See It This Week

‘Mission Control,’ Ask the Oracle, ‘All That Heaven Allows,’ ‘Wellesley Girl,’ BeatMatch and more

Monday, April 10

Ask the Oracle: Suzanne Morrison, Megan Snyder-Camp and Doug Nufer

This edition of the Hugo House’s popular literary divination night features fiction writer and memoirist Suzanne Morrison, Megan Snyder-Camp (author of the simultaneously released and excellent Wintering and The Gunnywolf) and unclassifiable literary treasure Doug Nufer, who once did a reading with a special dance for every poem. —Sarah Galvin
Hotel Sorrento

Tuesday, April 11

All That Heaven Allows

Hollywood auteur Douglas Sirk made obscenely lush crowd-pleasers that also, pointedly, called out class and race issues. SIFF continues its April Sirk retrospective with one of his best, this 1955 melodrama about the frictions that occur when a well-to-do widow (Jane Wyman) dares to fall in love with a gardener (Rock Hudson) beneath her station. —Tony Kay
SIFF Film Center

Thursday, April 13

The Last of the Great Debutantes Ball 

Tucked away in the Steve Gilbert Photo Studio (on the corner of Pike/Broadway), The Last of the Great Debutantes Ball offers a bacchanalia-cum-art exhibit with works by the bizarro wild-child trifecta Lelah Maupin (of Tacocat fame), Tom Barnes and Brittany Kusa. There’ll be enough scribbly, irreverent, booze-fueled dreamscapes and documents of Seattle bohemia to make your eyes bleed. —Amanda Manitach
Steve Gilbert Photo Studio

Thursday, April 13 – Sunday, April 16

Wellesley Girl

After building a rep for site-specific work, theatre company The Horse in Motion is venturing into more formally traditional but intellectually adventurous territory with Brendan Pelsue’s Wellesley Girl, set in 2465 with “little remaining of the United States.” The few people left must all participate in government—what if your vote really did determine your country’s future? Wellesley Girl runs through April 29. —Gemma Wilson
18th and Union 

Friday, April 14


Riffing on the famous Big Tune beat-maker competitions of the late ’00s, Beat Match pits 16 up-and-coming producers against each other (including Best New Music stars Kyo Ken and Samurai Del) in four rounds, each throwing down their best 60-second beats to advance to the finals and the grand prize: cash money and a spot at Upstream Music Festival. Judges are Sango, currently Seattle’s most lauded underground producer; Ryan Lewis, who first broke out as a Big Tune winner way back when; and you, the audience. Expect fireworks. —Jonathan Zwickel
Vera Project

Friday, April 14 – Sunday, April 16

Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo

I could use a reminder of a time when our government reached for the stars a little more readily than it lobbed bombs at foreign countries, so I’m beyond excited about David Fairhead’s new doc covering the Ground Control team that made miracles (and saved lives) during the Apollo space program’s glory years. Runs through Thursday, April 20. —Tony Kay
Grand Illusion Cinema