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October 8, 2012 at 6:18 AM

Bob Dylan and more: 15 top entertainment picks of the week

Don’t think twice, it’s all right if you haven’t kept up with what’s happening in and around Seattle this week. We’ve distilled a list of best bets from all our entertainment calendars.

Bob Dylan’s Saturday night concert at KeyArena is on it, plus Macklemore; the Earshot Jazz Festival; a major new exhibition of work by women artists at SAM; and another in Seattle Symphony’s series of Baroque & Wine concerts. Scroll down for the full list.



‘Keep the Lights On’

Writer-director Ira Sachs’ beautifully acted, passionate, autobiographical tale follows a decadelong affair between a documentary filmmaker (Thure Lindhardt) and a literary agent and crack addict (Zachary Booth). The film, in English and Danish with subtitles, is playing at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown. For showtimes and a review, go to

Seattle Latino Film Festival

In four years, SLFF has grown to a 10-day run during Hispanic Heritage Month, with 31 titles from 22 countries in multiple theaters (among them Seattle Art Museum, Northwest Film Forum, SIFF Film Center, Kirkland Performance Center and Seven Gables), through Oct. 14. For a full schedule,



Connie Britton (“Friday Night Lights”) and Hayden Panettiere (“Heroes”) play competing country-music stars in this new musical drama. Series premiere, 10 p.m. Wednesday on ABC.


Arcade Lights

Libations and food from 60 breweries, wineries and restaurants will be available — and for a good cause — at the Pike Place Market’s North Arcade, starting at 7 p.m. Friday, all to benefit Market Foundation’s child care, medical center, senior center and food bank. Tickets $25/advance, $30/at the door (800-838-3006 or


Earshot Jazz Festival

With 52 concerts, including shows by Panamanian pianist Danilo Perez, Brazilian vocalist Luciana Souza and a host of hot Seattle talent, the Earshot Festival will keep jazz hounds on their toes for more than three weeks: Oct. 12-Nov. 4 at various venues in Seattle including the Triple Door and Tula’s; free-$65, all-festival pass, $300-$350 (206-547-6763 or See story below.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Riding the wave of their moving anthem in support of gay marriage, “Same Love,” Macklemore, Seattle hip-hop artist and lyricist supreme, and his producer, Ryan Lewis, perform at 8 p.m. Friday at WaMu Theatre, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $26.50 (800-745-3000 or

Bob Dylan

The grizzled troubadour with the outlandish voice and even more outlandish mind continues to produce brilliant work. Witness his most recent album, “Tempest,” which has received strong reviews and debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 last week. Dylan performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at KeyArena, Seattle Center; $47-$86.50 (800-745-3000 or



Find out what happened in Oz before Dorothy got there. The national touring production of the Tony-winning Broadway musical, last here in 2009, revisits our own Emerald City from Oct. 10-Nov. 17 at The Paramount, 911 Pine St., Seattle; $30-$160 (877-784-4849 or


Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Go for Baroque (and wine) at this pair of concerts, which will be led by guest conductor and harpsichordist Rinaldo Alessandrini and will include Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto No. 3 in D Major and Vivaldi’s Concerto in D Major. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $19-$76 (206-215-4747 or Pre-concert (6:30-7:45 p.m.) wine tasting will be in the lobby; $10 for four pours.

Seattle Women’s Chorus

The chorus launches its 10th season with an evening program in St. Mark’s Cathedral, titled “How Sweet the Sound.” The women will mix classic French works by Ravel and Faure with newer pieces by contemporary composers such as Greg Gilpin and Gwyneth Walker. 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Oct 19 and 20, 1245 10th Ave., Seattle; $27-$47 (206-388-1400 or


UW Chamber Dance

The popular troupe, comprising UW master of fine arts students, pays tribute to five dance pioneers in a suite, “On Their Own,” of nine solos choreographed by Ruth St. Denis, Ethel Winter, Helen Tamiris, Jean Erdman and Mary Wigman. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Oct. 14, Meany Hall, University of Washington, Seattle; $10-$18 (206-543-4880 or


Frank M. Young and David Lasky

The Seattle-based author and illustrator discuss their new graphic novel, “The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song,” with performance of Carter Family songs. 7 p.m., Monday, Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave., Seattle; free (206-322-7030 or

Ursula K. Le Guin

Hear the legendary science-fiction author discuss her new book of poetry, “Finding My Elegy: New and Selected Poems.” 7 p.m. Thursday at Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle; free (206-624-6600 or



Kooky, mysterious and kind of spooky — that’s the Ouija, rife with mysticism and, frankly, some cool little icons emblazoned on its Wonderful Talking Board. Krab Jab Studio has assembled its own group-show tribute featuring vintage boards and artwork inspired by the oracle. 2-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, Saturday-Nov. 2, 5628 Airport Way S., suite 246, Seattle (

Community Night Out at SAM

Seattle Art Museum invites the community in for a big party, celebrating the opening of “Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris” (see related story here) and the ingenuity of women everywhere. There will be dance performances, highly opinionated tours, a Chinese Community Drill Team show, art-making, a trivia contest, spoken-word performances and more. The event is free, but participants must register online for admission. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 12, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; claim the free tickets at

Photo: Bob Dylan by Kevin Winter.



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