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FESTIVALS

Day of the Dead Festival

FRIDAY Join in a candlelight procession of masked performers and musicians, 6:45 p.m. at Woodland Park Presbyterian Church, North 75th Street and Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle, to Phinney Center for art exhibit and musical performances, 7-10 p.m. FRIDAY, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-783-2244).

Cultural Crossroads

FRIDAY-SUN Ethnic music-and-dance performances from cultures around the world, international bazaar, exhibits, Lego activities for children, 5-10 p.m. FRIDAY, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue; free (425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com).

Hmong New Year Celebration

SAT Traditional harvest celebration by the Hmong people of Laos, Thailand and Burma with exhibits and demonstrations, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center House, Seattle (206-684-7200).

Education & Enrichment Fair

SUN Meet with dozens of schools, talk one-on-one with educators, and choose classes for winter and the next school year, with entertainment, discount ride tickets at the Fun Forest, prizes and family activities, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center House, Seattle; free (206-441-0191).

CLASSICAL

Convergence Chamber Players

FRIDAY Chamber pieces and solo works performed by a trio: Cindy Deane, French horn; Deborah Colyn, clarinet; and Donald Vollema, piano. 7:30 p.m. FRIDAY, St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 722 N. 145th St., Shoreline; $10 (425-745-0710 or www.st-dunstans-episcopal.us).

Oratorio Northwest

FRIDAY Robert Bigley conducts his Oratorio Northwest chorus in a "linear version" of Handel's "Messiah" — a version arranged and reordered so that the texts of the choruses and arias tell the story in a chronological fashion. 7:30 p.m. FRIDAY, Sammamish High School (Performing Arts Center), 100 140th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; $5-$10 (425-747-6750).

SPU Choral Concert

FRIDAY A free Seattle Pacific University choral concert, featuring David Anderson conducting the Concert and Chamber Choir, Neil Lieurance leading the Women's Choir, and Vernon Wicker directing the Men's Choir. 7:30 p.m. FRIDAY, First Free Methodist Church, 3200 Third Ave. W., Seattle; free (206-281-2205 or www.spu.edu).

Ani Kavafian, violin:

Master Classes

SAT This violinist has been a Northwest favorite ever since her first appearances here back in the late 1970s, with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival's annual residencies. Now she returns for master classes with UW students — and for all comers who want to pick up pointers on music interpretation and technique. A boon to aspiring students. 2 p.m. Saturday, University of Washington School of Music Building, University of Washington, Seattle; free (206-685-8384 or www.music.washington.edu).

Ladies Musical Club

SAT Three solo pianists — Barbara Gulbran, Linda Armstrong and Karin McCullough — perform works by Chopin, Schumann, Beethoven and others. 2 p.m. Saturday, Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave., Seattle; free (206-622-6882 or www.lmcseattle.org).

The Durufle Requiem

SAT Maurice Durufle's beautiful Requiem is performed as part of an All Souls Requiem service, with Thomas Joyce at the organ and Canon Mel Butler directing. Free-will offering will be taken. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. E., Seattle (206-323-0300, ext. 220).

Ladies Musical Club

SUN Soprano Susan Strick and Mary Rhoads, piano, perform songs and arias by Falla, Granados and others; solo pianist Regina Yeh performs works of Schumann. 3 p.m. Sunday, University House, 4400 Stone Way N., Seattle; free (206-622-6882 or www.lmcseattle.org).

The Opera Night Singers

SUN Two seatings of free dinner concerts for Salute of Bellevue diners, featuring Northwest opera singers in arias and ensembles from the great operas. 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Salute of Bellevue, 10134 Main St., Bellevue; free (425-688-7613 or www.operanightsingers.com.).

THEATER

"Ann Hampton Callaway"

FRIDAY The charming and mirthful jazz chanteuse gives a free vocal master class at Cornish College. Noon-1:30 p.m. FRIDAY. Poncho Concert Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, 710 E. Roy St., Seattle; free (206-726-5066 or www.cornish.edu).

"Come Back to the Five

and Dime"

ENDS 11/12 A student production of the Ed Graczyk play about folks, "disciples of James Dean," in the Texas town where the movie "Giant" was filmed. Opens 8 p.m. FRIDAY. 8 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Nov. 12, Bellevue Community College, Stop Gap Theatre, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue; $5 (425-564-3114 or www.bcc.ctc.edu).

"The Crossroads Project"

ENDS SAT A site-specific performance piece by Washington Ensemble Theatre, which takes place in Crossroads Mall in Bellevue, and ruminates on the role malls play in contemporary American life. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. FRIDAY-Saturday. Crossroads, 1200 156th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (206-842-8569 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com).

"Hold Please"

ENDS 11/19 A student production of Annie Weisman's comedy about working women. Opens 7:30 p.m. FRIDAY. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Runs through Nov. 19, North Seattle Community College, 9600 College Way N., Seattle; Pay-What-You-Can (206-527-3708).

"H.P. Lovecraft: The Colour Out of Space"

THU Open Circle Theater's fourth production of macabre tales for the stage adapted from stories by cult writer H.P. Lovecraft. 8 p.m. Thursday. Open Circle Theater, 429 Boren Ave. N., Seattle; Pay-What-You-Can (206-382-4250 or www.octheater.com).

"Lonely Planet"

ENDS 11/17 A student rendition of Steven Dietz's two-man drama of friendship in the time of AIDS. Opens 8 p.m. Thursday. Runs through Nov. 17, Bellevue Community College, Stop Gap Theatre, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue; $5 (425-564-3114 or www.bcc.ctc.edu).

Marni Nixon

MON Ever wonder about the vocalist who provided the singing voice for Audrey Hepburn in the movie "My Fair Lady" and Natalie Wood in "West Side Story"? It was Marni Nixon, who performs and signs copies of her new memoir, "I Could Have Sung All Night." 7:30 p.m. Monday. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $5 (206-652-4255 or www.townhallseattle.org).

Rough Eagles: "Native Son"

MON Students from Cleveland High School and Roosevelt High School perform an original piece inspired by the Richard Wright novel. Tyrone Brown directs. 7:30 p.m. Monday. Intiman Theatre, 201 Mercer St., Seattle; free (206-269-1900 or www.intiman.org).

"Spotlight Night: White Christmas"

MON The 5th Avenue looks behind the scenes at its upcoming musical "White Christmas," at the career of composer Irving Berlin and other Broadway songsmiths who created memorable holiday tunes. 7 p.m. Monday. The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle; free, reservations required (206-625-1900 or www.5thavenue.org).

VISUAL ARTS

"Day of the Dead Festival"

FRIDAY A cultural festival with candlelight procession of masked performers and musicians, art show and hands-on art activities. 7-10 p.m. FRIDAY. Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-783-2244 or www.phinneycenter.org).

Artist Lecture: Vik Muniz

THU Brazilian photographer Vik Muniz will discuss his work currently on exhibit. 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle; $3-$5 (206-654-3100 or www.seattleartmuseum.org).

MOVIES

"Hollywoodland,"

"The U.S. vs. John Lennon"

and "Jesus Camp"

They're new at the Crest Cinema beginning tonight. Also there: "Keeping Mum" ($3).

"Hollywoodland,"

"School for Scoundrels"

and "Gridiron Gang"

They're new at Admiral Theater in West Seattle beginning tonight. Also there: "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" ($5).

"Man of the Year"

It's new at the Big Picture in Seattle. First show FRIDAY and all seats on Mondays and Tuesdays are $5.

"Little Miss Sunshine"

It continues at the Big Picture in Redmond. First show FRIDAY and all seats on Mondays and Tuesdays are $5.

Compiled by Seattle Times news assistants.

Copyright © 2006 The Seattle Times Company

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