January 30, 2014

Arts Roundup: Drama, Music — and ‘Katinka Bock: A and I’ at the Henry

This week there is a smattering of events with a highlight being the School of Drama’s show “Reading to Vegetables,” directed by Tina Polzin. Also, don’t miss the University Symphony partner with Pacific MusicWorks and the Henry Art Gallery’s new exhibit “Katinka Bock: A and I.”

Reading to vegetables

“Reading to Vegetables” runs through Feb. 9 in the Penthouse Theater.

“Reading to Vegetables”
7:30 p.m., Through Feb. 9 | Penthouse Theater
The opportunity to bring a brand new play from page to stage is rare for student directors. With “Reading to Vegetables,” Tina Polzin, a student in School of Drama’s Professional Director Training Program, worked directly with Portland-based playwright EM Lewis to create a Hitchcockian world of suspense. More info.

“Reefer Madness”
7:30 p.m., Through Feb. 2 | Hutchinson Hall, Cabaret Theater
This musical satire tells the story of Jimmy, a 16-year-old all-American whose life unravels after being introduced to marijuana. With a catchy pop music undertone, this musical being produced by the Undergraduate Theater Society portrays the dangers of drugs and addiction with an over-the-top comedic twist while showing us that there is a little “madness” in all of us. More info.

UW Symphony Featuring Pacific MusicWorks
7:30 p.m., Jan. 30 | Meany Hall
David Alexander Rahbee conducts members of the University Symphony in a concert of works by C.P.E. Bach and Joseph Haydn. Plus, School of Music faculty artist Stephen Stubbs conducts a work by Arcangelo Corelli, featuring guest musicians from Pacific MusicWorks. More info.

Modern Music Ensemble
7:30 p.m., Jan. 31 | Meany Studio
This UW ensemble performs works by Messiaen and Takemitsu. More info.

The Real Seattle Underground: Rocks, Fossils, and the Future of the Pacific Northwest
7 p.m., Jan. 31 | Meany Hall
Uncover Seattle’s curious geology, elusive fossils and what recent discoveries mean for the future of our region during a talk with paleontologist Kirk Johnson, director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, and Seattle native. Presented by the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. More info.

“Katinka Bock: A and I”
Feb. 1- May 4 | Henry Art Gallery
Paris-based German sculptor Katinka Bock comes to the Henry for her first major U.S. exhibition. Using clay and found materials, Bock creates sculptural installations that explore the poetic dimension of space and mine the territories of history and archeology. A catalog will be published in conjunction with the project.  More info.

Katherine Groesbeck

Katherine Groesbeck

“Tableau Vivant: Daphne & Dieter,” part of the First-Year Master of Fine Art exhibit at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery.

First-Year Master of Fine Art Exhibit 
Feb. 4-28 | Jacob Lawrence Gallery
Artwork produced by first-year Master of Fine Arts students. More info.

Brooklyn Rider & Béla Fleck
7:30 p.m., Feb. 4 | Meany Hall
Innovative classical group Brooklyn Rider teams up with 14-time Grammy-winning banjo player Béla Fleck. The program includes Fleck’s new quintet as well as other classical works. More info.

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