The Week Ahead: Opening Day, Hilary Hahn and derby party
Opening day of boating season, Hilary Hahn, Alonzo King LINES Ballet and a Kentucky Derby party are among the arts and entertainment highlights in Seattle, the week of April 27, 2014.
Director Frank Pavich’s engrossing documentary spotlights filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky and his efforts to bring his vision of Frank Herbert’s 1965 science-fiction novel “Dune” to the big screen in the early ’70s. Jodorowsky proves a mesmerizing presence as he talks about what’s been called “the greatest movie never made.” Now playing at several theaters. For showtimes, see Page H6. For Soren Andersen’s four-star review, go to seattletimes.com/movies.
The grisly crime thriller starring Kevin Bacon ends second season. 9 p.m. Monday, April 28, on Fox.
‘Pioneers of Television’
This episode of the series explores breakthroughs of minority television actors. 8 p.m. Tuesday on KCTS.
Kentucky Derby Party
Polish your two-tone wing tips. It’s Kentucky Derby time. Sip on a Mint Julep or a Kentucky Smash, as Daniel’s Broiler in Bellevue throws a buffet from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 10500 N.E. Eighth St. $65/meal (425-990-6310 or schwartzbros.com).
The Windermere Cup crew races, including competitors from the University of Washington, Great Britain National Team, Cornell and Dartmouth, begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 3. A parade of decorated boats with “Toys Ahoy” theme to celebrate the opening of boating season, starts at noon in the Montake Cut from Portage Bay to Webster Point (seattleyachtclub.org).
Camlann Medieval Village May Festival
Wander back in time and check out a reproduction of a 14th-century English village, games, maypole dancing, minstrels, sheepshearing and authentic medieval crafts including blacksmithing and longbow archery, from noon-5 p.m., Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, May 4. It’s all at Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $6-$10 (425-788-8624 or camlann.org).
The two-time Grammy-winning, sludge-metal men from Atlanta promise material from coming album, “Once More Round the Sun.” 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 28 at the Showbox SoDo, 1700 First Ave. S., Seattle; $25-$30 (800-745-3000 or showboxonline.com).
One of most lyrical and creative pianists in jazz previews his upcoming CD, “Floating,” with a trio featuring John Hebert (bass) and Eric McPherson (drums). 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, April 29-30 at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $24.50 (206-441-9729 or jazzalley.com).
The fifth inaugural poet (he read at Obama’s most recent inauguration) and featured “Seattle Reads” author has two events on Sunday, April 27, at the High Point and Beacon Hill branches of Seattle Public Library; Monday at the Central branch; and Tuesday at the Northeast branch. For times, addresses and more information go to spl.org or call 206-386-4636.
Holocaust Remembrance Day speakers include Laskin, author of “The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century.“ At 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at Kane Hall on the University of Washington campus; free (206-774-2201 or go to www.wsherc.org).
Author discusses “The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast.” 7 p.m. Friday, May 2, Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle; free (206-624-6600 or elliottbaybook.com).
‘A Room with a View’
E.M. Forster certainly knew his turn-of-the-century tourists. His novel about Brits on holiday and their return to everyday life in England became a wildly popular movie and is now a stage musical at the 5th Avenue, starring Louis Hobson and Laura Griffith. David Armstrong directs. Through Sunday, May 11, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle; $29-$70 (206-625-1900 or 5thavenue.org).
McCabe/Larionoff Duo’s ‘The Beethoven Project’
Pianist Robin McCabe, a University of Washington professor of music, and violinist Maria Larionoff, former concertmaster for the Seattle Symphony, wrap up their 3-concert series with three Beethoven violin sonatas, including the mighty “Kreutzer” sonata. 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, Brechemin Auditorium, University of Washington, Seattle, $15 cash/check at the door (206-685-8384 or music.washington.edu). Preview lecture by Stephen Rumph at 1:30 p.m.
The 32-year-old violinist’s passion for works old and new has made her a favorite with audiences around the world. She returns to Seattle with a program of Mozart, Schoenberg, Schubert and Telemann, as well as works by Richard Barrett and Anton Garcia Abril. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, Meany Hall, University of Washington, Seattle; $63-$68 (206-543-4880 or uwworldseries.org).
Alonzo King LINES Ballet
San Francisco dance troupe brings three works to Meany Hall, one of them, “Rasa,” set to a score performed live by renowned percussionist Zakir Hussain. “Concerto for Two Violins” (set to the music of Bach) and “Writing Ground” (inspired by the work of author Colum McCann) round out the program. 8 p.m. May 1-3, Meany Hall, University of Washington, Seattle; $44-$49 (206-543-4880 or uwworldseries.org).
‘Persistent Work: Images of History and Industry on Salmon Bay and Lake Union’
In honor of National Preservation Month (May), 4Culture presents work by Seattle-based architectural photographer Abby Inpanbutr, who has documented small businesses that carry on traditional maritime work on the city’s waterfront. Her images show workers and the work they do at Pacific Fishermen Shipyard; George Broom’s Sons; Bakketun & Thomas Boat Company; Fishing Vessel Owners’ Marine Ways; and Ballard Oil, all in Salmon Bay; and Jensen’s Motorboat Company at Portage Bay. (Ironically, George Broom’s Sons historic building has demolished since she shot it.) Show runs May 1-May 29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays at Gallery4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Place S., Seattle (206-296-8677 or 4C ulture.org).