The week of Feb. 14 brings music, festivals and drama.

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‘Boy & the World’

Whimsy and melancholy make this Oscar-nominated animated movie from Brazil a heartfelt valentine to the innocence of childhood lost and found. The story, about a boy searching for his father, is, for the most part, told without words. Squeaks, puffs, gasps and trills are the boy’s vocabulary. Evocative flute music functions as dialogue. Now playing at SIFF Film Center. For showtimes, see Page H5. For Soren Andersen’s full three-star review, go to


‘Better Call Saul’

Bob Odenkirk returns as Jimmy McGill in season two of this wonderfully strange legal drama. Season premiere, 10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, on AMC.


They’re back. Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) returns to Kattegat after a victory in Paris last season. Season four premiere, 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, on History.


Northwest Flower and Garden Show

An ”America the Beautiful” theme, celebrating the National Park Service Centennial, will be spotlighted in 20 display gardens. Attendees can sit in on free how-to seminars by garden luminaries, visit a marketplace with 350 exhibitors and browse a variety of gardening gear, plants and art for the home and garden. Wednesday-Sunday, (Feb. 17-21) at the Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle; $5-$31 (800-343-6973 or


Chastity Belt

With two recordings under its — well, belt — Seattle quartet Chastity Belt has found a nice niche for itself, offering dissonant, slow-motion atmospherics to pop-punk pearls. Formed while its members were students at Whitman College, the band — Julia Shapiro, Lydia Lund, Annie Truscott and Gretchen Grimmwith — is part of a Seattle florescence of feminist rock (Childbirth, Tacocat, Mommy Long Legs, others) that seems to have displaced beard folk as the city’s focus. This is a particularly meaty triple bill, with celestial harmonizers Lemolo and off-the-wall, otherworldly singer-songwriter Iji. 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at Nectar, 412 N. 36th St., Seattle; $12 (206-632-2020 or

Sonny Fortune

One of a generation of master jazz saxophonists, Fortune, 76, is probably best remembered from his work with McCoy Tyner’s post-Coltrane band and Miles Davis’ late-fusion efforts. Lately he has enjoyed a career resurgence, including an appearance at the 2014 Ballard Jazz Festival. His band includes the inspirational drummer Marvin “Smitty” Smith (worth the price of admission), plus Theo Saunders (piano) and Henry Franklin (bass). 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 16-17, at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $29.50 (206-441-9729 or

Seattle Symphony Pops: Tribute to the Beatles

Pops conductor Jeff Tyzik will lead players in classic early Beatles tunes as well as pieces from the solo years of the Fab Four, with guest musicians/vocalists David John, Jim Owen, Tony Kishman and Chris Camilleri. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 19-21) Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; tickets from $30 (206-215-4747 or


Kathleen Flenniken and Stephanie Kallos

The WordsWest Literary Series hosts poet Flenniken (“Famous,” “Plume”) and Seattle novelist Kallos (“Sing Them Home,” “Language Arts”) with theme “Love Lost and Found and Lost Again.” 7 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 17, C&P Coffee Co., 5612 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (

A.O. Scott

The author and chief film critic for The New York Times discusses “Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth.” 7 p.m. Thursday Feb. 18, Elliott Bay Book Co., Seattle; free (206-624-6600 or


‘Crimes of the Heart’

Village Theatre stages Beth Henley’s 1981 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the incredibly dysfunctional Magrath sisters, who must come to terms with their respective “crimes of the heart” during an emotional family reunion. Through Feb. 28, Village Theatre’s Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N., Issaquah; $36-$68 (425-392-2202 or


Seattle Symphony Chamber Series

Still in need of a little chamber-music fix, now that the winter chamber fest is over? Look no further. A group of SSO players, including oboist Mary Lynch, cellist Efe Baltacigil, violinist Elisa Barston and cellist Walter Gray, plus guest pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, stand ready. They’ll present Rachmaninov’s Trio elegiaque No. 1 in G minor; Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 9 in C major; Debussy’s Sonate pour Violoncelle et Piano (arr. Valerie Muzzolini Gordon); and Magnard’s Quintet for Piano and Winds. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, Nordsrom Recital Hall-Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $39 (206-215-4747 or