See Fashion as Art, Eat the Best Dim Sum and Other Weekend Musts

Ampersand as Apostrophe bags fashion accessories
Shop at Ampersand As Apostrophe's "concept store" at M.I.A Gallery this weekend

Ampersand As Apostrophe at M.I.A Gallery
Opens Thursday (1/10-1/20) — One of our picks for best new art gallery of 2012, M.I.A is partnering with local brand Ampersand As Apostrophe to display (and sell) a swish collection of modern, stylish bags in a “concept store” that aims to challenge our understanding of a gallery space and which objects are classified as fine art. Opening night reception is January 10, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
M.I.A Gallery, downtown Seattle, 1203-A Second Ave.; 206.467.4297;

Best Dim Sum in Seattle
The first rule of good dim sum: Good dim sum must not be too greasy. The second rule? Good dim sum must not be too salty. The third? Good dim sum becomes bad dim sum when it sits too long on the cart. Joy Palace, tucked into a strip mall on Martin Luther King Jr. Way, gets it right on all three counts. Find out why we picked it as one of the Best Meals of 2012.
Chinatown/International District, 6030 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S; 206.723.4066;

Seahawks vs. Falcons
Sunday (1/13) — It says something about the Seahawks’ stellar performance this season that almost all of the Seattle magazine editors are behaving like sports columnists in the office (though you would probably laugh to hear the “post-game commentary” in our edit meetings). Let’s hope the ‘Hawks  continue their winning streak this weekend as they face a raptor of a different breed down south.
1/13; 10:00 a.m. PT;

A Local Juice Diet
From the moment style editor Ali Brownrigg opened a bottle of JuiceBox’s blood orange, carrot, red apple and fresh turmeric juice, fresh from the shared kitchen at La Bete restaurant on Capitol Hill, she decided she could get behind this juice diet thing...

American Buffalo
Opens Friday (1/11–2/3) — Like any artist, American playwright David Mamet has hits (see: Glengarry Glenn Ross) and misses (see: The Alchemist, recently cancelled on Broadway). But his breakout work American Buffalo (1975) belongs on your must-see list. This Obie-winning play chronicles a day in the life of three men working in a rundown junk shop and plotting to steal a collection of rare coins. “Mamet-speak” is in full force here, the testosterone-fueled poetry characters use to intimidate, ridicule and manipulate each other. Not surprisingly, the heist goes awry, making for a story that is powerful, funny and, eventually, tragic. Watch local superstars Hans Altwies and Charles Leggett sink their teeth into these juicy roles.
January 11-February 3; Times and prices vary. Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St.; 206.443.2222;