/10) The Children’s International Film Festival produced by the Northwest Film Forum begins this week. More than 170 films from 50-plus countries will screen at several theaters around Seattle. The festival includes live performances, features, shorts, and hands-on workshops for your film-loving kiddo. $9 for children under 12 and seniors, and $12 general admission; 1.800.838.3006; childrensfilmfestivalseattle.org

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