Bellevue Bellevue Live Jazz Series Ongoing 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through May 11; wine, appetizers available. April 27: Jazz and blues with...

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Ongoing 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through May 11; wine, appetizers available. April 27: Jazz and blues with the Michael Powers Group at The Summit, 10885 N.E. Fourth St. May 4: Jovino Santos Neto plays Brazilian jazz at the Civica Office Commons, 205 108th Ave. N.E. Cost: $2 for wine and appetizers. Information: 425-453-1223 or

Teen Advisory Board

Wed Volunteers ages 12-18 needed to help plan teen-related events; community-service hours available, 3:30 p.m. April 27, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350 or

Singer-Songwriter Showcase

Thur Watch the Sky performs Celtic music, 6:30-8 p.m. April 28, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. May 12: Nancy Dillon’s blend of folk, country and R&B. Information: 425-644-1111 or

Alice in Wonderland

Fri-Sat Bellevue Youth Theatre presents Louis Carroll’s classic tale of a girl’s fantastic adventures; recommended for ages 4 and up, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29-30, Theatre at Meydenbauer, 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Tickets: $8. Reservations: 425-452-7155 or 206-325-6500 or

Late Night Music at Crossroads Bellevue

Fri-Sat Live music, 7:30-10 p.m., Crossroads Bellevue MarketStage, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. April 29: Gaelic music with Anne Martin and Ingrid Henderson. April 30: Phantoms of Soul play blues and ragtime. Information: 425-644-1111 or

Emerald Cup Bodybuilding, Fitness and Figure Championships Expo

Fri-Sat Amateur and professional competitors and performers from all over the world, exhibitor’s booths and seminars, 6-10 p.m. Friday; noon-2 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. Saturday, April 29-30, Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Tickets: $20-$30. Reservations: 206-628-0888 or Information: 425-481-6582 or

The Salt of the Earth

Sat Cry of the Rooster Theater presents a bilingual puppet show of stories inspired by Mexican songs and tales; accompanied by live music, 2 p.m. April 30,Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Information: 425-644-6203

Bellevue Botanical Garden Plant Sale

Sat Benefit sale with large selection of plants from the Botanical Garden as well as private garden collections, rustic furniture, trellises, garden objets d’art, children’s activities and book signing by Carolyn Starner, author of “Emerald Journey: A Walk Through Northwest Gardens,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m., April 30, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St. Information: 425-451-3755 or

At Your Request: An Evening of Musical Enjoyment

Sat Lake Washington Singers women’s chorus performs, with a medley from “South Pacific” and a guest performance by a 2005 Vocal Scholarship winner, 7:30 p.m., April 30, Unity of Bellevue, 16330 N.E. Fourth St. Tickets: $5-$8 at the door. Information: 425-458-4521 or

Women and Anger

Mon Warning signs of anger, handling external pressure and managing emotion, 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 2, Bellevue Family YMCA, 14230 Bel-Red Road. Cost: $5-$8; $3 childcare. Register by April 29: 425-746-9900

T.E.N.: The Eastside Network

Tues Monthly gay and lesbian discussion group; features potluck dinner and guest speaker Bob Seaman from King County Iris Society; bring a dish to share, 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 3, The Bradford Center, 752 108th Ave. N.E. Children, youths welcome. Cost: $3. Information: 425-450-9337

“When the Emperor Was Divine”

Plan Ahead Author Julie Otsuka will read from and discuss the writing of her novel, which follows a Japanese-American family through its experiences in WWII internment camps; a BCC Reads! event, 1:30-3 p.m. May 4, Bellevue Community College, Carlson Theatre, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E. Information: 425-564-2550

Open Mike Night

Plan Ahead Opportunity for acoustic musicians to perform, 6-9 p.m. with 5:30 p.m. sign-up, 1st and 3rd Thursdays, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Information: 425-644-1111 or

Prom Show

Plan Ahead Everything prom, with vendor booths, prize drawings and limos on display; donations of gently used formal wear will be collected by Ruby Room to help financially challenged teens, noon-3 p.m. May 7, Factoria Mall, 4055 Factoria Blvd. S.E. Information: 425-747-7344 or

Washington Native Plant Society Sale

Plan Ahead Annual sale with trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, groundcovers, wildflowers, books and gardening information, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 7, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St. Information: 206-527-3210 or

Eastside Mothers and More

Plan Ahead Provide support, education and advocacy for mothers, 7-9 p.m. May 10, East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 S.E. 32nd St. Topic: Time Management Tips. May 19: Mother’s Day campaign. Information: 206-948-2142 or

Tom Sawyer

Plan Ahead Bellevue Youth Theatre performs an adaptation of Mark Twain’s classic story, 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, May 13-22 and 1 p.m. May 21, Bellevue Youth Theatre, 16661 Northup Way. Tickets: $7. Reservations: 425-452-7155


Financial Series for Seniors

Wed “Real Estate or Not to Real Estate,” 10-11:30 a.m., April 27, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Cost: $5 per class. Registration: 425-487-2441

Elder Law

Wed Overview of legal issues affecting seniors presented by Eastside Legal Assistance Program, 9:30-11 a.m., April 27, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Registration: 425-487-2441

Onward and Upward: New Approaches to Classic Themes

Ends Tues Display of paintings by Woodinville artist Kay Barnes continues through May 3, Kaewyn Gallery at FrameWright Custom Picture Framing, 10101 Main St. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 425-483-7385

May Day Mini Fair

Sat-Sun Craft and artists’ booths, live music and children’s activities, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, April 30-May 1, Country Village Bothell, 23718 Seventh Ave. S.E. Information: 425-368-2294 or

Faculty, Organization and Higher Education Policy

Tues A forum on labor union perspectives on the future of higher education with two panels followed by an audience discussion, 6-9 p.m. May 2, University of Washington Bothell Campus, 18115 Campus Way N.E. Information: 206-543-7946 or

Plant Sale

Plan Ahead Perennials, shrubs, houseplants and small trees; benefits the senior center, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 6-7, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Information: 425-487-2441

Mother’s Day Flower and Garden Show

Plan Ahead Garden-related demonstrations and activities, cut flowers, garden art and children’s activities, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 7-8, Country Village Bothell, 23718 Seventh Ave. S.E. Information: 425-483-2250 or


Plan Ahead Curtain Call Theatre presents a comedy about a man and his invisible 6 ½-foot rabbit, 8 p.m. Fridays, May 13-June 3; 5:30 p.m. May 22 and June 5, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Tickets: $8-$10. Reservations: 425-487-2441


Farmers Market Volunteers Needed

Ongoing Opportunities to help with publicity, chefs’ demonstrations, market set-up and information table staffing for the Carnation Farmers Market, which opens May 17. Information: 425-333-6050 or

A Festival for May

Sat-Sun Medieval May Day festival with sheep shearing, sheep-to-shawl and other hand craft demonstrations, live music and entertainment, archery contest, Maypole dance and crowning of the queen of the May, 1-6 p.m. and a traditional May Feast at 6 p.m. April 30-May 1, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E. Cost: $3-$5 festival (children 5 and under free); $40 festival/feast. Information: 425-788-8624 or

Buying Wise: Health Benefits of Food Choices

Tues Learn how the way food is produced and processed affects its nutritional value and the benefits of locally-grown, organic food, 10 a.m. May 3, Miller’s Community & Arts Center, 4597 Tolt Ave. Registration: 425-788-0480

Swil Kanim

Plan Ahead Storytelling interwoven with violin, poetry and audience participation, 8-10 p.m. May 7, Miller’s Community & Arts Center, 4597 Tolt Ave. Information: 425-333-5007 or

Open Drumming Session

Plan Ahead An opportunity to explore the instruments and music of African-based rhythm; all experience levels welcome, 7-9:30 p.m. May 8, Miller’s Community & Arts Center, 4597 Tolt Ave. Cost: $5. Information: 425-333-5007 or

Sno-Valley Tilth Film Festival

Plan Ahead “The Future of Food,” an investigation into genetically engineered foods making their way into the food supply, 7:30 p.m., May 14, Miller’s Community & Arts Center, 4597 Tolt Ave. Cost: $4. Information: 425-333-5007 or


Live at the P&G Speakeasy Café Vol. 1

Sat Release party for CD compilation of local artists’ music features performances by several of the artists; proceeds from CD sales benefit local music projects, 6-9 p.m. April 30, P&G Speakeasy Café, 15614 Main St. Information: 425-844-2766 or


Natural Wonders: Artistic Impressions

Ongoing Show of 11 local artists’ interpretations of nature through photography, sculpture, painting, mixed media, drawing and metal work, continues through Sept. 12, University House at Issaquah, 22975 S.E. Black Nugget Road. Gallery hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Information: 425-557-4200

Best Friends: Images of Animals and Their People

Ongoing Traveling exhibit of historical images of relationships between people and animals during the Progressive Era (1880s-1920s) as well as Issaquah Historical Society photos, through Oct. 15, Gilman Town Hall Museum, 165 S.E. Andrews St. . Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Information: 425-392-3500

Issaquah Public Market

Ongoing Fresh, in-season produce, cut flowers, baked goods, specialty foods, arts and crafts, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 15, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Volunteers need. Information: 425-837-3311

All Breed Cat Show

Plan Ahead More than 30 breeds of cats, vendors, crafts and information, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 7-8, Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. Cost: $3-$10. Information: 425-882-3061

The Music Man

Plan Ahead Village Theatre presents Meredith Willson’s classic musical about a traveling salesman trying to cons the people of River City, May 11-June 26, with shows at 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and June 14; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (except May 21); 7 p.m. Sundays (except May 15 and June 26), Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. Tickets: $32-$45. Reservations: 425-392-2202 or


Study Zone

Ongoing Homework help for elementary, middle and high school students, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-8747

Seventh Annual Herb & Food Fair

Plan Ahead Features speakers, workshops, cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, vendors, food and children’s activities, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 14, Bastyr University, 14500 Juanita Drive N.E. Free shuttle available 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. from Northshore Park & Ride, 18201 68th Ave. S.E. Cost: $5 for on-site parking. Information: 425-602-3103 or


“My Self-Portrait”

Ends Sun Works in oil pastel by local homeless young adults; individual works not for sale, but donations benefit youth homeless shelter The Landing. through May 1. Parklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane. Gallery hours 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily; closed 1st Mondays. Information: 425-827-1462

“The Bold and Beautiful: Landscapes of a Fauvist Flavor”

Ongoing Show of paintings by Brad Caplis and Rich Klopfer, continues through May 8, Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 127 Lake St. S. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 425-827-2822 or

Release and Capture

Ongoing Contemporary works of paper art by seven local artists continues through May 8, Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market St. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 425-822-7161 or

Parklane Gallery

Ends Sun Exhibit of paintings by Linda Hulce, Larey McDaniel and Maggie LeMoine continues through May 1 130 Park Lane. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily; closed on 1st Mondays. Information: 425-827-1462

Patricia Rovzar Gallery

Ongoing New works in acrylic by Michael Schlicting, through May 9, Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 118 Central Way. Gallery hours: 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 425-889-4627 or

Landscape Paintings

Ends Sat Exhibit of new works by Kathleen Earthrowl and Xiaogang Zhu continues through April 30,Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane, Suite D. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 425-889-8212 or

Teen Concerts

Fri Top, Jade Ran Away, Primacy Effect, Beszhak, 7 p.m., April 29, Kirkland Teen Union Building, 348 Kirkland Ave. Cost: $5. Information: 425-822-3088

Beauty and the Beast

Ends Sun StoryBook Theater presents a musical comedy for families about an ill-mannered prince who learns a lesson, 11 a.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through May 1, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $8.50. Reservations: 425-893-9900 or

Mel Cooleys in Concert

Sat Original, contemporary, folk/pop music, 8 p.m. April 30, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $11-$22. Reservations: 425-893-9900 or

13th Annual International Miniature Art Show

Starts Tues Exhibit of works in a variety of media no larger than 5″x7″; magnifying glasses available at the gallery, May 3-June 5, Parklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane Kirkland Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. Information: 425-827-1462 or

Eastside CHADD Meeting

Tues Dr. Ted Mandlekorn will discuss the many new and existing medications now available for the treatment of AD/HD and co-existing conditions, 6:30 p.m., May 3, Fire Station 22, 6602 108th Ave. N.E. Information: 206-622-2127 or

K.A.S.T.: Kirkland Artist Studio Tour

Plan Ahead More than 20 Kirkland artists’ private studios will be open to the public, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 7-8, with artists working outdoors along the Kirkland waterfront 3-6 p.m. Saturday. Studio maps available at the Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market St. or Parklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane. Information: 425-487-1126

“Winged Migration”

Plan Ahead The East Lake Washington Audubon Society hosts a viewing of this documentary filmed primarily from a bird’s perspective of the lives and habits of migrating birds, 7 p.m. May 9, Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church, 308 Fourth Ave. S. Information: 425-576-8805 or

Kirkland Art Walk

Plan Ahead 18 downtown Kirkland galleries within walking distance of each other have extended hours with artists’ receptions at some galleries, 6-9 p.m. May 12. Maps available at the galleries. Information: 425-889-8212


Medina Park Herons

Sat-Sun East Lake Washington Audubon Society presents slide show on Medina’s Great Blue Heron colony, 7:30 p.m. April 30, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 8398 N.E. 12th St., and a field trip to observe the herons 1-4 p.m. May 1, Medina Park, 1200 84th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-576-8805

Mercer Island

Master of Flowers

Ongoing Exhibit of paintings by local artist Genny Rees, through June 31, Chamber Art Gallery, 7613 S.E. 27th St. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Information: 206-232-3404

Food for the Optimal You Lecture Series

Plan Ahead “Can Eight-a-day Keep Cancer Away? The Latest Science on Water and Health,” 7-8:30 p.m. May 12, Stroum Jewish Community Center, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way. Cost: $15. Registration: 206-232-7115, ext. 272 or


19th Annual Travel & Leisure Auction

Plan Ahead Features live and silent auctions, hors d’oeuvres, six-course dinner and wine; proceeds benefit Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 6 p.m. May 14, The Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane. Cost: $150 per person. Reservations by May 6: 206-667-4149 Information:

North Bend

Gaming Night

Ongoing Learn to play better chess with the North Bend Chess Club, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St. Information: 425-888-0554 or

Fangs and Scales and Reptilian Tales

Fri “Reptile Man” brings his traveling family show of reptile facts and live reptiles; crafts and snacks provided, 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 29,Si View Community Center, 400 S.E. Orchard Drive. Information: 425-831-1900

First Tuesdays Book Group

Tues “Waxwings” by Jonathan Raban, 7 p.m. May 3, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St. Information: 425-888-0554 or



Ends Sat SecondStory Repertory presents A.R. Gurney’s comedy about Manhattan empty-nesters whose midlife crises are disrupted when the husband brings home a stray dog (who talks), 8:15 p.m. April 30-May 1, SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St. Tickets: $16-$20. Reservations: 425-881-6777 or

Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center Gallery

Ongoing Sumi-e brush paintings by Ellen Miffitt and oils by Adele Eustis through June 4, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St. Gallery hours: 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Information: 425-556-2316

Teen Dinners

Ongoing Hot meal for teens , 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Old Fire House Teen Center, 16510 N.E. 79th St. Information: 425-556-2370

Genealogy Searching in Ancestry Library Edition

Wed Workshop focuses on the King County Library System database and how to search U.S. Census data from 1790 through 1930, 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 27, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Registration: 425-885-1861. Information:

All Ages Concerts

Fri Live music, 8 p.m. Fridays, Old Fire House, 16510 N.E. 79th St. Cost: $6. April 29: Dissonance, Something in the Corner, Lords of Death and Skywrite. May 6: Rocky Votolato, Fires to the East and Slender Means. Information: 425-556-2389

My Dog Wrote This Poem!

Sat Through props, costumes and music, Eric Ode teaches children ages 4 and older about the poetry writing process, 2 p.m. April 30, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Information: 425-885-1861 or

Write Out Loud!

Tues Local poet and language “innovator” Maged Zaher leads a workshop on different poetic practices, 6:30-9 p.m. May 3, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Information: 425-885-1861 or


From Rome to Copenhagen: A Musical Journey

Sun The Sammamish Symphony performs works by Buxtehude, Debussy, Mendelssohn and Respighi with a guest performance by Ismail Akmuradov, this year’s Youth Concerto Contest winner, 2 p.m. with a “Meet the Orchestra” session on the woodwind instruments at 1 p.m., May 1, Eastlake High School Performing Arts Theater, 400 228th Ave. N.E. Tickets: $7-$30; children 10 and under free. Reservations: 206-517-7777 or


Discovered (& Undiscovered) Potters’ Sale

Thur-Sat Functional and decorative art by 80 Northwest potters ranging from newcomers to full-time professional clay artists, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, April 28-30, Columbia Winery, 14030 N.E. 145th St. Information: 425-868-3989 or

The Mayor Is In

Sat Woodinville mayor Don Brocha and city council members will discuss city programs, events and issues, 9-11 a.m. April 30,City Hall, 17301 133rd Ave. N.E. Information: 425-877-2267

Woodinville Farmers Market

Ongoing Fresh produce and local artists, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 15, Woodinville Community Center, 17401 133rd Ave. N.E. May 7: Mothers Day Flower Show. May 21: Farm Fresh Cooking Demo. Information: 206-546-7960 or


Plan Ahead will accept hazardous household wastes such as pesticides, fluorescent light bulbs, paints and thinners, automotive and non-alkaline batteries and automotive products, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 6-8 and 13-15, Woodinville Park & Ride, 17800 140th Ave. N.E. Information: 206-296-4692 or

Compiled by Nyssa Rogers.

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