Must List: Seattle Women's Show, Bunka no Hi, 'Beyond Bollywood'

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| Updated: November 7, 2019

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Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation
This exhibit, which amassed over a year of residency at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, explores the history of Indian-American immigrants and their ancestors. Supplemented by MOHAI’s Northwest-specific addition, the artifacts, photographs and oral histories highlight the struggles and contributions that enmesh the Indian-American community in United States history. Prices and times vary. MOHAI, South Lake Union;


Seattle Women’s Show 
(11/2) Shop from more than 75 local, national and international women-led brands, sip bubbly and attend workshops, including a Coaches Café, where attendees can sign up for 20-minute one-on-one advice sessions with a variety of professional and personal life experts. VIPs can enjoy access to a lounge, sponsored by woman-owned Vintage Ambience, to take a breather. This is a 21-and-older event. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $10. Women’s University Club, downtown;


Bunka no Hi
The Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington invites you and everyone you know to take part in a special day of cultural demonstrations, food and celebration. Bunka no Hi is a Japanese national holiday, held in communities throughout the world to celebrate Japanese culture with presentations, storytelling, food vendors and crafts. 11 a.m. Free. Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington, Central District;


Oyster New Year 
(11/2) Celebrate the peak of oyster season at Pier 56, where more than 30 varieties of local oysters from Hood Canal, Samish Bay, the north coast and beyond will be shucked to order at a 150-foot oyster bar. In addition, enjoy a fresh seafood buffet and sips from 60-plus wineries, all to live music and a Puget Sound backdrop. Advance tickets are required for this event. Times and prices vary. Elliott’s Oyster House, downtown;


(Through 11/1)
 Catch the final show this season of Rossini’s classic adaptation of Cinderella. Directed by Lindy Hume and starring Ginger Costa-Jackson, the powerful vocals and fanciful characters engage the audience in this Victorian twist of a timeless tale. Plus, begin the night with the pre-performance talk, which will highlight and explain the show’s history, music, story and more. 7:30 p.m. Prices vary. McCaw Hall, Seattle Center;


Savion Glover 
(11/4-11/6) Tap dancer, choreographer and actor Savion Glover is in-and-out of town as fast as his feet can move. The legendary performer will be in Seattle for three nights and four shows at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, showing off his self-made “freestyle hard core” dance style. A Tony Award-winning choreographer, Glover has performed in various Broadway shows, as well as choreographed and performed the moves for Mumble, the protagonist in the movie Happy Feet. Times vary. $50. Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Belltown;

Coming up:
These events are weeks away, but are bound to sell out—get your tickets now.


Wizards 5K 
(12/1) Bust out your Merlin, Gandalf and Harry Potter gear and leave the Muggles in the dust. You’ll be in good company at this second annual child- and pup-friendly fun run/walk. Leave the broom at home, but stay for the post-race costume contest. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Prices vary. Green Lake Park, Green Lake;


Kaiseki Dinner
(11/14) Enjoy a 16 (!!!) course kaiseki dinner at Adana expertly put together by chef Shota Nakajima. The lengthy tasting menu includes egg katsu, crab chawan and wagyu fat oreos. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour, so come hungry and thirsty! 6 p.m. $200 per person with an optional $60 drink pairing. Adana, Capitol Hill;

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