The Week Ahead: Rosanne Cash, Mozart and ‘Trees’
A&E highlights for the week of Feb. 23: Concerts by Rosanne Cash and by Merle Haggard; all-Mozart program at Seattle Symphony; the return of the TV show “The Americans.”
‘Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen’
Hungarian filmmaker György Pálfi (“Hukkle,” “I Am Not Your Friend”) amassed clips from 450 classic films and cut them together in a way that tells the most classic of movie stories: boy meets girl, love ensues, trouble brews, love conquers all. This unique film is both a simple story and a vast love letter to cinema. Now playing at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown, through Thursday. For showtimes, see Page H6. For Seattle Times movie critic Moira Macdonald’s 3.5-star review go to www.seattletimes.com/movies
‘About a Boy’
Based on Nick Hornby’s novel, this TV adaptation comes from writer/producer Jason Katims (“Friday Night Lights,” “Parenthood”), and stars David Walton, Minnie Driver and Benjamin Stockham. The series premiere is at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, on NBC.
Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys return as KGB spies in suburban 1980s Washington, D.C. Season premiere is at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, on FX.
American Brewing Company celebrates its third anniversary on Saturday, March 1, with live music and beer specials. Live entertainment will be on tap from 2-5:30 p.m., brewery will be open from noon-10 p.m. 180 West Dayton St., Edmonds (425-774-1717 or www.americanbrewing.com).
Balkan Night Northwest
The annual celebration of the cultures of Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Romania and their neighbors returns for a third year, with traditional Balkan Mardi Gras, food and dancing. Featured artists will include the party band Bucharest Drinking Team, marching brass-and-drummers Orkestar Zirkonium, traditional Bulgarian musicians Kalin Kirilov and Bulgarite and the folk group Dromeno. 3 p.m. Saturday, March 1, Saint Demetrios Hall, 2100 Boyer Ave. E., Seattle; $10-$25 (www.brownpapertickets.com).
Golf and Travel Show
Plan your next getaway on the links at this exhibition, going on noon-6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 1 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 2, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $5-$14 (www.seattlegolfshow.com).
In her stunning new album that tracks a long overdue homecoming to the South,” The River and the Thread,” Johnny Cash’s famous daughter, a longtime New Yorker, tells her story of taking “ the long way home.” From the dirt-poor house her daddy grew up in to the inspirational vibe of Highway 61 itself, Cash recounts a journey that has sparked some of her best songwriting in years. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle; $32.50-$52.50 (877-784-4849 or www.stgpresents.org).
At 76, craggy-voiced “Hag” is still going strong, with a Grammy telecast appearance last month and a career that spans more than 50 years, from pioneering the raw “Bakersfield sound” in the 1960s to his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1994. Expect early classics such as “(My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers,” “I’m a Lonesome Fugitive” and “Okie From Muskogee” as well as touching, midlife romances like “That’s the Way Love Goes” and “Let’s Chase Each Other Around the Room.” 8 p.m. Saturday, March 1, Emerald Queen Casino, 2024 E. 29th St. Tacoma; $35-$70 (800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com).
Seattle gets a rare visit from veteran mystery author Block, author of the wonderful Bernie Rhodenbarr series and many other books. See him at noon Thursday, Feb. 27, at Seattle Mystery Bookshop, 117 Cherry St., where he will sign three personal copies of his books for each one purchased. His new book, about burglar-bookseller Rhodenbarr, is “The Burglar Who Counted Spoons.” (206-587-5737 or www.seattlemystery.com).
Book-It stages Mary Shelley’s famous horror story about an obsessed young scientist and the monster he creates. This is a new adaptation, by David Quicksall, of the 19th-century novel; Quicksall also directs. Through Sunday, March 9, Center House Theatre, lower level, Seattle Center; $23-$38 (206-216-0833 or www.book-it.org).
Hesperion XXI with Tembembe Ensamble Continuo
Seattle favorites Jordi Savall and his renowned early-music troupe join Tembembe Ensamble, a Mexican folkloric group, and harpist Andrew Lawrence King for an evening of Spanish and South American music. 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $25-$42 (206-325-7066 or earlymusicguild.org).
The orchestra bills this program as “Mainly Mozart,” but actually it’s All Mozart. The orchestra’s conductor laureate, Gerard Schwarz, returns to Benaroya to conduct program of favorites from the brilliant Austrian: Symphonies No. 39, 40 and 41. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 1; Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; tickets start at $19 (206-215-4747 or seattlesymphony.org).
Stephen Stubbs and his well-regarded company bring Bach’s St. John Passion, which depicts the last days of Jesus, to the stage, featuring nine vocal soloists — some of whom have made the Bach Passions their calling. 8 p.m. Saturday, March 1, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2, Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; tickets start at $20 (206-215-4747 or seattlesymphony.org).
Jeffrey Moose Gallery
Seattle pastel and oil painter Barbara Bendetti Newton, Bremerton multimedia artist Darin Clark and Portland surrealist painter Monte Shelton contribute to “Paintings About Trees,” a show of pieces that range from traditional landscapes to actual pieces of wood, painted, mounted and framed, “causing us to consider the internal structure of a once-living thing.” Through May 3, 1333 Fifth Ave., Seattle; (206-467-6951 or jeffreymoosegallery.com).