The slide into fall is speeding up: Seahawks flags are sprouting on cars and, this being an unpredictable convergence zone, rain gear might rear its head soon. Collected here is some change-of-seasons fun: the Washington State Fair, some music and some musical theater.
1 Washington State Fair
Through Sept. 22, Washington State Fair Events Center, Puyallup; $9-$12.50, www.thefair.com
The name has changed but you can still “Do the Puyallup” with all the traditional trimmings: concerts, rides, food, 4-H animals, exhibits and a rodeo.
2 The Eagles
8 p.m. Wednesday, KeyArena, Seattle, $49-$189, www.ticketmaster.com
On the heels of a stunning new documentary, “History of the Eagles,” the golden-voiced Southern California folk-rock-country band still sounds like a “Tequila Sunrise” makes you feel. Another “history” reference in this tour: coming along is the long-lost Bernie Leadon, a founding Eagle who left the band in 1975.
3 Jonathan Raban
7 p.m., Thursday, Seattle Central Library, free, www.spl.org
The acclaimed Seattle-based novelist and essayist discusses his collection of travel writing and commentary, “Driving Home: An American Journey,” new in paperback, at the big library downtown.
4 'Les Miserables'
Friday-Sept. 28, Erickson Theatre, 1524 Harvard Ave., Seattle; $5-$30, www.balagantheatre.org
Broadway actor Louis Hobson, now Balagan Theatre’s artistic
director, plays the hunted, haunted Jean Valjean in the company’s “intimate, immersive production” of the hit musical. The production also stars local operatic voice Michael Dunlap as Javert. Jake Groshong directs.
5 KISW 99.9 FM Pain in the Grass
Friday-Saturday, Gorge Amphitheatre, George, Grant County; $59.50-$65 single day, $99.90-$110 both days, www.ticketmaster.com
Hard rock lives! Alice in Chains, Jane’s Addiction, Avenged Sevenfold, plus Coheed and Cambria, Volbeat and many others at this end-of-summer bash.
6 TV choices
‘Luther,’ 7 p.m. Tuesday, BBC America; ‘Hot in Cleveland,’ 10 p.m. Wednesday, TVLand
Intense drama, intense nostalgia: You can partake of both this
week thanks to the return of the cop drama “Luther,” starring the terrific Idris Elba, on Tuesday, and the “Mary Tyler Moore” reunion on “Hot in Cleveland,” which will bring together Moore, Cloris Leachman, Georgia Engel and Valerie Harper (diagnosed with brain cancer in January, sadly). Betty White, another “Moore” alum, is one of the stars of “Cleveland.”