The Weekend Guide

gauguin and polynesia exhibit!

Get on island time.

Gauguin and Polynesia: an Elusive Paradise
What: Vibrant Paul Gauguin paintings and more than 60 Polynesian artifacts (carved bowls, woven fans, sculptures) bring a tropical vibe to the Seattle Art Museum.
Why: Sea-town is the only U.S. stop on the Art Centre Basel-organized exhibition’s international tour.
When: Thru Apr. 29.
Where: 1300 1st Ave. (206-654-3100).

Northwest Flower & Garden Show

What: Inspiration gardens, shopping, and how-to advice from green-thumbed experts.
Why: More than 100 seminars on topics like gardening in small spaces and urban edibles.
When: Wed.-Sat., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Pl. Tickets ($20) online at gardenshow.com and at the door.

Ma’ono Fried Chicken & Whisky

What: Following the insane success of its Monday fried-chicken dinners, West Seattle’s revered Spring Hill Restaurant & Bar permanently transforms into Ma’ono.
Why: The new name comes with a tasty new focus on casual Hawaiian cuisine.
When: Now, people.
Where: 4437 California Ave. SW (206-935-1075).

The Dudefest 2012: Big Lebowski Movie Party

What: Gather for a screening of the cult classic Coen Brothers film.
Why: A performance by The Staxx Brothers, burlesque, and White Russians are on the agenda.
When: Today, 7 p.m.
Where: Neumos, 925 E. Pike St. (206-709-9467). Tickets ($13) online at etix.com.

Photo: Paul Gauguin, The Bathers, 1897. Courtesy of Seattle Art Museum, Seattle

4437 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Pl
Seattle, WA 98101
925 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122
1300 1st Ave
@ Union St
Seattle, WA 98101