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March 25, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Mudhoney, Dr. Who, botanical booze, plus 11 other things to do this week




As Bob Seger (who is coming to Tacoma on Friday) once sang, “Rock and roll never forgets.” Mudhoney might agree — the group is marking its 25th anniversary with a new album and a concert at Neumos. You didn’t forget where we last left “Dr. Who,” did you? The time lord and his trusty Tardis return Saturday night on BBCAmerica. And if you’ve seen the documentary “Grey Gardens,” you’ll likely never forget the bizarre story of Big Edie and Little Edie Beale – now on stage as a musical in Seattle. More stuff you might want to remember to make time for:



Seminal grunge group Mudhoney — the band practically everyone in Seattle thought would be the first to break out nationally — celebrates its 25th anniversary with a ninth album, “Vanishing Point” (Sub Pop), a few days before its official April 2 release date. “I’m comin’ back!” promises Steve Turner on the album trailer, and he sounds like he means it. 8 p.m. Saturday, Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., Seattle; $15 advance (

Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band

Detroit rocker Bob Seger, 67, has talked about eventually winding down his career, but according to early reviews of his Rock and Roll Never Forgets Tour, he hasn’t slowed down much. Known for the driving hits “Turn the Page” and “Old Time Rock and Roll,” the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will be joined for his Northwest concert by ex-Eagle Joe Walsh. 8 p.m. Friday at the Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D St., Tacoma; $40-$115 (


‘The Croods’

This colorful, imaginative animated feature – featuring the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener and Ryan Reynolds – follows a Stone Age family forced to leave their cave and venture into the unknown. Now showing at several theaters. For Tom Keogh’s three-star review, go to


‘The Voice’

NBC’s vocal competition is back for a spring edition, along with new judges Shakira and Usher in those twirling chairs. Season premiere 8 p.m. Monday.

Matt Smith as Dr. Who/BBCA

Matt Smith as Dr. Who

Saturday night on BBC America

BBC America has a full night of premieres to keep you home on Saturday night. New episode of “Doctor Who” at 5 p.m. plus the new series “Orphan Black” at 6 p.m. and then the return of Chris Hardwick’s “Nerdist.”


Reverend Nat’s Cider

Sample complimentary hard cider from Reverend Nat’s Cider and chat with its cider maker, Nat West, from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Noble Fir, 5316 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle; (

Washington Cask Beer Festival

One of the biggest beer events of the year is here. About 40 breweries will be showing off their special cask brews at the Washington Cask Beer Festival at two sessions on Saturday: noon-4 p.m. or 6-10 p.m. at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 305 Harrison St., Seattle; $40-$45 (


Bunny Bounce

Zoo animals want Easter treats, too! Come watch gorillas, elephants, grizzlies and more nibble on special Easter baskets lined with flowers, berries and other snacks, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; egg hunts for kids up to age 3, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the picnic shelter near the North Meadow; for ages 3-5 and ages 6-8 on the half-hour, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; included with zoo admission, $8.75-$12.75, ages 2 and younger free (

Amy Stewart

Amy Stewart


Amy Stewart

The author of the entertaining “Flower Confidential” is back with a new book about “the marriage of botany and booze.” Hear her discuss the botany behind alcoholic drinks in “The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks.” 7 p.m. Thursday, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free ( ).


‘Grey Gardens’

The story of Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale and her daughter, formerly well-to-do relations of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy who were found living in a decrepit mansion among cats and garbage, is now on stage in a coproduction of ACT and 5th Avenue theaters. Patti Cohenour and Suzy Hunt star as the Beales. Extended through June 2, ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle;  ( or

‘The Whipping Man’

Taproot Theatre stages the Seattle premiere of Matthew Lopez’s play about a Jewish Confederate soldier who returns home to share an unusual Passover with former slaves. Recommended for ages 16 and up. Friday-April 27, 204 N. 85th St., Seattle; $15-$34 (

Moisture Festival

The annual extravaganza of music/comedy/burlesque/acrobatics and more returns to Seattle’s Broadway Performance Hall and Hale’s Palladium through April 14. Single tickets $10-$25, $75 day pass; ( ). For the full lineup of acts, go to .


Andrey Boreyko

Andrey Boreyko

Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Guest conductor Andrey Boreyko, music director of the National Orchestra of Belgium, will lead the SSO in a program of “water music” — not a reference to Handel’s piece, but to a theme: Liadov’s “The Enchanted Lake”; Giya Kancheli’s “Styx” (with guest violist Maxim Rysanov); and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade,” with its tale of Sinbad and his ship. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 8 p.m. Saturday, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $19-$112 (



“Whether or not these faces are portraits, they all have expressive presence, and that’s the point,” says Prographica gallery director Norman Lundin of “Faces,” the group show now at the gallery. Participating artists include Carol Adelman, David Brody and Kimberly Trowbridge. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays through April 20, 3419 E. Denny Way, Seattle (206-322-3851 or


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