This Week's Critics' Picks

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Masters of Scottish Arts, and a big, wet kiss from Pacific Northwest Ballet.

THURS - DANCE

Dance fans hungry for a taste of Twyla Tharp since her company's electrifying appearance here in 2001 should leap on Pacific Northwest Ballet's "Valentine" program, a mixed bill featuring the choreographer's charming Nine Sinatra Songs. Various times Thurs., Feb. 2–Sun., Feb. 12. $20–$134. McCaw Hall, Seattle Center, 206-441-2424, www.pnb.org. LYNN JACOBSON

THURS - MUSIC

Sandwiched between two appearances by Larry the Cable Guy (recently named the 48th most loathsome person in America by buffalobeast.com), Wilco's Jeff Tweedy does blue-collar better, with an insatiable fan base that proves he's loved, not loathed. 8 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 2. $25–$28.50. Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., 206-467-5510, www.theparamount.com. RACHEL SHIMP

FRI - PERFORMANCE

World-class bagpipers, drummers, fiddlers, and dancers unite for the Masters of Scottish Arts, a rare chance to see these celebrated performers share the same stage. 7:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 3. $20–$30. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., 206-292-ARTS, www.seattlesymphony.org. MARISA MCQUILKEN

 
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