Our weekly round-up of arts and culture news in the Greater Seattle area.
The Seattle Times, Paul de Barros
“I’m very against the grain,” says 41-year-old violist and composer Eyvind Kang, sipping homemade soup in the sunny living room of the Wallingford home he shares with his wife and sometime collaborator, vocalist Jessika Kenney.
The Stranger, David Schmader
Everything Happening in Film This Season.
Lighting up the freshly renovated Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute for nine days straight, the 10th anniversary of the African American Film Festival opens with a 30th-anniversary screening of John Sayles’s indie sci-fi classic The Brother from Another Planet, closes with the newest work by the legendary Robert Townsend, and crams a whole bunch of good stuff in between. See langstoninstitute.org for the full schedule.
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S, 684-4758, langstoninstitute.org
Concerto Barocco’: A dancer’s life’s work in one ballet Crosscut, Alice Kaderlan
“Ballet is woman,” choreographer George Balanchine is famously quoted as saying. None of his ballets embodies that sentiment more than “Concerto Barocco.”
The Seattle Times, Melissa Davis
Seattle Rep, currently staging David Lindsay-Abaire’s popular play “Good People,” is offering a Dollar Store Deal for patrons. Starting Wednesday, the theater is making 25, $1 tickets available for each performance until the show ends on March 31.
The Stranger, Jen Graves
On Tuesday I snuck into the gleaming construction site you see above. That’s your first glimpse when you push open the door of the charming caramel-brick storefront at 325 Westlake—a site promising to become a big, beautiful, new contemporary art exhibition and residency space in South Lake Union, going under the name Mad Art.