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April 2016

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

April 30 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Northwest African American Museum,
2300 S. Massachusetts St.,
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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You’re posing for the camera. How do you want to be seen? Distinguished. Thoughtful. Stylish. Outrageous. Celebratory. Proud. In Posing Beauty in African American Culture, a century of photographs by a wide range of image-makers—photojournalists, artists, men, and women—explore beauty and highlight how we see ourselves and are seen by others.   Among the many distinguished photographers represented in this group exhibition are Anthony Barboza, Sheila Pree Bright, Leonard Freed, Charles “Teenie” Harris, Russell Lee, Jamel Shabazz, Hank Willis Thomas,…

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Sherlock Holmes and The American Problem

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Bagley Wright Theatre at Seattle Repertory Theatre,
155 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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A world premiere written by R. Hamilton Wright inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, directed by Allison Narver The American Wild West and Victorian England collide in this original adventure tale. The year is 1887, the occasion is Queen Victoria’s Jubilee, and the coincidences are suspiciously piling up. The creative team behind 2013’s hit The Hound of the Baskervilles is at it again with more thrills, more laughs, and more unbelievable deductions. Post play discussions: April 23 and 26 at 7:30 p.m., April 30,…

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Stupid F#@*ing Bird

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:40 pm
ACT Theatre,
700 Union St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Chekhov’s story of love, art, and a hapless bird gets a remarkably contemporary face lift in Aaron Posner’s Stupid Fucking Bird. On the grounds of a country estate, a battle between young and old ensues in this heartbreaking, hilarious, sort-of-adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. Winner of the 2014 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play, Stupid Fucking Bird is about our longing to love and be loved.

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Rainier Arts Center presents Chamber Music Series

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rainier Arts Center,
3515 S Alaska St,
Seattle, WA 98118 United States
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SEEDArts and Rainier Arts Center will launch the new quarterly Chamber Music Series with a concert featuring Sarah Pizzichemi, violin and William Braun, cello. The two accomplished musicians are both founding members of the Skyros Quartet, which is building a fabulous reputation through its inspired and virtuosic performances throughout the Puget Sound region. The concert will include Isabella Leonarda’s “Sonata Duodecima, Op. 15,” Schulhoff’s “Duo for Violin and Cello,” Ravel’s “Duo for Violin and Cello,” and “The Stirling Castle Set,”…

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Force Continuum

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jones Playhouse,
4045 University Way
Seattle, WA 98105 United States
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Written by Kia Corthron Directed by Malika Oyetimein MFA director Malika Oyetimein will stage Kia Corthron’s explosive socio-political drama about three generations of African American police officers torn apart by the very organization to which they have dedicated their loyalty and working lives.  Corthron tells an unflinching and deeply felt story of tragically flawed human beings trying to do the right thing in difficult circumstances and getting it very, very wrong. As timely now as it was when first produced…

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Women In Jeopardy!

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Key City Playhouse,
419 Washington Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368 United States
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Key City Public Theatre presents the first mainstage production of 2016, "Women In Jeopardy!" Fresh off its 2015 World Premiere, Wendy MacLeod's new play is Thelma and Louise meets First Wives' Club in this fun and flirtatious comedy. Divorcees Mary and Jo are suspicious of their friend Liz’s new dentist boyfriend. He’s not just a weirdo; he may be a serial killer! After all, his hygienist just disappeared. Trading their wine glasses for spy glasses, imaginations run wild as the…

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Behind the Wheel: Life on the Metro Bus

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm

Stokley Towles performs his latest piece on-board a Metro bus. This one-person performance looks at the world through the eyes of a King County Metro bus driver. Towles interviewed dozens of drivers to explore the social and physical landscape of the bus. "Stokley Towles is a wonderfully curious performer who comes up with the quirkiest and most interesting 1-man shows about Seattle. Part journalist, part anthropologist and a bona fide storyteller, Towles will whisk you away to some underbelly part…

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Puny Humans

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Annex Theatre,
1100 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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  Written by Bret Fetzer & Keiko Green Directed by Gavin Reub The Queen City Comicon throbs and bustles with fans in cosplay, celebrities on the rise (or on the way down), disgruntled vendors hoping to make a buck, and desperate staff members trying to hold the whole damn thing together. A young fangirl finds out she’s pregnant, an actor promoting his new movie tries unconventional means to get laid, and Sailor Moon and Darth Vader fall in love. Passion,…

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Sherlock Holmes and The American Problem

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:50 pm
Bagley Wright Theatre at Seattle Repertory Theatre,
155 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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A world premiere written by R. Hamilton Wright inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, directed by Allison Narver The American Wild West and Victorian England collide in this original adventure tale. The year is 1887, the occasion is Queen Victoria’s Jubilee, and the coincidences are suspiciously piling up. The creative team behind 2013’s hit The Hound of the Baskervilles is at it again with more thrills, more laughs, and more unbelievable deductions. Post play discussions: April 23 and 26 at 7:30 p.m., April 30,…

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The Things Are Against Us

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12th Ave Arts,
1620 12th Ave,
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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By Susan Soon He Stanton, Directed by Bobbin Ramsey In this dark and twisted comedy, two lovelorn sisters, an ax-wielding hunk, and the poet and lover Federico Garcia Lorca uncover their destiny when their past comes back to haunt them. They wrestle through time only to discover the real horror is in their bones. FEATURING Allison Standley Samie Spring Detzer* Jany Ballaco Robert Bergin Jeffrey Azevedo* Ian Bond WITH DESIGNS BY Julia Welch Tristan Roberson* Shaudi Vahdat James Schreck* Sonya Hachez…

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