WED–SUN - STAGE

The tart-tongued, Tony Award–winning Dame Edna, a titanic transvestite with more loud gowns than Cher, will sing, counsel couples, and read her

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This Week's Critics' Picks

Dame Edna, ACT's The Pillowman, and Belle and Sebastian top our list.

WED–SUN - STAGE

The tart-tongued, Tony Award–winning Dame Edna, a titanic transvestite with more loud gowns than Cher, will sing, counsel couples, and read her audience's aura at the Moore Theatre. See interview. 1932 Second Ave., 206-628-0888, www.themoore.com. $33.50–$63.50. Various times Wed., March 22–Sun., March 26. TIM APPELO

THURS - STAGE

Ireland's Martin McDonagh is known for his earthy, macabre dramas A Skull in Connemara and The Beauty Queen of Leenane. The Pillowmanappears to be harvested from the same dark potato patch. ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., 206-292-7676, www.acttheatre.org. $10–$54. Various times Tues.–Sun. Opens Thurs., March 23; ends Sun., April 16. LYNN JACOBSON

SUN - MUSIC

We're far from days gone by when Glasgow's Belle & Sebastian played chapels and libraries you could barely secure entry to—and thank heaven, because their recent album, The Life Pursuit (Matador), is the strongest yet. Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., 206-628-0888, www.theparamount.com. $30–$32.50. 8 p.m. Sat., March 25. RACHEL SHIMP

 
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