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Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.
• Eastside Symphony: 3 p.m. May 18. Concert features guest pianist Holly Herrmann. Cost: $7-$10 in advance; $9-$12 at the door; free for ages 7 and younger. www.brownpapertickets.com.
Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com.
• Branford Marsalis Quartet: 8 p.m. May 23. Presented as part of the Bellevue Jazz Festival. www.bellevuejazz.com.
• Spanish Harlem Orchestra—Latin Jazz Dance Party: 9 p.m. May 24. Presented as part of the Bellevue Jazz Festival. www.bellevuejazz.com.
Bellevue Jazz Festival—Greta Matassa: 5 p.m. May 14. Civica Office Commons, 205 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 800-992-8499, 206-632-8499, www.ticketswest.com or www.bellevuejazz.com.
Cascadian Chorale—“Cathedral Jubilee”: 7:30 p.m. May 17. Cost: $12-$17. St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 4228 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue. 800-838-3006 or www.cascadianchorale.org.
Music Works Northwest—First Friday Concerts: 7:30 p.m. June 6, featuring The Freddy Pink Band. Cost: Free; donations welcome. Music Works Northwest, 14360 S.E. Eastgate Way, Suite 102, Bellevue. 425-644-0988 or www.musicworksnw.org.
Music Works Year-End Sunday Brunch: 12:30 p.m. June 8. Features performances by student and faculty ensembles, along with buffet brunch. Cost: $10-$15 in advance; $15-$20 at the door. Music Works Northwest, 14360 S.E. Eastgate Way, Suite 102, Bellevue. 425-644-0988.
Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.
• “Defending the Caveman”: 8 p.m. May 14-17; also 5 p.m. May 17. Solo comedy about the way men and women relate. Cost: $34-$36.
• Imagination Theatre: 7:30 p.m. June 9. Participate in a live radio drama recording by Jim French Productions. Cost: $9.
Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com.
• “Giselle”: 7:30 p.m. May 15-17; 2 p.m. May 17-18. Presented by International Ballet Theatre. Cost: $20-$45.
• “Oklahoma!”: 7 p.m. May 23-24; 2 p.m. May 25. Presented by Bellevue Youth Theatre. Cost: $12.
• “Sleeping Beauty”: May 30-June 1. Presented by Ballet Bellevue. Cost: $17-$27.
“AIDA”: May 14-July 6. Cost: $20-$55. Village Theatre’s Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N., Issaquah. 425-392-2202, 866-688-8049 or www.villagetheatre.org. Also: July 11-27 at Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Cost: $15-$49. 425-257-8600 or 888-257-3722.
“Unexpected Stories”: 8:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays through May 17. Improv sketches presented by Unexpected Productions and Second Story Repertory. Cost: $10. Second Story Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St., Redmond. 425-881-6777 or www.secondstoryrep.org.
“Little Women”: Through May 18. Cost: $15-$49. Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. 425-257-8600 or www.villagetheatre.org.
“Romeo and Juliet”: Through May 18. Presented by Bellevue Youth Theatre. Cost: $9. 16661 Northup Way, Bellevue. 425-452 -7155.
“Henry and Mudge”: 2 and 4 p.m. May 18. Henry learns that owning a dog is a big responsibility in this adaptation of Cynthia Rylant’s children’s book. Presented by Village Theatre Pied Piper. Cost: $12-$14. Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby Ave., Everett. 425-257-8600 or www.villagetheatre.org.
“The Last Starfighter”: 8 p.m. May 23-24; 2 p.m. May 25. Sci-fi musical offered as a Village Originals workshop presentation. Cost: $10-$12. Village Theatre’s First Stage Theatre, 120 Front St. N., Issaquah. www.villagetheatre.org.
“The Three Billy Goats Gruff”: 2 and 4 p.m. May 24-25 and May 31-June 1. Puppet show presented by Thistle Theatre. Bellevue Youth Theatre, 16661 Northrup Way, Bellevue. 206-524-3388 or www.thistletheatre.org.
Cirque du Soleil—“Corteo”: Through May 25. Theatrical circus presents “Corteo,” described as “a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown.” Cost: $38.50-$210. Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond. www.cirquedusoleil.com.
“The Sound of Music”: 7:30 p.m. May 29-31. Presented by Newport High School Drama Department. Cost: $8 for adults; $6 for students. Newport High School, 4333 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue.
“The Wizard of Oz”: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, May 30-June 22. Cost: $10-$12. StudioEast, 402 Sixth St. S., Kirkland. 425-827-3123 or www.studio-east.org.
Village Theatre 2008-2009 Season auditions: Noon-4 p.m. May 28-30. Open to Actors’ Equity Association and non-union actors by appointment only. Bring resumé, headshot and prepare two monologues and songs. Call for details. Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front Street N., Issaquah. 425-392-1942, ext. 108.
Evergreen City Ballet—Accompanist: Ballet currently auditioning for experienced ballet accompanists. Call for appointments, details. 425-228-6800 or email@example.com.
Master Chorus Eastside: Auditions open for all sections to perform in winter and spring concerts. All interested singers must have choral music experience and basic music reading ability. Appointments: 425-392-8530 or 425-392-8446. Details: www.masterchoruseastside.org.
Pontiac Bay Symphony Orchestra: Auditions for ages 12 to 18. Group performs music from film, theater and television in large public concerts. Auditions: 206-364-0907 or www.pontiacbay.org.
Bake’s Place: All performances 8-10:30 p.m. unless noted. Cost: $22 for show; $47.50 for show and dinner. Performers: May 17, Vibist Ben Thomas and Friends; May 24, Butch Harrison Quartet; May 30, Jay Roberts and Don Mock Guitar Duo; May 31, Belinda Underwood and Benny Green. 4135 Providence Point Drive S.E., Issaquah. 425-391-3335, www.bakesplace.org or Events@bakesplace.org.
Crossroads Market Stage: All performances 7:30-10 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Stage is beside the food court in Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue. 425-644-1111.
Laughs Comedy Spot: Live comedy shows 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, and 8 and 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Performers: May 15, Truly Impossible Magic; May 16-17, Alonzo Bodden; May 22-24, Robert Hawkins; May 30-31, Mike Wally Walter. Ongoing: 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, open mic comedy; 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, comedy show. 12099 124th Ave. N.E., Kirkland. 425-823-6306, www.ticketweb.com or www.laughscomedy.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. 120 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah. 425-455-5550 or www.pogacha.com.
Rock Bottom: Live music 10 p.m. Thursdays and 8 p.m. Saturdays. Performers: May 17, Loud Mouth Blonde; May 24, Jazz Jam; May 31, Rosie’s Boyfriend. Ongoing: Fridays, DJ night. 550 106th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-462-9300 or www.rockbottom.com.
The Spot Off Main: Live music Thursdays and most Fridays-Saturdays. Performers: 5-8 p.m. May 15, Kenny Boudreaux; 9 p.m.-midnight May 16, Kim Archer Band; 9 p.m.-midnight May 17, house band CIA Quartet; 5-8 p.m. May 22, Devereaux; 9 p.m.-midnight May 31, Lucky Suns and Fat Dog Heavy; 9 p.m.-midnight June 14, Devereaux and house band CIA Quartet; 9 p.m.-midnight June 20, Kim Archer Band; 9 p.m.-midnight June 21, house band CIA Quartet. 20 103rd Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-646-6434.
Trader Vic’s Bellevue: 6-8 p.m. most Tuesdays-Thursdays and Sundays. Live music, no cover. 700 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue. 425-455-4483, www.tradervicsbellevue.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Twisted Cork Wine Bar: Performances 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays; 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 6-9 p.m. Sundays. Performers: May 14, Jim Basnight Band; 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. May 15, Mambo Cadillac; May 16, Take One; May 17, R. Curtis and Soul Stay Shun; May 18, Angelo Pizarro Project; May 21, Kiko; May 22, Double 0/8; May 23, Bellevue Jazz Festival Jam Session; May 24, R. Curtis and Soul Stay Shun; May 25, Kiko; May 28, Good Company; May 29, C Town; May 31, R. Curtis and Soul Stay Shun. 900 Bellevue Way, Bellevue. 425-637-0808.
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: 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Pub Quiz. Cost: $10 per team. 9 p.m.-closing Tuesdays and Thursdays-Saturdays, live music. Performers: May 16, Kennedy Brothers; May 17, Soul Proprietors; May 23, Fiasco; May 24, Geoffrey Castle; May 30, Kennedy Brothers; May 31, Big Luv. Ongoing: Tuesdays, Jam Dawgs open mic nights; Thursdays, Dan Purser Trio. 111 Central Way, Kirkland. 425-822-8940 or www.wilderover.com.
Zen Asian Bistro: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, jazz singer/pianist David Cooley performs. 989 Elements Building, 989 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-453-2999.
“For Such a Time as This”: 7 p.m. June 3. Dance production presented by Christ Church Academy of Performing Arts. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. www.cckirkland.org/events or 425-823-4307.
“Chop Shop—Bodies of Work”: 3 p.m. June 8. Contemporary dance festival featuring a variety of dance companies and artists. Cost: $18-$22.50. Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com.
Summer Solstice Dance: 7-9 p.m. June 22. Celebrate the solstice with the Big Band music of the Sounds of Swing. Cost: $5. North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-452-7681.
International Ballet Theatre recitals: Noon and 2 p.m. June 14. Noon recital features young performers; 2 p.m. features advanced classes. Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 425-822-7694.
Adult Hip Hop and Salsa classes: 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Cost: $18 drop-in, or discounted monthly rates. Ballet Arts Center, 204 100th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 206-232-1048 or www.balletbellevue.org.
Amazingly Easy Swing Dance Lessons: Mondays-Fridays. Lessons for all ages offered in small group classes and private lessons. Cost: $65 for six weeks. 425-891-1443 or www.alleycatsswing.com/calendar.
Belly dance classes: 7:10 p.m. Thursdays, beginners; 8:15 p.m. Thursdays, intermediates. Bally Total Fitness, 6601 132nd Ave. N.E., Kirkland. www.iteachebellydance.com.
Belly dance classes with Zulaika: Beginners: 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Intermediates: 7:30-9 p.m. Thursdays. Wednesday location: Dance Academy of Bellevue, 626 120th Ave. N.E., Suite B-102. Thursday location: Bally Total Fitness, 6601 132nd Ave. N.E., Kirkland. 425-649-2058 or www.pcauch.com.
Cameo/Carrabba dance: Classes available in tap dancing, dance exercise, jazz, hip hop and ballet. Cameo/Carrabba Dance, 18104 102nd Ave. N.E., Suite 104, Bothell. 425-483-4272 or www.cameodance.com.
Clogging: 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays. It’s like “Riverdance”; fast, fun and no partner needed. ClogJam Clogging Club. Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th. Ave. N.E., Redmond. www.clogjam-Washington.com.
North Bellevue line dance: 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Mondays; 11 a.m.-noon Fridays. Cost: $6-7. North Bellevue Community & Senior Center, 4063 148th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. www.ci.bellevue.wa.us/north_bellevue_senior_center.htm.
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, 425-747-2433, DoTheDanceOMT@yahoo.com or www.dothedanceomt.com.
Kirkland line dance: 10-11 a.m. Thursdays, beginners; 11 a.m.-noon Thursdays, intermediates. Drop-ins welcome. Peter Kirk Community Center, 352 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland. 425-587-3360, 425-747-2433, DoTheDanceOMT@yahoo.com or www.dothedanceomt.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, 425-747-2433, DoTheDanceOMT@yahoo.com or www.dothedanceomt.com.
Scottish country dancing: 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Kirkland Woman’s Club, 407 First St. 425-488-7643.
Silver Foot Seniors: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays. Therapeutic dance classes for seniors. Cost: $8 drop-in; $56 monthly. Ballet Arts Center, 204 100th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 206-232-1048.
Square dancing: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays through May 27. Cost: $4 per lesson. Sammamish Valley Grange, 14654 148th Ave. N.E., Woodinville. 425-385-2191 or 360-863-8112.
Swing 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. 325-452-7681.
Tango nights: 8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Performance: 8:30 p.m.; open dancing: 9 p.m. Cost: Free. Restaurant, 148 Lake St. S., Kirkland. 425-803-3310 or www.mixtura.biz.
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 15 and younger. Flow Yoga of Redmond, 15744 Redmond Way, Redmond.
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.
Bellevue Arts Museum: Exhibits: May 22-Sept. 7, “Sherry Markovitz: Shimmer, Paintings and Sculptures 1979-2006”; through Aug. 3, “Mandy Greer: Dare alla Luce”; through Sept. 21, “Follow the Line: The Path to Form.” Ongoing events include monthly Tea and Tour, free First Friday Lectures, film screenings, tours and children’s “Drop-in Art” activities. 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: $5-$7; free for ages 5 and younger and for all on the first Friday of the month. 510 Bellevue Way N.E. 425-519-0770 or www.bellevuearts.org.
Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art: Exhibits: Through May 25, “In Passing: The History and Etiquette of Mourning”; May 31-October, “Pale By Comparison: Untinted Bisque Dolls.” 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.
ArtEAST: Ongoing: 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.
ArtWalk Issaquah: 5-9 p.m. the first Friday of the month through Sept. 5. Features more than 20 art venues, live music and more. Front Street, Issaquah.
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: Exhibits: Through June 8, new paintings by Pat Tolle and Mike Smith. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. 127 Lake St. S., Kirkland. 425-827-2822 or www.gunnarnordstromgallery.com.
Howard/Mandville Gallery: Exhibits: Through May 25, new works by Joseph Lorusso. 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: Exhibits: Through May 20, “Force of Nature” artwork by Lynn Fleming. 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 July 3, “Heads (dis) Embodied”; July 11-Aug. 9, “Cut and Paste,” with reception 6-8 p.m. July 10. 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: Ongoing: Kirkland Art Walk, 6-9 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. Gallery showcases American-made art, with new featured artist each month. Hours: Open daily. Admission: Free. 107 Park Lane, Kirkland. 425-827-0606 or email@example.com.
Parklane Gallery: Exhibits: Through June 1, Juried International Miniature Art Show. Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. 130 Park Lane, Kirkland. 425-827-1462 or www.parklanegallery.com.
Patricia Rovzar Gallery: Hours: 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. 118 Central Way, Kirkland. 425-889-4627 or www.rovzargallery.com.
Pogacha of Bellevue: Exhibits: Through June 21, “A Splash of the Caribbean”; June 22-Aug. 2, “Spring Flowers and Fallen Leaves.” 119 106th Ave. N.E. 425-455-5670 or www.pogacha.com.
Pogacha of Issaquah: Exhibits: Through June 21, “Spring Flowers and Fallen Leaves.” 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.
Sammamish City Hall: Exhibits: Through May 16, King County Public Art Collection. 801 228th Ave. S.E. www.4culture.org.
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: May 17, “Celebrate Washington”; 10:30 a.m. May 18, Concert in the Backyard. 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.
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley: Performers: May 15-18, Bobby Hutcherson Quartet with Nicholas Payton; May 20-21, Herb Alpert and Lani Hall; May 22-25, Bobby Caldwell; May 29-June 1, Crescent Boogaloo; June 17-18, Esperanza Spalding; June 23-24, Maceo Parker. Call for cost. 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle. 206-441-9729 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Mark Morris Dance Group: 8 p.m. May 16-17; 2 p.m. May 18. Dance troupe will perform with the Seattle Symphony. Cost: $35-$75. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.
“Rachmaninov Vespers”: 8:15 p.m. May 16; 8 p.m. May 17. Presented by Seattle Pro Musica. $22-$25. St. James Cathedral, 804 Ninth Ave., Seattle. 206-781-2766 or www.seattlepromusica.org.
“Spokesong”: Thursdays-Sundays, May 16-June 8. Play about a Belfast bicycle shop features songs, magic tricks and choreographed bicycle routines. Cost: $15-$24. The Bathhouse, 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle. 206-524-1300 or www.seattlepublictheater.org.
“The Diary of Anne Frank”: Through May 17. Cost: $10-$50. Intiman Playhouse, 201 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-269-1900 or www.intiman.org.
Seattle International Children’s Festival: Through May 17. Performing arts festival for all ages features circus, music, theatre, puppetry, dance and multi-media shows. Costs vary; call or see Web site for details. Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St. 206-325-6500 or www.seattleinternational.org.
SteveSongs: 11 a.m. May 17. Cost: $10-$12; free for ages 1 and younger. Concert geared toward children ages 2-10 and their families. Proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center. Kane Hall, University of Washington, 3917 University Way N.E., Seattle. www.stevesongs.com.
Opus 7—“Spring Folly”: 8 p.m. May 17. St. Mark’s Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. E., Seattle. 206-782-2899 or www.opus7.org.
“Ten Grands”: May 17. Ten artists and ten grand pianos make for one great night of entertainment. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747, www.benaroyahall.org or www.ticketmaster.com.
“I Puritani”: Through May 17. Cost: $25. Presented by Seattle Opera. Cost: $25-$169. McCaw Hall at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St. 206-389-7676 or www.seattleopera.org.
Holotradband: 12:30-5 p.m. May 18. Presented by Puget Sound Traditional Jazz Society. Snacks and coffee available. Cost: $8-$11. Ballard Elks Lodge, 6411 Seaview Ave. N.W., Seattle. 425-776-5072 or www.pstjs.org.
“High School Musical”: May 20-25. Cost: $20-$67. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.
Corigliano Quartet: 8 p.m. May 22. String quartet to perform. Cost: $20-$33. Meany Hall for the Performing Arts at University of Washington, 4001 University Way N.E., Seattle. 206-543-4880 or www.uwworldseries.org.
“The American Pilot”: Through May 24. The story of what happens when an American pilot parachutes into a small third-world village. Cost: $15-$18. Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave., Seattle. 206-324-5801 or www.schmeater.org.
“Living Dead in Denmark”: Through May 24. Zombies, Shakespeare and martial arts collide in the newest show from the Pork Filled Players. Cost: $10-$15. Theatre Off Jackson, 409 Seventh Ave. S., Seattle. 206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com.
“Fathers and Sons”: Through May 25. Three generations of a family struggle to breach the walls between them and learn to love each other as fathers and sons. ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. 206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.
Haiku Northwest: 11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m. May 26. Writing and performance group to read poetry as part of “Folklife” event. Center House Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle Center.
“Namaste Man”: May 30-June 22. One-man show explores what it means to be an artist, and what it means to go home. Intiman Playhouse, 201 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-269-1900 or www.intiman.org.
Silent Movie Mondays: 7 p.m. Mondays, June 2-23. No movie June 9. Douglas Fairbanks Festival of movies includes “When the Clouds Roll By” and “Robin Hood.” The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.
Northwest Chamber Chorus “Celebrate” 40th Anniversary Concert: 7:30 p.m. June 7-8. Cost: $14-$18; free for children 6-12. Saturday location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle. Sunday location: Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave. 206-523-1196 or www.northwestchamberchorus.org.
“Avenue Q”: June 10-22. Call for cost. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.
Unexpected Productions 25th Anniversary Events: 6 p.m. June 13-midnight June 15, 54-Hour Improvathon; 8:30 p.m. June 16, Theatresports 25th Anniversary Show; June 17-22, International Festival of Improv. Call for cost. The Market Theater, 1428 Post Alley, Seattle. 206-587-2414 or www.UnexpectedProductions.org.
“Busytown”: Through June 15. Play brings Richard Scarry’s “What do people do all day?” to life with music and puppetry. Recommended for ages 4 and older. Cost: $17-$33. Seattle Children’s Theatre’s Charlotte Martin Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle Center. 206-441-3322 or www.sct.org.
Theory of a Deadman: 8 p.m. June 17. Canadian band to perform. Cost: $15. Showbox SoDo, 1700 First Ave. S., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.ticketmaster.com.
“A Marvelous Party—The Noel Coward Celebration”: June 19-July 13. Comedic revue offers some of Coward’s best-loved songs. ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. 206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.
“Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me!”: 7:30 p.m. June 26. Join a live taping of NPR’s oddly informative news quiz. Call for cost. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.
Seattle Men’s Chorus—“Comedy Tonight”: June 27-28. Call for cost. McCaw Hall, 305 Harrison St., Seattle Center. 206-388-1400 or www.flyinghouse.org.
“Adventures in Mating”: June 27-Aug. 9. Play offers a comedic choose-your-own-adventure about a first date. Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave., Seattle. 206-324-5801 or www.schmeater.org.
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80: 8 p.m. June 28. Cost: $25-$35. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.themoore.com.
Billy Idol: 7:30 p.m. July 1. Punk rock musician to perform. Cost: $35-$65. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.
“A Streetcar Named Desire”: July 3-Aug. 2. Cost: $10-$48. Intiman Playhouse, 201 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-269-1900 or www.intiman.org.
Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival: July 7-Aug. 1. Main concerts: 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Preconcert recitals: 7 p.m. Cost: $16-$42 per concert for main series; $10 for emerging artist concert; $8 for family concert. Also features free “Music Under the Stars” for families to bring chair and blankets to sit on the lawn and listen to live concerts via speakers. Lakeside School, 14050 First Ave. N.E., Seattle. 206-283-8808 or www.seattlechambermusic.org.
“Wind in the Willows”: Saturdays-Sundays, July 11-Aug. 9. Cost: Free. Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle. 206-324-5801 or www.schmeater.org.
“DANCE This”: 7:30 p.m. July 19. Take a world tour of dance styles at this 10th annual performance. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.