Fall is here and there are lots of fun events to update you on. Here goes:
The Jon Hamar Trio has been named Seattle’s 2007 Emerging Jazz Artist of the year. This would be a great opportunity to hear them play in an intimate venue just prior to the Earshot Jazz Festival. This event is free with museum admission. Let me know if you’re interested as I have a few guest passes.
October 18th – November 9th @ Various Locations in Seattle: Earshot Jazz Festival
It’s the 20th annual Earshot Jazz Festival! “Earshot Jazz Festival brings important artists from around the world into creative collaboration with area audiences and Seattle’s finest jazz musicians. It celebrates Seattle’s place in the world of jazz — from our award-winning high-school jazz programs to our renowned resident jazz masters — in a world-class festival setting that features many of today’s most important artists.”
October 29th – November 16th @ 5th Avenue Theatre: The Drowsy Chaperone
“Welcome to The Drowsy Chaperone, the new musical comedy that is swooping into town with tons of laughs and the most 2006 Tony Awards of any musical on Broadway! It all begins when a die-hard musical fan plays his favorite cast album, a 1928 smash hit called “The Drowsy Chaperone,” and the show magically bursts to life. We are instantly immersed in the glamorous, hilarious tale of a celebrity bride and her uproarious wedding day, complete with thrills and surprises that take both the cast (literally) and the audience (metaphorically) soaring into the rafters.”
October 14th – 19th @ Paramount Theatre: Spring Awakening
“Broadway’s most talked about new musical is now the biggest Tony Award® Winner in years. SPRING AWAKENING is the groundbreaking fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll that has awakened Broadway like no other musical in years. Winner of eight Tony Awards® including Best Musical, SPRING AWAKENING celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, a poignancy and a passion you will never forget. We agree with The New York Times that “Broadway may never be the same again!””
“S’abadeb—The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art and Artists is a major exhibition that explores the unique artistry and culture of Salish First Peoples of Washington State and British Columbia. The exhibition features more than 175 works of art from national and international collections that offer a glimpse into the daily and ceremonial lives of the 39 sovereign Salish Nations. Many of the works have never before been on view and are, for the first time, interpreted by Native voices.”
(7:00-8:00 on Oct. 24th: Curator Barbara Brotherton is giving an intro and overview of the exhibit)
Award-winning author of “The Way Things Work“, David Macaulay uses detailed drawings to take us on an entertaining, visual journey through the human body. Macaulay will be talking about and signing his new book “The Way We Work”.
October 27th (6:00pm) @ Lark Restaurant: David Tanis: A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes
This is a “Cooks & Books” event where David Tanis will prepare a meal for attendees and will talk about his book in an intimate environment.
“A good cook knows the pleasure of a seasonal kitchen. Eating seasonally is eating sustainably, supporting local farmers, and preserving the land, but it has everything to do with pleasure as well. “A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes” offers simple dishes for easy entertaining that perfectly illustrate the idea of eating with the seasons. Tanis shows readers how to slow down, pay attention and give ingredients their due. He serves up charming, unassuming meals for friends and family. Tanis’s essays, personal stories and anecdotes are interesting, friendly and soulful. By the end, readers will have learned the inspiration, techniques and joy of the kitchen that are just as important as the best ingredients.”