Festivals, lots of music, and Native American cultural events lead entertainment offerings for the week of July 12.
Asif Kapadia’s documentary about the short, tragic life of beehived British soul singer Amy Winehouse is a heartbreaker. In contrast to the self-destructive drunk and/or stoned wreck we came to know before she died in 2011 at 27, “Amy,” using rare footage, depicts a fresh, cheeky young woman full of life. Now playing at several theaters. For Paul de Barros’ full 3.5-star review, go to seattletimes.com/movies.
This startlingly original, at times unbearably intense drama from Ukraine’s Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy features a cast of deaf actors playing students at a boarding school harboring organized crime. They communicate entirely through sign language, with no subtitles. Now screening at Northwest Film Forum. For Tom Keogh’s 3.5-star review, go to seattletimes.com/movies.
‘The Jim Gaffigan Show’
Funny man Gaffigan stars in this new series, inspired by his real life as a comedian, husband and father. Series premiere, 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, on TVLand.
Sequim Lavender Festival
Lots to see and smell at this popular event, which features a street fair, fun for kids, a quilt show, and, of course, tours of lavender farms in bloom. Friday-Sunday, July 17-19, Sequim (360-681-3035 or lavenderfestival.com).
Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow
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Native American drummers, dancers in traditional regalia, and arts and crafts will be on display. 4-10 p.m. Friday, July 17, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, July 18, and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 19, Daybreak Star Cultural Center, 3801 W. Government Way, Discovery Park, Seattle; free July 17, $5/July 18-19 (unitedindians.org/powwow).
Enumclaw King County Fair
Carnival rides and games, food, exhibits, animals, and entertainment at the annual summer fair. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 16-17, 10 a.m.-midnight July 18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 19, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw; $5-$7 (cityofenumclaw.net/447/King-County-Fair).
Harry Connick Jr.
Who knew when he was a young lad singing for tips in the French Quarter that Harry Connick Jr. would become a star in the grand Hollywood tradition? But he has, from starring in “Pajama Game” on Broadway and judging TV’s “American Idol” to three Grammy Award-winning albums and a leading role in the film “Hope Floats.” Connick’s most recent album, “Every Man Should Know,” features his own songs and arrangements, but whatever he sings, you can be sure his show will feature plenty of finger-popping, swinging swagger. 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19, at Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14111 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville; sold out (425-488-1133 or ste-michelle.com).
Minus one, that is. Zayn Malik left the wildly successful quintet in March — “because I want to be a normal 22-year-old,” he wrote on his Facebook page (good luck with that) — but the band continues to tour as a quartet: Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson. At the group’s first, post-Zayn concert, in Johannesburg, South Africa, industry trade magazine Billboard said they sounded just fine, and the 95,000 screaming fans there didn’t seem to mind the minus. 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, at CenturyLink Field, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $29.50-$99.50 (800745-3000 or ticketmaster.com).
The Seattle author and Seattle Times investigations editor discusses his new book “Vendetta: Bobby Kennedy Versus Jimmy Hoffa.” 7 p.m. Monday, July 13, Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle; free (206-624-6600 or elliottbaybook.com).
Intiman Theatre opens its 2015 season with this rarely staged Tennessee Williams drama. Inspired by the ancient Greek legend, it focuses on a small town disrupted by the arrival of a provocative outsider. Staged by Ryan Purchell and the Williams Project. Through Aug. 2, 12th Ave Arts, 1620 12th Ave., Seattle; $35-$45 (206-315-5838 or intiman.org).
Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival
The annual festival is in full swing, with concerts continuing at 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday (July 13, 15 and 17). Each concert is preceded by a free, 30-minute recital, and after every concert is a 15-minute conversation with one or two musicians. For more of a nuts-and-bolts view, you can attend free open rehearsals July 13, 22, 24 and 31, or free “classical conversations” at noon on Monday, July 13, and 22. All concerts are in the Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $16 and $48 (206-283-8710 or seattlechambermusic.org).
Olympic Music Festival
If a more casual setting is your thing, head up to Quilcene for the annual series of “concerts in the barn” (or you can sit out on the grass with a picnic). Chamber concerts are at 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Sept. 13; today’s concert features Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, featuring OMF artistic director Julio Elizalde. July 18-19 concerts are titled “Breaking Barriers: Musicians from GardenMusic,” featuring guest conductor Teddy Abrams (and musicians) of the GardenMusic Festival in Miami. 7360 Center Road, Quilcene; $20-$32 (360-732-4800 or olympicmusicfestival.org).
‘Here & Now: Native Artists Inspired’
The mask from the University of Maine that was the inspiration for the Seahawks logo and 30 new works inspired by historic pieces in the Burke Museum’s collection are about to go out of rotation — see them while you can at ‘Here & Now.’ The show also commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Native Art. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through July 27, Burke Museum, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or burkemuseum.org).