What to do in Seattle in November?

Fashion at the station

Cindy Sherman and Comme des Garçons, Ed Ruscha and Stella McCartney, Sterling Ruby and Raf Simons: when visual artists and clothing designers come together, alchemy tends to happen. This idea is the source of a new exhibition at the gallery of the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture in King Street Station. IMMINENT MODE: US features eight local artist/designer pairs, including Marie Anne Carter and Michael Welkeand Casey Curran and Devon Yan. These duos will create all-new pieces of “wearable art,” which will be modeled on the catwalk during a fashion show and displayed in a large-scale, immersive installation until early next year. -MVS

If you are going to: Upcoming mode: United States, ARTS at King Street Station, from November 3 to January 5, 2023, opening celebration with parade on November 3 between 5 and 8 p.m. (Free)

This story is part of Crosscut’s Fall 2022 Arts Preview

An autumn full of movies

Last month we had four film festivals to share with you; this month there are three: Italy, Romania and South Asia Cinema Celebrations, all offering online and in-person screenings. The 17th edition Tasveer South Asian Film Festival (November 3-13, with screenings continuing online until November 20) features films from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal (these four countries, by the way, account for almost a quarter of the world’s population), in addition to films from the Tamil and Marathi cultures and a range of LGBTQ offerings.

Tasveer’s films with Seattle ties include Kashif’s family drama Pasta Desi standard time travelwhich crowns an evening of Pakistani short films (November 5), and Night, mother, featuring South Asian actress Sheila Houlahan and Seattle-based actress Ellen McLain in a COVID and Zoom-era update of Marsha Norman’s 1982 Pulitzer-winning play (November 12).

Then the SIFF hosts Italian cinema (10 – 17 Nov.). The centerpiece here is a 1964 4K restoration by Michelangelo Antonioni red desert (November 12), starring Monica Vitti as a housewife who embodies Euro-anomie.

The last leg of our tour is Romania, as the Northwest Film Forum hosts the Romanian Film Festival over two weekends (11 – 13 and 18 – 20 Nov.). The most curious offering here seems to be The Island (November 13), an animated “Robinson Crusoe story inside out” described as “The little Prince meets Monty Python. – GB

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