Local Band The Head and the Heart at the Paramount, Miró on Display at SAM and Seattle Opera’s 'The Consul' Opens

Miró’s “Head and Bird” (1981–1983), one of many sculptures on display alongside his paintings at SAM

Must Horse Around
Odysseo by Cavalia Gallops into Marymoor Park

(Through 3/16, times vary) — More than 60 horses are the stars of this theatrical, acrobatics-meets-animals show, in which performers showcase equestrian arts underneath an enormous Big Top.

Must Rock
Head and the Heart Perform at the Paramount

(2/21 to 2/11, times vary) — Seattle indie rockers The Head and the Heart celebrate their new album Let’s Be Still with a show at the grand old Paramount.

Must See
Two Influential Artists Grace the Frye Museum

(2/22 to 5/25, times vary) — Meet two of the most influential artists of the 20th century in the new exhibit Isamu Noguchi and Qi Baishi: Beijing 1930, which features drawings, ink paintings, calligraphic works and sculptures (43 by Noguchi and 23 by Qi Baishi) and shines fresh light on the student/teacher relationship between this young Japanese American and his Chinese mentor.

Must View
Joan Miró Goes 3D at SAM

(Through 5/25, times vary) — Remembered for his declared intent to “assassinate” established painting methods, influential Barcelona-born artist Joan Miró believed he could be truly radical by way of sculpture. The new exhibit Miró: The Experience of Seeing features 48 paintings, drawings and rarely seen sculptures made between 1963 and 1983. After getting your arty fill, saunter down to the museum’s Taste restaurant for Spanish bites inspired by the exhibit.

Must Bravo
Opening Night of Seattle Opera’s "The Consul"

(2/22 to 3/2, times vary) — Big Brother is watching in Seattle Opera’s premiere of The Consul, a gripping, Pulitzer Prize–winning American opera set in the mid-20th century. Peer into a world ruled by a bureaucratic totalitarian state and see if compassion can save the desperate, persecuted Sorel family.

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