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Imagination Theater

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…

Beasts of Burden / Petty Differences

Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:00PM

Beasts of Burden and Petty Differences  together from Seattle pump out decades spanning hits and are  fun, big energy and high octane outfits that bring the spirit, the moves, and the spontaneity by two of the world’s greatest rock-n-roll bands: The Rolling Stones and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers…

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 featuring special guests The Blind Boys of Alabama

Friday, January 26, 2018 8:00PM

After winning a GRAMMY for his soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis,” Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer/songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. He’s a natural storyteller, balancing the exuberant with the poignant and able to distill universal truth out of his often romantic, drawn-from-life tales. Marc will perform…

The Posies

Friday, February 2, 2018 8:00PM

Jon & Ken will perform as they did in their earliest shows – simply, as a duo, letting the intricate blend of their guitars and voices carry the evening. Expect familiar favorites and deep cuts from their entire catalog, plus the occasional Big Star cover without a doubt (Jon & Ken were part of Big Star’s reformed lineup from 1993 until Alex Chilton’s 2010 death). Not to be missed…

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’ 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 ensembles…

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

This show has been cancelled. Sherman Alexie has cancelled all public speaking engagements indefinitely. Thank you for understanding.

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…

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…

Whisperings Solo Piano All-Star Concert

Sunday, March 4, 2018 3:00PM

On Sunday, March 4th, join Whisperings: Solo Piano Radio for the 2018 Whisperings Solo Piano All-Star Concert! This event will feature live performances by over a dozen internationally acclaimed solo piano artists including the nominees for the 2018 Whisperings Album of the Year. At the end of the concert, the Album of the Year winner will be announced and the award presented. Dozens of artists from Whisperings radio will…

Come Together: A Benefit for KPC featuring Creme Tangerine

Friday, March 9, 2018 6:30PM

Creme Tangerine returns to perform The Beatles’ masterpiece album 1 in a benefit concert to support Kirkland Performance Center. For over a decade Creme Tangerine has been thrilling audiences in the Pacific Northwest with its unique approach to performing the music of the Beatles. Proceeds from the night benefit KPC’s 2017-18 presented season.

Tickets: $83, VIP experience $135…

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.

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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…

Survivorman – Les Stroud Live and Acoustic

Friday, March 30, 2018 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…

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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