The Weekend Guide

francesca woodman in the woodmans!

Art imitates life.

The Woodmans
A documentary following a family of artists — particularly Francesca Woodman, who created striking photographic images during her short life.
Why: It’s the Seattle premiere of the Best New York Documentary Award winner at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.
When: Thru Mar. 3. Fri., 7 & 9 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m. (with an introduction by the Henry Art Gallery’s Sara Krajewski).
Where: Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. Info at 800-838-3006. Trailer and tickets ($6-$9) online at

The Still Night Air
Berlin-based, Bay Area artist Mitzi Pederson creates sculpture in response to her temporary Bellevue home, with objects made from mundane and decorative materials.
Why: Glitter-edged cinder blocks form an ankle-high topography of skyscrapers.
When: Thru Mar. 19. Tues.-Sat., noon-6 p.m.
Where: Open Satellite, 989 112 Ave. NE, ste. 102, Bellevue (425-454-7355). Admission is free.

The four-actor bilingual play meshes Spanish and English in a way that explores understanding, isolation, and the politics of knowledge.
Why: Award-winning Venezuelan playwright Gustavo Ott’s powerful work engages the audience’s desire to understand through body language, gesture, and the interplay of languages.
When: Sat., 7:30 p.m.
Where: ACT, 700 Union St. (206-292-7676). Tickets ($5) online at

The Adventure Store
The stylish, party-throwing ladies of The Adventure School open a Web boutique with highly covetable, travel-inspired objects.
Why: A flat-folding kidskin wallet, matchbox case of balsam fir incense sticks, and Western leather holster.
When: New items are added regularly.
Where: Online at

Photo: Francesca Woodman

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