Arts and Entertainment

Weekly arts roundup May 2-8

The Bellevue Jazz Festival is June 1-5.  - Photo by Bruce C. Moore
The Bellevue Jazz Festival is June 1-5.
— image credit: Photo by Bruce C. Moore

Dance

A Day of Dance at Pacific Northwest Ballet Saturday, June 18 at McCaw Hall. Featuring the 30th annual PNB school performance at 1:30 p.m., Next Step, (formerly known as "Choreographer's Showcase) at 7 p.m., and in between performances, the annual PNB School Celebration Dinner. Both performances will also include Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra. Go to pnb.org; 206-441-2424, 301 Mercer Street, Seattle.

"Tap For Joy" at the Theatre at Meydenbauer Center (11100 NE 6th Street, Bellevue) May 25. Join emcee and impresario Tim Hickey in this tap dance extravaganza to celebrate National Tap Dance Day. Go to www.timtapshickey.com for more information and www.brownpapertickets.com for tickets; 425-891-1054.

Music

The 2011 Bellevue Jazz Festival June 1-5 at Meydenbauer Center (11100 N.E. 6th St.). Celebrating community and the creative power of music. Explore and share a passion for live jazz at the Eastside's premier showcase for top national and regional artists. Go to www.bellevuejazz.com; 425-453-1223.

Live piano by Julie Tonkin at El Gaucho Bellevue., 6-10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 6-10 p.m. Sunday- Monday. No cover. Go to www.elgaucho.com; 458 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; 425-455-2715

Temple B’nai Torah will host a memorable night of Jewish music at 7 p.m., Sunday, May 22. The evening will feature sacred music from ancient to modern, serious to fun. Free. Go to templebnaitorah.org; 15727 N.E. 4th St., Bellevue. Contact Melissa Bloom, Temple Administrator at 425-603-9677.

Seattle Rock Orchestra performs Queen at the Moore Theatre, at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 21. Songs include “You’re My Best Friend,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and the 8-minute epic “The Prophet’s Song.”  Go to stgpresents.org; 1932 2nd Ave. Seattle; 1-877-784-4849

Theater

Chinese Acrobats of Hebei at 7 p.m., May 8 at Kirkland Performance Center. Spectacular feats of athleticism and jaw-dropping tricks will keep the audience members on the edge of their seats. Tickets Youth $20, Adult $30. Go to www.kpcenter.org; 350 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland.

Village Theatre's production of "Jesus Christ: Super Star" is May 11 - July 12. Written by legendary team Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, this extraordinary rock opera highlights the struggles of Jesus of Nazareth and Judas Iscariot during the last week of Jesus's life. Go to www.villagetheatre.org, 120 Front St N. Issaquah; 425-392-2202.

Galleries

"Shhhh – Fairies, Gnomes and Woodland Creatures" at the Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art from May 21 to Oct. 16. Go to www.dollart.com; 1116 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; 425-455-1116.

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