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Arts and entertainment highlights for the week beginning Nov. 18, 2012
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV, the Seattle Auto Show and Brandi Carlile at Benaroya Hall make the list of things to do in the week of Nov. 18.
'Tales of the Night'
French animator Michel Ocelot has mastered his signature "shadow puppet" style in this visually dazzling series of six fairy tales, each featuring a young hero who must pass crucial tests to achieve an ultimate goal. Now playing at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown. In French, with English subtitles. For Jeff Shannon's three-star review, go to www.seattletimes.com/movies.
'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade'
Kick off your Turkey Day with the annual parade of floats, marching bands and giant balloons (and maybe a visitor from the North Pole) from the streets of New York City. Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker are hosts. 9 a.m. Thursday on NBC.
Mulleady's Irish Pub
It's all the Southern food and whiskey you can consume, as Mulleady's Irish Pub in Magnolia hosts a feast and opens up the good bottles, including the acclaimed Whistlepig rye. Admission of $40 includes all the booze and food. Starts at 6 p.m. Nov. 18, Mulleady's, 3055 21st. Ave. W. (206-283-8843 or www.mulleadyspub.com).
Paratii Craft Bar
How does beer taste when aged? Find out Monday at Paratii bar in Ballard, where sour beers aged in Sangiovese wine barrels can be sampled (4 oz pour) along with a plate of Brazillian Cosido for $17.5463 Leary Ave. NW, Seattle (206 420-7406 or www.paratiicraftbar.com).
Seattle Auto Show
Display of hundreds of new 2013 cars from all major makers, exotic cars, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 18, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $10-$12 ages 12 and younger free with adult (www.seattleautoshow.com).
Seattle's favorite pop-country belter, whose most recent release, "Bear Creek," is a jewel, teams up with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra for three nights. 8 p.m. Nov. 23-25 at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $67-$117 (206-215-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org).
The froggy-voiced blues man draws not just from the Delta and the Piedmont, but from the whole expanse of the African diaspora from North to South America. Taj Mahal makes his annual Thanksgiving appearances at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday-Saturday and at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, 20 and 25. Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $33.50 (206-441-9729 or www.jazzalley.com).
'The Wizard of Oz'
Go off to see the Wizard via this version of the L. Frank Baum story adapted for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Through Jan. 6, 2013, Seattle Children's Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle; $20-$36 (206-441-3322 or sct.org).
'A Christmas Carol'
John Langs directs this classic Dickens tale, with local stage veterans R. Hamilton Wright and Jeff Steitzer alternating in the role of Scrooge and newcomer Leslie Law as Ghost of Christmas Present. Friday-Dec. 30, ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle; $27-$55 (206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org).
Poetry Northwest Fall Social
Poetry, jazz, beer. What could be better? Experience all three at literary magazine Poetry Northwest's fall social — jazz by the Shawn Mickleson Quartet and readings by Julie Larios, Megan Snyder-Camp, Laura McKee, and Kary Wayson. At 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle; free (206-838-6299 or www.nakedcitybrewing.com).
Never ones to shy away from adventure, local artists Amanda Manitach and Ryan Molenkamp experimented with "mutual destruction, elaboration, and collaboration," plus some loud music and adult beverages, and came up with "Nights of Serious Drinking." See their videos, drawings and installations 4 p.m.-midnight Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays through Dec. 8 at Vermillion, 1508 11th Ave., Seattle (206-709-9797 or vermillionseattle.com).
Tacoma Art Museum
Did you know Andy Warhol once proposed adorning the Tacoma Dome with a giant floral painting? In honor of the 30th anniversary of that idea, TAM is displaying more than 100 works by Warhol, including paintings, photographs and screen prints from his "Flower" series. Flower power, indeed. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays (until 8 p.m. Thursdays) through Feb. 10, 2013. Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; $8-$10 (253-272-4258 or tacomaartmuseum.org).