Seattle Opera teaching artist Liz Frazer conducts the veterans choir during a final presentation rehearsal on Thursday, October 31, 2019, at Seattle Opera on Mercer Street in Seattle.
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Seattle Opera teaching artist Liz Frazer conducts the veterans choir during a final presentation rehearsal on Thursday, October 31, 2019, at Seattle Opera on Mercer Street in Seattle.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer

Marcie Sillman's cultural picks November 22-24

'Twas the week before Thanksgiving, and all through the city, turkey was thawing, and sweet potatoes looked pretty.

But for those whose attitude toward cooking is … aversion,

KUOW’s Arts and Culture reporter Marcie Sillman offers these diversions:

FRIDAY November 22

Seattle Opera presents the new one-act “The Falling and the Rising,” based on interviews with active duty and veteran soldiers, and featuring a local chorus organized by Path With Art. At Seattle Opera Center’s Tagney Jones Hall. Final performance Sunday, November 24.

The Henry Art Gallery on the University of Washington campus opens a museum-wide look at issues, histories and ideas that are not always evident in public places. “In Plain Sight” features a group of national artists exploring these themes throughout the building and activating public spaces.

Don Freeman’s classic children’s book “Corduroy” is the story of a little bear searching a store for his lost button. Seattle Children’s Theatre presents a stage adaptation of Freeman’s picture book, suitable for audiences ages 3 and up.

SATURDAY November 23

If you’re looking for an escape from politics, check out the Seattle premiere of the musical “Head Over Heels,” featuring music by the iconic 80’s all-female rock band the GoGo’s.

Seattle Symphony Orchestra presents Igor Stravinsky’s classic “Rite of Spring,” under the baton of new music director Thomas Dausgaard.