The week of Nov. 15 brings holiday events, Chance the Rapper, performances by Seattle Symphony Orchestra.

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Tom McCarthy’s mesmerizing film stars Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams and Mark Ruffalo as journalists on the trail of an explosive story about the Catholic Church’s cover-up of numerous predatory priests. Now playing at several theaters. For Seattle Times movie critic Moira Macdonald’s four-star review, go to


‘Chicago Med’

This new medical drama is a companion series to the network’s “Chicago P.D.” and “Chicago Fire.” Series premiere, 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, on NBC.

‘Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow’

A new holiday movie featuring Mary Steenburgen, Jay Harrington and Ludacris. 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, on Lifetime.


Saboteur Bakery Pop-ups

Seattle-area baked-good fanatics are extremely excited about the coming Saboteur Bakery from pastry chef Matt Tinder — he just moved here from the Bay Area, and his résumé includes the acclaimed Restaurant at Meadowood and Coi. Meanwhile, try his all-Washington-ingredient breads and pastries, including savory croissants, brioche sucrée and spelt Vollkornbrot, at three pop-ups at downtown’s RN-74. Noon-6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17, Thursday, Nov. 19 and Tuesday, Nov. 24, RN-74, 1433 4th Ave., Seattle (



This annual Nordic Christmas celebration returns. Vendors will sell handcrafted wares and traditional Scandinavian Christmas food. There will be music and dancing, a visit from Santa, and a raffle, too. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 21-22, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle; $5, children free (

Seattle Festival of Trees

Ornately decorated Christmas trees will be on display from Nov. 21 to Dec. 2 at Seattle’s Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Each tree will be accompanied by a sign with the photograph and story about a Seattle Children’s patient. To learn more about the trees and how to donate to the patients, including those with autism, see:


Chance the Rapper

One of the most versatile and creative artists in his field, Chance the Rapper lit up KeyArena at this year’s Bumbershoot with a show that mixed rap, social commentary, theater, the jazz horns of The Social Experiment (featuring Donnie Trumpet) and a stunning, funk-cartoonish light show. Since then, the 22-year-old wunderkind has released a re-imagining of fellow Chicagoan Kanye West’s “Family Business,” titled “Family Matters,” the title of this tour. 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle; $40.75-$46.25 (877-784-4849 or

Juan Gabriel

Often compared to Elton John — and sometimes to Neil Diamond — 65-year-old Mexican superstar Juan Gabriel has been a recording-industry cash machine since his emergence in the 1970s, selling more than 100 million albums. He seasons his emotional sincerity with an encyclopedic repertoire that includes everything from lovesick ranchero waltzes to finger-popping rap. Road reviews of the current tour report that he is still in superb voice and supported by a huge ensemble that plays impressive production numbers. 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at the Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D St., Tacoma; $78-$234 (800-745-3000 or


Anthony Doerr

Seattle Arts & Lectures hosts the author of the award-winning novel “All The Light We Cannot See.” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 18, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $10-$75 (206-621-2230 or



New Century Theatre Company’s masterful adaptation of the 1998 Danish film plunks its audience into an opulent family reunion that gets nasty when people start telling the truth. The dynamic cast stars Connor Toms, Brenda Joyner and other great Seattle actors — and though she doesn’t have many lines, Amy Thone gives a bravura performance as a matriarch who’s too pained by reality to engage with it. Through Saturday, Nov. 21, at 12th Avenue Arts, 1620 12th Ave., Seattle; $15-$30 (206-954-0296 or

Sgt. Rigsby & His Amazing Silhouettes: ‘The Ballad of Karla Fox’

Sgt. Rigsby & His Amazing Silhouettes, a shadow-puppet company led by playwright Scot Augustson, relies on old-school radio tricks — including Foley sound and schticky characters — but its humor is biting, contemporary and often wittily lewd. For grown-ups only. Through Saturday, Nov. 21, at Theatre Off Jackson, 409 7th Ave S, Seattle; $15 (206-340-1049 or


Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Principal (and welcome) guest conductor Thomas Dausgaard returns to Seattle to conduct the orchestra’s first-ever performance of Maler’s Tenth Symphony — his final composition before his death at the age of 50. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 19, 21-22), Benaroya Hall, Seattle; tickets from $19 (206-215-4747 or


Roger Shimomura: ‘Great American Muse’

The Seattle-born artist continues his sharply clever — though ultimately mournful — critique of American culture and the politics of ethnicity via pop-art imagery. In this selection of acrylic paintings, a geisha comes face to face with Minnie Mouse as the barrel of a gun behind them points directly at the viewer. Shimomura’s work starts with humor and ends with a shiver. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through Dec. 24, Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-624-0770 or