What's happening this weekend?


by LYNN JACOBSON / The Seattle Times


Posted on January 6, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 22 at 1:50 PM

Every Friday, Lynn Jacobson, features editor with The Seattle Times, highlights a few events happening in the Seattle area over the  weekend. Here are a few links to resources and information about upcoming events January 6-8.

'Coriolanus' by Seattle Shakespeare Company

One of Shakespeare's lesser-known, but more action-packed tragedies is staged by the top-flight crew at Seattle Shakespeare Company. Set in 5th-century Rome, the play encompasses war, revenge and riots in the streets. Opening night is Friday, Jan. 6, at Center House Theatre.

A Seattle Times interview with director David Quicksall about "Coriolanus"

Seattle Shakespeare Company website

Nordic Lights Film Festival

Curated by the Nordic Heritage Museum and presented at SIFF Cinema, this is a three-day festival (beginning Friday) of award-winning films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Included are features, documentaries, shorts and even special screening for kids. Some films are shown in English, others subtitled. 

A Seattle Times preview of local film events, including the Nordic Lights festival

Nordic Heritage Museum website

Trailer for the animated "Moomins and the Comet Chase"

Trailer for "Lapland Odyssey" (warning: some nudity)

Artifact ID Day at the Burke Museum

This is a little like a live version of "Antiques Roadshow," but without the appraisals. Burke Museum experts will be available Saturday to answer questions about Native American, Pacific Island, Asian and Southeast Asian artifacts, such as baskets, blankets and other cultural keepsakes, as well as fossils, rocks and bones.

A Seattle Times story on Artifact ID Day

Burke Museum website

For more information on what's happening this weekend, check out  The Seattle Times entertainment section.