The week of Feb. 21 brings music, drama and lots of flowers.
This workmanlike biopic follows the story of Jesse Owens, one of the greatest American athletes in history, and his triumph at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Stephan James, as Owens, and Jason Sudeikis, as his coach, give equally strong performances. Now playing at several theaters. For showtimes, see Page H7. For Soren Andersen’s three-star review, go to seattletimes.com/movies.
The mini-revival of the great sci-fi series comes to an end. 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, on Fox.
‘In Performance at the White House’
A celebration of the music of Ray Charles. 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, on KCTS.
If you’re going to dine out this week, do it for the children! Nom Nom is a Thursday, Feb. 25, fundraiser at which 30-plus favorite Seattle restaurants (including Ba Bar, Etta’s, Kedai Makan, Le Pichet, Little Uncle, Mamnoon, Omega Ouzeri and Salted Sea) donate a portion of the day’s proceeds to four local kids-and-food organizations (Pike Market Child Care and Preschool, Beecher’s Pure Food Kids Foundation, Green Plate Special and Upower). All you have to do is choose from the list and go eat (purefoodkids.org/nomnom).
The Annual Jet City Meatball Competition
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Crazy-haired, award-winning winemaker Charles Smith celebrates the debut of Casa Smith — his new Italian varietals made with Washington-grown grapes — with a tasting plus a meatball competition featuring chefs from Barolo, Cuoco, Staple & Fancy and more. The winner gets $5,000 for their charity of choice, while you get to taste the meatballs along with a lasagna lunch, plus live Italian music. 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Charles Smith Wines Jet City, 1136 S. Albro Pl., Seattle; $35 (charlessmithwines.com/events.php).
Seattle Home Show
View display homes, hear remodeling and decorating tips and talk to experts. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, noon-6 p.m. Feb. 22-26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 27-28. CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $12/adults, $8/ages 60+, $3/ages 7-15, ages 6 and younger free; return a second day free, ID required (seattlehomeshow.com).
Rickie Lee Jones
The eccentric singer-songwriter has Northwest roots, having spent much of her childhood in Olympia and a lot of her adult life in Tacoma. But it was a move to New Orleans that inspired her first album of original material in a decade, “The Other Side of Desire,” and it’s a dandy, from the Fats Domino-style piano of “J’ai Connais Pas” to the mischievous backstory of “Jimmy Choos.” Jones’ dreamy, diffuse vocal smears and sudden whoops are still there, but they’re attached to song structures that are solid — and inspired. Jones plays two nights, at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 24-25, at the Triple Door, 216 Union St., Seattle; $50-$125 (206-838-4333 or thetripledoor.net).
The biggest bluegrass blowout of the year, with touring stars such as Jerry Douglas, The Seldom Scene, Solas and Steel Wheels, as well as local favorites. Performances, dances, workshops and jams on four stages. 5:45 p.m. Thursday through 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25-28, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 900 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue; single day tickets $12-$72, weekend pass, $30-$137 (wintergrass.com). Note: the hotel is sold out.
‘Romeo and Juliet’
You think you’ve seen “Romeo and Juliet” — but this cloak-and-dagger production, at an “undisclosed warehouse” somewhere in Seattle, promises something new. Seattle Immersive Theatre invites 40 guests at a time to the Capulet masquerade ball at a secret location for hors d’oeuvres and “free-flowing Champagne.” They’ll watch the fateful moment when Romeo and Juliet first meet on a dance floor — and then the heartbreak and carnage that follows. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, through March 18 at an “undisclosed warehouse,” Seattle; $70 (seattleimmersivetheatre.org).
Seattle Fringe Festival
After a decadelong hiatus, the Seattle Fringe Festival hatched again in 2013 and seems to get a little stronger every year. This time around, it features two weekends of theater, solo shows, dance and burlesque from a litany of companies: SIS Productions, Radial Theater Project, Sara Porkalob, the Libertinis, Busted Ankle Dancers and others. Feb. 25-March 5, various venues, Seattle; $10 (seattlefringefestival.org).
Bold, beautiful and Baroque: That’s how PMW ushers in spring. The company’s latest program, “Viva Vivaldi: The Four Seasons,” includes not only the Italian composer’s beloved violin concerti, but also his Concerto in C for Strings, Concerto for Two Cellos in G Minor, and his Concerto for Viola d’Amore and Lute in D Minor (featuring PMW artistic director Stephen Stubbs and PMW orchestra director Tekla Cunningham as soloists). The company plans four performances: 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, South Whidbey High School, Langley; 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, United Methodist Church in Edmonds; 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Mercer Island; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, Meany Hall, University of Washtingon. Tickets are $10-$45; (206-708-6003 or pacificmusicworks.org).
Ai Weiwei: ‘Fault Lines’
Thanks to its new, well-connected director, the San Juan Islands Museum of Art in Friday Harbor has staged a coup: a show by superstar Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. “Fault Lines” uses coffin-like wood boxes and hand-carved marble replicas of twisted rebar to commemorate thousands of children who died in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake — the victims of shoddy construction. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, Saturdays-Sundays through April 11, San Juan Islands Museum of Art, 540 Spring St., Friday Harbor; $10, free for visitors 18 or younger (360-370-5050 or sjima.org).
Cris Bruch: ‘Others Who Were Here’
Thoughtful, spare and evocative, Seattle artist Cris Bruch’s latest show transforms the Frye Art Museum into a hushed memory palace with sculptures that reflect the dust-bowl disappointments of his High Plains ancestors. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, until 7 p.m. Thursdays, through March 27 at Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave., Seattle; free (206-622-9250 or fryemuseum.org).