It’s reconstruction time.
The Arc of Picasso Group Exhibition
What: You’ve already admired the man himself. Now take a look at the subtle influence he had on a roster of brilliant local artists.
Why: Margie Livingston’s dried paint sculptures and the beautifully spare vinyl collages of Robert Yoder.
When: Thru Nov. 13. Tues.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Where: Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave. S. (206-624-0770). Admission is free.
The Book Bindery
What: Anticipated restaurant from longtime Ethan Stowell collaborator Patric Gabre-Kidan opens in a converted — you guessed it — book construction site on the north end of Queen Anne.
Why: Chef Shaun McCrain’s résumé already lists three Michelin-starred restaurants — Les Élysées du Vernet (Paris), Per Se (New York), and Michael Mina (San Francisco).
When: Mon.-Sat., 5-10 p.m.
Where: 198 Nickerson St. (206-283-2665).
Totally Crushing with the Vis-à-Vis Society
What: Literary performance duo Sierra Nelson and Rachel Kessler kick off Arts Crush week by administering poem surveys on the physical/emotional state of — what else — a heart-pounding crush.
Why: The findings will be presented via music, dance, and graph chart.
When: Tonight. Data gathering, 5:30 p.m.; performance, 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Ave. (206-624-6600). Admission is free.
Beggars of Life
What: Part of Silent Movie Mondays’s crime spree series, the 1928 film follows one woman’s dramatic escape from an evil stepfather and her meeting with a dashing hobo (plus, the train hopping, car stealing, and police evasion that ensue).
Why: Director William Wellman won Hollywood’s very first Oscar.
When: Mon., 7 p.m.
Where: The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St. Tickets ($12) at 877-784-4849 or online at stg.presents.org.
What: Yarn-and-needle mastermind Wenlan Chia’s cozy knits adorned with whimsical creatures for up to 60 percent off.
Why: Stock up on Twinkle Home’s quirky but sweet sheets while you’re at it.
Where: Online at swirl.com.
Art: Robert Yoder, Hammock 2009, Courtesy of Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle