PNB Performs 'Giselle,' a Jazz Festival in Bellevue and Music Video Madness at EMP

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Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer Carrie Imler as Myrtha, queen of the Wilis, with company dancers in PNB's 2011 world premiere staging of Giselle.

Must See
Pacific Northwest Ballet Closes the Season with Giselle

(5/30 to 6/8, times vary) — Giselle—everyone’s favorite jilted-bride ghost—returns to Pacific Northwest Ballet, this time with all new sets and costumes created by acclaimed French designer Jerome Kaplan. Principal dancer Kaori Nakamura takes lead in this season ender, which also happens to be her last run before retirement.

Must Groove
Bellevue Gets Jazzed

(5/28 to 6/1, times vary) — More than 40 jazz artists descend upon the Eastside for the Bellevue Jazz Festival, held at various venues downtown. Expect headliners galore, including Northwest stars Bill Frisell, Eyvind Kang and Overton Berry.

Must Watch
Arthur Miller’s The Price Takes the Stage at ACT

(5/30 to 6/22, times vary) — Familial tempers flare when two estranged brothers—a doctor and a police sergeant—meet to settle out a family inheritance. This play by Arthur Miller was nominated for two Tony Awards, including Best Play, during its inaugural run in 1968.

Must Listen
Richard Hugo House Hosts Author Antonya Nelson

Friday (5/30, 7 p.m.) — Antonya Nelson, who writes beautifully crafted short stories about regular people making terrible decisions, has a much-awaited new collection, Funny Once, out this month. During this talk, she’ll specifically address the use of archetypes in fiction.

Must Experience
Music Video Madness at EMP

(Through 1/4/2015, times vary) — Spectacle: The Music Video showcases this longtime favorite format, from the black-and-white Soundies of the 1940s to French Scopitones from the 1950s to the gems of MTV’s heyday. Feast your eyes (and ears) on more than 300 videos, props and interactive experiences.

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