The week of March 15 brings Los Lobos, women’s show and theater performances.
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Director Yann Demange’s gripping drama takes place in 1971 Belfast, where a green British soldier (played by Jack O’Connell) has been left behind by his unit, unprepared to deal with the “other” side. Now screening at Guild 45th and Meridian 16. For John Hartl’s 3.5-star review, go to seattletimes.com/movies.
‘Dancing with the Stars’
For the 10th anniversary (and 20th edition) of this dancing competition, contestants include Patti LaBelle, Michael Sam and Suzanne Somers. 8 p.m. Monday, March 16, on ABC.
Get your slushies ready. For better or for worse, the members of New Directions close up shop with the series finale at 8 p.m. Friday, March 20, on Fox.
Sweet Bumpas Pop-up
If you like barbecue and sweets, hurry, because tickets for the Sweet Bumpas pop-ups at Jack’s BBQ go fast. For $65, you and a friend get a full barbecue dinner (very full, with choice of meats and two sides) plus an array of desserts made by Matt Bumpas, the former pastry chef at Poppy (including a S’Morish Sandwich with coffee ice cream, chocolate cookies, coconut marshmallow and hot fudge). If you do not like barbecue and sweets, there may not be much any of us can do for you. 5-8 p.m. Thursday, March 19, Jack’s BBQ, 3924 Airport Way S, $65 for two people (206-719-0625 or sweetbumpas.com/events).
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Vegetarians of Washington offer samples, cooking demonstrations, nutrition information, health checks, book sale and more, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, Seattle; $8, ages 12 and younger free (vegofwa.org).
Northwest Women’s Show
Hundreds of exhibits on fashion, fitness, food, new products, and pampering, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, March 20, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, March 21, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, March 22, CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle; $11-$16 (nwwomenshow.com).
Entering its fifth decade, this infectious East Los Angeles “garage band” — which literally started in a garage in 1973 — is best known for its version of “La Bamba” for the film of the same name. However, the three-time Grammy-winning band peppers its border music with rock, soul, country, blues, folk and a variety of other Latin-American genres. In 2013, the band toured with Neil Young and issued “Disconnected in New York City,” which features its first ever live recording of “La Bamba,’ as well as zydeco rocker “Gotta Let You Know” and the bluesy “Tin Can Trust.” But the live show is what it’s all about. Seeing the band in a club like the Triple Door should be thrilling. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 19-21, at the Triple Door, 216 Union St., Seattle; $75-$90 (206-838-4333 or thetripledoor.net).
Walk the Moon
This peppy alt pop band, which had a huge hit a couple of years ago with “Anna Sun” and is on its way to the same place with “Shut Up and Dance,” sold out its first show at the Neptune so a second one was booked. Walk the Moon’s live shows are known for their enthusiastic singalongs — and a passion for face paint that has spread from the stage to the crowds. The Cincinnati band has a slew of new material from its album “Talking Is Hard,” which singer/keyboardist Nicholas Petricca describes as “dark.” But don’t expect Lou Reed. This chipper band is all confetti and streamers. 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21, at the Neptune Theatre, 1303 N.E. 45th St., Seattle; $25 (877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org).
‘No Way to Treat a Lady’
Village Theatre produces the local premiere of Douglas J. Cohen’s musical comedy thriller (based on William Goldman’s novel, and a 1968 film) about a detective, a glamorous socialite, and a pair of mothers who become entwined in the schemes of an actor-turned-murderer. Through April 26, Village Theatre, Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N., Issaquah; $35-$67 (425-392-2202 or villagetheatre.org).
At Seattle Shakespeare Company, R. Hamilton Wright plays the title character in Molière’s perennial comedy about a wily French con artist. Makaela Pollock directs. March 17-April 12, Center House Theatre, lower level, Seattle Center; $29-$43 (206-733-8222 or seattleshakespeare.org).
So much Sibelius, crammed into one month. The orchestra is in the process of saluting the great Finn with performances of all seven of his symphonies, a sprinkling of chamber works and of course the majestic “Finlandia.” The fest continues with a 2 p.m. performance of his Piano Quartet in G minor on Sunday, March 15, and Symphonies No. 3 and 4 on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, March 19, 21-22. The series wraps up March 28 (206-215-4747 or seattlesymphony.org).
The early-music company takes a look at some of America’s most famous works, using the time and music of Stephen Foster “as our jumping-off point,” says PMW director Stephen Stubbs. In keeping with the group’s practice of historically accurate instruments, Stubbs will play an original 19th-century guitar. Also performing: soprano Catherine Webster; violinists Tekla Cunningham and Brandon Vance; Tom Berghan, banjo; and John Reischman on the mandolin. 8 p.m. Saturday, March 21 (7 p.m. lecture), Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $10-$40 (206-215-4747 or seattlesymphony.org).
The exhibition “Käthe Kollwitz: From Many Wounds …” has much to linger over, writes Seattle Times reviewer Michael Upchurch. A couple of fine works stand out: her “Losbruch” and “Tod, Frau und Kind.” “Losbruch” is a compact epic in its depiction of rebellious peasants, while the other is a scene of a mother-child duo and a watchful Death, at once tender and morbid. Also at the gallery: Erik Desmazières and Philippe Mohlitz, French printmakers whose fanciful images would be at home in an antique book of myths or fairy tales. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through March 28. Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle (206-624-7684 or davidsongalleries.com).