The week of Jan. 10 brings music, film, festivals, new movies and TV shows.
Leonardo DiCaprio throws himself into the role of a 19th-century mountain man who is mauled by a grizzly bear and left for dead by his companions. The film is based on a novel by Michael Punke about an actual 19th-century incident in the days of the Western fur trade and directed with formidable skill by Oscar winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu (“Birdman”). Now playing at several theaters.
‘MADtv 20th Anniversary Reunion’
A special that looks back at the sketch comedy show, featuring cast members Ike Barinholtz, Alex Borstein, Mo Collins, Nicole Randall Johnson, Keegan-Michael Key and Bobby Lee. 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, on The CW.
Robert Kazinsky (“True Blood”) stars in this new drama about a 75-year-old man who is returned to a younger version of himself. 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, on Fox.
Model Railroad Show
All aboard for hands-on activities and presentations for all ages on the history of Pacific Northwest railroading, plus dozens of model displays. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Jan. 16-18, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $11.75-$19.75 (206-443-2001 or pacificsciencecenter.org/model-railroad-weekend).
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This “Are We There Yet?” program includes speaker Marcus Green, executive director of the South Seattle Emerald; noon-1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1634 19th Ave., Seattle; free (206-934-3233 or seattlecolleges.edu/mlk).
Vocalist Shemekia Copeland — nominated for a Grammy this year for her album “Outskirts of Love” — started in 1998 as a blues shouter with a lot of soul but not much nuance. The daughter of the late blues ace Johnny Copeland, she has evolved into a well-rounded singer who judiciously shares her robust voice in a variety of genres. “Outskirts” expands her range, touching on social justice themes like date rape (“Crossbone Beach”) and homelessness (“Cardboard Box”) and dipping into country music (“Drvin’ Out of Nashville”). Breakout Seattle singer-songwriter Naomi Wachira opens. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 14-17, 9:30 p.m. sets Friday-Saturday, Jan. 15-16, at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $29.50 (206-441-9729 or jazzalley.com).
While writing songs with Steve Earle last year, Shawn Colvin decided to bring out “Uncovered,” her second album of tunes written by others (the first was “Cover Girl,” in 1994). With affecting versions of Tom Waits’ “Hold On” and Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Lodi,” it struck a chord with fans, the Seattle legions of which have the opportunity to flood the Triple Door for two nights. Originally from South Dakota, the deceptively sweet-sounding singer-songwriter hit the jackpot in 1998 with her noirish hit, “Sunny Came Home,” which netted Grammy awards for song and record of the year. 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 16-17, at the Triple Door, 216 Union St., Seattle; $45-$55 (206-838-4333 or thetripledoor.net).
In 2014, Ayad Akhtar’s drama “Invisible Hand” — about an investment banker who had been kidnapped in Pakistan and forced to teach terrorists how to make money on Wall Street — thrilled audiences at ACT with its unsettling questions about exploitation and violence. Now Seattle Repertory Theatre presents Akhtar’s “Disgraced,” about a successful Pakistani-American lawyer in New York whose world begins to fall apart when his Muslim heritage is questioned. Directed by Kimberly Senior. Through Jan. 31, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St., Seattle; $16-$75 (206-443-2222 or seattlerep.org).
‘The Life Model’
Four people meet in Cairo on the eve of the 2011 uprising: a young activist, a video artist who dreams of a big career abroad, an expatriate doctor and a U.S. artist visiting Egypt for an expensive commission. This new ensemble work, conceived by local theater artist Jeffrey Fracé and directed by the New York-based Pirronne Yousefzadeh (with sound design by composer/violist Christian Frederickson of the band Rachel’s) uses text, video, music and choreography to explore what happens to people in the middle of a revolt. Jan 14-17, On the Boards, 100 W. Roy St., Seattle; $12-$23 (217-9888 or ontheboards.org).
‘Where the Wild Things Are’
In this internationally celebrated “guided play,” audience members help transform Max’s bedroom into the jungle landscape of Maurice Sendak’s book — then they get to become the Wild Things. This intimate, participatory production for children was originally developed for TAG Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland. Through Feb. 28, Seattle Children’s Theater, 201 Thomas St., Seattle; $15-$42 (206-441-3322 or sct.org).
The orchestra’s popular Baroque & Wine series returns with wine-tasting in the lobby and a night of Handel’s “Music for the Royal Fireworks,” Pergolesi’s Sinfonia to “L’Olimpiade” and Vivaldi’s Oboe Concerto, which will showcase the talents of principal oboist Mary Lynch. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, (Jan. 15-16) Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $62-$126 (206-215-4747 or seattlesymphony.org).
‘The Atomic Frontier: Black Life in Hanford, WA’
In the 1940s, a thriving African-American community sprung up in Hanford, Washington, to work for the Manhattan project and help create the infrastructure to build an atomic bomb. This photography exhibit — including declassified government photos — documents what work and life was like in this relatively unknown chapter of American history. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, through 7 p.m. Thursdays, through March 6, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle; $5-$7 (518-6000 or naamnw.org).
‘Brenna Youngblood: Abstracted Realities’
Winner of the 2015 of Seattle Art Museum’s Gwendolyn Knight and Jacob Lawrence Prize, artist Brenna Youngblood teeters between abstraction and figuration and incorporates found images — old maps, a photograph of a Chuck Taylor sneaker — into her paintings. Her dollar-sign-crazed, spray-painted dyptich “Democratic Dollar” is a riot of color and commentary. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, through 9 p.m. Thursdays; Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; suggested donation $9.95-$24.95 (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).