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Chelsea Handler

Fri, April 18 at 7 pm.

Handler is known for her E! Entertainment series, Chelsea Lately, which provides a platform for her running commentary on celebrity culture. $66.50 - $91.50.

Paramount Theatre
911 Pine St

Red Bull BC One Ultimate B-Boy Competition

Fri, April 18 at 7 pm.

A competition of West Coast B-Boys, featuring a series of one-on-one breakdance battles, each judged by established breakers, Roxrite (Renegades/Red Bull BC One All Star), Free (Circle of Fire/Soulshifters), and Jeromeskee (Massive Monkees/Rock Steady). The event is MC'd by B-Boy, Crazy Legs (Rock Steady Crew) with beats provided by DJ Lean Rock. Tonight's winner will advance to the North American finals in Las Vegas this August. Free.

EMP Museum
325 Fifth Avenue N

Nepali New Year

Sat April 19 at 7 pm.


The Nepalese new year is quite late, compared to the one most commonly observed around here. Celebrate by enjoying live cultural performances, some of the national cuisines, and dancing in the year 2071. $15-$50.

Shoreline Center
18560 First Ave NE

Checkoff in the Sun

Thurs-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Through April 19.

A new play by Leonard D. Goodisman in which a dying woman summons her friends and family to a villa for a collective adieu. Drama happens. $12-$25.

Eclectic Theater
1214 10th Ave

Cornish Dance Theater Spring Concert

Fri at 8 pm, Sat at 2 and 8 pm. Through April 19.

With choreography by Iyun Ashani Harrison, Jamie Karlovich, Zoe Scofield, and Deborah Wolf. $10.

The Mark of Immediacy

Thurs–Sat. Through April 19.

A short, Christian drama about the Gospel of Mark. Produced at Taproot's Isaac Studio Theatre.

Taproot Theatre
204 N 85th St

A Midsummer's Night's Dream

Thurs-Fri at 7:30 pm, Sat a 2 and 7:30 pm, Sun at 1 pm.

Shakespeare c/o Mendelssohn c/o Balanchine c/o Pacific Northwest Ballet. With choreography by Balanchine and costumes and sets by Tony Award-winner Martin Pakledinaz. $28-$120.

McCaw Hall
321 Mercer St

Seattle Vice

Thurs-Sat at 8:30 pm. Through April 19.

Seattle Vice Singer, comedian, and impresario Mark Siano (the Habit, the "Soft Rock" cabaret series) and Opal Peachey (Cafe Nordo) pay homage to 1965 Seattle, when the speakeasies were plentiful and the cops took bribes by the truckload. Featuring live music by the Enablers and a nightly after-party. $20-$35.

ACT Theatre
700 E Union St

Through the Looking Glass: Burlesque Alice in Wonderland

Wed-Sat. Through April 19.

A new burlesque act from Lily Verlaine & Jasper McCann, the producers of Land of the Sweets and Burlesco DiVino.

Pastor Kaleb's 15th Annual Easter Sunday Service

Sun April 20. Social begins at 11 am, service at 12 pm.

Pastor Kaleb's 15th Annual Easter Sunday Service Pastor Kaleb Hagen-Kerr returns to his flock of the "defunct and disoriented" for his 15th Easter Sunday service. (His first official service was in the chaotic streets during Seattle's WTO protest in 1999.) He hits a rare chord of earnest satire, simultaneously arch and sincere—Pastor Kaleb is a character, and his services are theater, but they're not a joke. Over the years, he's preached intermittently for show people, burlesque dancers, musicians, and other spiritually thirsty members of Seat... more » By donation.

Century Ballroom
915 E Pine St, second floor

Gidion's Knot

Thurs-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Through April 20.

Gidion's Knot "Gidion's Knot gives people fits. This two-actor play about an extraordinarily tense parent-teacher conference (the fifth-grader in question has recently died) is popping up at theaters around the country and attracting either glowing or bilious reviews. It's provocative and manipulative, a thought experiment with a dead kid at its center—do children need protection from a corrupt world that poisons their innocence or do they really need protection from Victorian-minded schoolteachers who would... more » $10-$22.

Seattle Public Theater
7312 W Green Lake Dr N

Keefee's House of Cards

Thurs-Sun at 8 pm. Through April 26.

Keefee's House of Cards It was a refrain that wafted about in the wake of the 2012 production of Keri Healey’s sibling-murder psychodrama Torso: “Stephen Hando is amazing.” To quote the many who’ve watched Hando light up Seattle stages since the mid ’90s: duh. A diminutive man with a towering stage presence, Hando is one of Seattle’s great character actors. InKeefee’s House of Cards, he goes solo, channeling a charming, wily, loose-tongued, and increasingly intoxicated blackjack dealer, in a semi-improvised show that i... more » $15.

Gay City
517 E Pike St

Final Fantasy: The Improvised Adventures

Fri, Sat. Through April 26.

A night of improv based on the hugely popular video game series. From Unexpected Productions. $12-$15.

Market Theater
1428 Post Alley

Fuente Ovejuna

Thurs-Sat at 8 pm. Through April 26.


A Cornish college production of the Lope de Vega play about a young woman who leads a rebellion against a local tyrant. Free.

In the Book Of

Wed-Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri at 8 pm, Sat at 2 and 8 pm. Through April 26.


In the Book Of A town is divided over the attempted deportation of an Afghan translator, but romance blooms in the darndest places. $20-$40.

Taproot Theatre
204 N 85th St

Office Hours

Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Through April 26.


A dark comedy that takes as its setting six different offices in six different geographical places as the weekend approaches. $17-$22.

Renton Civic Theater
507 S Third St

Peter Pan

Fri, Sat. Through April 26.

Lyric Opera Northwest presents this classic tale about the child who steadfastly refused to go to school, behave himself, or yield to the social demands of adulthood in any way. $24-$34.

Kirkland Performance Center
350 Kirkland Ave

Attempts on Her Life

Fri-Sun at 7:30 pm through April 27.


A "promenade theater" performance (that is, an immersive show in which actors and audience move around a building together) of Martin Crimp's Attempts on Her Life, a play that does not specify how many actors should perform it, nor who should speak what lines. In 17 disconnected scenes, the characters describe a protagonist who isn't there. Directed by Bobbin Ramsey for the new company Horse in Motion. $15-$25.

University Heights Center
5031 University Way NE

Dina Martina's 25th

Fri-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Through April 27.


A new show from Dina (aka Stranger Genius Award-winner Grady West) with a bit more video than usual, plus new live stuff, to celebrate 25 years since her first performance at CoCA. $20-$25.

1114 Howell St

Tails of Wasps

Thurs-Sun at 8 pm. Through April 27.


Tails of Wasps "Tails of Wasps, a new play by Stephanie Timm, documents a politician, his penis, and their predictable fall from grace. In a fit of fabulist irony, Timm has named her politician Frank. Paul Morgan Stetler plays Frank as a surprisingly sympathetic serial liar—his transgressions begin almost innocently, on the night he's elected, when a sweet and flustered campaign staffer (Brenda Joyner) confesses her admiration for and attraction to him. But she's engaged, he's married, and some ill-time phone... more » $30.

ACT Theatre
700 E Union St

The Tutor

Tues–Sun. Through April 27.

A new pop musical, touring from Village Theater, about an aspiring novelist who teaches rich kids in order to pay the bills.

Village Theatre
303 Front St N

Ernest Shackleton Loves Me

Wed-Fri at 7:30 pm, Sat-Sun at 2 and 7:30 pm. through May 3.

A sleep-deprived single mother begins to hallucinate an online romantic relationship with the heroic pole explorer. This new musical production is a coproduction of Balagan Theatre, ACT Theatre, and Seattle Repertory Theatre. $20-$35.

Seattle Repertory Theatre
155 Mercer St, Seattle Center


Fri at 8 pm, Sat at 4 and 8 pm. Through May 3.

Mia McCullough's play about social obsessions with beauty centers on a community's reaction to a billboard for a local spa, which opponents see as exploiting female insecurities. Produced by SiS Productions and directed by Charles Waxberg. $6-$10.

West of Lenin
203 N 36th St

Up-Past-Bedtime Time: The Puppets Court

Fri-Sat at 11 pm. Through May 3.

Drag performance from Anita Goodmann, puppets, and guest performances from drag queens Butch Alice, Sparkle Leigh, and Patient Leigh. $15.

West of Lenin
203 N 36th St


Wed-Sun. Through May 4.

Bethany In this new play by Laura Marks, a suburban mother copes with the spin cycle of the economic downturn: job loss, a daughter taken into foster care, having to squat in a home in foreclosure, and making allegiances with potentially unsavory characters. Starring Emily Chisholm, Richard Ziman, Darragh Kennan, Cynthia Jones, and others. Directed by John Langs. $20-$49.

ACT Theatre
700 E Union St


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