Arts and entertainment highlights for the week beginning April 10.
‘Everybody Wants Some!!’
This film, set in 1980 just before the start of fall classes at a Texas college and featuring a cast of talented unknowns, is sunnier and funnier than its predecessor, Richard Linklater’s 1993 cult fave “Dazed and Confused.” Now playing at several theaters. For showtimes, see Page H9. For Soren Andersen’s four-star review, go to seattletimes.com/movies.
‘The Last Panthers’
A new “six-part crime series’ about a group of jewel thieves, starring Samantha Morton and John Hurt. Series premiere, 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, on Sundance.
Clone club is back in session with the amazing Tatiana Maslany playing multiple roles. Season premiere, 10 p.m. Thursday, April 14, on BBC America.
Seattle Restaurant Week
Seattle Restaurant Week — the giant among restaurant promos — is back for its springtime 2016 run with 165-plus places serving up $30 three-course dinners (and lots making $15 two-course lunches) from April 10-14 and 17-21. A delicious dilemma; how to make the most of it? Get our recommendations for best values, best newcomers and swankiest ambiance.
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Washington State Spring Fair
The wait is over for thrill rides, kiddie rides, racing pigs, monster truck shows, scones, 4H animals and lots more as the Spring Fair prepares to open Thursday-Sunday. Along with all the old favorites, this year the smaller spring version of the state fair adds daily lumberjack shows and 12 more food and beverage vendors for a total of 72. 2-10 p.m. April 14, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. April 15-16, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. April 17, Washington State Fair Events Center, Puyallup; $8-$10 (253-841-5045 or thefair.com).
Seattle Chinese Garden Peony, Bamboo Festival
Bask in the beauty of the Luoyang Chinese Tree Peony Display Garden and browse 400 plants, listen to plant care talks, grab lunch from Chinese food vendors and watch a lion dance, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (April 16-17), Seattle Chinese Garden, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; suggested donation $5/adults (seattlechinesegarden.org).
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
The 74-year-old foreman of funk is still going strong, drawing dancers and dreamers into his Day-Glo web of colorful scratches, backbeats and wa-wa’s. Clinton recently participated in a benefit concert for fellow Funkadelic founder and keyboardist Bernie Worrell. who has cancer, and released a remix featuring “three generations of funk,” with Kendrick Lamar and Ice Cube, “Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You?” 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at the Neptune Theatre, 1303 N.E. 45th St., Seattle; $33.50 (877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org).
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
A dual soul celebration, with Sharon Jones, the queen of barroom bumps and probably the single most important factor in the soul resurgence of the past decade, plus New Orleans multi-instrumentalist Trombone Shorty, who began his career as a teenager in brass bands and has now become one of the most popular proponents of Crescent City flavors. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at the Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle; $47.50-$72.50 (877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org).
The Singapore-based artist, painter and illustrator discusses his inventive new book , “The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye,” in conversation with Martin McClellan. 7 p.m. Monday April 11, Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle; free (206-624-6600 or elliottbaybook.com).
Scene: Paris. Zack is a pediatric AIDS researcher, married to the very homesick and very miserable Abby. In Amy Herzog’s taut drama, their relationship very slowly unravels, revealing a dark heart in the City of Light. Through April 16, a MAP Theatre production at 12th Avenue Arts, 1620 12th Ave., Seattle; all performances pay-what-you-can (800-838-3006 or map-theatre.com).
Like the tulips up north, debuts are going to bloom at Benaroya Hall in the coming days: the U.S. premiere of Valentin Silvestrov’s Symphony No. 8; the SSO debut of cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan (gold medalist at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition); and the SSO conducting debut of Mikhail Tatarnikov, principal conductor and music director of Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 16, tickets from $21 (206-215-4747 or seattlesymphony.org).
‘Journey to Dunhuang: Buddhist Art of the Silk Road Caves’
In 1943, photographers James and Lucy Lo traveled to Dunhuang, a city at the western edge of the Chinese frontier which had been a cosmopolitan meeting point of various cultures along the famous Silk Road trade route. The couple documented the art in Buddhist cave-temples in black and white photos — this exhibition shows their pictures, but also color murals painted by more contemporary artists, based on the Los description of what they saw in Dunhuang. Through June 12 at Seattle Asian Art Museum, Volunteer Park, Seattle; $9 (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).