Arts and Entertainment

Out & About in Bellevue | Sept. 27

Events

Foolscap: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 27; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 28. Science-fiction convention features books, art and panel discussions. Cost: $45-$50. Marriott Hotel, 17401 164th Ave. N.E., Redmond. 206-938-2452 or www.foolscapcon.org.

Antique Appraisal Fair: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 27. Appraisers will provide verbal estimates of value for antiques and collectibles. Limit of three items per person. Proceeds benefit Northshore Senior Center. Cost: $5-$7 per item; advance registration required. Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell. 425-487-2441.

Digital Arts Festival: 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Oct. 4; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 5. Features digital art, hands-on activities, dance lounge, tech demos and short films. Cost: Free; registration required. Redmond High School, 17272 N.E. 104th St., Redmond. www.redmondartsfestival.com.

Sammamish Art Fair: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 11-12. Features paintings, glass art, ceramics, jewelry, mixed-media art and more. Refreshments provided. Cost: Free. Sammamish City Hall, 801 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish.

Vasa Park Fall Craft Show: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 16-17; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 18. Features more than 95 crafters. Admission: Free. 3560 West Lake Sammamish Road S.E., Bellevue. srroundy@comcast.net.

Haunted Trails Celebration: 5:30-10 p.m. Oct. 17-18 and 24-25. Includes Haunted Trails Tour (for ages 8 and older), Trick or Treat Trail and more. Cost varies per activity. Bastyr University, 14500 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore.

Music

Tom Rush: 8 p.m. Oct. 3. Guitarist Rush to perform. Cost: $10-$32. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

Daniel Barry, Walk All Ways: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3. Presented as part of Music Works First Friday Concert series. Cost: Free; donations welcome. Music Works Northwest, 14360 S.E. Eastgate Way, Suite 102, Bellevue. 425-644-0988 or www.musicworksnw.org.

Little Maestro’s Teddy Bears Musical Picnic: 10 and 11:30 a.m. Oct. 3-4. Bring your teddy bears and enjoy a move-along and sing-along concert with the Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra. Program geared toward children 6 and younger. Cost: $10. Locations: Oct. 3 at Village Theatre, 303 Front St. N., Issaquah; Oct. 4 at Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland. 425-455-4171, www.bellevuephil.org or info@bellevuephil.org.

Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra—“Masterworks I”: Oct. 4-5. Call for cost. Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com.

Natalie MacMaster: 3 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5. Fiddler MacMaster to perform. Cost: $15-$39. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

Swing Fever Big Band with Ernestine Anderson: 3 p.m. Oct. 5. Also features swing dancing by the Eastside Swing Cats. Cost: $15-$38. Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-408-7988, 800-992-8499 or www.npacf.org.

Jazz pianist Cara Hill: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, starting Oct. 7. Live piano music. Cost: Free. Hilton Bellevue, 300 112th Ave. S.E., Bellevue. www.seattlepianist.com.

Swil Kanim: 7 p.m. Oct. 9. Native American violinist and storyteller to perform. Cost: Free. Lodge at Beaver Lake, 25101 S.E. 24th St., Sammamish. www.ci.sammamish.wa.us.

The Kingston Trio and The Brothers Four: 8 p.m. Oct. 11. Cost: $30-$45. Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby Ave, Everett. 800-838-3006, www.brownpapertickets.com or www.rainierconcerts.com.

Music Works student soloists concert: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Cost: Free; donations welcome. Music Works Northwest, 14360 S.E. Eastgate Way, Suite 102, Bellevue. 425-644-0988 or www.musicworksnw.org.

The Coats and the Baudboys: 8 p.m. Oct. 18. Cost: $10-$29. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

Keith Highlanders Pipe Band: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23-25. Cost: $16-$20. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

Eastside Jazz Club Jazz Extravaganza: 2:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Performers include Madeline Eastman and The Bill Ramsay Nonet. Presented as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival. Cost: $20. Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E. 425-828-9104, 206-325-6500 or www.eastsidejazzclub.com.

Kasumai Africa—Masters of African Music and Dance: 3 p.m. Oct. 26. Cost: $10-$20. Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-408-7988, 800-992-8499 or www.npacf.org.

Ladies Musical Club concert: 3 p.m. Oct. 26. Features soprano Katie Hochman and pianist Jessica Stevens. Cost: Free. University House, 22975 SE Black Nugget Rd., Issaquah. 206-622-6882 or www.lmcseattle.org.

Simone: 8 p.m. Nov. 1. Jazz vocalist to perform as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival. Cost: $15-$32. Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-408-7988, 800-992-8499 or www.npacf.org.

Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra with James Moody: 3 p.m. Nov. 2. Presented as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival. Cost: $15-$38. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 206-547-9787 or www.earshot.org.

Jack Wilkins: 8 p.m. Nov. 7. Presented as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival. Cost: $10-$29. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 206-547-9787 or www.earshot.org.

Sara Gazarek: 8 p.m. Nov. 8. Presented as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival. Cost: $10-$29. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 206-547-9787 or www.earshot.org.

Craicmore: 2 p.m. Nov. 16. Traditional Celtic music group to perform along with the Slieveloughane Irish Dance Company. Cost: $15-$30. Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-408-7988, 800-992-8499 or www.npacf.org.

“Working Class Hero”—The John Lennon Tribute: 8 p.m. Nov. 21. Enjoy an evening of music and memories, cruising through the ’60s and ’70s. Cost: $15-$32. Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-408-7988, 800-992-8499 or www.npacf.org.

Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra—“Masterworks II”: Nov. 22-23. Call for cost. Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com.

Theater

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27; 2 p.m. Sept. 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.

“The Wizard of Oz”: Through Sept. 28. Presented by The Attic Theatre. Cost: $15-$30. Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 425- 985-8608 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

“Once Upon a Time in New Jersey”: Fridays-Sundays through Oct. 5. Presented by Village Theatre’s KIDSTAGE program. Cost: $9-11. Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. 425-257-8600 or www.villagetheatre.org.

Jim French’s Imagination Theatre: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6. Double feature of live radio-drama recording sessions. Cost: $9. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

“Night Must Fall”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 10-25. Presented by Redwood Theatre. Fred W. Meitzer Theatre, 8703 160th Ave. N.E., Redmond. www.redwoodtheatre.org.

“Annie Warbucks”: 2 and 8 p.m. Oct. 11; 2 p.m. Oct. 12. In this sequel to “Annie,” Daddy Warbucks must find a wife. Cost: $15-$24. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

“Little Shop of Horrors”: 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Oct. 17-Nov. 2. Presented by Studio East. Cost: $11-$13. Studio East Mainstage Theater, 402 Sixth St. S., Kirkland. 425-827-3123 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

“Private Lives”: Oct. 17-25. Noel Coward comedy presented by Bellevue Civic Theatre. Call for cost. Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com.

“Hansel and Gretel”: 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Oct. 18-19 and 25-26. Cost: Donations of nonperishable food items for Hopelink. Molbak’s, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville. 425-398-5151.

“The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites”: 2 and 4 p.m. Oct. 19. Puppet show presented by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia. Cost: $12-$14. Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. 425-257-8600 or www.villagetheatre.org.

“Fuh-Geddaboudit! An Interactive Mafia Musical”: 6 p.m. Oct. 25. Dinner-theater show presented by Events On The Edge Productions. Cost: $65, includes three-course dinner. Reservations required. Maggiano’s Little Italy, 10455 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue. 425-519-6490 or www.maggianos.com.

Charles Phoenix’s “God Bless Americana”: 3 p.m. Oct. 26. One-man show celebrates the historical and hysterical in American culture. Cost: $10-$29. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

“Saint Heaven”: Through 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.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”: 3 and 8 p.m. Oct. 28. Cost: $20-$65. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

“Dracula”: Oct. 30-Nov. 2. Presented by International Ballet Theatre. Call for cost. Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 206-910-4245 or www.ticketwindowonline.com.

“Defending the Caveman”: 8 p.m. Oct. 30-31; 5 and 8 p.m. Nov. 1. Solo comedy about the battle of the sexes. Cost: $34-$36. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

“It’s a Mystery”: 6 p.m. Nov. 5. Dinner-theater show is different every time, but always ends up with an audience member being led away in handcuffs. Cost: $65, includes three-course dinner. Reservations required. Maggiano’s Little Italy, 10455 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue. 425-519-6490 or www.maggianos.com.

“Dr. Laura—In My NEVER To Be Humble Opinion”: 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 8. Dr. Laura Schlessinger will perform two shows of her one-woman theatrical performance. Cost: $65. Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 206-260-3178 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

“Hansel and Gretel”: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29; 2:30 p.m. Nov. 30. Performed in English by Bellevue Opera. Call for cost. Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 206-260-3178 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

Auditions

Evergreen City Ballet—Accompanist: Ballet auditioning for experienced ballet accompanists. Call for appointments, details. 425-228-6800 or andi@evergreencityballet.org.

Issaquah Chamber Orchestra: Orchestra seeking players for trumpet, trombone, first violin, and second oboe/English horn, as well as violists and cellists for upcoming season. Rehearsals Monday evenings at Providence Point. 425-392-1866 for information; 425-643-5227 for auditions.

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.

Pontiac Bay Symphony Orchestra: Auditions for ages 12 to 18. Group performs music from film, theater and television in large public concerts. Auditions: 206-364-0907 or www.pontiacbay.org.

Sammamish Symphony: Symphony has openings in all string sections. Call and leave name and contact information, and you will be contacted for an audition. Sammamish Symphony meets Thursday evenings in Sammamish. 206-517-7777 or www.sammamishsymphony.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: 7:45-10 p.m. Sept. 27, Jovino Santos Neto Quarteto; 6:45-9:30 p.m., Sept. 28, All Star Jazz Jam. 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. Wednesdays-Thursdays, and 8 and 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Performers: Sept. 27, Matt Kirshen; Oct. 2-4, Jimmy Shubert with Andrew Sleighter; Oct. 9-11, Kristen Key; Oct. 23-25, John Diresta with Brian Boshes. Ongoing: 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, open mic comedy. 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. Performers: Sept. 27, Half-Pack Live; Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24, Darren Motamedy; Oct. 4, Ravinwolf; Oct. 11, Panama; Oct. 25, Ricky Venture Revue; Nov. 1, Fabulous Roof Shakers. 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. 27, About Face; Oct. 4, Red Herring. Ongoing: Fridays, DJ night. 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. Performers: Sept. 27, Take One. 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 Thursdays-Saturdays, live music. Performers: Sept. 27, Geoffery Castle. Ongoing: Thursdays, Dan Purser. 111 Central Way, Kirkland. 425-822-8940 or www.wilderover.com.

Dance

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. 425-503-8977 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.

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

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

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: 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”; through Feb. 8, “Tip Toland: Melt, The Figure in Clay.” 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: Through Oct. 5, “Jaime Ellsworth: New Paintings.” 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: Through Oct. 4, “Nature Freak”; Oct. 10-Nov. 12, “Stalemate” art by Buddy Bunting and Cynthia Consentino. Events: 6:30 p.m. the last Friday of the month, “ArtLuck” for artists to share food, show artwork and network. 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: Through 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; Oct. 7-Nov. 2, First Annual Open Juried Exhibition, with reception 6-8 p.m. Oct. 9. 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 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 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: Through Sept. 28, Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration; 11 a.m. Oct. 14, “Mandarin with Sponge” language class for children; 1 p.m. Oct. 15, “Scare-rific String Art” ($3, registration required); Oct. 21-26, Health Education Week; 4:30-7 p.m. Oct. 27, Halloween Spooktacular ($3-$5). 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

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

Maceo Parker Band: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27-28. Cost: $45. Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle. www.jazzalley.com.

Circus of Dreams: 2 and 8 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.

“La Mariposa”: 11 a.m. Sept. 27. Story follows the son of Mexican migrant workers on his journey from isolation and confusion to freedom and friendship. Presented by Book-It Repertory Theatre. Cost: $10-$12. Center House Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. 206-216-0833 or www.book-it.org.

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 theater program 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 Three Musketeers”: Oct. 2-Nov. 16. Presented by Seattle Repertory Theatre. Call for cost. Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Bagley Wright Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. 206-443-2222, 877-900-9285 or www.seattlerep.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.

“The Vertical Hour”: Through 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”: Through Oct. 4. Call for cost. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.

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.

“Bobbie and Jerome”: Oct. 7-26. Drama depicts the struggle of two cousins to save a stone yard while settling an old score. Recommended for ages 12 and older. Cost: $15-$24. Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 17th Ave. S., Seattle. 800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

Cie Heddy Maalem: 8 p.m. Oct. 11. Fourteen international dancers interpret Stravinsky’s “Le Sacre Du Printemps.” Cost: $15-$35. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.themoore.com.

“The White Devil”: Through 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.

“Even Cowgirls Get the Blues”: Through 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.

“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.

Jackie Ryan: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14-15. Cost: $23.50. Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle. 206-441-9729 or www.jazzalley.com.

Laurie Anderson’s “Homeland”: 8 p.m. Oct. 16. Features live music, poetry and storytelling. Cost: $40-$100. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-292-2787, www.ticketmaster.com or www.themoore.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.

Judy Wexler: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Jazz singer Wexler to perform. Cost: $23.50. Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle. 206-441-9729 or www.jazzalley.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.

“The War Party”: Through 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.

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.

Tierney Sutton and Band: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21-22. Cost: $23.50. Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle. 206-441-9729 or www.jazzalley.com.

“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.

Trick or Treating on the Waterfront: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 26. Includes Halloween fun at the Seattle Aquarium ($10-$15 admission fee required), and free trick-or-treating at waterfront neighborhood businesses. Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way. 206-386-4300 or www.seattleaquarium.org.

Cecil Taylor: 8 p.m. Oct. 26. Jazz pianist Taylor to perform as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival. Cost: $25-$32. Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave. 206-547-9787 or www.earshot.org.

“The Night Watcher”: Through 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.

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. Cost: $22-$81. 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.

Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra: 8 p.m. Oct. 31. Features guest performer Carla Bley. Presented as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival. Cost: $25-$32. Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave. 206-547-9787 or www.earshot.org.

Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra with James Moody: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1. Presented as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival. Cost: $15-$38. Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-547-9787 or www.earshot.org.

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.

Experience Hendrix – 2008 Tribute Tour: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6. Cost: $49.50-$69.50. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.theparamount.com.

“All the King’s Men”: Through 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.

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.

Sheraton Seattle’s 16th annual Gingerbread Village: Nov. 25-Jan. 4. Display, themed “A Superhero Holiday,” features elaborate gingerbread structures designed by top Seattle architects. Cost: Free; donations welcome for Northwest Chapter of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Lobby of Sheraton Seattle, 1400 Sixth Ave. 206-621-9000.

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