What do Bruce Springsteen and Bill Cosby have in common? Despite a grueling 40 years (each) of live performances, they're still turning out pure gold. Tickets to see Cosby, Brandi Carlile, Joan Didion, Miranda July, and more either go on sale today or this weekend; time to plan your cultural calendar.

Benaroya Hall single tickets go on sale Aug 4 at 10am, including notables:

Sept 12 Indigo Girls with the Seattle Symphony
Sept 15 Seattle Symphony opening night concert and gala with Joshua Bell
Oct 21
Bill Cosby (two shows)
Nov 23–25 Brandi Carlile with the Seattle Symphony (third show added)

Seattle Arts and Lectures single tickets are now on sale, including notables:

Sept 19 Mark Bittman
Sept 24 TC Boyle
Oct 10 Jeffrey Toobin
Dec 5 Miranda July
Apr 3 Karen Russell (author of Swamplandia!)
May 14 Susan Orlean
June 5 Joan Didion

UW World Series single tickets are now on sale, including notables:

Oct 2 Emerson String Quartet
Oct 20
Laurie Anderson
Nov 1
Hélène Grimaud
Nov 15–17 Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet

Pacific Northwest Ballet tickets are on sale now (without fees) through Aug 10, including notables:

Nov 2–11
All Premieres, including the first-ever PNB commission by Mark Morris
Feb 1–10 Jean-Christophe Maillot's Romeo et Juliette
Apr 12–21 Kent Stowell's Swan Lake