OUT & ABOUT For the week of Oct. 18

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Winnipeg-based vocal group Chic Gamine will perform as part of the Kent Spotlight Series 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Kent-Meridian High School Performing Arts Center

Out and About for South County

Events

Sococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org.

10th annual Harvest Costume Ball: 6 p.m. Oct. 25. Fundraiser ball includes dinner, dancing and costume competition. Proceeds go toward education programs at the White River Valley Museum and Mary Olson Farm. Cost: $50. Muckleshoot Casino, 2402 Auburn Way S., Auburn. 253-288-7433.

Super Secret Experimental Bead Show: Noon-7 p.m. Oct. 29-30. Features Czech pressed glass, stone, pearls, fused glass, bone, silver, wood, Swarovski crystal and other beads. Admission: Free. Clarion Inn, 3700 E. Valley Road, Renton. 208-661-2911 or 425-251-9591.

Biz-art Fine Art and Craft Weekend: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 1; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 2. Features fine art, jewelry, textile art, sculpture, greeting cards, giclee prints, photography and other unique gift items. Admission: Free. Artists welcome to register through Oct. 30. Creative Arts Center, 23220 Maple Valley Highway S.E., Suite 15, Maple Valley. MVCAC@comcast.net or www.maplevalleyarts.com.

Artisans’ Festival: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 4. Juried event features holiday gifts created by local artists. Proceeds benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital. Admission: Free. Meridian Valley Country Club, 24830 136th Ave. S.E., Kent. 253-333-6966.

22nd annual Juried Holiday Craft Market: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 7; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 8. Features more than 70 vendor booths offering handcrafted gifts, as well as a fundraiser figgy pudding bake sale, lunch, and door prizes. Admission: Free. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent. 253-856-5162.

Fourth annual Gem, Opal and Mineral Show: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 7-8; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 9. Features exhibits, vendors, silent auction, door prizes and raffles. Admission: $4; free for students and children. Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup. 253-759-8903.

Holiday Open House in Historic Downtown Kent: 4-8 p.m. Nov. 14; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 15; noon-5 p.m. Nov. 16. A weekend full of product demonstrations and Trunk Shows. Meeker Street and First Avenue South in Downtown Kent.

Morford Family Carousel: Fridays-Mondays, Nov. 28-Dec. 29. Classic 1940s Venetian-style carousel open for the holidays. Hours: 4-9 p.m. Fridays; noon-9 p.m. Saturdays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays; 4-8 p.m. Mondays. Closed Dec. 25. Cost: $1 donation. Town Square Plaza, corner of Second Avenue and Harrison Street, Kent. 253-395-1240, ext. 100.

Music

Chic Gamine: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Vocal roots music from a Winnipeg-based group. Presented as part of the Kent Spotlight Series. Cost: $18-$20. Kent-Meridian High School Performing Arts Center, 10020 S.E. 256th St., Kent. 253-856-5051 or www.kentarts.com.

Tahoma School District Music Faculty Concert: 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Proceeds go toward music scholarships for graduating students. Cost: $5 donation. Tahoma Middle School Auditorium, 24425 S.E. 216th St., Maple Valley.

Seattle Opera Young Artists—“Tatyana’s Letter”: 2:30 p.m. Nov. 9. The young professional opera singers, part of Seattle Opera’s acclaimed apprentice program, return to Auburn to perform lyrical scenes from Tchaikovsky’s “Eungene Onegin.” Presented as part of the Live at the Ave series. Cost: $15-$17. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

Hot Club Sandwich: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Gypsy-jazz band to perform as part of the Live at the Ave series. Cost: $15-$17. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

Kent Country-Grass Jamboree: 2-8 p.m. the third Saturday of the month through May. (Note: Nov. 15 jam will be 2-5 p.m.) Open to musicians in bluegrass, country, folk, and gospel music. Includes concerts and jam sessions. Food and snacks available for purchase. Cost: Free. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St. 253-856-5150 or 253-951-2949.

Chamber music concert: Nov. 15. Features pianist Sally Ramsden of Kent, clarinetist Erling Iverson of Burien, and soprano Nancy Gregory of Maple Valley. Cost: $10 donation. Recital Hall at Prosser Piano and Organ Store, 13400 Interurban Ave. S., Tukwila.

Joey Jewell’s “Sinatra at The Sands”: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15; 2 p.m. Nov. 16. Features Joey Jewell as Sinatra, along with Jim Kerl’s Swing Session big band. Part of the Live at the Ave series. Cost: $15-$17. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

Erwilian: 7:30-9 p.m. Nov. 21-22. Cost: $12-$15. Renton Civic Theater, 507 S. Third St. 425-226-5529.

Renton City Concert Band: Dec. 4. Performance by local 70-piece band. Cost: $5-$7. IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St., Renton. 425-243-6700 or 425-430-6707.

Men of Worth—“Winter’s Carol”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Irish/Scottish folk duo Men of Worth are joined by harpist Maureen Brennan and Irish champion step dancer Kelsey Wilson. Part of the Live at the Ave series. Cost: $15-$17. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

Rainier Chorale Holiday Concert: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6; 2 p.m. Dec. 7. Kent United Methodist Church, 11010 S.E. 248th St., Kent. 206-835-8888.

Red, White and Blue Holiday Concert: 2:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Features 133rd Army Band of the Washington National Guard and 56th Army Band with The Valley Chorale. Cost: Non-perishable food items for Auburn Food Bank. Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St., Auburn. 235-931-3043.

Magical Strings 22nd annual Celtic Yuletide Concert: 3 p.m. Dec. 7. Pam and Philip Boulding perform with their five children, grandchildren and guests, providing an afternoon of enchanting Yuletide music. Part of Kent’s Spotlight Series. Cost: $16-$20. Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center, 10020 S.E. 256th St., Kent. 253-856-5051 or www.kentarts.com.

Bottom Line Duo: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12. Light humor meets series music in this double bass and cello concert for all ages. Part of the Live at the Ave series. Cost: $15-$17. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

“An Inspirational Christmas with Elvis”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19. Features Danny Vernon and his band. Part of the Live at the Ave series. Cost: $15-$17. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

Bronn and Katherine Journey’s 27th annual Christmas Concert: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20. Enjoy a casually elegant evening featuring harp music, humor and song. Cost: $15-$20. Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St., Auburn. 800-838-3006, www.BrownPaperTickets.com or www.bronnjourney.com.

Theater

“The Mystery of Edwin Drood”: Oct. 24-Nov. 8. Miss Rosa Bud’s fiance, Edwin Drood, has mysteriously disappeared. Has he been murdered? And if so, whodunit? Cost: $20-$25. Renton Civic Theater, 507 S. Third St., Renton. 425-226-5529 or www.rentoncivictheater.org.

“Pinocchio”: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 25; 1 and 3 p.m. Oct. 26. Musical adaptation of the classic tale presented by StoryBook Theater. Aimed at ages 3-9 and families. Cost: $9. Carco Theater, 1717 Maple Valley Highway, Renton. 877-827-1100 or www.storybooktheater.org.

“Dracula”: Through Nov. 1. Play based on Bram Stoker’s chilling tale. Presented by Auburn Regional Theatre Company. Cost: $12-$15. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-929-6680 or www.auburnregionaltheatre.org.

“Annie Get Your Gun”: 7 p.m. Nov. 12-14 and 19-21; 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 15 and 22. Cost: $10. Kentlake High School Performing Arts Center, 21401 S.E. 300th St., Kent. 253-373-4659, www.kentlakedrama.com or www.brownpapertickets.com.

“Sister’s Christmas Catechism—The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12. CSI meets Bethlehem in this comic Christmas story. Part of Kent’s Spotlight Series. Cost: $15-$26. Kentwood High School Performing Arts Center, 25800 164th Ave. S.E., Covington. 253-856-5051 or www.kentarts.com.

“Slightly Illusional’s Arctic Express”: 2 p.m. Dec. 13. Show takes the audience on an imaginary train ride to learn about winter holidays celebrated all over the world. Part of the Avenue Kids series, aimed at children in kindergarten through fourth grade. Cost: $6. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

Dance

Pi-R Squares Dance Club Halloween Dance: 8-10:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Round dance workshop 7:30 p.m. Kent-Meridian Grange, 15422 S.E. 272nd St., Kent.

Beginning Square Dance: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays. New dancers welcome through Oct. 27. Timberlane Recreation Center, 19300 S.E. 267th St., Covington. fun-squaredancing@pi-r-squares.org.

Ongoing dance:

Ballroom dance: 2-4 p.m. the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S. 352nd St., Auburn. 253-874-4270.

Boots & Laces Square Dance classes: 6-8 p.m. Sundays. Timberlane Community Center, 29300 S.E. 267th St., Covington. 253-939-9120, 425-255-5894 or www.bootsandlaces.org.

Children’s Dance Theater: Now enrolling children ages 2 and older in ballet, jazz, tap and hip hop classes. Parent-toddler classes start in November. Call or see Web site for details. 14 B St. N.E., Suites 1 and 2, Auburn. 253-833-7685 or www.auburnchildrensdancetheater.com.

Tuesday Evening Dances: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Features music by Kings of Swing big band, Randy Litch, and Charlie and Evan Brown. Open to all ages. Cost: $4. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent. 253-856-5164.

Phils and Phillies Square Dance: 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of the month. Mainstream-level square dancing. Rounds, 7:30 p.m.; square dance, 8 p.m. Meridian Grange, 15422 S.E. 272nd St., Kent.

Renton Chinese Dance School: Group or individual lessons offered in Chinese dances and ballet. Call or e-mail for details. 425-638-3812 or mwoodtt@comcast.net.

Ring ’N Swing Square Dance: 1:15-3:15 p.m. Thursdays. Cost: $3. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent. 253-856-5164.

Solo Squares Square Dance and Round Dance Club: 7-9 p.m. the first and third Sundays of the month. Workshop offered at 6:30 p.m. Cedar Grange, 22531 S.E. 218th St., Maple Valley. 206-525-2189 or solosquares@hotmail.com.

Square Dance lessons: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Beginning lessons. Swing and ballroom also available. Cost: Free for first three lessons. Meridian Grange, 15422 Kent-Kangley Road, Kent. 253-735-3163, mehlhomes@aol.com or www.wagonwheelssquaredance.org.

Tuesday Afternoon Dances: 1:15-2:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Free dances feature a variety of music styles with musicians Richard Dean, Randy Litch, and Evan and Charlie Brown. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent. 253-856-5164.

Readings

Radio Theater of Thrills: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Radio drama listeners of all ages are welcome to enjoy the 24 broadcasts from “Radio’s Outstanding Theater of Thrills.” Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent. 253-856-5164.

Museums

Kent Historical Society Museum: Events: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 11, Blue Star Memorial By-Way Marker Rose Garden will be open to the public. (Museum closed.) Exhibits: Through Dec. 19, “Kenjiro Nomura: An Artist’s View of the Japanese American Internment.” Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Admission: $1. Bereiter House, 855 E. Smith St., Kent. 253-854-4330 or www.kenthistoricalmuseum.org.

Black Diamond Historical Society Museum: Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays; noon-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 32627 Railroad Ave., Black Diamond. 360-886-2142, museum@blackdiamondmuseum.org or www.blackdiamondmuseum.org.

Renton History Museum: Speaker program for families: 11 a.m. Nov. 8, Harvest Moon on “Occupations of the Long House”; 11 a.m. Dec. 13, Allan Hirsch on “The Real Toy Story.” Speaker program for youth and adults: 4:30 p.m. Nov. 11, Roger Fernandes to present “Teachings of the First People/Mythic Stories of the Puget Salish Tribes.” Free tours: 11 a.m. the third Saturday of the month. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Closed on holidays. Admission: $3 for adults; $1 for children; free for ages 7 and younger and members. 235 Mill Ave. S. 425-255-2330 or www.rentonhistory.org.

White River Valley Museum: Events: Noon-4 p.m. Nov. 1, Salish Weaving Family Day. Exhibits: Through Nov. 9, “Weaver’s Spirit Power: Antique to Contemporary Coast Salish Weaving”; Nov. 19-Dec. 14, Small Works Exhibit. Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Admission: $1-$2; free on Wednesdays. 918 H St. S.E., Auburn. 253-288-7433 or www.wrvmuseum.org.

Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum: Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Admission: $10 for adults; $5 for students and seniors; free for ages 4 and younger. 5917 S. 196th St., Kent. 206-764-9453.

Galleries

Juried Exhibition “Small Works, Big Presents”: Nov. 19-Dec. 14. Small works juried art show presented by the City of Auburn and the White River Valley Museum. Artist registration is Nov. 8. White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

Auburn City Hall Gallery: Exhibits: Through Nov. 14, artwork by Ellen Miffitt and Fran Holt, with reception 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 22; Nov. 17-Jan. 2, art by Terry DeHart and featured senior artists, with reception 5:30-7 p.m. Dec. 2. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Admission: Free. Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.

Kent Centennial Center Gallery: Exhibits: Through Oct. 30, “Water Samples 1997-2008” by Ford Gilbreath; Nov. 6-Jan. 2, photography by Blue Earth Alliance. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. 400 W. Gowe St., Kent. 253-856-5050, www.ci.kent.wa.us/arts.

Cheryl Sallee Gallery: Exhibits: Through Oct. 31, pulp painting on handmade paper by Lois James; Nov. 3-Jan. 2, Senior Activity Center Featured Artists exhibit, with reception 3:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 7. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Admission: Free. Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. S.E. 253-931-5043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

Seahurst Art Gallery: Exhibits: Ongoing, rotating displays of paintings, pottery and jewelry by local artists. Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. 15210 10th Ave. S.W., Burien. 206-244-7844.

Seattle Events

Tierney Sutton and Band: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 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.

“A Rosa de Rio – The Rose of Rio”: Oct. 23-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.

“A Beatles Twelfth Night”: Oct. 24-26. 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.

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.

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.

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.

“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.

“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.

“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.


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