And the nominees are …
Songs of Wars I Have Seen
What: Seattle Chamber Players and Pacific Musicworks perform Heiner Goebbels’s piece (a combination of music, theater, and art) with Monteverdi’s Combattimento.
Why: Pull a few strings to get seats.
When: Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.
Where: On the Boards, 100 W. Roy St. (206-217-9888).
SXSW Send Off Bash
What: Hey Marseilles, Visqueen, Thee Emergency, Fences, and more say so long to Seattle in preparation for the Austin festival.
Why: It’s a Texas two-step.
When: Thurs. & Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: Thurs., Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave. NW (206-789-3599); Fri., Neumos, 925 E. Pike St. (206-709-9442).
Reel Grrls Oscar Party
What: The nonprofit media training program for young women hosts a soiree/benefit with food, drinks, and red-carpet attire.
Why: Root for Kathryn Bigelow to win best director.
When: Sun., 4-8:30 p.m.
Where: Central Cinema, 1411 21st Ave. (206-686-6684).
Nordstrom Cosmetic Trend Show
What: Shop the latest makeup, fragrance, and skin care products for spring.
Why: Experts lend a hand with suggestions and applications.
When: Sat., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 500 Pine St., 5th flr. (206-628-2111).
Joey Bates Portraits
What: The adept indie artist created startlingly intimate portraits by studying facial expressions and light.
Why: Collaborations with Shaun Kardinal, Cindy Kempf, Amanda Fiebing, and Tim Marsden.
When: Thru Mar. 31. Opening reception, Thurs., 6-9 p.m.
Where: Some Space Gallery, 625 First Ave. (425-766-7810).
Photo: Claire Cowie / Courtesy of On the Boards