The film of the decade.
Eccentricities of a Blond-Haired Girl
What: The 101-year-old Portuguese director, Manoel de Oliveira, adapts the tale of unrequited love from a moving novel by fellow countryman Eça de Queirós.
Why: It’s a story of an accountant who falls for a woman fanning herself in a window, told with an eye for beauty and an appreciation for the ways memories change over time.
When: Thru Thurs.
Where: Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. (206-829-7863). Tickets ($6-$9) online at brownpapertickets.com.
New Year 13: All Programs Subject to Change
What: Longtime art collaborators and brothers Eli Hansen and Oscar Tuazon build an installation inspired by their mother’s (Anna Linzer) novel, A River Story.
Why: Take a peek inside tumbledown shacks, like those in 1970s-era Skagit River artist community Fishtown.
When: Thru July 31. Thurs.-Sat., noon-6 p.m.
Where: Western Bridge, 3412 Fourth Ave. S. (206-838-7444). Admission is free.
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When: You’re feeling a little bookish.
Where: Online at swirl.com.
Big Mario’s New York Style Pizza Opens
What: Naples-born NYC vet Mario Vellotti joins forces with the folks from Via Tribunali, Neumos, and Five Point to launch a late-night Italian joint in the center of Capitol Hill.
Why: Grab a slice to go at the walk-up window or take a seat in the cocktail lounge.
When: Sun.-Wed., 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-4 a.m.
Where: 1009 E. Pike St. (206-922-3875).
Patterns of Renewal
What: Inspired by Bulgarian festival masks, Stacey Rozich’s Sendak-esque installation of life-size cutouts and colorful, detailed drawings conjures eerie fairy-tale narratives.
Why: Be on the lookout for shaggy-haired creatures, blue wolves, and scarf-wearing little girls.
When: Thru Aug. 18. Mon.-Fri., 2-9 p.m.
Where: Punctuation, 705a E. Pike St. (206-588-8707). Admission is free.
Photo: Courtesy of Northwest Film Forum