New Hendrix Exhibit, Deluxe Jams and Other Weekend Musts
Opens Friday (11/16-12/2) — The scintillating local sextet, featuring funny Seattle actors John Osebold and Mark Siano, is back with a series of reunion shows and an all-new act, including exquisite comic timing, clever wordplay and kooky characters ranging from Peter Pan to God himself.
November 16-December 1, Times and prices vary. Bathhouse Theater, 7312 W Green Lake Drive N; 206.524.1300; thehabitcomedy.com
Opens Friday (11/16-/11/17 ) — You may not know much about Brad Nixon—a man who went from being a college president to the adored leader of a controversial 1970s offshoot of Buddhism—but neither did his son. In the new locally-produced film Bladfold, David Nixon tells his father’s wildly compelling, true story through original songs, old photos and animation.
11/16–11/17. 8 p.m. $15. ACT Theatre, 700 Union St.; 206.292.7676; acttheatre.org
Hear My Train A Comin’: Hendrix Hits London
Opens Saturday (11/17) — A new trove of Jimi Hendrix memorabilia, including concert footage, clothing and personal effects, arrives at EMP this week -- all related to the superstar’s impact on the London music and fashion scenes. To celebrate the grand opening, EMP is hosting a concert of Hendrix songs at the Sky Church Saturday night, featuring Billy Cox (a former bandmate of Hendrix’s), Brad Whitford, Mike McCready, Ian Moore and many more talented local musicians.
11/17; doors at 7:00pm, show at 8:00pm.$25 for EMP members, $30 for general admission. 21+ only. EMP Museum Sky Church, 325 5th Avenue N; empsfm.org
Saturday (11/17) — One of Seattle’s best fashion shows and philanthropic events unveils its runway at Batch 206 Distillery this weekend, showcasing designs from local mainstays Butch Blum, Canopy Blue, David Lawrence and Sway & Cake. Since 2007, FACE (Fashion, Auction, Compassion, Event) has raised funds for the Seattle chapter of the Sunflower Children, which supports impoverished children around the world. That’s a cause worth dressing up for.
11/17, doors at 7:30pm, show at 8:00pm. $50-$60. Batch 206 Distillery, 1417 Elliott Ave W; faceseattle.com
Local producer Rebecca Staffel says her team has been “stirring the pots all summer to preserve the bounty of the 2012 fruit harvest.” A.J Rathbun has the sccop on this year’s jam flavors, including Blueberry Hemingway Jam, Pear Butter with Vanilla and more.