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The Weekly Must List: 13 - 19
3/13-3/15 (Thursday - Saturday) - Local current project, Condo Millennium, is a different kind of risk. She’s writing and directing again, but this time she’s letting local actors do the performing. The concept took root in Marya Kaminski’s mind four years ago as a personal reaction to the condo boom on Capitol Hill, where she was living. Then came the condo crash, providing even richer fodder. The play explores stereotypes (construction worker, real estate agent) as well as actual people living inside and up against condo culture (the script is partly based on hours of interviews). Read more about the Kaminiski and Condo Millennium. 8 p.m. Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave.; 206.329.2629; nwfilmforum.org
Charles R. Cross on Kurt Cobain
5/14 – The Seattle Art Museum kicks off its new Kurt exhibit with a lecture by Cross, music writer and author of the 2002 Cobain biography, Heavier than Heaven. Kurt features work by artists—many Seattle based, including Gretchen Bennett, Scott Fife, Alice Wheeler and Charles Peterson—who have incorporated the tragic Nirvana frontman’s face into their work. 7 p.m. $4-$8. Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave. 206.625.8900
5/15 (Saturday) – Six SoDo buildings--including The Bemis Building and The 1020 Building-- will open their doors to the public this Saturday for an arts extravaganza in the heart of industrial Seattle. Trust us, you won't want to miss this studio tour and artwalk showcasing work from 75 artists SoDo artists. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. The Beamis Building, 55 S. Atlantic St.; The 1020 Building, 1020 1st Ave. S. More info at 1020.org or bemisartscommunity.com/events.
Seattle Cheese Fest
5/15-5/16 (Saturday & Sunday) – Gouda. Swiss. Provolone. Blue. It’s difficult not to drool just a little bit when thinking of the savory assortment of dairy waiting to be tasted at the sixth annual Seattle Cheese Festival. With more than 250 varieties of cheeses from local and international producers, Frommagophiles would be wise to head to Pike Place Market for this two-day ode to all things cheese. Free. Pike Place Market, 85 Pike St.; 800.873.6685; seattlecheesefestival.com
Northwest Home’s AIA Home of the Month Tour
5/16 (Sunday) – Join Northwest Home in Mercer Island at architect George Wittman's personal remodeled home. Wittman turned what was a 1949 brick rambler into a modern, 3,400 square-foot architect's dream home. At first glance, the home is a one-story, feel-good craftsman -- a cedar rainscreen covers what was once outdated brickwork and a friendly courtyard welcomes guests. Wittman saved the major growth spurt for the back of the house, adding a semi-detached, two-story wing housing the master suite and slick office space. Delicate details throughout including rich hard