See It This Week

‘Seattle Vice’ at the Triple Door, Mandy Greer and Alice Gosti at Olympic Sculpture Park

Jeff Spaulding, Mark Siano and Opal Peachey of 'Seattle Vice.'

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Monday, Jan. 18 – Wednesday, Jan. 20
Heart of a Dog, Laurie Anderson’s documentary/performance piece about losing her pet, was shortlisted but not selected for a Best Documentary Feature Oscar, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth catching on a big screen while you can. –Tony Kay
Grand Illusion Cinema

Wednesday, Jan. 20
The internationally acclaimed, award-winning Trimpin works on a synaesthetic plane beyond most: as a sound artist, he engineers kinetic sculptures in the form of vast machinery that look like a jangling, life-size game of Mousetrap. His mechanical armatures crank out robotically-rendered drawings triggered by human prompts. His simple mechanical peep show pieces bate the viewer to interact in playful, unexpected ways. Trimpin’s new work at Winston Wachter continues to push the boundaries of how art and technology can coexist without getting too caught up in the nerdier, masturbatory aspects of the genre. –Amanda Manitach
Winston Wachter 

Wednesday, Jan. 20
There’s Grunge in the superficial, yarl-rock-swaddled-in-flannel sense, and then there’s Grunge as originally envisioned by Mark Arm (or whoever the hell coined the term)—thick, dark, downtuned monster rock heavy enough to crush national monuments. Tad Doyle’s Brothers of the Sonic Cloth most definitely belong in the latter camp, and they’re masters of the form. Swedish stoner-metal band Suma and Seattle’s own psych-metal combo Black Box Exorcism will tenderize eardrums prior to the Brothers’ frontal assault. –Tony Kay
Tractor Tavern

Friday, Jan. 22 – Sunday Jan. 24
Opal Peachey and Mark Siano’s steamy, seamy Seattle Vice is back, this time at the Triple Door. Inspired by Rick Anderson’s book of the same name, Vice is an evening full of comedy, burlesque, scantily-clad ladies and original music set in 1965 Seattle, a corrupt city with an anything-goes attitude toward its seedy underbelly. Expect nudity and dancing—not necessarily at the same time. Seattle Vice runs through Jan. 31. –Gemma Wilson
Triple Door

Saturday, Jan. 23
Fiber artist Mandy Greer and choreographer Alice Gosti—both superstars of the Seattle art scene who excel at carving out surreal, visually intoxicating experiences through means of sprawling costumes and operatic, time-based performance—collaborate for an evening of Seattle Art Museum’s Winter Winters: Art Encounters in the Park: “Before You Were Born And After You Are Gone,” to draw the audience into their vision and smash that wall between performance and viewer. The duo’s piece is geared for both adults and children, but if you do have kids in tow, arrive earlier in the day for artsy activities designed just for the young ones. –Amanda Manitach
Olympic Sculpture Park