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February 26, 2014

Arts Roundup: Exhibits, dance — and ‘The Arabian Nights’

Exhibit openings, music, theater and dance performances fill this especially busy week in the arts.  From the UW Dance Majors Concert to School of Drama’s production of “The Arabian Nights,” there’s plenty to see and do on the main stages. Also, the Henry Art Gallery opens two new exhibits, “Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas & Gina Pane” and “The Brink: Anne Fenton.”

UW Men’s Glee Club performs at Meany Theater on March 1

UW Men’s Glee Club performs at Meany Theater on March 1.Courtesy Men's Glee Club

Film: Stemple Pass
7 p.m., Feb. 28 | Henry Art Gallery
This film is the last installment in a series by James Benning—following “Two Cabins” (2011) and “Nightfall” (2011)—made in relation to cabins he built in the Sierra Nevada. More info.

Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas & Gina Pane
March 1-June 8 | Henry Art Gallery
This exhibit brings together a selection of works by two artists born a short time apart who are renowned for their contributions to the field of performance art. Jonas (U.S., born 1936) and Pane (France, 1939 – 1990) are proto-feminist artists who, while living in New York and Paris respectively, created multidisciplinary works at a time when many of their peers focused their attentions on a single medium. More info.

Men’s Glee Club
7:30 p.m., March 1 | Meany Hall
In this Winter Quarter concert, the Glee Club is joined by a special guest a cappella group On the Rocks and men’s choral groups from area high schools. More info.

The Brink: Anne Fenton
March 1- June 15 | Henry Art Gallery
Fenton is this year’s recipient of The Brink award, which spotlights the work of an artist who resides in Washington, Oregon, or British Columbia. Her work favors a collaborative, organic, process-oriented approach to art making. The work is fresh, bold, and representative of the artist’s personal interests as well as the concerns of its generation. More info.

Dance Majors Concert

UW Dance Majors Concert at Meany Studio Theater through March 2.

Littlefield Organ Series
3 p.m., March 2 | Walker-Ames room, Kane Hall
Robert Parkins, professor of music and organist at Duke University, performs a recital on the UW’s Littlefield Organ. More info.

UW Dance Majors Concert
7:30 p.m., Through March 2 | Meany Studio Theatre
Enjoy contemporary dance as dance majors express their creative voices through every aspect of dance – from choreography to production and design. More info.

Artist Lecture: Daniel Baumann
7 p.m., March 6 | Henry Art Gallery
The UW School of Art and the Nebula Project present this guest art historian, curator, and writer as part of the Winter Quarter 2014 artist lecture series. More info.

Burke Trivia Night
8 p.m., March 6 | College Inn Pub
If you’re a science buff, culture guru and museum lover, don’t miss this monthly pub quiz. Bring your friends and test your knowledge of the natural world. Compete with other teams for drink vouchers and other prizes. Teams are limited to 6 players. Cost: $5 per team.

Cloud Gate

Cloud Gate performs at Meany Hall March 6-8.Yu Hui-hung

Cloud Gate
8 p.m., March 6-8 | Meany Hall
Returning to the Northwest for the first time since Vancouver’s 2010 Cultural Olympiad, Cloud Gate makes its Seattle debut with Lin Hwai-min’s masterpiece, “Songs of the Wanderers,” a visually stunning work inspired by Siddhartha’s quest for enlightenment and brought to life on a set of three and a half tons of shimmering golden grains of rice. More info.

The Arabian Nights
Through March 9 | Jones Playhouse
A world full of movement and music emerges as Scheherazade’s stories unfold from the secret crevices and dark shadows on stage. The trappings of a Persian palace help transport audiences to another time and place where the young Scheherazade tells a story every night to postpone the death sentence imposed by her husband, King Shahryar. More info.

Map of Virtue
Through March 9 | Hutchinson Hall, Cabaret Theater
An exploration of the extremities of human relationships and the beauty of language, this play is a study in symmetry that switches between interview, poetry, scenes and silence. Presented by the Undergraduate Theater Society. More info.