February 15

Spring Enrichment

As the chill of winter fades away, welcome back the sun with a bevy of concerts, exhibitions, classes, and performances this spring.

Storytelling for Business
School for Visual Concepts
February 24
Stories are the way we share, communicate, intrigue, and convince one another. This daylong workshop conducted by Expedia content strategist, Tizzy Asher, focuses on how compelling storytelling can solve business problems. $365.

Cornish Presents: Miguel Zenón Quartet
PONCHO Concert Hall
March 1
Presented by Earshot Jazz, acclaimed composer and saxophonist Miguel Zenón joins his long-time bandmates to celebrate the release of his latest album Tipico. $18 for general public.

Letterpress: Create at Lunch
School for Visual Concepts
March 3
Let your creativity out to play with this introductory letterpress course. Learn to mix ink, select the right typeface, and operate a hand proofing press all in this two-hour course. $85; 12:00pm-2:00pm.

The Center for Wooden Boats 41st Annual Gala & Auction
MOHAI
March 4
Join the Center for Wooden Boats’ largest fundraiser of the year, with themed competitions, games, raffles, a photo booth, and more. $150 per person.

Form Over Function: Ceramic Sculptures
Winston Wachter Fine Art
March 4–April 8
These creations are much more than just bowls and cups—six artists explore the ceramic medium’s traditions and push boundaries with innovative sculptures. Each artist creates with clay in drastically different ways, and show just how diverse ceramics can be.

The Visual Meeting: Tools for Documenting Ideas
School for Visual Concepts
March 7
Combat the yawns at your next meeting. This daylong course taught by viz-spark’s creative director, Claire Bronson, showcases how using visuals makes people more productive and creative. $365.

Bridget Kibbey
Emerald City Music
March 17
Emerald City Music, a chamber series that has recently been delighting Seattle and Olympia, continues its trend of elegant evenings with harpist Bridget Kibbey. Collaborating with the talented early music ensemble The Sebastians, this special event highlights Bach reinvented for the harp. $45; includes one drink.

Cornish Presents: Syrinx Effect
PONCHO Concert Hall
March 23
In a mixture of acoustic and electronic, duo Syrinx Effect creates “folk punk jazz” with a trombone and saxophone and a whole range of effects. From floating, meditative loops to bouncing melodies, this improv-focused group keeps you on your toes. $20 for general public.

Create Better Portraits Using Natural and Studio Lighting
Glazer’s Camera
March 25
Learn to manipulate and modify natural light or create new light to get the perfect portrait shot. This hands-on, in-studio class with photographer and portrait specialist Paul Gero will teach you all the tricks to amp up your best portraits. $50.

Portfolio of Possibilities
MadART
April 1–August 27
Enter the multimedia and multisensory studio of three artists who are exploring the compelling relationship between oceanic and celestial themes. Over this spring and summer, watch as several versions of this large artwork develop and grow. Free.

Travel Photography
Glazer’s Camera Classroom
April 2
If you love to travel, learn how to beautifully capture and immortalize all the sights and experiences of your trip. From street scenes and landscapes, to people and architecture, professional photographer John Greengo will teach you all the tricks and techniques to get that perfect shot. $160.

Without Words
Emerald City Music
April 14
Operatic masterpieces inspire this evening of instrumental chamber music; all the opera bravado without a single sung note. Seven esteemed musicians play a variety of classics from Mozart to Schiff. $45; includes one drink.

 

Cornish Dance Theater, Spring 2017
Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center
April 21–22
Cornish Dance Theater presents its performing arts ensemble of the Dance Department, with Spring 2017 choreography by faculty and guest choreographers. $15 for general public.

Art Rising
John Street between Westlake and Dexter and inside Denny Park
May 6
Enjoy live interactive arts performances, 30–40 craft vendors from Urban Craft Uprising, artist tents with projects and displays, and more. Free.

Back To Bach
Emerald City Music
May 26
Johann Sebastian Bach may have left this world long ago but his work has helped shape the way we make music. A listening experience geared at how this master’s music continues to live and influences everything from percussion to cello. $45; includes one drink.

 

Glazer’s PhotoFest 2017
Glazer’s Camera
June 10–11
For the eighth year in a row, Glazer’s two-day PhotoFest brings together professionals and amateur photographers alike for free classes, workshops, photowalks, and demonstrations. A host of seminars and speakers add to lineup, in addition to spectacular camera and equipment sales. Free.

Boeing Flight Path
MOHAI
Through July 2017
Celebrate a century of Boeing flight at MOHAI packed with vintage planes, interactive galleries, and a fresh perspective on Seattle’s history. Admission is free with a museum ticket.

Edible City: A Delicious Journey
MOHAI
Through September 10, 2017
Discover how what Seattleites eat has been a history lesson itself. Stretching back for centuries, learn how raw ingredients, cooking techniques, and the melding of cultures has given Seattle its distinct culinary reputation. Admission is free with museum ticket.

By David Clark and Emmaline Cotter, Cornish Syrinx Photo by Daniel Sheehan, Cornish Dance Photo by Joseph Lambert, Photofest Photo by Amy Kiel

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