See It This Week

Ty Segall at Neumos, ‘Bright Half Life’ at 12th Ave Arts, Genre Bender 2017!

'Bright Half Life,' photo by MJ Seiber

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Monday, Feb. 27

Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me

Bill Hayes comes to Elliott Bay on tour with his tender account of his romance with brilliant neurologist, naturalist and author Oliver Sacks—their too-short days together in Manhattan, and the precious experience of being someone’s first love. —Sarah Galvin
Elliott Bay Book Company

Monday, Feb. 27 & Thursday, Mar. 2 – Sunday, Mar. 5

Bright Half Life

Tanya Barfield’s two-person play zips around in time to show us the breadth and depth of a long relationship between two women, played with energy and subtlety (a tricky combo to pull off) by Tracy Michelle Hughes and Rhonda J. Soikowski, and directed with a light, loving touch by HATLO. Bright Half Life runs through March 11. —Gemma Wilson
12th Avenue Arts

Tuesday, Feb. 28

Worst Laid Plans, The Noise Made by People

It’s well worth your while to catch this repeat screening of these two Local Sightings Film Festival Audience Award Winners. The former is a caustically funny, feature-length black comedy about tattoo artists going to extremes to save their ailing business; the latter is a harrowing dramatic short about a queer woman of color dealing with the aftershocks of police brutality. —Tony Kay
Northwest Film Forum

Opening Thursday, Mar. 2

Entangled Wonders

Crystal Morey was among our recent Art Walk Award winners for good reason: Her porcelain sculptures—chimeras pieced together from a patchwork of Greek deities and Native American iconography—are sophisticated takes on the animal-human hybrid motif that’s been popular from the Egyptians to hipsters. —Amanda Manitach
Abmeyer + Wood

Thursday, Mar. 2 – Saturday, Mar. 4

Ty Segall

Dear Jesus in a paisley jumpsuit gobbling acid tabs, Ty Segall’s brand-new self-titled record is great. It’s an exhilarating slab of psych rock that’s equal parts winning songcraft, cathartic riffage and unhinged bad-trip lunacy—and Segall’s an amazing enough live act to more than justify a three-night stint at the newly reopened Neumos. —Tony Kay

Friday, Mar. 3 – Sunday, Mar. 5

Genre Bender

Ten artists, five brand-new hybrid performances, three shows only. The lineup for this year’s Genre Bender is stacked with brilliant creatives who are making an evening precisely for and of this moment in time. They’re flexing every artistic tool they’ve got to summon some real and necessary magic. —Leah Baltus
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute

Saturday, Mar. 4

#BlackLivesMatter March for Freedom

You’ll find my family among an expected crowd of thousands, marching for our right to be treated as equals. —Barry Johnson
Seattle Central College