Flute Quest: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 19-20; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 21. Music festival celebrates Native American flute and instruments from around the world. Features concerts, vendors, workshops and more. Admission: Free. Country Village, 23718 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell. 425-235-0400 or www.flutequest.com.
Roy Douglas: 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 11. Singer-songwriter Douglas to perform with guitar, vocals and poetry. Cost: Free. Food court at Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue. www.roydouglasmusic.com.
Michael Franti and Spearhead: 6 p.m. Sept. 12. Cost: $26.50 in advance; $31.50 on the day. Marymoor Amphitheatre, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond. www.ticketmaster.com.
The Capitol Steps: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22. Political musical revue presented by a troupe of former Congressional staffers. Cost: $15-$42. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.
“Disorder in the Court”: 7 p.m. Sept. 12-13. Original comedy presented by the Highland Players. Cost: $5. Bellevue Youth Theater, 16661 Northup Way, Bellevue. Tickets: 425-452-7155. Details: 425-452-7686.
“Wrestling with the Angels—An Evening of Spiritual Theater”: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13. Cost: $40-$150. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 206-527-9399 or www.betalef.org.
“Saint Heaven”: Sept. 17-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.
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19-20 and 26-27; 2 p.m. Sept. 21 and 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.
“Caffeine! An Addictive Musical”: 6 p.m. Sept. 20. 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.
Youth Theatre Northwest: Sept. 10. Open auditions for ages 6-18 to perform in 2008-2009 season plays. Call for appointments and details. Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th St., Mercer Island. 206-232-4145, ext. 100, or www.youththeatre.org.
Evergreen City Ballet—Accompanist: Ballet auditioning for experienced ballet accompanists. Call for appointments, details. 425-228-6800 or firstname.lastname@example.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.
Bake’s Place: All performances 8-10:30 p.m. unless noted. Cost: $22 for show; $47.50 for show and dinner. Performers: Sept. 13, Karin Plato Quartet; Sept. 20, Kelley Johnson Quartet; Sept. 27, Jovino Santos Neto Quarteto. 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. 11-13, Andrew Norelli; Sept. 18-20, Lamont Ferguson; Sept. 25-27, 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. 13, Paul Green; 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. 13, Kenny Boudreaux; Sept. 20, Loud Mouth Blonde; 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. 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 Tuesdays and Thursdays-Saturdays, live music. Ongoing: Thursdays, Dan Purser. 111 Central Way, Kirkland. 425-822-8940 or www.wilderover.com.
Samena Square Dance Club: 7:30-9 p.m. Thursdays, starting Sept. 18. Club offers lessons in beginning square dance. Juanita Community Club, 13027 100th Ave. N.E., Kirkland. 425-823-6125 or 425-823-0571.
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.
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. 206-232-1048 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.
Scottish country dancing: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 16-May. Kirkland Woman’s Club, 407 First St. 425-488-7643 or www.rscds-seattle.org.
Silver Foot Seniors: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays. Therapeutic dance classes for seniors taught by Terry McKinnon. Cost: $8 drop-in; $56 monthly. Advance registration required. Ballet Arts Center, 204 100th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 206-232-1048.
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.
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.
Bellevue Arts Museum: Exhibits: Through Sept. 21, “Anna Skibska: Follow the Line: The Path to Form”; Sept. 23-Feb. 8, “Tip Toland: Melt, The Figure in Clay”; 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.” 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.
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: Sept. 10-Oct. 5, “Jaime Ellsworth: New Paintings,” with reception 6-9 p.m. Sept. 10. 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: Sept. 12-Oct. 4, “Nature Freak,” with opening reception 6-8 p.m. Sept. 11. 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: Sept. 11-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 email@example.com.
Parklane Gallery: Exhibits: Through Oct. 5, watercolors by Phyllis Ray and Susan Lusa, with reception Sept. 11. 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 Sept. 13, “Unalaska”; Sept. 13-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 Sept. 13, “Elements of Nature” paintings by Christina Strigenz; Sept. 13-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.
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: Sept. 16-21, Celebrate International Peace Day; 6 p.m. Sept. 20, Recess Monkey concert ($8-$10); Sept. 23-28, Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration. 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.
“The Vertical Hour”: Sept. 10-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”: Sept. 10-Oct. 4. Call for cost. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.
Jewel: 8 p.m. Sept. 11. Cost: $47.50-$57.50. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. www.themoore.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
Daniel Beatty’s “Resurrection”: Sept. 12-13. New play tells the story of six African American men whose lives intertwine. Cost: $15-$20. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway, Seattle. 800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com.
“The White Devil”: Sept. 12-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.
“The Little Dog Laughed”: Through Sept. 13. Zinger-filled comedy about deception and double-dealing in Hollywood. Call for cost. Intiman Theatre, 201 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-269-1900 or www.intiman.org.
“Intimate Exchanges”: Through Sept. 14. Call for cost. ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. 206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.
Chuanyun Li: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16. Violinist “superstar” to perform with George Shangrow and Orchestra Seattle. Cost: $15-$70. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. www.ticketmaster.com.
“Even Cowgirls Get the Blues”: Sept. 16-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.
Okkervil River: 9 p.m. Sept. 17. Cost: $16-$18. Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.showboxonline.com.
“Shrek the Musical”: Through Sept. 21. World premiere of the musical based on the story of a lovable ogre and his quest to save a beautiful princess. Cost: $25-$90. The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. 206-625-1900, 888-584-4849 or www.5thavenue.org.
10th annual SketchFest Seattle: Sept. 24-27. Live sketch comedy festival. See Web site for cost, details. Theatre Off Jackson, 409 Seventh Ave. S., Seattle. www.sketchfest.org.