by Bruce Reid
ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL--New computer music. The concert is being held simultaneously at the UW and Stanford, with online interaction between. Here's your best chance to find out if the New-Agey quality of West Coast electronic music is finally a thing of the past. Meany Theater, UW campus, 543-4880, 8 pm, $4 students & seniors/$6 general.
WIND ENSEMBLE & BANDS--A nice collection of wind and band music. There's the unavoidable selection from Hindemith's Kammermusik, of course, but also Harbison's Olympic Dances, Weinstein's Five Songs on Poems of Robert Frost, and Rudin's Bacchanale. Meany Theater, UW campus, 543-4880, 8 pm, $4 students & seniors/ $6 general.
STEPHEN BEUS--A piano recital to support the Alliance for Education Seattle School District Arts Program, which seems a cumbersome and ungrammatical name for an organization promoting good education, but oh well. Beus is an unknown quantity to me, but the program demands playing as lushly virtuosic as it gets: Liszt's Paganini Etude No. 3; Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, BWV 903; and a Chopin potpourri including two Etudes, a Nocturne, and a Ballad. Benaroya Hall, Nordstrom Recital Hall, 292-ARTS, 8 pm, $10 children/$20 general.
UNIVERSITY CHAMBER SINGERS--A collection of jazz and spirituals, some of the famous folk song arrangements of Ward Swingle, plus (more to the point of this calendar) McTee's Psalm 100, Whitacre's Water Night, Lauridsen's Chansons des Roses, and most splendidly, Argento's typically fine Everyone Sang. Meany Theater, UW campus, 543-4880, 8 pm, $4 students & seniors/$6 general.
by Alex Staiger
JACK STRAW WRITERS SERIES--Laura Gamache plumbs the connection between her daughter's student exchange to Russia and Beanie Babies; Diane Westergaard draws on both personal experience and mythology in her poetry; and Bharti Kirchner reads an excerpt from her novel Sharmila's Book, about a Chicagoan's arranged marriage to a New Delhi business executive. KUOW 94.9 FM, 9:30 pm.
THIS WEEK IN FILM--Planning on seeing a movie this weekend? Tune in for Rus Thompson's review of new releases and decide for yourself if he truly "doesn't pull any punches." KBCS 91.3 FM, 4:30 pm.
LIVE ROOM--Green Pajamas play infectious psychedelic pop (rebroadcast of a January 1998 performance). KCMU 90.3 FM, 8:00 pm.
SONARCHY--Jack Straw Productions presents a set by the Dave Scott/Billy Mintz Quartet, originally recorded during the 1999 Earshot Jazz Festival. KCMU 90.3 FM, 11 pm.
BEBOP SPOKEN HERE--Bernie Goldberg takes you back to the '50s and the world of Zoot Sims. You can almost hear Kerouac reading aloud to it. KUOW 94.9 FM, 9 am.
by Jason Pagano
JAZZ & BIG BAND--Mural Amphitheatre, 7 pm
AFRICAN IMMIGRANTS IN THE NORTHWEST--Rainier Room, 8 pm
ZIMBABWE MUSIC OF THE NORTHWEST-- Mural Amphitheatre, 3 pm
MARITIME CONCERT--Mercer Arena, 3 pm
SHIFTY SAILORS--Exhibition Hall Stage, 3:40 pm
AIKO SHIMADA BAND--Flag Plaza, 5:40 pm
ROLLICKING CELTIC SHOW--Northwest Court, 7 pm
NORTHWEST BLUEGRASS--Charlotte Martin Theatre, 7 pm
SAFARINI: MUSIC OF AFRICAN IMMIGRANTS--Mural Amphitheatre, 8 pm
THE BIG JEWISH SHOW--Charlotte Martin Theatre, noon
GOSPEL EXPLOSION--Mercer Arena, 4 pm
ZYDECO COUNTRY--Mural Amphitheatre, 7 pm
NORTHWEST HIPHOP--Mercer Arena, 8:30 pm
BARBER SHOP & SWEET ADELINES--Mercer Arena, 11 am
GOSPEL MONDAY--Mural Amphitheatre, 11 am
FILUCY HOOTCHIE KOOTCHIE--Pavilion Courtyard,
GUITAR MASTERS--Mercer Arena, 4 pm
GORDON FRAZIER--Performance Studio, 4:20 pm
THAT GOD AWFUL RACKET--Children's Museum, 5 pm
Fri May 26, Paradigm, Portland
Fri May 26, Tonic Lounge, Portland
Fri May 26, Crystal Ballroom, Portland
FU MANCHU, SPEEDEALER, MOTÖRHEAD,
Sat May 27, Roseland Theatre, Portland
Sat May 27, Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, FOO FIGHTERS:
Sun May 28, General Motors Place, Vancouver, BC
Tues May 30, Spirit Mountain Casino, Grand Ronde, OR
Tues May 30, Civic Auditorium, Portland
Tues May 30, Berbati's Pan, Portland
DROPKICK MURPHYS, BOUNCING SOULS,
Wed May 31, Paradigm, Portland
Wed May 31, Crystal Ballroom, Portland