The week ahead: Arts and entertainment highlights for the week beginning Oct. 28
The Seattle Times' weekly list of arts and entertainment highlights includes the film "Wake in Fright," a hard cider tasting that's also a fundraiser, a concert by indie duo Matt & Kim and the opening of "Antony and Cleopatra" at Seattle Shakespeare Company.
'Wake in Fright'
A gorgeous digital restoration has rescued Ted Kotcheff's 1971 drama from almost-certain disintegration. Several decades later, the film — starring Gary Bond as a schoolteacher stuck in the outback — still chills. Now playing at SIFF Cinema at the Film Center. For showtimes, see Page H5. For John Hartl's 3 ½-star review, go to www.seattletimes.com/movies
Food & Drink
Hard Cider Tasting for City Fruit
Alpenfire Organic Hard Cider, Finnriver Farm & Cidery, Snowdrift Cider Co. and Tieton Cider Works will be pour their products to benefit City Fruit's produce-harvest program for the needy. 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Olson Kundig Architects, 406 Occidental Ave., Seattle; $25 for five pours (cityfruit.org).
Cultural Crossroads Festival
Enjoy ethnic music and dance from around the world at this three-day multicultural celebration. There will also be exhibits, kids' activities and an international bazaar featuring imported and handcrafted gifts. 5-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 4, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue (425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com).
Matt & Kim
The Brooklyn-based indie-dance duo bring their DIY attitude to town at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Neptune Theatre, 1303 N.E. 45th St., Seattle; $22-$25 (877-784-4849 or www.stgpresents.org).
'Antony and Cleopatra'
Revisit the ultimate political power couple in Shakespeare's tragedy, directed by John Langs and featuring Hans Altwies (did anyone catch him on the Oct. 19 episode of NBC's "Grimm"?) and Amy Thone in the lead roles. Friday-Nov. 18, Seattle Center Playhouse, 201 Mercer St., Seattle; $30-$40 (206-733-8222 or www.seattleshakespeare.org).
Local writers Yussef El Guindi and Stephanie Timm bring the sacred Hindu epic of love, familial duty and adventure to the stage. Through Nov. 11 at ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle; $15-$55 (206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org).
Music director Stephen Rogers Radcliffe and the orchestra kick off their season with an afternoon of Mozart, Dvorak and Niels Gade ("Echoes of Ossian"). 2 p.m. Sunday, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $15-$20 (800-838-3000 or www.brownpapertickets.com).
The charismatic French pianist brings a glowing program to town: Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 8; Liszt's Sonata in B Minor; Berg's Sonata No. 1 and Bartok's Romanian Dances. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Meany Hall, University of Washington, Seattle; $20-$44 (206-543-4880 or uwworldseries.org).
Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Guest conductor Neeme Järvi will lead the orchestra and guest violinist Arabella Steinbacher in an all-Russian program of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and Suite from "The Snow Maiden" and Prokofiev's Sixth Symphony. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, noon Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $19-$112 (206-215-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org).
Spectrum Dance Theater
Donald Byrd, marking his 10th anniversary as Spectrum's artistic director, has revived "Theater of Needless Talents," his homage to artists who perished in the Holocaust. (After the hometown engagement, the production will tour to Oklahoma and Tennessee.) 6 p.m. Sunday, Spectrum Dance Studio Theater, 800 Lake Washington Blvd., Seattle; $20-$25 (206-325-4161 or www.spectrumdance.org).
The Episcopal bishop, author and a leading exponent of gay rights and gay marriage, discusses "God Believes in Love: Straight Talk About Gay Marriage" Monday at Town Hall. 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $5 (206-652-4255 or www.townhallseattle.org).
"Uneasy Landscapes" is a 25-year survey of prints, drawings and sculptures by the Seattle artist, who uses "landscapes, skinscapes, bedscapes and star maps" to show how the body is the primary maker of identity, and how illness, aging and disability affect that view of the self. Opens Friday. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 15, Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market St., Kirkland; (425-822-7161 or www.kirklandartscenter.org).
Columbia City Gallery
The gallery is hosting its seventh annual exhibit, featuring the work of 39 regional artists selected from more than 400 submissions. Sculpture, mixed media, photography, painting — it's all here. Noon-8 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Nov. 11, 4864 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; (206-760-9843 or www.columbiacitygallery.com).