A New Exhibit at Gage, Alvin Ailey at 5th Ave., All My Sons at Intiman and TASTE! Washington

Celebrate 50 years of “Revelations,” Alvin Ailey’s signature work at 5th Ave. this weekend

Must Dance
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Friday - Sunday (3/25–3/27) - This mixed-repertory program includes a celebration of 50 years of “Revelations,” Ailey’s signature work, in which dancers trace the African-American transition from slavery to freedom via movement set to blues, gospel and spiritual music. By far Ailey’s most heralded, popular work, “Revelations” displays the company’s unique blending of modern, jazz and African dance traditions—watch for upwardly arced arms and faces flung skyward—and in the process reveals the painful tribulations and soaring triumphs of the human spirit. Times and prices vary. 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave.; 206.625.1900; 5thavenue.org

Must Sip and Swirl
TASTE Washington’s Grand Tasting
Sunday (3/27) –This weekend, join Seattle magazine at Taste Washington--the city’s premiere wine and food event. Sunday begins with a VIP tasting between 2-4pm (single tickets are $125; or $240 for two), and general admission between 4-7pm (tickets are $75). This is where ticket holders will get a chance to taste the wines from over 200 Washington wineries, including notables such as Buty, Andrew Will, Col Solare, Dunham, Northstar, Walla Walla Vintners, and Woodward Canyon. VIP wine event at 2 p.m., Open admission at 4 p.m. $75–$125. Qwest Field Event Center - 800 Occidental Ave. S., Downtown; tastewashington.org. Be sure to read up on the latest trends in local wines in our 2011 Washington Wine Awards.

Must Listen
Dan Savage and Terry Miller
Tuesday (3/29) -
What started as a simply produced Youtube video featuring Dan Savage and his partner Terry Miller to reach out to lesbian, gay, bi and transgendered youth after the suicides of two gay teenagers bullied by classmates. Today, more than 10,000 people (including President Barack Obama) have posted their own “It gets better” videos. This week marks the release of the book It Gets Better, a collection of stories similar to the videos. See the duo speak at Town Hall about the campaign. 7:30 p.m. $5. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave. For more information visit: townhallseattle.org

Must See
Breadth: A Cross-Examination of Seattle Portraits
Through 4/16 - Some of Seattle’s hottest painters, sculptors and photographers will be in the same room—on the same walls!—in this amazing group show, including work by Dan Webb, Gretchen Bennett, Joseph Park, Joey Veltkamp, Klara Glosova, Mandy Greer and many others. They’ll all give their takes on local places and people, with the intriguing constraint that no piece can exceed 20 inches in width. Times vary. Free. Gage Academy Steele Gallery, 1501 10th Ave. E; 206.526.2787; gageacademy.org

Must Revisit
All My Sons at Intiman Theatre
Through 4/17 -
The popularity of All My Sons—which earned Arthur Miller both a Tony Award and an appearance before the House Un-American Activities Committee—means you’re probably familiar with it, but this version of the family drama boasts two important distinctions: It is set in Seattle’s Central District (circa 1947) and stars Tony Award–winning actor Chuck Cooper as the troubled Joe Keller. Times and prices vary. Intiman Theatre, 201 Mercer St.; 206.733.8222; intiman.org

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