Japanese Breakfast at the 2018 Sasquatch! Music Festival. Photo by Brady Harvey

Japanese Breakfast at the 2018 Sasquatch! Music Festival. Photo by Brady Harvey

Pick List: Local Sightings Film Festival, Rebel Girls 2, Japanese Breakfast

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With Sasquatch! Music Festival sadly going away (#RIP), my lasting memory from its final day earlier this year was seeing Japanese Breakfast (aka Michelle Zauner) killing it while drawing a jaw-dropping mass of humanity at the tiny Yeti Stage. While Japanese Breakfast floats in a sweet, dreamy indie-rock haze on 2017’s widely acclaimed Soft Sounds from Another Planet, Zauner brings a much peppier energy to the live band experience. If the mutually loving vibe between crowd and performer is half what it was over at The Gorge, it should be a very special night. SETH SOMMERFELD The Neptune, stgpresents.org. $16. 8 p.m. Tues., Sept. 25.


Yes, there are a zillion notes in Enrique Granados’ Goyescas, his hour-long piano suite (1909–11) inspired by the paintings of Francesco Goya. But that alone doesn’t make it the virtuoso challenge it is—the trick is to tease out the echt-Spanish, folksong-like tunes from among the profuse garlands of finger-tangling ornamentation in which they’re embedded. The work tests a pianist’s command of color, voicing, rhythmic nuance, and poetry to their limits; Geisa Dutra will play it, and illuminate its intricacies, in this lecture-recital. GAVIN BORCHERT Brechemin Auditorium, UW School of Music, music.washington.edu. $25. 3:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 23.


The Local Sightings Film Festival offers nine days of features and shorts about the region by artists from the region, from films you know (It Happened at the World’s Fair, 7 p.m. Tues., Sept. 25, and The Parallax View, 8:30 p.m. Fri., Sept. 28) to ones you may not (the 2017 WWII doc Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawaii, 4:45 p.m. Sat., Sept. 22). Plus there’s Trash Mountain, a .gif comic by SW alumnus Kelton Sears, who’ll also present a workshop on this burgeoning new art form (3 p.m. Sat., Sept. 22). GB Northwest Film Forum and other venues; see nwfilmforum.org for the complete schedule. $7–$14. Sept. 21–29.


In the never-ending battle between kids and their short attention spans, Seattle Children’s Festival is here to help. The fifth edition features so much that even a complaint of “I’m bored” can be remedied just a few paces away with some other activity. The slate includes kiddie rock from Caspar Babypants, a Foley (i.e., TV/movie sound effects) workshop, African drumming, hula lessons, a Spanish-language storytime, a drag-queen storytime, and much more. If that’s not enough to entertain a kid, there truly may be no hope. SS Seattle Center Armory and Fisher Pavilion, nwfolklife.org/seattle childrensfestival. $10 (suggested donation). 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat., Sept. 22.


Last year I went to two WWE Smackdowns, NXT Live, and the first DEFY Wrestling show, but by far the best wrestling show I saw in 2017 was 3-2-1 Battle’s Rebel Girls, Seattle’s first women’s wrestling tournament. In the cozy confines of Evolv Fitness, eight women battled in fierce (and occasionally funny) nonstop action filled with stunners, top rope flying, and ringside brawling. Rebel Girls 2: The Fempire Strikes Back looks to be even better than the original, with returning indie favorites like the Hall Sisters and the addition of Impact Wrestling stars Shotzi Blackheart and Sü Yüng (whose Ündead Bride gimmick rules). SS Evolv Fitness, 321battle.com. Advance tix sold out, GA $10 at door. 9 p.m. Sat., Sept. 22.

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