See It This Week

Seiho at Kremwerk, Jade Solomon Curtis’s ‘Black Like Me, ’#SAMRemix and more


Monday, March 20

The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

Michael Finkel reads from his new book The Stranger in the Woods, the tale of Chris Knight, a man who disappeared into the woods of Maine and lived there for 30 years. —Sarah Galvin
Elliott Bay Book Company

Tuesday, March 21

A Tale of Two Cities: Portland and Seattle

I’ve yet to be disappointed by any of the exciting, outside-the-box presentations that experimental film collective ExCinema brings to town. This Exquisite Corpse Cinema event showcases 20 experimental filmmakers from Seattle and Portland capturing their impressions of their respective cities. Collaborators include Eric Ostrowski, Salise Hughes and Andy Spletzer. —Tony Kay
Grand Illusion Cinema

Friday, March 23


Last time Seiho was in Seattle, the Japanese producer/DJ punctuated his set of veering, trappish beats and slinky R&B flourish by guzzling a convenience-store bottle of milk in one long, disturbing swallow. Tonight, he returns under the auspices of electronic-music impresario Allen Huang, who will soon relocate from Seattle to Taiwan, managing Seiho’s international tour along the way. —Jonathan Zwickel

Friday, March 24

The Spider Ferns, DoNormaal, Neu Youth

The Spider Ferns play sinewy and very danceable electronic pop with a beating, full-blooded heart. Kelly Fleek’s expressive siren song vocals and Alton Fleek’s shimmering, glacial guitar/keyboard atmospherics give cinematic scope and sensuality equal billing, so the duo’s goth-tinged trip-hop should contrast nicely with DoNormaal’s magically hazy hip-hop and local duo Neu Youth’s distinctive brand of electro-pop. —Tony Kay
High Dive

Friday, March 24


Music, art, conversation and more: Come with me to Seattle Art Museum’s quarterly #SAMRemix event featuring tours of Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series and Seeing Nature, which features significant landscape paintings from Paul Allen’s collection. If you need more incentive, there will also be dancing with some of Seattle’s blooming creatives, all dressed up. —Barry Johnson
Seattle Art Museum

Friday, March 24 – Saturday, March 25

Nick Turner

Nick Turner is one of our favorite comics. He’s a cordial, broad-shouldered dude who made his name in New York, a city that leaves a mark on its most accomplished comics in the form of bulletproof jokewriting and cold, hard introspection. He’s got solid material, a command of the stage and a loose, easy rapport with the audience. He gets the rare Hard Hamil Vouch. —Brett Hamil
Laughs Comedy Club

Friday, March 24 – Saturday, March 25

Black Like Me: An Exploration of the Word Nigger

Jade Solomon Curtis is a dance artist to be reckoned with, and her evening-length work Black Like Me: An Exploration of the Word Nigger calls on all her strengths as an artist and activist. After a panel discussion preamble (which you won’t want to miss), she’ll perform five solos, each addressing a different facet of the word’s brutal past and present within Black life. —Gemma Wilson
Fred Wildlife Refuge

Saturday, March 25

Northern Natives

Are you guys onto Northern Natives yet? This eclectic confederation of rappers, singers, musicians and producers is currently producing some of the most exciting sounds in Seattle, ranging from high-gloss club-ready bangers to funky left-field beatscapes to smoldering, sensual R&B. Ringleader Alex Lawrence, aka Samurai Del, headlines the Sunset tonight, bringing Northern Natives affiliates Kyo-Ken and Sendai Era, plus synth-soul duo Navvi and producer Jamie Blake. —Jonathan Zwickel