Michael Kaeshammer performs 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, at Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $17.50 - $39.50. A pianist, vocalist, composer, arranger and producer, German-born Kaeshammer blends jazz, boogie-woogie and classical arrangements at breakneck speeds. Based on Vancouver Island, he has won two Juno awards out of seven nominations and WCMA’s Musician of the Year and Entertainer of the Year.
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David Sedaris speaks at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 19, at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. Sedaris mines poignant comedy from his peculiar childhood in North Carolina, his bizarre career path and his move with his lover to France.
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Gary Numan, one of the first musicians to use electronic synthesizers successfully in rock music, performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, at the Neptune Theatre, 1303 N.E. 45th St., Seattle, and at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, at the Rickshaw Theatre, 254 E. Hastings St., Vancouver. The English singer, composer and musician, is most widely known for his chart-topping 1979 hits “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?” and “Cars.” Seattle tickets are $26.50. Vancouver tickets are $35 in advance.
Kid Cudi performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, at the WaMu Theater, 800 Occidental Ave. South, Seattle. Tickets are $36.50. Kid Cudi is an MC and songwriter hailing from Cleveland, Ohio. He is best known for his hits “Day ’N’ Nite,” “Pursuit of Happiness,” “Soundtrack 2 My Life” and others and has collaborated with Kanye West and Snoop Dogg.
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Violinist Ruthie Dornfeld and guitarist John Miller will present a concert of cafe music from around the world – Brazilian choros, French musette waltzes, Finnish polskas, at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 19, at the YWCA Ballroom,1026 N. Forest St. Tickets are $15.
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The Shook Twins perform at 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, at The Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St. Tickets are $10. Shook Twins are a quirky folk quartet with identical twins — Katelyn and Laurie Shook, born in Idaho, now based in Portland — at its core. Audiences are likely to be treated to the guitar, glockenspiel, mandolin and banjo, as wells as the band’s signature “golden egg” and some inventive use of a looping machine.
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