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November 2018

Meet the Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Thursday, November 15, 2018 7:30PM

Join the King County Library System and the Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission for an evening with Alexander McCall Smith. McCall Smith is the author of the bestselling No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, the bestselling Isabel Dalhousie series, and many more books. His work has been translated into more than 45 languages and sold millions of copies around the world. Book sales and signing to follow.

This is a free…

Uncle Bonsai

Friday, November 16, 2018 8:00PM

“A folk-pop trio from Seattle, performs funny original songs whose exquisite musical detail and subtle needling wit attain a level of craft not often seen in pop” – Stephen Holden, NY Times

Imagine what might happen if Tim Burton hijacked the Andrews Sisters en route to a Stephen Sondheim festival with The Beatles and Tom Lehrer in the sidecar; you’d get Seattle super-harmonizers Uncle Bonsai. With just three…

Dawg Trio With David Grisman, Sam Grisman, & Danny Barnes

Saturday, November 17, 2018 3:00PM, 8:00PM

Mandolinist David Grisman is a longtime friend and collaborator of the late Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia. His music is known as “Dawg” music. For nearly half a century, mandolinist, composer, bandleader, producer David Grisman has been a guiding force in the evolving world of acoustic music. His musical range is wide and deep, embracing many styles, genres and traditions.

Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes…

Warren Miller’s Face of Winter

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 7:30PM

Loving the unadulterated joys of winter is something we all have in common with the late, great Warren Miller—who helped create and capture the magic of skiing. This year, new and veteran athletes alike pay tribute to the man who started it all in Face of Winter, the 69th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment (WME), presented by Volkswagen.

In this 69th chapter, WME visits some of Warren’s favorite…

Seattle International Comedy Competition

Friday, November 23, 2018 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.

Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes…

The Nutcracker

Friday, November 30, 2018 7:00PM
Saturday, December 1, 2018 11:00AM, 3:00PM, 7:00PM
Sunday, December 2, 2018 11:00AM, 3:00PM

It is Christmas Eve-The Stahlbaums are hosting their annual Christmas party, festive music and dance ensues as godfather Drosselmeyer arrives. The children begin to open gifts when Drosselmeyer presents The Nutcracker for Clara. Fritz becomes jealous and breaks The Nutcracker. Drosselmeyer quickly repairs the Nutcracker with a magical wave of his hand. As the clock strikes midnight strange things begin to happen.  The Christmas tree grows, the toys around…

World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

Sunday, December 9, 2018 1:00PM, 4:00PM

International circus legend award winner Gregory Popovich brings his European-style physical comedy, acrobats, jugglers but most important his furry cast of animals, the real stars of the show! All animals have been rescued from shelters all over the country and they have been transformed into Las Vegas stars. The show features an amazing cast of house-cats, dogs, parrots, geese, mice, even a miniature horse named Diamond!

He has…

Geoffrey Castle's 11th Annual Celtic Christmas Celebration

Thursday, December 13, 2018 7:00PM
Friday, December 14, 2018 8:00PM

Castle’s Celtic Christmas Celebration is a Northwest Holiday Tradition. Now in its 11th year of sold out shows, legendary electric violinist Geoffrey Castle brings the Christmas magic with a dazzling concert, featuring the Seattle Irish Dance Company, the All-Star Celtic Night Band, special guests from the Seattle Opera, and known Irish troublemaker Dan Connolly. With music drawn from his two critically acclaimed holiday releases, and a “jaw dropping…

StoryBook Theater: Syd the Solstice Kid

Saturday, December 15, 2018 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM
Sunday, December 16, 2018 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM
Saturday, December 22, 2018 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM

Travel around the world and connect cultures with the ever-curious, Syd the Solstice Kid. Syd wants answers! Why are the days so short in December? Where does the sun go? Join Syd and explore a collection of solstice legends and celebrations from around the world!

All December 16th performances are ASL…

The Journey's Annual Christmas Concert

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 7:30PM

Come celebrate a traditional Christmas and the sounds of the season with music featuring Bronn Journey and his harp. Bronn brings a folksy style with spontaneity to an instrument commonly thought of as classical which will leave you satisfied with an evening well spent.

Come celebrate a traditional Christmas and the sounds of the season with music featuring Bronn Journey and his harp. Bronn brings a folksy style with spontaneity…

Twisted Flicks: Santa Claus vs. the Devil

Saturday, December 22, 2018 8:00PM

Get ready for a Twisted Flicks take on Santa Claus vs. the Devil! 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…

Los Lobos

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 7:00PM

More than three decades have passed since Los Lobos released their debut album, Just Another Band from East L.A. Since then they’ve repeatedly disproven that title. Los Lobos isn’t “just another” anything, but rather a band that has consistently evolved artistically while never losing sight of their humble roots.

Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes.

Online and over the phone ticket purchases will be…

Across the Great Divide: Dustbowl Revival and Hot Club of Cowtown

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 7:00PM

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Band, two of today’s defining American roots groups join in an evening of their own songs and a special tribute to “Music from Big Pink” and “The Band.”

Eclectic octet Dustbowl Revival blends folk-Americana and Stax-era soul into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party. With strings, brass, dueling vocals, and more, the winners of “Best Live Band” by…

Vaudeville Etiquette

Saturday, January 26, 2019 8:00PM

Vaudeville Etiquette serves up psych-folk with grit, passion, and come-hither wit. The Seattle quintet fills timeless melodies with modern lyrics, heady harmonies, and a potent classic rock chemistry.

Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes…

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 7:00PM

Trombone Shorty’s new album opens with a dirge, but if you think the beloved bandleader, singer, songwriter and horn-blower born Troy Andrews came here to mourn, you got it all wrong. That bit of beautiful New Orleans soul—”Laveau Dirge No. 1,” named after one of the city’s most famous voodoo queens—shows off our host’s roots before Parking Lot Symphony branches out wildly, wonderfully, funkily…

The Little Engine that Could

Saturday, February 2, 2019 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM
Sunday, February 3, 2019 11:00AM, 1:00PM
Saturday, February 9, 2019 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:30PM
Sunday, February 10, 2019 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM

The little broken-down engine needs your help! Her toys need to be delivered to the children on the other side of the mountain but who can do it? There are many trains who are willing to help, but they all seem to have more important things on their minds. Can you help the little engine get their attention so they will help her deliver the toys?

February 10th performances…

Twisted Flicks: Destination Inner Space

Saturday, February 9, 2019 8:00PM

Get ready for a Twisted Flicks take on Destination Inner Space! 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…

Jim French’s Imagination Theater

Monday, February 11, 2019 7:30PM
Monday, April 29, 2019 7:30PM

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.

Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes…

SRJO: I Got a Right to Sing the Blues

Sunday, February 17, 2019 2:00PM

This season’s “Basie Bash” features several vocalists from the Seattle jazz scene who will share the stage with SRJO in a celebration of Count Basie’s legendary collaborations with many of history’s greatest jazz singers, including Joe Williams, Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday.  Sarah Vaughan’s hit, “I Got a Right to Sing the Blues” (as recorded with the Basie band) will also be presented and that title…

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

Friday, February 22, 2019 8:00PM

Starring the fierce fiddling duo, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy command the stage with an explosive celebration of raw energy and passion that infuses their traditional heritage with their taste for the contemporary.  With the Visions show, Natalie and Donnell share their legendary musical traditions of their hometowns of Lakefield, Ontario and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia with an expanded show that highlights the unique talents, influences and stories of this…

John McCutcheon

Thursday, February 28, 2019 7:00PM

John McCutcheon is folk music’s renaissance man, master instrumentalist, powerful singer-songwriter, storyteller, activist, and author.

“The most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard.” — Johnny Cash

“He has an uncanny ability to breathe new life into the familiar. His storytelling has the richness of fine literature.” — Washington Post

Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes…

Amazing Bubble Man

Saturday, March 2, 2019 11:30AM

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. An Edinburgh Fringe favorite, he has sold out there for the last eleven years. Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerized. From square bubbles to rocket bubbles, tornado bubbles to flying saucer bubbles, the…

Kirkland Community Musical: The Music Man

Saturday, March 9, 2019 2:00PM, 7:00PM
Sunday, March 10, 2019 2:00PM
Friday, March 15, 2019 7:00PM
Saturday, March 16, 2019 2:00PM, 7:00PM

Studio East and Kirkland Performance Center are proud to announce the long-anticipated return of the Kirkland Community Musical. Both organizations are joining forces to present Meredith Wilson’s classic The Music Man…

Geoffrey Castle's 14th Annual St. Patrick's Celebration

Sunday, March 17, 2019 8:00PM

Want to come to a real party? Castle’s St. Patrick’s Celebration is guaranteed to get you clapping your hands, singing along, and celebrating all things Irish in an environment that is perfect for all ages (even teenagers). Now in its 15th year, legendary electric violinist Geoffrey Castle brings the party to Kirkland with a “jaw dropping” live show that features the All-Star Celtic Night band, Irish Tenor…

Don Felder, Formerly of The Eagles

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 7:00PM
Thursday, March 21, 2019 7:00PM

Don Felder is renowned as a former lead guitarist of The Eagles, one of the most popular and influential rock groups of our time. Felder originated the music and co-wrote The Eaglesʼ biggest hit – the iconic, Grammy-studded smash “Hotel California”.

There are a limited number of VIP tickets which include access to The Kirk, KPC’s VIP lounge, and a meet and greet with the artist.



Best of the Seattle Comedy Competition starring Ty Barnett

Friday, March 29, 2019 8:00PM

Prepare to laugh yourself silly as we welcome a phenomenal selection of the best touring stand-up comics from Seattle’s internationally-renowned Comedy Underground. Highly accomplished north-westerner, Ty Barnett, with numerous “Tonight Show” appearances and cable TV specials to his credit, will headline the show. He will be supported by several more alumni of the event to assure a special night of laughter to remember…

Seattle Rock Orchestra: Led Zeppelin III & IV

Saturday, March 30, 2019 8:00PM
Sunday, March 31, 2019 3:00PM

Seattle Rock Orchestra performs every blistering riff from Led Zeppelin’s explosive III and IV albums, including songs like “Immigrant Song”, and “Stairway to Heaven.”

Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes…

Karla Bonoff

Thursday, April 4, 2019 7:00PM

Karla’s legacy as a writer and perseverance as a performer are spoken best in a Billboard Magazine review of Karla’s “All My Life” recording: “Long before Alanis and Jewel, there was a breed of singer/songwriters whose earthly anthems of soul-searching, heartache and joy touched souls in a way few can muster today.”

Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes…

Hot Club of San Francisco

Friday, April 5, 2019 8:00PM

Imagine yourself in the idyllic French countryside in the 1930’s. Sometime before dark, a gypsy caravan sets up camp in a field outside of town, luring the locals out for an evening’s fun. The wanderers travel with a film projector, pointing it at the side of a barn. As the images flicker to life beneath the stars, gypsy musicians play their guitars and fiddles, matching every movement on…

Double Trouble

Saturday, April 13, 2019 8:00PM

A Nigerian scammer promises Im Hussein and Abou Hussein $1.5 million, with strings attached. The two fall for the swindle and deplete their savings account to comply. Confusion reigns when an African man arrives with a shocking claim. Then the authorities come to investigate.  And yet another African shows up, adding to the carnival of chaos, laced generously with Im Hussein’s signature comedic input.

No children under 6…

SRJO: Cubana Be Cubana Bop with special guest Ignacio

Sunday, April 14, 2019 2:00PM

Ignacio Berroa, world-renowned Latin percussionist, joins SRJO to lead the band in a concert of the music of Cuba along with standards of the New York big band world. A super star of the drums, Berroa came to the United States from Cuba as a youth in the 1980s, and played in all the New York bands that were hungry for Latin grooves to mix with their jazz sounds…

PNW Truthteller Tour

Sunday, April 28, 2019 6:00PM

Women For One’s Truthteller Tour was created from the understanding that, together, we have the power to transform our lives and communities, one story at a time. Join bestselling author and founder of Women For One, Kelly McNelis, alongside powerful Seattle changemakers and women who finding the strength and resiliency in their stories: stories of triumph, devastating loss, and everything in between.

Through sharing, we all find common ground…

Twisted Flicks: The Golden Voyage of Sinbad

Saturday, May 4, 2019 8:00PM

Get ready for a Twisted Flicks take on The Golden Voyage of Sinbad! 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…

The Princess and the Pea

Saturday, May 4, 2019 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:30PM
Sunday, May 5, 2019 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM
Saturday, May 11, 2019 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM
Sunday, May 12, 2019 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM

Will the Queen let her son marry the girl he loves, even if she’s not as pretty as the other princesses? And what defines a real princess? Beauty? Kindness? Courage? Or is it an aversion to little green vegetables? Find out in this not-so-traditional, but oh-so-delightful, story about big beds, pining princesses, and petite peas.

May 4th 3:30pm performance is sensory friendly, and May…

Janeane Garofalo

Friday, May 10, 2019 8:00PM

In addition to acting in film and television, Janeane is an outspoken activist, spoken word performer, and stand-up comedy entertainer known and respected around the world. She was instrumental in the successful launching of the first liberal radio network, Air America Radio, where she hosted her own talk show, The Majority Report.

Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes…

SRJO: Ray Charles - I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You

Sunday, June 16, 2019 2:00PM

SRJO is joined by special guests (including a local favorite, vocalist Reggie Goings) to celebrate the music and legacy of the great Ray Charles. Affectionately called “The Genius” and “Brother Ray,” he launched his national career with his own big band, the Ray Charles Orchestra, and toured with the group around the globe. This concert will feature ” Them That Got,” “One Mint Julep,” “I Got News For You,” and of…

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