Artist Ticket Picks: Faust, The Round, Recess Monkey and more!

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Starts Friday, January 10 I FaustSeattle, Washington

There have been more than thirty film productions based on the legend of Faust, dating from the earliest days of cinema (in the 1890s), up to Aleksandr Sokurov’s contemporary re-working, which features his trademark poetic imagery, spiritual allusions, large-canvas themes, and long takes.

In the classic tale, Faust is an ambitious seeker of wisdom, craving power and incapable of being satisfied with the limitations of human understanding. After being temped by the Devil, Faust signs away his soul in exchange for knowledge and power.

Sokurov’s enigmatic, challenging and unforgettable Faust creates a cinematic work heaving with life in all its clutter, chatter and carnality, offering us in the bargain an allegorical coda to his recent film trilogy of historic tyrants (Moloch’s Hitler, Taurus’s Lenin, The Sun’s Hirohito).

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Tuesday, January 14 Round 104: Matt Bishop (Hey Marseilles), Alexandra Niedzialkowski (Cumulus), guest. + slam poet & live painterSeattle, Washington302503-250

Founded in 2005 by arts curator Nathan Marion, The Round started in Seattle at various venues such as Golden Gardens Bathhouse, Q Cafe, Yesler Community Center, and The Living Room tea house. It has been held at least every single month, and by Round #6 had landed at their home venue, Fremont Abbey Arts Center.  Though it still jumps to fun places like The Triple Door, Bumbershoot, Neumos, Rodstol Lane Farm, and other outdoor venues… the Abbey is definitely The Round’s home.

The Seattle Round has developed into an amazing volunteer-powered arts experience and it’s definitely not your normal concert. Musicians are only allowed to play once a year, so it keeps the lineups fresh!

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303871-250Friday, January 17 to Sunday, January 19 I Whim W’Him: Instantly Bound – Seattle, Washington

Join Seattle’s award winning dance company as it kicks off its fifth season with an engaging evening of contemporary dance featuring two new creations by Olivier Wevers, Whim W’Him’s Artistic Director, and the US debut of Spanish choreographer Juanjo Arques.

Whim W’Him invites you to an evening of all new works:

– Seattle premiere of Instantly Bound (Wevers)
– Premiere of Les Slyphides (Wevers)
– Premiere of new work from Juanjo Arques

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Friday, January 24 I Pajama Party with Recess Monkey!Seattle, Washingtonindex

Get ready to dance and take part in some serious cupcake consumption! Wear your PJs and fluffy slippers to see Recess Monkey, a nationally acclaimed kindie-rock trio that makes everybody want to get up and boogie. We’re throwing in a sneak preview of animated films from the festival, of course, and fans will also get a chance to see the latest, greatest music video from Recess Monkey on the big screen.

“These kids’ songs are awesome! There are bands you can’t go wrong with, and this is one of them.”
USA Today

“RECESS MONKEY: If Seattle is the new bastion of kindie rockers, then the trio of elementary school teachers are the city’s breakout stars.”
Time Magazine

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guildplaque1Saturday, January 25Graphic Novel Panel 2014Seattle, Washington

Graphic Artists Guild presents the 4th annual Graphic Novel Panel at the Seattle Design Center with an after-party at Fantagraphics Bookstore.

Sign up for either “Make Your Own Comic” or “Writing for Comics” in the morning. Learn the ins and outs of creating and publishing the Graphic Novel in the afternoon. Hang out with the panelists at Fantagraphics Bookstore in the evening.

The Panel Line-Up:  Matthew Southworth, Kristi Valenti, Crystal M. Rollins, Quenton Shaw and Travis Bundy. Moderator: Mark Monlux.