The Two of Us, Harry Potter, and Brandi Carlile

Fri - Film

Director Claude Berri plumbed his own childhood experiences as a Jew hiding in the French countryside in his lovely 1967 film, The Two of Us, in which the lad's unlikely protector starts out as an anti-Semitic grump (Michel Simon, pictured). Fri., July 15–Thurs., July 21. $6–$9. Varsity, 4329 University Way N.E., 206-781-5755, www.landmarktheaters.com. BRIAN MILLER

Sat - Books

Since every bookstore on the planet will be mobbed by 10-year-olds coveting Harry Potter and the Halfblood Prince this weekend, we suggest you stay home and amuse yourself with the author's Web site, www.jkrowling.com. Included are the latest Potter rumors (all shot down by J.K. Rowling) and outtakes (edits) from various books in the series. LYNN JACOBSON

Sat - Music

Chris Isaak (who wrote the beautiful, bleak lost-love song "Wicked Game") is the Summer Nights headliner,but the one to watch is Brandi Carlile, whose twangy pop, like Isaak's, is at its best when it's dark. 8 p.m. Sat., July 16. $50. South Lake Union Park, Terry Avenue North and Valley Street, 206-628-0888, www.summernights.org. See story. NEAL SCHINDLER

 
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