Entertainment highlights for the week of March 13-15, 2015: St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, “Wild Tales,” tiki drinks and more.
Whether you’re Irish or not, you’re lucky this weekend, because there are lots of fun entertainment options available. Here’s a small selection, with an international twist. For more ideas, check Madeline McKenzie’s community calendar.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Week Festival
On Friday night, a green stripe will be painted down Fourth Avenue, in preparation for a big Saturday parade, which begins at 12:30 p.m. Then, all things Irish will be celebrated at Seattle Center, all weekend.
This Argentine movie earned 3.5 stars out of 4 from reviewer Mick LaSalle. He writes, it “packs six gripping, entertaining stories into just over two hours.” It’s now playing at the Seven Gables in the University District.
Seattle Jewish Film Festival
Also on the film front, the annual SJFF gets underway Saturday at Pacific Place, with a screening of “Hanna’s Journey,” a romantic drama about a German student and an Israeli woman. Over the next eight days, movies from 10 countries will screen at multiple locations. Read John Hartl’s preview for more details.
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After a long week, nothing’s quite so welcome as a cocktail with an umbrella in it. Read Tan Vinh’s ode to tiki drinks, in all their “kitschy, tacky faux-Polynesian glory.” It includes a list of 10 good places to get them.
ArtsWest’s staging of David Henry Hwang’s cross-cultural comedy-drama earned a positive review from Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson, for its “neatly devised plot” and a career-highlight performance from actor Kathy Hsieh. It runs through March 29 in West Seattle.
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