Arts and Entertainment

Entertainment Calendar

Auditions

Master Chorus Eastside: Through mid-January. Auditions open for all sections. Must have choral experience and be able to read music. Call for audition appointments. 425-392-8446 or www.masterchoruseastside.org.

Issaquah Chamber Orchestra: Through February. Seeking players for first violin, viola, bass and trombone. Rehearsals are Monday evenings at Providence Point. Call for details. 425-392-1866 or 425-643-5227.

Music

Tyva Kyzy: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15. All-female Tuvan throat-singing and folk music ensemble to perform. Cost: $10-$29. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

Eric Tingstad and Mary Youngblood: 8 p.m. Jan. 17. Southwestern concert featuring guitarist Tingstad and flutist Youngblood. Cost: $10-$29. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

Ladies Musical Club concert: 3 p.m. Jan. 25. Cost: Free. University House, 22975 S.E. Black Nugget Road, Issaquah. 206-622-6882 or www.lmcseattle.org.

James Cotton Band: 7 p.m. Jan. 25. Cost: $15-$30. Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-408-7988, 800-992-8499 or www.npacf.org.

Concert Opera—“Suor Angelica” and “Zanetto”: 7 p.m. Jan. 31. Puget Sound Concert Opera and Bellevue Opera will perform works by Giacomo Puccini and Pietro Mascagni. Cost: $10-$15. First United Methodist Church, 934 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 206-370-1531 or www.pugetsoundconcertopera.org.

Eastside Jazz Club Mardi Gras Concert: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Call for cost. Sherman Clay, 1000 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue. 425-828-9104.

Judy Fowlis: 8 p.m. Feb. 21. Scottish folk musician Fowlis to perform. Cost: $15-$28. Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-408-7988, 800-992-8499 or www.npacf.org.

Laurie Lewis: 8 p.m. March 6. Fiddler, singer, and songwriter Laurie Lewis to perform. Cost: $15-$26. Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-408-7988, 800-992-8499 or www.npacf.org.

Homegrown Music Festival: 8 p.m. March 14. Features area bands Panda Conspiracy, Staxx Brothers, and Trolls Cottage. Cost: $15-$22. Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-408-7988, 800-992-8499 or www.npacf.org.

Tim Williams: 8 p.m. March 28. Blues-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Tim Williams to perform. Cost: $15-$24. Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-408-7988, 800-992-8499 or www.npacf.org.

Michael Gotz: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays. Gotz performs jazz, pop and original music weekly. Gilbert’s Main Street Bagel Deli, 10024 Main St., Bellevue.

Theater

“The Marriage of Figaro”: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15-17; also 2 p.m. Jan. 17. Lyric Opera Northwest to perform Mozart’s opera in Italian. Cost: $30-$38. The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

“Man 1, Bank 0”: 8 p.m. Jan. 16. Patrick Combs tells the true story of how he deposited a $95,093.35 junk-mail check marked ‘non-negotiable’ – hoping to spread a little banking cheer to tellers – and how it erupted into a staggering and funny David vs. Goliath-like adventure. Cost: $10-$25. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

“We’re Having a Ball”: 7 p.m. Jan. 16-17. Cinderella meets rock ‘n’ roll in this hoppin’ adaptation, performed by Rose Hill Elementary School students in Studio East’s ArtReach program. Cost: $5-$7. Rose Hill Junior High School Auditorium, 13505 N.E. 75th St., Redmond.

“Into the Woods”: Wednesdays-Sundays through Jan. 18. Fairy tales come to life in a whole new light in Stephen Sondheim’s musical. Presented by Village Theatre’s KIDSTAGE program. Cost: $12-$14. First Stage Theatre, 120 Front St. N., Issaquah. 425-392-2202.

“The Importance of Being Earnest”: Jan. 21-March 1. Presented by Village Theatre. Cost: $18-$58. Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N., Issaquah. 425-392-2202, 866-688-8049 or www.villagetheatre.org. Also: March 6-29 at Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Cost: $16-$51. Everett tickets: 425-257-8600 or 888-257-3722.

“Chapter Two”: Jan. 23-31. Neil Simon comedy about a newly remarried widower struggling to settle into a new chapter in life. Presented by Bellevue Civic Theatre. Cost: $30 for adults; senior/student pricing available. Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 425-235-5087.

“A Little Princess”: Jan. 23-Feb. 8. Cost: $11-$13. Studio East Mainstage Theater, 402 Sixth St. S., Kirkland. 425-827-3123 or www.studio-east.org.

“A Man of No Importance”: 8 p.m. Jan. 24; 2 p.m. Jan. 25. Showtunes Theatre Company presents a concert version of the musical about a man determined to stage Oscar Wilde’s “Salome” at his church in Dublin. Not recommended for ages 12 and younger. Cost: $15-$24. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

Mike Daisey in “Monopoly” and “Invincible Summer” : 8 p.m. Jan. 30-31. Storyteller Daisey performs solo act, “Monopoly!,” exploring everything from Nikola Tesla’s war with Thomas Edison to Microsoft’s antitrust lawsuit, on Jan. 30; and “Invincible Summer,” the story of the last summer in Brooklyn before 9/11, on Jan. 31. Recommended for ages 16 and younger. Cost: $10-$25. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

“Goldilocks and the Three Bears”: Jan. 31-Feb. 1; Feb. 7-8. Storybook Theater presents a twist on the classic folktale. Cost: $9. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland. 877-827-1100 or www.storybooktheater.org.

“Chocolate Confessions”: 8 p.m. Jan. 31; 2 p.m. Feb. 1. One-woman musical comedy performed by Joan Freed. Cost: $15-$24. Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-408-7988, 800-992-8499 or www.npacf.org.

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”: Through Feb. 1. Cost: $22-$58. Presented by Village Theatre. Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Cost: $16-$51. Everett tickets: 425-257-8600, 888-257-3722 or www.villagetheatre.org.

Cirque Voila: 7 p.m. Feb. 8. Circus show features acrobatics, juggling, physical comedy, clowning, aerial performances and more. Cost: $15-$35. Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-408-7988, 800-992-8499 or www.npacf.org.

“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”: 8 p.m. Feb. 28. Cost: $32-$45. Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-408-7988, 800-992-8499 or www.npacf.org.

“An Evening with Groucho”: 8 p.m. March 21. Cost: $15-$24. Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-408-7988, 800-992-8499 or www.npacf.org.

Nightlife

Bake’s Place: Live music various evenings. 4135 Providence Point Drive S.E., Issaquah. 425-391-3335, www.bakesplace.org or Events@bakesplace.org.

Café Harlequin: Live music Thursdays-Saturdays. No cover. 107 Lake St., Kirkland. 425-296-1616 or www.cafeharlequin.com.

El Gaucho Bellevue: Performers: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays, The Trish Hartley Trio. 555 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-455-2715.

Hector’s: Live music various nights. 112 Lake St., Kirkland. www.hectorskirkland.com/events.htm.

Laughs Comedy Spot: Live comedy shows 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, and 8 and 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Performers: Jan. 15-17, Tom Rhodes; Jan. 22-24, Iann Bagg; Jan. 29-31, Karen Rontwoski; Feb. 12-14, Valentines Weekend with Ryan Hamilton; Feb. 27-28, Kevin Nealon. Ongoing: 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, open mic comedy. 12099 124th Ave. N.E., Kirkland. 425-823-6306, www.ticketweb.com or www.laughscomedy.com.

Oddfellow’s Grill: Live music Thursdays-Sundays. Performers: Jan. 16, Scott Rosberg and Rick Spanos; Jan. 18, The Popoffs; Jan. 22, Trivia Night and Blood Royal; Jan. 23, Jim Basinight; Jan. 24, The Evinrudes; Jan. 25, The Popoffs; Jan. 29, Trivia Night and The Davanos; Jan. 30, Rod Cook; Jan. 31, Two Sheds Jackson; Feb. 1, The Popoffs; Feb. 5, Trivia Night and Live Union; Feb. 6, No Rules; Feb. 7, Pauli Okeary; Feb. 8, The Popoffs. 7979 Leary Way N.E., Redmond. 425-882-7800 or www.oddfellowsgrill.com.

Old Fire House: 8 p.m. Fridays and some Saturdays. Cost: $6. 16510 N.E. 79th St., Redmond. 425-556-2370 or www.theoldfirehouse.org.

Pogacha of Issaquah: 8-11 p.m. Saturdays. Live music, no cover. Performers: Jan. 24, Ricky Venture Revue; Feb. 21 and March 21, Darren Motamedy. 120 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah. 425-455-5550 or www.pogacha.com.

Rock Bottom Brewery: Live music 9:30 p.m. Saturdays. Ongoing: Fridays, DJ night. 550 106th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-462-9300 or www.rockbottom.com.

Twisted Cork Wine Bar: Performers: Jan. 14, 21 and 28, George Grissom; Jan. 15, 22 and 29, Robert Stewart Fiasco; Jan. 17, Take One; Jan. 23, Electric Jake; Jan. 30, Jim Basnight; Jan. 31, Pop Tarts. Performance times: 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays; 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 6-9 p.m. Sundays. 900 Bellevue Way, Bellevue. 425-637-0808.

The Spot Off Main Neighborhood Bar and Billiards: Events include: Sundays, karaoke; Tuesdays, open mic; Wednesdays, team trivia night. 20 103rd Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-646-6434 or www.thespotoffmain.com.

Vertigo Lounge and Grill: 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, live jazz performances. 989 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. www.jazzatvertigo.com.

Vino Bella Wine Bar: Performances 7:30-11:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Ongoing: 8-10 p.m. Wednesdays, comedy nights. 99 Front St. N., Issaquah. 425-391-1424 or www.vinobella.com.

Wilde Rover: Performances 9 p.m.-closing unless noted. Performers: Jan. 16, Kennedy Brothers; Jan. 17, Big Luv; Jan. 18, Herding Cats; Jan. 23, Robert Stewart Band; Jan. 24, Handful of Lovin’; Jan. 25, Herding Cats; Jan. 30, Kennedy Brothers; Jan. 31, The Pop Offs. Ongoing: Mondays, Celtic music; Tuesdays, Jamdawgs; Thursdays, Dan Purser; 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Pub Quiz. Cost: $10 per team for quiz. 111 Central Way, Kirkland. 425-822-8940 or www.wilderover.com.

Dance

World Dance Extravaganza: 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17. A community dance experience, with proceeds benefitting Overlake School’s Global Service Program. Cost: $5. Fulton Performing Arts Center, 20301 N.E. 108th St., Redmond. www.OverlakeArts.com.

Redmond Mustangs Kids Dance Clinic: 4-7 p.m. Jan. 23. Students in kindergarten-ninth grade will learn a dance routine from the Redmond High Dance Team, and perform at the boys basketball game at 8 p.m. the same day. Cost: $35, includes T-shirt. Advance registration required. Redmond High School, 17272 N.E. 104th St., Redmond. www.rhsdt.org.

Open Level Modern Dance Classes: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29; 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Jan. 31. Experience Dance Project presents modern dance classes for youth to adult as part of its “Reading Dance” outreach program. Sponsored by city of Bellevue. Cost: Free; registration required. Locations: Jan. 29 at Highland Community Center, 14224 Bellevue-Redmond Road, Bellevue; Jan. 31 (morning) Northwest Arts Center, 9825 NE 24th St., Bellevue; Jan. 31 (afternoon) Crossroads Community Center, 16000 N.E. 10th St., Bellevue. 425-452-6885 or www.MyParksandRecreation.com.

Singles’ Snowflake Dance: 8 p.m.-midnight Jan. 31. Half-hour dance lesson followed by open dancing. Soft drinks available for purchase. Sponsored by St. Louise Re-singles/Singles Group. Cost: $12. St. Louise Parish Hall, 141 156th Ave. S.E., Bellevue. 425-747-4450, ext. 53, or 425-827-8157.

“Chop Shop—Bodies of Work”: Feb. 7-8. Contemporary dance festival featuring local dance companies. Also includes master classes with artistic directors for advanced beginners to advanced level dancers; registration required by Feb. 1 at 206-799-6004. Call for cost. Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

Ongoing dance:

Adult Hip Hop and Salsa classes: 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Class taught by Terry McKinnon. Cost: Free for first class. Ballet Arts Center, 204 100th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-503-8977 or www.balletbellevue.org.

Belly dance classes with Zulaika: Intermediates: 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays. Beginners: 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Dance Academy of Bellevue, 626 120th Ave. N.E., Suite B-102. 425-649-2058 or www.pcauch.com.

Cameo/Carrabba dance: Classes available in tap dancing, dance exercise, jazz, hip hop and ballet. Call for location. 425-483-4272 or www.cameodance.com.

Clogging: 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays. It’s like “Riverdance”; fast, fun and no partner needed. Beginners, 6 p.m.; intermediate, 7 p.m.; advanced, 8 p.m. Cost: $40 per six-week session. ClogJam Clogging Club. Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th. Ave. N.E., Redmond. 425-556-2314 or www.clogjam-Washington.com.

Dance Sanctuary: 8 p.m. the second Saturday of the month. Lightly facilitated, freestyle dancing in a substance-free environment. Features world music, drumming, rock, electronica, pop and more. Enso Center, 8708 196th Ave. N.E., Redmond. 425-881-8598 or DanceSanctuary@gmail.com.

Hawaiian Hula dance classes: 4:45-5:45 p.m. Sundays, Advanced; 6-7 p.m. Sundays, Beginner/Intermediate. Classes taught by Laura Melelani Bergstrom. Issaquah Dance Theatre, 1575 N.W. Mall St., Issaquah. 206-818-5837.

South Bellevue line dance: 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays; 2:30-4 p.m. Wednesdays. Registration required. South Bellevue Community Center, 14509 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue. 425-452-4240 or www.dothedanceomt.com.

Kirkland line dance: 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays, beginners. Drop-ins welcome. Peter Kirk Community Center, 352 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland. 425-587-3362 or www.dothedanceomt.com.

Learn to Dance: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. Waltz, polka, hambo lesson and dance. Cost: $5. Kenmore Community Club, 7304 N.E. 175th St. entrocon@yahoo.com.

Mill Creek line dance classes: 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Wednesdays. Beginning classes. Drop-ins welcome. Sponsored by Mill Creek Senior Services. North Creek Presbyterian Church, 621 164th St. S.E., Mill Creek. 425-357-6002 or www.dothedanceomt.com.

Samena Square Dance Club: 7:30-9 p.m. Thursdays. Club offers lessons in beginning square dance. Juanita Community Club, 13027 100th Ave. N.E., Kirkland. 425-823-6125 or 425-823-0571.

Scottish country dancing: 7 p.m. Tuesdays through May. Kirkland Woman’s Club, 407 First St. 425-488-7643 or www.rscds-seattle.org.

Sounds of Swing Big Band dance: 2-4 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month. Dance to the music of the Sound of Swing Big Band. Cost: $3. North Bellevue Community and Senior Center, 4063 148th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-452-7681.

Swing dance lessons: Mondays-Fridays. Lessons in Lindy Hop, jitterbug, balboa and collegiate shag for all ages offered in small group classes and private lessons. Cost: $65 for six weeks. 425-891-1443 or www.alleycatsswing.com/calendar.

Yoga Trance Dance: 7:15-8:45 p.m. the second and last Fridays of the month. Playful style of yoga leads to a creative free flow dance. Cost: $15; free for ages 14 and younger. Flow Yoga of Redmond, 15744 Redmond Way, Redmond.

Zumba classes: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. First class is free. Ballet Arts Center, 204 100th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-503-8977.

Readings/Books

SoulFood Poetry Night: 7-9:30 p.m. every third Thursday. Includes two featured readers and an open-mic reading. SoulFood Books Cafe, 15748 Redmond Way, Redmond. 425-881-5309 or www.soulfoodbooks.com.

Museums

Bellevue Arts Museum: Exhibits: Through Jan. 25, “Randy Shull: Crossing Boundaries”; Jan. 27-May 31, “American Quilt Classics, 1800-1980: The Bresler Collection”; through Feb. 8, “Tip Toland: Melt, The Figure in Clay”; Feb. 24-June 14, “The Book Borrowers”; through March 22, “Intertwined—Contemporary Baskets from the Sara and David Lieberman Collection”; through May 3, “Etsuko Ichikawa: Traces of the Molten State.” Ongoing events include: monthly Architectural Tour, daily docent-led tours at 1 p.m., Free First Friday, artist lectures, demonstrations and “Get Crafty Saturday!” for kids. Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $7-$9; free for ages 5 and younger. 510 Bellevue Way N.E. 425-519-0770 or www.bellevuearts.org.

Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art: Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $5-$8; free for ages 4 and younger. 1116 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-455-1116 or www.dollart.com.

Galleries/Exhibits

ArtEAST: Art collective presents new “Collective Works” exhibits the first Friday of each month. Hours: 11-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. Up Front Art, 48 Front St. N., Issaquah. 425-996-8553 or www.arteast.org.

ArtStage Gallery at Kirkland Performance Center: Hours: Noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, and during scheduled performances. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

East Shore Gallery: Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays. Narthex of East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 S.E. 32nd St., Bellevue. 425-747-3780 or www.eastshoreunitarian.org.

Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery: Hours: 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays. 800 Bellevue Way N.E., Suite 111, Bellevue. 425-827-2822 or www.gunnarnordstrom.com.

Howard/Mandville Gallery: Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Cost: Free. 120 Park Lane Suite D, Kirkland. 425-889-8212 or www.howardmandville.com.

Kaewyn Gallery: Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. 10101 Main St., Bothell. 425-483-7385 or www.kaewyngallery.com.

Kirkland Arts Center: Exhibits: Through Feb. 6, “Site: Unseen”; Feb. 12-March 7, “The Form of Function,” with reception 6-8 p.m. Feb. 11. Events: 6:30 p.m. the last Friday of the month, “ArtLuck” for artists to share food, show artwork and network. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. Cost: Free. 620 Market St., Kirkland. 425-822-7161 or www.kirklandartscenter.org.

Kirkland Second Thursday: 6-8 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. Downtown galleries host receptions and feature new artists’ work. Downtown Kirkland. 425-889-8212 or 800-544-4712.

Lakeshore Gallery: Gallery showcases American-made art, with new featured artist each month. Hours: Open daily. Admission: Free. 107 Park Lane, Kirkland. 425-827-0606 or lakegalkirkland@comcast.net.

Open Satellite: Exhibits: Through Jan. 17, Chris Lipomi’s “YSKKI WAKIPI.” Hours: Noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; noon-8 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. 989 112th Ave. N.E., Suite 102, Bellevue. 425-454-7355 or www.opensatellite.org.

Parklane Gallery: Exhibits: Feb. 3-March 1, artwork by Nicki Smith and Cheryl Waale. Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. 130 Park Lane, Kirkland. 425-827-1462 or www.parklanegallery.com.

Pogacha of Bellevue: Exhibits: Through Jan. 17, “Statements” paintings by Lucille Berkowitz; Jan. 18-Feb. 28, “Thirst” acrylic paintings by David Repyak. 119 106th Ave. N.E. 425-455-5670 or www.pogacha.com.

Pogacha of Issaquah: Exhibits: Through Jan. 17, “Thirst” acrylic paintings by David Repyak; Jan. 17-Feb. 28, wildflower and nature photography by Emily LaCroix-Axinte. 120 N.W. Gilman Blvd. 425-392-5550 or www.pogacha.com.

Rhino Studios & Gallery: Hours: Noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays; noon-7 p.m. Fridays; noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. 195 Front St. N., Studio B, Issaquah. 425-392-5040 or www.rhinostudios.net.

Family

Cougar Mountain Zoological Park: Zoo is home to cougars, reindeer, cranes, macaws, emu, lemurs, alpaca, wallabies and tigers. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Admission: $8-$10.50; free for children 1 and younger and members. 19525 S.E. 54th St., Issaquah. 425-392-6278 or www.cougarmountainzoo.org.

KidsQuest Children’s Museum: Events: Through Jan. 18, “Destination: Africa” crafts and games; 6 p.m. Jan. 14, “Parent Education, Raising a Healthier Generation” free class; 2:30-4 p.m. Jan. 14 and 28, QuestClub science program ($5-$8); noon-2 p.m. Jan. 16, “Go Healthy Play Day”; Jan. 20-25, “Destination: Europe” crafts and games; Jan. 27-31, “Destination: Asia” crafts and games. Ongoing attractions include “The Backyard,” a large-scale replica of backyard nature; “The PACCAR Garage,” a workshop for art, music and more; and “Waterways,” an area for building bridges, racing boats and more. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $7 for ages 1 and older; free for all 5-8 p.m. Fridays. Factoria Mall, 4091 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue. 425-637-8100 or www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

Seattle Events

UW World Series­—Takács String Quartet: 8 p.m. Jan. 14. Cost: $20-$35. Meany Hall at the University of Washington, 4001 University Way N.E., Seattle. 206-543-4880 or www.uwworldseries.org.

Borealis String Quartet: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14. Presented as part of the Seattle Symphony’s Beethoven String Quartet Series. Cost: $35. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747 or 866-833-4747.

“The Road to Mecca”: Jan. 15-Feb. 14. Play tells the story of an elderly woman’s struggle to maintain her independence. Cost: $10-$59. Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-443-2222, 877-900-9285 or www.seattlerep.org.

“The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley”: 5 p.m. Jan. 16; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Jan. 17. Musical based on the children’s book series by Jeff Brown. Cost: $17-$35. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.themoore.com.

“Act a Lady”: Jan. 16-Feb. 14. Cost: $15-$21. Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave., Seattle. 206-324-5801 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

“The Wizard of Oz”: Through Jan. 17. Presented by Seattle Children’s Theatre. Recommended for ages 6 and older. Cost: $15-$40. Seattle Children’s Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. 205-441-3322 or www.sct.org.

Paul Mesner Puppets—“Wiley and the Hairy Man”: Jan. 17-Feb. 1. African-American folktales told through puppetry. Cost: $8.50-$9. Northwest Puppet Center, 9123 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle. 800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

Divine Performing Arts Chinese New Year Spectacular: 2 and 7 p.m. Jan. 18. Show features Chinese music and dance. Cost: $35-$105. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 800-910-8901 or www.theparamount.com.

Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band: 12:30-4:30 p.m. Jan. 18. Jazz music and dance presented by Puget Sound Traditional Jazz Society. Cost: $8-$11. Ballard Elks Lodge, 6411 Seaview Ave. N.W., Seattle. 425-776-5072 or www.pstjs.org.

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: 9:30 a.m.-noon Jan. 19. Includes: 9:30-10:45 a.m., workshops; 11 a.m., rally with speakers, poetry and music; noon, march to downtown Federal Building. Events start at Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave., Seattle. 206-353-5770 or www.MLKseattle.org.

Staged Reading of MLK Speeches: 2;30 p.m. Jan. 19. Performers will read excerpts from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches. Cost: Free. Center House Pavilion, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. 206-323-4032 or www.cdforum.org.

“Well”: Jan. 21-Feb. 15. One-woman show tells the story of a woman’s ability to heal a neighborhood, despite her inability to heal herself. ArtsWest Playhouse, 4711 California Ave. S.W., Seattle. 206-938-0339 or www.artswest.org.

“An Evening with Garrison Keillor”: Jan. 22. Author and host of NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion” Keillor to entertain. Call for cost. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.

62nd annual Seattle Boat Show: Jan. 23-Feb. 1. Features more than a thousand watercraft on display, seminars, boating accessories and more. Cost: $5-$10; free for ages 10 and younger. Qwest Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle. Also: “Afloat” events at South Lake Union, 901 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle. www.seattleboatshow.com.

Smucker’s Stars on Ice “On the Edge”: 3 p.m. Jan. 24. Skaters include Sasha Cohen, Jeffrey Buttle, Todd Eldredge, Yuka Sato and more. See Web site for cost. KeyArena, 305 Harrison St., Seattle Center. 206-628-0888 or www.starsonice.com.

“Video Games Live”: 8 p.m. Jan. 24. Multimedia concert highlights music from popular video games throughout history. Cost: $25-$65. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.

Greg Behrendt: 7 p.m. Jan. 24. Stand-up comedian Behrendt to perform. Cost: $29.50. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.themoore.com.

Trader Joe’s Silent Movie Mondays: 7 p.m. Mondays through Jan. 26. Series, titled “Oh the Horror!” features a different classic silent horror film each week. Cost: $12. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.

“Memphis”: Jan. 27-Feb. 15. New musical about the birth of rock ‘n’ roll. Cost: $22-$81. The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. 206-625-1900, 888-584-4849 or www.5thavenue.org.

Etta James and the Roots Band: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Cost: $35-$65. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.

UW World Series­—Kodo: 8 p.m. Jan. 30-31. Japanese drum performance. Cost: $20-$40. Meany Hall at the University of Washington, 4001 University Way N.E., Seattle. 206-543-4880 or www.uwworldseries.org.

“Gee’s Bend”: Jan. 30-Feb. 28. Play tells the story of African-American women in Gee’s Bend, Alabama, who piece rags, scraps and bits of thread into works of art. Cost: $10-$33. Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St., Seattle. 206-781-9707 or 206-292-2787.

“Pharaoh Serket and the Lost Stone of Fire”: Jan. 30-March 7. Adventure tale set in ancient Egypt recommended for ages 8 and older. Cost: $13-$33. Seattle Children’s Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. 206-441-3322 or www.sct.org.

Savion Glover’s “Bare Soundz”: 8 p.m. Jan. 31. Glover and company to perform in concert-style tap dance production. Cost: $30-$55. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.themoore.com.

Ensemble Electra: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3. Performance sponsored by Early Music Guild and Trinity Parish Church. Cost: $10-$25. Trinity Parish Church, 609 Eighth Ave., Seattle. 206-325-7066 or www.earlymusicguild.org.

UW World Series­—Lar Lubovitch Dance Company: 8 p.m. Feb. 5-7. Cost: $38. Meany Hall at the University of Washington, 4001 University Way N.E., Seattle. 206-543-4880 or www.uwworldseries.org.

“L’Orfeo”: Feb. 6-8. Italian opera company La Venexiana performs Monteverdi’s masterpiece. Presented by Early Music Guild. Call for cost. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.themoore.com.

“Monkey Goes Fishing” Chinese hand-puppet play: Feb. 7-15. Call for cost. Northwest Puppet Center, 9123 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle. 800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

“Moby Dick, or The Whale”: Feb. 10-March 8. Presented by Book-It Repertory Theatre. Call for cost. Center House Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. 206-216-0833 or www.book-it.org.

Disney’s “The Lion King”: Feb. 11-March 15. Cost: $19.50-$130. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.

Louis C.K.: 8 p.m. Feb. 13. Stand-up comic to perform. Cost: $27.50. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.themoore.com.

David Crowe’s Laugh Lovers Ball: Feb. 14. Valentine’s Day comedy show features stand-up, sketch, music, audience participation and more. Call for cost. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.themoore.com.

“Verbruggen Plays Vivaldi”: Feb. 14-15. Seattle Baroque Orchestra to perform with recorder virtuoso Marion Verbruggen. Call for cost. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-322-3118 or www.seattlebaroque.org.

“A Rosa de Rio – The Rose of Rio”: Through Feb. 15. Features acrobatics, vaudevillian humor, contortionist tricks and cabaret music under the spiegeltent. Cost: $104-$170; includes five-course dinner. Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-802-0015 or www.zinzanni.org.

David Byrne: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18. Musician Byrne to perform. Cost: $45. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.ticketmaster.com.

The Blind Boys of Alabama: 8 p.m. Feb. 20. Gospel music group to perform. Cost: $25-$35. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.themoore.com.

“Chicken Sunday”: 11 a.m. Feb. 21. Play tells the story of three best friends from different cultures. Presented by Book-It Repertory Theatre. Cost: $10-$12. Center House Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. 206-216-0833 or www.book-it.org.

Susan Tedeschi with James Hunter: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22. Cost: $25-$50. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.themoore.com.

UW World Series­—Jupiter String Quartet: 8 p.m. Feb. 25. Cost: $33. Meany Hall at the University of Washington, 4001 University Way N.E., Seattle. 206-543-4880 or www.uwworldseries.org.

Locust and Cruz Control: Feb. 27. Seattle-based dance crews perform hip hop and modern dance. Call for cost. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.themoore.com.

Antony and the Johnsons: 8 p.m. Feb. 28. Cost: $27.50. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.themoore.com.

Piffaro: 8 p.m. Feb. 28. Renaissance band Piffaro to perform as part of Early Music Guild’s International Series. Cost: $20-$38. Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave. 206-325-7066 or www.earlymusicguild.org.

“Tomás and the Library Lady”: Through March 1. An illiterate migrant boy learns about the magic of words with the help of the Library Lady. Recommended for ages 7 and older. Cost: $13-$33. Seattle Children’s Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. 206-441-3322 or www.sct.org.

“Hello, Dolly!”: March 7-29. Cost: $22-$81. The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. 206-625-1900 or www.5thavenue.org.

“Ten Grands”: 7 p.m. April 3. Second annual musical extravaganza features 10 grand pianos and 10 concert pianists. Proceeds benefit The Snowman Foundation, which funds music education for youth throughout Washington and Oregon. Cost: $40-$120. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.ticketmaster.com.

“The Jungle Books”: 11 a.m. April 25. Presented by Book-It Repertory Theatre. Cost: $10-$12. Center House Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. 206-216-0833 or www.book-it.org.

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