Fall Arts Guide 2019
It’s all too easy these days to fall into a pattern of flopping down on the couch and flipping on Netflix (or Hulu or Amazon Prime …).
Why, after all, would you want to deal with the traffic and the parking and the unpredictability and the annoying other people involved in getting out of the house and going to an arts event?
And yet, isn’t there something magical about experiencing a concert, a show, an art exhibit live — an immediacy and communal joy, a thrill at possibly seeing something transcendent — that can’t be replicated sitting at home?
In the stories below, we’ll explore that theme, and offer recommendations for the most interesting arts and entertainment events to go to this fall, from concerts to performances, art exhibits to family-friendly fare and more. So that you, too, might experience that thrill. (And, for those who still love more housebound pursuits — yes, we have recommendations for books and TV shows too.)
May this serve as your guide to falling for, or falling more deeply in love with, the arts.
— Janet I. Tu, assistant features editor
Illustration by Gabriel Campanario, news artist
Cellphone use during a movie. Clanking ice at a show. What should we do about annoying audience behavior?
This is a call to action: Let’s go out and experience art and entertainment together, whenever and wherever we can. And let’s just, when we do that, think about the person next to us.
A number of TV shows featuring local ties (including "Survivor," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Watchmen") are set to debut or return this fall. Here's what to keep an eye on.
Fall is the time to cozy up by a fireplace and dive into a good book. So our books critic Moira Macdonald did some advance scouting to deliver her recommendations for some of the best books coming out in the next couple of months.
It's that time of year when a glut of good (we hope!) movies hit the multiplexes. Here are the ones we're looking forward to the most.
The season kicks off in earnest Friday, Sept. 20, with Northwest Film Forum’s 22nd annual Local Sightings Film Festival. Here's a rundown of what's coming.
Compared to an evening of Netflix and Uber Eats, theater is downright risky. But it's also an immediate, communal experience that can flirt with the sublime.
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ijeoma Oluo, David Sedaris and Rachel Maddow top the list of authors who'll be speaking in Seattle this fall
Fall brings a vast crop of authors to town; here are just a few mark-your-calendar names.
It's all too easy these days to fall into a pattern of flipping on Netflix (or Hulu or Amazon Prime …) and vegging out. And yet, isn't there something magical about experiencing a concert, a show, an art exhibit live? Here's your guide to experiencing that magic this fall.
With a number of highly anticipated tours, club fests and limited-run collaborations gracing the Emerald City in the coming months, here are 10 of this season's biggest gigs.
Here are a few highlights of the fall dance season, from a classic pointe-shoe ballet to a weekend of work examining masculinity, queerness, race and gender.
From the Burke Museum reopening to a new creative glass festival, here are some great possibilities for local encounters of the aesthetic kind.
From a concert by pianist Lang Lang to a "Cinderella" opera, here are the best classical-music bets for fall.
From Demetri Martin to the Seattle International Comedy Competition, here are some of the best acts coming to town.
The fall theater season is looking a little feisty this year, from a play about a megachurch pastor who's suddenly not so sure about that whole hell thing, to a rumination on the still-shocking works of Robert Mapplethorpe.
From movie music to a Minecraft exhibit, the fall arts-and-entertainment calendar for kids is both educational and entertaining.