James Lavadour, Buster Keaton, and Ed Viesturs


Oregon-based painter James Lavadour re-imagines landscapes in abstract patterns of reds, greens, and ochres. His new paintings warrant a visit to the First Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square. Exhibit runs Thurs., Sept. 1–Sat., Oct. 1. Grover/Thurston Gallery, 309 Occidental Ave. S., 206-223-0816, www.groverthurston.com. LYNN JACOBSON


Even as Buster Keaton gets his due over at the Paramount, silent-era funnymanHarold Lloyd is honored with new prints of eight classics. His is an American brand of comic optimism, plus some ballsy stunt work (with no doubles). Fri., Sept. 2–Thurs., Sept. 8. $6–$9. Varsity Theatre, 4329 University Way N.E., 206-781-5755, www.landmarktheaters.com. BRIAN MILLER


He knocked the bastard off. On his third try on treacherous Annapurna, Ed Viesturs completed his quest to climb all the world's 8,000-meter peaks without bottled oxygen. Now he can tell you about it, and show slides, in the safety of sea level. 7:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 7. $15. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-652-4255, www.townhallseattle.org. BRIAN MILLER

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