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Music

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

• “The Poet Sings”: 7:30 p.m. April 19. Presented by Bellevue Chamber Chorus. Cost: $9-$18.

• 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.

Music Works Northwest—Executive Series: 7:30 p.m. April 19. Top student musicians to perform. Cost: Free; donations welcome. Music Works Northwest, 14360 S.E. Eastgate Way, Suite 102, Bellevue. 425-644-0988 or www.musicworksnw.org.

Bellevue Community Band Spring Concert: 2:30 p.m. April 20. Program theme is “Music Around the World.” Cost: Free. Newport High School Theater, 4333 128th Ave., Bellevue. 425-747-3017.

“A Musical Potluck”: 2 p.m. April 20. Presented by Northwest Recital Singers. Cost: Free. Newport Presbyterian Church, 4010 120th Ave. S.E., Bellevue. 206-365-4065 or www.newportpres.org.

Bellevue Jazz Festival—Pearl Django: 5 p.m. April 23. Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E. 800-992-8499, 206-632-8499, www.ticketswest.com or www.bellevuejazz.com.

Theater

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

• “Old Yeller”: 7 p.m. April 28. Presented by the Omaha Theatre Company. Cost: $10-$19.

Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.”: Through April 20. Presented by Village Theatre’s KIDSTAGE Ensemble. Cost: $10-$12. First Stage Theatre, 120 Front St. N., Issaquah. 425-257-8600 or www.villagetheatre.org.

“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”: Through April 20. Presented by Village Theatre’s KIDSTAGE Ensemble. Cost: $9-$11. Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. 425-257-8600 or www.villagetheatre.org.

Cirque du Soleil—“Corteo”: April 24-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.

“Sleeping Beauty”: Fridays-Sundays through April 27. Cost: $9. Bellevue Youth Theatre, 16661 Northup Way, Bellevue. 425-452-7155 or byt@bellevuewa.gov.

“Little Women”: Through April 27. 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: May 2-18 at Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Cost: $15-$49. 425-257-8600.

Nightlife

Rock Bottom: Live music 10 p.m. Thursdays and 8 p.m. Saturdays. Performers: April 20, The Pop Offs; April 25-26, The Pop Tarts. 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: April 19, Bill Derry Band; 5-8 p.m. April 24, Quarter Past Eight. 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. Performers: April 20 and 22-23, Arturo Rodriquez; April 24, 27 and 29, Two Buck Chuck. 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: April 19, R. Curtis and Soul Stay Shun; April 20, Angelo Pizarro Project; April 23, Michael Hersman; April 24, Double 0/8; April 25, Take 1; April 26, 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, including: April 19 and 24, Gail Pettis. 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: April 19, Soul Proprietors; April 25, Fiasco; April 26, Robin Moxey. 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.

Dance

Bala Music & Dance: 8 p.m. April 25. Aniruddha Knight and ensemble to perform. Cost: $10-$26. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.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 at the YMCA: 7:30-8:45 p.m. Tuesdays through April 22. Cost: $20-$40. Bellevue Family YMCA, 14230 Bellevue-Redmond Road, Bellevue. 425-746-9077, ext. 3206, or kstout@seattleymca.org.

Belly dance basics: 8-9 p.m. Mondays through May 5. Cost: $60 for residents; $66 for non-residents; $15 for drop-ins. Lytle House, 9929 N.E. 180th St., Bothell. 425-486-7430 or www.ci.bothell.wa.us.

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: Beginners: 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 6-7:30 p.m. 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. Fast and fun; 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.

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.

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 April 20, “Eden Revisited: The Ceramic Art of Kurt Weiser”; through May 4, “Material Terrain: A Sculptural Exploration of Landscape and Place”; May 6-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.

Galleries/Exhibits

ArtEAST: Exhibits: Through April 28, juried exhibit of the Contemporary QuiltArt Association. 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.

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 May 4, “Jane Aukshunas and Don Tiller: Roads Less Traveled.” 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 April 30, plein air paintings by Teresa Saia. 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 May 3, “Weldon Butler: Visual Abstractions”; May 9-July 3, “Heads (dis) Embodied,” with reception 6-8 p.m. May 8; July 11-Aug. 9, “Cut and Paste.” 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: Events: 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 May 4, paintings by Tom Traeger and Nadia Kasko. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 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: Exhibits: Through May 5, “Anne Martin McCool: Mixed Media on Panel and Canvas.” 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 May 10, “Impressions of Italy.” 119 106th Ave. N.E. 425-455-5670 or www.pogacha.com.

Pogacha of Issaquah: Exhibits: Through May 10, “A Splash of the Caribbean!” 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.

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: April 22, Earth Day activities. 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, www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

Seattle Events

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley: Performers: April 19-20, John Densmore’s Tribal Jazz; April 22-23, OREGON; April 24-27, Billy Cobham Spectrum Band; April 29-30, Connie Evingson and Pearl Django; May 1-4, Les McCann Swiss Movement Revisited with Javon Jackson; May 6-7, Rachel Price; May 8-11, The Rippington’s; 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 23-24, Maceo Parker. Call for cost. 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle. 206-441-9729 or www.ticketmaster.com.

“The Mysteries of Life” dance performance: 8 p.m. April 19. Presented by Next Stage Dance Theatre. Cost: $15-$20. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway, Seattle. www.brownpapertickets.com or www.nextstagedance.org.

Seattle Choral Company—“Fauré Requiem”: 2 p.m. April 19. Cost: $15-$40. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 800-838-3006 or www.seattlechoralcompany.org.

Judicaël Perroy: 7:30 p.m. April 19. French guitarist to perform. Presented by the Seattle Classic Guitar Society. Cost: $24-$30. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-297-8788.

Seventh annual Diabetes Expo: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 19. Features free health screenings, cooking and exercise demonstrations, vendors and more. Presented by the American Diabetes Association. Admission: Free. Qwest Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle. 888-342-2383 or www.diabetes.org/SeattleExpo.

Pearl Django and Combo de Luxe: 12:30-5 p.m. April 20. Presented by the 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.

Seattle Symphony— Dvorák’s Cello Concerto: 7:30 p.m. April 24; 8 p.m. April 26. Cost: $17-$105. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747, 866-833-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.

Dave Brubeck and Ramsey Lewis: 8 p.m. April 25. Jazz musicians to perform. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.theparamount.com.

“Don Giovanni”: Fridays-Sundays, April 25-May 4. Marionette theater to perform Mozart’s work. Not recommended for young children. Cost: $25-$28. Carter Family Puppet Theater at Northwest Puppet Center, 9123 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle. 206-523-2579.

“The American Pilot”: April 25-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.

“Busytown”: April 25-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.

Mehr and Sher Ali: 8 p.m. April 26. Palestinian-born musicians perform qawwali music. Cost: $20-$32. Meany Hall for the Performing Arts at University of Washington, 4001 University Way N.E., Seattle. 206-543-4880 or www.uwworldseries.org.

Dan Zanes and Friends: 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. April 26. Children’s folk musician Zanes to perform. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.themoore.com.

Charlie Murphy: 9 p.m. April 26. Stand-up comedian to entertain. Cost: $31.50. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Capitol Steps: 8 p.m. April 26. Political satire group to perform. Cost: $22.50-$65. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.

Spotlight Night—“Shrek the Musical”: 3-4:30 p.m. April 27. Cast and crew offer a behind-the-scenes peek at new musical, opening Aug. 14 in Seattle. Cost: Free; reservations recommended. The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. www.5thavenue.org/spotlight.

American Roots Series—Horizon and Cabin Fever NW: 2 p.m. April 27. Two Northwest folk groups to perform. Cost: $20-$25. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 800-838-3006, www.brownpapertickets.com or www.rainierconcerts.com.

“Glorious!”: 2 p.m. April 27. Ensemble production by five Northwest performing groups. Cost: $29.50. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Leif Ove Andsnes: 8 p.m. April 28. Internationally renowned pianist Andsnes to perform. Cost: $25-$45. Meany Hall for the Performing Arts at University of Washington, 4001 University Way N.E., Seattle. 206-543-4880 or www.uwworldseries.org.

Seattle Symphony: 7:30 p.m. April 28. Program features works by Johann Sebastian Bach, with organist Josesh Adam. Cost: $21-$30. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747, 866-833-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.

“My Fair Lady”: April 29-May 4. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-467-5510, www.theparamount.com.

Los Lobos: 7:30 p.m. April 30. Cost: $20-$75. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.

Paul Taylor Dance Company: 8 p.m. May 1-3. Cost: $20-$45. Meany Hall for the Performing Arts at University of Washington, 4001 University Way N.E., Seattle. 206-543-4880 or www.uwworldseries.org.

“Fathers and Sons”: May 1-25. 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.

“Living Dead in Denmark”: May 1-24. 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.

Hop Scotch Spring Beer and Scotch Festival: 5 p.m.-midnight May 2; 1 p.m.-midnight May 3. Features seasonal microbrews, tequila and scotch tastings. Open to ages 21 and older. Admission: $20-$25; $10 for designated drivers. Jonas Jensen Studios in Fremont, 155 N. 35th St., Seattle. 206-633-0422 or www.hopscotchtasting.com.

“I Puritani”: May 3-17. Cost: $25. Presented by Seattle Opera. Cost: $25-$169. McCaw Hall at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St. 206-389-7676 or www.seattleopera.org.

“The Cure at Troy”: Through May 3. Play shows the Trojan War up close and thoroughly human. Cost: $15-$59. Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-443-2222 or www.seattlerep.org.

Joe Jackson: 7:30 p.m. May 4. Cost: $37.50-$47.50. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.themoore.com.

Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra: 7 p.m. May 4. Cost: $35-$75. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.ticketmaster.com.

“Aurélia’s Oratorio”: May 7-11. Performance takes the audience into the world of the strange and surreal. Cost: $10-$35. Bagley Wright Theatre at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St., Seattle. www.seattlerep.org.

“More Music @ The Moore”: 7:30 p.m. May 9. Seventh annual student music night features exceptional local talent. Cost: $12-$17. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.themoore.com.

“The Highest Tide”: Through May 10. Play looks into the sea-changes of both adolescence and the Puget Sound. Presented by Book-It Repertory Theatre. Cost: $15-$32. Seattle Center House Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. 206-216-0833 or www.book-it.org.

“According to Coyote”: Through May 11. Performance is a collection of Native American trickster stories. Cost: $17-$33. Seattle Children’s Theatre’s Eve Alvord Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle Center. 206-441-3322 or www.sct.org.

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.

“The Diary of Anne Frank”: Through May 17. Intiman Playhouse, 201 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-269-1900 or www.intiman.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.

“High School Musical”: May 20-25. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-467-5510, www.theparamount.com.

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. 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.

“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.

“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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