This Week's Critics' Picks

A Louis Malle film tribute, Youngstown dance benefit, and the Seattle Men's Chorus singing Garland top our list.


SAM kicks off a two-month tribute to French director Louis Malle (1932–1995) on Thursday, April 6, with Elevator to the Gallows. MOHAI, 2700 24th Ave. E., 206- 654-3121, $58–$65 (series), $7 (individual). His six-hour doc Phantom India (pictured) also unspools this week. NWFF, 1515 12th Ave., 206-267-5380, $5–$8. Fri., April 7–Sun., April 9. BRIAN MILLER


Delridge's new Youngstown Cultural Arts Center will fund free community dance classes with the proceeds from a benefit show featuring dance powerhouses Pat Graney Company, Spectrum Dance Theater, Mary Sheldon Scott/Jarrad Powell Performance, and Phffft! 4408 Delridge Way S.W., 800-838-3006, $30. 7 p.m. Sat., April 8. LYNN JACOBSON


Judy never had better friends than the Seattle Men's Chorus—unrepentant showboats who will fete her in style with their weekend extravaganza You Made Me Love You: A Tribute to Judy Garland. Zing! McCaw Hall, Seattle Center, 206-388-1400, $15– $57. 8 p.m. Sat., April 8; 2 p.m. Sun., April 9. TIM APPELONWFF

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