A walking tour in Martian English and panels with Kyle MacLachlan, Carrie Brownstein and Kim Gordon are a few of the must-do events at the second Seattle Art Fair, which happens Aug. 4-7.
Kyle MacLachlan and Carrie Brownstein
Actor and winemaker Kyle MacLachlan (best known for the David Lynch series “Twin Peaks”) and musician/writer Carrie Brownstein (best known for her band Sleater-Kinney) talk about what it means to make art in the Northwest at 4 p.m. Aug. 6, CenturyLink Field Events Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; included in art-fair pass (seattleartfair.com).
Kim Gordon and Branden W. Joseph
Artist/musician Kim Gordon (formerly of the band Sonic Youth) and art historian Branden W. Joseph (of Columbia University) sit down for “a wide-ranging discussion about art, music, and language” at 2 p.m. Aug. 6, CenturyLink Field Events Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; included in art-fair pass (seattleartfair.com).
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Working with linguists, Los Angeles-based conceptual artist Glenn Kaino has been developing two new languages — Lunar French (LF) and Martian English (ME) — for “anticipated human colonial activity in outer space.” Famed New York tour guide and actor Timothy “Speed” Levitch will lead walking tours of both the fair and the city in ME. Aug. 4-7, tour A begins at CenturyLink Field Events Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; included in art-fair pass. Tour B begins at Hing Hay Park, 423 Maynard Ave S., Seattle; free (seattleartfair.com).
As part of the opening party, Alice Gosti, the dancer/choreographer who delights in radical experiments and durational performance, will present a surprise from 6-10 p.m. Aug. 4 for the Out of Sight satellite art fair at King Street Station, 303 S. Jackson St., Seattle; $50 (outofsight.space).
Swedish Pancake Brunch
“We don’t believe in the starving artist trope.” Out of Sight celebrates the final day of the art fair with a free Swedish pancake breakfast from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 7 at King Street Station, 303 S. Jackson St., Seattle (outofsight.space).
Correction: This article was corrected on Aug. 3, 2016. A previous version misspelled Branden W. Joseph’s name.