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‘Marvel’s Agent Carter’

This spinoff of ‘The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is set in 1946 and centers on the title character (played by Hayley Atwell) working for the Strategic Scientific Reserve. Series premiere, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, on ABC.

‘Portlandia’

The fifth season premiere of this qurky comedy looks at the origin of the feminist bookstore. 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, on IFC.

FOOD

Six Degrees of Kevin and Bacon

A special dinner of beer and bacon — what’s not to love? Gordon Biersch hosts what is called “Six Degrees of Kevin and Bacon” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7. The “Kevin” is brewer Kevin Davey of Gordon Biersch in Seattle. Cost is $40 for six course bacon-themed dinner pairing. At Pacific Place, 600 Pine St., 206 405-4205 or gordonbiersch.com/locations/seattle?action=view.

FESTIVALS, COMMUNITY

Archaeology Day

This event, in partnership with the Society for Historical Archaeology, focuses on the past 500 years and urban settlement in the Pacific Northwest. Learn about the archaeology of Puget Sound including: recent discoveries, how archaeology is used to study the past and present, and research in our local communities, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or burkemuseum.org).

Skagit Eagle Festival

Tours, walks, indoor and outdoor programs and presentations on eagles that migrate to the Skagit River in winter, and other local wildlife, Saturdays and Sundays in January, Concrete and surrounding area (360-853-8784 or concrete-wa.com/skagit-eagle-festival-2015).

POP MUSIC

Mark Hummel’s Blues Harmonica Blowout

A tribute to Bluebird Records, which released historic acoustic blues records in the 1930s by the likes of Big Bill Broonzy and Sonny Boy Williamson, which formed the bedrock repertoire of the electric Chicago blues flowering of the 1940s and ‘50s. The show features Hummel, Billy Boy Arnold, Rick Estrin (harmonica/vocals), Little Charlie Baty, Steve Guyger, Rich Yescalis, Bob Welsh, RW Grigsby and June Core. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 8-10; 7:30 p.m. only Sunday, Jan. 11. Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $32.50 (206-441-9729 or jazzalley.com).

Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival

This wintertime counterpart to the summer Timber! Winter Music Festival is a neo-folkie affair that has diversified. This year’s roster features socially responsible Seattle rapper Sol; atmospheric indie folk-rockers Deep Sea Diver, with the Shins’ Jessica Dobson; “thinking person’s metal band” Red Fang; the lovely Yakima folk duo Planes on Paper; Seattle punk rockers Dude York; and others. From 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, and 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at various venues including a main stage at Leavenworth Festhalle, 1001 Front St., Leavenworth, Chelan County; main stage $30 per day, $55 both days; other concerts free (800-838-3006 or timbermusicfest.com).

LITERARY EVENTS

University Book Store 115th anniversary

Discounts, giveaways and treats are on tap at all nine branches of the University Book Store on Friday, Jan. 9 and Saturday, Jan. 10, marking the store’s humble birth (its first location was a cloakroom on the University of Washington campus) on Jan. 10, 1900. Hours and locations: ubookstore.com.

THEATER

‘Measure for Measure’

Seattle Shakespeare Company presents an old comedy that has some very current undertones: the moral murkiness that swirls around leaders who try to legislate personal choices. Desdemona Chiang, co-founder of Azeotrope, makes her directorial debut with SSC, at the helm of what she calls “Shakespeare’s most urban and global play.” Jan. 9-Feb. 1, Center Theatre, Seattle Center; tickets from $30 (206-733-8222 or seattleshakespeare.org).

‘In Acting Shakespeare’

What started as a plan to adapt Ian McKellan’s one-man show “Acting Shakespeare” turned into a much more personal undertaking for actor James DeVita, who spent two years revisiting and revising until his own “story about one person’s journey toward meeting Shakespeare and discovering the beauty of words” was ready. DeVita has plenty to draw upon; an author and playwright, he has played Iago, Macbeth, Richard III, Benedick, Richard II, Romeo and Hamlet, among many other roles. Jan. 8-11, ACT, 700 Union St., Seattle; $20-$30 (206-292-7676 or acttheatre.org).

CLASSICAL MUSIC

Seattle Symphony

Mozart lovers, put away that recording of “The Magic Flute” and head for Benaroya Hall for some live Wolfgang on Jan. 8 and 10. The orchestra welcomes pianist Jan Lisiecki, violinist Valeriy Sokolov, Metropolitan Opera principal clarinetist Boris Allakhverdyan and Adam Walker, principal flute of the London Symphony Orchestra, for performances of Mozart’s works for the keyboard and wind instruments. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, and 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 200 University St., Seattle; tickets from $20 (206-215-4747 or seattlesymphony.org).

VISUAL ARTS

Frye Art Museum

Hey, furniture is art, too, which is why we like the angle of art historian Rebecca Albiani’s January lecture: “For Dangerous Liaisons: Eighteenth Century French Interiors.” After The Sun King (Louis XIV) died in 1715, designers and makers were free to move away from the massive pieces of Versailles toward more comfortable, prettier furnishings, embellished with flowers and mythological motifs and which became very popular for smaller spaces — and intrigue. 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, and 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave., Seattle; (206-622-9250 or fryemuseum.org). Note: Tickets, $10-$16, are not sold in advance.