The Must List: Much-Anticipated Movie 'Nebraska' Opens, RadioLab Live with Reggie Watts and Seattle Symphony Performs Verdi’s Requiem

Must Head East
Isabelle de Borchgrave Works Paper Magic
(11/21 to 2/16/14, times vary) — In A World of Paper, A World of Fashion, Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave crafts stunning, life-size replicas of prominent historical gowns—entirely out of paper.

Must Go to the Movies
Nebraska Opening Night

Friday (11/22, times vary) — Almost Live alum and Whidbey Island resident Bob Nelson wrote the funny, touching script for Nebraska, the much-anticipated new movie by director Alexander Payne (Sideways and The Descendants).

Must Witness
RadioLab Live Prepares for the End
(11/21 to 11/22, 8 p.m.) — NPR’s popular RadioLab show takes over the Paramount stage for Apocalyptical, a live show exploring the end of the world, featuring comedian/musician (and sometime Seattleite) Reggie Watts.

Must Hear
Author Ann Patchett at Town Hall

Thursday (11/21, 7:30 p.m.) — The award-laden writer of both memoir (Truth and Beauty) and fiction (Bel Canto) talks about her work and her new book, This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage, essays about commitments both kept and broken—to spouses, jobs, dogs, family and friends.

Must Hum Along
Seattle Symphony Performs Verdi’s Requiem

(11/21, 11/23, 11/24, times vary) — Maestro Ludovic Morlot is kicking out the classic jams this month, conducting several masterworks, including Verdi’s Requiem, with the Seattle Symphony and Chorale.