The Week Ahead in A&E: The popular documentary film, "Hood to Coast" returns to Seattle this week, so does TV's "Justified." Or take in a little Mozart or Trombone Shorty.

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‘Hood to Coast’

This inspiring documentary, which sold out theaters when it played last January, is back for a welcome return engagement. It tells the story of four teams running the world’s largest relay race — 197 miles from Mt. Hood to the Pacific Ocean. Opens Thursday at several theaters. For tickets and information:



This great set-in-Kentucky crime drama is back for season two and Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) is back in the thick of things. Last season’s villain Boyd Crowder (the wonderfully creepy Walton Goggins) has apparently mended his ways, but there are plenty of new criminals to be dealt with. 10 p.m. Wednesday on FX.

Pop Music

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

One of the most dazzling musicians from New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is only 22, but he’s been around the block — in Tremé, where he grew up — and the world. Don’t let the trombone fool you. New Orleans is the home of rock and funk, as well as jazz; he plays it all. Los Amigos Invisibles are also on the bill. Doors open at 7 p.m. Monday at Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., Seattle; $18 (206-709-9467 or


‘Rock of Ages’

Soak up the sounds of ’80 rock — Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Twisted Sister — in this five-time Tony Award nominee, starring “American Idol” finalist Constantine Maroulis. Tuesday through Feb. 13. Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle; $25-$70 (877-784-4849 or

Classical Music

Chiara String Quartet

This foursome describes its mix of traditional and new material as “chamber music in any chamber.” Meany Hall will be the Chiara’s chamber as it plays both Beethoven and the world premiere of a work by Daniel Ott. 8 p.m. Tuesday, Meany Hall, University of Washington, Seattle; $20-$34 (206-543-4880 or

Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Grammy-winning globe-trotter Peter Serkin will play Mozart’s festive Rondo for Piano in D Major with the SSO, under the direction of guest conductor Douglas Boyd. 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 13, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $17-$105 (206-215-4747 or

Literary Events

Nell Irvin Painter

Seattle Arts and Lectures presents the author of “Creating Black Americans: African-American History and Its Meanings, 1619 to the Present” and, most recently, “A History of White People.” 7:30. p.m. Tuesday, Benaroya Hall (Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall), 200 University St., Seattle; $30-$50 (206-621-2230 or

Visual Arts

Ed Essex

A retrospective of 60 years of the local artist and teacher’s work, which depicts Northwest scenes with a stark, forceful interplay of black and white. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, through April 29, Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave. N., Shoreline (206-417-4645 or