Go Underground at Seattle Center, See “Kung Faux” and Other Weekend Musts

By Seattle Magazine Staff


October 4, 2012

Opens Friday (10/5-10/6) —  Gather round Seattle Center’s International Fountain this weekend, where local avant garde troupe Degenerate Art Ensemble and Olson Kundig Architects will take you on an otherworldly tour of Seattle World’s Fair history. Roaming through different subterranean performance spaces, you’ll encounter dance, animation, light sculpture, meet three controversial women from the Northwest’s past, and no doubt, view the city and its history a little differently.
10/5-10/6, 8pm & 10pm. Free. For mature audiences only. Reservations encouraged. Meet at the International Fountain at Seattle Center. degenerateartensemble.com.

Paul Taylor with Seattle Modern Orchestra
Opens Thursday (10/4-10/6) — Didn’t get tickets to On the Board’s sold out show with Mark Morris and surprise guest Baryshnikov? Fear not. There is still great dance to be witnessed this weekend. Paul Taylor worked with dance luminaries George Balanchine, Merce Cunningham and Martha Graham before becoming one himself. The classic modern dance choreographer brings the West Coast premiere of his newest work, “The Uncommitted,” along with several other pieces, to Meany Hall. As a bonus, the accompanying score by Arvo Pärt will be played live by Seattle Modern Orchestra.
October 4-6 – 8 p.m. Prices vary. Meany Hall – UW Campus, 15th Ave. NE and 40th St.; 206.543.4880; meany.org

Nanda’s The Jacket
Opens Friday (10/5-10/7) — Combine the zany comedy and mad juggling talent of the Flying Karamazov Brothers with the slo-mo martial arts moves of The Matrix, and the result is local acrobatics group Nanda. Its show, The Jacket, blends slapstick, pop culture satire, ninja moves (known as “kung faux”), circus arts and a dancing robot to achieve a thoroughly unique—and utterly engaging—experience with elements that truly appeal to all ages. Catch it before it leaves town on a completely bio-diesel-fueled national tour.
10/5–10/7. Times and prices vary. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway; nandatown.com

Wandering Goose’s Auntie Anne Biscuits!
The Southern restaurant from Heather Earnhardt we’ve been anticipating since spring is finally open. And what a tasty-looking menu! We can’t wait to get our hands on an Auntie Annie biscuit sandwich, made with fried chicken, bread & butter pickles, mustard and honey.

Urban Unveiled
Thursday (10/11) — Seattle Bride’s Urban Unveiled is not your typical wedding show. Expect simple, chic elegance as you wander through Benaroya Hall, engaging with some of our region’s top wedding experts. Plus, indulge in delectable bites and cocktails, try your luck for a list of enviable raffle prizes and experience an exclusive first look at Luly Yang’s 2013 bridal collection.
10/11, 6pm. $40. Benaroya Hall, 200 University Street; urbanunveiled.com; Get tickets here http://bit.ly/O7WaRA


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