This Week's Critics' Picks

Seymour Hersh, The Killers, and Scissor Sisters top our list.

Thurs - Speaker

Famous forbreaking the Abu Ghraib scandal in The New Yorker,Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh speaks at Town Hall. His most recent work concerns U.S. military plans for a nuclear strike against Iran. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-325-2993, $20–$30. 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 28. ADRIANA GRANT

Thurs - Film

Based on the Hemingway story and starring Burt Lancaster (pictured with the unreasonably beautiful Ava Gardner) as a stoic guy with a date with doom, The Killers begins SAM's fall series of 10 noir flicks (through Dec. 7). Museum of History and Industry, 2700 24th Ave. E., 206-654-3121, $58–$65 (series), $6 (individual). 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 28.BRIAN MILLER

Mon - Tues - Music

Why does Britain love the Scissor Sisters? Because their joyous, sing-along concerts crackle with all the energy of a hundred drag shows, dance clubs, and pep rallies. Combined. Showbox, 1426 First Ave., 206-628-3151, www.showbox $30. Doors 8 p.m. Mon., Oct. 2–Tues., Oct. 3.JONATHAN KAUFFMAN

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