Out & About in Kirkland | Sept. 3

Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus—“Over the Top”: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4-5; 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6; 1 and 5 p.m. Sept. 7. The “greatest show on earth” bring elephants, equestrians, clowns, trapeze artists and more to the ring. Cost: $14-$76. Comcast Arena at Everett Events Center, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Suite 200, Everett. 866-332-8499, 866-332-8199 or www.ticketmaster.com.


Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus—“Over the Top”: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4-5; 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6; 1 and 5 p.m. Sept. 7. The “greatest show on earth” bring elephants, equestrians, clowns, trapeze artists and more to the ring. Cost: $14-$76. Comcast Arena at Everett Events Center, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Suite 200, Everett. 866-332-8499, 866-332-8199 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Concours d’Elegance at Carillon Point: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 7. Show features wooden boats and antique motorcycles, as well as porsches from the Pacific Northwest Region of the Porsche Club of America. Proceeds benefit Evergreen Hospital Women’s and Children’s Services, and Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center. Cost: $10-$25; free for ages 6 and younger. 1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland. 425-822-7066 or www.kirklandconcours.com.


“Big Night Out”: 8 p.m. Sept. 5-6. Features the Sinatra-era sounds of the Half Pack LIVE!!! big band, along with comedians Cathy Sorbo and Rod Long, and emcee Karen Motherway as Marilyn Monroe. Cost: $45. First Stage Theater, 120 Front St., Issaquah. 425-391-1424 or www.issaquahsbignightout.com.

India Children’s Choir Concert: 7 p.m. Sept. 5. Cost: Free. Highland Covenant Church, 15022 N.E. Bellevue-Redmond Road, Bellevue. 425-746-7676.

Opera Night Singers: 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7. Opera music group to perform. Call for restaurant reservations. Salute of Bellevue, 10134 Main St., Bellevue. 425-688-7613.

Eastside Jazz— Greg Williamson and the Pony Boy Quartet: Sept. 9. Call for cost. Sherman Clay Pianos, 1000 Bellevue Way, Bellevue. 425-828-9104, 425-454-0633 or www.eastsidejazzclub.com.


“The Wizard of Oz”: Sept. 12-28. 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.

“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.


Roy Zimmerman and Betsy Salkind: 8 p.m. Sept. 5. Two political satirists team up for a night of bipartisan laughs. Cost: $10-$25. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

Ray Jessel and Annie Korzen: 8 p.m. Sept. 6. An evening of wickedly-funny comedy by two brilliant solo performers. Cost: $10-$25. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.


Youth Theatre Northwest: Sept. 8-10. Open auditions for ages 6-18 to perform in 2008-2009 season plays. Audition workshops, Sept. 4; Meet-the-Director Open House, 1-4 p.m. Sept. 6. 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 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.


Bake’s Place: All performances 8-10:30 p.m. unless noted. Cost: $22 for show; $47.50 for show and dinner. Performers: Sept. 6, Jeanie Bryson Quartet; Sept. 13, Karin Plato Quartet; Sept. 20, Kelley Johnson Quartet; Sept. 27, Jovino Santos Neto Quarteto. 135 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. 4-6, Brian Dunkleman and Joe Larson; 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. 6, Brooke Pennock Band; 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. 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.

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. 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. Cameo/Carrabba Dance, 18104 102nd Ave. N.E., Suite 104, Bothell. 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.

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. 7, “Sherry Markovitz: Shimmer, Paintings and Sculptures 1979-2007”; through Sept. 21, “Anna Skibska: Follow the Line: The Path to Form”; 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.

ArtWalk Issaquah: 5-9 p.m. the first Friday of the month through Sept. 5. Features more than 20 art venues, live music and more. Front Street, Issaquah.

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 Sept. 7, “Summer Sizzle.” 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: 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 Sept. 6, KAC Members’ Exhibit; 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 lakegalkirkland@comcast.net.

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. 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.

Seattle Events

“Eurydice”: Sept. 5-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.

Patton Oswalt: 8 p.m. Sept. 6. Comedian Oswalt to perform. Cost: $23. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. www.themoore.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

Hanson: 7 p.m. Sept. 8. Cost: $23-$33. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.themoore.com.

Sister Hazel: 9 p.m. Sept. 9. Open to ages 21 and older. Cost: $18-$20. Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888, www.ticketmaster.com or www.showboxonline.com.

“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.