This Week's Critics' Picks

Muse, choreographer Constanza Macras, and photographer Mary Ellen Mark float our boat.

Wed - Music

The English superstars in Muse are known for their soaring, emotional (though not emo) modern rock, and should light up the grand venue tonight with songs from this year's Black Holes and Revelations.Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., 206-682-1414, $32.50. 8 p.m. Wed., Oct. 4. RACHEL SHIMP

Fri–Sun - Dance

On the Boards kicks off a promising new season with hot- ticket German choreographer Constanza Macras and her multinational company, Dorky Park. Expect a theatrical collision of pop media and high-intensity action, with occasional forays into bad taste. On the Boards, 100 W. Roy St., 206-217-9888, $24. 8 p.m. Fri., Oct. 6– Sun., Oct. 8.LYNN JACOBSON

Sat–Sun - Art/Film

Mary Ellen Mark first photographed "Tiny" (pictured) for a Life spread, leading to the Oscar-nominated 1984 doc Streetwise, directed by her husband, Martin Bell. They appear with new work at Photography Center Northwest, 900 12th Ave., 206-720-7222, $5–$8. 6:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 7. Also: Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave., 206-622-9250, $10–$15. 2 p.m. Sun., Oct. 8. BRIAN MILLER

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