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A Night of Burlesque

Friday, October 6, 2017 8:00PM

Enjoy a spectacular night of classic and neo burlesque with the glitz and glamour of some of the Pacific Northwest’s favorite entertainers and a few guests from across the country. Delightful line up as follows: Armitage Shanks (Host), Jamie Von Stratton, Miss Kitty Baby, Boom Boom L’Roux, The Shanghai Pearl, Persephone Illyri, Eddie Van Glam, Aalim Hip-notique (Oklahoma City), Gorejess, Chip de Pew (Boise), and Jacqueline Hyde…

SRJO: Basie Bash - From Within

Sunday, October 8, 2017 2:00PM

In 1953, Count Basie recreated his band with fresh faces and new names, marking a big change from the famous swing era band of the 1930s & 40s. New performers included a number of fantastic writers who sat in the band every night and wrote all the great music that made the band famous for the second half of its history. Out of this era came great hits such as…

Internationally Acclaimed U.S. Chopin & Warsaw Chopin Competition Medalist, Eric Lu in Concert

Sunday, October 15, 2017 3:00PM

Heritage Symphony, Kirkland’s newest 40-member professional symphony orchestra will host Eric Lu for his Seattle debut. This concert will also feature Overture to the Barber of Seville, Beethoven’s Symphony no. 7 and more. Our debut concert will feature 19-year old pianist, Eric Lu. Eric Lu is rapidly building an international reputation as a young pianist with enormous promise, and a distinctive musical voice. Eric Lu won…

Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Live!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 7:30PM

Take a private tour inside the world of Milk Street with Christopher Kimball, founder and host of Milk Street TV and Radio. Each and every audience member participates in a taste-test and selected attenders come up on stage for cooking competitions, quizzes, and tastings. Discover the secrets of cooking from Milk Street travels to Thailand, Mexico, and Peru to London, South Africa and the Middle East. Ask Mr. Kimball…

Loudon Wainwright III

Thursday, October 19, 2017 7:00PM

2010 Grammy winner (Best Traditional Folk Album) for High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project. Loudon Wainwright III, the American songwriter, folk singer, and actor comes to KPC for an intimate performance. Local Seattle band, Honey Mustard will be opening for him.

Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes…

Roger McGuinn

Friday, October 20, 2017 8:00PM

As the founder of The Byrds, Roger McGuinn is firmly established as an indisputable industry icon. From his signature 12 string Rickenbacker sound, to his instantly recognizable vocals on hits like “Turn, Turn, Turn?”, “Eight Miles High”, and “Mr. Tambourine Man”, McGuinn did not just make music, he made history. He delivers the gift of an evening with a master that is as intimate as it is spellbinding.

Ticket prices…

Take Me to the River: LIVE! Featuring William Bell, Bobby Rush, Charlie Musselwhite

Saturday, October 21, 2017 8:00PM

Take Me to the River presents a live performance experience based on the award-winning film and record that brought together multiple generations of iconic Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians to record a historic new album and re-imagine the utopia of racial, gender, and generational collaboration of Memphis (Stax, Hi Records) in its heyday. This historic show features a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see legends William Bell…

Marvelous Mystics on Parade

Thursday, October 26, 2017 4:30 pm, 7:00 pm

The 2017 Annual Children’s Benefit Show is the primary fundraiser supporting the many programs of the Olympus Lodge Masons helping local children in need.  It is a live entertainment event providing top notch vaudeville style entertainment at the beautiful Kirkland Performance center in Kirkland, Washington.  Please consider supporting local youth by either taking your family to this event or by sponsoring a group of less fortunate and deserving children…

Paula Cole

Friday, October 27, 2017 8:00PM

Grammy winner and activist Paula Cole has released seven solo albums of original songs, spanning a 20+ year career.  Cole has performed with icons in many genres of music from Peter Gabriel to Dolly Parton, Herbie Hancock to Emmylou Harris; Amy Lee of Evanescence to Burt Bacharach.  Cole’s emotionally deep, thrilling performances, and her poetic, fierce and intelligent writing makes Cole a primary color against pastels.  Her compositions have…

New West Guitar Group featuring Sara Gazarek

Friday, November 3, 2017 8:00PM

New West Guitar Group has developed a wide spread reputation as one of the premier guitar ensembles in the world. Featuring guitarists Perry Smith, John Storie, and Will Brahm, they perform recognizable covers, jazz standards and exciting originals. Their signature sound comes from an innovative style that highlights rhythm, beauty and virtuosity through combining acoustic and electric guitars. And for this performance they will be joined by special guest vocalist…

Kirkland Investor Sharks

Saturday, November 4, 2017 7:00PM

Four regional start-up companies present their ideas and products to a world-class panel of the biggest investors in the Seattle area, who will have the chance to discover the next big thing. This Shark Tank-style event has all of the fascination of the show, but live and local.

VIP tickets are available for $150…

SRJO with Wycliffe Gordon: The Art of the Trombone

Sunday, November 5, 2017 2:00PM

Affectionately referred to as a “force of nature,” composer and trombonist extraordinaire Wycliffe Gordon joins SRJO for a salute to the great trombonists J.J. Johnson, Sam Nanton, Tommy Dorsey, and more. Gordon is a former member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Sextet, has been a guest artist on Billy Taylor’s “Jazz at the Kennedy Center” concert series, and featured in the bands of…

The Brothers Four

Thursday, November 9, 2017 7:00PM

Folk revival pioneers the Brothers Four are national icons of American music. With hits like “Try to Remember,” “Greenfields,” and “Michael, Row the Boat Ashore,” their elegant harmonies blend flawlessly with traditional folk instrumentation of the guitar, mandolin, banjo, and bass.

Over the last five decades, the group has serenaded four U.S. presidents at the White House and performed around the world enthralling their audiences with their unforgettable melodies…

Survivorman – Les Stroud Live and Acoustic

Friday, November 10, 2017 8:00PM

Survivorman – Les Stroud Live and Acoustic is a musical/story telling & video concert experience like no other. Intimate music and stories woven together with beautiful video imagery for a presentation that is as much inspiring as it is entertaining. From a man who has quite literally survived around the world comes a show meant to bring you back to nature. A concert focused on re-connecting you with the…

Twisted Flicks: The Creature from the Black Lagoon

Saturday, November 11, 2017 8:00PM

Get ready for a Twisted Flicks take on The Creature from the Black Lagoon! Jet City Improv’s Twisted Flicks is Seattle’s only live movie re-dubbing show that merges improv comedy with classic B movies for a hilarious cinematic experience like none other.

What is Twisted Flicks?

As the film plays, the improvisers create all new dialog for the characters, sound effects, and live music – completely improvised using…

StoryBook Theater: The Tortoise & the Hare

Saturday, November 11, 2017 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM
Sunday, November 12, 2017 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM
Saturday, November 18, 2017 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM
Sunday, November 19, 2017 11:00AM

When a contest is set between a fleet-footed Hare and a flat-footed Tortoise, not a creature in the forest believes the ever-steady tortoise will win against the ever-ready Hare. But they quickly learn that being slow and steadfast can actually get you to the finish line, while being quick and overly-confident might find you coming in last!

ASL performances on Sunday, November 12 at 11…

An Evening with Sam Bush

Sunday, November 12, 2017 7:30PM

If joy were a person, Grammy Award-Winning multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush would bring both peace and frenzy. He’d be full of music, light, and energy that soothes even as it stirs us up. Eyes closed, wire-rim glasses in place, mandolin pressed against his ribs, joy would be Sam Bush on a stage.

“I feel fortunate that when it’s time to play, no matter how I feel…

Imagination Theater

Monday, November 13, 2017 7:30PM
Monday, February 12, 2018 7:30PM
Monday, April 9, 2018 7:30PM

Imagination Theater is back! Mystery, drama, and laughter abound in America’s leading radio drama series regularly featuring Private Detective Harry Nile and tales of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Recorded live at KPC, America’s leading radio drama series is heard from coast to coast on over 50 radio stations in North America, including KIXI in Seattle…

Dmitry Shishkin Classic Piano Concert

Friday, November 17, 2017 7:00PM

Dmitry Shishkin is back in Seattle with a new exciting program. He has played many concerts around the world, so come to enjoy a life changing experience of the Russian art culture for it may be the only chance you have to see it in your life time.

Finalist of international Chopin piano competition, 2015

Finalist of international queen Elizabeth piano competition, 2016

First prize winner of the international “top…

Uncle Bonsai CD Release Concert

Saturday, November 18, 2017 8:00PM

Uncle Bonsai returns to the Kirkland Performance Center to celebrate the release of their latest album, The Family Feast: The Study of the Human Condition, First World Problems, and the Lasting Physiological and Psychological Effects of Eating Our Young. Join us as the group explores all the familiar themes: first-world problems, the creation of the universe, the afterlife, and, of course, holidays with the family.

Imagine what might happen…

Warren Miller’s Line of Descent

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 7:30PM

This year, don’t miss Warren Miller’s Line of Descent, presented by Volkswagen. Travel the globe, by land, Wair, and sea, exploring the ties that bind us. Visit skiing icons who have made the mountains their home and raised the next generation of winter adventurers. Go from New Zealand, home to some of the Southern Hemisphere’s deepest lines, to the French Alps, where native son Jean Claude Killy…

Seattle International Comedy Competition

Friday, November 24, 2017 8:00PM

America’s biggest touring comedy festival, the Seattle International Comedy Competition brings five of the top comics from around the country to compete for top honors and a shot at cash and prizes. Watch the 2017 finals at KPC!

Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes…


Sunday, November 26, 2017 7:00PM

WiLD Leaders Inc. Presents A WiLD NIGHT OUT. Experience a revolution in personal and professional development as we celebrate release of Dr. McKenna’s new book, Composed: The Heart and Science of Leading Under Pressure. It’s a party you won’t want to miss featuring live music by FELL FROM A STAR and a preview the WiLD development experience.

Tickets include a copy of Dr. Rob McKenna’s new…

Kenny G: The Miracles Holiday and Hits Tour

Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:00PM

A night filled with festive spirit & contemporary classics. Grammy winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as the premiere artist in contemporary jazz.

This is a benefit performance for KPC, a portion of your ticket price is a donation to the theater.

General tickets: $160

VIP tickets: $310

VIP tickets include premium seating and a…

An Evening with Molly Ringwald

Friday, December 1, 2017 8:00PM

This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Please contact the box office if you have questions.

Jazz singer Molly Ringwald tours a crowd pleasing concert act with her quartet to venues worldwide, and now right here in Kirkland. “The spin she brings to the American Songbook is thoroughly contemporary.” – The New York Times

Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes…

Dianne Reeves: Christmas Time is Here

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 7:00PM

Grammy Award-winner, Dianne Reeves returns to KPC for a holiday concert with Billy Childs, Romero Lubambo, Reginald Veal, and Terreon Gully. She is the pre-eminent jazz vocalist in the world today; her arsenal of talents is richly on display in each and every song of her limitless repertoire.

This evening, Reeves will focus on selections from Christmas Time is Here, a recording so musical and pleasurable that it…

A Celtic Christmas with Affiniti & Howard Crosby

Friday, December 8, 2017 8:00PM

Affiniti, the powerhouse Irish female trio, will present their Celtic Christmas Concert and feature Howard Crosby, nephew of Bing Crosby on both traditional and contemporary Christmas songs. The trio is made up of Ireland’s finest young vocalist, Emer Barry, classical harpist, Aisling Ennis and Mary McCague on violin. The set includes music from their popular holiday CD, The Gift of Music. Affiniti brings new arrangements to songs like “O…

StoryBook Theater: The Elves & the Toymakers

Sunday, December 10, 2017 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM
Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM
Sunday, December 17, 2017 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM

It’s the holiday season and the Toymakers have been working day and night to get toys ready to give to boys and girls everywhere. But on the morning they are to be delivered, the Toymakers discover all the toys have disappeared! Can two spunky and very generous Elves save the day? This holiday musical will remind everyone that the spirit of giving is truly the greatest gift of all…

Cherry Poppin' Daddies - World War II Christmas Canteen

Friday, December 15, 2017 8:00PM

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies has always prided itself on its craft and musicianship, superior skills that have allowed them to excel in whatever format they choose to tackle. From swing to jazz, and the great American songbook, this band will make you want to get up and dance.

Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes…

Twisted Flicks: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Saturday, December 16, 2017 8:00PM

Get ready for a Twisted Flicks take on Santa Claus Conquers the Martians! Jet City Improv’s Twisted Flicks is Seattle’s only live movie re-dubbing show that merges improv comedy with classic B movies for a hilarious cinematic experience like none other.

What is Twisted Flicks?

As the film plays, the improvisers create all new dialog for the characters, sound effects, and live music – completely improvised using the…

Geoffrey Castle's 10th Annual Celtic Christmas Celebration

Friday, December 22, 2017 8:00PM

Castle’s Celtic Christmas has become a new Northwest tradition!  For his 10th Anniversary year, Castle is pulling out all the stops, with new material, an All-Star Band, special guests from the Seattle Opera, performances by the award winning Seattle Irish Dance Company, and lots more!

Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes…

Golden Dragon Acrobats

Sunday, January 14, 2018 1:00PM, 5:00PM

The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today.

The reputation of the company is solidly rooted in a commitment to the highest of production values and an attention to artistic details that is unparalleled in the art form…

Marc Cohn's 25th Anniversary Show featuring special guests The Blind Boys of Alabama

Friday, January 26, 2018 8:00PM

Marc Cohn is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his platinum-selling debut record with a series of very special concerts. Joined by an all-star band, Marc will be performing his Grammy-winning record in its entirety. From the iconic opening track “Walking In Memphis,” to the album closer “True Companion,” fans will hear a sequence of songs that have surely stood the test of time.

Ticket prices are inclusive…

StoryBook Theater: Pinocchio

Saturday, February 3, 2018 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM
Sunday, February 4, 2018 11:00AM
Saturday, February 10, 2018 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM
Sunday, February 11, 2018 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM

Pinocchio, a little wooden boy, yearns to be real so he can read, run, and make friends like other children do. But his new friends, the clever Cat and Fox, have other plans for this eager-to-please talking puppet. Can Pinocchio manage to outwit his devious friends, tell the truth,and learn from his mistakes?

ASL performances on Sunday, February 11th at 11:00am, 1:00pm, & 3:00pm…

Twisted Flicks: King Kong Escapes

Saturday, February 10, 2018 8:00PM

Get ready for a Twisted Flicks take on King Kong Escapes! Jet City Improv’s Twisted Flicks is Seattle’s only live movie re-dubbing show that merges improv comedy with classic B movies for a hilarious cinematic experience like none other.

What is Twisted Flicks?

As the film plays, the improvisers create all new dialog for the characters, sound effects, and live music – completely improvised using the suggestions provided…

Jubal Flagg: Stand-Up Love

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 7:30PM

Jubal Flagg, from Movin 92.5, performs a Valentine’s stand-up comedy show!

This show is R-rated…

Andrew Joslyn & The Passenger Ensemble

Friday, February 16, 2018 8:00PM

Seattle-native and multi-Instrumentalist, Composer, Orchestrator, and Violinist, Andrew Joslyn is a contributing songwriter and composer on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s 4x Grammy award winning album, “The Heist”, and contributed to their most recent project, “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made,” has performed on The Grammy Awards, The American Music Awards and The Tonight Show, toured with folk legend Judy Collins, and has had his work performed by…

SRJO: Brubeck & Desmond - Inseparable

Sunday, February 18, 2018 2:00PM

Composer-pianist Dave Brubeck and alto saxophonist Paul Desmond—the inseparable pair took the jazz world by storm with a special blend of sophisticated swing and a cool attitude. Their style was characterized by a rare blend of inventive writing, virtuosic playing, and use of such modern techniques as odd meters, stark jazz harmonies, and Desmond’s own “dry martini” sound. When they put it all together, their music appealed…

Sherman Alexie

Friday, February 23, 2018 8:00PM

Author, poet, and screenwriter Sherman Alexie connects readers to the American Indian experience, making them laugh, cry, and think through his semi-autobiographical writings. He will be speaking at KPC on An Urban Indian’s Comic, Poetic & Highly Irreverent Look at the World.

Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes…

The Taj Mahal Trio

Friday, March 2, 2018 8:00PM

One of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music, Taj Mahal is a 2014 recipient of the Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award.

Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, who goes by the stage name Taj Mahal, is an internationally recognized blues musician who folds various forms of world music into his offerings. A self-taught singer-songwriter who plays the guitar, banjo and harmonica…

Geoffrey Castle's 13th Annual St. Patrick's Celebration

Thursday, March 15, 2018 7:00PM

Castle brings the party to Kirkland Performance Center for the 13th year in a row with the All-Star Band, and the fabulous footwork of the Seattle Irish Dance Company!  Get in an Irish mood today by downloading the brand new critically acclaimed CD “Celtic Night”, featuring Dan Connolly, Connor DunWorley, and special musical guests from County Cork Ireland!

Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes…

Sierra Hull

Friday, March 16, 2018 8:00PM

Sierra Hull, a bluegrass singer, mandolinist, and former child prodigy returns to the KPC stage to perform songs from her newest album Weighted Mind. The Bluegrass Situation dubbed her a “mandolin-playing wonder”.

Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes.


David Lindley

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 7:00PM

Multi-instrumentalist David Lindley performs music that redefines the word “eclectic.” Lindley, well known for his many years as the featured accompanist with Jackson Browne, and leader of his own band El Rayo-X, has long championed the concept of world music. His electro-acoustic performance effortlessly combines American folk, blues, and bluegrass traditions with elements from African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Malagasy, and Turkish musical sources. Lindley incorporates an incredible…

An Evening with Groucho

Saturday, March 24, 2018 3:00PM, 7:00PM

Award-winning actor and director Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast paced 90 minutes of hilarity. The two-act comedy consists of the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs including “Hooray for Captain Spalding,” and “Lydia, the Tattooed Lady.” The audience literally becomes part of the show as Ferrante ad-libs his way throughout the performance…

Seattle Rock Orchestra: Led Zeppelin I & II

Saturday, March 31, 2018 8:00PM

Seattle Rock Orchestra performs every blistering riff from Led Zeppelin’s explosive debut and smashing sophomore releases. Featuring the songs ‘Babe I’m Gonna Leave You,’ ‘Dazed and Confused,’ ‘Bring It On Home,’ ‘Whole Lotta Love,’ ‘Ramble On,’ and many more.

Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes…

Kaki King

Thursday, April 5, 2018 7:00PM

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” composer and guitarist Kaki King is a true iconoclast. Over the past 13 years the Brooklyn-based artist has released 8 extraordinarily diverse and distinctive albums, performed with such icons as Foo Fighters, Timbaland, and The Mountain Goats, contributed to a variety of film and TV soundtracks including Golden Globe-nominated work on Sean Penn’s Into The Wild, and played…

Pink Martini

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 7:00PM

Featuring dozens of musicians, Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages. The band just released its ninth studio album featuring vocals from fashion guru Ikram Goldman, civil rights activist Kathleen Saadat, and Rufus Wainwright.


Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes…

SRJO: Ellington’s Such Sweet Thunder

Sunday, April 22, 2018 2:00PM

A lover of Shakespeare, Duke Ellington composed the “Such Sweet Thunder Suite” as his tribute to the Bard. SRJO teams up with local thespians to present this special suite of works. Each movement—including Lady Mac, Sonnet for Sister Kate, and The Star-Crossed Lovers—evokes favorite Shakespearean characters or quotes. Guest thespians present selections from the plays and sonnets that inspired Ellington to create the musical work.

Part of…

Hari Kondabolu

Friday, April 27, 2018 8:00PM

Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based comic who the NY Times has called “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.” He has performed on Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, CONAN, John Oliver’s New York Standup Show, and has his own Comedy Central Presents special. A regular on the NPR circuit, he has appeared on Fresh Air with Terry Gross, All Things Considered, Studio 360, Morning Edition…

StoryBook Theater: Rapunzel

Saturday, April 28, 2018 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM
Sunday, April 29, 2018 11:00AM
Saturday, May 5, 2018 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM
Sunday, May 6, 2018 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM

Neither long locks of hair nor large locks on towers are enough to keep a rainbow-haired maiden from trying to follow her dreams. Can our hair-oine escape from her tiny room-with-a-view, or will she be trapped in her tower forever?

ASL performances on Sunday, May 6th at 11:00am, 1:00pm, & 3:00pm…

Jet City Improv: The Lost Folio

Saturday, May 5, 2018 8:00PM

The Lost Folio is an improvised version of Shakespeare’s works, where the audience participates throughout the performance to add plots devises, character flaws and even play roles! Come see the newest and most exciting comedy that Shakespeare never wrote.

Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes…

The Weepies - Hideaway 10 Year Anniversary Tour

Thursday, May 17, 2018 7:00PM

Singer-songwriters Deb Talan and Steve Tennen began writing together the night they met, and soon formed indie band The Weepies. On the strength of their simple yet insightful songwriting and distinctive harmonies, they quietly sold more than a million records, with over 17 million streams on Spotify, and 20 million views on YouTube.

Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes…

SRJO: Dee Daniels - My Favorite Things

Sunday, June 17, 2018 2:00PM

Renowned vocal star of the international stage in performances with symphony orchestras and big bands, Dee Daniels joins the SRJO for a swingin’ concert of her favorite music—from the jazz hits of Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughn to great American songbook classics by Gershwin, Porter and Kern, plus modern hits and even her own originals. Dee is a unique talent who transcends all musical borders as she shares her…

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