Saturday is World AIDS Day with several big events planned: a Friday breakfast, a Saturday daytime symposium, and a Saturday evening screening of the 2012 film United in Anger: a History of ACT UP. Seattle Gay Scene has the details.
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Thursday, November 29
- Last day to enter to win up to $500 in free art from Capitol Hill start-up Artsyo in their free entry Pimp My Wall contest.
- Pippin: The Musical, as re-imagined by quiet. A pre-show Carnivale is part of the experience. Through December 8th at Richard Hugo House. 7p.
- Trivia at The Crescent
- If you can’t make it to the Jherek Bischoff + Orchestra concert at The Moore on Saturday, you can catch one of the free rehearsals (with special guests) at Frye Art Museum on Thursday, 3 – 7p and on Friday, 1 – 5p.
- Stranger Genius winner and Capitol Hill’s own Ellen Forney reads from her acclaimed graphic narrative Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me. Trust us: you don’t want to miss this one. Elliott Bay Book Company, 7p.
- An Exploration of Skulls features Simon Winchester sharing the “story of more than 300 animals’ skulls, from every perspective imaginable: historical, biographical, cultural, and iconographic.” Oh and hey, there’s a related app for both the scientifically minded and skull-obsessed. Town Hall, 7:30 – 9:30p.
- Seattle U invites you to its annual holiday tree lighting celebration.
Friday, November 30
- Movie premiere season! Radio Unnamable chronicles Bob Fass, a 60′s counterculture DJ. The opening night of Now, Forager has the director present and includes a special performance by composer Chris Brokaw. Both showing through December 6th at Northwest Film Forum, 7 and 9p. It’s Such a Beautiful Day profiles Academy Award-winning animator Don Hertzfeldt. Fridays only through December 14th. Northwest Film Forum, 11p.
- The opening reception for Dumbfounded Live: The art and goofball design of Jim Koch features new animated paintings, prints and custom toy designs by Jim Koch. Ltd Gallery, 7 – 10p
- Cooperate, an Open Mic Night welcomes all forms of art. Black Coffee Coop (501 E Pine St), 7p – midnight.
- All ages live music performances by Baby Guns, Kellie’s Starlight Wishes, Nightmare Fortress and Legato Bebop at Hollow Earth Radio (2018 E Union St) 8p.
Saturday, December 1
- Gage Academy’s 13th Annual Drawing Jam is a community celebration of music, art, cuisine and creativity. Over 50 models (including dancers, musicians, and costumed performers) are placed and rotated throughout the building. Admission is $10 and includes all art supplies. What a deal! Gage Academy of Art (1501 10th Ave E), 9a- 9p.
- Holiday Storytime with ReAct Theatre at Elliott Bay Book Company, 11a.
- Central Co-op’s Annual Bake Sale entices with twelve local bakeries present offering samples of sweets and savories. Meet the bakers and talk traditional, gluten-free, and vegan baking with the pros. 10% of the bake sale proceeds go to local youth meal programs.
- A Debate Between Thomas Jefferson & Theodore Roosevelt. Rhodes Scholar Clay Jenkinson presents an in-costume and in-character living history performance in three parts. Arrive early to ensure a seat at Town Hall. Doors at 11:15a and performance begins at 12p.
- Author and artist Marsha Glazière signs her new book Eclectic Coffee Spots in Puget Sound, which features 120 coffee houses, 41 paintings, maps and recipes. Vivace Espresso Bar (532 Broadway Ave E) 6 – 8p.
- 1920′s Re:Union a fundraiser for Juvenile Diabetes Research presented by Philathro Seattle. 1920′s attire requested. (And yes, one CAN dance the Charleston to Daft Punk.) Fred Wildlife Refuge, 9p – 2a.
Sunday, December 2
- Only four more Broadway Farmers Market Sundays remain in the 2012 season. Pick up winter squash to tide you through to April 2013. Sundays 11a-3p at Broadway and Pine.
- Holiday High Notes pairs the Northwest Boys Choir with silent film Santas, animated elves and giddy children from days gone by. Northwest Film Forum, 1p and 2:30p.
- Family Holiday Concert & Sing-Along with the Lake Union Civic Orchestra includes classics carols as well as modern tunes such as Frosty the Snowman. (Shhh. Keep those alternative lyrics to yourself.) Town Hall, 2 – 4p.
- Afternoon Poetry with readings from original work by Luke Johnson, Corinna Rosendahl, Jeanine Walker, and Sarah Galvin. Blindfold Gallery, 3p.
- Art Ache Holiday Sale plus an Art Ache After Show with bands Detective Agency, Foreign Friends, and Iji. Vermillion, 3p – midnight.
- A free debut production of Hercules and the Evil Queen, presented by Seattle Playwrights Collective. Despite the name, it is not recommended for children. Elliott Bay Book Company, 6p.
- Sunday marks the two year anniversary of the strange and wonderful variety show Weird and Awesome with Emmett Montgomery. Bring him a cake and he’ll likely work it into the show. Annex Theatre, 7:30p.