Sip margaritas at Mezcaleria Oaxaca; pick up some books
The week of Oct. 6-12, 2013: Celebrate Mezcaleria Oaxaca’s second anniversary with margaritas. Pick up something to read at a book fair at Seattle Center. And Salman Rushdie discusses “Joseph Anton” at Town Hall Seattle.
Alfonso Cuarón’s compelling drama follows an astronaut (played by Sandra Bullock, in a cosmic tour de force) who gets lost in space after an unexpected shower of debris destroys the shuttle she’s on. With dwindling oxygen, she must desperately figure out how to return to Earth, and to home. Now playing at several theaters. For showtimes, see Page H8. For Seattle Times movie critic Moira Macdonald’s four-star review, go to seattletimes.com/movies.
‘The Tomorrow People’
This new series follows “a generation of humans with paranormal abilities” and stars Robbie Amell and Mark Pellegrino. Series premiere, 9 p.m. Wednesday on the CW.
‘Once Upon a Time in Wonderland’
A spinoff of the network’s “Once Upon a Time” follows Alice (Sophie Lowe) down the rabbit hole. Series premiere, 8 p.m. Thursday on ABC.
The stellar restaurant Mezcaleria Oaxaca in upper Queen Anne celebrates its second anniversary this week with $6 top-shelf margaritas and complimentary bar snacks with orders on mescal flights and shots. Specials run Monday through Saturday, 2123 Queen Anne Ave. N. (206-216-4446 or mezcaleriaoaxaca.com).
Kelsey Creek Farm Fair
Ride on out to the farm for a day of heritage demonstrations, farm animals, tractor-pulled wagon rides, pony rides, a pumpkin patch and food, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Kelsey Creek Farm Park, 410 130th Place S.E., Bellevue; free admission, charge for some activities (425-452-7688 or farmerjayne.com).
Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair
Need more books? Sure you do. Swing by this sale of rare books, prints, maps and photos, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 13, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall; $5 ( seattlebookfair.com).
Composer, trumpeter, record-label director, producer, artist-in-residence (at London’s Royal Academy of Music), the indefatigable Douglas is a moving target whose mercurial work continues to evolve — sometimes, it seems, on a daily basis. Possessed of a fluid, immediately identifiable style that gracefully melts avant-garde textures and whimsical quirks into rugged swing, Douglas appears on the Earshot Jazz Festival with his current quintet: Jon Irabagon (tenor saxophone), Bobby Avey (piano), Linda Oh (bass) and Rudy Royston (drums). 8 p.m. Saturday, Poncho Concert Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, 710 E. Roy St., Seattle; $11-$22 (206-547-6763 or earshot.org).
By the time this Brooklyn punk-pop duo — Alexis Krauss (vocals) and Derek Edward Miller (guitar) — hits town, its third album, “Bitter Rivals,” will be on the street. The band’s previous album, “Reign of Terror,” nudged the Top 10 and established the group as indie darlings with legs. 9 p.m. Saturday at Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., Seattle; $24-$26 (888-929-7849 or showboxonline.com).
The acclaimed author discusses “Joseph Anton,” a memoir of his time under threat of execution by the Ayatollah Khomeini. 7:30 p.m. Monday, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $30 (206-652-4255 or townhallseattle.org).
‘Servant of Two Masters’
Truffaldino, determined to get twice the wages and twice the dinners he’s entitled to, finds out the hard (and hilarious) way that’s no easy task in this 18th-century comedy. Christopher Bayes directs this most modern version. Through Oct. 20, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Center; $15-$80 (206-443-2222 or seattlerep.org).
Russian Chamber Music Foundation
Now in its sixth year, the RCMF presents its annual “Autumn Evenings” concert, featuring violinist Yury Revich, cellist Serafim Smigelskiy and pianist Natalya Ageyeva in a program that includes works by Arensky, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky. 5 p.m. Oct. 13, Benaroya Hall (Nordstrom Recital Hall), 200 University St., Seattle; $13-$28 (425-829-1345 or russianchambermusic.org).
Guest conductor Andrew Manze and pianist Simone Dinnerstein will be on hand for two concerts featuring Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23, bookended by era-spanning works by Purcell and Williams. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Saturday, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; tickets start at $19 (206-215-4747 or seattlesymphony.org).
UW Chamber Dance
Hannah Wiley’s vital project, rescuing dance classics and re-creating them with as much fidelity as possible, returns to Meany Hall. This program, titled “In Gender,” explores the confusions and insights that emerge from blurring gender boundaries. It features work by choreographers Doris Humphrey , Twyla Tharp, Zvi Gotheiner and Doug Varone. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Oct. 13., Meany Hall, University of Washington, Seattle; $10-$22 (206-543-4880 or meany.org).
Kravis, a co-founder of Seattle’s d9 dance collective who now divides her time between Seattle, New York and France, brings her latest work, “the quartet,” to On the Boards. Her description of the piece: “a cult, an essence, a machine, a snowflake, a Utopia and a quotation mark.” 8 p.m. Thursday-Oct. 13, On the Boards, 100 W. Roy St., Seattle; $20 (206-217-9888 or ontheboards.org).
Patricia Rovzar Gallery
Painter Tyson Grumm’s parade of realist surrealism has marched into the Rovzar Gallery for “Near Side,” an exhibition inspired by “The Far Side” comic strip. Grumm captures landscapes and interior spaces with painterly precision, but lets some odd creatures wander in. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Oct. 31, 1225 Second Ave., Seattle; (206-223-0273 or rovzargallery.com).
Museum of Glass
Two things Northwesterners like come together in the 10th annual MOG Bird-lovers’ Weekend: birds and fine glassblowing. Visitors can take in the exhibit “The Enduring Birds of iittala,” featuring works from the Finnish glass factory (sadly, slated to close next year), as well as demos from iittala glassblowers; visits from Port Defiance Zoo birds; and a Bird-lovers’ Brunch. Exhibit continues through Jan. 12, 2014; special events are Saturday-Oct. 13. MOG, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma; $5-$12 (866-468-7386 or ).