So it’s gonna rain this weekend. What do we care? Fall is a great time for indoor arts and entertainment events. Here’s a short list of top picks for the weekend — but it’s not comprehensive. If you have other happenings to suggest to fellow readers, please add them in the comments thread.
1 'Secondhand Lions'
Through Oct. 6, 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle; $29-$99.75 (206-625-1900 or 5thavenuetheatre.org).
The 5th Avenue Theatre unveils its next candidate for Broadway this weekend — a musical adaptation of a sweet 2003 coming-of-age movie starring Robert Duvall, Michael Caine and Haley Joel Osment. Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson attended the opening last night; check back here later on Friday for a link to her review. It runs through Oct. 6.
2 'Air Twyla'
Through Oct. 6, McCaw Hall, Seattle Center; $28-$174 (206-441-2424 or pnb.org).
Twyla Tharp is one of the world’s greatest living dancemakers and she’s premiering a new work this weekend and next with Pacific Northwest Ballet. The early buzz on the dance, “Waiting at the Station,” is very, very good. Also on the program: “Nine Sinatra Songs,” again by Tharp, who is in residence at PNB this year. Read a related story by Seattle Times arts writer Moira Macdonald to learn more.
3 KUBE Haunted House
Friday-Saturday this weekend, and more dates through Nov. 2, 5000 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $13-$28 (www.kube93.com/pages/haunted_house.html).
Cue the screaming: KUBE’s haunted house, in a creepy part of Sodo/Georgetown, is back. On Flashlight Nights, groups of five to eight people enter “the morgue” with a single flashlight. Good luck!
3201 First Ave. S., Seattle (206-403-1228 or www.gastropodsodo.com).
If you’re one of the (hungry) masses heading down to Sodo this weekend for a game or the haunted house, check out the new pub in the neighborhood, Gastropod. Seattle Times reviewer Providence Cicero says it’s a cut above the usual.
5 'Enough Said'
92 minutes. Rated PG-13 for sexual content, some thematic material, and brief language. Several theaters.
One of the best movies of the weekend appears to be “Enough Said,” starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the late, great James Gandolfini in one of his final screen roles. Seattle Times movie critic Moira Macdonald calls it a “smart, funny, snappy romantic comedy for grown ups.”
6 Mavis Staples
8 p.m. Friday, The Moore Theatre, Seattle, $37.50 (206-682-1414 or stgpresents.org).
Blues great Mavis Staples is one surefire way to brighten up a rainy weekend.