“Embrace of the Serpent” is in movie theaters, David Crosby plays the Neptune Theatre and the musical “Assassins” is at ACT Theatre.

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‘Embrace of the Serpent’

Evocatively shot in black and white, this film — which was nominated for a best-foreign-language Oscar — follows two Western explorers (played by Jan Bijvoet and Brionne Davis) on separate trips upriver through the Amazonian jungle of Colombia in search of knowledge of the indigenous peoples living there. Both are accompanied by a native shaman (Nilbio Torres in the 1909 sections and Antonio Bolivar Salvador as the elderly version of the character). Now playing at SIFF Cinema Uptown; in Spanish and various indigenous languages, with English subtitles. For showtimes, see Page H6. For Soren Andersen’s full three-star review, go to seattletimes.com/movies.



This new comedy about adult kids who move back in with their parents stars Patrick Warburton, Carrie Preston and Stacy Keach. Series premiere, 10 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, on NBC.

‘The Americans’

Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell return for a fourth season of this 1980s-set spy drama. Season premiere, 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, on FX.


Tastes of Norway Norwegian Cultural and Heritage Day

Celebrate Norwegian heritage with Leif to Leif Run/Walk, Norwegian craft demonstrations, music, food, genealogy, kids’ activities, pickled herring taste-off, Bunad Parade of folk costumes. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 19, Leif Erikson Lodge, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle (leiferiksonlodge.com).

Spring Polish Bazaar

Dine on Polish pierogi, sausage, cabbage rolls and beer served by waiters in traditional folk costumes, browse through an assortment of arts and crafts including pisanki (Easter eggs), books, Polish crystal and pottery. Noon-6 p.m. March 19, Polish Cultural Center, 1714 18th Ave., Seattle (206-322-3020 or polishhome.org/DefaultEng.htm).

State Parks Free Day

Washington State Parks celebrate their 103rd birthday with free admission/parking, no Discover Pass required, March 19 at all State Parks (parks.wa.gov/).


David Crosby

The songwriter who brought you the haunting classic “Guinevere” as well as the driving “Long Time Gone” goes solo this time around — just a man and his guitar. Expect the 74-year-old co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash to sing tenderly and also to joke about surviving the excesses of the ’60s and ’70s. 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, at the Neptune Theatre, 1303 N.E. 45th St., Seattle; $65.50-$86 (877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org).

Deep Sea Diver

Singer and multi-instrumentalist Jessica Dobson and drummer Peter Mansen, her partner in life as well as in song, make a great team as Deep Sea Diver. He’s a melodic drummer and she’s a singer who likes grooves, all of which shows on their fine new album, “Secrets.” Dobson has also toured with the Shins, Beck and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. With Radiation City, 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., Seattle; $15 advance (206-709-9442 or neumos.com).


Douglas Smith

The Seattle author-historian discusses his forthcoming book “Rasputin, Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs,” in conversation with Steve Scher. 7:30 p.m. Monday March 14 at Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 314 Marion St., Seattle; $5 (folioseattle.org).



Stephen Sondheim’s musical about eight people who’ve tried to kill U.S. presidents — from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald to Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme — comes to ACT Theatre, directed by John Langs. Seattle Times critic Misha Berson writes: “In a Brechtian vaudeville revue format, with songs, skits and ravings, the gunmen (and women) form a time-traveling affinity group under the leadership of Louis Hobson’s commanding Booth.” Through May 8 at ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle; $20-$74 (206-292-7676 or acttheatre.org).

‘The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart’

In 2013, the National Theatre of Scotland came to Seattle with “Black Watch,” a haunting, immersive performance about the history of a famous — and infamous — Scottish military regiment fighting in the Middle East. In the past few years, immersive theater has become something of a fad. NTS returns with “The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart,” a collection of spooky stories and ballads from the Scottish hinterlands bordering England, performed in a cabaret-style format at the old Rainier Brewery. Through March 20, 3100 Airport Way S., Seattle; $45 (877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org).


Seattle Symphony with John Adams

Adams, that great minimalist, returns to Seattle to conduct violinist Leila Josefowicz, a passionate interpreter, and the orchestra in his “Scheherazade. 2,” Dramatic Symphony for Violin and Orchestra. It’s teamed with Elgar’s Military March No. 3 and Respighi’s evergreen “Pines of Rome.” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 19, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; tickets from $21 (206-215-4747 or seattlesymphony.org). Note: The “Scheherazade. 2” and the Elgar work will be performed as part of the SSO’s Untuxed Series, at 7 p.m. Friday, March 18; tickets from $17.

Auburn Symphony Orchestra

The ASO celebrates 10 years of making beautiful chamber music with a concert featuring two musicians who were in the inaugural performance: violinist Lynn Johnson and cellist Brian Wharton. They’ll be joined in a program of Beethoven’s “Archduke” Piano Trio and Schumann’s Piano Quartet Op. 47 in E flat major by violinist Steve Bryant, violist Sue Jane Bryant and pianist Christina Siemens. 4 p.m. Sunday, March 13, Saint Matthew Episcopal Church, 123 L St., Auburn; $10-$18 (253-887-7777 or auburnsymphony.org).


‘Giant Steps: Artist Residency on the Moon’

This exhibition is also a contest, challenging artists to imagine what they’d create if they had 48 hours on the lunar surface with one accompanying astronaut to assist them. The materials for each work cannot exceed 60 kilograms or 6 cubic feet. The results, writes Times critic Michael Upchurch, are “marvelous,” from cybernetic boots that could stamp patterns on the moon to a plan for shooting dust into lunar orbit, creating a ring that would rival Saturn’s. Noon-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through April 3, Vital 5 Productions at King Street Station, 303 S. Jackson St., Seattle; free (info@vital5productions.com or giantsteps.space).