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Eat bugs at Burke Museum, and get heavy at M.I.A. Gallery
The week of Sept. 15, 2013: The Bug Chef serves up edible insects at Burke Museum. Frank Marshall’s “Renegades” brings heavy-metal culture to M.I.A. Gallery. Oktoberfest is a drink away in Fremont and Monroe.
Seattle filmmaker Lynn Shelton’s latest comedy-drama features an all-star indie cast, including Rosemarie DeWitt as a burnt-out massage therapist and Josh Pais as her repressed dentist brother. Scenes are played for quiet laughs and considerable sympathy, closing with a sense of healing. Now playing at the Harvard Exit. For showtimes, see Page I5. For John Hartl’s three-star review, go to seattletimes.com/movies.
A new modern-day twist on the classic Washington Irving story of Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) and the Headless Horseman. Series premiere, 9 p.m. Monday on Fox.
‘The Mindy Project’
Mindy Kaling’s clever working-girl comedy returns for a second season. The season premiere features guest star James Franco, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday on Fox.
‘Survivor: Blood vs. Water’
For the 27th edition of this reality competition, 20 castaways will be competing against their loved ones and other returning players. Season premiere, 8 p.m. Wednesday on CBS.
Join author and naturalist David George Gordon, aka The Bug Chef, as he serves cricket kebabs, wax-moth flan and grasshopper pizza. Burke Museum on the University of Washington campus, at 17th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 45th Street, Seattle; $5 (burkemuseum.org).
Punch Funk Love
One of the best young bars in Seattle, Rumba celebrates its first year with a party with live music, $5 drinks and food specials. Starts at 4 p.m. Monday, 1112 Pike St. (206-583-7177 or rumbaonpike.com).
Usher in fall with this annual celebration in the center of the universe, featuring a beer-tasting garden, music, kids’ activities, vendors, Dogtoberfest and Texas Chainsaw Pumpkin Carving; Friday-Sept. 22, Fremont neighborhood, Seattle; $20-$40 ( fremontoktoberfest.com).
For the northenders, Monroe rolls out a Festhalle Biergarten with traditional German beers, food, music and games, Family Fest Zone and Kinderhaus, Friday-Sunday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds; free until 3 p.m. Friday, then $10 Friday-Saturday, $5 Sunday ( oktoberfestmonroe.com).
Wait, are we in Florida? This Auburn fest will include a reptile show, games and inflatable toys; craft and food vendors; dedication of the new Cedar Hall with free pancake breakfast; and a Gator Gait 5K fun run. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Green River Community College, 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn (253-833-9111 or greenriver.edu/gatorfest).
The Julie Ruin
The Julie Ruin takes its name from Olympia rocker grrrl Kathleen Hanna’s 1997 solo album. More than a decade later, Hanna has gotten around to forming the band she’d planned, with Bikini Kill bandmate Kathi Wilcox (bass), Kenny Mellman (keyboards), Carmine Covelli (drums) and Sara Landeau (guitar). Notices of the group’s first-ever tour suggest it is no nostalgia act, but solidly rooted in the present. 8 p.m. Sunday at Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., Seattle; $15 advance (206-709-9442 or neumos.com).
In her new autobiography, Linda Ronstadt says New Orleans falsetto specialist Aaron Neville is her favorite singer of all time — props from precious quarters! She also points out that Neville’s transcendent high wail may be traceable to a French Creole classical tradition. Neville’s here two nights as part of the Triple Door’s 10th anniversary celebration. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Triple Door, 216 Union St., Seattle; $70-$90 (206-838-4333 or thetripledoor.net).
You’ll have two chances to meet the author of “Dissident Gardens” on Thursday; 1 p.m., Ravenna Third Place Books, 6504 20th Ave. N.E., Seattle; $35, includes lunch and a copy of the book; reservations required (206-525-2347 or ravenna.thirdplacebooks.com) ; he’ll be at Seattle Central Library at 7 p.m.; free (206-386-4636 or spl.org).
Argentinian director Arias leads nonactors in “El año an que nací” (“The year I was born”), a wrenching series of stories told from the point of view of people born between 1973 and 1989 — the dictatorship of Chilean Gen. Augusto Pinochet. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Sept. 22, On the Boards, 100 W. Roy St., Seattle; $12-$25 (206-217-9888 or ontheboards.org).
Money and love collide in Thornton Wilder’s comedy about widowed marriage broker Dolly Levi and the wealthy gent she’s trying to help. Scott Nolte directs. Previews Wednesday-Thursday, runs Friday-Oct 19, Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St., Seattle; (206-781-9707 or taproottheatre.org).
The venturesome choral group presents “AEONIA: At the door to eternity,” featuring works by Esoterics composer-in-residence Donald Skirvin and pieces by the winners of “POLYPHONOS,” the group’s annual choral-composition competition. Concerts 8 p.m. Saturday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 732 18th Ave. E., Seattle; and 2 p.m. Sept. 22, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 4142 42nd Ave. S.W., Seattle; $12-$20 ( theesoterics.org). Free open dress rehearsal 7 p.m. Friday, Queen Anne Christian Church, 1316 Third Ave. W., Seattle.
The Seattle dance troupe’s new piece, “Tale of Ten Green,” is inspired by the fight of Brazil’s Awa tribe to maintain its land and independence in an area of the Amazon jungle threatened by logging. DASSdance members plan to transform Washington Hall into “a lush forest canopy” where they’ll perform in acrobatic “all-terrain” style. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave., Seattle; $15-$20 (800-838-3006 or brownpapertickets.com).
‘The Dream of the Golden Clown’
The China National Acrobatic Troupe melds Chinese classical dance and contemporary acrobatics in this tale of a young acrobat pursuing a big prize — the famous Golden Clown Award. “The Dream of the Golden Clown” was written and directed by Seattle-based Hengda Li, of the American Asian Performing Arts Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, McCaw Hall, Seattle; $30-$110 (800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com).
Z.Z. Wei: ‘Journey’
The Seattle painter best known for his Eastern Washington landscapes turns to new locales in his latest show. “Seattle Garage,” for instance, nicely captures how some of our city streets seem just to drop into a void, while “Alaska Series III” highlights the fragile look of a fishing boat in dry dock against a vast coastal setting. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Sept. 30, Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 1225 Second Ave., Seattle (206-223-0273 or rovzargallery.com).
Frank Marshall: ‘Renegades’
If you’ve been missing out on the heavy-metal scene in Botswana, this is your chance to catch up. South African photographer Frank Marshall’s images — some in color, some black and white — portray heavy-metal fans whose extravagant fashion sense looks like something out of “Mad Max.” This is handsome, authoritative work, inspired by a most unlikely subculture. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Fridays, through Oct. 2, M.I.A. Gallery, 1203 Second Ave., Suite A, Seattle (206-467-4927 or m-i-a-gallery.com).