The Weekend Guide

nick cave soundsuits!

Bust a move.

Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth
The Chicago artist (not Bad Seed crooner) shows more than 50 wearable, color-saturated, music-making Soundsuits.
Why: Local dancers inhabit the multimedia sculptures (covered in rainbow fur, human hair, twigs, and buttons) and come to life spontaneously during the exhibition, both inside the museum and out.
When: Thru June 5. Wed., Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Check SAM’s Twitter feed for “invasions.”
Where: Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave. (206-654-3100). Suggested admission is $15.

Seattle Cocktail Culture App
The woman behind the local chapter of LUPEC (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails) gives you access to the city’s best drink menus, top bartender schedules, cocktail photos, and cab prices straight from your iPhone and iPad.
Why: Insider access with a tap on the screen, plus regular updates.
When: You’re in Freelard, and you want the neighborhood’s best Manhattan.
Where: Online at itunes.com.

Degenerate Art Ensemble
The much-lauded performance art troupe’s first museum exhibition uses outlandish costumes, video clips, sculpture, and stills from its dreamlike shows.
Why: Warrior princesses, ninjas, and The Hidden One, “a giant, glowing girl theater deftly combining the characters of Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf.”
When: Sat.-June 19. Gallery talk with artistic directors Haruko Nishimura and Joshua Kohl and deputy director of exhibitions and collections Robin Held, Sat., 2 p.m. Tues., Wed. & Fri.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave. (206-622-9250). Admission is free.

Tamara Murphy’s Tender: Farmers, Cooks, Eaters
The James Beard award-winning chef (of the Elliott Bay Cafe and the now-closed Brasa) releases her first cookbook ($40).
Why: Simple recipes and gorgeous photos tell the story of local goods made great in your own kitchen.
When: Is your stomach growling?
Where: Online at farmerscookseaters.com.

Art: Nick Cave / Courtesy of the Seattle Art Museum

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