Rock drummer, guitarist and band leader Dave Grohl directs and narrates this documentary about Sound City, the unassuming Los Angeles recording studio where Nirvana recorded “Nevermind” and Fleetwood Mac did “Rumours.” It’s a joyous ode to a lost era of music making. Now playing at Sundance Cinemas. For showtimes, see Page H7. For Charles R. Cross’ three-star review, go to www.seattletimes.com/movies.
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Reserve beer tasting
Super Deli Mart in West Seattle hosts a tasting of craft beer reserves from the acclaimed Firestone Walker Brewing Co., 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 9051 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-937-1442).
Washington Wine Month
Kick Washington Wine Month off with a Friday mixer at Cast Iron Studios, featuring six local wineries. 6-9 p.m., Friday, 10650 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue; $30 includes wine tasting, appetizers, a goodie bag and wines sold at a discount. RSVP at 206-838-3853 (www.washingtonwine.com).
Celluloid Seattle Day
Complete your movie-filled Oscar Sunday with a special MOHAI exhibit, “Celluloid Seattle: A City at the Movies.” Check out movie screenings, programs and activities for all ages, including a Make-Your-Own Movie activity, guided exhibit tours with Seattle film industry insiders and screenings of the 1933 movie “Tugboat Annie,” starring the tugboat Arthur Foss, moored at Lake Union Park outside the museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, MOHAI, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $12-$14, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).
Northwest Women’s Show
Take a day to celebrate the ladies next weekend with fashion shows, wine tasting, shopping and celebrity appearances. Stop in for the Firefighters “Smokin’ Hot” Show, raising money for the Firefighters Lifeline Foundation. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. March 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 3, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $15 (425-605-4131 or nwwomenshow.com).
With their dense orchestral arrangements and haunting, English-choir-boy-meets-Ben-Gibbard lead vocals by Matt Bishop, Seattle band Hey Marseilles has earned a special place in the hearts of Northwesterners. The sextet celebrates the March 5 release of its new album, “Lines We Trace,” at 7 p.m. Friday at Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., Seattle; $15 (800-745-3000 or www.showboxonline.com).
One of the finest of Portugal’s new fado singers, Ana Moura branches out to non-fado material on her latest album, “Desfado,” including Joni Mitchell’s “A Case of You” (sung in English) and a politely rocked-up “Quando o Sol Espreitar de Novo,” by Manel Cruz. Moura appears at 8 p.m. Saturday at Meany Theater, University of Washington, Seattle; $20-$38 (206-543-4880 or www.meany.org).
The acclaimed poet discusses poems in his new book, “The Word on the Street: Rock Lyrics” (Muldoon also plays in a rock band, Wayward Shrines.) 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $5 (206-652-4255 or www.townhallseattle.org).
Leo Tolstoy’s tragic love story comes to the stage via an adaptation by Kevin McKeon. Through March 3, Book-It Repertory Theatre at Center House Theatre, Seattle Center; $23-$37 (206-216-0833 or www.book-it.org).
Rosalind Franklin (played by Kirsten Potter), the unsung player in the discovery of the double helix mechanism of DNA, is the topic of Anna Ziegler’s thoughtful work now on stage at Seattle Repertory Theatre. Extended through March 10, 155 Mercer St., Seattle; $12-$65 (206-443-2222 or www.seattlerep.org).
Impoverished artists never looked so good thanks to Puccini’s lush, romantic tale of love in the garrets of Paris. This production stars Elizabeth Caballero as Mimi (Nadine Sierra in the silver cast) and Francesco Demuro as Rodolfo (Michael Fabiano in the silver). Through March 10, McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle; $15-$261 (206-389-7676 or www.seattleopera.org).
SSO principal flutist Demarre McGill is the soloist on the Concerto for Flute No. 1 in an all-Mozart program with guest conductor Douglas Boyd. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 8 p.m. Saturday, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $19-$76 (206-215-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org).
‘I Sing Beijing’
Young vocalists from around the world gathered in China to train with Metropolitan Opera bass Hao Jiang Tian and other opera experts, working on singing classical selections in Mandarin and fostering mutual understanding among cultures. They’ve been showing off their prowess with a tour, and the group’s only West Coast stop is in Seattle. The group will perform with the New York City Opera Orchestra under Metropolitan Opera conductor Paul Nadler. 7 p.m. Tuesday, HUB Lyceum Theatre, University of Washington, Seattle; $15 suggested donation (http://confucius.washington.edu/event/i-sing-beijing).
Bellevue Arts Museum
A herd of beckoning cats? What luck! “Maneki Neko: Japan’s Beckoning Cats — From Talisman to Pop Icon” features 155 of the good-fortune felines made in the 19th and 20th centuries from a private collection, plus interpretations from Northwest artists. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays (Free First Fridays until 8 p.m.), 510 Bellevue Way N.W., Bellevue; $7-$10 (425-519-0770 or www.bellevuearts.org).
James Harris Gallery
Seattle ceramic sculptor Akio Takamori’s third solo show at the gallery features his signature large-scale sculptures (five vibrant “Sleeping Women” and one girl) as well as a woodblock print. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through March 30, 312 Second Ave. S., Seattle (206-903-6220 or www.jamesharrisgallery.com).