Brangien's Weekend Arts Round Up

Troy Gua's installation at Mad Homes

I'll be making my second appearance on New Day Northwest tomorrow (11 a.m. on King 5), filling in for ArtZone arts maven Nancy Guppy, and giving viewers a to-do list of arty events this weekend. It's supposed to be sunny (yeah, I'll believe it when I see it), so most of them are outdoors. Tune in to hear what I think is especially wonderful about these artful opportunities. Links to more info are below.

The MadArt Mad Homes project on Capitol Hill. Unbelievable! (Get a glimpse with a few photos.)

A Not So Still Life, the excellent documentary about local artist Ginny Ruffner, screening at SIFF Cinema. The screening coincides with the dedication of her new public art installation downtown, called Urban Garden.

A bunch of endearing kooks is performing an episode of Star Trek (the one in which Spock experiences love!) live in the Lavizzo Park Amphitheater. Definitely beam me up, Scotty.

Local composer Nat Evans is doing a Carkeek Park sunset performance that depends entirely on audience members downloading his music onto their phones. (This one actually takes place next weekend, but now you have enough time to get the download to work!)

Finally, it's 14/48 time again. The World's Quickest Theater Fest writes, rehearses and performs 14 plays in 48 hours. This time the festival has a girls vs. boys twist.

Get out there and get arty!