The Dukes of Dixieland Thursday, April 14-Sunday, April
17 The Dukes of Dixieland bring the sounds of New Orleans to Seattle, weaving “strands of pop, gospel and country” with blues and jazz, for the Seattle Pops Series. Tickets range from $17 to $91. Benaroya Hall, Third Ave. and University St. *Information/ tickets: (206) 215-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.
Cobain lives on in exhibit Opens Saturday, April 16
EMP has gathered 200 artifacts tied to the band for this exhibit, “Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses,” that was two years in the making. The show also features a “confessional,” in which fans can record their stories, memories and more about the band and its music. 325 Fifth Ave. N. Information: 770-2700 or www.empsfm.org.
Author Joyce Carol Oates
Monday, April 18, 7:30 p. m. Called the “grand dame of American letters,” award-winning author Joyce Carol Oates will read from some of her 50 novels and dozens of short stories. Benaroya Hall, Third Ave. and University St. Information:www.lectures.org.
World Rhythm Festival April 22-24
The Seattle World Percussion Society brings its 18-annual event to the Seattle Center, with more than 120 performances and workshops. Other events include a Celebration of Youth Day and an evening celebration (both Friday) and a dance party (Saturday). Free admission. Information: www.swps.org
Poetic jazz April 23, 7 p. m.
In celebration of National Poetry Month, Lawson Inada and Emmett Wheatfall present “A Celebration of Poetry in Jazz,” which will set their words to music. Daniels Recital Hall, 811 Fifth Ave. Tickets: www.BrownPaperTickets.com.
Spend time with the Lady Through April 30
Former employee Ron Richardson recounts his “dream” years of working at The Lusty Lady in his show “My Time with the Lady.” It runs Thursdays through Saturdays, with 8 p. m. showings. (Language may be unsuitable for children.) Market Theater, 1428 Post Alley. Information: (206) 587-2414 or www.unexpectedproductions.org.
Now & Then Through June 3
Historian/author/newspaper columnist/ filmmaker Paul Dorpat presents a history of Seattle’s architecture and more, with “repeat photography,” the practice of historical and contemporary photos. Museum of History & Industry, 2700 24th Ave. E. Information:(206) 324-1126 or www.seattlehistory.org.