The UW School of Music leads this busy week with performances by the Steve Korn Group, UW Symphony and Music of Today featuring violist Garth Knox. Also, two new exhibits open this weekend at the Henry Art Gallery and the Burke Museum hosts Birds at the Burke.
Plus, if you’re feeling the fall drudge, stretch out with the multimedia video yoga series at the Henry Art Gallery.
“The Real Inspector Hound”
Oct. 16-27 | Jones Playhouse
Director and UW alumna Desdemona Chiang takes on Tom Stoppard’s comical 1968 play-within-a-play. Stoppard unveils his sense of the absurd in this Agatha Christie-style murder mystery parody set at an isolated country manor. More info.
Video / yoga
12:30 p.m., Oct. 17 | Henry Art Gallery
This series of yoga classes on the third Thursday of each month is taught side by side with video art, creating an immersive visual and yogic experience. More info.
Affect and Audience in the Digital Age
6 p.m., Oct. 18 | Henry Art Gallery
Given the new realities of digital composition and distribution, how has poetry changed? This evening of presentations and performances will feature the work of Kate Durbin, Craig Dworkin, Adam Frank, Ray Hsu and Rachel Zolf. More info.
Steve Korn Group
7:30 p.m., Oct. 18 | Meany Hall
Korn, Jazz Studies faculty member, performs original compositions and songs from the jazz repertoire, joined by guest musicians from the Seattle jazz scene. More info.
Birds at the Burke
10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Oct. 19 | Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
The day will include tours of birds on the UW campus, bird specimen preparation research tables on Burke Ornithology, sample specimens and talks on how and why birds sing and fly. More info.
“Jason Dodge: What We Have Done”
Oct. 19 | Henry Art Gallery
Dodge is a sculptor who draws objects from everyday life to explore their narrative potential. In this solo exhibition, he continues his ongoing exploration of matter, imagination, space, and time in the Henry’s Stroum Gallery. A publication will be produced in conjunction with this exhibition. More info.
Poetry Reading: Joshua Beckman, Matthew Dickman and Dorothea Lasky
2 p.m., Oct. 19 | Henry Art Gallery
An afternoon of readings from visiting poets Joshua Beckman (“The Inside of an Apple,” Wave Books, 2013), Matthew Dickman (“Mayakovsky’s Revolver,” W.W. Norton & Company, 2012), and Dorothea Lasky (“Thunderbird,” Wave Books, 2012). Featuring an introduction from exhibiting artist Jason Dodge. More info.
“Haegue Yang: Anachronistic Layers of Dispersion”
Oct. 19 | Henry Art Gallery
In her solo exhibition, Korean-born artist Yang takes over the museum’s East Gallery to present “Towers on String – Variant Dispersed” (2012) and “Field of Teleportation” (2011). More info.
Music of Today featuring Garth Knox
7:30 p.m., Oct. 22 | Meany Hall
Internationally acclaimed violist Knox performs solo works and collaborates with members of the Seattle Modern Orchestra and UW faculty violist Melia Watras. Presented by UW School of Music and DXARTS. More info.
Book Talk: “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants”
7 p.m., Oct. 22 | Burke Museum
Author and distinguished Native American botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer talks about her book that weaves indigenous knowledge, plant science and personal narrative. More info.
“Giving Back, Moving Forward,” Empowering Women through Art and Action series
7 p.m., Oct. 24 | Burke Museum
Olowo-n’djo Tchala, founder of the skin care company Alaffia, explains how a comprehensive fair trade approach preserves traditional resources and cultural knowledge. More info.
7:30 p.m., Oct. 24 | Meany Hall
David Alexander Rahbee conducts the University Symphony in a concert of works by Beethoven, Arutiunian and Hindemith. School of Music faculty artist and Seattle Symphony principal trumpet David Gordon is the featured soloist on the Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto. More info.
October 24 – November 3 | Hutchinson Hall Cabaret Theater
The Undergraduate Theater Society presents this off-beat comedy by John Kolvenbach, directed by Rosalind Phelps. More info.