Washington State Fair in Puyallup, the Eagles highlight post-Bumbershoot week
If you think Labor Day and Bumbershoot mark the end of fun and festivities in the region, think again. The Washington State Fair, where you can still “Do the Puyallup,” starts up Friday. Meanwhile, the Eagles bring their golden voices to KeyArena on Wednesday.
Writer-director Wong Kar-wai has made a martial-arts movie that is truly a work of art. It’s a picture of staggering beauty based on the life of Ip Man, a kung fu legend (played by Tony Leung) who late in life trained the young Bruce Lee. Now playing at several theaters. For showtimes, see Page H5. For Soren Andersen’s 3½-star review, go to www.seattletimes.com/movies
Idris Elba returns as the titular detective for a third season of this British police drama. Season premiere, 7 p.m. Tuesday on BBC America.
‘Hot in Cleveland’
A mini “Mary Tyler Moore Show” reunion, with guests Moore, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman and Georgia Engel joining series star Betty White on this sitcom. 10 p.m. Wednesday on TVLand.
Funnyman Ross Matthews gets his own talk show. Series premiere, 10 p.m. Friday on E!
Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival
This annual community event, in its 48th year, features family entertainment, food vendors, a parade and a “pirate adventure” — 3 p.m. to midnight Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Lighthouse tours are offered from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Mukilteo Lighthouse Park, Mukilteo (425-353-5516 or www.mukilteolighthousefestival.com).
Puget Sound Bird Fest
This annual Edmonds event celebrates birds and nature with guided walks, exhibits, speakers and vendors. Friday through Sunday at various locations in Edmonds; advance registration and fees for some workshops and events (425-771-0227 or www.pugetsoundbirdfest.org).
Washington State Fair
The name has changed but you can still “Do the Puyallup” starting Friday through Sept. 22, with concerts, rides, food, 4-H animals, exhibits and a rodeo. Friday’s launch includes a Western Parade and Cattle Drive down Meridian Street at 10 a.m., with equestrian drill teams, draft horses, military marching bands and cowboys on horseback. Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $9-$12.50; Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday, 10 a. m.-11 p.m. (opening Friday 9 a.m.-11 p.m.); Saturday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; prefair discounts available; free admission with canned-food donation 9 a.m.-noon this Friday; (253-841-5045 or www.thefair.com).
Bumbershoot’s not the only game in town this week, especially with bands like the Eagles stopping by. 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. The quartet serenades Seattle at 8 p.m. Wednesday at KeyArena, Seattle Center; $49-$189 (800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com).
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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. Friday and Saturday at the Gorge Amphitheatre, George, Grant County; $59.50-$65 single day, $99.90-$110 both days (800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com).
The Washington State Fair — formerly known as the Puyallup Fair — has the usual lineup of great country acts this year. Trace Adkins, whose most recent album “Love Will ...” rose to No. 6 on the country charts, kicks up some dust with his roughneck, “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” style at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Rodeo Arena, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $40, standing-room only, in the dirt; includes fair admission (888-559-3247 or www.thefair.com).
The acclaimed Seattle-based novelist and essayist discusses his collection of travel writing and commentary, “Driving Home: An American Journey,” new in paperback. 7 p.m., Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-386-4636 or www.spl.org).
The Seattle premiere of Will Eno’s modern-day take on “Our Town” promises to explore “how the imponderable mysteries of the universe reveal themselves through the apparently everyday lives and relationships of ordinary people in an ordinary place.” John Langs directs. Thursday-Sept. 29, ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle; tickets start at $41 (206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.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. Friday-Sept. 28, Erickson Theatre, 1524 Harvard Ave., Seattle; $5-$30 (206-329-1050 or www.balagantheatre.org).
Olympic Music Festival
The festival wraps up today (Sept. 1) with a program of Debussy (Preludes, Book II) and Beethoven (String Quartet in E-flat Major Op. 127). Barn opens at 1 p.m., concert starts at 2 p.m., Olympic Music Festival Barn, 7360 Center Road, Quilcene, Jefferson County; $18-$30 (800-838-3006 or www.olympicmusicfestival.org).
Lisa Harris Gallery
Think of “Double Dozen” as a visual conversation: 12 Harris Gallery artists have selected 12 guest artists who piqued their interest, and each pairing is represented by works shown side-by-side and a statement from the gallery artist. Duos include Thomas Wood and FishBoy; Kent Lovelace and Marc Bohne; and Christopher Harris and Kathryn Abarbanel. Show runs Thursday-Sept. 30. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, 1922 Pike Place, Seattle (206-443-3315 or www.lisaharrisgallery.com).
Seattle Asian Art Museum
Portraits and still lifes by Chinese painter Liu Xiadong have settled in for a long visit at SAAM. Liu, 50, focuses on everyday life in his work; his “Hometown Boy” series documents a visit to his birthplace for the first time in decades — and his new status as an “outsider.” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays (until 9 p.m. Thursdays) through June 29, 2014, SAAM, 1400 E. Prospect St.; $5-$7 (206-654-3100 or www.seattleartmuseum.org).