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12 top entertainment picks for the week of Aug. 26-Sept. 2, 2012
Craig Zobel's claustrophobic and unsettling drama focuses on a sick prankster who psychologically manipulates his victims to engage in behaviors so egregious they can scarcely believe they're doing them. Now playing at the Varsity. For showtimes, see Page I5. For Soren Andersen's four-star review, go to www.seattletimes.com/movies.
Summer season finales are everywhere this week, including one for this show about Long Island psychotherapist Dani Santino (Callie Thorne). 10 p.m. Wednesday on USA.
Music at Goose Ridge
Cozy up to the fireplace — or grab a seat on the patio — and raise a glass to the free, live music at the Goose Ridge Winery tasting room in Woodinville. 5-8 p.m. Thursday, 14450 Woodinville Redmond Road N.E., Suite 108 (425-488-0200).
Jane's Addiction, Skrillex, Tony Bennett, Gotye, Mac Miller, Big Sean, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, M83, Best Coast and Rebirth Brass Band are some of the musical headliners at this year's Labor Day blowout. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday-Sept. 3 at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle (for ticket and pass information, go to www.bumbershoot.strangertickets.com).
The reigning queen of the jazz divas has a new album coming out in October: "Glad Rag Doll," a revisitation of old Tin Pan Alley tunes. Verve Records has released the provocative album art, showing Krall having a bit of fun with black lingerie. Krall, who played piano on Paul McCartney's latest album, appears at 7 p.m. Sept. 1 at Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14111 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville; $49.50-$99.50 (425-415-3300 or www.ste-michelle.com).
The Northwest's raspy, jazzy, guitar-playing singer-songwriter roots-rocker presents his annual three-day bash at the Gorge, with the Avett Brothers and Allen Stone. 6 p.m. Friday-Sept. 2, Gorge Amphitheatre, George, Grant County; $48.50 and $75 (800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com).
A new family production from Teatro ZinZanni featuring kid-rock group Recess Monkey and performers from Teatro's dinner performances. Preshow carnival starts at 10 a.m., when the lobby opens. 11 a.m. Saturdays through Sept. 23, Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St., Seattle; $19-$22 (206-802-0015 or dreams.zinzanni.org/intents).
Olympic Music Festival
The festival wraps up in the coming weekend, and the final program includes Brahms' Variations on a Theme of Hadyn, Ravel's La Valse, Stravinsky's "Petrushka" and Bernstein's "West Side Story" suite. 2 p.m. Sept. 1-2, Olympic Music Festival barn, 7360 Center Road, Quilcene, Jefferson County; $18-$30 (800-838-3006 or www.olympicmusicfestival.org).
The author, a Seattle resident, discusses and signs the 27th installment in her Bed & Breakfast mystery series, "The Wurst Is Yet To Come." 7 p.m. Wednesday, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center, Kirkland; free (425-828-6546).
The popular local author discusses his latest book, "The Bartender's Tale." 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Eagle Harbor Book Co., 157 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island; free (206-842-5332 or www.eagleharborbooks.com).
Art in the Garden
The third annual sculpture and garden-art show featuring work by 25 Northwest artists blooms in Bellevue Botanical Garden today. Placed around the garden are ornaments, benches and lighting, bird baths and large-scale sculptures. Free; proceeds from sales benefit the garden. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today, 12001 Main St., Bellevue (425-452-2750 or www.bellevueartinthegarden.com).
The Seattle photographer's beautifully illuminated and composed images of warehouses, grain elevators and rail junctions are on show in "Artificial Daylight." Ugly during the day, or at least unremarkable, his subjects become eerily fascinating at night, when he photographs them using only existing light. 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Sept. 9, Blindfold Gallery, 1718 E. Olive Way, Suite A, Seattle (206-328-5100 or www.blindfoldgallery.com).
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