As we head into November, the UW offers an array of events to get you out of the rain and into a museum or performance. If jazz is your flavor, make sure to check out the Earshot Jazz Festival with special performances by UW music professors and other local jazz favorites.
Oct. 31-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.
Bill Frisell with Cuong Vu & Robin Holcomb
7:30 p.m., Nov. 1 | Jones Playhouse
The UW School of Music and Earshot Jazz renowned present guitarist Frisell in an evening of duo and trio performances with trumpeter Vu and pianist Holcomb in this Earshot Jazz Festival event. More info.
Bill Frisell with Ted Poor & Luke Bergman
7:30 p.m., Nov. 3 | Jones Playhouse
The UW School of Music and Earshot Jazz present Frisell in an evening of duo and trio performances with UW Jazz Studies faculty Luke Bergman, bass, and Ted Poor, drums. More info.
Faculty recital: Craig Sheppard, piano
7:30 p.m., Nov. 5 | Meany Hall
Sheppard concludes his Mostly Brahms series with the first and last published solo piano pieces by Brahms. More info.
Book Talk: “The Life of David Lack, Father of Evolutionary Ecology”
7 p.m., Nov. 7 | Burke Museum
The publication of “Darwin’s Finches” in 1947 marked the beginning of a new scientific discipline, evolutionary ecology. And yet David Lack, the book’s author, remains relatively unknown. “The Life of David Lack, Father of Evolutionary Ecology” provides an answer to that question based on author Ted Anderson’s personal interviews with colleagues, family members and former students. More info.