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Calendars are published Wednesdays and Saturdays on a space-available basis. Items for the Wednesday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Thursday. Items for the Saturday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Tuesday.

Events

Tastin’ n Racin’: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. June 7; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 8. Features hydroplane racing, live music, boat and auto exhibits, children’s activities and more. Cost: $5-$10; free for ages 5 and younger. Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 N.W. Sammamish Road, Issaquah. www.tastinracin.com.

Kirkland Performance Center 10th Anniversary Community Open House: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. June 8. Free performances include: 11 a.m. “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs” by Book-it Repertory Theatre; 1 p.m., Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra; 3 p.m., Keith Highlanders Pipe Band; 5 p.m., Bottom Line Duo; 7 p.m., Showtunes! Theatre Company; 9 p.m., horror improv group Blood Squad. Cost: Free; reservations required. 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

Music

Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

• Kylie Jean and Band: 7 p.m. June 5. Teen band to perform, along with former Seahawk player Mack Strong and comedian Tracie Davis. Cost: Free.

• Bobby McFerrin: 8 p.m. June 6-7. Grammy award-winning singer to perform. Cost: $79-$150.

Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com.

• “Standards—An Old Familiar Tune”: 2 and 7:30 p.m. June 7. Presented by Bellevue Chamber Chorus. Cost: $9-$18.

More music:

Celebration! jazz ensemble: 7:30 p.m. May 30. BCC’s vocal jazz ensemble to perform in 35th anniversary concert. Cost: $5-$8. Carlson Theatre at Bellevue Community College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue. 425-564-3114.

Everett Symphony Orchestra—“Celestial Voyage”: 8 p.m. May 30. Cost: $12-$36. Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby Ave., Everett. 425-258-1605, 888-266-8486 or www.everettsymphony.org.

“Winds Around the World”: 7 p.m. May 31. Presented by Woodinville Community Band. Cost: Free. Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell. www.woodinvilleband.org.

Issaquah Singers—“Fun Lovin’ Songs”: 7:30 p.m. May 31. Cost: Free. Pine Lake Covenant Church, 1715 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. Also: 7 p.m. June 6 at Issaquah Valley Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way, Issaquah. www.issaquahsingers.com.

“Highlights from Hollywood”: 7-8:30 p.m. June 1. Pontiac Bay Symphony Orchestra to perform works from film and TV hits, including “Harry Potter,” “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “The Pink Panther.” Cost: $12-$15. Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds. 206-364-0907 or www.pontiacbay.org.

“Best of Broadway—the Biblical Story”: 7:30 p.m. June 6-7. Music from “Godspell” and “Children of Eden” presented by Bellevue Community College’s Concert Choir. Cost: $8. Carlson Theatre at Bellevue Community College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue. 425-564-3114.

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.

“A Rockin’ Evening”: 7-10 p.m. June 7. Features headliner band Astro Cats. Presented by the City of Issaquah and the American Moroccan International Exchange. Cost: $25. Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S., Issaquah. 425-837-3000 or www.amieonline.org/concert.

Spring Choirs Concert: 3 p.m. June 8. Cost: By donation. First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th N.E., Bellevue. 425-454-2059.

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.

Music Works Northwest—Executive Series: 7:30 p.m. June 13. Top student musicians to perform. Cost: Free. Music Works Northwest, 14360 S.E. Eastgate Way, Suite 102, Bellevue. 425-644-0988 or www.musicworksnw.org.

Issaquah Chamber Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. June 16. Free concert sponsored by the Issaquah Arts Commission. Village Theatre’s Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N., Issaquah. 425-644-7246.

Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival: Aug. 6-15. 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. 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. Overlake School, 20301 N.E. 108th St., Redmond. 206-283-8808 or www.seattlechambermusic.org.

“Blast! The Power of Brass” Family Concert: 7 p.m. Aug. 12. Fun-filled introduction to brass instruments geared toward ages 6-10 and families. Come at 6 p.m. for free hotdogs and lemonade on the lawn. Presented as part of the Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival. Cost: $8. Overlake School, 20301 N.E. 108th St., Redmond. 206-283-8808 or www.seattlechambermusic.org.

Theater

Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

• Imagination Theatre: 7:30 p.m. June 9. Participate in a live radio drama recording by Jim French Productions. Cost: $9.

• “Grease”: 7:30 p.m. July 25-26; 2:30 p.m. July 26-27. Summer Teen Musical presented by Studio East. Cost: $15.

Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com.

• “Sleeping Beauty”: May 30-June 1. Presented by Ballet Bellevue. Cost: $17-$27.

• “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten”: June 13-15 and 18-22. Presented by the Attic Theatre. Cost: $15-$25.

• “I Do! I Do!”: July 11-19. Musical follows Michael and Agnes through 50 years of marriage. Presented by Bellevue Civic Theatre.

More theater:

“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 Phantom Tollbooth”: May 30-June 14. Cost: $13. Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th St., Mercer Island. 206-232-4145 or www.YouthTheatre.org.

“An Ideal Husband”: 4 and 7:30 p.m. May 30; 2 and 7:30 p.m. May 31. Presented by The Bear Creek School students. Cost: $5-$10. The Bear Creek School Cornerstone Theater, 8905 208th Ave. N.E., Redmond. 425-898-1720, ext. 308.

“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.

“The Three Billy Goats Gruff”: 2 and 4 p.m. May 31-June 1. Puppet show presented by Thistle Theatre. Bellevue Youth Theatre, 16661 Northup Way, Bellevue. 206-524-3388 or www.thistletheatre.org.

Cirque du Soleil—“Corteo”: Through June 1. 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.

“AIDA”: Through 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.

Auditions

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 andi@evergreencityballet.org.

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.

Nightlife

Bake’s Place: All performances 8-10:30 p.m. unless noted. Cost: $22 for show; $47.50 for show and dinner. Performers: May 30, Jay Roberts and Don Mock Guitar Duo; May 31, Belinda Underwood and Benny Green; June 7, Little Bill and the Bluenotes; June 13, Kate McGarry Trio; June 14, Karin Plato Quartet; June 21, Trish Hatley Quartet; June 22, Pearl Django; June 27, Greta Matassa Quartet; June 28, Jeni Fleming Ensemble. 4135 Providence Point Drive S.E., Issaquah. 425-391-3335, www.bakesplace.org or Events@bakesplace.org.

Laughs Comedy Spot: Live comedy shows 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, and 8 and 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Performers: 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.

The Lyons’ Den: 8-11 p.m. May 31, Damon Buxton. 10415 Beardslee Blvd., Bothell. 425-398-9792.

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 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: 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 eric@tradervicsbellevue.com.

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 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 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.

Dance

“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.

Melelani Hula Studio— “I Miss You, My Hawai`i”: 11:30 a.m. June 7. Hawaiian hula show. Cost: Free. Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W., Issaquah. 206-818-5837.

“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.

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.

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.

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. 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. Tuesdays, beginners; 11 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, 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 taught by Terry McKinnon. Cost: $8 drop-in; $56 monthly. Advance registration required. Ballet Arts Center, 204 100th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 206-232-1048.

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.

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 Aug. 3, “Mandy Greer: Dare alla Luce”; through Sept. 7, “Sherry Markovitz: Shimmer, Paintings and Sculptures 1979-2006”; 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: 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.

Galleries/Exhibits

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: 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 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 lakegalkirkland@comcast.net.

Parklane Gallery: Exhibits: Through June 1, Juried International Miniature Art Show; June 3-July 6, “Dream Speak” by Valerie Tucker and “Forest and Sound” by Lynn Scott, with artists’ reception 6-9 p.m. June 12. 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.

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.

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: 9:30 and 10 a.m. June 4, Mandarin Workshop for ages 4 and younger; 9:30 and 10 a.m. June 4, Spanish Workshop for ages 4 and younger; 6:30-8 p.m. June 4, Early Literacy Workshop; June 7, Duck Day; 6:30-8 p.m. June 11, Parenting Series—Preventing Childhood Obesity; June 15, Father’s Day; 6:30-8 p.m. June 18, Parenting Series—Conflict Resolution; June 25, Parenting Series—Celebrating Diversity. 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

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley: Performers: 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.

“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.

“Dance—Language of the Soul”: 7:30 p.m. May 30; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. May 31. Revue features Chinese dance and traditional ballet. Presented by Hengda Dance Academy and the Asian American Performing Arts Theatre. Bagley Wright Theatre, 155 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-287-9998 or www.hengda-dance.com.

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.

“Live at the Benaroya”: 2 and 7 p.m. June 7. Northwest Sound to perform barbershop-style a capella harmonies. Cost: $12-$22. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Northwest Chamber Chorus “Celebrate” 40th Anniversary Concert: 7:30 p.m. June 7-8. Cost: $16-$20; 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.

“Spokesong”: Thursdays-Sundays through 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.

“In the Land of the Head Hunters”: 7 p.m. June 10. Silent film presented by Seattle Theatre Group and The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. Cost: $13-$18. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.themoore.com.

“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.

KPLU Listener Request Show: 7:30 p.m. June 14. Presented by Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra. Cost: $15-$36. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-523-6159 or www.srjo.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.

“Recapturing the Banjo”: 7 p.m June 17. Otis Taylor and Band to perform songs from their latest album. Cost: $25-$30. The Triple Door, 216 Union St., Seattle. 206-838-4333 or www.thetripledoor.net.

“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.

David Alan Grier: 8 p.m. July 19. Comic actor to perform. Cost: $27.50. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.themoore.com.

“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.

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