Russell Brunelle (russellb) wrote,
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My 2015 Seattle Arts Calendar

Art

Dec 25 (2014). Big Eyes, Tim Burton's new film about the painter Margaret Keane, opens at Pacific Place 11. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Eyes

Jan 13 @ 7pm. Matisse art museum broadcast to Pacific Place 11. http://www.fathomevents.com

Feb 23. Blu-ray release of Mr. Turner, a film about the famous British painter J. M. W. Turner. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fighting_Temeraire

Feb 24 @ 7pm. Rembrandt art museum broadcast to Pacific Place 11. http://www.fathomevents.com

Jun 23 @ 7pm. Vermeer art museum broadcast to Pacific Place 11. http://www.fathomevents.com

Jul 14 @ 7pm. Impressionist art broadcast to Pacific Place 11. http://www.fathomevents.com


Dance

May 29-30 and Jun 4-7. Pacific Northwest Ballet performs works choreographed to Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, and Dmitri Shostakovich's Second Piano Concerto. http://www.pnb.org


Exhibits

Feb 7 - May 25. The Pompeii exhibit at Pacific Science Center. Don't miss this! http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org


Film

Dec 25 (2014). The Imitation Game, a film about Alan Turing (the British mathematician widely considered the father of computer science), opens at SIFF Egyptian, Sundance Cinemas, and Regal Thornton Place. http://theimitationgamemovie.com

Jan 20. Blu-ray release of the documentary The Green Prince, which looks pretty interesting. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2304915/

May 1. Opening of the superhero film Avengers: Age of Ultron. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avengers:_Age_of_Ultron

May 14 - Jun 7. Seattle International Film Festival. http://www.siff.net

Dec 18. Opening of the science fiction film Stars Wars: The Force Awakens. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_The_Force_Awakens


Lectures

Dec 30 @ 7:30pm (2014). The president and director of the Space Frontier Foundation speaks about the next steps for the commercial space industry (e.g. asteroid mining) at T.S. McHugh's. http://www.meetup.com/The-STEAM-Vent/

Mar 5 @ 7:30pm. Cheryl Strayed, the author of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, speaks at Benaroya Hall. http://www.lectures.org

Apr 2-5. George R.R. Martin, who wrote the series of books which HBO's Game of Thrones is based on, speaks at Norwescon. http://www.norwescon.org


Music

Jan 20. Release of the new Sleater-Kinney album No Cities to Love. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleater-Kinney

Mar 12-28. Seattle Symphony performs each of Jean Sibelius' seven symphonies. http://www.seattlesymphony.org

Mar 26 @ 7pm. The Hamsaz Ensemble performs at Town Hall Seattle. This is an opportunity to hear traditional music from various historical periods in Iran, from the 1300's to the present. http://townhallseattle.org

May 3 @ 11am. Live broadcast to the Guild 45th Theatre of the Royal Opera's performance of Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht. http://www.roh.org.uk/cinemas


Outdoors

Jan 20 @ 10am. Registration opens for the Cascade Bicycle Club's ride from Seattle to Vancouver BC, which takes place over Aug 14-16. http://www.cascade.org

Feb 18 @ noon. Individual ticket sales begin for Burning Man, though to purchase one you need to first register between Feb 11 @ noon and Feb 14 @ noon. http://burningman.org

May - Sep. If you want to take an inexpensive weekend vacation on the Alaska Marine Highway System before the end of September, then this is probably the best way to do so: take the Friday 10:30am Greyhound to Bellingham, then the Friday 6pm Alaska MHS ferry to Ketchikan (note the 4pm check-in and the wisdom of claiming a deck chair as soon as you can), and finally the Sunday evening Alaska Air 64 non-stop flight back to Seattle. http://www.dot.state.ak.us/amhs/


Reading

Feb 3. Release of Trigger Warning, a collection of short stories by Neil Gaiman. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Gaiman

Mar 2 @ 7pm. The book club at Ada's Technical Books will discuss Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air. A good choice if you plan to go on a balloon ride in the summer. Also timely, given Google's impending Project Loon deployment; simply put, this year balloons are HOT. http://www.seattletechnicalbooks.com and http://letsgoballooning.com

Mar 10. Release of Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson. http://eriklarsonbooks.com

Mar 17. Paperback release of Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials that Shape Our Man-Made World by Mark Miodownik, which makes learning about science enjoyable in the same way What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions did. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Miodownik

Apr 28 @ 7pm. The book club at Ada's Technical Books will discuss the acclaimed work of science fiction The Martian (a film version of which opens Nov 25). http://www.seattletechnicalbooks.com

May 10 @ 7pm. The book club at Ada's Technical Books will discuss Scatter, Adapt, and Remember. http://www.seattletechnicalbooks.com

May 19. Release of Seveneves, a science fiction novel by Neal Stephenson. http://nealstephenson.com

Jun 9. Release of Slow Bullets, a science fiction novel by Alastair Reynolds. http://voxish.tripod.com

Jul 16 @ 7pm. The book club at Ada's Technical Books will discuss the heartbreaking novel Flowers for Algernon. http://www.seattletechnicalbooks.com


Theatre

Jan 16 - Feb 2. Washington Ensemble Theatre presents Sprawl, representing the first opportunity to see a play in the new 12th Avenue Arts building. http://washingtonensemble.org

Jan 20. Last day to stream the BBC's radio drama of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's Good Omens. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04knthd

Jun 2 @ 7:30pm. The Moth Mainstage at Benaroya Hall. http://lectures.org
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