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The Weekend Guide

monteverdi's combattimento!

And the nominees are …

HEAR
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).

PARTY
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).

PRIMP
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).

SEE
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

LOCATIONS
1411 21st Ave
@ E Union St
Seattle, WA 98122
206-686-6684
625 1st Ave
@ Cherry St
Seattle, WA 98104
425-766-7810
100 W Roy St
@ 1st Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119
206-217-9888
925 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122
206-709-9467
5213 Ballard Ave NW
@ 20th Ave
Seattle, WA 98107
206-789-3599
100 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
425-455-5800
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