The Must List: Markeith Wiley, Imaginary Machine and Holiday Bookfest

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Markeith Wiley presents his performance piece, It's Not Too Late, through Sunday

Must Laugh
Markeith Wiley
(11/16–11/20, times vary) Talented up-and-coming choreographer and performance artist Markeith Wiley presents It’s Not Too Late, combining stand-up comedy, theater and movement, and unveiling the new, no-holds-barred persona of an engaging and brutally direct talk show host, complete with live music and a rotating cast of guests. ontheboards.org

Must See
Imaginary Machine
(11/18–11/20, times vary) Curated by Christian Petersen and Julia Greenway, this three-day exhibit explores a new and dynamic area of contemporary art: the post-Internet movement, examined through regional and international artists working in sculpture, video, print and installation works. Set inside the expansive structure of the former Value Village on Capitol Hill, patrons are immersed in physical manifestations of our constantly evolving representation of digital culture. http://artscrush.org/event/imaginary-machine-4

Must Read
Seattle7Writers' Holiday Bookfest
(11/19, 3–5 p.m) Do some early holiday shopping or splurge on great reads for yourself at this year’s Holiday Bookfest, sponsored by Seattle7Writers, a group of local literary luminaries who support local literacy organizations and help enhance connections between writers, readers and booksellers. The event features local authors who will sell, read and sign their books. Some of them even sing. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Bureau of Fearless Ideas, an organization that offers tutoring, writing and publishing programs to young people. seattle7writers.org/holiday-bookfest

Must Blues 
Taj Mahal Quartet 
(11/18–11/27, times vary) For half a century, multi-instrumentalist and Grammy Award winner Taj Mahal has offered enthusiastic listeners his unique blend of blues, folk, roots, Caribbean rhythms and world music. At age 74, he continues to tour, playing here at Jazz Alley with a quartet that includes Bill Rich on bass, Kester Smith on drums and Roger Glenn on vibes and winds. jazzalley.com

Must Dig In
Edible City: A Delicious Journey
(11/19–9/10/17, times vary) Local foodies can study the history and culture of Seattle’s food scene and how it has evolved at Edible City: A Delicious Journey, an exhibit at the Museum of History & Industry. Curated by James Beard Award winner Rebekah Denn, the show takes a look at “Seattle” food; the varieties of markets Seattle offers; how the tech business has affected cooking; and local farm-to-table chefs who have put Seattle cuisine on the culinary map. mohai.org

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