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The Weekly Must List: March 4 - March 11
Our top to-dos for the week
Seattle Animation Funtacular Explosion
Thursday (3/4) - Seattle animators are bucking the computer animation trend, using lo-fi techniques to create lovely little films. See for yourself at the (free!) Local Animation Showcase, featuring work by the artists profiled in the March issue of Seattle magazine (Stefan Gruber, Tess Martin, Britta Johnson, Webster Crowell and Clyde Petersen) as well as a few fellow animators.8 p.m. Free. Zeitgeist Coffee - 171 South Jackson Street, Pioneer Square. 206.583.0497; filmsandscissors.com
Henry Open House
Friday (3/5) – Rub shoulders with local arts lovers and check out new work from Vancouver B.C.-based visual artist (and Brink Award winner) Isabelle Pauwels and photographer Kiki Smith. Patrons and member preview 6-11 p.m. General admission 8 p.m. $6-10. The Henry Gallery, 15th Ave. NE and 41st St. henryart.org
Tako Truk returns!
Saturday (3/6) – Beloved pop-up restaurant Tako Truk returns for one day to help raise funds for Haiti relief efforts. Fans of this short-lived Eastlake eatery take note: this fundraiser won't be held on Eastlake. Head to SoDo to get your porky taco fix and to help a good cause. $20 suggested donation. 1 - 6p.m. 4700 Ohio Ave. S. takotruk.com
A Night at the Oscars
Sunday (3/7) – Unless you’re going to the real thing (like arts and culture editor Brangien Davis), Seattle mag’s Hotel 1000 Oscar Party is a red carpet night you don’t want to miss. 4 p.m. $65. Hotel 1000- 1000 First Avenue, Downtown. 206.957.1000; hotel1000seattle.com