Northwest NEWS

November 1, 1999


More entertainment

More entertainment

Ancient sharks at the Burke

   John Maisey, a fossil-fish expert from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, will lecture on "Ancient Sharks, New Evidence: Origins and Early Evolution," 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov 6, at the Burke Museum.

   That Saturday also kicks off the "Suspiciously Fishy" November weekend activities at the Burke Museum. The Saturday and Sunday events continue through the month. Kids age six and up can create stuffed paper fish, make fish prints and explore the museum's "Scary Fishes from Deep Time" exhibit from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Materials are included with the museum admission; coloring activities will be provided for younger children.

Seattle Rep. presents workshop series

   Associate Artistic Director Kurt Beattie will direct a reading of Christopher Kyle's The Safety Net in the PONCHO Forum on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. as part of Seattle Repertory Theatre's New Play Workshop Series.

   In The Safety Net, David, a 35-year-old lawyer, puts his career and marriage in peril to care for a woman he barely knows. Feeling an obligation not shared by the rest of his relations, he discovers a new meaning for family and how love, in all its forms, opens up to the virtue of every life.

   Tickets for the New Play Workshop are $15 each and are now on sale. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 443-2222.

À cappella choir to perform at Bastyr University

   The Esoterics, a 36-voice à cappella choir based in Seattle, will present "Antiphonia" on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m. at the Bastyr University Chapel, 14500 Juanita Dr. NE in Kenmore. Tickets are $15 general admission and $12 for students and seniors. Call (206) 344-3327, or visit for additional information or to reserve tickets.

Gala benefits Seniors Making Art

   A black tie gala to benefit Seniors Making Art will be held at the Chateau Ste. Michelle on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. The evening will feature cocktails, dinner, and dancing, with special guest Dale Chihuly and an exhibit of his work. For information, call (425) 453-2494.

Zookeepers' auction

   The Puget Sound Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) presents their annual Holiday Silent Auction, Thursday, Nov. 4, from noon to 7 p.m. at Woodland Park Zoo. Call (206) 684-4800; 684-4026 (TDD), or visit the zoo's website at to bid. Items include behind-the-scenes encounters such as a feeding of the wolves and grizzlies, a photo session with the raptors, or a close-up encounter with the orangutans. A bake sale is also planned.