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The Week Ahead: Daffodil Parade, Sven Birkerts, and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings


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MOVIES

‘Ernest & Celestine’

This funny, lovely French-Belgian film about the forbidden friendship between a bear and a mouse won France’s César Award for Best Animated Feature and was recently nominated for an Oscar (it lost to “Frozen”). The vocal cast for the film’s American release includes Forest Whitaker, Mackenzie Foy, Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H. Macy, Megan Mullally and Jeffrey Wright. Now playing at Seven Gables. For showtimes, see Page I9. For Tom Keogh’s 3.5-star review, go to seattletimes.com/movies.

TV

‘How I Met Your Mother’

This long-running comedy comes to a close with an hourlong episode. 8 p.m. Monday, March 31, on CBS.

‘The Mindy Project’

The funny comedy starring Mindy Kaling returns with an hourlong “spring premiere” after a bit of a hiatus. 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, on Fox.

FOOD

Lloyd Martin

For April Fools’ Day, Lloyd Martin restaurant in upper Queen Anne will become a pop-up — Chicharron Mexican. This one-day-only venue will serve tacos ($9-$14) and ceviche ($12) from 4 p.m. to10 p.m. Tuesday. 1525 Queen Anne Ave. N. (206-420-7602 or lloydmartinseattle.com).

E. Smith anniversary

E. Smith Mercantile, a Pioneer Square boutique-bar hybrid, celebrates its anniversary from 4 p.m. to11 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at 208 First Ave S. (206-641-7250 or esmithmercantile.com).

FESTIVALS, COMMUNITY

World Rhythm Festival

Get in the groove from 10.am. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 5, and Sunday, April 6, by soaking up world music performances, workshops and programs for all ages. A Saturday Night Dance Party runs from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. A drum circle closing ceremony starts at 6 p.m., Sunday at the Seattle Center Armory. (206-684-7200 or swps.org).

Daffodil Festival Parade

Floats decorated with thousands of daffodils, marching bands, will be featured at the annual Daffodil Festival on Saturday, April 5, in four locations: downtown Tacoma, 10:15 a.m.; Puyallup, 12:45 p.m.; Sumner, 2:30 p.m.; Orting, 5 p.m. (thedaffodilfestival.org).

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

They’re back ... For the entire month of April, tulip fields will be in bloom. Dates vary, however, so check the website for update. Mount Vernon, La Conner and surrounding area (tulipfestival.org).

POP MUSIC

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

“Give the People What They Want,” the title of this sizzling band’s most recent album, tells it like it is, as they say. Even cancer couldn’t keep lead singer Jones down last year, as she and her funky, crackerjack band continue to be the world’s favorite soul music bar band. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, April 2-3 at the Showbox, 1426 First Ave., Seattle; $29.50-$31.50 (888-929-7849 or showboxonline.com).

David Sanborn and Joey DeFrancesco

With more soul than a cemetery at midnight, this band will get your foot tapping and your blood pumping, thanks to Sanborn’s unmistakable, keening alto saxophone and DeFrancesco’s galloping Hammond B-3 organ. Philadelphia drummer Byron Landham rounds out this popping trio. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, April 3-6 and 9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 4-5. Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $30.50 (206-441-9729 or jazzalley.com).

LITERARY EVENTS

Jess Walter, Sherman Alexie, Lucia Perillo

This sounds like a can’t miss event: a Short Stories Live event with Walter, Spokane author of novels including “Beautiful Ruins;” author, poet and filmmaker Alexie, author of “Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories;” prizewinning Olympia poet Perillo, author of “Luck is Luck: Poems.” 2 p.m. Sunday, March 30, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $10-$15 (206-652-4255 or www.townhallseattle.org).

Sven Birkerts

The acclaimed essayist (“The Gutenberg Elegies,” “The Other Walk”) and literary critic is the featured author at the “Word Works: Writers on Writing” series with author of “The Gutenberg Elegies” and “The Other Walk.” 7 p.m. Friday, April 4, Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave., Seattle; $8-$10 (206-322-7030 or www.hugohouse.org).

THEATER

‘Seattle Vice’

Creators Mark Siano and Opal Peachey beckon audiences back to the 1960s, when “Seattle’s corrupt city hall had an ‘anything goes’ attitude.” It’s based on Rick Anderson’s 2010 book, “Seattle Vice: Strippers, Prostitution, Dirty Money, and Crooked Cops in the Emerald City.” Racy stuff! Through April 19, ACT, 700 Union St., Seattle; $20-$35; 21 and older only (206-292-7676 or ).

CLASSICAL MUSIC

Seattle Symphony

Those who fall into the “love” camp regarding “Carmina Burana” will have the chance to pitch their tents at Benaroya Hall, as the orchestra, three soloists, Northwest Boychoir and SSO Chorale present Orff’s work in all its glory. It’s a turn of Fortune’s wheel for SSO associate conductor Stilian Kirov; he’ll step in to cover for formerly announced guest conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos. Also on the bill: Haydn’s “Military” Symphony. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3; 8 p.m. Saturday, April 5; and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6, tickets start at $19 (206-215-4747 or seattlesymphony.org).

DANCE

Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève

The Swiss dance company, whose historical roots go back more than a century, makes its Seattle debut with Israeli choreographer Emanuel Gat’s evening-length “Preludes et Fugues.” In keeping with a practice Meany director Michelle Witt is actively encouraging, Seattle pianist Brooks Tran provides live accompaniment. 8 p.m. Thursday, April 3, through Saturday April 5, Meany Hall, University of Washington, Seattle; $39-$44 (206-543-4880 or uwworldseries.org).

BOOST Dance Festival

This two-weekend showcase for Seattle dance and choreographic talent is now in its fifth year, with a different lineup both weekends. Weekend Two, with work by Iyun Harrison and Catherine Cabeen, looks particularly appealing, but there’s sure to be some rising talent making an impression both weekends. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 4-5, and April 11-12, Erickson Theatre, 1524 Harvard Ave., Seattle; $20 (800-838-3006 or brownpapertickets.com).

VISUAL ARTS

Henry Art Gallery

Anne Fenton is the winner of the current Brink Award, awarded biennially to an artist in Washington, Oregon or British Columbia; you can check out her work, described as favoring “a collaborative, organic, process-oriented approach to art making” at the Henry, which will acquire a Fenton piece as part of the award. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays-Sundays, until 9 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 4100 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; (206-543-2280 or www.henryart.org).



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