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Special Supplement : Goings on out of town
seattle, washington BelleVue ArTs MuseuM 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue (425-519-0770)--- This craft-focussed institute in the Seattle suburbs grew out of a street arts-and-crafts fair, which is still going strong in its sixtieth year. Steven Holl designed the museum's new home (it opened in 2000) with details such as a rooftop courtyard whose north wall curves with the forty-eighth parallel. "Studio Glass: Decorative and Func- tional Objects." Through Oct. 1. "Garry Knox Bennett: Call Me Chairmaker." Fifty-two inven- tive and whimsical seats, including "Wing Chair," which bears a pair of uttery polished-aluminum appendages. Through Nov. 26. "Dim Sum at the On-On Tea Room: The Jewelry of Ron Ho." Work by a well-travelled Chinese-American jew- elry artist, whose pieces bear the stamp of his cross-cultural experiences. Sept. 21-Feb. 18. CoMPline AT sT. MArK’s CATHedrAl The Episcopal cathedral's Sunday-night service, sung by its all-male Compline Choir, has be- come a Seattle phenomenon, with an average audience of ve hundred blissing out to the sounds of medieval plainchant. Sundays at 9:30. (1245 10th Ave. E. No tickets required.) Moore THeATre 1932 Second Ave. (206-467-5510)---Sept. 22: The adventurous jazz trio Medeski Martin & Wood recently started its own record label, In- directo. Its rst release is "Out Louder," a col- laboration with the guitarist John Sco eld. The opening act is the Wood Brothers, made up of the M. M. & W. bass player, Chris, and his sib- ling Oliver, a guitar-toting Southern rocker. The group's début album, "Ways Not to Lose," was released this year. “nigHT BeAT: THe filM noir CyCle” Greg Olson has been programming the Seattle Art Museum's lm series since 1971, and has been holding court at a ten-week lm-noir festi- val that is now entering its twenty-ninth season. With access to rare prints and a devoted local following, the festival sells out quickly. Among the highlights are Robert Siodmak's 1946 adap- tation of Ernest Hemingway's "The Killers," star- ring Ava Gardner and Burt Lancaster (Sept. 28); "The Breaking Point," a remake of "To Have and Have Not," starring John Gar eld and Pa- tricia Neal (Oct. 12); and King Vidor's Southern noir, "Ruby Gentry," with Jennifer Jones as a poor girl who marries rich and seeks vengeance on the townsfolk who despise her (Nov. 9). With the museum under renovation, this year's edition will be held at the Seattle Museum of History and Industry. (2700 24th Ave. E. For program information, go to www.seattleartmuseum.org, or call 206-654-3121.) seATTle syMPHony Sept. 28 at 7:30, Sept. 29 at 1, Sept. 30 at 8, and Oct. 1 at 2: Bright Sheng, one of the most prominent of a group of Asian-American com- posers who burst onto the scene in the nineteen- nineties, is honored with the world première of "Black Swan," a prelude to bee er works by Rachmaninoff (the Third Piano Concerto, with Barry Douglas) and Beethoven (the Sym- goings on: fAll 2006 2 The Nashville punk band Be Your Own Pet, appearing at El Corazón in Seattle.
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