This Week's Critics' Picks

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Black Top Brawl, and Silent Movie Mondays earn our money.

Wed Sat - Stage

Fans of classic musical-comedy fare will be delighted by Dirty Rotten Scoundrels—a story of one-upmanship between two mismatched con men living on the French Riviera. A new national tour is under way at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., 206-628-0888, $22–$70. Various times through Sat., Aug. 12. LYNN JACOBSON

Sat - brawl

Seven bands (Hell's Belles, Post Stardom Depression), Roller Derby chicks, and kickass stout. What more do you need to knock yourself out? Support the Rat City Rollergirls by drinking White Center's best microbrews at Black Top Brawl. Pacific Rim Brewing Co., 9832 14th Ave., 206-764-3844, $10. Noon Sat., Aug. 12. JONATHAN KAUFFMAN

Mon - Film

Hard to think of a better bang for your entertainment buck than the Paramount's Silent Movie Mondays series. Great films, live organ music, fun crowd. This week: The Prisoner of Zenda, 1922. Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., 206-628-0888, $12 ($9 student/senior). 7 p.m. Mon., Aug. 14. Series ends Mon., Aug. 28. LYNN JACOBSON

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