The Week Ahead:
Seattle Home Show, Tractor’s 20th anniversary, love letters, and Robert Gates highlight week ahead.
Director Sebastián Lelio’s quiet, achingly real Chilean film is about an ordinary, middle-aged divorcee (played by Paulina García) with an extraordinary resilience for navigating life’s twists and turns. Now playing at several theaters. For showtimes, see Page H8. For Seattle Times movie critic Moira Macdonald’s 3.5-star review, go to www.seattletimes.com/movies.
In the season finale, the final four contestants (Penn Jilette, Tiffany, Herschel Walker and Florence Hnderson) must prepare a three-course dinner on a cruise ship. 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, on the Food Network.
Stoneburner in Ballard rolls out “Meatball Monday,” starting Feb. 10, when you get a choice of pastas, sauces and a “monster meatball” for $10. You can pair it with a $5 glass of wine or a $15 carafe. The deal runs from 5-10 p.m. every Monday at 5214 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-695-2051 or stoneburnerseattle.com).
Seattle Home Show
Inspiration for that next project might be found among the show’s home and garden displays, seminars, and model kitchens and baths. Arts and antique appraiser Dr. Lori will appear. Saturday, Feb. 15-Sunday, Feb. 23; hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, noon to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 1000 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $3-$12 (425-467-0960 or ).
National Parks free days
Admission is waived at all national parks Saturday, Feb. 15-Monday, Feb. 17, and yes, that includes Olympic and Mount Rainier national parks (nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm).
The Las Vegas band is touring in support of its platinum-selling album, “Night Visions,” and recently performed with rapper Kendrick Lamar at the Grammy Awards and on Saturday Night Live. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, KeyArena, 305 Harrison St., Seattle; $25.50-$45.50 (800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com).
Tractor’s 20th Anniversary
The Tractor’s 20th Anniversary celebration features veteran grunge rockers Mudhoney with Unnatural Helpers and Tomb of Ligeia. 9 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15, The Tractor, 5213 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle; $16 (206-789-3599 or tractortavern.com).
The Seattle author and University of Washington professor discusses his recent books, “How Literature Saved My Life” and his biography “Salinger.” 3 p.m. Sunday Feb. 9, Eagle Harbor Book Co., 157 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island; free (206-842-5332 or www.eagleharborbooks.com).
The Man Booker Prize-winning author discusses “The Guts,” sequel to 1987’s “The Commitments.” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., Seattle; free (206-634-3400 or www.ubookstore.com).
Former Secretary of Defense discusses memoir “Duty.” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $5 (206-652-4255 or www.townhallseattle.org).
Host Paul Morgan Stetler and other local actors will read love letters from famous figures such as Henry Miller, Frida Kahlo, Elizabeth Taylor and Henry VIII in this program, subtitled “With or Without You — Letters of Loving, Longing, and Leaving.” Those are subjects Liz and King Henry knew a lot about. 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds; $25 (425-275-9595 or edmondscenterforthearts.org) and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle; $10-$20 (206-292-7676 or acttheatre.org).
The King’s Singers
The Grammy-winning British vocalists return to Seattle with a program celebrating the works of Renaissance composer Josquin des Prez, as well as des Prez’s contemporary Jean Richafort and 20th-century composer Maurice Duruflé. 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $20-$42 (206-325-7066 or www.earlymusicguild.org).
‘Made in Seattle’
Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Andrew Bartee collaborates with rising Seattle choreographer Kate Wallich and her company, The YC, in “Super Eagle,” an evening-length work that examines “tragic love through mesmerizing duets and ultraphysical form.” 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, through Sunday, Feb. 16, Velocity Dance Center, 1621 12th Ave., Seattle; $15-$25 (206-326-8773 or velocitydancecenter.org).
The Eastside’s annual dance festival assembles local talents (including Spectrum Dance Theater, the Stone Dance Collective, PNB’s Price Suddarth) as well as out-of-town guests Grand Rapids Ballet, Ballet Arkansas and featured artist Adam Barruch Dance. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, Theatre at Meydenbauer, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue; $15-$28 (800-838-3006 or chopshopdance.org ).
Fans of the corvid family of birds — or of the artwork done by Northwest Coast Natives — will flock to “Thinking of Raven,” a show of glass, prints, jewelry and metalworks that explore the role of the raven in Northwest Coast mythology, and what makes this clever figure enduring and popular. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, until 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through Friday, Feb. 28, 125 South Jackson St., Seattle; (206-405-4040 or stoningtongallery.com).