Nicole Gordon: Altered States Exhibition Begins January 24 at BAM

Bellevue Arts Museum is delighted to present—for the first time in the Northwest—the art of the Chicago-based painter Nicole Gordon (b.1976). A painter of hallucinatory lucidity and skill, Gordon’s large-scale canvases meticulously depict a liquid dreamscape world of all-too-solid fantasy.

In addition to a suite of new paintings, Gordon will be showing sculpture and installations, asking the viewer to experience a two-dimensional work in entirely new ways. Her exhibition will run January 24 – June 14, 2020. 

BAVARIAN ICEFEST 2020 ON JANUARY 18-19TH IN LEAVENWORTH

Leavenworth loves winter, and each year on MLK Jr. weekend we celebrate winter’s bounty with IceFest! The village is still dressed in over half a million twinkling lights and this weekend is a flurry of frosty frivolity. Come celebrate winter with us!

Some of the activities planned for Saturday, January 18th are: Icefest Games, Snow Sculptures, a Snowmobile Sled Pull, Live Ice Carving, a Snowball Toss, Ice Fishing and more! 

And the fun continues on Sunday, January 19th with a Snowshoe Demo Day at Ski Hil, Live Ice Carving and a Fireworks show at 6pm!

 

Seattle Chamber Music Society Presents the 2020 Winter Festival

Join us as we begin our celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday. Immerse yourself in the development of this seminal composer from his early period through his development in the middle period, and his final works of his late period. Each of the first three concerts will feature one work from the three eras of his life tracing his growth as a composer.

The second weekend features violin sonatas by Grieg and Mozart, piano trios by Schubert and Ravel, and both of Brahms’ string quintets. The series concludes with an afternoon of concerti by J.S. Bach, including his beloved Concerto for 2 Violins, BWV 1043.

The festival run January 17-26, 2020 at the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall.

SEATTLE WEDDING SHOW AT THE WASHINGTON STATE CONVENTION CENTER

On January4-5, 2020, jubilant couples can look for ways to reduce their wedding budget without cutting corners or sacrificing quality. The Seattle Wedding Show will deliver more than 400 wedding vendors to the Washington State Convention Center over the two days in January. Instead of driving from one end of town to another, searching for parking and dashing through the rain to visit caterers, bridal boutiques and florists, couples can pay just one admission each for the opportunity to meet every professional on their list, including event facility coordinators, ceremony officiants, invitation designers, and photographers. 

In addition, couples can save by shopping the Show’s two-day gown sale, where hundreds of wedding dresses will be offered at steep discounts. For tickets and more information, visit: weddingshow.com.