The week of Nov. 8 brings the annual Goodwill Glitter Sale, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” at Seattle Children’s Theatre, ethnic festivals, and much more.

Share story


‘All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records’

Colin Hanks directed this irresistible documentary about the evolution of the music business. Begun by Russ Solomon in a Sacramento drugstore in the 1960s, Tower Records expanded to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and beyond, attracting not only fans but also artists such as Bruce Springsteen, who was interviewed for the film. It’s a fascinating story that includes numerous ups and downs and mini-revolutions. Now playing at several theaters. For John Hartl’s full three-star review, go to


‘Project Runway: Junior’

This spinoff series features a new set of designers — ages 13 to 17 — competing in challenges. Series premiere, 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, on Lifetime.

‘Act One’

The “Live from Lincoln Center” series airs James Lapine’s play about playwright Moss Hart. 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, on KCTS.


Dine Around Seattle

Missed Seattle Restaurant Week? Don’t fret: Dine Around Seattle follows close on its heels and lasts longer (though it costs a few dollars more). The deal: 40-plus Seattle-area restaurants serve prix fixe three-course dinner menus for $33 (with some making $18 three-course lunches, too), Sundays through Thursdays, now through Nov. 25. A few best bets: Cantinetta, Chavez, Nishino, Poppy, and Tray Kitchen. You can vet their special menus and learn more at, and be sure to make a reservation there, too — that way, a donation goes to the Rainier Valley Food Bank.


Goodwill Glitter Sale

The annual Goodwill Glitter sale, for which the Goodwill elves have been squirreling away designer/vintage/sparkly clothes, jewelry and accessories all year, is the place for bright shiny bargains. This year, Goodwill will be repeating the numbering system; upon arrival at the sale, customers should go to the table outside the store to get a number for both entrance to the sale and to access the jewelry counter. 9 a.m. -6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (Nov. 14-15) at 1400 S. Lane St., Seattle; free (

Latvian Christmas Bazaar

Ethnic Latvian foods and crafts await at this annual festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, and noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Latvian Cultural Center, 11710 Third Ave. N.E., Seattle (

Russian Bazaar

Curious about Russian food? Here’s your chance to sample piroshki, borscht, and pastries while also enjoying entertainment and perusing crafts. Noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 14-15 at the Russian Community Center, 704 19th Ave. E., Seattle (



The ‘Mo Wave festival of queer music and art is back for a third year of kaleidoscopic sights and sounds. The lineup includes indie rockers the Young Evils, the female-fronted Bad Brains tribute band Re-Ignition, the Seth Bogart Show (featuring Hunx from Hunx and His Punks), NYC rapper Le1f, and many more. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 13-14 at Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., Seattle; $15-$18 (

Katie Kate and Erik Blood

Katie Kate studied flute and piano at Cornish College of the Arts while delving into rapping and beat-making on her own time — the result is a wildly eclectic and accomplished musician who can stich classical and hip-hop in virtuosic ways. Erik Blood is a musician and producer who’s helped acts such as THEESatisfaction and Shabazz Palaces find and perfect their sounds. Together, they’re recording intimate concerts for a TV/web program called “Band in Seattle” that will also include interviews and music trivia. 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13 at Victory Studios, 2247 15th Avenue W., Seattle; $5-$10 (206-282-1776 or

Youssou N’Dour

The Senegalese singer and percussionist who brought a new urgency and dynamism to Afro pop and mbalax songs — and has worked with Paul Simon and Wyclef Jean — comes back to Seattle after a decadelong absence. 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8 at Meany Hall for the Performing Arts, University of Washington; $50-$55 (206-543-4880 or


Luc Sante

This author tells the story of “The Other Paris:” the Paris neighborhoods historically populated by the poor, the disreputable, the extralegal. He discusses his book at 7 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 10 at the Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle; free (206-624-6600 or

Lauren Redniss

The talented graphic artist and writer (“Radioactive”) talks about her new book “Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future” the story of how people affect — and are affected by — the weather. 7:30 p.m. Monday Nov. 9, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $5 (206-652-4255 or


‘Mother Courage and her Children’

Seattle Shakespeare Company stages Bertolt Brecht’s 1930s anti-war drama, in which a peddler (played here by Tony Award-nominated, Seattle-based actress Jeanne Paulsen) endures — and profits from — the ravages of Europe’s Thirty Years War. Through Nov. 22, Center House Theatre, lower level, Seattle Center; $31-$45 (206-733-8222 or

‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’

The musical, based on the MGM movie version of Ian Fleming’s children’s book, is Seattle Children’s Theatre’s holiday offering. A cast of 29 will tell the story of inventor Caratacus Potts’ magical flying car. Through Dec. 27, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Charlotte Martin Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle; $25-$45 (206-441-3322 or


‘A Glimmer of Hope or Skin or Light’

The dance/theater/cabaret/glam-rock musical, created by KT Niehoff in 2010, returns. A Seattle Times reviewer called the original production “a glittery excursion through the depths of the psyche.” Through Saturday, Nov. 14, ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle; $20-$35 (206-292-7676 or


Duo Melis

The Spanish/Greek guitar duo of Susana Prieto and Alexis Muzurakis have won prestigious awards and played venues from Tchaikovksy Hall in Moscow to the Megaron in Athens with their repertoire that stretches from baroque to Piazzolla. 7:30 p.m. Saturday Nov. 14, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $28-$38 (206-215-4747

Seattle Symphony: Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1

Principal guest conductor Thomas Dausgaard conducts Max Bruch’s most famous composition — Bruch died destitute and was never paid for it — with Oslo violin soloist Henning Kraggerud. 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12 at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $21-$121 (206-215-4747 or


zoe | juniper: ‘We were.’

The choreography/design duo of Zoe Scofield and Juniper Shuey — who are regulars at On the Boards and have won both Princess Grace and Stranger Genius awards — presents a durational performance and an immersive environment as part of the Frye’s Genius/21 Century/Seattle exhibition. noon-6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12 at Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave., Seattle; free (206-622-9250 or

‘Camp Fires: The Queer Baroque of Léopold L. Foulem, Paul Mathieu and Richard Milette’

A big-deal ceramic-arts show by francophone Canadian artists who have ben exploring the relationship between “camp” — irony, exaggeration, parody and homage — and the queer experience via ceramics that range from whimsical to dead serious. Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue; free (425-519-0770 or

‘Roger Shimomura: Great American Muse’

Shimomura has spent a career skewering stereotypes about Asian and American identities by fusing Pop Art, comic-books aesthetics and Japanese ukiyo-e aesthetics. Through Dec. 24, Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-624-0770 or