Around the Town – 02.04.10

Food:

World Nutella Day 2010
Faire Gallery Cafe-Bar
1351 E Olive Way
Seattle (Capitol Hill)
Fri. Feb 5 @ 10:00am

Faire celebrates everyone’s favorite European hazelnut spread with treats like Nutella truffles, Nutella Bruschetta, and the New Nutella Martini. At nine, DJ DEM Dirty arrives and the “the Ultimate Chocolate Dance Party” begins.

La Spiga Fundraiser for Haiti
Osteria La Spiga
1429 12th Ave
Seattle (Capitol Hill)
Wed Feb 10 @ 6:00pm

All proceeds from this Italian buffet dinner will go to benefit Unicef. $25 suggested donation.

Pike Brewing 2nd Annual ChocoFest
Osteria La Spiga
1415 First Ave
Seattle (Downtown)
Thurs Feb 11, 6-9pm

Pike Pub & Brewery mixes and matches a wide variety of chocolate and and even wider variety of alcohol in an event billed as “foreplay before the big day.” $25.

Books:

W.S. Merwin & Friends
Town Hall

1119 Eighth Ave
Seattle (Downtown)
Thurs Feb 4 @ 7pm

This is a fundraiser for Copper Canyon Press featuring the Pulitzer Prize-winning W.S. Merwin and a whole bunch of younger poets.

Garry Willis
Sorrento Hotel

900 Madison St
Seattle (First Hill)
Mon Feb 8 @ 8pm

Wills is a major modern political thinker and historian. You can eat and drink with him tonight, and the press release says that “Upon confirmation of their reservation guests will receive a pdf of required reading. In a Symposium, dialogue is encouraged.” This is pretty cool


Music:

Goodybagg
Paragon

2125 Queen Anne North
Seattle (Queen Anne)
Every Thursday at about 10:00pm

Funk, soul, hip-hop…there’s a little bit of everything in the Goody Bag!! Start time about 10:00pm. Free

Marmalade
Tost

513 N 36th St
Seattle (Fremont)
Thurs Feb 4

Funk – usually cover @ the door

Haiti Relief Benefit Show
Common Market, the Physics, Dino Jamz, Sol
Neumos

925 E Pike St
Seattle (Capitol Hill)
Thurs Feb 4 @ 7pm

Hip Hop – All ages

Art:

The Atlas of Gifted Ideas
Henry Art Gallery

4100 15th Ave NE
Seattle (University District)
Thurs-Sun through Feb 14

Moonlight Requisition: The fourth installment of Gift Shop involves a giant handwashing station rescued from demolition at the former federal building in South Seattle by Debra Baxter, Margot Quan Knight, and Matthew Offenbacher.

A Balancing Act
Seattle Art Museum

1300 First Ave
Seattle (Downtown)
Wed–Sun. Through April 11.

A Balancing Act: Alexander Calder: A happy modernist is a funny thing. But here he is, and this 40-work survey of his career—taken from the collection of Jon and Mary Shirley— includes mobiles, monumental sculptures, jewelry, works on paper, and miniature maquettes.

Theatre:

Brian Copeland’s Not A Genuine Black Man
Theatre off Jackson

409 Seventh Ave
Seattle (International District)
Thurs-Sun @ 8pm through Feb 14

The longest-running solo show in San Francisco history, Not a Genuine Black Man is an autobiographical monologue about growing up African-American in San Leandro, California, named “the most racist suburb in America” by Time and Newsweek. (In 1972, the suburb had 64,000 residents; only 84 were black.)

Hunter Gatherers
Washington Ensemble Theatre

608 19th Ave E
Seattle (Capitol Hill)
Thurs-Mon @ 7:30pm through Feb 8

A newish play by San Francisco writer (wrighter?) Peter Sinn Nachtrieb. ‘The Fab Four,’ two liberal, urbane (and mismatched) couples get together for their annual anniversary dinner and discover each other’s inner beasts clawing toward the surface. It begins with Richard (a bearded, oafish id played by Patrick Allcorn) and Pam (a painfully meek do-gooder played with excellent and musical comic timing by Montana von Fliss) slaughtering the main course in the living room of their apartment. Designed by Evan Ritter, the white—perhaps even eggshell white?—apartment is the kind of place you might find in the Mission district, tastefully renovated and striving for laurels from Dwell magazine. By the play’s end, there’s blood and semen on the floor, meat on the walls, and dead bodies splayed across the furniture.” (Brendan Kiley)

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