(“The Book of Mormon” touring cast/Joan Marcus photo)
‘The Book of Mormon,’ that nine-Tony-Award-winning, cash-generating, discussion-sparking juggernaut, arrives on Seattle’s doorstep on Tuesday after an entirely sold-out 8-performance run in Portland. As you might guess, all the Seattle shows are sold out, too; however, a handful of tickets will be made available shortly before each performance in a preshow lottery. Details here.
‘Zero Dark Thirty’
Director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal bring an uncanny urgency and suspense to a story that has an ending we already know: the raid, at 30 minutes after midnight (the movie’s title is the military term for that time) by U.S. Navy SEALs on May 1, 2011, that resulted in the capture and death of Osama bin Laden. Now playing at several theaters. For showtimes, see Page H7. Seattle Times movie critic Moira Macdonald’s 3 ½-star review is here.
Your TV is overflowing with new stuff, post-holiday. Among the new series premiering this week is this drama about the investigation into the death of an heiress/party girl. It features a great cast (Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Meagan Good) and a great hook to (hopefully) keep you coming back every week. Series premiere is 10 p.m. Monday on NBC.
That penny-pitching, wine-guzzling cul-de-sac crew is back for a new season (and on a new network). Courteney Cox stars as Jules Cobb, the leader of this band of neighbors/friends. So glad to have you back, gang. Season premiere is 10 p.m. Tuesday on TBS.
FOOD & DRINKS
Watch some of the city’s top bartenders throw down, as the Seattle cocktail den Vessel, 624 Olive Way, hosts a cocktail competition from 7-9 p.m. Monday; free.
If you love three-part female harmonies and country-folk songs with penetrating lyrics, you can’t go wrong with Red Molly, the eight-year-old trio featuring the exquisite vocals and dobro of Abbie Gardner, Laurie MacAllister’s acoustic bass guitar and Molly Venter (guitar). Taking their name from a Richard Thompson song, Red Molly recently toured with Willie Nelson. 7:30 p.m. Thursday at The Triple Door, Seattle; $15 (206-838-4333 or www.thetripledoor.net).
“Love on Ice” with Barry Manilow
Could it be magic, Mandy? Well, maybe. Mellow crooner Manilow will perform his greatest hits as ice-skating stars Nancy Kerrigan, Ben Agosto, Liz Manley and Elvis Stojko perform.7 p.m. Friday at the ShoWare Center, in Kent; $49.50-$125 High-end tickets include 6-7 p.m. dinner.
One in nine Americans works in sales. But if your work requires persuading anyone to do anything — so do you. At least this is what the author of “To Sell Is Human” argues in a 7:30 p.m. Wednesday discussion at Town Hall, Seattle; $5.
‘The Book of Mormon’
This show irreverently lampoons naive but good-hearted young Mormon missionaries sent to a war-torn, AIDS-afflicted African country. Opens 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and continues through Jan. 20 at the Paramount Theatre.
Guest conductor Jun Märkl visits the orchestra to lead performances of Stravinsky’s Suite from “Pulcinella,” Thursday-Saturday. On Thursday and Saturday, pianist HJ Lim is also in the house, playing Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Benaroya Hall, Seattle; $19-$112.
‘Mw [Moment Magnitude]’
Two weeks remain to see the buzzed-about multimedia show at the Frye Art Museum. On the lineup: a free Thursday-evening performance by acclaimed bassist and composer Evan Flory-Barnes. The show ends Jan. 20, 704 Terry Ave., Seattle. Read a review of the show here.