Gob Squad’s Kitchen (You’ve Never Had It So Good)
Opens Thursday (9/27-9/30) —Very funny German-British theater collective Gob Squad reprises Andy Warhol’s Factory in its heyday. Warhol would have approved of the many layers of artifice here, as actors play themselves in a live film being both projected and staged all at once. Audience participation is optional, but remember, your 15 minutes of fame are at stake.
9/27-9/30, 8pm. Prices vary. On the Boards, 100 W Roy St.; 206.217.9888; ontheboards.org
Fashion Week at the Collection
Ongoing (9/26-9/30)—Downtown Bellevue is soon to be abuzz with runway shows and fun beauty and shopping events, some free and some ticketed. Many retailers at the Bellevue Collection participate, offering deals, giveaways and samples galore. Ali Brownrigg shares her picks for the must-see events, including Vogue magazine’s fashion show, hosted by Anne Vincent; trend alerts from Lawrence Zarian and an all-new show just for up-and-coming designers.
9/26-9/30. Downtown Bellevue. Times, venues and prices vary. Details at bellevuecollection.com
Voices of Strength
Opens Friday (9/28-9/29) — Voices of Strength: Contemporary Dance and Theater by Women from Africa is a “mini-festival” of performances that aims to challenge your thinking about African dance—and on a grander scale, about the women who live, work, struggle and celebrate there today.
9/28-9/29, 8pm. $30. Moore Theater, 1932 Second Ave.; 206.682.1414; stgpresents.org
Best Fall Beers
Because, when the cozy, crisp air of autumn arrives, we can’t resist a hearty pumpkin ale or dark stout. Washington Beer Blog founder and beer expert Kendall Jones shares his list of the best seasonal beers on tap this fall.
Wednesday (10/3) — You likely know Aimee Mann’s 1980s hit “Voices Carry.” But there’s plenty to love about her less poppy, more introspective songs (not to mention her cameo on the hit show Portlandia). For this appearance, expect Mann to perform all new tracks off her newest album, Charmer.
Aimee Mann: 10/3, 8pm. $34. Neptune Theatre, 1303 NE 45th St.; 206.682.1414; stgpresents.org.