Angélique Kidjo, Wintergrass, "Legally Blonde" and an exhibition of artworks made of paper at Catherine Person Gallery are among this week's arts and entertainment highlights in Seattle.
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Bluegrass, “newgrass” and more share the stage at a lively four-day festival that begins Thursday. Hyatt Regency Hotel, 900 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue, $10-$125 (253-428-8056 or www.acousticsound.org).
The Grammy-winning artist from Benin appears at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds; $15-$35 (425-275-9595 or www.edmondscenterforthearts.org).
A stage treatment of the hit Reese Witherspoon movie about a ditz who discovers she has a legal-eagle brain and a moral backbone. Songs by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin. Opens Tuesday and runs through March 14, The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle; $22-$93 (206-625-1900, or www.5thavenue.org).
The German-born prodigy/violinist/model — a “classical hottie” — plays the Moore at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle; $33 (877-784-4849 or www.stgpresents.org).
OK, all you CSI freaks: Turn off the TV and learn something about the art and science of true forensics, when the author of “The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York” speaks at 7 p.m. Monday, Elliott Bay Book Co., 101 S. Main St., Seattle; free (206-624-6600 or www.elliottbaybook.com).
Seattle Arts and Lectures present the 2008 National Book Award winner and author of the memoir “Dog Years.” 7:30 p.m. Friday, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $10-$50 (206-621-2230 or www.lectures.org/poetry.html).
View and drool: A founding partner of Seattle-based Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects discusses some of the mouthwatering residential projects showcased in the book “Jim Olson Houses.” 7 p.m. Wednesday, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; free (206-654-3100 or www.seattleartmuseum.org).
Catherine Person Gallery
Ingenuity and craftsmanship go on display Thursday when a show opens of works made with paper by artists with local ties. Through March 27, 319 Third Ave. S., Seattle (206-763-5565 or www.catherineperson.com).