Let’s go to the movies! See 11 of the 2013 Oscar-nominated films without leaving the Hill this weekend. Just don’t be the boorish know-it-all at the Oscar viewing party, ok? Amour, a 5x Oscar-nominee (and Cannes winner) is playing at Egyptian Theatre. At Harvard Exit you can see all five Best Live Action Shorts Nominees in one seating; purchase another ticket and you can also see all five Best Animated Short Nominees. Ta da! 11 nominated films, one Hill, one weekend.
Oh, and there’s also some sports ball happening on the TV.
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Thursday, January 31
- Music & Beer Pairing at The Pine Box features inspired match ups: Dylan + Sad Eyed Lady, Suge Knight + Boneyard, Guthrie + Engine Trouble, and more. Starts at 4p and goes late.
- Moveable Type: A Literary Mixer invites you to bring a book. Have a drink. Discuss. It’s like a book group where everybody is reading something different. Vermillion, 7:30p.
- Author reading: The Myths of Happiness with Sonja Lyubomirsky, “demonstrates that positively reframing life events can mine the best out of even the darkest situations.”
- Author talking: W. Patrick McCray, author of Visioneers of Speculative Technologies, talks about modern utopians who predicted their technologies could transform society—but it’s not always easy being a modern utopian. Space station? Check. Nanotech? Check. Holodeck? Not yet.Or is it? Town Hall, 7:30 – 9p.
- Weigh in on I-90 tolling at a WSDOT open house.
- Six more authors read: Six writers read from works in progress: Karen Finneyfrock, Aaron Counts, Daemond Arrindell, Tracy Vicory-Rosenquest, Ann Hedreen, and Sara Brickman. Richard Hugo House, 7:30 – 10p.
- A Behanding in Spokane is a comedy about searching for a missing hand. (Um, that’s hand, not head. We mis-read the title too.) Theater Schmeater (at Erickson Theatre 1500 Summit) Thurs, Fri, and Sat through Feb 23rd. 8pm.
- Free tastes of toffee and caramels at Umqua Bank, 10a – 6p.
- Small Frye: storytelling in the galleries for children ages 3 – 5. Frye Art Museum, 11:15 – 11:45a.
- French wine tasting at Paris Eastside, 5 – 7p.
- Show opening for Velvet Legends of Wrestling! an art show celebrating the athleticism, theatre, and cultural impact of professional wrestling. What would Hulk Hogan do? Ltd. Gallery, 7 – 10p.
- Suzi Eszterhas, award winning wildlife photographer shares anecdotes and technical expertise about photographing animals in their habitat at Town Hall Friday 7:30 – 9p. She returns on Saturday 11a – 12p to introduce her new children’s photo-book series Eye on the Wild. Both at Town Hall.
- Join the crew to celebrate skate shop Alive & Well’s 1 Year Anniversary Party with DJ Delve and Four Color Zack. Not at the store, but at 95 Slide (722 E Pike St), 10p.
- Spin the Bottle, the raucous late night variety show, makes it’s monthly First Friday appearance at Annex Theatre, 11p.
Saturday, February 2
- The Russian Concert, a performance by the Ladies Musical Club, celebrates the Nicolai Fechin exhibit. Tickets available starting at 1p; no late seating for the performance. Frye Art Museum, 2p.
- Art studio happy hour and artist salon: eat food and view art in Mary Ann Peters’ studio in Seattle U, followed by a creative salon featuring a localized game of Masterpiece and a dance-off/social hour. Hedreen Gallery (901 12th Ave), Studio visit 4:30 – 6:30, salon 6:30 – 8p.
Sunday, February 3
- Super Bowl viewing parties! We’ve seen events from The Wildrose, The Cuff, and BottleNeck Lounge and Montana. We’ll pull together a last-minute list for the Hill soon. Let us know if you see something fun to add.
- The 2013 Children’s Film Festival wraps up at Northwest Film Forum. A highlight on Sunday is Made in Seattle which features live action and animated films from Seattle film community, including two shorts by Drew Christie and a piece by Stefan Gruber.
- Intimacy: poetry, music and snacks in an art gallery setting. Featuring poets Corinna Ann Rosendahl & Bill Carty with musicians Jackie An of Circadies & Adam Boehmer of Tenderfoot. Blindfold Gallery (1718 E Olive Way), 3p.
- Art Ache Jr. Nite Market, The Comet 3 – 8p.
- Short Stories Live: 19th century visions of the US and Europe. The Short Stories series feature dramatic readings of works within a theme. This event features dramatically read works by Henry James, Mark Twain, and by Louisa May Alcott — the latter’s piece is about a Southern belle experimenting with cannabis. (What? Louisa May Alcott is a VIP?) Town Hall, 4 – 5:30p
- Weird and Awesome with Emmett Montgomery is “like Donny & Marie as produced by Andy Warhol.” Sounds oddly amusing, right? Annex Theatre, 7:30p.