There’s much to see and do this week in the arts. Join the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture this Saturday, April 19, for Native Arts and Artists Day or head to the Jones Playhouse for the debut of “The Beggar’s Opera” presented by the UW School of Drama.
Music of Today
April 17 | Meany Theater
The UW School of Music and DXARTS co-sponsor this concert featuring an evening of improvised experimental music in 3D, with Richard Karpen (piano), Stuart Dempster (trombone), Cuong Vu (trumpet), Ted Poor (drums), Greg Sinibaldi (saxophone), Luke Bergman (bass), Juan Pampin and Joseph Anderson (3D electronics). For this concert the audience will be seated on the stage of Meany Theater surrounded by the musicians, and a 3D audio system will be deployed to create an immersive experience. More info.
April 18 | Henry Art Gallery
Join the Henry for a screening of “Laura,” in which a brilliantly witty, tortuous script ensures that the film succeeds as both social satire and taut suspense. Claimed as one of the subtlest, most sophisticated and most invigoratingly acerbic Hollywood crime movies ever made. More info.
Photomedia BFA Show
Through April 18 | Art Building
The graduation exhibition for students receiving Bachelor of Fine Art degrees from the Photomedia Program. More info.
Native Arts & Artists Day
April 19 | Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
Watch demonstrations and examine the incredible artwork of local Native American artists, who are experts in mediums such as weaving, basketry, and beadwork. Take part in hands-on art activities for kids and adults. Also attend talks about supporting indigenous artists and various basket and weaving techniques of Northwest Native Peoples. More info.
3D4M BFA Show
April 22 | Jacob Lawrence Gallery
The graduation exhibition for students receiving Bachelor of Fine Art degrees from the 3D4M:ceramics-glass-sculpture Program. More info.
Combined Choirs and University Symphony
April 22 | Meany Theater
Giselle Wyers and David Alexander Rahbee conduct the University Symphony and combined Chamber Singers and University Chorale in a program of orchestral choral works. William Brooke, tenor, and Margaret Boeckman, mezzo-soprano, are the featured soloists. More info.
“The Beggar’s Opera”
April 23-May 4 | Jones Playhouse
Tony-nominated director Wilson Milam leads a talented cast of UW undergraduates in a wild, dark and sexy production of Vaclav Havel’s savage political satire. More info.
“Honey & Healing” Women Who Rock unConference & Film Festival
April 24-26 | Washington Hall
The festival returns for its fourth annual celebration with three free events, open to audiences of all ages. This year, Women Who Rock centers on “Honey & Healing.” According to event organizers, this theme “acknowledges the sweetness we allow ourselves as women who resist, survive, and practice resilience, demonstrating how women have brought community together to heal through the arts and create beauty out of oppression.” For more information, a complete schedule of events, and to register, visit www.womenwhorockcommunity.org