Get Out: Cultural Events in Seattle, January 12-17

Posted on January 11, 2016, 4:32 pm
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This week of cultural events in Seattle is filled with ongoing performance and film festivals, artist lectures, studio tours and one very big art opening. (It’s a literal opening: the public debut of the massive, tunnel replica The Great Northern at MadArt.)

Poet Robert Burns is celebrated with three separate events, including a Scotch Ale launch at Naked City Brewery and a traditional Burns supper at Lark.


Tuesday, January 12

DeVotchKa Live with Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall

Ticket prices vary. 7:30 PM. Buy tickets.

Early Music Underground at Naked City Brewery

$20 (includes drink ticket). 7 PM. 21+. Buy tickets.

Wednesday, January 13

Women Media Maker Happy Hour at NWFF

Free. 5:30 PM – 7 PM

Prom Queen Live at Vito’s

Free. 21+. 9 PM – 12 AM.

Thursday, January 14

Collect Art Tour: West Seattle Edition

$50. 21+. 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Buy tickets.

Capitol Hill Artwalk: CoCA Presents “Bling it On!” at Rubix

Free. 6 PM to 9 PM.

Science + Fiction: Dr. Michael Bess and Ted Chiang at Pivot Art + Culture

$5. 6 PM.

Friday, January 15

14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival at ACT (Week 2)

$20 online and $25 at the door. 8 PM and 10:30 PM. Buy tickets.

Wayward Music Series Presents: Nick Demopoulos + Vance Galloway

$5-15 donation. 8 PM.

Saturday, January 16

Evenings at 7:30 PM. Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM. See ticket availability and buy online.

Sunday, January 17

Public Opening of The Great Northern at MadArt

Free. 12 Pm to 6 PM. See the website for exhibit hours.

KEXP’s 6th Annual Expansions MLK Unity Celebration

$10. 21+. 8 PM to 2 AM.

Finally, this is your last chance to see Cai Guo-Qiang’s Inopportune: Stage One, (AKA “The Cars”) at Seattle Art Museum. A monumental painting by Kehinde Wiley will be the main display in the SAM’s main atrium in advance of and during his solo show Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, opening February 11, 2016. (You can also see a Wiley piece as part of Pivot Art + Culture’s show The Figure in Process.)

T.s. Flock is a writer and arts critic based in Seattle and co-founder of Vanguard Seattle.