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Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7:00 – 8:30pm

826 Seattle presents: Dave Eggers and Maria Semple: One Night Only

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $20/$5 for students at the door.

Dave Eggers
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Dave Eggers and Maria Semple love one another’s books — Eggers’ The Circle and Semple’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette. Brought together by their love of literature — and 826 Seattle — they’ll appear in conversation for one night only as a benefit for the organization.

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Saturday, April 19, 2014, 7:00 – 10:30pm

Seattle Poetry Slam presents
Grand Slam

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $10-$15.

Seattle GrandSlam 2011
Community

This yearly poetry showcase features previous Seattle Poetry Slam winners, coming together for one final competition. Highly entertaining, these all-original works and diverse array of participants make this a can’t-miss competition.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7:30 – 9:00pm

**SOLD OUT**Seattle Arts & Lectures presents
An Evening with Gillian Flynn

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5-$50.

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Advance tickets for this event have been sold out. A limited number of stand-by tickets will be available at the door. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, bestselling author Flynn is the author of Gone Girl, Sharp Objects, and Dark Places.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7:00 – 10:00pm

PETA presents
Ingrid E. Newkirk: The Naked Truth

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $10-$60.

Ingrid Newkirk
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In recognition of World Week for Animals in Labs, join PETA President Newkirk for an exploration of the animal rights movement and its trajectory. Special emphasis will be given to the human relationship with animals and what direction it should head in the future.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014, 2:00 – 4:00pm

Thalia Symphony Orchestra presents
Fate: Beethoven’s Fifth

Great Hall; enter on Seneca Street. Free-$20.

Thalia
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Under the musical direction of Michael Miropolsky, Thalia Symphony Orchestra returns to Town Hall with a performance of Chabrier’s “España,” Elgar’s “Cello Concerto in E minor,” and Beethoven’s “Symphony No.5 in C minor, op. 67.”

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Saturday, April 12, 2014, 8:00 – 10:00pm

Early Music Guild International Series presents
Ensemble Caprice: Salsa Baroque

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $20-$42.

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Under the artistic direction of Matthias Maute and Sophie Larivière, Ensemble Caprice, an acclaimed Canadian ensemble renowned for its innovative interpretations of Baroque music, returns with its own take on the Euro-New World connection.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014, 7:30 – 9:00pm

REC Music Foundation presents
Schubertiade: ‘Die schöne Müllerin’

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $8-$15.

Schubertiade
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Based on the poetry of Wilhelm Müller, Die schöne Müllerin is one of Franz Schubert’s most beloved pieces. The evening will feature Soprano Christina Kowalski, Affiliate Faculty at the University of Puget Sound, and Svitlana Smaga, collaborative pianist for Tacoma Opera.

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Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:00 – 10:30pm

Arts Corps presents
Youth Speaks Seattle Grand Slam

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $8-$20.

Youth Speaks
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Spoken word, immense creativity, and aspiring young artists. These are the characteristics of a poetry slam. In the culmination of the 2014 season, Arts Corps presents the annual Youth Speaks Seattle Grand Slam.

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Monday, April 7, 2014, 7:30 – 10:00pm

**SOLD-OUT**
University Book Store presents
An Evening with Michael Lewis

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $27.63.

michaellewis
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Advance tickets for this event are SOLD-OUT. A limited number of stand by tickets will be available at the door starting at 7:15 pm. From the business-savvy author of Moneyball comes a new book on the financial world. Lewis turns his gaze to the “revolt” of Wall Street you never knew was happening.

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Sunday, April 6, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00pm

Early Music Discovery presents
Mini-Masterworks: Handel’s ‘Alcina’ with Seattle Historical Arts for Kids

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5-$10.

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Returning for their fourth Early Music Discovery performance, the kids of Seattle Historical Arts present a tale of sorcery, disguise, and escape.

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