“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” — Marilyn Monroe
Eternity in a Ruffle: Fashion in Art, Art in Fashion
What: Seattle Arts & Lectures begins a new series on the history and importance of modern style.
Why: Get schooled on getups in film, literature, and pop culture (from Audrey Hepburn to Lady Gaga).
When: Today, 7 p.m. Every other Thurs. thereafter.
Where: Henry Art Gallery Auditorium, 15th Ave. NE, at 41st St. (206-543-2280). Tickets ($100) online at lectures.org.
Manhattan Drugs Does Brunch
What: The new Capitol Hill steakhouse from power couple Laura Olson and Chris Pardo takes on the most important meal of the weekend, serving hearty dishes like steak omelets and hollandaise burgers.
Why: New York strip before noon? Yes, please.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 1419 12th Ave. (206-325-6574).
Rat City Rollergirls
What: The tough-as-nails derby chicks kick off their eighth season on the flat track.
Why: See the Sockit Wenches take on last year’s champs, Grave Danger.
When: Sat., 5:30 p.m.
Where: KeyArena, 305 Harrison St. (206-684-7200). Tickets ($14-$37) online at ticketmaster.com.
A Short-Term Solution to a Long-Term Problem
What: David Schmader’s new solo play debuts at Richard Hugo House.
Why: The comedy about “unfunny things” takes on marriage, Mormonism, and spray-tanned babies.
When: Thru Feb. 4. Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.
Where: 1634 11th Ave. (206-322-7030). Tickets ($20) online at strangertickets.com.
The 10th Northwest Biennial
What: The group exhibition, displaying works from 30 on-the-rise artists, examines our regional identity through multiple disciplines.
Why: Newly commissioned pieces from Ariana Jacob, Wynne Greenwood, and Harrell Fletcher, among others.
When: Sat.-May 20. Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma (253-272-4258).
Photo: Dougal McGuire / Flickr