Thursday, August 21, 2014 1:40 PM
I’ve never been a great admirer of Robert Rodriguez. Like Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese and Jean-Luc Godard, the 46-year-old, Texas-born filmmaker is a self-taught “student of cinema,” a one-man crew.
  • I’ve never been a great admirer of Robert Rodriguez. Like Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese and Jean-Luc Godard, the 46-year-old, Texas-born filmmaker is a self-taught “student of cinema,” a one-man crew. 
  • Liquor license updates and information for Queen Anne and Magnolia. 
  • The Steve Griggs Ensemble will perform “A Cup of Joe Brazil,” a program of original music and narration about jazz saxophonist Joe Brazil, in a free concert at the Queen Anne Library on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 2 p.m. 
  • Based on the book by Gayle Forman, R.J Cutler’s “If I Stay” is really two movies in one. The first is about the blossoming love between a shy cello player and a cool, leather jacket-wearing hunk in a rock band. 
  • QA author Daheim brings mysteries closer to home
    Local author Mary Daheim has just published “Clam Wake,” bringing her total to more than 60 books. She writes at night in her Queen Anne home and includes the essence of the neighborhood in one of her series. 
  • Check out our calendar for free community events in Queen Anne and Magnolia. 
  • Motorcycle riders from all over the Northwest will meet in SODO at Seattle Fire Department Station No. 14 and ride through Downtown Seattle on Fourth Avenue to KeyArena for the third-annual Union Ride & Charity Rally. 
  • Viking Days takes over the Nordic Heritage Museum (3014 N.W. 67th St.) this weekend, with events happening from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17. 
  • “The Expendables 3” is surprisingly watchable. Considering the picture was preceded by two lackluster installments, I’d say that’s the highest praise a movie called “The Expendables 3” can get. 
  • Directed by Phillip Noyce and based on the children’s dystopian future book by Lois Lowry, “The Giver” is set in a society where everything is the same. 
  • Liquor license applications for Queen Anne and Magnolia. 
  • Seattle Parks and Recreation invites pups to paddle in the Helene Madison Pool (13401 Meridian Ave. N.) from 1 to 3 p.m., on Sunday, Aug. 17. 
  • Father James (Brendan Gleeson) sits in the confession stall at his church. All is dark, except for a patch of golden light that illuminates his face. 
  • Bringing screen icons back to life
    For people in the entertainment industry, a lot of time can be spent just looking for work. So Magnolia's Jessica Martin and Queen Anne's John Ulman connected to create their own work in a project they’re calling “Screen Icons.” 
  • Carr to read from first novel at QA Library
    Queen Anne’s Susan Carr will read and sing songs from her debut novel, “The Ballad of Desiree,” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 23 at the Queen Anne Library. 
  • Ready for cruisin’
    About 40 special-interest cars participated in the Magnolia Car Show’s cruise on Friday, Aug. 8 — some from as far away as Tacoma and Stanwood, Wash. 
  • Seattle Repertory Theatre and the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, with the support of the Seattle Office for Civil Rights and 4Culture, have come together to produce a forum on Artistic Freedom & Artistic Responsibility. 
  • Charlotte Tiencken, managing director of the Seattle Center-based Book-It Repertory Theatre has resigned to take a position teaching arts-management courses at the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C., her hometown. 
  • KING-FM celebrates Seattle Opera’s Jenkins
    Speight Jenkins is leaving the helm as general director of Seattle Opera after 31 years, but not without a month-long goodbye on Classical KING-FM 98.1. 
  • Magnolia-based Balagan Theatre (2820 Thorndyke Ave. W.) has announced the appointment of new executive director Danielle Franich, effective July 21. 
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