Event Picks, November 2008
Kindie rocker Justin Roberts and three of his band members stop by all-ages performance space The Vera Project this month to sing about lost teeth, meltdowns and giant-size butterflies. $10. Friday, Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m. The Vera Project is located on the Seattle Center grounds, on the corner of Warren Street and Republican Avenue North (next to KeyArena). 206-956-8372.
Seattle International Film Festival continues its Films4Families series every other Saturday through the new year. Enjoy classic family films on SIFF’s big screen without shelling out exorbitant multiplex prices. Nov. 1: The Karate Kid (1984); Nov. 15: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962); Nov. 29: Mary Poppins (1964). All films are at 10 a.m. $7, younger than 18 $2. SIFF Cinema, 321 Mercer St., Seattle (McCaw Hall). 206-633-7151.
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) all over the region this month. Seattle Center hosts its Dia de Muertos festival on Nov. 1–2, Phinney Neighborhood Center ’s Nov. 7 celebration begins with a processional through the streets, and — if you feel like traveling — Tacoma Art Museum’s blowout on Nov. 2 features sugar-skull decorating, paper arts and a processional.
Village Theatre has rented sumptuous costumes for its production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, making this a holiday treat for the eyes and ears. The show opens in Issaquah this month and moves to Everett in January. It runs Nov. 12–Jan. 4: Wednesdays–Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays and selected Saturdays 2 p.m., selected Tuesdays 7:30 p.m., and selected Sundays 7 p.m. $22–$58. Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N., Issaquah. 425-392-2202.