Out & About in Bellevue | Oct. 25

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Events

Bellevue Rock Club Rock, Gem and Jewelry Show: Oct. 25-26. Vendor displays include minerals, fossils, slabs, jewelry, finished stones and more. Also features children activities, door prizes, silent auction and food. Admission: Free. Vasa Park, 3560 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., Bellevue. www.geocities.com/bellevue_rock_club.

Pickering Barn Christmas Craft Show: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 30-31; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 1. Features handcrafted folk art, collectibles, gifts, food, clothes and more. Admission: Free. Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W., Issaquah. srroundy@comcast.net.

Red Ribbons and Reindeer’s 21st annual Holiday Craft Show: 3-8 p.m. Nov. 5; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 6-7; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 8. Features handmade Christmas gifts, Thanksgiving decor, jewelry, food and more. Admission: Free. Hollywood Schoolhouse, 14810 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville.

Providence Point Arts and Crafts Fair: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 8. Features unique gift items handmade by residents. Collin Hall, Providence Point Retirement Community, corner of Southeast 43rd Way and Providence Drive Southeast, Issaquah.

Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention: Nov. 13-15. Features scrapbooking classes, vendor fair, evening “crop parties” and more. Cost is per class; see Web site for details. The Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. www.ckscrapbookcom/wa2008.

Issaquah Reindeer Festival: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dec. 1-23. Children can meet the reindeer, visit with Santa, listen to stories read by an elf, and make an art project. Proceeds benefit the reindeer and other animals at the zoo. Admission: $8-$10.50; free for ages 1 and younger. Cougar Mountain Zoological Park, 19525 S.E. 54th St., Issaquah. 425-392-6278 or www.cougarmountainzoo.org.

Halloween

Kenmore—Haunted Trails Celebration: 5:30-10 p.m. Oct. 25. Includes Haunted Trails Tour (for ages 8 and older), Trick or Treat Trail, Halloween story time, carnival, Hades Labyrinth, hayrides and more. Cost varies per activity. Bastyr University, 14500 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore.

Mercer Island Haunted House: 7-11 p.m. Oct. 25. Cost: $7; $5 with a pair of new socks for the homeless. Proceeds benefit youth and social outreach programs. Congregational Church on Mercer Island, 2008 4545 Island Crest Way. 206-232-7800 or www.ucc-ccmi.org.

Bothell—YMCA Halloween Carnival: 5-8 p.m. Oct. 25. Children of all ages can enjoy a carnival filled with treats, games, face painting, cake walks and more. Cost: Free for YMCA members; $3 for non-members. Northshore YMCA, 11811 N.E. 195th St., Bothell. 425-485-9797 or mpfiester@seattleymca.org.

Kenmore—Fall Festival and Haunted House: 4:30-8 p.m. Oct. 25. Cost: Free; donations welcome of canned food for Hopelink or cat/dog food for Pasado’s Safe Haven. Kenmore Self Storage, 18716 68th Ave. N.E., Kenmore. kenmore@urbanstorage.com.

Kirkland—Halloween Carnival: 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Features games, prizes, music, piñata, treats and more. Costumes welcome. Lake Washington United Methodist Church, 7525 132nd Ave. N.E., Kirkland. www.lwumc.com.

Bellevue—Wild and Wacky Pumpkin Derby: 1:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Bring a decorated pumpkin (not hollowed out) on wheels to roll down the track. All types of wheels allowed. Pumpkin and costume parade will precede derby. Factoria Mall, 4075 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue. 425-644-8417 or dmayer@seattleymca.org.

Bellevue—All Hallows Eve Celebration: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 26. Guests can come in costume to enjoy games for all ages, crafts, surprise activities and snacks. Free. Bellevue First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave. N.E. 425-454-2059.

Bellevue—A Mystical, Magical Halloween with Steffan Soule: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Features a magic show by Steffan Soule at 6 p.m., followed by trick-or-treating throughout the mall. Factoria Mall, 4075 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue.

Bellevue—Family Fall Fun Fest: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Children in fifth grade and younger can come for trunk-or-treating, carnival games, and prizes. Newport Covenant Church, 12800 S.E. Coal Creek Parkway.

Bothell—Fall Family Fun Fest: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Features inflatables, carnival games, popcorn and cotton candy, concessions, Mad Science demonstrations and hands-on experiments, and Trunk O’ Treating. All are welcome. Cost: Bring non-perishable donations for holiday food baskets. Eastside Foursquare Church, 14520 100th Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-488-2500.

City of Bothell Safe Halloween: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31. Children can trick-or-treat at merchants along Main Street. (Main Street closed to traffic 4:30-7:30 p.m.) Safe Halloween activities also available 4-6 p.m. at Country Village, 23718 Bothell-Everett Highway. 425-486-7430 or www.ci.bothell.wa.us.

Bothell—Trunk or Treat: 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Includes trunk-or-treating, games, bouncy houses, face painting and coffee bar. CrossPointe Church, 19527 104th Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-486-7103.

Issaquah—Gilman Village Halloween Trick or Treating: 3-6 p.m. Oct. 31. Children 12 and younger can come for safe trick-or-treating at participating stores. Gilman Village, 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah. www.gilmanvillage.com.

Redmond—Trick-Or-Treat at Fairwinds: 7-9 p.m. Oct. 31. Little ghouls and goblins welcome for lots of free candy and fun. 9988 Avondale Road N.E., Redmond.

Sammamish—Nightmare at Beaver Lake: 7-10 p.m. daily (11 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays) through Oct. 31. Haunted indoor/outdoor attraction with a medieval theme. Less-scary family hour, 7-8 p.m. nightly. Full-fright tours, 8 p.m.-closing. Cost: $9-$15; $1 discount with donations of nonperishable food items. Proceeds support Rotary Club of Sammamish’s community and international service projects. Beaver Lake Park, corner of Southeast 24th Street and 244th Avenue Southeast, Sammamish. www.NightmareAtBeaverLake.com.

Woodinville—Eastside Gymnastics Haunted House: 8 p.m.-midnight Oct. 31. Scary-but-safe Halloween fun for families. Not recommended for very young children. Hot cider and snacks available. Cost: $7-$10. Eastside Gymnastics, 15100 Woodinville-Redmond Road N.E., Suite 600, Woodinville. 425-486-7429.

Pumpkin patches

Redmond—The South 47 Farm: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays through Oct. 31. Tractor-themed corn maze, hay rides and pumpkin patch. Open till 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays for Flashlight Nights in the corn maze. Cost: $6-$7 for maze; $2 for hay rides. 15410 N.E. 124th St., Redmond. 425-869-9777 or www.south47farm.com.

Snohomish—The Farm: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Oct. 31. Washington State Corn Maze, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, animal shows and concessions. Corn maze admission: $6 per person; $25 per family. 7301 Rivershore Road, Snohomish. 425-334-4124, thefarm1@gte.net or www.thefarm1.com.

Music

Keith Highlanders Pipe Band: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 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: $15-$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.

Sara Gazarek: 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.

Diane Schuur: 8 p.m. Nov. 7. Jazz legend Schuur to perform, along with Seattle-based Overton Berry Trio. Cost: $40. Bastyr University Chapel, 14500 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore. www.brownpapertickets.com.

Jack Wilkins: 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.

Baka Beyond: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9. Group to perform original world fusion music. Cost: $15-$32. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

Uncle Bonsai: 8 p.m. Nov. 15. Seattle-based pop-folk group to perform. Cost: $10-$27. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.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.

Ladies Musical Club concert: 3 p.m. Nov. 16. Performance by organist Kathleen Dow. Cost: Free. First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. Also: 3 p.m. Nov. 23. Performance by violinist Helena Emery. University House, 22975 S.E. Black Nugget Road, Issaquah. 206-622-6882 or www.lmcseattle.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.

Matthew West: 7 p.m. Nov. 22. Christian musician West to perform with special guest Josh Wilson. Overlake Christian Church, 9900 Willows Road N.E., Redmond. 425-895-5933 or www.occ.ticketforce.com.

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

Washington Wind Symphony—“Dance, Dance, Dance!”: 3 p.m. Nov. 23. Cost: $5-$13. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

“Little Maestros—Holiday Hooray”: 10 and 11:30 a.m. Dec. 5. Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra offers a dynamic introduction to classical music for children age six and younger. Cost: $10. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

Master Chorus Eastside—“Welcome, Sir Christemas”: 3 p.m. Dec. 7. Cost: $15-$20. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

Bronn and Katherine Journey’s 27th annual Christmas Concert: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8. Enjoy a casually elegant evening featuring harp music, humor and song. Cost: $15-$20. Village Theatre, 303 Front St., Issaquah. 425-392-2202 or www.bronnjourney.com. Also: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

The Edlos Holiday Show: 8 p.m. Dec. 12. A cappella group to perform. Cost: $10-$29. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

Breath of Aire: 7 p.m. Dec. 12. Northwest regional choir to perform holiday and seasonal favorites. Cost: Free. Bastyr University Chapel, 14500 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore. www.breathofaire.org.

KPC Old Fashioned Holiday Extravaganza: 3 p.m. Dec. 14; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15-17. Variety show features familiar Christmas tunes, dancing, and festive fun with host David Koch. Cost: $10-$25. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

Bellevue Chamber Chorus—“The World Rejoices”: 3 p.m. Dec. 21. Program features Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s music from around the world. Cost: $9-$18. Grace Lutheran Church, 9625 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue. 425-881-0445 or www.bellevuechamberchorus.com.

Theater

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

“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.

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

“Private Lives”: Through Oct. 25. Noel Coward comedy presented by Bellevue Civic Theatre. Cost: $30. Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 425-235-5087.

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. Also, Oct. 31-Nov. 23 at Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Cost: $16-$51. Everett tickets: 425-257-8600 or 888-257-3722.

“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. Cost: $25-$50. Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 425-284-0444, 800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.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. Pre-show beer tasting Oct. 30; costume contest Oct. 31. Cost: $34-$36. 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 through 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.

“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.

“Noises Off”: 7 p.m. Nov. 6-8 and 13-15. Classic farce with a twist, presented by Redmond High School Theatre Arts. Cost: $5-$7. RHS Performing Arts Center, 17272 N.E. 104th St., Redmond. www.redmonddrama.org.

Disney’s “High School Musical—The Ice Tour”: Nov. 6-9. Cost: $16-$65. Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Suite 200, Everett. www.highschoolmusicaltheicetour.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.

“Pinocchio”: 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Nov. 8-9 and 15-16. Musical adaptation of the classic tale presented by StoryBook Theater. Aimed at ages 3-9 and families. Cost: $9. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 877-827-1100 or www.storybooktheater.org.

“Blithe Spirit”: Through Nov. 9. Noel Coward comedy features hi-jinks and hilarity as the ghost of a man’s first wife tries to break up his current marriage. Cost: $9-$11. Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell. 425-487-2441.

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”: Nov. 12-Jan. 4. Cost: $22-$58. Presented by Village Theatre. Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N., Issaquah. 425-392-2202, 866-688-8049 or www.villagetheatre.org. Also: Jan. 9-Feb. 1 at Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Cost: $16-$51. Everett tickets: 425-257-8600 or 888-257-3722.

“Lazer Vaudeville”: 2 p.m. Nov. 16. Features dazzling juggling, black-light illusion, acrobatics, and zany comedy. Cost: $12-$14. Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby Ave., Everett. 425-257-8600 or www.villagetheatre.org.

Jim French’s Imagination Theatre: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17. Come be a part of a live double-bill radio-drama recording session. Cost: $9. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

“Even Cowgirls Get the Blues”: 8 p.m. Nov. 21-22. Presented by Book-It Repertory Theatre. Not recommended for ages 15 and younger. Cost: $10-$29. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

“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.

International Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker”: Dec. 12-23. Cost: $25-$50. Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 425-284-0444.

“Sister’s Christmas Catechism”: 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 19. It’s “Forensic Files goes to Bethlehem” in this holiday mystery extravaganza. Cost: $10-$29. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

“The Snowman”: 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13; 2 p.m. Dec. 14. Presented by Ballet Bellevue. Cost: $15-$27. Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-408-7988, 800-992-8499 or www.npacf.org.

Emerald Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker”: 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 20; 2 p.m. Dec. 21. Presented by Emerald Ballet Theatre. Cost: $15-$30. Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-408-7988, 800-992-8499 or www.npacf.org.

Comedy

29th Annual Seattle International Stand-up Comedy Competition: 8 p.m. Nov. 28. Annual comedy competition presented by Comedy Underground. Not recommended for young children. Cost: $20-$29. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

Avner the Eccentric: 1 and 4 p.m. Nov. 30. Avner is described as a master of physical comedy. Cost: $10-$19. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

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 is seeking additional string players in all sections. 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. 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: Oct. 25, John Diresta; Oct. 29, Owen Straw; Oct. 30, Comedytime taping; Oct. 31-Nov. 1, Billy Wayne Davis; Nov. 5, Dan’s Benefit for Wheels for the World; Thursdays, Nov. 6-20, Seattle International Comedy Competition; Nov. 7-8, Harrold Gomez; Nov. 14-15, Doug Benson; Nov. 21-22, Rick Delia; Nov. 26, Brooks McBeth; Nov. 27-29, Brad Upton; Dec. 5-6, Tommy Savitt; Dec. 11-12, Gabriel Ruthedge; Dec. 17, Adam Ray and Friends; Dec. 18-20, Dean Evans; Dec. 26-27 and 31, Bengt Washburn. 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: Oct. 25, The Astro Cats; Nov. 8, The Brooke Pennock Band; Nov. 15, Paul Green and Straight Shot; Nov. 22, Ricky Venture Revue; Nov. 29 and Dec. 20, Darren Motamedy; Dec. 6, The Paul Hanover Band. 120 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah. 425-455-5550 or www.pogacha.com.

Rock Bottom Brewery: Live music 9:30 p.m. Saturdays. Performers: Nov. 1, DJ DeNiro and guests; Nov. 8, Rosie’s Boyfriend; Nov. 15, Wired!; Nov. 22, Dan Purser Band; Nov. 29, Kenny Boudreaux. 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: Oct. 25, Eastside Rhythm & Blues Combo; Oct. 29, Double 0/8; Oct. 30, Good Company; Oct. 31, Robert Stewart Fiasco. 900 Bellevue Way, Bellevue. 425-637-0808.

The Spot Off Main Neighborhood Bar and Billiards: Events include: Sundays, karaoke; Tuesdays, open mic; Wednesdays, team trivia night. 20 103rd Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-646-6434 or www.thespotoffmain.com.

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: Oct. 25, Geoffery Castle; Oct. 31, Kennedy Brothers. Ongoing: Thursdays, Dan Purser. 111 Central Way, Kirkland. 425-822-8940 or www.wilderover.com.

Dance

“Swing Into Action”: 7-10 p.m. Nov. 22. Open to ages 13-20. Starts with half-hour lesson by Eastside Swing Dance. Admission: $7, or $5 with one or more cans of food for Hopelink. Kirkland Teen Union Building, 348 Kirkland Ave. 425-822-7355.

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 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.

Dance Sanctuary: 8 p.m. the second Saturday of the month. Lightly facilitated, freestyle dancing in an alcohol, smoke and drug-free environment. Enso Center, 8708 196th Ave. N.E., Redmond. 425-881-8598 or DanceSanctuary@gmail.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

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: Events: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Pre-Funk Halloween Party, featuring spooky gallery tour, live music, winetasting and trick-or-treat doughnuts. Exhibits: Through Nov. 30, “John Grade: Disintegration–Sculpture Through Landscape”; Dec. 17-March 22, “Intertwined—Contemporary Baskets from the Sara and David Lieberman Collection”; through Jan. 25, “Randy Shull: Crossing Boundaries”; through Feb. 8, “Tip Toland: Melt, The Figure in Clay”; through March 8, “Etsuko Ichikawa: Traces of the Molten State.” 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.

Eastside Association of Fine Arts 33rd Annual Open Exhibition: Nov. 12-Dec. 11. Juried show features art from more than 100 local and regional artists. Reception and awards ceremony, 3-6 p.m. Dec. 7. Admission: Free. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Redmond City Hall Lobby, 15670 N.E. 85th St., Redmond. www.eafa.org.

Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery: Exhibits: Through Nov. 9, new paintings by Holly Ballard Martz and Valaree Cox. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays-Mondays. 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: Through Nov. 18, “Brush with Change” paintings by Kirkland artist Joanne Shellan. 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 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; through Nov. 13, oil paintings by Kasia Gorski; 6-9 p.m. Nov. 13, trunk show featuring jewelry by Roberta Martinez-Banks. 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 Nov. 2, First Annual Open Juried Exhibition; Nov. 4-30, works by Ross Nicoll and Nancy Thompson. 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; Oct. 26-Dec. 6, “Wild Things!” photographs by Greg Schatzlein and Dusty Cavaliere. 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; Oct. 25-Dec. 6, “Statements” paintings by Lucille Berkowitz. 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 Oct. 26, Health Education Week; 4:30-7 p.m. Oct. 27, Halloween Spooktacular ($3-$5); Nov. 4-9, help make a paper mache dinosaur; 10 a.m. Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28, Discovery Tots Open Discovery Time; 11 a.m. Nov. 11-15, Dinosaur Story Times; 6 p.m. Nov. 13, Family Adventures in Science ($10-$15); Nov. 18-23, Prehistoric Private Eye Week; 1 p.m. Nov. 19, Fabulous Fossils workshop ($3). 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

“A Beatles Twelfth Night”: Oct. 25-26. Presented by Seattle Public Youth Theater. Cost: Free; donations welcome for youth program. Bathhouse Theatre, 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle. 206-524-1300 or www.seattlepublictheater.org.

Metropolitan Opera National Council Seattle District Auditions: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 25. Young opera singers will compete for the chance to sing at Northwest Regional Auditions. Come hear the next Pavarotti. Cost: $6-$12. Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-463-2920 or www.nwauditions.com.

“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.

Seattle Food and Wine Experience: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 25; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 26. Features more than 1,000 wines, gourmet food, cooking demos and more. Proceeds benefit Heroes for the Homeless. Cost: $59. Quest Field, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Suite 100, Seattle. www.seattlefoodandwineexperience.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.

“Bobbie and Jerome”: Through Oct. 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.

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.

Bill Cosby with the Seattle Symphony: 4 and 8 p.m. Nov. 1. Cost: $25-$115. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.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.

“Night of the Living Dead”: Through 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.

“Elektra”: Through 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.

Halloween Murder Mystery aboard the Historic Steamship Virginia V: 6-10 p.m. Nov. 1. Show presented by It’s a Mystery interactive mystery theater company. Halloween costumes welcome. Cost: $87. Departs from Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle. 206-624-9119 or www.virginiav.org.

“The Green Sheep”: Through 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.

Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra: 3 p.m. Nov. 2. Cost: $8-$40. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 260-362-2300 or www.syso.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.

Eric Bibb and Ruthie Foster: 8 p.m. Nov. 6. Cost: $36-$40. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-292-2787.

“So Many Words”: Nov. 7-Dec. 6. What happens when the “right” woman knocks at your door, and your wife answers? Cost: $15-$18. Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave. 206-324-5801 or www.schmeater.org.

“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.

Ying Quartet with the Seattle Symphony: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12. Cost: $25. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.

Medeski, Martin and Wood: 8 p.m. Nov. 12. Musicians John Medeski, Billy Martin and Chris Wood to perform. Cost: $25. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. www.ticketmaster.com or www.themoore.com.

Disney’s “High School Musical—The Ice Tour”: Nov. 13-16. Cost: $16-$65. KeyArena, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. www.highschoolmusicaltheicetour.com.

“boom”: Nov. 13-Dec. 14. A nerdy marine biologist hopes to save life on earth, and get a date, before the impending apocalypse. Seattle Repertory Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. 206-443-2222, 877-900-9285 or www.seattlerep.org.

McCoy Tyner Quartet: 8 p.m. Nov. 14. Cost: $30-$45. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-292-2787, www.ticketmaster.com or www.themoore.com.

“Best of the Northwest” Art Show: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 14; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 15-16. Northwest Art Alliance 20th anniversary show features works by more than 200 artists. Cost: $8. Northwest Rooms and Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. www.nwartalliance.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.

“Black Gold”: Through 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.

“Becky’s New Car”: Through 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 Three Musketeers”: Through 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.

John Hiatt and Band: 7:30 p.m. Nov 16. Cost: $35. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.themoore.com.

UW World Series—Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet: 8 p.m. Nov. 20-22. Presented as part of the University’s World Dance Series. Cost: $38. Meany Hall at the University of Washington, 4001 University Way N.E., Seattle. 206-543-4880 or www.uwworldseries.org.

“The Wizard of Oz”: Nov. 21-Jan. 17. Presented by Seattle Children’s Theatre. Recommended for ages 6 and older. Cost: $20-$40. Seattle Children’s Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. 205-441-3322 or www.sct.org.

“A Chekhovian Resolution”: 8 p.m. Nov. 21-22. Presented by Spectrum Dance Theater and Seattle Theatre Group. Cost: $15-$29.50. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.themoore.com.

Taj Mahal: Nov. 21-30. Cost: $28.50. Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle. 206-441-9729 or www.jazzalley.com.

Blues Traveler: 8 p.m. Nov. 24. Cost: $25. Showbox at the Market, 1426 1st Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.ticketmaster.com.

“My Ántonia”: Nov. 25-Dec. 21. Play depicts friendship and hardship on the Great Plains. Presented by Book-It Repertory Theatre. Call for cost. Center House Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. 206-216-0833 or www.book-it.com.

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.

“Plaid Tidings”: Nov. 28-Dec. 23. Holiday edition of the musical comedy “Forever Plaid.” Call for cost, details. ArtsWest Playhouse, 4711 California Ave. S.W., Seattle. 206-938-0339 or www.artswest.org.

The Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition XXII: 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Come hear more than 40 caroling teams competing in downtown Seattle. Pre-contest stage show by Arthur Murray Studio dancers at 5 p.m. Cost: $5 donation requested for Pike Market Senior Center and Downtown Food Bank. Westlake Plaza and Pine Street, from Third Avenue to Seventh Avenue, Seattle. www.figgypuddingpmsc.org.

“Dan Zanes and Friends Holiday House Party”: 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Dec. 6-7. Multi-cultural musical fun for the whole family. Cost: $35. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.themoore.com.

Northwest Chamber Chorus—“A North Seas Christmas”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6; 3 p.m. Dec. 14. Group to perform Christmas music from Norway, Sweden, Latvia and Great Britain. Cost: $12-$20; free for children 6-12. Locations: Dec. 6 at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle; Dec. 14 at Plymouth Congregational Church, 1217 Sixth Ave., Seattle. 206-523-1196 or www.northwestchamberchorus.org.

UW World Series­—The Harlem Quartet: 8 p.m. Dec. 9. Cost: $33. Meany Hall at the University of Washington, 4001 University Way N.E., Seattle. 206-543-4880 or www.uwworldseries.org.

“Bluenose”: Through 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.

Greg Behrendt: 7 p.m. Jan. 24. Stand-up comedian Behrendt to perform. Cost: $29.50. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.themoore.com.

“A Rosa de Rio – The Rose of Rio”: Through Feb. 15. Features acrobatics, vaudevillian humor, contortionist tricks and cabaret music under the spiegeltent. Cost: $104-$170; includes five-course dinner. Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-802-0015 or www.zinzanni.org.

“Chicken Sunday”: 11 a.m. Feb. 21. Play tells the story of three best friends from different cultures. Presented by Book-It Repertory Theatre. Cost: $10-$12. Center House Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. 206-216-0833 or www.book-it.org.

“The Jungle Books”: 11 a.m. April 25. Presented by Book-It Repertory Theatre. Cost: $10-$12. Center House Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. 206-216-0833 or www.book-it.org.