Today’s weekend-entertainment recommendations begin with “Baroque & Wine,” a program dreamed up by Seattle Symphony that pairs classical music with a wine tasting. The concert features some well-loved pieces by various composers in the Bach family — including J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg concerto. Can you name any of the other famous musical Bachs? Maybe not after the pre-concert tasting (five pours for $10, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday).
Also this weekend: A dynamite revival of “West Side Story” ends its run at The Paramount. Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson says the 50-year-old musical hasn’t lost its magic. And she should know, since she wrote the book on the great Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim/Arthur Laurents/Jerome Robbins original.
“West Side Story” — which at least on one level is about how fear and the perception of differences divide people — would serve as a perfect segue into a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life on Sunday or Monday. You can choose among several options for marking his birthday here.
As usual, I’ll leave you with the video version of this weekend’s recommendations, taped this morning at KING 5:
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