The French are coming.
Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris
What: A rare chance to see works spanning the artist’s enormously influential eight-decade career.
Why: It’s the first time these gems have gone on a road trip. Who knows when it will happen again.
When: Thru Jan. 17. Opens Fri., 10 a.m. Public tours, 2 & 3 p.m. Talk with curator Chiyo Ishikawa, 7 p.m.
Where: Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave. (206-654-3100). Admission is free (reg. $23) to the first 100 visitors wearing blue this Fri.-Mon.
B.C, Janvier 1545, Fontainebleau
What: The much-lauded French choreographer/fashion designer/rock star Christian Rizzo kicks off the season with a sensual, thought-provoking performance.
Why: The mysterious dance spectacle features a man wearing a bunny mask and suit and a lady in black stilettos.
When: Thru Sun., 8 p.m.
Where: On the Boards, 100 W. Roy St. Tickets ($25) at 206-217-9888 or online at ontheboards.org.
What: Sip your way through four courses of mixologist Murray Stenson’s classic cocktails (Blanquette de Limoux with St-Germain, Yellow Chartreuse and Pacifique Distillery gin) during Cafe Nordo’s newest dinner-theater series.
Why: Billie Wildrick performs as a lusty lounge singer with an original jazz score by Annastasia Workman.
When: Thru Nov. 13. Thurs., 8 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 8:30 p.m. (Doors open half an hour earlier.)
Where: Theo Chocolate Factory, 3400 Phinney Ave. N. (206-790-5166). Tickets ($55 with cocktails; $35 without) online at brownpapertickets.com.
Pulp Lab Weekend Store at Also
What: Roving boutique returns with a two-month pop-up housed inside Fu Kun Wu’s former smoking room.
Why: One-off and limited-edition clothing designs and accessories, plus artisanal nail polish in cheese- and camouflage-inspired hues.
When: Thru Dec. 19. Sat. & Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 5410 Ballard Ave. NW, enter on 22nd Ave. (866-962-9559).
Art: (Excerpt from) Jacqueline with crossed hands, June 3, 1954 Oil on canvas, 45 11/16 x 34 13/16 in. Pablo Picasso, Spanish, (worked in France) 1881-1973 Courtesy Musée National Picasso, Paris, © 2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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