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.)