Odd Love Fashion Show
Capitol Hill shop NuBe Green’s is launching a new in-house fashion line, called State. Designed by Vashon Island-based Adrienne Antonson, the line is crafted from materials sourced within 100 miles of Seattle (including alpaca wool from the designer’s own backyard herd). Preview the collection at Odd Love, a special Oddfellows event where Molly Moon's scoopers, OddFellows Café waitresses and NuBe Green shop girls will model all the looks in a special fashion show, proceeds of which benefit 12th Avenue Arts.
5/4. 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. (Runway show starts at 6 p.m.) $12. Century Ballroom, 915 East Pine Street (2nd floor); shop.nubegreen.com
Opens Friday (5/4-5/13) - Film fiends who can’t wait for SIFF should head to Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center this weekend for the theatrical release of Restless City, a visually stunning film about a young Senegalese immigrant navigating precarious moral dilemmas and big dreams of becoming a recording artist in a rough-and-tumble borough of New York City.
5/4-5/13. Times vary. $6.50-$9. Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 17th Ave S; 206.684.4757; langstonarts.org. Tickets via Brown Paper Tickets
Edible Plant Sale
Stand the line at Seattle Tilth’s spring sale at Meridian Park this weekend. Entry is free, and the wait is worth it. Browse long, lush aisles of Northwest “warm season” starter crops, including tomatoes, peppers, herbs and edible flowers. Gardening experts are on hand to help beginners get from "all thumbs" to “green thumb.” Veteran gardeners, consider dishing out the $25 donation to the organization to gain “early bird” access to first-picks on Friday evening, before the sale opens to the crowds.
5/5-5/6. 9 a.m.-3 p.m; Meridian Park; 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N; seattletilth.org
Seattle Opera’s Madama Butterfly
Never before performed on the McCaw Hall stage, Puccini's Madama Butterfly flutters in to Seattle Opera, bringing tragic love, gorgeous costumes and soprano Patricia Racette as Cio-Cio San. Opening night only, Seattle Opera will simulcast the performance live on a “jumbo tron” like screen over at KeyArena, where anyone (who gets there early enough to get a seat) can watch for free.
5/5-5/20. Times and prices vary. McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St.; 206.389.7676; seattleopera.org. For Key Arena simulcast: Starting at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday 5/5, anyone will be allowed into KeyArena until capacity is met. The line will be on the east side of KeyArena (the fountain side).
Ongoing (4/20-5/13) - Directed by local pro Braden Abraham and starring Seattle faves Marya Sea Kaminski and Darragh Kennan, this thought-provoking, darkly comedic remix of Lorraine Hansberry’s classic A Raisin in the Sun follows the occupants of single home across fifty years: In 1959, the drama surrounds the first black family moving into an upscale white neighborhood; and in 2009, young, white urban pioneers moving into the now black neighborhood stir up fears of gentrification.
Times and prices vary. Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St.; 206.443.2222; seattlerep.org