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32nd Annual Winter Beer Taste: Stranger Beers
(11/16) Try different local beers while helping support nonprofit programs for seniors, children and people in need in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood at this long-standing charitable event. A ticket gets you ten tastes of beer and cider from 38 local breweries, along with homemade treats and access to a beer-centric silent auction. Add a $25 tax-deductible donation to the ticket price and experience VIP perks including a PNA glass and even more tasty food. 7 p.m. Prices vary. Phinney Neighborhood Association, Phinney Ridge; phinneycenter.org
(Through 11/17) Join the world premiere of three shows at PNB’s Locally Sourced. Choreographer Eva Stone and her all-woman design team have created Stone’s first PNB mainstage show, backed by selected music from five women composers. Donald Byrd, one of the six 2019 Doris Duke Artist award recipients, brings his sixth show to PNB, showcasing his knowledge of contemporary dance with a 22-person cast. Lastly, brother-sister duo Miles and Sydney Pertl collaborate with composer Jherek Bischoff to create a multimedia work including dance, video, nature sounds and visual arts. 7:30 p.m. Prices vary. McCaw Hall, Seattle Center; pnb.org
MUST BE SEEN
(Through 1/11/20) Ethnic Heritage Art Gallery’s new exhibit features 100 pieces of art, ranging from paintings and photography, to sculpture, print and video, alongside four installations. Sponsored by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, ARTS at King Street Station and the Ethnic Heritage Art Gallery, the exhibit showcases more than 50 local artists of color as they reflect on what it means to be free. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Ethnic Heritage Art Gallery, downtown; seattle.gov/ethnic-art-gallery
Romanian Film Festival
(11/15-11/18) Celebrating 30 years since the falling of the Berlin Wall, the Romanian Film Festival is back with its sixth installment. The theme this year, "One Eye Laughing, One Eye Crying: Stories OFF the Wall,” explores the political, economic and existential ramifications of a post-Cold War Europe. The festival is designed to build connections between Eastern European communities residing on the west coast and bridge the gap of understanding, creating a shared meaning of Eastern Europe. Times and prices vary. SIFF Cinema Uptown, Lower Queen Anne; arcsproject.org
MUST LOVE MUSIC
Shout Sister Shout!
(Through 12/22) Singer and electric guitarist Rosetta Tharpe (1915–1973) was the prism through which gospel music was refracted into rhythm and blues, soul, rock—pretty much all the popular music of the past 70 years. Cheryl L. West’s play, based on Gayle F. Wald’s biography, tells the story of the woman who, Bonnie Raitt says, deserves “a place of honor in the field of music history.” Times and prices vary. Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Center; seattlerep.org
Green Lake Gobble
(11/17) Shake a leg this Sunday with a 10K or 5K run/walk around Green Lake, along with a kid’s dash complete with a participant ribbon for finishers. The events are followed by a post-race celebration complete with a beer garden and the much-loved Mashed Potato Munch Off, where eight contestants drawn from a raffle will compete to see who can eat the most mashed potatoes in three minutes. Bring canned food to aid this year’s designated beneficiary, Union Gospel Mission. 8 a.m. Prices Vary. Green Lake Park, Green Lake; greenlakegobble.com
Broken Bar Day
(11/17) Theo Chocolate is giving you the opportunity to help eliminate chocolate waste. What happens when a chocolate factory makes a delicious chocolate bar, but it breaks, deeming it unfit for retail? They sell it for cheap at Broken Bar Day. The local chocolate company is selling one-pound bags for $10, until noon or when they run out of chocolate—we think we know which will happen first. 9 a.m. Free. Theo Chocolate, Fremont; eventbrite.com
These events are weeks away but are bound to sell out—get your tickets now.
(2/14/2020) A myriad of movements, Dani Tirell’s Black Bois puts black love and expression at the forefront. Featuring a cast of local artists and performers, the show invites the audience to “enter a world where Black bodies tell their own stories.” Original live music created by Benjamin Hunter, with written word by J Mase III will accompany the artists’ creative movement around the space intended for healing, love, creation and being. 7:30 P.M. Prices vary. The Moore Theatre, downtown; stgpresents.org
Cooking Class: Russian New Year Fête
(12/12) Experience the no-holds-barred approach to a New Year’s Eve cuisine celebration, the way the Russians do. Local food writer and recipe developer Polina Chesnakova will show you how to whip up Russian staples such as yeasted blini (Russian thin pancakes) and herring under a fur coat (herring, beet and potato layered salad) with ice-cold vodka and Russian chocolates for dessert. Act now, the class is limited to 12 students. 6:30 p.m. $85. Book Larder, Wallingford; booklarder.com
(11/23–11/24) This kick-ass, progressive-leaning rock band, born in Olympia in 1994, is touring with new drummer Angie Boylan after founding member Janet Weiss announced her departure in July—just before the trio’s latest album, The Center Won’t Hold, came out in August. Saturday night is sold-out, but there are still plenty of tickets for the Sunday performance. 8 p.m. Prices vary. Paramount Theatre, downtown; stgpresents.org