The week of March 8 features great photography, music and ‘The Comparables’.
‘Queen and Country’
John Boorman’s caustic, loving semi-autobiographical film about his days as a conscript in the British army has to be counted as something magical, says reviewer Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle. “The story is minimal, just a series of events in the life of a young man [played by Callum Turner] and his circle, but every scene is rendered with such authenticity that it’s riveting.” Now playing at Sundance Cinemas (21+). For showtimes, see Page H6. For LaSalle’s full review, go to seattletimes.com/movies.
‘Bates Motel’ and ‘The Returned’
Norman and his mother return for a third season at 9 p.m., Monday, March 9, followed by the premiere of the American remake of the French series at 10 p.m. on A&E.
The second season finale of this series about juvenile prisoners set in a dystopian future. 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, on The CW.
Irish Week Festival
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, and traverses north on Fourth Avenue starting from Jefferson to Westlake Park, before officially ending at Seattle Center. Meanwhile, the Irish Week Festival features music, singing, dancing, and other activities, noon-6 p.m. March 14-15, at Seattle Center Armory; free (irishclub.org/irish-festival-seattle).
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Browse real and faux designer shoes, handbags, and fashionable accessories including ties, shoes, hats, belts and clothing for men, too, at affordable prices, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, University District Goodwill, 4552 University Way N.E., Seattle (seattlegoodwill.org).
One of the stars of the stirring, Oscar-winning 2013 film about backup singers, “Twenty Feet From Stardom,” Lisa Fischer has moved center stage as a solo act. Over the years, you’ve heard her in background on “Proud Mary” and “Gimme Shelter.” Now you can hear her huge, full voice and big range in all its glory. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, March 12-15, plus 9:30 shows Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $39 (206-441-9729 or jazzalley.com).
Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea
These two jazz piano giants, who haven’t toured together since 1978, kick off a world tour in Seattle. Two of the most influential and distinctive stylists in jazz — Hancock for his open harmonies, funky streak and populist touch, Corea for his crisp runs, crunchy chords and Latin tinge — both played with Miles Davis’ groundbreaking 1969 jazz-rock fusion band. They then went on to found their own wildly popular jazz fusion bands, Headhunters (Hancock) and Return To Forever (Corea). 8 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle; $41.25-$81.25 (877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org).
‘Fancy Nancy’ creators in a custom Fancy Nancy RV
For pure fun, you can’t beat this: “Fancy Nancy” children’s series author Jane O’Connor and illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser sign books as part of a 15-city tour in a customized Fancy Nancy RV to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the series. 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, Secret Garden Bookshop, 2214 N.W. Market St., Seattle; free (206-789-5006 or secretgardenbooks.com).
Jess Walter, Tiphanie Yanique, Megan Snyder-Camp, Alicia Jo Rabins
Not your run-of-the-mill parenting advice session — in “The Parent Trap,” these authors, poets and musicians present new work on parental roles in the modern world. 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave., Seattle; $25 (206-322-7030 or hugohouse.org).
Seattle Repertory Theatre stages the world premiere of Laura Schellhardt’s dark comedy, in which she asks some potent questions about the business world by following three successful, high-dollar real estate agents in crisis. Through March 29, 155 Mercer St., Seattle; tickets from $16 (206-443-2222 or seattlerep.org).
‘Havana Heat & Harlem Beats’
Cuban pianist/composer Aldo Lopez-Gavilan, whom jazz legend Chucho Valdés called “simply a genius, a star,” will bring his brand of classical and improv to Benaroya Hall in performance with The Harlem Quartet — founded by his brother, Ilmar Lopez-Gavilan. (The concert is the first time the brothers have performed together in public in the U.S.) The program promises to be a lively one; it includes Chick Corea’s “The Adventures of Hippocrates,” Wynton Marsalis’ “At the Octoroon Balls” and several pieces by Aldo Lopez-Gavilan. Presented by Northwest Sinfonietta. 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $20-$55 (206-215-4747 or nwsinfonietta.org). Note: Additional performances are 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at Rialto Theater in Tacoma, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at Pioneer Park Pavilion in Puyallup.
Seattle Symphony Orchestra
This year is the 150th anniversary of composer Jean Sibelius’ birth — he of “Finlandia” and of heavy drinking, of German classical worship and of very modern composition. The SSO, with principal guest conductor Thomas Dausgaard, will explore all seven of Sibelius’ symphonies, his Violin Concerto and some of his chamber works in a three-weekend festival. March 12-28, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; ticket prices vary (206-215-4747 or seattlesymphony.org).
Photo Center NW
“Terminal: On Mortality and Beauty” is full of images about a subject many find too painful or too uncomfortable to talk about: death. It could be an ordeal, but thanks to the artists, “The result is a show that ranges from the stark to the baroque, and from the documentarylike to the elaborately staged. It’s unnerving, even shocking, in some instances — and haunting in others,” noted reviewer Michael Upchurch. 5-9 p.m. Mondays, noon-9 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, noon-6 p.m. Saturdays through April 5, Photo Center NW, 900 12th Ave., Seattle; free (206-720-7222 or pcnw.org).
Thursday Night at Tacoma Museums
From March-June, the museums in Tacoma’s Museum District — LeMay, America’s Car Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Glass, Washington History Museum, Foss Waterway’s Maritime Museum and the Children’s Museum of Tacoma — will stay open until 8 p.m. every Thursday. Visitors can take in art-making activities, lectures and other presentations. The history, art and glass museums offer free admission on third Thursdays. Info: tacomamuseumdistrict.org.