Out & About in Bellevue | June 4

Arts and entertainment happenings in and around Bellevue.

  • Tuesday, June 10, 2008 7:15pm
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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.

Benefit River Rafting Trip: 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 8. Open to ages 12 and older. Proceeds benefit Hopelink programs for the homeless and low-income. Cost: $65 minimum donation; advance registration required. Starts from the Wenatchee River outside Leavenworth. 425-822-5296 or riversinc@netzero.net.

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.

Symphony of Gardens Tour: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 29. Self-guided tour of five private gardens, with artists painting in each garden. Live music and refreshments 11:30 am.-3:30 p.m. at Bellevue Botanical Gardens. Proceeds benefit the Bellevue Philharmonic League. Cost: $25. Call for details, maps. 425-455-4171.

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:

“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.

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.

Eastside Jazz—Jovino Santos Neto: 7:30 p.m. June 10. Refreshments provided. Cost: $6-$12. Sherman Clay Pianos, 1000 Bellevue Way, Bellevue. 425-828-9104, 425-454-0633 or www.eastsidejazzclub.com.

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.

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

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

More theater:

“The Wizard of Oz”: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through June 22. Cost: $10-$12. Studio East, 402 Sixth St. S., Kirkland. 425-827-3123 or www.studio-east.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: 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. 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. 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 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. 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.


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