Seattle Restaurant Week, Ariana Grande, and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” highlight the week of April 12, 2015.
‘Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem’
A Golden Globe nominee for best foreign film of 2014, this powerful courtroom drama could have been called “Divorce Israeli Style.” It follows a woman’s attempt to gain her freedom from a stubborn and manipulative husband, only to have her every effort blocked. Ronit Elkabetz stars. Now playing at SIFF Cinema Uptown. For showtimes, see Page H9. For John Hartl’s three-star review, go to seattletimes.com/movies.
‘Turn: Washington’s Spies’
This drama — based on the novel by Alexander Rose — follows a Revolutionary War spy ring. Two-hour season premiere, 8 p.m. Monday, April 13, on AMC.
Raylan Givens, Boyd and Ava Crowder (Timothy Olyphant, Walton Goggins and Joelle Carter) are set for one last standoff in the series finale of this great drama. 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, on FX.
Seattle Restaurant Week
The giant among restaurant promos, Seattle Restaurant Week involves 165-plus Seattle-area spots serving up $30 three-course dinners (and some $15 two-course lunches) from April 12 to 16 and 19 to 23. To get the most for your money, head to pricier all-stars like Lark, Kisaku, Ma’ono, Miyabi 45th, Monsoon, Poppy, Restaurant Roux, Sushi Kappo Tamura, Tilth and Volterra — and remember you can peruse all the special menus online (srw.seattletimes.com).
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Animals, FFA and 4-H contests, a demolition derby, a Monster Truck show, racing pigs, and all kinds of stuff for kids await. 2-10 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 17-18, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $8-$10 (253-841-5045 or thefair.com).
World Rhythm Festival
Drumming workshops and performances, dance parties, Friday through Sunday, April 17-19, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or swps.org).
In anticipation of his debut album on Capitol, due May 26, Seattle soul singer Allen Stone has staged a series of Seattle concerts that recap his progress from unknown new artist to large venue favorite. The last concert is at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle; $21.25-$50, weeklong pass, $300 (877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org).
The 21-year-old former child star still looks like she’s 12 in some of her photos — a little creepy, considering the sexualized content of the material on albums “Yours Truly” and “My Everything.” But recent work with Norwegian producer Cashmere Cat (also on the show here, as is Rixton), suggests Grande may at some point transcend her generic Lolita image and make music of lasting value. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, at KeyArena, 305 Harrison St., Seattle; $25.50-$65.50 (800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com).
New country star Eric Church got skunked at the Grammy Awards (nominations: 4; wins: 0), but the Nashville recording artist struck a chord with his heartfelt performance on the show of his nostalgic anthem, “Give Me Back My Hometown” and his platinum-selling “Outsiders” album has roosted on the top half of the Billboard 200 for more than a year. Church is joined on his Outsiders World Tour 2015 by the Brothers Osborne. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at KeyArena, 305 Harrison St., Seattle; $25-$59.50 (800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com).
The author of “Bowling Alone” will discuss his latest society-is-falling-apart book, “Our Kids,” about the toll wealth and resource disparity is taking on young Americans. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave.; $5 (206-652-4255 or townhallseattle.org).
‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’
ACT marks its 50th anniversary with a run of the Tennessee Williams classic that the company presented in 1965. Kurt Beattie directs; the cast includes John Aylward as Big Daddy, Laura Griffith as Maggie and Brandon O’Neill as Brick. Previews April 17-22; regular run April 23-May 17. 700 Union St., Seattle; $15-$68 (206-292-7676 or acttheatre.org).
Guest conductor Andrey Boreyko will be at the podium for an all-Russian program of Shostakovich’s wartime ode to his home city, the “Leningrad” Symphony, and Schnittke’s Violin Concerto No. 4 (featuring concertmaster Alexander Velinzon). 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, noon Friday, April 17, and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; tickets from $20 (206-215-4747 or seattlesymphony.org).
Foster White Gallery
Fans of local bird life tend to be fans of Tony Angell, too. His fascination with and concern for his feathered neighbors comes through in his meticulous drawings and minimalist sculptures of ravens, crows, falcons and owls. In tandem with his latest book, “The House of Owls,” Foster White presents an exhibition of the same name, with Angell’s representations of the wise birds center stage. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through May 2, 220 Third Ave., Seattle (206-622-2833 or fosterwhite.com).