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Fuck the Weather, See Some Art!

It's the Last First Thursday Art Walk of the Year—Do You Really Want to Miss It?

The Seasons' Canon Took My Head Off

Pacific Northwest Ballet's Latest Show Is One of the Best I've Seen

Welcome to the Age of Permanent Pessimism

We Should Not Be Surprised by the Current and Dismal State of Affairs

Get Ready to Freakout (Again)

Freakout Fest Teams Up with Crocodile for a Weekend Edition of the Beloved Music Festival

Seattle Sticker Patrol: Let's Assess Our Chaos Levels

We Could All Stand to Have a Little More Chaos in Our Lives, tbh

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This Week's Comics: An Old West Murder Mystery on Mars

Plus: Chaos! Adventure! And the Occasional Smooch!

Posse on Broadway

The First Draft Program at 5th Avenue Theatre Seeks to Transform Musical Theater

Wakanda Forever Is Artistically Not as Strong as Black Panther, but It's Politically More Radical

A History Lesson Lurks Below the Explosions, Clashing Swords, and Other Superhero Spectacles

Seattle’s Music Scene Is Broken: Here’s How We Can Begin to Fix It

We Spoke to Musicians, Talent-Buyers, Club Owners, and Leaders in the Music Community to Find Out What Happens Next

Artists of the Week

Joe Rudko's Abstract Reflections

The Stranger's Artist of the Week

Wokeface Wants You to Be Happy

The Stranger's Artist of the Week

Keven Furiya Reframes the Mundane

The Stranger's Artist of the Week

Kellie Talbot’s Venerable Decay

The Stranger’s Artist of the Week

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Fall Arts 2022

Two Photography Titans Are Coming to Seattle

Here's a Sneak Peek at the Upcoming Dawoud Bey & Carrie Mae Weems: In Dialogue exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum

Orcas Island Film Festival Is Our Cannes

There Are Neither Stars nor Yachts, but the Curation Is Damn Good

The Irresistible Rise of Freakout Festival

The Experimental Music Festival Celebrates a Decade of Mad Audio-Visual Alchemy

The Biggest Fall 2022 Arts Events in Seattle

Performances, Readings, Visual Art, Music, Film, and More

‘Round the World and Back Again

They created your favorite computer games in the '80s and '90s and then disappeared. Can Ken and Roberta Williams revolutionize the industry one more time?

A Multimedia, Multicultural, Multidimensional Symphonic Bonanza

Oscar-Winning Composer Tan Dun Transforms an Ancient Temple into an Epic Symphony

Tish Gallow Keeps Black Music Alive in Columbia City

The local concert promoter sits down with Charles Mudede to talk about Whitney Houston, Beatwalk, and her big plans for fall

"I'd Buy That For a Dollar"

How Paul Verhoeven's Sci-Fi Films Critique American Capitalism

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