The Week Ahead: Blackberry fest, Bumbershoot, Aboriginal art
The week of Aug. 24 is full of music: Bumbershoot, Jack White, and Soundgarden/Nine Inch Nails.
‘To Be Takei’
Jennifer Kroot’s inspirational documentary boldly goes into the complicated journey of George Takei (aka Sulu on “Star Trek”), covering his ability to endure the Japanese-American internment camps and years of pretending to be heterosexual. Now playing at SIFF Cinema Uptown.
It’s the end of the line for Sookie and all her supernatural pals as this series comes to a close. 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, on HBO.
‘The Primetime Emmy Awards’
Seth Meyers hosts the 66th annual celebration of television. 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, on NBC.
Celebrate Little Saigon
Enjoy Vietnamese culture, food and community with entertainment, carnival games, cream puff and pho-eating contests. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, 12th Avenue and South Jackson Street, Seattle (friendsoflittlesaigon.org).
The 25th Annual Blackberry Festival features entertainment, kid activities, food vendors, beer garden, blackberry wine, arts and crafts vendors. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 30, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, Aug 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 1. Louis Mentor Boardwalk, Bremerton (blackberryfestival.org).
Yes, they were just here about a year ago, but apparently the Northwest merits two stops on their “History of the Eagles” tour, a two-year affair celebrating the release of the excellent documentary of the same title. Like the film, the concert traces the history of this fabled California band, which has sold more 150 million records. 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, at the Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D St., Tacoma; $39-$189 (800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com).
Touring behind his hugely successful post-White Stripes album “Lazaretto,” hard-rocking White is riding high with both critics and the public. His album debuted on No. 1, was the top selling vinyl album of 2012 and netted five Grammy nominations. 7:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 25-26, at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle; $45.75 (877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org).
Soundgarden, Nine Inch Nails
This first-time co-headlining tour promises to be as sizzling as it is dark, with Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails and Chris Cornell of Soundgarden on the same bill. That’s a lot of firepower on a spectrum running from industrial electronics to progressive hard rock. Soundgarden has been on a roll since the June rerelease of its era-defining album, “Superunknown.” In July, Reznor said this will be the last NIN tour “for a long time.” This may be just the show to catch. 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at White River Amphitheatre, 40601 Auburn Enumclaw Road, Auburn; $45-$480 (800-745-3000 or ).
STAGEright Theatre presents David Bridel’s play, which tells the true story of Italy’s first traveling theater troupe. The actors, including the bewitching Isabella, brought commedia dell’arte to the masses — as well as to the attention of the king and the pope. Through Saturday, Aug. 30, The Ballard Underground, 2220 NW Market St., Seattle; $15-$20 (800-838-3006 or seattlestageright.org).
Olympic Music Festival
The ninth weekend of the casual, rural fest concludes Sunday (Aug. 24) with “Beethoven: The Final Years,” featuring the charmingly nicknamed Piano Trio in G major (“Kakadu” Variations), Op. 121a. (“Kakadu” is German for “cockatoo.”) But don’t let the name fool you — the Kakadu is notable for the hallmarks of the composer in his late, mature period. 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Sunday, Sept. 7, OMF Center, 7360 Center Road, Quilcene; $18-$33 (360-732-4800 or olympicmusicfestival.org).
If you didn’t get enough of an Aboriginal art fix during the Seattle Art Museum exhibition, you can get a little more to tide you over at ArtXchange. ArtXchange, in conjunction with an Australian gallery, is presenting “Mythscapes,” paintings by established and new Aboriginal artists. Subjects range from the gathering of food to epic stories to abstract views of the artists’ tribal lands. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays — Saturdays through Saturday, Nov. 22, 512 First Ave. S., Seattle; (206-839-0377 or artxchange.org).