The week of Sept. 20 brings food, music, and literature events to local venues.

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A quirky road movie that’s a comedy with moments of wrenching drama, led by the great Lily Tomlin; also stars Marcia Gay Harden and Sam Elliott. For Moira Macdonald’s 3½ star movie review to go



This heavily-hyped new series concerns a woman (Jaimie Alexander) discovered in Times Square and the conspiracy that unfolds. Series premiere, 10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, on NBC.

‘Scream Queens’

From the creators of “Glee” and “American Horror Story,” comes this new comedy/thriller about a killer loose on a college campus. Series premiere, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, on Fox.



It’s all-you-can-eat-and-drink of small plates, wine and cocktails from some of Capitol Hill’s best places, including Altura, Bar Ferd’nand, Lark, Mamnoon, Monsoon, Poppy, Sun Liquor, Terra Plata and Trove. Tickets aren’t cheap, but it’s a benefit for the work Capitol Hill Housing does to keep living in the neighborhood affordable, and again: all you can eat and drink! 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, The Summit, 420 E. Pike St., Seattle; $85 (


Bite of Broadview

Hungry? This annual Seattle-based community commonly called “BOB” draws thousands from around the region. There will be vendors, entertainment, carnival rides, a beer and wine garden, a car show, and a fun run. 4-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, Christ the King Catholic School, 405 North 117th St., Seattle (

Sammamish Valley Fall Harvest Celebration

Celebrate fall and the Sammamish Valley from Friday through Sunday, Sept. 25-27. Hours and events vary at several locations including 21 Acres, 13701 N.E. 171st St., Woodinville; Apple Farm Village, 14525 148th Ave. N.E., Woodinville; and Dr. Maze’s Farm, 15410 N.E. 124th St., Redmond (


Decibel Festival

Seattle’s annual music and digital arts festival features an inspiring list of performers in various venues throughout the city. Headliners include the eccentric and goofy Dan Deacon, whose live show features crowd participation and silly games, and England’s Autechre, which creates minimalist ambient music. Various times and locations, Wednesday through Sunday, Sept. 23-Sept. 27. Full festival passes are $250, individual event prices vary (


Stephanie Clifford

The Seattle native returns to town to discuss her novelistic sendup of New York society, “Everybody Rise.” 7 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 22, Ravenna Third Place Books, 6504 20th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-525-2347 or



The musical version of the “Little Orphan Annie” comic strip, in touring production at the Paramount Theatre. Opens 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20; runs through Sept. 26. Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle; $25-$104 (877-784-4849 or


Seattle Symphony: Mahler and Beethoven

The orchestra launches its two-season series, visiting Beethoven’s symphonies and piano concertos, as well as some shorter orchestral works, this week with his Fourth Symphony. It’s paired with the Beethoven-inspired Mahler First. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 8 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 24, 26), Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; Tickets $21-$121 (206-215-4747 or

Seattle Choral Company

The Seattle Choral Company begins its 34th concert season later this week with a “Carmina Sing Fest,” inviting all fans of the Carl Orff masterpiece — an SCC signature piece — to show up and sing it with the SCC. Singers are asked to bring their own scores, or register to borrow one at 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; $5-$10 (800-838-3006 or


Rolon Garner tribute exhibition

Garner, an artist, performer, curator, arts instigator and near-legendary figure on the Seattle arts scene, died on Aug. 17 at age 75. He and his wife owned the arty hangout Two Bells Tavern, and encouraged more artists than can be mentioned here. In that spirit, The Virginia Inn is hosting an exhibition of artists inspired by Garner, up now and running until the end of October, and according to the Inn’s Facebook page, artists include Eduardo Calderón, Gordon Lambert, Charlie Cunniff, Randy Hayes, Lisa Buchanan, Lynn Votaw, Andrew Keating and many more. The inn opens at 11:30 a.m. daily, 1937 First Ave., Seattle (