Arts My, What a Busy Night!
There are two items in Stranger Suggests today. Jen Graves suggests going to the opening of the much-talked-about new art space Lawrimore Project:
‘If These Walls…’
(ART) Now that’s trust: Scott Lawrimore, owner of a long-anticipated new contemporary art gallery, chose the Seattle threesome SuttonBeresCuller to inaugurate his space. The catch is, Lawrimore won’t see their show until everyone else does. Today’s opening is a literal closing: the artists will seal themselves inside a 32-by-32-by-12-foot box where they’ll work for three straight weeks until, at 7:00 p.m. on July 15, the walls will come down for the big reveal. (Lawrimore Project, 831 Airport Way S, 501-1231. 6—10 pm, free.)
And Dave Segal suggests some sonic bizness at a new music venue in West Seattle:
(MUSIC) DJ Collage is known as a provider of vocal dynamite for other artists’ records, including Ghislain Poirier and Meat Beat Manifesto. Now he’s ready to prove himself as a solo artist with The Parlor, a punchy collection of dancehall-flecked hiphop and Diwali/bhangra bizness. This is force-of-nature shiz. (Skylark Cafe & Club, 3803 Delridge Way SW, 935-2111. 9 pm, free, 21+.)
Me? I’m going to see Mark Bowden read from his book on the Iranian hostage crisis Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America’s War with Militant Islam at UW—Kane Hall, room 220, 7:30 pm, free—and then I’m hopping in a cab by 8:30 so I can check out the Lawrimore Project opening before it ends. I know enough about SuttonBeresCuller and Scott Lawrimore to know that’s not to be missed.