The Must List: Woody Sez, the Music of David Bowie, Finding Neverland

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The spirit and music of David Bowie live on with a number of tributes this weekend

Must Get Jacked
Jack Quartet
(1/10) The Boston Globe called the quartet “superheroes of the new music world,” and violinists Christopher Otto and Austin Wulliman, violist John Pickford Richards and cellist Jay Campbell seem to be on a mission to serve and protect classic music. 7:30 p.m. Prices vary. Meany Hall, University of Washington campus, 4140 George Washington Lane NE; 206.543.4880; meanycenter.org

Must Remember
Seattle Symphony Presents: The Music of David Bowie
(1/10) On the anniversary of Bowie’s death, The Voice star Tony Vincent, who also starred in Green Day’s Tony- and Grammy-winning Broadway rock opera American Idiot, sings the Thin White Duke’s tunes with the Seattle Symphony and a rock band. Guest conductor Brent Havens has conducted 13 classic-rock/symphony adaptations, including 90 nights of a Led Zep tribute last year. He’s got this. 7:30 p.m. Prices vary. Benaroya Hall, downtown, 200 University St.; seattlesymphony.org

Related: Band of the Week: Star Anna (She performs the entire Bowie album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust with a band and orchestra at the Neptune Theatre this Sunday.) 

Must Find the Moonlight 
Stellaluna
(Through 1/15) Internationally renowned artists at Speeltheater Holland adapted Janell Cannon’s beautiful picture-book classic about a megabat who learns about friendship and celebrating differences. Times and prices vary. Seattle Children’s Theater, Seattle Center, 201 Thomas St.; 206.441.3322; sct.org

Must Fly Straight on 'Til Morning
Finding Neverland
(Through 1/15) In Broadway’s 2015-2016 hit, playwright J.M. Barrie discovers Peter Pan through his meeting with a beautiful widow and her four sons. Times and prices vary. Paramount Theatre, downtown, 911 Pine St.; 206.682.1414; stgpresents.org

Must Kill Fascism
Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie
(Through 1/29) Woody Guthrie look-alike and sound-alike David Lutken uses anthems (“This Land Is Your Land,” “The Ballad of Tom Joad”) to tell the colorful story of the folk hero who came to the Columbia River in 1941 and wrote 26 songs about “the misty, crystal glitter of that wild and windward spray” at Grand Coulee Dam. Times and prices vary. Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Center, 155 Mercer St.; 206.443.2222; seattlerep.org

See our interview with local DJ and author Greg Vandy, who wrote a book about Guthrie published last year

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