Langdon Cook at Hugo House, “This” at Seattle Rep and more Top To-do’s for the Week

By Seattle magazine staff


April 21, 2011

Langdon Cook at Richard Hugo House
Wednesday (4/27) –
As part of the monthlong poetry celebration at Hugo House, famed forager and Seattle mag columnist Langdon Cook will crack open the oyster chapter of his book, Fat of the Land, while Seattle poets Martha Silano, Kevin Craft and Kate Lebo share odes to sausages, pies and other reasons to eat poetic. $10–$15. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave.; 206.322.7030;

“This” at Seattle Repertory Theatre
Through 5/15 –
Known for such outrageous roles as Hedwig (in Hedwig and the Angry Inch), the emcee in Cabaret and the negligee-clad lead singer of local band The Love Markets, Seattle actor Nick Garrison is now making the stretch to play a regular guy—Alan, in the relationship comedy/drama This. He’s joined by fellow Seattle theater luminaries Hans Altwies (An Iliad) and Cheyenne Casebier (Betrayal) in this relationship drama that’s funny, sad and most of all, modern. Times and prices vary. Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St.; 206.443.2222; BONUS: Check out Brangien Davis’ haiku review of “This.”

Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers
Saturday (4/23) –
Yee-haw for Seattle’s beloved country crooner—compared variously to Iris Dement, Nanci Griffith and Emmylou Harris—who released her new album Starlight Hotel on Signature Sounds this week. Muth will be joined by Jason Dodson of the Maldives  for what’s sure to be a hootin’ hollerin’ time. 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. shows. $10 in advance Columbia City Theater, 4918 Rainier Ave. S.

Easter Brunch Roundup
Sunday (4/24) –
Whaterver your Easter routine may be, for foodies, this Sunday is an excellent excuse to eat out. From Rover’s to Tavolata to Tidbit Bistro, here’s our roundup of Seattle area buffets and special menus. Don’t forget to make reservations – spots fill up quickly.