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Ends May 28, times vary

The scantily clad ensemble, elegant, cool and lust-worthy, skillfully performs classic, modern, ballroom, cabaret and burlesque dance as chef John Gilbert serves up a three-course meal. The catwalk in the center of the room means some viewers are inches away from the performers. 

Through October 22, times vary

As Edo (Tokyo) became a boomtown with a million citizens between 1603 and 1868, people partied with courtesans, picnicked under cherry trees and lived for the moment. Relive it through these pictures. 

May 4 - 25, times vary

Take another look at modern-day Pioneer Square through a silhouette lens. Miller has created a site-specific space where light and imagery redefines viewers’ relationship with their environment. 

May 18 - June 11, times vary

The 43rd SIFF promises to screen more than 450 movies from 90 nations for 150,000 people, three times as many as attend Utah’s Sundance Film Festival.

May 20 - September 3, times vary

Pushing the boundaries between spectator and artist, Siegel uses photography, performance, film and installation. 

May 20 - Nov 11, times vary

Barbados-born University of Washington art prof Hurley’s recent work hovers between painting and sculpture: monochrome black canvases modified with broomsticks, poles and other found objects, some of them reminiscent of protest signs.

May 20 - January 1, 2018, times vary

Do you know the Muppet man? Not until you’ve seen Jim Henson’s Muppet puppets alongside his non-Kermit-related work: Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, seen in sketches, storyboards, photos, video clips and more than 20 puppets. 

May 26 - 28, times vary

The state’s legendary monster music fest in the Gorge features Frank Ocean, The Head and the Heart, Chance the Rapper, The Shins, Bleachers and Sleigh Bells.

May 26-29; 5/26–5/28, 11 a.m.–10 p.m.; 5/29, 11 a.m.–9 p.m

Now its 46th year, Folklife has attracted between 3 million and 4 million fans, and expects thousands more this Memorial Day weekend, plus contra and Cajun dancing; polkas and poetry; films and fiddles; sea shanties, spoon playing, Scandinavian storytelling and films.

May 30, 7:30 PM

With an incredible international comeback that was propelled by the Oscar-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man, Detroit’s answer to Bob Dylan returns to Seattle.