It’s a big week for the arts on campus featuring dance, music, lectures, and a festival. From the annual Halloween Organ Concert to the ISIS: Women Arts Festival at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture — take your pick or pick them all.
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.
8 p.m., Oct. 25 | Meany Hall
Portuguese fado singer Mariza transcends the boundaries of musical forms, remaking “fado’s ancient sadness into a majestic modern sound” (Rolling Stone). Presented by the UW World Series. More info.
Littlefield Organ Series: Halloween Organ Concert
7:30 p.m., Oct. 26 | Kane Hall, Walker-Ames Room
Students of School of Music Professor Carole Terry perform spooky organ classics — including Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D mino r— on the UW’s Littlefield Organ. More info.
ISIS: Women Arts Festival
1 p.m., Oct. 27 | Burke Museum
See performances and talk to Seattle visual artists, musicians, writers, and dance artists from all walks of life. Also check out the “Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives That Transform Communities” exhibit before it closes. More info.
“Complicating Gender and Islam through Performance in East Java, Indonesia”
7:30 p.m., Oct. 29 | Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre
In this final installment of a three-part performing arts lecture series focused on the intersections of performance and radical social change, Christina Sunardi, assistant professor in the School of Music, explores some of the ways in which musicians and dancers in East Java have approached Islam and their profession as artists. More info.
7:30 p.m., Oct. 29 | Meany Studio Theatre
Percussion studies Chair Thomas Collier and bassist Dan Dean join acclaimed percussionist Alex Acuña (known for his work with Weather Report) and pianist Don Grusin in a program of original works for percussion ensemble. More info.
Rebecca Cummins | Helen O’Toole Exhibits
Oct. 30 – Nov. 15 | Jacob Lawrence Gallery
Photomedia Associate Professor Rebecca Cummins and Helen O’Toole, painting and drawing associate professor, show their work in two simultaneous exhibitions as part of the tenure and promotion process. More info.
- O’Toole will give a presentation about her work at 6 p.m. Nov. 7, in the Henry Art Gallery. Free but seat reservations recommended. More info.
- Cummins will give a presentation about her work at 6 p.m. Nov. 14, also at the Henry. Free but seat reservations recommended. More info.
8 p.m., Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2 p.m. Nov. 2 | Meany Hall
Dance-illusionists present their eye-popping fantasia, Botanica. Dance, costumes, projections, and larger-than-life puppets create a world of boundless imagination for all ages. Presented by the UW World Series. More info.