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Tibet in Song
What: Tibetan filmmaker Ngawang Choephel simultaneously documents the folk musicians of his homeland and the early days of the Chinese invasion.
Why: As a result of the film and its songs, Choephel was jailed for seven years on charges of espionage.
When: Tonight, 7:10 & 9:20 p.m.
Where: Varsity Theatre, 4329 University Way NE (206-781-5755). Tickets ($7-$10) and more showtimes online at landmarktheatres.com.
What: Laura Olson’s (Po Dog, Auto Battery) newest Capitol Hill eatery serves sandwiches (like the Havarti-laden French dip) during the day and small plates and cocktails at night.
Why: Noted architecture firm Pb Elemental transformed the swank loft space (formerly Grey Gallery & Lounge), adding an exquisite butterfly room decked with 80 mounted insects.
When: Daily, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 1512 11th Ave. (206-324-7467).
Pure Barre Opens
What: Fusing ballet, Pilates, and weights into a 55-minute session, the signature workouts are designed to challenge all fitness levels.
Why: The feast season is upon us; get a jump-start on your gut-busting resolutions. Plus, thru Dec. 16, your first class is free.
When: Schedule online at purebarre.com.
Where: Pure Barre Seattle, 5001 25th Ave. NE, ste. 102 (206-935-7873); Pure Barre Bellevue, 909 112th Ave. NE, ste. 107 (425-462-7474).
Holiday Gifts Inspired by Our Readers
What: We asked our Facebook friends what they want for Christmas (hand-painted shoes, a move to the Big Apple, the perfect night’s sleep), and we’ve been shopping ever since.
Why: Because we care.
When: In two shakes of a reindeer’s tail.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.
Free Cooking Classes at Cafe Lago
What: The chef of Montlake’s 20-year-old Italian eatery breaks down some of his favorite entrees on various Mondays thru Jan. 31.
Why: This coming week’s lesson is linguini with fresh clams and orecchiette with broccoli rapini.
When: Schedule online at suzukichoumedia.com.
Where: 2305 24th Ave. E. R.S.V.P. to 206-329-8005.
Photo: Courtesy of Tibet in Song