Mega-hit War Horse opens at the Paramount Theatre tonight in Seattle (tickets still available; show runs through 2/24).
Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel about a boy fighting to reunite with his horse after it is sold to the cavalry during World War I, this version of the heartrending story is all about the remarkable puppet magic which brings the horse, "Joey," to life on stage.
MUST SEESapeurs Ongoing (1/25–3/2) — Do not miss this stunning photography exhibit at M.I.A Gallery downtown, featuring the work of Baudoin Mouanda, a Congolese photographer who documents the “Society of Party Revelers and Elegant Persons,” a group of men dedicated to donning electrifyingly elegant fashion (think: dapper suits in day-glo colors) as an antidote to poverty and social stagnation. M.I.A Gallery, 1203-A Second Ave.; 206.467.4297; m-i-a-gallery.com
Last we spoke with Seattle entrepreneur Bill Predmore, he was discussing his love of Pop and street art (if you liked the documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop, his personal art collection would have you drooling).
These days he's gearing up for the first season of Seattle Reign, the first professional women's soccer team in Seattle, which he owns. The team features star players Hope Solo and Megan Rapinoe and takes its name from the former Seattle women's basketball team.
A sneak peek at our latest issue, available on newsstands and in the Kindle store now:
Restaurants: Dining editor Allison Austin Scheff maps out the best noodle dishes at local Asian and Italian restaurants; and food writer Jess Thomson offers a beginner’s guide to shopping the Asian noodle aisle at Uwajimaya, complete with recipes for your first home-cooked fresh ramen or udon dish.
Today, we launch Seattle magazine’s 13th annual Top Doctors survey (seattlemag.com/topdocssurvey). Puget Sound–area doctors who receive the most peer-to-peer nominations will be included in the 2013 Top Doctors issue of Seattle magazine.
Our annual Top Doctors feature is one of our most anticipated issues. During our many years of conducting the survey, we have learned how much readers rely on these expert recommendations. We take the responsibility seriously.
As a Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon has received countless accolades (see: 9 Tony Awards, including Best Musical), so little needs to be said about its quality: the tremendously catchy songs, funny writing and outrageous, South Park-style raunchy lines and lyrics. But the big question is: How does the touring show hold up to the New York production? Personally, I don't know. I didn't see the NYC show. But I can say the Seattle show makes for a genuinely fun evening.
MUST SHOP Ampersand As Apostrophe at M.I.A GalleryOpens Thursday (1/10-1/20) — One of our picks for best new art gallery of 2012, M.I.A is partnering with local brand Ampersand As Apostrophe to display (and sell) a swish collection of modern, stylish bags in a “concept store” that aims to challenge our understanding of a gallery space and which objects are classified as fine art. Opening night reception is January 10, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
MUST TASTEEasy Recipes from the Asian Noodle AisleUwajimaya, Seattle’s ultimate Asian grocery store, has four (!) noodle aisles—which can be a little overwhelming if you’re just starting to experiment with cooking noodle dishes. Accordingly, we teamed up with the store’s experts to give home cooks the best bets for easy and delicious noodle dinners.MUST SEEA Doll’s House
A candlelight vigil will be held in West Seattle this weekend to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Newtown, CT, according to the West Seattle Herald.
Speakers will include violence survivors, including Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe, board members of Families & Friends of Violent Crime Victims organization and executive director of Families & Friends of Violent Crime Victims, Marge Martin.