This Week's Critics' Picks

Godard, Alvin Ailey, and Ghostface top our list.


The beloved Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater brings two different mixed-bill programs to the Paramount, and judging by the all-star list of choreographers and composers featured, you might as well plan on attending both. 911 Pine St., 206-292-ARTS, $19–$45. 8 p.m. Fri., March 17; 2 and 8 p.m. Sat., March 18. LYNN JACOBSON


Five titles including 1964's Band of Outsiders (with Anna Karina, pictured) comprise A History of Jean-Luc Godard, a salute to the cranky French filmmaker. Extra applause to those willing to sit through his two-night Histoire(s) du Cinema. Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave., 206- 267-5380, $5–$8. Fri., March 17–Wed., March 22. BRIAN MILLER


Wu-Tang's Ghostface hasn't slowed since 36 Chambers set the tone for a decade of hip-hop. His newest solo album, Fishscale, is on the way (see CD review, p. 39), but an exclusive Internet mixtape is available on Myspace. Showbox, 1426 First Ave., 206-628-3151, $20. 8 p.m. Tues., March 21. RACHEL SHIMP

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