The Weekly Must List: 1 - 7, 2010

Must Listen
A Prairie Home Companion

Saturday (4/3) - Seattle will stand in for the fictional Lake Wobegon for two nights this spring, when beloved public radio personality Garrison Keillor and his cast perform their radio variety show—broadcast to more than 4 million listeners—live from the Paramount. The show is known for its acclaimed musical guests, which means you never know who might drop by. 2:45 p.m. $28–$82. Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St. 206.682.1414

Must Gawk

Atomic Bombshells
Wednesday - Friday (4/7 - 4/9) - 
Since their inaugural bump and grind at the Showbox in 2003, Seattle’s own Atomic Bombshells have brandished their titillating burlesque talents across the country and around the globe, wowing audiences as far away as Amsterdam, Berlin, Lisbon and Shanghai. Now they’re taking their act to an even farther-flung locale: deep space. Their brand-new show, The Atomic Bombshells Are… Lost in Space, which debuts at the Triple Door, features much beloved Bombshells such as Miss Indigo Blue, Kitten La Rue and Honey D. Luxe, plus local boylesque stars Waxie Moon and Ben DeLaCreme. The troupe embarks on an intergalactic voyage—set to a space-age pop soundtrack that includes Joe Meek, Esquivel and Raymond Scott—involving alien creatures, space adventures, cosmic choreography and, of course, earthlings stripping down to their naughty bits. Times vary. $20–$25. Triple Door, 216 Union St.; 206.838.4333;

Must Tune In
Top Chef Masters Season Premiere
Wednesday (4/7) -
Cheer on three Seattle chefs when Bravo kicks off season two of Top Chef Masters. Maria Hines of Tilth, Thierry Rautureau of Rover’s and Jerry Traunfeld of Poppy will battle 19 other world-renowned chefs for the title of Top Chef Master (and as much as $100,000 for their chosen charities). Tune in on April 7 for the premiere, and check our Eat + Drink blog for more updates. This season, veteran judges and guest stars, including Andrew Zimmern (of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern) and actor Hank Azaria, will critique the skills of Seattle’s own fine-dining chefs. Listen in at the Judges’ Table and discover what they’re saying while your favorite contenders are out of earshot. Then root, root, root for the home team in the tastiest winner-takes-all event of the season. Check local listings for Bravo;

Must See
Japanese Woodblock prints at SAAM
Days vary (through 7/4) -
“Ukiyo-e” means “pictures of the floating world” in Japanese, and also refers to the genre of woodblock prints popular in Japan between the 17th and 20th centuries, depicting nature scenes, historical tales and city life. This new exhibition of prints spans a range of subjects, such as ink portraits of kabuki actors and colorful landscapes, and includes the internationally recognized print, “The Great Wave at Kanagawa” by Katsushika Hokusai, which is sure to make a splash. Times and prices vary. Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E Prospect St.; 206.654.3100;

Must List
Must Taste: Delicatus

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