Russell Brunelle (russellb) wrote,
Russell Brunelle

My 2015 Seattle Arts Calendar


Dec 25 (2014). Big Eyes, Tim Burton's new film about the painter Margaret Keane, opens at Pacific Place 11.

Jan 13 @ 7pm. Matisse art museum broadcast to Pacific Place 11.

Feb 23. Blu-ray release of Mr. Turner, a film about the famous British painter J. M. W. Turner.

Feb 24 @ 7pm. Rembrandt art museum broadcast to Pacific Place 11.

Jun 23 @ 7pm. Vermeer art museum broadcast to Pacific Place 11.

Jul 14 @ 7pm. Impressionist art broadcast to Pacific Place 11.


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.


Feb 7 - May 25. The Pompeii exhibit at Pacific Science Center. Don't miss this!


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.

Jan 20. Blu-ray release of the documentary The Green Prince, which looks pretty interesting.

May 1. Opening of the superhero film Avengers: Age of Ultron.

May 14 - Jun 7. Seattle International Film Festival.

Dec 18. Opening of the science fiction film Stars Wars: The Force Awakens.


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.

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

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.


Jan 20. Release of the new Sleater-Kinney album No Cities to Love.

Mar 12-28. Seattle Symphony performs each of Jean Sibelius' seven symphonies.

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.

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.


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

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.

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.


Feb 3. Release of Trigger Warning, a collection of short stories by 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. and

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

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.

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).

May 10 @ 7pm. The book club at Ada's Technical Books will discuss Scatter, Adapt, and Remember.

May 19. Release of Seveneves, a science fiction novel by Neal Stephenson.

Jun 9. Release of Slow Bullets, a science fiction novel by Alastair Reynolds.

Jul 16 @ 7pm. The book club at Ada's Technical Books will discuss the heartbreaking novel Flowers for Algernon.


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

Jan 20. Last day to stream the BBC's radio drama of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's Good Omens.

Jun 2 @ 7:30pm. The Moth Mainstage at Benaroya Hall.

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