This Week's Critics' Picks

We gotta have Lang Lang, Savion Glover, and Edward P. Jones.

Sat - Classical

Rock-star pianist Lang Lang helps glam up the Seattle Symphony's Opening Night Gala. Dinner, drinks, and dancing are available if you want to make a night of it. (See box, p. 72.) Benaroya Hall, Third Avenue and Union Street, 206-215-4747, www.seattle symphony.org. Concert only, $26–$90; gala packages $150–$5,000. 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 16. GAVIN BORCHERT

Sat–Sun – Dance

Whether your thing is music or dance, you'll get a charge out of tapper Savion Glover, the master of three-dimensional rhythm. (See box, p. 71.) Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., 206-628- 0888, www.themoore.com. $30–$55. 8 p.m. Sat., Sept. 16, and 3 p.m. Sun., Sept. 17. LYNN JACOBSON

Mon – Books

Edward P. Jones won almost every major lit prize in America for his quietly eviscerating novel The Known World. Tonight he reads short stories from the new All Aunt Hagar's Children. (See review, p. 75.) Seattle Public Library (Microsoft Auditorium), 1000 Fourth Ave., 206-386-4636, www.spl.org. Free. 7 p.m. Mon., Sept. 18. JONATHAN KAUFFMAN

 
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