Plate of Nations, The Replacements, and “Lizard Boy” highlight the entertainment menu for the week of March 29.

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‘Woman in Gold’

Helen Mirren, as you might expect, is the reason to see this based-on-fact tale of an elderly woman who spent many years fighting the Austrian government to reclaim paintings stolen from her family by the Nazis. Now playing at several theaters. For showtimes, see Page I6. For Seattle Times movie critic Moira Macdonald’s three-star review, go to


MLB Baseball

Celebrate opening day when the Mariners play the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. 1 p.m. Monday, April 6, on ROOT (Live).

‘Your Family or Mine’

This new sitcom about an extended family stars Kate Foster and Kyle Howard. Series premiere, 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, on TBS.


Plate of Nations

Plate of Nations is Rainier Valley’s cheaper, arguably more awesome version of those citywide dining-out promotions, and it’s happening right now. Get special $25-for-two-people menus at a dozen restaurants representing all cuisines — from brand-new dim-sum spot Foo Lam to longtime favorite Huarachitos. Through Sunday, April 12 (


Daffodil Festival Parade

Pierce County puts on its annual spring welcoming Saturday, April 11, with a parade, featuring floats decorated with thousands of fresh daffodils. There also will be marching bands at four locations: 10:15 a.m., downtown Tacoma; 12:45 p.m., Puyallup; 2:30 p.m., Sumner; and 5 p.m., Orting (

Tulip Festival Parade

No need to tiptoe through this event, which promises entertainment and activities for all ages starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 11, in Gilkey Square. There also will be a parade with farm animals, clowns, bands and pets. All entries welcome, including day of parade, downtown La Conner, Skagit County (360-466-4778 or


The Replacements

Reunited in 2013 after a 22-year hiatus, this seminal indie band described by some as “the missing link between R.E.M. and Nirvana,” has been seen the past couple of years on such high-profile stages as Coachella and “The Tonight Show.” Founding members Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson are in the lineup. Road reviews suggest the band is continuing its tradition of mixing originals such as “I’ll Be You” and “Alex Chilton” with random covers, though it recently uploaded an extended jazz jam, “Poke Me In My Cage” on its SoundCloud site. Westerberg’s talent for self-deprecating sarcasm and the band’s potential for unpredictable self-sabotage appear to be in intact, as well. 8 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle; $46.25 (877-784-4849 or

Gilberto Gil

One of Brazil’s most esteemed singers-songwriters, guitarist Gilberto Gil is known worldwide for his warm, slightly hoarse croon and anthems of social justice — and romance. Along with Caetano Veloso, Gil ushered in the highly self-aware and socially critical movement known as Tropicália, which combined Afro-Brazilian rhythms of the Northeast with then-modern trends, from the Beatles to Miles Davis. In the late ‘60s, Gil and Veloso were forced into exile by their country’s military dictatorship, but in a dramatic turnaround Gil was later appointed minister of culture. 8 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at Meany Hall, University of Washington, Seattle; sold out (206-543-4880 or


‘Lizard Boy’

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of Justin Huertas’ rock musical, laced with Northwest history and a little fantasy. It’s the story of how a boy’s life was changed after the eruption of Mount St. Helens brought forth a monster with strange powers. Through May 2, Seattle Rep, Seattle Center; $16-$52 (206-443-2222 or


Early Music Guild

Carrie Krause, concertmaster of the Bozeman (Mont.) Symphony and frequent performer with Baroque ensembles nationwide and at European festivals, will be the guest director for EMG’s performance of Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.” Also on the program: the Sinfonia from part 2 of Vivaldi’s opera “La Senna festeggiante,” two concerti for flute, “Il Gardellino” and “La Notte,” and works by Giovanni Legrenzi, Andrea Falconieri and Biagio Marini. 8 p.m. Saturday, April 11, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $20-$45 (206-325-7066 or


Maryhill Museum of Art

Heading east? The museum is open again for the spring and summer, with several new exhibitions, if you’ve built in some time for a break. “American Indian Painting: Twentieth-Century Masters,” comprising 35 paintings from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, features works by artists of the Southwest and Southern Plains. Glass artist Raven Skyriver’s marine animals are on show as well, plus there’s a historical photo collection of prints showing construction of the Columbia River Highway — anticipating the road’s centennial in 2016 — and early scenic views of the Gorge. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale, Klickitat County; $3-$9 (509-773-3733 or