We dare you to order the pickled egg at Blue Glass in Ballard. A modern take on the old-time bar grub staple, this savory treat brings a rainbow of pink, purple and yellow to your table for only $1.50 at happy hour. The Blue Glass is one of the best restaurant happy hours called out in our April issue; read the full list at seattlemag.com.
Happy Hours: Mon.-Sat., 4:30-6p.m. Ballard, 704 NW 65th St.; 206.420.1631; theblueglass.net
Double Dance Duty: Spectrum Dance Theater or Chunky Move
Two promising contemporary dance offerings open this weekend: Australian company Chunky Move’s Connected features a huge, hovering mechanical grid, which the dancers manipulate into wavelike motions with a complex pulley system; and Seattle’s own Spectrum Dance Theater’s presents Petruchska, Donald Byrd’s adaptation of Russian composer Igor Stravinsky’s ballet, staged in an immersive carnival setting that will temporarily transform the company’s Madrona Bathhouse studio inside and out. Hit both, then compare and contrast!
Chunky Move: 4/12-4/14. Times and prices vary. Meany Hall, UW Campus, 15th Avenue NE & NE 40th Street; 206.543.4882; meany.org; Petruchska: 4/13-4/22. Times and prices vary. Spectrum Dance Theater, 800 Lake Washington Blvd.; 206.325.4161; spectrumdance.org
Titanic - The Concert
Marking 100 years since the “unsinkable ship” sank, this adaptation of the Broadway musical is staged concert-style at the 5th Avenue Theatre, featuring 35 actors, including Anne Allgood and Ed Watts, performing alongside the 76-person strong Pacific Lutheran University Choral Union. The poignant songs are inspired by true-life stories from the Titanic—and based on a recent rehearsal Seattle mag visited, it’s definitely worth seeing.
April 13-15. Times and prices vary. 5th Avenue Theater, 1308, 5th Ave; 206.625.1900; 5thavenue.org
Langston Hughes African American Film Festival
This annual event—which returns to the newly renovated Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center—offers a wide variety of films exploring African-American history and experience. Opening night brings NFL player-turned-filmmaker Matthew Cherry to town to screen his film The Last Fall, about a young athlete attempting to rebuild his life after prematurely retiring from his sports career (watch a trailer below). Other highlights on the lineup include a documentary about writer/activist Audre Lorde and an examination of the mysterious “benevolent societies” once popular in the American south.
Sarah Loerscher jewelry
Local jewelry maven Sarah Loertscher just returned from Los Angeles’ and El Paseo’s fashion weeks, where her innovative sculptural jewels were paired with Project Runway alum Mila Hermanovski’s new collection. Click! Design That Fits in West Seattle is hosting a trunk show of the runway jewels on Saturday. Want to take a peek before the sale? Attend the opening reception at the shop tonight.
Opening reception: Thursday, April 12, 6-9 p.m.; Trunk Show: Saturday, April 14, 11-5 p.m. Both events at 4540 California Ave SW; 206.328.9252; clickdesignthatfits.com