Here comes the rain again, as Annie Lennox once sang. (Youngsters: She and Dave Stewart sold oh, about 75 million records as the Eurythmics.) No need to feel soggy; here are some things to do — Earshot, good TV, Margaret Atwood and classical music — in between dodging drops.
1 Keith Jarrett/Earshot Jazz Festival
8 p.m. Tuesday at Benaroya Hall, Seattle; $30-$125, seattlesymphony.org
Earshot continues through Nov. 17 at various venues, earshot.org
The 25th annual Earshot Jazz Festival stretches to seven weeks this year, and opens with a bang: the creative pianist Keith Jarrett will appear with Gary Peacock (bass) and Jack DeJohnette (drums). Jarrett played on Miles Davis’ seminal 1969 “Bitches Brew” album, and went on to become known for his spontaneous solo piano concerts.
2 'Scandal' returns
10 p.m. Thursday, ABC
This involving drama returns for a third season and finds the gladiators at Pope & Associates, led by queen fixer Olivia Pope, coping with last season’s big revelation. Keep this in mind, “Scandal” fans: ABC plans a split-season schedule for their dramas for 2013-14, meaning “Scandal” will go on winter hiatus through the holidays and January 2014, then will return in February.
3 Margaret Atwood
7:30 p.m. Friday, Town Hall Seattle, $5
The acclaimed Canadian author of novels, what she calls “speculative” fiction and essays discusses the conclusion to her dystopian trilogy, “MaddAddam.” (The first two were “Oryx and Crake” and “The Year of the Flood.”) You can read a review of “MaddAddam” here.
4 Seattle Symphony
7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Oct. 6, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $19-$112, seattlesymphony.org
Guest conductor Thomas Dausgaard leads the orchestra through Schubert’s magnificent Symphony No. 9 in C major (called “The Great” for good reason) and Beethoven’s splendid Triple Concerto, with Alina Pogostkina (violin), Andreas Brantelid (cello) and Christian Ihle Hadland (piano) as soloists. Those three may not be household names, but it’s hard to go wrong with a program like this.
5 Issaquah Salmon Festival
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, downtown Issaquah, salmondays.org
Celebrate friends with fins, starting with a parade at 10 a.m. Saturday on Gilman Boulevard; the two-day fest continues with salmon-hatchery exhibits, arts-and-crafts vendors, kids’ area, music and entertainment on five stages. And, lace up your shoes: The Run With The Fishes 5K starts 9 a.m. Saturday.
6 AXIS Dance Company
8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Meany Hall, University of Washington, Seattle; $39-$44, uwworldseries.org
The Oakland-based dance troupe, composed of performers both with and without disabilities, makes its Seattle debut. Expect precarious wheelchair balancing and acrobatic derring-do.