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.
One of the most unique aspects of Seattle is its thriving culinary scene. Because the Northwest coast is home to some of the freshest ingredients, from fish to locally grown produce, there is a sense of pride in the way the people of Seattle pick, prepare, and most importantly consume our food. Whether it’s picking from the heaps of internationally acclaimed restaurants to try or preparing a meal for the family at home, we all know the effect that a great meal can have on ourselves and the community, especially as our appetites seem to kick into gear as the days grow shorter. Foodies and casual diners alike know and are loyal to their favorite spots in the city, but Seattle has long been recognized as city willing to dive into new cuisines which has produced a burgeoning restaurant scene with new eateries popping up almost every week. This weekend, you can be sure to catch some of the Bennion and Deville team at a few of these great culinary events taking place this weekend.
Pike Place Market
Established in the early 1900s, and continuing just as strong today, Pike Place Market is one of the city’s most historic and unique landmarks. As the premier “people’s market” of Washington, Pike Place ushers in hundreds of locals and tourist alike, looking for an authentic market experience. Farmers from across the state bring their goods here, enriching the food community with a wealth of healthy options to satisfy all tastes. With the growing trend of honest, authentic cooking, and farm to table concepts using the bounty of Northwest goods, the market hosts many events that attract people from all walks of life to enjoy one of Seattle’s proudest landmarks.
Arcade Lights This weekend, Pike Place will welcome over 60 local brewers and culinary artisans to share their talents at Arcade Lights on Friday, October 18. For the food and beverage connoisseur, this “celebration of artisan food, beer & wine” is the best event lined up this weekend. Pre-sale Tickets & 21+ tickets are on-sale today for $28 and $35 the day of the event. This is a can’t miss opportunity for anyone looking for a unique, exciting experience in Seattle this weekend.
If you’re looking for a good concert Friday through Sunday, the city ushers in a few of today’s best and most notorious acts.
The Avett Brothers, who released their new cd, Magpie and the Dandelion just 2 days ago are playing at The Key Arena for some good ‘ol fashioned Americana folk sounds.
The always entertaining Kanye West will be taking the stage at The Key Arena.
Hometown hero Chris Cornell will be playing a show at Benaroya Hall.
The phenomenal composer Phillip Glass rounds out the weekend at the Kirkland Performance Center.
No matter what you choose to do this weekend, nothing ends a night better than resting in a Bennion & Deville Fine Home. While Bob Bennion and Bob Deville may not be spotted at the Kanye West show on Saturday, we feel comforted knowing that we can serve this city by providing luxury homes to the incomparable people of Seattle that make our neighborhoods and communities flourish.