Whether it’s a ballet performance, a song lyric, or a tear-jerking scene from a cinematic masterpiece, art often provides great inspiration to people and countless hours of entertainment. The city of Seattle has a rich art scene providing a diverse offering from music to film to dance. This weekend in Seattle is a great example of how Seattle embraces and celebrates its thriving art scene.
UCLA Festival of Preservation
If you’re a movie lover, you can’t miss the Northwest Film Forum’s UCLA Festival of Preservation in Capitol Hill. For years, the festival has showcased classic and rare, unseen films. On Friday night, they’re playing the Forbidden Love Double Feature, which includes ‘40s and ‘50s classics “Gun Crazy” and “The Chase.” The full schedule of movies can be found on the Northwest Film Forum’s website. Showings begin at 7 p.m. each night until Wednesday and tickets are $6-$10 for a single film or $9-$20 for a double feature pass.
Pacific Northwest Ballet: Kylián + Pite
The Pacific Northwest Ballet is premiering its latest program Friday, November 8, at McCaw Hall. Jiří Kylián features performances that swing effortlessly between the lighthearted and the dark like the more emotional piece, “Forgotten Land,” which is making its local premiere. The program also features Crystal Pite whose work “Emergence” earned acclaim when it premiered in 2009. The company’s latest offering is sure to be thrilling with music by the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra. Tickets and the full schedule can be found here.
Seattle Center hosts The Affordable Art Fair
November 6th kicked off Seattle’s Affordable Art Fair taking place now and through the weekend at the Seattle center with a very simple concept; “an inspiring and friendly atmosphere in which you can find thousands of original paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs all under one roof, ranging from $100-$10,000, with more than half priced under $5,000.” This gathering of pieces from young, emerging artists as well as some of the biggest household names and recent graduate students is a fantastic opportunity to snatch up some work from rising stars in the art world! Tickets and more information here.
If you’re in the mood for some live music this weekend, the city is celebrating some local artists as well as highlighting a classic rock favorite:
- Friday: Seattle’s own Barsuk Records is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a special concert at Neumos on Capitol Hill. Favorite artists such as Maps & Atlases, Menomena, Yellow Ostrich, and many more will be rocking out all night to celebrate this piece of Seattle history.
- Saturday: Head down to the Moore to catch the incredible Seattle Rock Orchestra, performing all of Pink Floyd’s greatest hits accompanied by an exhilarating laser show.