This Week's Critics' Picks

Superman Returns, Sonic Youth, and Seattle Chamber Music Fest get our money.

WED - MOVIE

In theaters this weekend, Superman Returns, with an upright agenda, disarming modesty, and bullet-defying blue eyes. The latest comic-book movie has no sex and no swearing but plenty of action to satisfy summer-movie fans. (See critic Brian Miller's review,) Opens in several theaters Wed., June 28. Rated PG-13. LYNN JACOBSON

FRI - MUSIC

2004's Sonic Nurse was the best offering fromSonic Youth in years, and their new album, Rather Ripped, is rather awesome, too. Stripped down, melodic, and vocal, the up-tempo new songs might make the Moore feel like CBGB. Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., 206-443-1744, www.theparamount.com. $25. 8 p.m. Fri., June 30. RACHEL SHIMP

MON - CLASSICAL

Fourteen July concerts at Seattle's Lakeside School, another six at Redmond's Overlake School in August, with repertory ranging from Bach to Gubaidulina (plus some compositions by the performers themselves)—it's the 25th Seattle Chamber Music Festival. Info: 206-283-8808, www.seattlechambermusic.org. $16–$38. July 3–Aug. 11. GAVIN BORCHERT

 
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