The Week Ahead: ‘The Lion King,’ Lake Street Dive
For the week of March 9: St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Irish Festival, talented Lake Street Dive performs, “The Lion King” roars again.
‘Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse’
Director Brian Lindstrom’s documentary details one man’s struggles with schizophrenia and examines his arrest by Portland police that ended in tragedy. Now playing at Northwest Film Forum. For showtimes, see Page H7. For Jeff Albertson’s four-star review, go to seattletimes.com/movies.
A new drama about a 10-year-old with special powers stars Johnny Sequoyah, Delroy Lindo and Jake McLaughlin. Series premiere, 10 p.m. Monday, March 10, on NBC.
Are you ready for another season of Gordon Ramsay yelling at a new set of cocky chefs-in-training? Ready or not, here they come. Season premiere, 8 p.m. Thursday, March 13, on Fox.
Triple Door Cocktail Contest
The Triple Door launches its cocktail contest this month. Patrons can buy cocktails for only $8 and help decide which drinks stay on the menu. Every week this month, bartenders will create a drink based on an assigned liquor. This week (March 10-16) it’s gin. 216 Union St., Seattle (206-838-4333 or thetripledoor.net).
St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Irish Festival
Everyone is Irish during this weekend of fun. The annual Irish parade starts at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Fourth Avenue and Jefferson Street in Seattle (irishclub.org); Irish Festival is noon-6 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, March 16, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).
Vogue Knitting Live Seattle
Needles up! This event features classes, a yarn marketplace, fiber art gallery, and fashion shows Friday-Sunday, March 14-16, Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue; $20-$599 (vogueknittinglive.com).
Lake Street Dive
This ridiculously infectious boy-girl-boy-girl quartet, which toiled in obscurity for nearly a decade, pulled in more than a million views of its minimalist YouTube cover of the Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back.” Since appearing on a Manhattan spinoff show associated with the Coen Brothers film “Inside Llewyn Davis,” the disarming folk-cum-soul group has played on “The Colbert Report,” “The Late Show with David Letterman” and released a dynamite second album, “Bad Self Portraits.” With sultry lead singer Rachael Price up front and bassist Bridget Kearney holding down the low end, this unusual group is clearly about to pop. 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 at the Neptune Theatre, 1303 N.E. 45th St., Seattle.; $18-$20 (877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org).
The grandly sizzling New Orleans funk band might be a little tuckered out after its Mardi Gras gig at Tipitina’s in the Crescent City, but Seattle fans will surely buoy up the boys. And if not, locomotive drummer Stanton Moore will make the good times roll. 9 p.m. Thursday, March 13 at the Showbox, 1426 First Ave., Seattle; $26.50-$31 (888-929-7849 or showboxonline.com).
Daniel James Brown
The Redmond author discusses “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Olympics,” about the 1936 UW Huskies crew team. 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, Covington Library, 27100 164th Ave. S.E., Covington; free (206-630-8761 or kcls.org).
The author and diplomat discusses his book “The Bargain from the Bazaar: A Family’s Day of Reckoning in Lahore,” about the effect of the war on terror on one middle-class Pakistani family. At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $5 (206-652-4255 or townhallseattle.org).
‘The Boy at the Edge of Everything’
Seattle Children’s Theatre presents the premiere of Australian playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer’s story of an overscheduled boy and his journey to “the edge of everything and nothing.” Through Sunday, April 6, SCT, Seattle Center; $20-$36 (206-441-3322 or sct.org).
‘The Lion King’
After its Tony-winning debut in 1998, Disney’s “The Lion King” stage show is still going strong. It returns to Seattle, with its Elton John/Tim Rice score intact, Wednesday, March 12-Sunday, April 6, Paramount Theatre; 911 Pine St., Seattle; tickets start at $65 (877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org).
The nontraditional foursome will present two shows in one night — an early show, comprising music by University of Washington faculty composers (and guests the Six Tones), and a later one, of improvised music with the Cuong Vu Trio and other UW folk. 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday, March 15, Meany Studio Theatre, UW, Seattle; $25 each or $35 for both (206-543-4880 or uwworldseries.org).
Travis Brass of the Band of the Golden West
Based at Travis Air Force Base in California, this troupe plays marches, jazz, ragtime and even pop tunes as part of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West. See Travis Brass for free at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, Seattle. Although the concert is free, tickets are required; pick them up at the Benaroya ticket office (206-215-4747 or seattlesymphony.org).
Seattle Symphony Chamber Series
The dynamic pianist William Wolfram sits in with a group of SSO musicians for an afternoon of chamber music by Dvorak, Poulenc, Shostakovich and Britten. 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, Seattle; $39 (206-215-4747 or seattlesymphony.org).