Ryan Coogler’s remarkable film is a fact-based portrait of 22-year-old Oscar Grant (played by Michael B. Jordan), who was fatally shot in the back by a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer at an Oakland station in 2009. It follows him on his last day, and is a moving reminder that he wasn’t a statistic but somebody’s father, somebody’s friend, somebody’s son. Now playing at the Guild 45th. For showtimes, see Page H5. For Seattle Times movie critic Moira Macdonald’s 3½-star review, go to www.seattletimes.com/movies.
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In this new reality competition, 12 teams of two live in a compound for a month and compete to win a $250,000 prize. 9 p.m. Tuesday on the CW.
‘America’s Next Top Model’
For the 20th edition of this modeling competition, there are both male and female contestants. Season premiere, 8 p.m. Friday on the CW.
Sliders and Sonics
Daniel’s Broiler on Lake Union continues its celebrity grilling series with basketball player Nick Collison this Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at 809 Fairview Place N. Order some salmon sliders or grilled oysters while you mingle with Collison to talk about our beloved Sonics. More info at www.schwartzbros.com/daniels-broiler.
Pista sa Nayon
Enjoy the largest outdoor Filipino-American event in the country with food, arts and crafts vendors, entertainment, a basketball tournament and children’s games, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday (July 28), Seward Park Amphitheater, 5898 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle (www.pista.org).
Seafair activities climax in a big way this week, with Kids Zone inflatable rides, food vendors, entertainment, beer gardens, the Boeing Air Show featuring the Patriots Jet Team — oh, yes, there’s also hydroplane racing. From 8:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 4, Genesee Park and Playfield, 4316 S. Genesee St., Seattle; free admission Friday; $10-$40 Saturday and Sunday (206-728-0123 or www.seafair.com).
Lake City Pioneer Days
Lake City’s summer festival of fun includes a salmon bake from noon- 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday at the Lake City Community Center. Saturday features a street festival and food fair, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. along Northeast 125th Street, and a parade at 7 p.m. along Lake City Way from Northeast 130th Street to Northeast 123rd Street (www.northseattlechamber.com/pioneer-days).
This local author discusses “The Measure of a Mountain: Beauty and Terror on Mount Rainier,” the Transportation Choices Coalition’s Books on the Bus spring/summer 2013 selection, with “Well Read” host Terry Tazioli. At 7 p.m. Thursday, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-386-4636 or www.spl.org).
Featuring bands hand-picked by Megadeath frontman Dave Mustaine, this heavy- metal blowout features Megadeath, whose new album “Super Colider” hit No. 6 on the Billboard 200 but plummeted quickly, plus Black Label Society, Device, HELLYEAH, Newsted and Death Division. 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett; $25-$45 (866-332-8499 or comcastarenaeverett.com).
With a highly successful debut last summer, this three-day, sold-out country-music jamboree returns with a marquee lineup that includes Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Lee Brice, Terri Clark, Kip Moore, Thompson Square and Chris Young. Friday-Sunday Aug. 4 at the Gorge Amphitheatre, George, Grant County; sold-out (800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com).
‘Stu for Silverton’
Intiman Theatre Festival premieres this musical that tells the true story of Stu Rasmussen, whose Silverton, Ore., friends and neighbors rallied around him and elected him America’s first openly transgendered mayor (an office he still holds). Through Sept. 15, Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center; $20-$42 (888-377-4510 or www.intiman.org).
‘The Adventures of Owl & Pussycat’
The free-ranging troupe Theater Simple is back with a slate of free outdoor performances for all ages. In “Owl & Pussycat” they promise not only puppets, poetry and song, but that “fur, feathers and puns will fly. (Pigs will not).” Oh, OK. 5 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 4, Carl S. English Botanical Gardens at the Ballard Locks, Seattle; and 1 p.m. Aug. 11 in Mill Creek Canyon Earthworks Park in Kent. Donations welcome; (206-784-8647 or www.theatersimple.org).
Olympic Music Festival
The summer chamber-music festival, which takes place in a refurbished barn on the Olympic Peninsula, continues Sunday with an all-Beethoven recital (his “Spring” sonata for violin and piano, “Ghost” trio for piano, cello and violin, and third “Rasumovsky” string quartet). That’s followed next weekend by “Gypsy Reflections,” a program featuring works by Haydn, Enescu, Bartók and Brahms. Gates to the 55-acre dairy farm open at 11:30 a.m. Barn doors open at 1 p.m. and all shows are at 2 p.m. 7360 Center Road, Quilcene, Jefferson County. The festival continues through Sept. 1. $18-$30 (800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/327132).
Marrowstone Music Festival
The 69th annual Marrowstone Music Festival, presented by the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras, continues in Bellingham with offerings at 3 p.m. Sunday (July 28) — works by Márquez, Prokofiev, Liszt, Bernstein and R. Strauss; opera at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (three short operas, including a world premiere, by Seattle composer Eric Banks); and chamber music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (works by Duruflé and Borodin). The festival closes 3 p.m. Aug. 4 with orchestral works by Grieg, Smetana, Bizet and Berlioz. All concerts at WWU Performing Arts Center, 516 High St., Bellingham; $15-$21 (360-650-6146 or www.tickets.wwu.edu
Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation
SFDI celebrates its 20th anniversary this week, with two public events as highlights. The first is “Lightning Talks,” in which veteran improv artists John Jasperse, Sara Shelton Mann, Louis Gervais and others give seven-minute talks on their art, followed by Q&A, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Velocity Dance Center, 1621 12th Ave., Seattle; free. The second is “Dance Innovators in Performance,” featuring “exciting artists who have been dancing everywhere but in the mainstream,” including Jasperse, Mann, Gervais, Seattle’s own Salt Horse and others. 8 p.m. Thursday, Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway, Seattle; $12. (206-325-8773 or www.velocitydancecenter.org).
‘Acclimatized: Heaven and Earth 5’
For the last five years, the Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA), in collaboration with Seattle Parks & Recreation and the Carkeek Park Advisory Council, has turned Carkeek Park into a labyrinthine open-air art exhibit. This year’s roster of 14 artists from the Seattle area, Portland, California and Pennsylvania includes a number of new names. Their mission: to come up with “eco-artworks” that can “withstand the intensity of scrutiny by an estimated 100,000 summer visitors to the park” (in other words, something that can’t be vandalized). An exhibit map and info: www.heavenandearthexhibition.org