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Everything you need to know about the hottest tickets in town: Seattle events for November 2018

Justin Timberlake hits the Tacoma Dome for a two-night stand Nov. 12-13. (Amy Harris / Invision / AP)

From Drake and Justin Timberlake live shows to a Lin-Manuel Miranda musical and rather more, our Seattle Occasions arts writers dish on subsequent month’s most buzzworthy arts-and-entertainment events.

Look Forward

The times are getting grayer, the temperatures chillier — good for spending time indoors having fun with the nice live shows, exhibits and events on deck in November. The Tacoma Dome and its $30 million renovation welcome Drake and Justin Timberlake; authors Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bob Woodward and Susan Orlean come to city; and the Harry Potter universe opens its subsequent chapter with the launch of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.” Right here’s what you need to put in your calendar subsequent month.



“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”

The Harry Potter universe lives on: J.Okay. Rowling wrote the screenplay for this sequel to 2016’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” with Johnny Depp as the title tyrant, Jude Regulation as the younger Albus Dumbledore and Eddie Redmayne as his former scholar Newt Scamander, whose process is to kill Grindelwald. Wands at the prepared!

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Limitless Digital Entry. $1 for four weeks.

Opens Nov. 16.

Moira Macdonald


Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus

When these ascending indie-rock stars booked a run of dates collectively, they determined to report a tour- unique single to slang on the street. Seems their chemistry was a spigot they couldn’t shut off, as one track become three, which become six. The soul-baring trio’s shared Google Drive folder turned a artistic protected area the place no concept — down to the Crosby, Stills & Nash-evoking cowl — was out of the query. The ensuing EP beneath the identify boygenius drops Nov. 9 as the tour — co-headlined by Baker and Bridgers, with Dacus opening, and all three performing solo units — will get underway.

7:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24; Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle; $25.50-$27.50; 800-982-2787,

Michael Rietmulder


Susan Orlean

Orlean’s lengthy been recognized for her sensible, warmhearted nonfiction writing, in the pages of The New Yorker and in books like “The Orchid Thief” — and her newest guide seems like a present to anybody who loves books and libraries. “The Library Book” is each a true-crime thriller involving the 1986 hearth that decimated the Los Angeles Public Library and a love letter to libraries in all places. “It wasn’t that time stopped in the library,” Orlean writes, of how a go to to a public library together with her son introduced again reminiscences of comparable visits as a toddler together with her personal mom. “It was as if it were captured here, collected here, and in all libraries — and not only my time, my life, but all human time as well. In the library, time is dammed up — not just stopped, but saved.” (She’s talking, natch, at Seattle Public Library.)

7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7; Seattle Public Library’s Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free; 206-386-4636,

Moira Macdonald


“A Bright Room Called Day”

“We live in Berlin. It’s 1932. I feel relatively safe.” These chilling 10 phrases tumble out of the mouth of an actress at a boozy New Yr’s get together, mere seconds into Tony Kushner’s 1985 play about the rise of Hitler. It’s additionally the marquee quote on The Williams Challenge’s poster for this manufacturing, floating alongside photographs of President Trump, Mark Zuckerberg and Colin Kaepernick. (From “Angels in America” to “Day,” Kushner’s performs are all the time hyper-temporal, very particular about the time and place in which they’re set, however by some means by no means wither into feeling dated.) When The Williams Challenge levels a play, it often means enterprise: hotblooded, extremely related theater that busts past the regular confines of a stage. (Final yr, they carried out a bracing model of James Baldwin’s “Blues for Mister Charlie” at Emerald Metropolis Bible Fellowship on Rainier Avenue.) After a current present at On the Boards, one native theatergoer buttonholed one other, asking what he was excited to see in the close to future. The emphatic reply: “The Williams Project doing ‘A Bright Room Called Day.’ See that.”

By means of Nov. 18; The Williams Challenge at Hillman Metropolis Collaboratory, 5623 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; pay what you will; 206-494-5364,

Brendan Kiley

Taiwan Philharmonic with pianist Stephen Hough

This orchestra’s Seattle debut in the acoustically heat Gerlich Theater (previously Meany Theater) will supply Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 and the “Dancing Song,” from “Three Aboriginal Songs for Orchestra” of Taiwanese composer Gordon Chin. The extremely regarded pianist Hough is the night’s soloist, in the mighty Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1. Shao-Chia Lü conducts.

7:30 p.m. Nov. three; Gerlich Theater at Meany Corridor, College of Washington; $53-$75; youth ages 5-17 free per paid grownup (two youth tickets per grownup);

Melinda Bargreen




Nathaniel Philbrick

Calling all historical past buffs: Philbrick, a former Nationwide Ebook Award winner (“In the Heart of the Sea”), is right here together with his newest nonfiction work, “In the Hurricane’s Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown.”

three p.m. Sunday, Nov. four; Elliott Bay E-book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle; free; 206-624-6600,

Seattleness: A Cultural Atlas 

Seattle residents Tera Hatfield, Jenny Kempson and Natalie Ross, who collectively wrote the guide “Seattleness: A Cultural Atlas,” converse about our ever-changing metropolis in a dialogue moderated by UW geography professor Sarah Ellwood.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. Eight; Rainier Arts Middle, 3515 S. Alaska St., Seattle; $5; 206-652-4255,

Lisa Halliday

Halliday’s acclaimed debut novel, “Asymmetry,” winner of final yr’s Whiting Award, simply retains gathering momentum; it was described by The New York Occasions as “somehow all at once, a transgressive roman à clef, a novel of ideas and a politically engaged work of metafiction.” It’s newly out in paperback.

7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9; Elliott Bay Ebook Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle; free; 206-624-6600,

R.O. Kwon, Danya Kukafka

Kwon, whose debut novel “The Incendiaries” got here out earlier this yr, shall be interviewed by Seattle resident and best-selling writer Kukafka, whose debut “Girl in Snow” acquired Hearst’s Crime Novel of the Yr Award in the U.Okay.

6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10; Third Place Books at Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Method N.E., Lake Forest Park; free; 206-366-3333,

Pete Souza

Souza, the official White Home photographer for then-President Barack Obama, has a brand new guide out referred to as “Shade,” which juxtaposes photographs from the Obama and Trump administrations.

7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11; Benaroya Corridor, 200 College St., Seattle; $47-$147 (consists of copy of guide); 206-621-2230,

Joseph Fink

The perfect-selling writer of “It Devours!” and “Welcome to Night Vale” comes to city together with his newest thriller, “Alice Isn’t Dead,” about a trucker looking for the spouse she assumed to be lifeless.

7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12; College Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 N.E. 43rd St., Seattle; $19.99 (admits two, consists of e-book); 800-335-7323,

Writers Underneath the Affect: Ursula Okay. Le Guin 

In honor of the late science-fiction writer, native writers Eileen Gunn, David Naimon and Nisi Scarf will current tales and reflections on Le Guin’s legacy.

7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17; Hugo Home, 1634 11th Ave., Seattle; free; 206-322-7030,

Nathan Englander

Englander, writer of the story assortment “What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank,” is right here to speak about his newest novel, the political thriller “Dinner at the Center of the Universe.”

7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17; Stroum Jewish Group Middle, 3801 E. Mercer Approach, Mercer Island; $12-$25 (greater worth consists of guide); 206-652-4255,

Jonathan Franzen

Franzen, a Nationwide Ebook Award winner for “The Corrections,” will converse about his new essay assortment, “The End of the End of the Earth,” which covers subjects starting from Edith Wharton to local weather change.

7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19; Pigott Auditorium at Seattle College, 901 12th Ave., Seattle; free; 206-624-6600,

David Sedaris

Sedaris’ frequent appearances listed here are all the time a pleasure (is it shut sufficient to Christmas to ask for an excerpt from “The Santaland Diaries”?); he’ll share each revealed tales and works in progress. (His newest assortment, “Calypso,” is a gem, specializing in his evolving relationship together with his aged father.)

7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19; Benaroya Corridor, 200 College St., Seattle; $50-$59; 206-624-6600,

Liane Moriarty

HBO’s mesmerizing collection “Big Little Lies” was based mostly on Moriarty’s wildly widespread novel about schemes and secrets and techniques amongst grade-school mothers in an Australian seaside city. She’s right here together with her newest novel, “Nine Perfect Strangers,” a page-turner set in a mysterious well being resort.

7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19; Third Place Books at Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Approach N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (signing line tickets obtainable with buy of guide); 206-366-3333,

Neil deGrasse Tyson

The astrophysicist and best-selling writer (his newest: “Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military”) is right here for two evenings of lectures. Nov. 26’s speech will concentrate on “Adventures in Science Literacy,” and Nov. 27 can be “The Cosmic Perspective.”

7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 26-27; Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle; $45.75-$85.75; 800-982-2787,

Bob Woodward

The legendary Washington Publish journalist and writer of “All the President’s Men” will converse about his new guide about the Trump presidency, “Fear: Trump in the White House.”

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28; Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle; $25-$75; 800-982-2787,

Paul Dorpat

Native historian Dorpat’s “Seattle Now & Then” column has been a part of The Seattle Occasions’ Sunday journal since 1982; he and photographer Jean Sherrard will converse about their new guide, “Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred,” which pairs lots of Dorpat’s most compelling columns with new modern photographs.

2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25; Fremont Department Library, 731 N. 35th St., Seattle; free, 206-684-4084, Additionally at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29; Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Means N.E., Lake Forest Park; free; 206-366-3333, 

Natalie Baszile

As a part of Hugo Home’s “Word Works” collection, the writer of the novel “Queen Sugar” (set on a sugar-cane plantation in Louisiana, and presently a tv collection created by Ava DuVernay) will converse about the connection between place and character, and between place and emotion.

7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29; Hugo Home, 1634 11th Ave., Seattle; free; 206-322-7030,

Jonathan Lethem

Lethem returns to the detective style, for the first time since his 1999 Nationwide Ebook Critics Circle Award-winning novel “Motherless Brooklyn,” with “The Feral Detective,” a story about a misplaced woman set in the days surrounding the Trump inauguration.

7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29; Elliott Bay Guide Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle; free; 206-624-6600, Additionally at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30; Ravenna Third Place Books, 6504 20th Ave. N.E., Seattle; $45 (consists of lunch and replica of guide); 206-525-2347,

Moira Macdonald: [email protected]



Music of Remembrance 20th Birthday Celebration Live performance

A complete and thought-provoking program options highlights from 20 years of MOR’s pioneering legacy of brand-new music, opera, choral works and dance, that includes a cornucopia of such eminent composers and performers as Paul Schoenfield, Jake Heggie, Lori Laitman, Robert Orth, Donald Byrd/Spectrum Dance Theater, Erich Parce and the Northwest Boychoir.

four p.m. Sunday, Nov. four; Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Corridor, Benaroya Corridor, 200 College St., Seattle; $55;

Jordi Savall: “Routes of Slavery”

Savall, an excellent researcher and performer of early music, is joined right here by musicians from Africa, Europe and the Americas in a wide-ranging program of music, dance and spoken phrase tracing the story of the African diaspora in the Previous and New Worlds. Introduced by Seattle Symphony and Early Music Seattle.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6; Benaroya Corridor, 200 College St., Seattle; $31-$51,

Vienna Boys Choir

These beloved Viennese cherubs are again in Seattle, with a single efficiency of various repertoire beneath the path of Oliver Stech. (There are 4 choirs, which take turns touring; the boys’ age span is 10-14, and every choir member sings about 80 live shows a yr.) This system is probably going to embrace conventional favorites and a nod to their new recording, “Strauss Forever.”

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13; Benaroya Corridor, 200 College St., Seattle; $25-$80; 206-215-4747,

Inon Barnatan, pianist, in recital

Dubbed “one of the most admired pianists of his generation” by The New York Occasions, Barnatan is providing a reasonably unimaginable program right here in Seattle — starting from baroque items by Bach, Handel, Rameau and Couperin to works of Ravel, Brahms, Barber, Ligeti and Adès. It’s like an summary of keyboard historical past.

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14; Benaroya Corridor, 200 College St., Seattle; $25-$123; 206-215-4747,

Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony

The world’s most recognizable symphony is heard once more in Benaroya Corridor, when the Seattle Symphony presents the nice Fifth in a program led by conductor Kirill Karabits, chief conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony and music director of the Deutsches Nationwide Theater Weimar. This system’s soloist is pianist Boris Giltburg, the 2013 winner of the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competitors, performing the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 5.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15; Eight p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17; 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18; Benaroya Corridor, 200 College St., Seattle; $22-$122; 206-215-4747,

Melinda Bargreen: [email protected]



All Premiere

Pacific Northwest Ballet, beneath the inventive course of Peter Boal, likes to change issues up, so the firm is following final month’s lyrical Jerome Robbins Pageant with this night of very modern work — all of it new to Northwest audiences. Alejandro Cerrudo, whose whimsical and surreal “Little mortal jump” has shortly grow to be an viewers favourite, returns with the 2015 work “Silent Ghost”; “Cacti,” set to a string quartet and that includes dancers trapped on monumental Scrabble tiles, is a 2010 work from the Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman; and PNB soloist Kyle Davis presents the world premiere of “A Dark and Lonely Space,” his first work for the PNB mainstage.

Nov. 2-11; Marion Oliver McCaw Corridor, 321 Mercer St., Seattle; $30-$187; 206-441-2424,

HYPERNOVA: “Bitter Suites”

Just a little bit pop, somewhat bit classical and rather a lot pastel, “Bitter Suites” is a coming-of-age reflection courtesy of Rainbow Fletcher, who first caught the public’s collective eyeballs as the head choreographer of the Can Can Castaways — an experimental, contemporary-dance firm in attractive/burlesque drag tucked in a subterranean bar at Pike Place Market. Since then, she’s labored with artist/dancers like Ezra Dickinson and Jess Klein, making work that’s extremely attuned to grown-up themes (and extremely athletic), however all the time reaching to discover some sincerity and innocence underpinning the gaudiness of expertise.

Nov. Eight-11; Velocity Dance Middle, 1621 12th Ave., Seattle; $15-$25; 206-325-8773,

Compagnie Käfig: “Pixel”

The Lyon-based firm, based by French-Algerian hip-hop choreographer Mourad Merzouki, makes its Seattle debut with a bit about having a physique in the digital age.

Nov. Eight-10; Gerlich Theater at Meany Corridor, College of Washington, Seattle; $41-$60; 206-543-4880,

Moira Macdonald: [email protected]; Brendan Kiley: [email protected]



Tickets are already on sale (or shall be very shortly) for the following films at

“The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”

It’s not solely clear precisely what this family-fantasy movie has to do with the “Nutcracker” ballet as all of us know and adore it, however it has a powerful forged (Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and ballerina Misty Copeland, for starters) and the costumes, by the nice Jenny Beavan, appear to be a candy-flavored dream.

Opens Nov. 2.

“The Girl in the Spider’s Web”

Queen Elizabeth (“The Crown”), Neil Armstrong’s spouse Janet (“First Man”) and now Lisbeth Salander … it’s protected to say that British actor Claire Foy isn’t getting typecast lately. She’ll play the renegade superhacker created by Stieg Larsson (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) in this suspense drama, based mostly on the guide by David Lagercrantz.

Opens Nov. 9.


No film this fall has a pedigree fairly like this: Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”), acclaimed novelist/screenwriter Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl”), Oscar-winning star Viola Davis (“Fences”); and a delicious-sounding plot about a gaggle of Chicago mob widows who determine to band collectively to end their husbands’ final job. It’s based mostly on a 1983 novel by Lynda La Plante (“Prime Suspect”). I’m already in line.

Opens Nov. 16.

Moira Macdonald: [email protected]




The Tacoma Dome unveils the outcomes of its $30 million renovation with a run of November exhibits, beginning with Drake’s double-whammy tour with lure kings Migos. The tour has been plagued with a number of postponements for ambiguous causes. Canada’s favourite rap crooner shattered streaming data this summer time together with his up-and-down double album “Scorpion” — proof that everybody wants an editor.

7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1; Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D St., Tacoma; $75.50-$595.50; 253-272-3663,

Justin Timberlake

Regardless of a duet with licensed nation man Chris Stapleton and a track truly referred to as “Flannel,” JT’s supposed woodsman makeover proved a little bit of a pump pretend. However “Man of the Woods,” his first album in 5 years, was hardly a slam dunk. Lukewarm reception or no, the grown-up prince of pop has 20 years of arena-dazzling expertise to financial institution on for this two-night stint in Tacoma.

7:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 12-13; Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D St., Tacoma; $53.50-$479; 253-272-3663,


This Houston-based instrumental group is popping heads fusing surfy psych rock, Thai funk and dubby worldbeat into stress-reducing soundscapes that slowly roll like mild ocean waves on sandy seashores. The intrepid three-piece brings its hammock-and-headphones tunes to the bigger Moore Theatre after enjoying Neumos this spring.

Eight p.m. Friday, Nov. 16; Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle; $22.50; 800-982-2787,

Freakout Pageant

The sixth-annual membership fest returns to Ballard with one other numerous, faintly psych-leaning lineup of beloved locals from Shabazz Palaces to scuzz-punk thrashers Monsterwatch, and out-of-towners like All Them Witches and Suicide Squeeze’s darkly trippy storage rockers Dying Valley Women. Anticipate reverb aplenty as the two-night blowout, backed by native label Freakout Data, takes over a handful of neighborhood venues.

Nov. 16-17; numerous occasions and places; $35-$60;

Michael Rietmulder: [email protected]




Tanya Saracho’s 2017 play, now at Seattle Public Theater, is a two-character excavation of what it means for Lucia, a Mexican-born author working for a U.S. TV community, to be “real” — in the eyes of token-minority-hiring bosses, and in the eyes of the janitor who takes out the rubbish. The manufacturing’s actual pleasure comes from watching the two actors dance round Saracho’s seemingly informal, however politically charged, negotiations. Marco Adiak Voli performs the janitor with a bearish, marshmallow allure. He’s the mild sort of robust man, completely devoid of menace. As Lucia, actor Ana María Campoy provides us a special animal altogether: at her most weak, Lucia looks like a flailing, hypercerebral fish who’s simply been caught, annoyed that she will’t assume her means again into the water. However deep down, we will sense the stirring instincts of a shark.

Via Nov. four; Seattle Public Theater, 7312 W. Inexperienced Lake Drive N., Seattle; $17-$34; 206-524-1300;

“Parliament Square”

Playwright James Fritz bashed out “Parliament Square” — about a younger mom on a mission to make a dramatic protest for an undisclosed purpose — in a couple of days, simply in time to submit it for a 2015 Bruntwood prize. It gained. “Square” messes with time: one second fills a whole act; years’ value of historical past are fragmented into fast blips. Now Pony World takes on the script. The corporate’s previous work has distilled formidable concepts into highly effective little dramas, together with “Suffering, Inc.,” which reduce up bits from Chekhov performs to construct a poignantly dour, modern workplace drama. In Pony World’s palms, “Parliament Square” sounds particularly promising. Directed by Sann Corridor.

By means of Nov. 17; Pony World Theatre at 12th Avenue Arts, 1620 12th Ave., Seattle; $15-$20; 800-838-3006,

“A People’s History”

If there’s one factor monologuist Mike Daisey is aware of how to do, it’s this: Take an enormous theme (the idea of cash, or Nikola Tesla, or the Chilly Warfare), research it, personalize it, then come again to the stage with a narrative you hold wanting to proceed even after it ends. For “A People’s History,” Daisey has scoured his previous high-school historical past textbook subsequent to Howard Zinn’s 1980 work “A People’s History of the United States,” handed it via the kidneys of his personal expertise as a citizen of the 21st-century United States, and are available again with a collection of 18 new historical past classes for the remainder of us. Each efficiency in this run is a brand new present (from Columbus to Columbine, from the Mexican-American Struggle to no matter may occur in the headlines between now and the deadline). Whether or not or not you agree together with his findings, Daisey stays a rattling high quality storyteller.

By way of Nov. 25; Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St., Seattle; $16-$57; 206-443-2222,

“In the Heights”

Maybe you’ve heard of Lin-Manuel Miranda? “Hamilton“? No? Then you’re previous my potential to assist. For the remainder of you: “In the Heights” was Miranda’s best-known challenge (with an help from playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes) earlier than “Hamilton” hypnotized popular culture. He started writing the musical as a sophomore at Wesleyan College and it turned a Tony Award-winning touchstone about the individuals and the modifications in the Dominican-dominated Manhattan neighborhood. Directed by Might Adrales (“Vietgone,” many others).

Nov. 23-Dec. 30; Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St., Seattle; $16-$112; 206-443-2222,

Brendan Kiley: [email protected]



Eirik Johnson: “Pine”

On this case, “Pine” is a pun. Native artist Eirik Johnson spent years learning and photographing the stuff individuals carve into timber. Unsurprisingly, numerous it’s about love and heartbreak, like his haunting prints of hearts, crossed-out hearts, farewells (“GOODBYE E.T.C.”) and a mysterious “HER,” carved in block letters into the white trunk of what could also be a birch. Johnson has additionally constructed a playlist impressed by the photographs from artists SassyBlack, Whiting Tennis, Tenderfoot and others.

By means of Dec. 1; G. Gibson Gallery, 104 W. Roy St., Seattle; free; 206-587-4033,

“Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India”

Seattle Occasions staffer Madeline McKenzie writes that “Peacock in the Desert” at Seattle Artwork Museum gives “an immersive look at the artistic and cultural heritage of the court of Jodhpur over five centuries. The exhibit’s 250 objects, many of which have never been seen beyond palace walls, include intricate paintings, decorative arts, elaborate tents, canopies, textiles, jewelry and weapons from the 16th through the mid-20th century.”

By way of Jan. 21; Seattle Artwork Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle;$14.95-$24.95 (half worth on first Thursdays); 206-654-3210,

Dylan Neuwirth: “OMNIA”

To some individuals, neon artwork simply isn’t that fascinating: a glowing glass tube is a glowing glass tube is a glowing glass tube. However Georgia-born Dylan Neuwirth’s sculptures have the weight of esoteric significance, like symbols you’d discover in a medieval alchemy guide: strains, circles, tetrahedrons in eerie blues and reds. Others are glowing white, empty signifiers of our tweet-drunk world (“steal it better,” “feeling some type of way,” “will you molly me?”). What depths is Neuwirth plumbing? What artifacts is he excavating down there? Throughout 2017’s Out of Sight group present, he haunted the darkish rooms of his sculptures, wanting and speaking like a mad scientist/wizard: about early cathode tubes, particle accelerators, the mysterious properties of aluminum, how the first scientists capturing noble gases like argon additionally had to be their very own glassblowers. Wild, man. For “OMNIA,” Neuwirth has infused Bellevue Arts Museum, in and out, together with his digital-electric enigmas.

By way of March 24; Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Means N.E., Bellevue; $5-$15; 425-519-0770,

Clyde Petersen: “Merch & Destroy”

Musician, filmmaker and all-around omni-artist Clyde Petersen conjures a present from 20 years on the street with musicians together with Kimya Dawson, Laura Veirs, Aesop Rock and his personal Your Coronary heart Breaks. Petersen has re-created the iconic habitats for touring bands — the van and the inexperienced room — together with cardboard devices that slyly upend the intercourse ‘n’ wild-child tropes which have come to outline (and hang-out) rock ‘n’ roll.

Via April 14; Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Means N.E., Bellevue; $5-$15; 425-519-0770,

Brendan Kiley: [email protected]