A rainy morning at Seattle's Frye Art Museum.
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A rainy morning at Seattle's Frye Art Museum.
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Marcie Sillman's weekend culture picks: Small arts groups in September

September ushers in the Seattle area fall arts.

KUOW’s Arts and Culture reporter Marcie Sillman highlights some of the most promising offerings from smaller organizations.

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riday September 13-September 22

Contemporary dance company Whim W’Him presents its fifth annual “Choreographic Shindig.” Company dancers selected three choreographers in an open call.


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hursday September 19-Sunday September 22 Contemporary performance presenter On The Boards presents Ligia Lewis in “Water Will (in Melody),” the third piece in a triptych. This show ushers in OTB’s 40th birthday season “In the Future’s Wake: Rituals, Ceremonies and Happenings.”


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riday, September 20 through September 29

Northwest Film Forum presents the 22nd annual “Local Sightings,” a festival that invites regional artists to “experiment, break and remake popular conceptions” around filmmaking.


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aturday, September 21

Frye Art Museum opens “Unsettling Femininity: Selections from the Frye Art Museum collection,” an exhibition that aims to probe the politics of how artists and audiences view the female image.

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hursday, September 26 through October 20

Arts West presents award winning playwright Dominique Morriseau’s “Sunset Baby,” directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton.


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hursday, September 26

Opening night of the Tasveer South Asian Film Festival at SIFF’s Egyptian Theater in Seattle. The festival continues through October 6 at venues throughout the greater Seattle area.