In the community this weekend Dec 7, 2011

by Jessica

In addition to 12 Minutes Max this Sunday and Monday, here are a few events to put on your calendar for the weekend:

Opening night reception for Theaster Gates
Seattle Art Museum
Thu | Dec 8 | 6 – 9pm

The opening of Theaster Gates long-awaited installation The Listening Room is here. Incorporating a vast array of disciplines, Gates’ solo exhibition at SAM will transform the gallery with cultural ephemera. Coupled with objects and architectural elements that elicit stories through every day practices, the backbone of the installation will be a collection of vinyl records that reflect cultural and social currents of the 60s, 70s and 80s. Runs through July 1, 2012
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Next Fest NW
Velocity Dance Center
Thu - Mon | Dec 8 – 12

NEXT FEST NW is a dynamic five days of innovative dance performances, screenings, installations and roundtable conversations featuring established artists and rising stars of the Pacific Northwest. Featuring artists like Mike Pham, Kate Wallich, KT Niehoff, Marissa Rae Niederhauser, AmyO/Tinyrage and many many more on the stage, on the screen and in discussions.
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The Somewhere Girls | Don’t Assume I Cook
NW Film Forum

Thu - Sat | Dec 8 - 10 | 8pm

The latest piece on the Live at the Film Forum series comes courtesy of The Somewhere Girls. What does it take to break through to success?  Don't Assume I Cook is a romp through a woman's mind, aided by The Somewhere Girls; Janna Wachter, chanteuse, Victoria Jacobs, dancer and Jamie Maschler on accordion. Through  film, animation, puppetry, interview, atmosphere, song and dance, The Somewhere Girls explore the perpetual perplexing problem of perfection and create a world where cooking skills are not a prerequisite.
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Isaac Layman
Frye Art Museum
Now through Jan 22, 2012

Isaac Layman has, in a few short years, established himself as an exceptional talent and is today one of Seattle’s most respected artists. Now through late january the Frye Art Museum hosts his highly anticipated first solo museum exhibition.
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A Pale and Lovely Place
West of Lenin
Thu - Sun | Dec 9 - 11 | 8pm

The Stranger says: "Kevin Joyce, directed by Kevin Kent, remounts his disturbing one-man musical monologue about a piano-playing imp who woos the audience with a demonic covenant he'd like them to sign. Its rules include 'Chase the Things That Run Away,' 'Take What You Hate and Make It a Present to Yourself,' and 'Make Someone Love You.' Fundamentally, A Pale and Lovely Place is a comedy about how hell isn't just other people—hell is oneself"
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[Isaac Layman. Untitled, 2011. Photographic construction, ink-jet on paper. 59 x 78 in. Collection of the artist.]


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