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Allison Manch: Gimme Shelter
What: Take in embroidered art exploring the American West and needlepoint based on Richard Avedon portraits, followed by music from DJ collective SunTzu Sound.
Why: See the needle and the homage done.
When: Thru Feb. 6. Opening, Thurs., 5-9 p.m.
Where: Grey Gallery & Lounge, 1512 11th Ave. (206-325-5204).
The A.W.A.R.D. Show
What: Four nights of regional dance (and after-parties) with audience votes to select a $10,000 prize winner from troupes including Coriolis Dance Collective, Scott/Powell Performance, Lingo Dance Theater, and Whim W’Him.
Why: They go out on a limb.
When: Thurs.-Sun., 8 p.m.
Where: On the Boards, 100 W. Roy St. (206-217-9888). Tickets online at ontheboards.org.
Assemble Gallery & Studio Grand Opening Party
What: Phinney Ridge craft-as-modern-art gallery and workshop launches with works by NYC artist Katya Usvitsky, beats by Avians Alight and Bookkeeper, personal project stations, cake, and drinks.
Why: Sew it goes.
When: Fri. Party, 6-9 p.m., music, 8 p.m.
Where: 7406 Greenwood Ave. N (206-913-2470).
Sole of Seattle
What: Donate your gently used shoes to Soles4Souls and receive 20 percent off new kicks at Re-Soul, The Sneakery, Gems, The Zebraclub, and other participating stores.
Why: Don’t be a heel.
When: Discounts, Sat. Donations accepted throughout Dec.
Where: Participating stores at soleofseattle.com.
Illustration: Allison Manch