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January 14, 2013 at 10:56 AM

20 Buck Shuck, plus 12 things to do this week


(“My Heart Crashed” by Bobbie Burgers)

This is a week of events for the senses — fun things to see (a show of beautiful florals at Foster White, a TV show about Carrie Bradshaw’s early years), to hear (Seattle Opera’s “Cinderella”) and even to taste (oysters at Bastille).


‘Rust and Bone’

Director Jacques Audiard’s gritty French tale about a drifter (Matthias Schoenearts) and a fiercely independent whale trainer (Marion Cotillard) becomes, beyond anyone’s expectation, a love story. Now playing at the Harvard Exit. For showtimes, see Page H7. For Seattle Times movie reviewer Moira Macdonald’s 3½-star review, go here.


‘The Carrie Diaries’

A new series that looks at the life of “Sex and the City’s” Carrie Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb) as she starts her junior year of high school. Series premiere, 8 p.m. Monday on the CW.


20 Buck Shuck

Bastille Café & Bar kicks off 20 Buck Shuck on Monday, featuring a variety of oysters (a dozen for $20) from 4:30-10 p.m. nightly through Thursday. Includes Mignonette and other condiments; there’s also $6 sparking wine specials. 5307 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle.


Lady Gaga

The outrageous pop star/fashion queen/gay-rights advocate kicks off the North American leg of her “Born This Way Ball” tour at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D St., Tacoma; tickets here.

Rickie Lee Jones

The gauzy singer-songwriter with the slippery delivery, who spent part of her childhood in Tacoma and lives there now, offers samples from last fall’s penetrating album, “The Devil You Know,” which features new takes on classics such as Neil Young’s “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” and The Band’s “The Weight.” 7:30 p.m. Friday-Jan. 20 at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle.



We can thank Miklos Laszlo for the rom-coms “The Shop Around the Corner” (1940) and “You’ve Got Mail” (1998). In his play, which those are based on, two young folk squabble as they go about their work in a Budapest perfume shop, while secretly carrying out correspondence with pen pals they’ve never met … or have they? See a staged reading of the play at 7 p.m. Monday at Stage One Theatre on the North Seattle Community College campus. Admission to the reading, by the Endangered Species Project, is free but donations are welcome.

‘American Buffalo’

Wilson Milam directs David Mamet’s fast-paced, big-talking drama about a coin collection heist that goes awry. (This being Mamet, expect R-rated dialogue.) Through Feb. 3, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St., Seattle.



This lively staging of Rossini’s retelling of the fairy tale is given a touch of whimsy by director Joan Font, founder of Spanish-artist collective Els Comediants. The cast features mezzo-soprano Daniela Pini as Angelina, in her Seattle debut. Through Jan. 26, Seattle Opera, McCaw Hall, 301 Mercer St., Seattle. Read a review here.

SSO: Baroque and Wine

English conductor/harpsichordist/organist Matthew Halls will guest-conduct a program of Bach and Telemann (plus Rameau and Handel) for two nights in the SSO’s popular music-and-wine series. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; Wine-tasting will be available in the lobby from 6:30-7:45 p.m., $10 for four pours. Tickets here.


Catherine Cabeen and Company

“Fire!” — the latest piece by Seattle dancer-choreographer Catherine Cabeen — takes its inspiration from the work of New Realist artist Niki de Saint Phalle, best known for her “shooting paintings” in which she fired bullets through paint containers on a canvas to colorful, if violent, effect. Expect grace, invention and some nicely biting wit. 8 p.m. Thursday-Jan. 20, On the Boards, 100 W. Roy St., Seattle.

Whim W’Him

In a program titled “Crave More,” the Seattle dance troupe serves up two pieces by artistic director Olivier Wevers and two by guest choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (one a world premiere). 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 7 p.m. Jan. 20, Intiman Theatre, 201 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets here.


Kenneth Callahan

A founder of the Northwest School, Callahan (1905-1986) didn’t let being fired from Seattle Art Museum in 1952 slow him down. The Spokane-born abstractionist continued to work from his riverside studio in Snohomish County, racking up honors and accolades and commissions. This show is a selection of paintings and drawings from the 1940s to the 1980s, that have never been exhibited or offered for sale. Through Feb. 8 at Woodside/Braseth Gallery, 2101 Ninth Ave., Seattle.

Foster/White Gallery

Winter is a good time to take a mental vacation amid Bobbie Burgers’ big, bright, mesmerizing floral paintings. The Vancouver, B.C., artist studied in Aix-en-Provence, France, and “returns often to recapture the life, light and spirit of Provence,” according to the gallery. The textures and colors are day-brighteners, for sure. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through Jan. 26, 220 Third Ave. S., Suite 100, Seattle. Read a review of the show here.



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