Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso
Through 1/17 - Unless you’ve been working at the International Space Station for the past six months, you’re probably aware there’s a Picasso exhibit in Seattle this fall. It’s a genuine big deal, featuring more than 150 works—representing all 80 years of Pablo Picasso’s career—pulled from his personal collection, by which he intended to be remembered. So go, admire, and remember. Times and prices vary. Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave.; 206.654.3100; picassoinseattle.org.
Seattle Wedding Show
1/7 (Friday) - Brides-to-be, here’s your chance to connect with 400 local, regional and national vendors (including event facilities, caterers, bakeries, bridal boutiques, DJs, florists, photographers and more). Check out the latest in bridal gowns, tuxes and bridesmaid dresses. For tickets and more information please visit weddingshow.com. 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. $17 (children 12 and under admitted free). $2 Off coupon available at seattlebridemag.com. Washington State Convention & Trade Center - 800 Convention Place, 4th Floor. weddingshow.com.
MUST HOP ACROSS THE POND
Hamlet at National Theatre Live
1/10 (Monday) - Take a virtual trip to London with National Theatre Live, a series of theatrical productions recorded live on the esteemed stage and broadcast in high-def at SIFF Cinema. Kicking off the series is none other than Hamlet, directed by award-winning Sir Nicholas Hytner, whose brooding tones (and raingear costuming) pair perfectly with our gray skies. 1/10. 7:30 p.m. $15–$20. SIFF Cinema at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St. 206.324.9996; siff.net
Monday Night Supper at Spring Hill
1/10 (Monday)- In times past, restaurant owners added brunch or happy hour to drum up more business. But in the past year, chefs have taken to adding family-style service, with easy-to-share platters of food. At Spring Hill, Monday-nit suppers consist of big plates of pasta (spaghetti with red or white sauce), family-size Caesar salads and meatball sub sandwiches. Or call the Friday before and reserve one of the fried chicken dinners (serves four), $98, complete with jalapeno cornbread, buttered russet potatoes, caramelized Brussels sprouts and marinated cucumber salad), which Travel & Leisure just named one of the best fried chicken meals in the U.S. 5:45 p.m. Prices vary. Spring Hill, 4437 California Ave. SW. 206.935.1075. springhillnorthwest.com.
SAL: Siddhartha Mukherjee
1/12 (Wednesday) - In his debut book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee tackles a subject more controversial than any celebrity or politician. The oncologist and author leads readers through the turbulent history of the deadly disease—from its first mention on an Egyptian scroll to the rise of chemotherapy—and in the process conveys the thrill of research breakthroughs and the agony of defeats. He brings this medical roller coaster alive as part of the Seattle Arts and Lectures series. 7:30 p.m. $15–$30. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave; 206.621.2230; lectures.org.