Today, it seems as though nothing is united. The world is a chaotic, nuanced place as always. But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing—our local arts venues are exploring how parts of a whole can be complementary, inspiring thought instead of confusion. Whether you’re desperate to know when your favorite show will be reopening or just want some fun art during this fall season, we hope our reviews will help you guide your October arts exploration.
If you’re looking for a true collection of short pieces, then there are plenty of events for you to choose from. There’s The 5th Avenue Theatre’s Rising Star Project’s 10 Minute Musicals, a collection of teen-produced and teen-inspired musicals; Pacific Northwest Ballet kicking off their first online season with excerpts from classic dances like Swan Lake in Rep 1; and Hugo House’s Spotlight Poetry, a show with visiting poets Julia Guez and Tess Taylor. Each of these events provides a plethora of diverse topics, all within the same medium.
But, if you’d rather take a seat and settle in for a longer-form piece, there are events this month for that too! Tune into Town Hall’s “Simulmatics and the Advent of Data-Mining” event with UW Professor Margaret O’Mara to learn more about data-mining. You could also go see a Pandemic Play at 18th & Union or read about how TeenTix’s many museum Arts Partners are working to provide you with a longer, in-person visit.
In all, this October promises to be a month of new and old, full of insight into the beautiful complexity of life. Take some time to enjoy the arts, and make sure to be kind to yourself as we continue to navigate these coming months.