Take a break from the news with these arts and culture picks

Each week, we solicit recommendations for events around Seattle. Today, KUOW’s Kim Malcolm spoke with Crosscut arts and culture reporter Margo Vansynghel.

Whim W’him’s POP UP ’22

This is a series of outdoor dance performances. It’s contemporary dance. The dancers perform in a natural environment, so it’s always a bit different. Whim W’him started doing this during the pandemic, so that when all the places were closed, you could still hang out, be socially distant and watch art safely. This summer they present a performance called “Touch”, which explores the ways we come together to support each other.

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Anthony White: limited liability, at the Seattle Art Museum

This show lasts until January next year, but I still think you should go see it right away. I love that there are so many symbols, so many things you can decode. You can kind of keep coming back to work. I sort of liken it to being like an archaeologist in the digital age. You just go back and try to dig it up. He also has this interesting technique that I really like. He uses a kind of hot glue gun. There are plastic cords sticking out and he kind of paints with that. When you get up close to the paintings, they have this really interesting texture. Check out this star before she leaves for New York or LA.


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Thing: Music, arts and more, at Fort Worden in Port Townsend

The lineup for this music festival is really, really good. I was going through it to see which ones I wanted to highlight, and I have so many. I want to call Nation of Language, Arooj Aftab, Modest Mouse, Father John Misty, Curtis Harding, Shaina Shepherd and Enumclaw.

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