Spring Arts 2011 Preview: What's Hot in Seattle

Our picks for the can't-miss music, theater, visual art, dance and film events of the season.
nick garrison madison park seattle rep
In a rare turn, Seattle actor Nick Garrison stars as a regular guy in The Rep’s This—and here as himself at his mother’s house in Madison Park

The weather might not be making a terribly convincing show of spring just yet, but the local arts scene is abloom with vibrant events. Visualize: head-to-toe hairy soundsuits, nirvana for Nirvana fans and an extremely engaging stuffed goat (trust us). Plus new arts venues and locally crafted dance, theater, film, music and visual arts aplenty. All of which has us up and at ’em and eager to exit our caves of hibernation. Hello, spring. We’re so glad you’re back.

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PLUS: Q&A with Nick Garason