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A way to keep up with Seattle theaters, concert halls, galleries, museums and other fine-arts events.

March 4, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Dogs, bikes and 12 other things to do this week

Stefan Musu, top, and Lukas Matla perform during the artistic cycling show during the Seattle Bicycle Expo in 2011/Erika Shultz, The Seattle Times

Stefan Musu, top, and Lukas Matla perform during the artistic cycling show during the Seattle Bicycle Expo in 2011/Erika Shultz, The Seattle Times


Things that have “Seattle” written all over them, happening this week: a social-issue documentary, a dog show, a bike expo and an art-museum party. Plus more:


‘A Place at the Table’

Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush’s moving documentary about hunger in the U.S. will haunt you long after the film is over. While using shocking statistics and facts, it wisely focuses on people, leaving you angry at how a country so rich could let so many fall through the cracks. Now playing at the Varsity. For Seattle Times movie critic Moira Macdconald’s 3½-star review, go to www.seattletimes.com/movies.


‘LA Shrinks’

This new reality show follows a “life consultant,” a psychologist and a “relationship therapist” in the Los Angeles area. Series premiere, 10 p.m. Monday on Bravo.

‘Fashion Star’

This competition series featuring mentors Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and John Varvatos, and host Louise Roe, is back for a second season. 8 p.m. Friday on NBC.


Pyramid Alehouse sampler

Pyramid Alehouse offers unlimited samples of 10 new beers for $20. Proceeds go to the American Heart Association. 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, 1201 First Ave. S., Seattle (www.pyramidheartmonth.eventbrite.com).

Toss Like a Boss

Who’s the best pizza tosser in town? Ballard Pizza Company holds a pizza-dough tossing contest to coronate the master tosser. Competitors will be judged on speed, style, height of their toss and best looking pie. Proceeds go to charity of winner’s choice. Noon-3 p.m. March 10, 5107 Ballard Ave. NW., Seattle; $20 suggested donation for pizza/salad (www.ballardpizzacompany.com).


Seattle Kennel Club Dog Show

Competition in conformation, agility, rally and obedience, performance events, plus vendors, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and March 10, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $7-$14 (www.seattlekennelclub.org).

Seattle Bike Expo

Cascade Bicycle Club event featuring 250 exhibits, activities and vendors, food court, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mar

ch 10, Smith Cove

Cruise Terminal, Seattle; $10, ages 16 and younger free (shop.cascade.org/content/events/expo).


Alicia Keys

What’s left, after you sing your hit at the presidential inauguration and the national anthem at the Super Bowl? Well, there’s always the rest of the world, says R&B star Alicia Keys, who brings her “Set the World On Fire” show to Seattle this month. Celebrating the November release of her album, “Girl on Fire,” with its explosive title track, Keys is on the road with up-and-coming soul singer Miguel. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, WaMu Theater, Seattle; $46.50-$107 (www.ticketmaster.com).


Stephen Greenblatt

Author discusses his 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Swerve: How the World Became Modern” and “Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare.” 7:30 p.m. Monday, Benaroya Hall (S. Mark Taper Forum), Seattle; $5-$70 (www.lectures.org).


Seattle Repertory Theatre

David Saint directs David Lindsay-Abaire’s much-produced “Good People,” about a single mother trying to claw her way up in our hard economic times. Friday-March 31, Seattle Repertory Theatre,; $12-$65 (www.seattlerep.org).


Khatia Buniatishvili

The 25-year-old Georgian pianist makes her Seattle debut with a program that will include Chopin’s Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35 (“Funeral March”), Ravel’s La Valse and the Schubert/Liszt Three Lieder. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Meany Hall, University of Washington, Seattle; $20-$39 (www.uwworldseries.org).

The Tudor Choir

Candlelight and contemplation are the themes of the choir’s “The Tudors: A Lenten Musical Journey through 16th-century England,” which will include works by Robert White, Thomas Tallis and John Sheppard, and a setting of Stabat mater dolorosa by John Browne. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Blessed Sacrament Church, 5041 Ninth Ave., Seattle; $20-$30 (www.tudorchoir.org).


SAM Remix

Seattle Art Museum’s standing-room-only quarterly party returns to celebrate the current exhibitions, “Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London,” and “European Masters: The Treasures of Seattle.” This time around, expect dancing and DJs; performances by The Atomic Bombshells, Seattle Shakespeare Company and Baroque musicians Linda Tsatsanis and Nathan Whittaker; Highly Opinionated Tours; and crafting, including drawing live models, designing wigs and fashioning a “pictorial pin.” 8 p.m.-midnight Friday, SAM, $12-$25; first 50 at the door wearing feathers get in free (www.seattleartmuseum.org/remix).

Museum of Flight

Paintings and drawings depicting the Tuskegee Airmen, America’s first black military pilots, are now on view at Museum of Flight in Seattle through May 12. “Red Tails, Silver Wings: Paintings of Tuskegee Airmen” comprises 28 paintings and 15 drawings by Chris Hopkins, a commercial illustrator and artist based in the Northwest. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; $10-$18 (www.museumofflight.org).


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