‘Rust and Bone’
Director Jacques Audiard’s gritty French tale about a drifter (Matthias Schoenearts) and a fiercely independent whale trainer (Marion Cotillard) becomes, beyond anyone’s expectation, a love story. Now playing at the Harvard Exit. For showtimes, see Page H7. For Seattle Times movie reviewer Moira Macdonald’s 3½-star review, go to www.seattletimes.com/movies.
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‘The Carrie Diaries’
A new series that looks at the life of “Sex and the City’s” Carrie Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb) as she starts her junior year of high school. Series premiere, 8 p.m. Monday on the CW.
20 Buck Shuck
Bastille Café & Bar kicks off 20 Buck Shuck Monday, featuring a variety of oysters (a dozen for $20) from 4:30-10 p.m. Sunday-Thurday. Includes Mignonette and other condiments. $6 sparking wine specials. Held at 5307 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle (206 453-5014 or www.bastilleseattle.com).
Bellevue Uwajimaya will make fresh takoyaki (fried octopus dumplings) noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at the store, 699 120th Ave. N.E., Bellevue (425 747-9012 or www.uwajimaya.com).
Seattle Wedding Show
Preparing to tie the knot? The convention center will be full of information and vendors for weddings this weekend, including florists, caterers and musicians. Order invitations and sample cakes, too. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; fashion shows, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday; 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle; $17 (800-505-5900 or www.weddingshow.com).
Celebrate the life of Scotland’s favorite poet, Robert Burns, with the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. 7 p.m. Saturday, Congregational Church of Mercer Island, 4545 Island Crest Way, Mercer Island; $12 (www.rscds-seattle.org).
Even President Obama admitted, albeit facetiously, that he was a little “intimidated” when he met Lady Gaga, whose phenomenal rise the past four years has been nothing short of remarkable. The outrageous pop star/fashion queen and advocate for gay rights kicks off the North America leg of her “Born This Way Ball” at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D St., Tacoma; $60-$195 (800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com).
Rickie Lee Jones
The gauzy singer-songwriter with the slippery delivery, who spent part of her childhood in Tacoma and lives there now, offers samples from last fall’s penetrating album, “The Devil You Know,” which features new takes on classics such as Neil Young’s “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” and The Band’s “The Weight.” 7:30 p.m. Friday-Jan. 20. at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $45 (206-441-9729 or www.jazzalley.com).
David R. Montgomery
The author and University of Washington professor discusses his lively new book on the intersection of geology and religion, “The Rocks Don’t Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah’s Flood.” 3 p.m. Sunday, Eagle Harbor Book Co., 157 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island; free (206-842-5332 or www.eagleharborbooks.com).
We can thank Miklos Laszlo for the rom-coms “The Shop Around the Corner” (1940) and “You’ve Got Mail” (1998). In his play, two young folk squabble as they go about their work in a Budapest perfume shop, while secretly carrying out correspondence with pen pals they’ve never met … or have they? See a staged reading of the play that started it all, adapted from the Hungarian original by Laszlo’s nephew, at 7 p.m. Monday at Stage One Theatre on the North Seattle Community College campus. Admission to the reading, by the Endangered Species Project, is free but donations are welcome. (www.endangeredspeciesproject.org).
Wilson Milam directs David Mamet’s fast-paced, big-talking drama about a coin collection heist that goes awry. (This being Mamet, expect R-rated dialogue.) Through Feb. 3, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St., Seattle; $12-$65 (206-443-2222 or www.seattlerep.org).
This lively staging of Rossini’s retelling of the fairy tale is given a touch of whimsy by director Joan Font, founder of Spanish-artist collective Els Comediants. The cast features mezzo-soprano Daniela Pini as Angelina, in her Seattle debut. Through Jan. 26, Seattle Opera, McCaw Hall, 301 Mercer St., Seattle; $25-$185 (206-389-7676 or www.seattleopera.org).
SSO: Baroque and Wine
English conductor/harpsichordist/organist Matthew Halls will guest-conduct a program of Bach and Telemann (plus Rameau and Handel) for two nights in the SSO’s popular music-and-wine series. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $19-$76 (206-215-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org). Wine-tasting will be available in the lobby from 6:30-7:45 p.m., $10 for four pours.
Catherine Cabeen and Company
“Fire!” — the latest piece by Seattle dancer-choreographer Catherine Cabeen — takes its inspiration from the work of New Realist artist Niki de Saint Phalle, best known for her “shooting paintings” in which she fired bullets through paint containers on a canvas to colorful, if violent, effect. Expect grace, invention and some nicely biting wit. 8 p.m. Thursday-Jan. 20, On the Boards, 100 W. Roy St., Seattle; $12-$20 (206-217-9886 or www.ontheboards.org).
In a program titled “Crave More,” the Seattle dance troupe serves up two pieces by artistic director Olivier Wevers and two by guest choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (one a world premiere). Former PNB principal dancer Lucien Postlewaite guest stars, and current PNB’er Andrew Bartee reprises his hilarious turn in Wevers’ “More,” a riff on unfettered appetite seen at Men in Dance last year. Wevers’ “The Sofa,” which heads to New York’s Joyce Theater this summer, was commissioned by longtime PNB star Patricia Barker’s company Grand Rapids Ballet. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 7 p.m. Jan. 20, Intiman Theatre, 201 Mercer St., Seattle; $25 (800-838-3006 or www.whimwhim.org).
A founder of the Northwest School, Callahan (1905-1986) didn’t let being fired from Seattle Art Museum in 1952 slow him down. The Spokane-born abstractionist continued to work from his riverside studio in Snohomish County, racking up honors and accolades and commissions. This show is a selection of paintings and drawings from the 1940s to the 1980s, that have never been exhibited or offered for sale. Through Feb. 8 at Woodside/Braseth Gallery, 2101 Ninth Ave., Seattle (206-622-7243 or www.woodsidebrasethgallery.com).
Winter is a good time to take a mental vacation amid Bobbie Burger’s big, bright, mesmerizing floral paintings. The Vancouver, B.C., artist studied in Aix-en-Provence, France, and “returns often to recapture the life, light and spirit of Provence,” according to the gallery. The textures and colors are day-brighteners, for sure. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through Jan. 26, 220 Third Ave. S., Suite 100, Seattle; (206-622-2833 or www.fosterwhite.com).