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The Must List for Must List: Feb. 22-28

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As the sun shines and the dirt flowers bloom, get ready for a fun week ahead. Take the family to Luchadora! for some lucha libre action, explore the Asian American Film Festival, and don’t miss the twangy new tunes from North Carolina’s Mipso. Go see X: The Life and Times of Malcolm, or catch internationally renowned poet laureate, Joy Harjo.




Now-March 17

1 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m., Seattle Children’s Theatre, $25

Step into the world of lucha libre with this adaptation of Hua Mulan. Nana Lupita, a grandmother from Washington, shares her coming-of-age story from 1960s Texas, blending daring adventures with the colorful world of Mexican wrestling.



Thursday, Feb. 22

8 p.m., Tractor Tavern, $20

Mipso, from North Carolina, merges with Sandro Perri to create atmospheric and personal songs using acoustic instruments in innovative ways.



Now-Feb. 25

Northwest Film Forum, $60-$120

This year’s hybrid festival offers the flexibility to watch films remotely or attend in-person screenings at Northwest Film Forum. Expect Q&As, meet filmmakers, and connect with the SAAFF team.



Feb. 24-March 9

2 p.m., 7:30 p.m., McCaw Hall, $60+

Explore the life of civil rights icon Malcolm X through biographical vignettes. From Lansing, Mich., to his tragic murder in Harlem, X features a score by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Anthony Davis, blending modernism, minimalism, and jazz.



Tuesday, Feb. 27

7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $35+

Joy Harjo, acclaimed Muscogee (Creek) Nation performer and writer, served three terms as the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States from 2019-2022, making history as the first Native American to receive the honor.



Once More Just For You: Now-Feb. 25 at Seattle Public Theater, Seattle.

Washi Transformed: Now-April 26 at Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue.

Capital Hill Farmers Market: Every Sunday, year round at East Denny Way between Broadway and 10th Avenue East, Seattle.


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