Seattle’s ever-innovative UMO Ensemble combines poetry, film, athleticism and outlandish imagination to illuminate its newest character: Maldoror, whose dark soul is brought to life by virtuoso acrobatics, zoomorphic costumes and experimental electronic music. Peek inside the mind of evil, if you dare.
9/13-9/15; 8pm. $12–$15. Northwest Film Forum; 1515 12th Ave., 206.329.2629; nwfilmforum.org
and September 20-30;
Fashion First Seattle
Get a first look at fresh seasonal looks and new collections from local designers and retailers, including Canopy Blue, Mercer, Sway & Cake, Wraphabillement and more. While models work the runway at Showbox SoDo, you enjoy signature cocktails, mingling and the satisfaction that you’re helping raise funds for Rise n’ Shine, an organization that offers support to children with HIV/AIDS. 9/13; 8pm. More details here.
Catching a free concert from one of Seattle’s hottest local bands is the best reason to leave the office for a long lunch since the two-martini meeting. Whether you haven’t yet heard this folksy indie-pop entourage or are already a huge fan, pack a brown bag and head to Occidental Square. The last gasp of summer weather sweetens the pot. (Bonus: our photo editor Hayley Young directed the music video for their song "Rio"; watch it below!)
9/14, 12pm-1:30pm, Free. Occidental Square, Occidental Avenue South and S Main Street. downtownseattle.com
Art Zone: Fall Arts Picks
Seattle Channel’s Art Zone, featuring the inimitable Nancy Guppy, is back from summer break! The first episode features our own arts and culture editor Brangien Davis, taking her first ride on the waterfront ferris wheel and reviewing her top picks for local arts happenings this fall (for more suggestions, check out our Fall Arts Guide).
Art Zone airs every Friday at 8pm on Channel 21. seattlechannel.org/artZone
The Wurst Place
Welcome to South Lake Union’s undisputed man cave. The menu features a rotating selection of specialty sausages, including venison, rabbit and bacon; spicy bison; and duck, bacon and jalapeño - add twice-fried fries and a mug of beer and you’re all set. Bonus: Sunday football brunches, served all season. Go Hawks!
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