The Seattle Public Library will host opera previews, film screenings, concerts and more at several locations throughout the city in February.


Opening Night for Frame by Frame: Celebrating Northwest Art and Artists - 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 8, Books Spiral Gallery, 206-386-4636. Join us for an opening night fête in honor the Frame by Frame: Celebrating Northwest Art and Artists exhibit, featuring the work of artists from the Northwest School, also known as the “Mystic Painters of the Northwest". For over 100 years, The Seattle Public Library has collected artworks by Northwest artists that can be seen Library locations throughout the city. Containing works by such noted artists as Guy Anderson, Paul Horiuchi, James W. Washington, Jr. and Doris Totten Chase, The Seattle Public Library Northwest Arts Collection is a testament to the persistence of the significant presence of the arts in this region.

Ladies Musical Club Concert - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 at the West Seattle Branch, 2306 42nd Ave. S.W., 206-684-7444. Join us for a concert with oboe and vocal songs by Karen P. Thomas, Ricky Ian Gordon, Johann Kalliwoda and Madeleine Dring. Performers will include: Sharon Jung, oboe; Regina Thomas, soprano; Abigail Habegger and John Burkhardt (guest artist), piano.

Ladies Musical Club Concert - Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 3, The Norcliffe Foundation Living Room, 206-386-4636. Join us for a concert featuring songs for mezzo-soprano & violin and duets for two violas. Performers will include: Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano; Candice Chin, violin; Carolyn Wyman and Brian Lew, viola.

Film screening: 'Nocturna' - 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 at the Magnolia Branch, 2801 34th Ave. W., 206-386-4225. Virtually stunning and wildly inventive, this film explores the mystery of the night in a sweeping nocturnal adventure. A young friend named Tim is plunged into the secret world of Nocturna, inhabited by curious creatures who control the night. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.

Children's Film Festival Seattle 2019: Animated Shorts - 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Join us for a screening of 14 short, animated children's films from around the world.

In Focus: The Works of George Tsutakawa and Deborah Faye Lawrence2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Hear Mayumi Tsutakawa talk about her father, George Tsutakawa's visual legacy and Susan Noyes Platt discuss Deborah Faye Lawrence's collage works.

Scarecrow Video - 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 at the Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., 206-684-4089. Scarecrow Video presents a screening of "The Wiz" (1978), a musical adventure fantasy film based on L. Frank Baum’s classic children’s novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" and featuring an all-black cast. Dorothy is a 24-year-old Manhattan kindergarten teacher who is whisked away from her inner-city neighborhood via a snowstorm to the mysterious land of Oz. Oz is a sprawling, decaying, nightmarish, and dangerous megalopolis that resembles the physical characteristics of New York City. Directed by Sidney Lumet and stars Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and Nipsey Russell. This is the second film in our three-part “Musicals” movie series.

Movies at Central - 2:30 p.m. to 3:55 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room 2, 206-386-4636. Join us for a screening of "Bogalusa Charm" (2017). Through the lens of an anachronistic charm school that has existed for almost three decades in rural Louisiana, we explore a town confronted with contemporary issues of class and race.


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