As clouds, wind, and rain move in, these indoor and virtual events intrigue and inspire
It’s early November. We made it through election week. The weather forecast shows nothing but raining cloud emojis. Perhaps you’re looking for something inspiring to do, or a push out the door? KUOW’s Kim Malcolm got some tips on local arts events from Crystal Paul, a features reporter at the Seattle Times.
Imagine taking a giant piece of paper, and a tiny pair of scissors, and making hundreds or even thousands of tiny cuts to create a 30-foot long dragon. That is what Xiaoguang Qiaohave and Bit Vejle have done. They've created a 30-foot dragon and seven giant dragon eggs with myths and stories on the inside.
This is a great kid-friendly play by Julieta Vitullo, who works with eSe Teatro, a local Latinx theatre group. There is a sweet potato queen, and a character called Ratón Pérez, which is sort of like a tooth fairy in some Latin American and Spanish cultures. It's a mouse that wears a suit and leaves a gift in exchange for a tooth under kid’s pillows.
This year, Seattle Center held a virtual Día de Muertos festival, as well as in-person altars, or ofrendas, where people can put up flowers, photos of their lost loved ones, Pan de Muertos, or bread of the dead, and different offerings to remember our lost loved ones. It's a celebratory holiday, which makes it ideal for actually going out and seeing some of the joy in celebrating life, and death as a part of life.
This weekend, The Wing Luke Museum in the Chinatown International District is hosting their fourth annual house party. Typically it's inside the museum, but this year it's virtual. Some of the performers include hula and Polynesian dance artists, a zine-making workshop. There also be an online auction.
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