Editor’s note: On Nov. 15, Gov. Jay Inslee issued new restrictions in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, including the closure of indoor service at museums. While many of the events listed below are online, we advise you to call venues and check websites in advance to confirm all event details.
Despite coronavirus pandemic restrictions, arts organizations in the Seattle area are still finding ways to create and present work. Over the next few months, we will update this list with arts events, virtual and otherwise, happening around the Seattle area. If you would like to submit an event for consideration, please fill out the form at the bottom of the post. Please note that filling out the form does not guarantee inclusion.
Byron Schenkman & Friends — Oct. 11-April 25: An online baroque and classical chamber music series starting Oct. 11. See the full schedule online. byronandfriends.org. Free.
Bellevue Chamber Chorus: Kirchner “Bright Morning Stars” Virtual Performance — Nov. 24: Virtual performance of “Bright Morning Stars” by Shawn Kirchner, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24. bellevuechamberchrous.org. Free.
Pacific Northwest Ballet 2020-2021 Season — starting Oct. 15: PNB’s 48th season, including world premieres by Penny Saunders, Jessica Lang, Donald Byrd, Alejandro Cerrudo and Edwaard Liang, will be online. See the PNB website for the full schedule. pnb.org. Starting at $190.
German Cinema Now! Film Stream: Ines Johnson-Spain’s “Becoming Black” — Nov. 25: The film, part of Goethe Pop Up Seattle’s monthly German Cinema Now! series, will be available to stream from 5 to 11 p.m. on Nov. 25. All ticket proceeds benefit Northwest Film Forum. Register online. nwfilmforum.com. Pay-what-you-can.
University of Puget Sound School of Music events — through Dec. 4: Performances, recitals and more from the University of Puget Sound School of Music broadcast live through Dec. 4. See its events calendar for the full schedule. pugetsound.edu. Free.
The Essential 5th Digital Collection: The 5th Avenue Theatre’s 2020/21 Season — starting Oct. 19: The Essential 5th: A Digital Season will feature content created by The 5th that connects viewers to musical theater. Its virtual theater will livestream concerts by Broadway stars, podcasts, backstage stories, and a new show where Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry and Managing Director Bernie Griffin chat with Seattle-based and national guests about musical theater. Three different packages will be available for purchase in October. See its website for more details. 5thavenue.org. Price TBD.
Upcoming Exhibitions at Wa Na Wari — Oct. 2-Jan. 10: Exhibitions featuring work from artists Andrea Coleman, Ilana Harris-Babou, Zahyr Lauren and Zachary James Watkins will be on display at Wa Na Wari from Oct. 2 to Jan. 10. Wa Na Wari, 911 24th Ave., Seattle. 206-485-7563, wanawari.org. Free.
La Vaughn Belle: “A History of Unruly Returns” — Oct. 8-Jan. 3: Exhibition of art from La Vaughn Belle that examines the legacy of Danish colonialism in the West Indies (now the U.S. Virgin Islands.) There will be a virtual artist talk with Belle on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 2 to 3 p.m. Sign up online. National Nordic Museum, 2655 N.W. Market St., Seattle. 206-789-5707, nordicmuseum.org. $10-$18, members/free.
Story Porch: “Shaping the Past” in Seattle — Oct. 31- Dec. 31: This interdisciplinary project that mixes art, architecture and community development in Seattle’s Central District will be available to view from Oct. 31 to Dec. 31. Wa Na Wari, 911 24th Ave. Seattle. goethe.de/ins/us/en. Free.
“Not Your Monolith” — Nov. 5-Dec. 19: Exhibition featuring 15 artists from around the Pacific Northwest presented by the Center on Contemporary Art. The exhibition can be viewed in-person by appointment and online. Center on Contemporary Art, 114 Third Ave. S., Seattle; 206-728-1980. cocaseattle.org. Free.
“Luminous Rhythms” — Nov. 5-28: Solo exhibition by Joan Wortis at ArtXchange Gallery. Exhibition can be viewed in person or online. ArtXchange, 512 First Ave. S., Seattle; 206-839-0377. artxchange.org. Free.
Various Exhibits at Greg Kucera Gallery — through November: Exhibits from artists including Humaira Abid, Chris Engman and Anthony White on display through November. See the full schedule online. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave. S., Seattle; gregkucera.com, 206-624-0770. Free.
“Inside Out” by Marela Zacarias — through Dec. 12: Open studio (through Oct. 14) and exhibition (Oct. 15-Dec. 12) at MadArt Studio for “Inside Out”, a sculptural installation and mural series by artist Marela Zacarias. MadArt, 325 Westlake Ave. N. #101, Seattle; madartseattle.com, 206-623-1180. Free.
Window Exhibition: No Longer and Not Yet — through Dec. 12: Walk by the Das Schaufenster gallery to view the window exhibition “No Longer and Not Yet” featuring works from Goethe Pop Up Seattle’s art call this fall. On display are select works from curator’s choice artist (and Washingtonian) John Affolter through December 12th. Das Schaufenster, 6019 N.W. 14th Ave., Seattle; goethe.de/ins/us/en. Free.
Virtual Exhibit: Queer as German Folk — through Dec. 31: This digital exhibit highlights the current state of discourse on queer emancipation and will be available online through Dec. 31. queerexhibition.org. Free.
“Innovations” — through December: Women Painters of Washington exhibition at the Women Painters of Washington Gallery by appointment and online through December. Columbia Center Building, 701 Fifth Ave. Ste. 310, Seattle; womenpainters.com, 206-624-0543. Free.