Feast for Change, Barry Manilow, and “Talley’s Folly” among highlights for the week of May 24.
In writer-director Andrew Niccol’s thoughtful and gripping drama, Ethan Hawke is quietly devastating as an Air Force drone pilot who comes to question what he is doing as he fights a war that technology has made both distant and intimate. Now playing at the Varsity. For showtimes, see Page H7. For Soren Andersen’s 3.5-star review, to go seattletimes.com/movies.
In this new reality series an American family is given a briefcase containing a large sum of money and then must decide if they should keep it, or give it away. Series premiere 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, on CBS.
David Duchovny and Brian Shafe star as police detectives in this new series set in 1967 Los Angeles. Series premiere, 9 p.m. Thursday, May 28, on NBC.
Feast for Change
This pop-up features traditional foods made by women from Iraq, Myanmar, Eritrea and other faraway places. Meet them and find out more about their cooking and their homelands. (Sample dish: laham ajeen, a savory Iraqi pastry filled with ground lamb and tomato sauce.) It’s sponsored by Project Feast, which seeks to “transform lives, build community and promote cultural exchange by giving refugee and immigrant women the tools to launch a culinary career.” 6 p.m. Thursday, May 28, Pike Place Atrium; $50/$75 VIP (projectfeast.org).
Edmonds Waterfront Festival
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Here’s a festival that celebrates the water that surrounds us. In addition to a beer/wine garden and dancing, there will be a classic yacht show and free trout fishing for kids at Willow Creek Fish hatchery. The party will be served by a free shuttle bus throughout Edmonds, 3-10 p.m. Friday, May 29, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, May 30, and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. May 31, Port of Edmonds Marina, Edmonds; $3 (425-771-1744 or edmondswaterfrontfestival.com).
Spirit of Indigenous People
Seattle Indian Health Board’s Spirit of Indigenous People Festival will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 30, at the Seattle Center. The event celebrates American Indian and Alaska Native culture with performers, music, food, speakers, workshops, health & wellness information, a Native art exhibit, and a pow wow (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).
Northwest Folklife Festival
Folklife continues through Monday. Highlights Sunday include the hip-hop extravaganza Dope Emporium (3 p.m.) and the Anzanga Marimba Ensemble (12:20 p.m.); Monday: Magical Strings (1 p.m.) and Coolout Network’s films of Seattle hip-hop (2 p.m.). 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, May 24, and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, May 25, Seattle Center, Seattle; free, donations requested (206-684-7300 or nwfolklife.org).
The mellow 71-year-old crooner, who normally sticks to Las Vegas, says this is his “One Last Time” tour. Time will tell. To honor his breakout 1975 hit, “Mandy,” tickets are priced as low as $19.75 for the tour. Another fun fact: Manilow accompanied Bette Midler (who appears in Seattle June 1) when she started out at the Continental Baths in the early ’70s and produced her first album. Smooth jazz saxophonist Dave Koz opens the show. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, at KeyArena, 305 Harrison St., Seattle; $17.75-$125.75 (800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com).
Lanford Wilson’s wistful romantic comedy, concerning a Jewish lawyer and Protestant spinster who have long been in love yet delayed marriage, closes Seattle Public Theater’s mainstage season. Through June 7. Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse, 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; $15-$32 (206-524-1300 or seattlepublictheater.org).
Pinchas Zukerman and Angela Cheng
The seemingly inexhaustible violinist/violist/conductor/educator will be joined by pianist Angela Cheng, a frequent collaborator of Zukerman’s and former Rubinstein Competition gold medalist, in a program of Elgar, Dvorak, Beethoven, Schumann and Franck. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; tickets from $31 (206-215-4747 or seattlesymphony.org).
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra
The orchestra closes its sixth season with a program full of music composed when the writers were in their teenage years, which seems appropriate for the graduation season. Violinist Quinton Morris — Seattle University’s director of chamber and instrumental music, and founder of the string octet The Young Eight — will perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major. 8 p.m. Friday, May 29, Good Shepherd Center Chapel Performance Space, 4649 Sunnydale Ave. N., Seattle; $10-$15 (800-838-3006 or brownpapertickets.com).
James Harris Gallery
Akio Takamori, the dean of the local ceramics community, has been creating works large and small for 30 years. He’s not done. A selection of new works, “The Beginning of Everything,” includes “stoneware sculpture of figures and landscapes as well as a series of prints that delve into the ‘belly’ of the artist’s mind,” according to the gallery. Visitors will see not just Takamori’s familiar glazed figures but also a series of mountainscapes and wall-mounted sculptures and prints celebrating the iconography of the baby. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays through June 27, 604 Second Ave., Seattle (206-903-6220 or jamesharrisgallery.com).