The Weekend Guide

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New Works
What: Pacific Northwest Ballet debuts three world-class pieces.
Why: Go through the (e)motions with choreographer David Dawson’s joyful A Million Kisses to My Skin, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s somber Cylindrical Shadows, and Victor Quijada’s street-meets-modern dance, Mating Theory.
When: Fri.-Mar. 24.
Where: Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St. (206-441-2424). Tickets ($28-$168) online at pnb.org.

Moisture Festival

What: The annual springtime celebration features 50 thrilling performances.
Why: Overload your senses (in a good way) with local and nationally renowned circuses, vaudeville, physical theater, music, comedy, and burlesque acts.
When: Thru Apr. 8.
Where: Venues vary. Tickets ($10-$25) online at moisturefestival.com.

Colors of the Oasis
What: A new exhibition examines the textile traditions of Central Asia.
Why: See 65 eye-catching ikat pieces (primarily from Uzbekistan) along with photographs and video installations exploring life in the region.
When: Thru Aug. 5.
Where: Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St. (206-654-3100).


What: Chef Steven Ariel sources local ingredients (Salumi Artisan Cured Meats, Quillisascut Cheese Farm, Stokesberry Sustainable Farms, Taylor Shellfish Farms) for dishes at the revamped W Hotel’s new restaurant.
Why: Stiebrs Farms egg white frittata with Lacinato kale, foraged mushrooms, and Beecher’s cheddar.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5-10 p.m.; Fri., 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5-10:30 p.m.; Sat., 7 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5-10:30 p.m.; Sun., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 1112 Fourth Ave. (206-264-6060).

Photo: Angela Sterling / Courtesy of Pacific Northwest Ballet

1112 4th Ave
@ W Hotel
Seattle, WA 98101
1400 E Prospect St
@ Volunteer Park
Seattle, WA 98112
321 Mercer St
Seattle, WA 98109