The week of Sept. 27 brings another late-night host debut; fall festivals; and Brahms and Strauss at Seattle Symphony.

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Director Denis Villeneuve’s disturbing drug-cartel drama plunges us into a world of darkness and violence, with a hardworking FBI agent (played by Emily Blunt) as our guide. Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin co-star. Now screening at several theaters. For showtimes, see Page H7. For Seattle Times movie reviewer Moira Macdonald’s 3.5-star review, go to


‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’

The final piece of the late-night talk show puzzle is put into place with the arrival of Noah behind this particular news desk. 11 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, on Comedy Central.


John Stamos stars in this new comedy as a bachelor who discovers one day that he is not only a father, but a grandfather. Series premiere, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29 on Fox.


Everett Sausage Festival

A Bavarian beer garden awaits — along with carnival rides, family entertainment, food, bingo, and other games — at this annual fall festival. Noon-midnight Friday, and Saturday, Oct. 2-3, noon-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Everett Avenue and Cedar Street, Everett (

Fishermen’s Fall Festival

Come help celebrate the return of the North Pacific fishing fleet and raise money for the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial Foundation with industry-related exhibits and competitions, a salmon barbecue, children’s activities, and other entertainment. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, Fishermen’s Terminal, 3919 18th Ave. W., Seattle (


Macefield Music Festival

Inspired by Edith Macefield, the Ballard resident who refused to sell out, the Macefield Music Festival is in its third year and features an impressive lineup of rock, country, R&B and hip-hop acts. Headliners include Grace Love and the True Loves (Friday), Mark Lanegan (Saturday) and Davidson Hart Kingsbery (Sunday). 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, noon Sunday, Oct. 4, Market Street and Ballard Avenue, Seattle; $10-$45 (


Jonathan Evison

The local writer discusses his latest book, “This is Your Life Harriet Chance!,” about a widow struggling to come to terms with her husband’s death. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., Seattle; free (206-634-3400 or



This look at growing up gay and black is a timely, multihued satire from gutsy playwright Robert O’Hara, writes Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson. Through Saturday, Oct. 3, Intiman Theatre at Cornish Playhouse, Seattle Center; tickets from $20 (206-315-5838 or


Byron Schenkman & Friends

Harpsichordist Schenkman will be joined by violinists Ingrid Matthews and Laurel Wells, violist Jason Fisher and cellist Nathan Whittaker in a program of virtuoso concertos by Handel and Haydn. The concert launches the third season of the ensemble. 7 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 27), Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, Seattle; $10-$42 (206-215-4747 or

Seattle Symphony

The orchestra marks the 400th anniversary of Cervantes’ completion of “Don Quixote” with performances of the Strauss tone poem of the same name. Also on the bill: Brahms’ Symphony No. 3. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 1, 3-4), Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $36-$121 (tickets at 206-215-4747 or


Seattle Art Museum

“Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art” is SAM’s newest show, comprising about 70 Impressionist and post-Impressionist landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, interiors and portraits (and self portraits), mostly from the Ailsa Mellon Bruce collection at the Washington, D.C., museum. Nature-inspired works by Monet, Renoir, Pissarro and Sisley will hang with more personal works, such as self-portraits by Degas, Gauguin and Vuillard. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, until 9 p.m. Thursdays through Jan. 10, 2016, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave.; $12.50- $19.95 (206-654-3100 or Note: Some days have timed-entry tickets.