The Must List: Tickling Giants, Admiral Theater Reopening, Rickie Lee Jones and Madeleine Peyroux

Meet a Muslim at the movies, marvel at the music of Rickie Lee Jones and Madeleine Peyroux and take in a classic flick at an equally classic, West Seattle movie house
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Bassem Youssef, a former heart surgeon, is called the "Egyptian Jon Stewart"

Must See Big Pen
Jim Woodring: The Pig Went Down to the Harbor at Sunrise and Wept
(3/16) Jim Woodring, a former garbage man and merry-go-round operator, draws acclaimed cartoons as masterfully odd as R. Crumb’s, using a pen that’s about as tall as he is. He explains his art, on view at the Frye, and why his pen has to be so huge. 7–8 p.m. Free. Frye Art Museum;

Must Uncover
Sarah Koenig & Julie Snyder
(3/18) If your pipe dream is to be Sherlock Holmes, take tips from Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, creators of the real-life murder-mystery podcast Serial. This live presentation takes you behind the scenes of their first two seasons, as they explain how they sleuthed a Baltimore killing and a GI’s kidnapping in Afghanistan. 8 p.m. Prices vary. Paramount Theatre; 

Must Meet a Muslim at the Movies
Tickling Giants
(3/21) Former heart surgeon, now late night comedy talk show host, Dr. Bassem Youssef has earned the title of the "Egyptian Jon Stewart." This film from The Daily Show Senior Producer Sara Taksler follows Youssef as he fights abuses of power with humor and protects free speech amidst violent upheaval. The screening is followed by a recorded interview of Youssef with Samantha Bee, exclusively showing in theaters only. 7 p.m. $15. Guild 45th Theatre,

Must See on the Silver Screen
Admiral Theater Reopening
(3/22) Come celebrate the grand reopening of the historic, nearly 100-year-old Admiral Theater's renovated four-screen movie house with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a selection of films representing four different eras of cinema. Laugh with Charlie Chaplin in Shoulder Arms (1918) and other greats of the silent period, such as Harold Lloyd's The Marathon (1919) and Buster Keaton's One Week (1920) and Cops (1922); sharpen your detective skills with the black and white Humphrey Bogart classic The Maltese Falcon (1941); come-of-age with George Lucas' comedy from 1973, American Graffiti; or step into a contemporary re-telling of a classic with the new release of this year's live-action Beauty and the Beast. Buy your tickets ahead of time before they sell out! Times and prices vary. Admiral Theater;

Must Listen
Rickie Lee Jones and Madeleine Peyroux
(3/22) Rickie Lee Jones and Madeleine Peyroux may come from different realms of pop music, but their voices simply play well together. Jones’ freewheeling, jazz-folk songs about bohemian characters, like “Chuck E’s in Love” and “Danny’s All-Star Joint” are a soulful compliment to Madeleine Peyroux’s silky, Billie Holiday-esque jazz-pop. Both approach the standards, classic and modern, similarly, too: with a breezy, playful style (exhibited nicely on the duo’s covers of songs like “As Time Goes By” and “Rock On”). This shared tour, dubbed an event “where feeling and soul collide,” is an effortless pairing and likely an evening you won’t forget. 8 p.m. $65. Neptune Theatre,

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