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September 2018

Nick Thorburn: Penguins

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - October 31 @ 9:00 pm
Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery
FREE

Nick Thorburn (indie-pop icon and frontman of The Unicorns, Islands, and Mister Heavenly) presents his first published comics collection, Penguins. Told almost entirely without words, Penguins is one of the most playfully original graphic novels in recent memory. Relying on visual expression and the physical movement of his penguin characters, as well as the formal properties of sequential drawings (with penguins routinely moving within and without each page’s panel borders), Penguins is a series of interconnected short strips that, without…

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Living Art of Bonsai: Elements of Design

September 19 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
Pacific Bonsai Museum
FREE

‘Cool!”, ‘Beautiful!,’ ‘Amazing!’: bonsai have universal appeal. But why? What makes them so beautiful? You are invited to experience our 2018 special exhibit, Living Art of Bonsai: Elements of Design, in which we’ll break down major design elements of bonsai art—line, shape, form, space, color, and texture—and explore each element in detail. See how these design elements appear in bonsai, in trees, and in other works of art. Explore the exhibit and discover things you may not have seen before. Opens…

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National Geographic Photo Ark at Woodland Park Zoo

September 19 @ 9:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
The Woodland Park Zoo
$20

While you're visiting real live zoo animals, take a look at National Geographicphotographer Joel Sartore's animal portraits for NatGeo's Photo Ark, which seeks to document every animal species in captivity.

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Summer 2018 Exhibitions at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

September 19 @ 10:00 am - September 30 @ 6:00 pm
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
FREE

The museum showcases established and new artists, including the collaborators Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles; creators of mixed media honoring Tribal Canoe Journeys; sculptor Marceil DeLacey in her first solo exhibition; and animal painter Carrie Goller. Plus, there are treasures from BIMA founder Cynthia Sears's artists' book stash and selections from the museum's permanent collections.

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Three Days of Rain

September 28 @ 8:00 pm - October 6 @ 10:00 pm
The Slate Theater
$20

Albatross Theatre Lab presents THREE DAYS OF RAIN BY RICHARD GREENBERG Directed by Simon Irving September 28–October 6, 2018 at The Slate Theater Produced in partnership with Penguin Productions New York City, 1995. Siblings Walker and Nan Janeway reunite with their childhood friend Pip to read the will of their inscrutable father, famed architect Ned Janeway. After a shocking bequeathing of assets, long-hidden secrets and repressed memories are unearthed as the three attempt to make sense of their parents’ inexplicable lives. Act two…

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October 2018

Calvin Wagner: Exotic Fruits

October 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar
FREE

Calvin Wagner is a 28 year old self taught painter from Seattle. He has a BA in art history and philosophy from Evergreen State College, and planning his move to Barcelona for an atelier program in the Fall. Using old Dutch and Venetian methods, he blends realism and surrealism into a narrative of absurdity, angst, common dreams of the impossible, and hella spiritual shit. His work is often caught between “I understand” and “what the hell is going on that…

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BOREALIS: A Festival of Light

October 11 @ 6:30 pm - October 14 @ 9:00 pm
MOHAI
FREE

BOREALIS, a festival of light is a first-in-the US global competition and exhibition of technology and light art that takes place each evening in the South Lake Union neighborhood October 11-14, 2018. The festival is free to the public and features a unique combination of live music, street art performance, lighting art installations, and multi-media video mapping designed to transform surrounding built environments of landmark buildings and facades into a virtual reality extravaganza – an urban canvas for unconventional storytelling by…

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The Night Parade

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - November 3 @ 9:00 pm
$20

NIGHT PARADE REBATEnsemble Theatre Group, in association with Pork Filled Productions, invites you to a special theatrical event that promises to thrill and entertain. Taking place in a secret location, NIGHT PARADE draws from the Japanese folk tale, Hyakki Yako (lit. Night Parade of a Hundred Demons) and reimagines it as a night of haunting revelry. "Brilliant, innovative and deeply troubled. In life, Shunkuno Arashi was a pioneer of Japanese art who was unknown to the world until the last…

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Miscast

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rendezvous
$14

Miscast is a comedy show that is at once familiar and surprising. Seattle’s funniest comedians take the stage opposite performers who are bringing well-known characters from film and television to the stage. The catch? The films and shows are ones that the comedian has never seen. Miscast is the show that gives the audience a leg up on the improvisers, who are thrown in the middle of a famous work and forced to make it up as they go along.…

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West Seattle Harvest Fest

October 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
California Ave
FREE

Quickly becoming a West Seattle beloved fall event, Harvest Fest will once again bring out the costumed (kids, adults and pets!), the daring (chili cook-off) and musical (parade) and the thirsty (root beer garden) as the West Seattle Junction closes down California Ave for a fantastic fall festival.

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