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Met Picks: O Lovely Glowworm, Paul Simon, Nirvana

The top 10 things to see or do this weekend.

By Laura Dannen April 14, 2011

NCTC’s O Lovely Glowworm will also pay tribute to late actor Mark Chamberlin, who was slated to play the Goat.

THEATER Playwright Glen Berger, who recently cowrote the book for Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, crafts a fantastical tale of love-struck soldiers, mermaids, unicorns, and a contemplative goat in 1918 Ireland for O Lovely Glowworm. NCTC’s production is on stage now at Erickson Theatre. Thru May 14.

MUSIC FEST IN HD Watch your favorite acts from this weekend’s Coachella music fest in California—including the Black Keys, Duran Duran, and Gogol Bordello—live at Moe Bar on big, big TVs. Apr 15–17.

EXHIBIT Candid band photos. Busted guitars. Original lyrics written by Kurt Cobain. The new Nirvana exhibit at EMP is the most comprehensive look at Seattle’s grunge gods to date. It starts a two-year run at EMP|SFM on Saturday. Apr 16, 2011–Apr 22, 2013.

CLASSICAL & MORE PCP vs. Lesbian? Not kidding. Portland Cello Project and art-metal band Lesbian blend contemporary and classical music at the Sorrento for Chamber vs. Chamber. Apr 17.

Early Music Guild recruits commedia actors, baroque musicians and choreographer Donald Byrd to produce bawdy opera A Day on the Town, A Night in Hell. Apr 16.

RECORD STORE DAY In honor of all things vinyl, the Head and the Heart show will play a free, all-ages show at Easy Street Records in Lower Queen Anne on Saturday at 7pm. Apr 16.

CONCERT Paul Simon kicks off his latest tour in Seattle. He’s at WaMu Theater on Friday and the much more intimate (and very sold out) Showbox at the Market on Sunday. Apr 15 & 17.

The Maldives show off their local alt-country cred at Neumos on Friday. Apr 15.

SPECIAL EVENT The twice-annual book binge is back, with more than 200,000 items—nonfiction, fiction, art posters, audio books, DVDs—for purchase. Proceeds from the Friends of the Seattle Public Library Book Sale support the library. Apr 15–17.

FILM Starring Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia, Sleater-Kinney) and James Mercer (of indie band the Shins), Some Days Are Better Than Others is a character-driven story about slackers, loss, and heartache. It screens at Northwest Film Forum. Apr 15–21.

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