What: A contemporary dance collaboration featuring Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker’s (of beloved indie band Low) haunting minimalist tunes and Morgan Thorson’s intense choreography.
Why: Be the first to catch the West Coast premiere.
When: Thurs.-Sun., 8 p.m.
Where: On the Boards, 100 W. Roy St. (206-217-9888). Tickets online at tickets.com.
The Diller Room Opens
What: An old-fashioned cocktail lounge tucked in the back of Stella Caffe on the site of the historic Seattle hotel.
Why: Enjoy strong drinks, cozy booths, and exposed brick in the chandelier-strewn room.
When: Daily, 11 a.m.-1 a.m.
Where: 1224 First Ave. (206-624-1299).
You’re So Cool
What: Mixed-media works by sixteen artists explore the dynamic themes of permanence/impermanence, interior/exterior, and masculine/feminine.
Why: Allison Manch’s embroidered portraits and (opening night only) Catherine Wilcox and Ian Young’s performance of each other’s short stories.
When: Thru May 15. Opening night, Thurs., 6-10 p.m. Gallery hours, Fri. & Sat., noon-6 p.m.
Where: Ohge Ltd., 831 Airport Way S. (206-261-2315).
Coupling VIII: Matches Made
What: Prominent local artists collaborate with UW art students to create new designs across multiple disciplines.
Why: Gala Bent and Nuala Ni Fhlathuin’s tangled sculpture made from comblike claws, sharp calipers, tiny wires, and a yarn ball.
When: Thru May 6. Thurs. Opening, 7-11 p.m.; silent auction, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Ouch My Eye Gallery, 1022 First Ave. S. (206-381-8457).
Photo: Cameron Wittig