Percussionist and tabla player Zakir Hussain has for decades been a leading figure in the world of classical Indian music, accompanying all of its greatest musicians and dancers in concert. He has also been a key figure in the development of the world music movement. On his current tour, he is joined by sitar master Niladri Kumar.
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Choreographer Rachael Lincoln’s new work An Attic an Exit, performed by Lincoln and collaborator Leslie Seiters, is a very physical performance that depicts two characters moving through five scenes within one room. Clues are offered to the audience, such as hanging suit coats, a trail of flour, and the manipulation of salt, saucers and silverware.
Saxophonist Maceo Parker is a master of soul and funk sound. His current tour showcases repertoire spanning his long career. On stage with Parker will be the Jones Family Singers—five sisters, two brothers and their father—who have been tearing up churches and festivals alike for more than two decades.
For its last exhibition after 16 years, Suyama Space is featuring “Generativity,” a new media installation by Portland artist Fernanda D’Agostino. The work investigates the underlying and often invisible structures through which the natural world sculpts and regenerates itself, drawing upon both natural systems and the architecture of the marvelous, soon-to-close space for inspiration.
One of Seattle’s most original and distinctive painters, Dykeman juxtaposes his schematic cowboys and working men with abstract forms, bold blocks of color and cryptic text to create a vibrant visual language that suggests faded road signs, ancient European cave paintings and even Northwest native art.
Lawrence has long been a feminist beacon in Seattle’s art world, keeping the flame burning throughout eras of both progress and backlash. Constructing intricate works from found text and images, she satirizes the existing power structure and attempts to free us from its grip on our consciousness. On the occasion of our 58th quadrennial U.S. presidential election, she exhibits collages rendered on canvas, paper, board and recycled metal serving trays that reflect her decades-long interest in social justice.
Just in time for the holiday season, Friends of The Seattle Public Library is hosting a one-day better book sale featuring like-new, gift-quality, “better” books, DVDs, art prints, paintings and posters. All items will be individually priced starting at $3. Featured book categories include children’s books, cookbooks and more valuable old and rare books. There will also be a nice selection of general non-fiction including art books and literature. DVDs will be non-former Library in very good condition. This one-day sale will be scanner free.
Seattle International Film Festival’s ninth annual celebration of the best in current Italian films is an eight-day, 14-film event featuring some of the biggest names in Italian cinema today. Non vediamo l’ora!
Seattle Art Museum presents another classic film noir series: The Red House (1947), November 3; Flaxy Martin (1949), November 10; and The Prowler (1951), November 17.
The documentary In Football We Trust, about the rise of Pacific Islanders in the NFL, follows The Seventh Fire, about an Ojibwe gang member who returns to his rural Minnesota community from jail (part of Northwest Film Forum’s Indigenous Showcase series).
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