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The Weekend Must List: Walk on the Viaduct and Get Hip to City Arts

By Seattle Magazine Staff October 20, 2011


City Arts Festival

For the second year in a row, the City Arts Festival is bringing arts of all genres to venues across Seattle. If it all feels too gloriously overwhelming, just focus on our must-see picks, including music from Long Winters and Campfire OK, words from great Northwest poets, dance from Amy O’Neal (above) and the best kind of weirdness from Jose Bold, plus others we highlighted in our October issue.

10/20–10/22; times, prices and venues vary;


NANDA presents The Jacket

This four man, Port Townsend-based “acrobaticalist” performance troupe presents an extremely entertaining mix of martial arts and physical comedy. The kid-friendly live show is full of Matrix-spoofing slo-mo moves, miraculous juggling and masterful timing.

10/20-10/23. Times and prices vary. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway,

Pearl Jam Twenty on PBS

Northwest filmmaker Cameron Crowe—who captured Seattle’s grunge era fictionally in 1992’s Singles (wherein Pearl Jam played the part of Matt Dillon’s band)—has released a documentary retrospective of the group. Catch it on KCTS ( as part of PBS’ American Masters series, followed by Something in the Water, a locally produced documentary about Seattle’s current music scene.

10/21; 9 p.m.

Walk On The Viaduct

Join your fellow Seattleites for a public goodbye (with a goody-bag item that can’t be beat): A commemorative walk on the Viaduct on Saturday, October 22nd. During the walk, a portion of the top deck will be open to watch crews tear down the southern mile. As a souvenir, attendees will get to take home a piece of the viaduct. Yep, a piece of the Viaduct to take home and put right next to your piece of the Kingdome. More details on our Viaduct for Dummies blog.

10/22, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Access point is at Alaskan Way S and S King St.,

Grand Re-Opening of Uptown Theater

SIFF Cinema is extending its programming into the previously shuttered Uptown movie theater in Queen Anne. This weekend marks the grand re-opening with three days of Singalongs, beginning October 20 as part of City Arts Fest.

Belt out your favorite numbers in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Purple Rain, and Grease. Props are provided (we’re really curious to find out why).

If you’re not in to singing, just enjoy one of the films presented in a series of classics, including Citizen Kane, The Godfather, Annie Hall, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure and others. Because there’s a certain je ne sais quoi about watching an classic flick in one of the oldest surviving movie theatres in Seattle. Bonus: See any of the old movies for free if you present a same-day receipt from any Queen Anne area business.

10/20-10/27. Times and prices vary. SIFF Cinema at the Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Avenue N, 206.324.9996,


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