The De Poi Award brings together artists from Seattle's Pottery Northwest, the region's premier pottery facility, with artists selected by the Accademia delle Belle Arti (Academy of Fine Arts) in Perugia. The sister cities alternate hosting artists each year for three-week residencies.
Puccini’s classic thriller Tosca can be viewed at a live screening on Tuesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. at Crest Cinema Center in Shoreline. Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace.
Director Jonathan Kent’s production for The Royal Opera, recorded live, captures the dangerous political turbulence of Rome in 1800. Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic work was a hit with audiences when it opened in 1900 and it remains one of the most performed of all operas with a gripping plot and glorious music.This production is sung in Italian with English subtitles.
The show begins at 7 p.m. at the Crest Cinema. Tickets are $15. More information, opera trailer and advance ticket purchases are available here. The Crest is located at 16505 5th Avenue NE at 165th Street in Shoreline.
That morning, former Perugia mayor Mario Valentini will be at Caffe Umbria in Pioneer Square to meet with our members and friends. Born and raised in Perugia, Valentini served as mayor from 1990 to 1995. In support of the sister city arrangement, Valentini traveled to Seattle to sign the first sister city agreement with former Seattle mayor Norm Rice. Since then, he's kept in contact with many people involved in the sister cities on both continents.
This is a no-host event and open to all members. No RSVP is needed.
Date: Saturday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Much of our knowledge of the pre-Roman Etruscan civilization comes from their tombs. Music, dancing, feasting: All were featured in their funerary art. The famous Sarcophagus of the Spouses, for example, shows a couple sharing a banqueting couch.
Join us for a close-up look at these fascinating ritual objects in "Dining and Dancing: Etruscan Funeral Art" with art historian Rebecca Albiani. The lecture will be held Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
The cost is $5 for non-members. Pay online here.
Date: Tuesday, February 27
The City of Seattle installed a sign at the entrance of Piazza Perugia this week. The piazza name was "Americanized" but we understand it will be repainted in the future.
Piazza Perugia and its beautiful Deruta tiles look amazing, even in the rain! Be sure to visit this newest tribute to our sister city friendship.