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Weekly roundup | Arts & Entertainment
Bellevue Arts Museum Artsfair, July 29-31. The event is 9:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday and 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday. From jewelry and wearables to paintings and ceramics, BAM artsfair is one of the largest, most prestigious art festivals in the Pacific Northwest. Entrance to BAM artsfair is free, plus free admission to all of BAM's galleries and all community programs, including kidsfair. Go to www.bellevuearts.org, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue. 425-519-0770.
Seattle Opera presents American classic, "Porgy and Bess" July 30-Aug. 20. The opera explores the ennobling romance between a beggar and a battered woman in Charleston, South Carolina, in the early 20th century. Single tickets start at $25 and are available online at seattleopera.org, by calling 206-389-7676 or 800-426-1619. Tickets may also be purchased at the box office by visiting 1020 John St. (two blocks west of Fairview), Monday to Friday between 9-a.m.-5 p.m.
"Ruddigore," or "The Witch’s Curse, a Melodramatic Ghost Story" runs July 15-30 at Bagley Wright Theatre (155 Mercer St. Seattle, WA, 98109. This show spoofs the popular melodramas of the late 1800s featuring some of Sullivan’s best and most singable music; Gilbert’s clever plot line and lyrics; and a stage full of unforgettable characters. Tickets are $40 (general public with discounts for seniors) and $16 for youth 18 and under, available at www.pattersong.org and at www.brownpapertickets.com, 800-838-3006.
Taproot Theatre presents the murder mystery, "Something's Afoot" July 15-Aug. 13 at 204 North 8th St., Seattle. "The butler didn't do it!" So starts this murder mystery musical that has been delighting audiences for decades. Tickets and more information are available at: http://taproottheatre.org, 206-706-1502.