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Shop the Asian Noodle Aisle, Tackle Ibsen and Other Weekend Musts
Easy Recipes from the Asian Noodle Aisle
Uwajimaya, Seattle’s ultimate Asian grocery store, has four (!) noodle aisles—which can be a little overwhelming if you’re just starting to experiment with cooking noodle dishes. Accordingly, we teamed up with the store’s experts to give home cooks the best bets for easy and delicious noodle dinners.
A Doll’s House
Ongoing (1/1–1/27) — The Seattle Shakespeare Company’s take on Ibsen’s classic play, A Doll’s House, stars local actors Jennifer Sue Johnson as Nora, that beacon of early feminism, and Michael Patten as Torvald, her patronizing husband. Ibsen’s many-layered symbol of the “doll” retains its relevance to contemporary discussions of women’s roles, particularly vis a vis marriage.
January 1-27; Times Vary. Center Theatre, 305 Harrison St.; 206.733.8222; seattleshakespeare.org
Elvis Alive with Vince Mira
Opens Thursday (1/3–1/5) — You might remember Vince Mira from the spot-on Johnny Cash impressions he performed as a teenage busker at Pike Place Market. After taking his Man in Black show across the country, Mira has moved on to emulating another famous rocker, Elvis. He’ll perform his uncanny impersonation with a live band, movie montages and dance numbers (orchestrated by local Can Can Productions). Come hear just how much he sounds like The King—and if you’re moved to scream, who’s to judge?
$10-$20; The Triple Door, 216 Union St.; 206.838.4333; tripledoor.net
New Year’s Juice Cleanse
Feeling a little toxic after your holiday indulgences? Reboot, regroup and refresh with a juice cleanse from Strawberry Moon. The small Seattle collective handcrafts unpasteurized, preservative-free raw juice blends (we love the spicy spinach-chard-kale-pear-ginger-cayenne concoction), made to order using a hydraulic press. Choose from one-, three- and five-day programs (four bottle a juice per day; $56-$230), depending on how much rejuvenation you require.
Small-batch Bath Products at Formulary 55
Cordelia Smith, the leading lady behind the ambrosial-scented bath, body and home line Sweet Petula, has returned to retail with Formulary 55, a northeast Seattle micro boutique with workshop in the rear. In addition to her own brands, Sweet Petula, Mr. Mustachio and Good Clean Dog, Smith features handmade, small-batch bath products from around the country.