Pick List: Foo Fighters, ‘WW1 America,’ Kim Brooks

The week’s best entertainment options.


Erin Jorgensen’s closing her delicious “Bach and Pancakes” concert series combining Bach’s six cello suites, played beautifully on marimba, followed by breakfast hot off the griddle. Woodland Theater. Suggested donation $5–$10. Noon, Sun., Sept. 2.


Kim Brooks Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear examines how parenting became 24/7 surveillance—and how the policing of parenting became yet another way for America’s justice system to racially discriminate. She’ll discuss her book with SW alumna Claire Dederer. Elliott Bay Book Company, elliottbaybook.com. Free. 7 p.m. Tues., Sept. 4.


In anticipation of the 100th Armistice Day, the Museum of History & Industry’s exhibit “WW1 America” examines “the rapid growth of our industrial economy, the militarization of the Puget Sound, the rise of the women’s movement, the battle over civil rights, the specter of anti­-immigrant paranoia, the devastating public-health challenges of the Spanish flu, and the post­war labor struggles that culminated in the Seattle General Strike of 1919.” Through Feb. 10. Museum of History and Industry, mohai.org. $16–$20. Opens Sat., Sept. 1.


As counterintuitive as it sounds, Foo Fighters might love rock and roll too much. Dave Grohl is such a reverent mark for the history of the genre that it occasionally distracts from the Foo’s actual music (see 2014’s decent docu-series, but sub-par album, Sonic Highways). But the excess gets stripped away when Foo Fighters play live, making for exhilarating hit-filled marathon concerts (three hours minimum) with always-interesting openers (this time the stellar The Joy Formidable). OK, sure, there will inevitably be a digression into some classic-rock covers during the set, but the band plays them with such unabashed joy that it’s hard to complain (besides, they’ll still play “Everlong”). Safeco Field, foofighters.com. $35–$99. 8 p.m. Sat., Sept 1.