Our weekly round-up of arts and culture news relating to the Seattle region.
Nonprofits move beyond black tie to raise funds
Puget Sound Business Journal, Valerie Bauman
Donors received a surprise last year when they opened their invitations to the Gilda’s Club Seattle “Diamonds and Dew Drops” benefit ball.
For Jobs, Some Suggest Funding Arts
Wisconsin Public Radio News, Chuck Quirmbach
Wisconsin is no better than 41st among states in recent job creation. Milwaukee Art Museum director Dan Keegan says Wisconsin could do better at luring entrepreneurs to the state if there’s a more vibrant arts and cultural scene.
Seattle knitters weave steampunk, needlecraft into book
The Seattle Times, Katya Yefimova
The Ladies of Mischief, a Seattle knitters group, has so much fun with creating clothing and dabbling in steampunk, they decided to combine their loves into a book that contains knitting patterns and an adventure novel.
How fitting: Kafka’s “The Trial” in Seattle’s Ellis Island
Crosscut, Thomas May
Arbitrary, inscrutable bureaucratic authorities with the power to determine individual fates. The tension of not knowing. The cruelly frustrating uncertainty of the whole process. In spite of the trappings of reality, life’s daily rituals twisted into a surreal waiting game.
Opening Nights: August: Osage County
Seattle Weekly, Kevin Phinney
The movies have their thrills and moments of excellence, but only the stage can provide a rapid-descent spelunking into the depths of what drives us all. August: Osage County, which won both the Pulitzer and Tony for best drama in 2008, is that kind of play.
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