Ballet’s Cool Kid
Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, an exhilarating New York troupe that cameoed in thriller The Adjustment Bureau, makes its Seattle debut with a high-velocity program of Pite, Shechter, and Ekman works.
Nov 15–17 • Meany Hall; uwworldseries.org
Life Lessons from Avenue Q
Bad Idea Bear: Buy a whole case!
Princeton: A case of beers? No, I can’t get a whole case.
Bad Idea Bear: But you’re on a budget! You’re wasting money in the long run if you don’t buy in bulk!
Local actors learn puppeteering to wrangle the streetwise stars of Broadway-to-Balagan musical Avenue Q.
Nov 16–Dec 15 • Erickson Theatre Off Broadway, balagantheatre.org
Power couple Hans Altwies and Amy Thone bring real-life longing to Seattle Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, directed by John Langs.
Nov 1–18 • Intiman Playhouse; seattleshakespeare.org
Listen to This: Former Lives
Ben Gibbard takes a break from fronting Death Cab for Cutie to release his first solo album, Former Lives, a record he says spans “eight years, three relationships, living in two different places, drinking then not drinking.” In other words, our 20s.
Nov 16 • Showbox at the Market
Nov 17 • Washington Hall, showboxonline.com
BOOKS & TALKS
Crazy Cat Man
In his new book How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You, Seattleite Matt Inman of the so-absurd-it’s-brilliant webcomic The Oatmeal has created a comic collection devoted entirely to cats. Clearly, the man understands the Internet. Nov 1 • University Book Store, www.bookstore.washington.edu