4’11": Height of Kristin Chenoweth, Broadway’s petite powerhouse. She flexes her larger-than-life pipes in a national concert tour that kicks off in Seattle. May 9, Paramount Theatre,

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All the Center’s a Stage
It’s a World’s Fair redux. Seattle Center will host several hundred events over the next six months to celebrate the golden anniversary of Century 21 and to look ahead to the next 50 years, starting with the arrival of two empires: King Tut’s and Dale Chihuly’s.

May 5–20

Madama Butterfly

Seattle Opera attempts its first-ever simulcast, an opening-night broadcast screening for free at KeyArena. McCaw Hall,

May 8

The Black Keys with Arctic Monkeys

In the age of Auto-Tune, the Black Keys have the audacity to make raw, funky blues rock that sounds like it was created by humans. KeyArena,

May 18–20

Whim W’Him: Approaching Ecstasy

Olivier Wevers choreographs a choral ballet inspired by the stories of ancient Greece, with his troupe of PYTs giving them new life. Intiman Playhouse,

May 21

Chihuly Garden and Glass

The Northwest artist reveals his one-and-a-half-acre glass Eden of Cattails, Herons, and Fiddleheads.

May 24–Jan 6

King Tut: The Exhibition

The boy king’s entourage makes one last North American stop before taking a long siesta. Pacific Science Center,

May 30–June 2

Red, Black, and Green: A Blues

Come for the poetry, dance, sets by artist Theaster Gates, and eco-friendly message. Leave a better person. Intiman Playhouse,

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Twisted Sisters

Mark Duplass has a special bond with Seattle director Lynn Shelton, forged when he dropped his guard—and pants—in their acclaimed 2009 mumblecore film Humpday. “We’re like Tango and Cash,” he joked to The Hollywood Reporter. They share a love of improvisation, which is a huge reason their new collaboration, Your Sister’s Sister, is so likable. Stick Duplass, Emily Blunt, and Rosemarie DeWitt in a secluded home in the San Juan Islands, shoot the entire film in a 12-day binge, and you get an honest, hilarious, slightly twisted romance that doesn’t follow any rules. Just the way they like it. May 17, Seattle International Film Festival

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