Isabella Rossellini

Isabella Rossellini needs no introduction. Yet the star of Blue Velvet and daughter of Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini wears her glamorous aura lightly. How else to explain the book/DVD volume Green Porno (Harper, $24.99) and its whimsical vignettes of animal sex? Created for the Sundance Channel and now in its third season, Green Porno is more comic than carnal. Rossellini is willing to wear silly costumes and embrace giant pink shrimp for the sake of art. Or is it education? Says Rossellini, “My interest is not so much in sex as it is animal behavior, though I know the audience out there might be more interested in sex.” Presented by Seattle Arts & Lectures, whose top-tier ticket gets you into a reception with Rossellini herself. Tickets and info: 621-2230 and BRIAN MILLER

Wed., Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m., 2009

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