The week of Jan. 24 is packed with music, visual arts, and theater.

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Children’s Film Festival

This year’s festival, which began Jan. 21 and runs through Jan. 31, is showing 167 films from 42 countries. Most of them play at Northwest Film Forum in Seattle (1515 12th Ave.), but the Carco Theatre in Renton (1717 S.E. Maple Valley Road) has been added to the schedule for a few screenings. For ticket information and the full schedule: 800-838-3006 or



Tom Ellis stars as Lucifer Morningstar in this new fantasy series, set — where else — in Los Angeles. Series premiere, 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, on Fox.

‘You, Me and the Apocalypse’

A new “comedic drama,” set 34 days before a comet collides with earth. It stars Mathew Baynton, Rob Lowe, Megan Mullally and Jenna Fischer. Series premiere, 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, on NBC.


GroundFrog Day

Come see “Frognositcator” frog Snohomish Slew predict the Northwest weather for the last six weeks of winter. There will also be crafts and music, the mayor’s proclamation, and other festivities, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, downtown Snohomish. Pond Party and Lazy River Frog Race at Snohomish Aquatic Center begins at 2 p.m., $5 benefits Swim for Life swimming lesson scholarship program (

Washington Sportsmen’s Show

Gear up for fishing, hunting, boating and camping and check out the “Cowboy Fast Draw” supervised shooting range and a number of presentations and competitions. The also will be a kids trout pond. Noon-8 p.m. Jan. 27-29, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Jan. 30, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Jan. 31, Washington State Fair Events Center, Puyallup; $5-$12, ages 12 and younger free (253-841-5045 or


Bryson Tiller

Twenty-two-year-old soul singing sensation Bryson Tiller was sleeping in a car a year ago, but his SoundCloud hit, “Don’t,” recorded in his living room, followed by a debut album last October, “TRAPSOUL,” have made him an overnight success. With wavy beats, ‘90s R&B samples and relatiionship-heavy lyrics have made him one of the hottest tickets in town. His show sold out within hours. 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, at The Showbox, 1426 First Ave., Seattle; sold out (206-628-3151 or

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall

If you’re of a certain age, you know Herb Alpert for his catchy ‘60s hits with Tijuana Brass, “The Lonely Bull” and “A Taste of Honey” — or perhaps the famous album cover of “Whipped Cream & Other Delights,” which featured a local gal wrapped in what the title promised. You’ll hear those hits at Jazz Alley, but you’ll also get a relaxed, musical performance by a guy who plays melodically logical jazz trumpet, plus vocals by his wife that make you glad this longtime couple chooses to play music for the pure joy of it. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Thursday, Jan. 26-28, at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $50.50 (206-441-9729 or


Eric Weiner

Weiner discusses his new book about the conditions that cause genius to thrive, “The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World’s Most Creative Places, from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley.” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 26, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $5 (206-652-4255 or


‘In Arabia We’d All Be Kings’

Seattle seems to be hosting an accidental Stephen Adly Guirgis festival. While Washington Ensemble Theatre runs the playwright’s “The Motherf — er with the Hat” (a grim tragicomedy about an addict fresh out of jail), Theater Schmeater is staging “In Arabia We’d All Be Kings” (about a pack of ex-cons, addicts and their friends who get pushed out of Hell’s Kitchen by Rudy Giuliani’s purported “clean up” of New York City). Gurgis fuses tough characters with a lilting, gallows-humor poetry that won him a recent Pulitzer Prize. Through Feb. 13, Theater Schmeater, 2125 Third Ave., Seattle; $23-$27 (800-838-3006 or


Seattle Chamber Music Society 2016 Winter Festival

Like Persephone, Seattle Chamber Music Society (SCMS) will re-emerge after six months of absence from the scene. This year’s edition of the Winter Festival includes six concerts and related events (including work by Béla Bartók, Debussy and others) during the last two weekends of January. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29-31, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $17-$51 (206-215-4747 or



Photographers Kimberly Anderson, Susan Derges, Daniel Hawkins and Meghann Riepenhoff document waterways, from the Duwamish River to the Great Salt Lake, by using the elements — including salt crystals and pollutants in the photo-development process, as well as salvaged wood for the frames — of their subjects. Noon-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, noon-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, through April 3. Photo Center Northwest, 900 12th Ave., Seattle; free (206-720-7222 or