Summer festivals — including Seafair — lead entertainment options for the week of July 26.
Sean Baker’s vibrant independent film, about transgender sex workers getting through Christmas Eve on the streets of Los Angeles, has received notoriety for being shot with an iPhone outfitted with a panoramic lens. The result is something to behold. Now playing at SIFF Cinema Egyptian. For showtimes, see Page H7. For Tom Keogh’s full 3.5-star review, go to seattletimes.com/movies.
It’s the big-deal, two-hour finale where Kaitlyn chooses between Shawn and Nick. 8 p.m. Monday, July 27, on ABC.
It’s season nine for this special effects makeup competition. Hosted by McKenzie Westmore. 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, on Syfy.
Chow Down 2015
Eat your way across Columbia City and Hillman City, tasting the fine work of more than a dozen restaurants such as longtime favorite Island Soul, chicken master Big Chickie and brand-new Salted Sea. All the proceeds go to the Rainier Valley Food Bank, with each ticket buying enough food to feed 180 families, so you can feel good while you chow down. 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 28; $50 (chowdown-rvfb.com).
Seafair Fleet Week and Maritime Celebration
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U.S. military ships will sail through Elliott Bay at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 29; ship tours will be offered (photo ID required) 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, July 30-Aug. 1, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at Piers 66 and 69, free (206-728-0123 or seafair.com).
Art of the City Street Fest
One of the many satellite events orbiting the Seattle Art Fair (happening Thursday-Sunday at CenturyLink Field Events Center), Art of the City will feature more than 100 local artists plus the tenants of the Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts; music; performance; Roof Deck Saloon; food; and a massive installation on homelessness by Suzanne Morlock that comprises 3,772 paper plates and audio recordings. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, in/around 115 Prefontaine Place S.; free (artofthecityfest.com).
Esperanza Spalding: ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’
Portland bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding has cooked up a bright new show combining surrealistic theater with music. She plays electric bass exclusively and sings in a much more rock-influenced style than before. As a child, Spalding was called Emily, so the piece in some ways is an exploration of her past, but she prefers to call it an experiment in role playing. The piece has been well-received in New York and San Francisco. 8 p.m. Monday, July 27, at the Neptune Theatre, 1303 N.E. 45th St., Seattle; $33.50 (877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org).
Has Clyde Jackson Browne ever run on empty? Now 66, he released his 14th album, “Standing in the Breach,” last year, and is on tour until Thanksgiving. He’ll play two sold-out shows Saturday and Sunday, (Aug. 1-2), at Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville. Given the popularity of the winery’s concert series, you might want to act quickly to get tickets to Chris Isaak, Aug. 23, or Randy Newman, Aug. 29 (ste-michelle.com).
‘Hold These Truths’
ACT hosts a return run of Jeanne Sakata’s one-person show inspired by the true story of Medal of Honor-winning University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi (portrayed by Ryun Yu), who defied a World War II order for all Japanese Americans to be sent to internment camps. It’s a fascinating saga which, along with the appalling bigotry it re-enacts, is also surprisingly humorous and openhearted. Through Aug. 16, ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle; $15-$68 (206-292-7676 or acttheatre.org).
Olympic Music Festival
Energetic, boundary-busting piano duo Anderson & Roe finish their stint at the Quilcene festival at 2 p.m. today (Sunday, Aug. 26). Next up: the OMF Summer Gala, with violinist Sarah Chang, on Aug. 1-2. Concerts are 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Sept. 13 at 7360 Center Road, Quilcene; $20-$32 (360-732-4800 or olympicmusicfestival.org).
Greg Kucera Gallery
With all the big money flooding the art market these days, it might be a good time to step back and ask, again, those old questions: What is art, and what’s it worth? A stroll through Kucera Gallery is a good way to contemplate such things, or at least make some pleasant discoveries. “I Taught Myself — A Selective Survey of Work by Self-Taught Artists” and works by one of the most interesting self-taught artists, Seattleite Gregory Blackstock, are on show 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through Aug. 29, 212 Third Ave. S., Seattle (206-624-0770 or gregkucera.com).