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Calendar Submissions

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.

Music

Roy Douglas: 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 11. Singer-songwriter Douglas to perform with guitar, vocals and poetry. Cost: Free. Food court at Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue. www.roydouglasmusic.com.

Michael Franti and Spearhead: 6 p.m. Sept. 12. Cost: $26.50 in advance; $31.50 on the day. Marymoor Amphitheatre, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond. www.ticketmaster.com.

Theater

“Disorder in the Court”: 7 p.m. Sept. 12-13. Original comedy presented by the Highland Players. Cost: $5. Bellevue Youth Theater, 16661 Northup Way, Bellevue. Tickets: 425-452-7155. Details: 425-452-7686.

“Saint Heaven”: Sept. 17-Oct. 26. Musical tells the story of a young doctor who returns to his hometown to settle his father’s affairs and confront the past. Presented by Village Theatre. Cost: $18-$58. Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N., Issaquah. 425-392-2202, 866-688-8849 or www.villagetheatre.org.

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”: 7:30 p.m.Sept. 19-20 and 26-27; 2 p.m. Sept. 21 and 28. Presented by Lyric Light Opera of the Northwest. Cost: $24-$29. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

Auditions

Youth Theatre Northwest: Sept. 10. Open auditions for ages 6-18 to perform in 2008-2009 season plays. Call for appointments and details. Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th St., Mercer Island. 206-232-4145, ext. 100, or www.youththeatre.org.

Evergreen City Ballet—Accompanist: Ballet 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.

Nightlife

Bake’s Place: All performances 8-10:30 p.m. unless noted. Cost: $22 for show; $47.50 for show and dinner. Performers: Sept. 13, Karin Plato Quartet. 425-391-3335, www.bakesplace.org or Events@bakesplace.org.

Pogacha of Issaquah: 8-11 p.m. Saturdays. Live music, no cover. Performers: Sept. 13, Paul Green. 120 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah. 425-455-5550 or www.pogacha.com.

Rock Bottom Brewery: Live music 9:30 p.m. Saturdays. Performers: Sept. 13, Kenny Boudreaux. 550 106th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-462-9300 or www.rockbottom.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. 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. Ongoing: Thursdays, Dan Purser. 111 Central Way, Kirkland. 425-822-8940 or www.wilderover.com.

Dance

Samena Square Dance Club: 7:30-9 p.m. Thursdays, starting Sept. 18. Club offers lessons in beginning square dance. Juanita Community Club, 13027 100th Ave. N.E., Kirkland. 425-823-6125 or 425-823-0571.

Ballet Bellevue’s “Harvest Moonlight”: 8 p.m. Oct. 11. Season-opener performance features autumn-themed works by Northwest choreographers. Cost: $22-$27. The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 425-455-1345, 206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.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. 206-232-1048 or www.balletbellevue.org.

Belly dance classes: Thursdays through Oct. 23. 7:10 p.m., beginners; 8:15 p.m., intermediates. Cost: $80 per eight-week session; $14 per drop-in class. Bally Total Fitness, 6601 132nd Ave. N.E., Kirkland. 425-881-6245 or www.iteachebellydance.com.

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.

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.

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.

Scottish country dancing: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 16-May. Kirkland Woman’s Club, 407 First St. 425-488-7643 or www.rscds-seattle.org.

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.

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.

Readings/Books

An Evening with Alexander McCall Smith: 7 p.m. Sept. 28. Scottish author to discuss and sign his latest book, “The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday.” Cost: Free; registration recommended. Theater at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com.

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 Sept. 21, “Anna Skibska: Follow the Line: The Path to Form”; Sept. 23-Feb. 8, “Tip Toland: Melt, The Figure in Clay”; Oct. 4-March 8, “Etsuko Ichikawa: Traces of the Molten State”; Oct. 11-Jan. 25, “Randy Shull: Crossing Boundaries”; through Nov. 30, “John Grade: Disintegration–Sculpture Through Landscape.” 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 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.

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: Sept. 10-Oct. 5, “Jaime Ellsworth: New Paintings,” with reception 6-9 p.m. Sept. 10. 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: Exhibits: Oct. 10-Nov. 18, “Brush with Change” paintings by Kirkland artist Joanne Shellan, with reception 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 10. 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: Sept. 12-Oct. 4, “Nature Freak,” with opening reception 6-8 p.m. Sept. 11. 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: Exhibits: Sept. 11-Oct. 31, watercolors by Jon Noack, and watercolors and oil pastels by John Ebner. 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 Oct. 5, watercolors by Phyllis Ray and Susan Lusa, with reception Sept. 11. 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 Sept. 13, “Unalaska”; Sept. 13-Oct. 25, ““Elements of Nature” paintings by Christina Strigenz. 119 106th Ave. N.E. 425-455-5670 or www.pogacha.com.

Pogacha of Issaquah: Exhibits: Through Sept. 13, “Elements of Nature” paintings by Christina Strigenz; Sept. 13-Oct. 25, “Wild Things!” photographs by Greg Schatzlein and Dusty Cavaliere. 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: Sept. 16-21, Celebrate International Peace Day; 6 p.m. Sept. 20, Recess Monkey concert ($8-$10); Sept. 23-28, Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration. 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

“The Vertical Hour”: Sept. 10-Oct. 4. Call for details, cost. ArtsWest Playhouse, 4711 California Ave. S.W., Seattle. 206-938-0339 or www.artswest.org.

“The Phantom of the Opera”: Sept. 10-Oct. 4. Call for cost. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.

Jewel: 8 p.m. Sept. 11. Cost: $47.50-$57.50. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. www.themoore.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

Daniel Beatty’s “Resurrection”: Sept. 12-13. New play tells the story of six African American men whose lives intertwine. Cost: $15-$20. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway, Seattle. 800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

“The White Devil”: Sept. 12-Oct. 11. Play offers deceit, intrigue and plenty of Act 5 corpses. Cost: $15-$18. Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave., Seattle. 206-324-5801 or www.schmeater.org.

“The Little Dog Laughed”: Through Sept. 13. Zinger-filled comedy about deception and double-dealing in Hollywood. Call for cost. Intiman Theatre, 201 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-269-1900 or www.intiman.org.

“Intimate Exchanges”: Through Sept. 14. Call for cost. ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. 206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.

Chuanyun Li: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16. Violinist “superstar” to perform with George Shangrow and Orchestra Seattle. Cost: $15-$70. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. www.ticketmaster.com.

“Even Cowgirls Get the Blues”: Sept. 16-Oct. 12. Presented by Book-It Repertory Theatre. Call for cost. Center House Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. 206-216-0833 or www.book-it.org.

Okkervil River: 9 p.m. Sept. 17. Cost: $16-$18. Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.showboxonline.com.

“Shrek the Musical”: Through Sept. 21. World premiere of the musical based on the story of a lovable ogre and his quest to save a beautiful princess. Cost: $25-$90. The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. 206-625-1900, 888-584-4849 or www.5thavenue.org.

10th annual SketchFest Seattle: Sept. 24-27. Live sketch comedy festival. See Web site for cost, details. Theatre Off Jackson, 409 Seventh Ave. S., Seattle. www.sketchfest.org.

Lila Downs: 8 p.m. Sept. 25. Cost: $27.50. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.themoore.com.

Maceo Parker Band: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25-28. Cost: $45. Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle. www.jazzalley.com.

UW World Series—Jade Simmons: 8 p.m. Sept. 25. Simmons to perform as part of the President’s Piano Series. Cost: $34. Meany Hall at the University of Washington, 4001 University Way N.E., Seattle. 206-543-4880 or www.uwworldseries.org.

“The Night Watcher”: Sept. 25-Oct. 26. Charlayne Woodard to perform in one-woman play presented by Seattle Repertory Theatre. Cost: $10-$15. Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Leo K. Theatre, 155 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-443-2222, 877-900-9285 or www.seattlerep.org.

Calexico with The Cave Singers: 8 p.m. Sept. 26. Call for cost, details. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.themoore.com.

“The War Party”: Sept. 26-Oct. 19. Political drama follows Senator Laura Smith on the night of her failed reelection bid. Bathhouse Theatre, 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle. 206-524-1300 or www.seattlepublictheater.org.

“All the King’s Men”: Sept. 26-Nov. 8. Play is an adaptation of the novel about a Louisiana governor facing complexities and temptations of power. Call for cost. Intiman Theatre, 201 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-269-1900 or www.intiman.org.

Circus of Dreams: 2 p.m. Sept. 27. Benefit show features aerial artists, dance troupes and other performers. Proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center. Cost: $10-$20 (matinee); $25 (evening). The Falls Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. www.acttheatre.org.

“Whose Live Anyway”: 7 p.m. Sept. 27. Improv comedy show features the cast of hit TV series “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Cost: $35-$60. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.themoore.com.

11th annual Bungalow Fair: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 27; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 28. Features arts and crafts lectures, antique show and sale, contemporary furniture and decorative arts. Presented by Historic Seattle. Cost: $5-$10. Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave. 206-622-6952 or www.historicseattle.org.

My Morning Jacket: 8 p.m. Sept. 28. Cost: $34. McCaw Hall, 305 Harrison St., Seattle Center. 206-628-0888 or www.ticketmaster.com.

UW World Series—Di Madre in Figlia: 7 p.m. Sept. 28. An Italian female chorus teams up with an Italian/Celtic folk band. Cost: $33. Meany Hall at the University of Washington, 4001 University Way N.E., Seattle. 206-543-4880 or www.uwworldseries.org.

Cold War Kids: 9 p.m. Sept. 29. Cost: $17. Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888, www.ticketmaster.com or www.showboxonline.com.

Gavin DeGraw: 9 p.m. Oct. 1. Cost: $26.50. Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888, www.ticketmaster.com or www.showboxonline.com.

“The Green Sheep”: Oct. 1-Nov. 2. Interactive play aimed at ages 1-4 with parents. Cost: $13. Seattle Children’s Theatre’s Charlotte Martin Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. 206-441-3322 or www.sct.org.

The Comedy Addiction Tour: Oct. 3. Features four comedians who reveal their stories of excess and addiction. Call for cost. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.themoore.com.

“The Mutant Theatre Caravan”: 8 p.m. Oct. 3-4. Features two out-of-the-ordinary theater performances each night. Cost: $15. Theatre Off Jackson, 409 Seventh Ave. S., Seattle. 800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

“Night of the Living Dead”: Oct. 3-Nov. 1. Presented by Seattle Children’s Theatre. Recommended for ages 13 and older. Cost: $20-$24. Seattle Children’s Theatre’s Charlotte Martin Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. 206-441-3322 or www.sct.org.

CroatiaFest: 6-10 p.m. Oct. 4; noon-8 p.m. Oct. 5. Features traditional Croatian dance, music and food, as well as historical exhibits, films, vendors and more. Cost: Free. Center House at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle.

Ensemble La Rota: 8 p.m. Oct. 4; 1 p.m. Oct. 5. Ensemble plays music from the time of Philip the Fair. Presented by the Early Music Guild. Cost: $20-$38 for Oct. 4 performance; $5-$10 for Oct. 5 family concert. Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle. 206-325-7066 or www.earlymusicguild.org.

“Eurydice”: Through Oct. 5. Play puts a contemporary spin on the classic Orpheus myth. Call for cost. ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. 206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.

Winds of Change: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7. Presented by the Early Music Guild. Cost: $10-$25. Trinity Parish Church, 609 Eighth Ave., Seattle. 206-325-7066 or www.earlymusicguild.org.

Cie Heddy Maalem: Oct. 11. Fourteen international dancers interpret Stravinsky’s “Le Sacre Du Printemps.” Call for cost. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.themoore.com.

“Spring Awakening”: Oct. 14-19. Musical described as “a fusion of morality, sexuality and rock ’n roll.” Call for cost. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.

UW World Series—MOMIX: 8 p.m. Oct. 16-18. Presented as part of the University’s World Dance Series. Cost: $42. Meany Hall at the University of Washington, 4001 University Way N.E., Seattle. 206-543-4880 or www.uwworldseries.org.

Esperanza Spalding: Oct. 16-18. Acoustic bassist/vocalist/composer Spalding to perform. Cost: $24.50. Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle. 206-441-9729 or www.jazzalley.com.

“Elektra”: Oct. 16-Nov. 1. Agamemnon’s daughter seeks revenge for her father’s murder. Presented by Seattle Opera. Call for cost. McCaw Hall, 305 Harrison St., Seattle Center. www.seattleopera.org.

“Bluenose”: Oct. 17-Dec. 14. Red-nosed pirates meet a blue-nosed girl, and learn a lesson about prejudice. Cost: $17-$34. Seattle Children’s Theatre’s Charlotte Martin Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. 206-441-3322 or www.sct.org.

Seattle Baroque Orchestra “Portrait of a Baroque Diva—Francesca Cuzzoni”: 8 p.m. Oct. 18; 3 p.m. Oct. 19. Call for cost. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-322-3118 or www.seattlebaroque.org.

“Quest for a Queendom”: Through Oct. 19. Cabaret dinner-theater show features comedians, acrobats, singers and a clown. Call for cost, details. Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St., Seattle. www.zinzanni.org.

Fleet Foxes: 8 p.m. Oct. 19. Cost: $15-$17. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. www.ticketmaster.com or www.themoore.com.

Seattle Classic Guitar Society Guitar Night: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Features top Northwest musicians in solo and ensemble performances. Cost: $19-$24. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-297-8788.

UW World Series—Emerson String Quartet: 8 p.m. Oct. 21. Cost: $35. Meany Hall at the University of Washington, 4001 University Way N.E., Seattle. 206-543-4880 or www.uwworldseries.org.

“Black Gold”: Oct. 22-Nov. 15. An African-American man strikes it rich with an oil rig he purchases on eBay in this vaudevillian satire of class, race and greed. ArtsWest Playhouse, 4711 California Ave. S.W., Seattle. 206-938-0339 or www.artswest.org.

Randy Newman: 8 p.m. Oct. 22. American singer-songwriter to perform. Cost: $29.50-$49.50. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. www.ticketmaster.com or www.themoore.com.

Linda Ronstadt and Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano—“A Romantic Evening in Old Mexico”: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23. $45-$75. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.

“Becky’s New Car”: Oct. 23-Nov. 16. Comedy depicts what happens when a middle-class housewife gets a taste of life with a billionaire. Cost: $37.50-$55. ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. 206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.

“The Backyardigans Live! Tale of the Mighty Knights”: Oct. 25-26. Play is based on the Nickelodeon TV special. Cost: $17-$41. Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.

Alison Moyet: 7 p.m. Oct. 29. British pop singer to perform. Cost: $37. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. www.ticketmaster.com or www.themoore.com.

“The Drowsy Chaperone”: Oct. 29-Nov. 16. Call for cost. The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. 206-625-1900, 888-584-4849 or www.5thavenue.org.

UW World Series—Gabriela Montero: 8 p.m. Oct. 29. Venezuelan pianist to perform. Cost: $34. Meany Hall at the University of Washington, 4001 University Way N.E., Seattle. 206-543-4880 or www.uwworldseries.org.

The Sonics with Special Guests: 8 p.m. Oct. 31. Cost: $26.50-$62. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-628-0888, www.ticketmaster.com or www.theparamount.com.

Brian Posehn and Judah Friedlander: 8 p.m. Oct. 31. Comedians Posehn and Friedlander to perform. Cost: $31.50. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.themoore.com.

The Second City’s “One Nation Under Blog”: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2. Touring comedy troupe to perform. Cost: $25-$35. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.themoore.com.

Eduardo Fernández: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15. Fernández to perform as part of the Seattle Classic Guitar Society’s International Concert Series. Cost: $24-$30. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-297-8788.


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