A list of things to go-do during the week of April 24, in and around Seattle.

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‘Fireworks Wednesday’

Asghar Farhadi, director of the Oscar-winning marital drama “A Separation,” takes another look at a stressed marriage. Much of this tale — about an affluent woman who suspects her husband of having an affair — is funny, some of it is scary and a lot of it is as twisty as a mystery thriller. Now playing at Sundance Cinemas (21+); in Farsi, with English subtitles. For showtimes, see Page H7. For John Hartl’s full 3.5-star review, go to seattletimes.com/movies.


‘Turn: Washington Spies’

This series, about America’s first spy ring, returns for a third season. Catch the season premiere, 10 p.m. Monday, April 25, on AMC.

‘2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony’

This year’s inductees include Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple, N.W.A. and Steve Miller. 8 p.m. Saturday, April 30, on HBO.


Dining Out for Life

All you have to do is go eat (or drink) out at some of your favorite restaurants — including Bar del Corso, Lionhead and Terra Plata — on Thursday, April 28, and a chunk of proceeds goes to support Lifelong’s Chicken Soup Brigade program in providing food to people with chronic illnesses, including HIV and AIDS. Note that a handful of all-stars, such as Baja Bistro, Fogon and Jules Maes, are giving fully half of their day’s revenue (diningoutforlife.com/seattle).

Green Lake Food Walk

Stroll around and sample the edible wares of a dozen-plus Green Lake restaurants, cafes and more on Saturday, April 30. It’s like an art walk for your stomach! ($10, $5 for children; lovegreenlake.com/green-lake-food-walk).


Sheep Shearing, Kelsey Creek Farm

Watch the sheep shed their winter coats at historic farm site near downtown Bellevue, with spinning demonstrations, sheep herding, children’s crafts, tractor/wagon rides, pony rides, food vendors and animal viewing areas, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at Kelsey Creek Farm Park, Bellevue (425-452-7688 or bellevuewa.gov/COBCalendar/?EventID=4117).



In a review of her current “Anti” tour, The New York Times described the R&B singer as “part tent preacher and part dominatrix.” Fans can expect to hear two dozen songs, including erotic numbers like “Woo” and “Sex With Me” along with anthemic jams like “Work” and “B—- Better Have My Money.” 7:30 p.m., Sunday, April 24, KeyArena, 305 Harrison St., Seattle; $26.50-$160 (800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com).

En Canto

One of Seattle’s most original and bewitching groups, En Canto specializes in the forró music of Brazil’s Northeast, a locomotive folk form that chugs along colorfully with lines played on clarinet, flute and accordion. Vocalist Adriana Giordano sails over the galloping rhythms with husky élan. The band is celebrating the release of its fine new album, “Solto Por Jeri.” 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; $10-$12 (206-906-9920 or theroyalroomseattle.com).


Independent Bookstore Day

Don’t miss parties, author readings and signings, giveaways, scavenger hunts, kids’ events and sales at bookstores around the Seattle area April 30. Participating locations include Elliott Bay Book Co., Fantagraphics Books, Island Books, Open Books, Book Larder, Seattle Mystery Bookstore, Phinney Books, Secret Garden Books, Queen Anne Book Company, all locations of Third Place Books and University Book Store and more (facebook.com/SEABookstoreDay-1390823474572521).

Greg Vandy with Charles R. Cross: Woody Guthrie’s Pacific Northwest Legacy

The themes that obsessed Woody Guthrie — immigration, environmental conservation, income inequality, social justice, good storytelling and when those varying interests come into conflict with each other — are more relevant than ever. Join KEXP DJ Greg Vandy and Seattle Times music critic Charles R. Cross at Town Hall while they discuss Vandy’s new book “26 Songs in 30 Days,” about a musically prolific month Guthrie spent in Portland, Ore., in 1941. 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $5 (206-652-4255 or townhallseattle.org).



A rousing musical with newsprint! This Tony- and Drama Desk-award-winning stage show is based on the 1992 film “Newsies,” which was based on the 1899 New York newsboys strike. In that dust-up, young newspaper sellers refused to peddle the two biggest papers in the city, owned by Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, after the magnates raised prices at the newsies’ expense. April 26-May 1, Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle; tickets from $30 (206-784-4849 or stgpresents.org).

‘Stupid F#@*ing Bird’

Aaron Posner’s “Stupid F#@*ing Bird” takes a meta-theatrical run at Chekhov’s “The Seagull” with some performances (especially by Adam Standley as Con) that exceed the overly self-reflexive script. Nevertheless, Posner has an undeniable gift for capturing the directness of Chekhov’s dialogue and the angst of his characters — and the action doesn’t begin until an audience member can be persuaded to blurt out: “Start the f#@*ing play!” Through May 8, ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle; $20-$68 (206-292-7676 or acttheatre.org).


Ladies Musical Club

The club marks its 125th anniversary this year with a full slate of art song, opera and instrumental music. Today (April 24) the program will feature Madeline Beery, flute with Rosemary Bell, oboe; Schumann’s Vier Duette, Op. 78, with Tiina Ritalahti, Brian Minnick and Lucy Wenger; and 16 Waltzes, Op. 39, with Wenger again at the piano. 2 p.m. Sunday, Music Center of the Northwest, 901 N. 96th St., Seattle; free (lmcseattle.org).

Rainier Arts Center Chamber Music Series

The center kicks off its new, quarterly series with violinist Sarah Pizzichemi and cellist William Braun, founding members of the Skyros Quartet. They’ll perform a program of Isabella Leonarda, Schulhoff, Ravel and the Scots music duo Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas. 7-9 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 3515 S. Alaska St., Seattle; $15 (brownpapertickets.com).

Piffaro: The Renaissance Band

We know the names of those influenced by Bach; but who influenced him? Get an idea with the Philadelphia early music troupe Piffaro, whose “Back Before Bach” concert will bring to light the German composers, religious figures and others whose work helped shape Bach’s magnificent canon. 8 p.m. Saturday, April 30, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $20-$39 (206-325-7066 or earlymusicguild.org).


Glass-art shows that might change the way you look at glass

Some artists like to defy their medium. Northwest glass artists Jeff Ballard and Preston Singletary make works that look like anything — wood, metal, fabric — except what it actually is. Ballard’s show “Synapse,” which references his father’s death of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, is at Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Ave., Seattle; free (206-628-9501 or abmeyerwood.com). Singletary’s “Journey Across Fire,” in the tradition of Northwest native coastal art, is showing at Traver Gallery, 110 Union St., Seattle; free (206-587-6501 or travergallery.com).