Keren Ann, Charles R. Cross, and Charlie Krafft.

Wed - Music

Israeli-Dutch singer-songwriter Keren Ann's two U.S. albums, Not Going Anywhere and Nolita (both on Blue Note), sound unprepossessing at first, but grow into something deeper and more pleasurable. She opens for Cowboy Junkies. 5 p.m. Wed., Aug. 17. Sold out. Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., 206-615-0076, MICHAELANGELO MATOS

Thurs - Books

Founder of the music mag The Rocket and the most thorough of Kurt Cobain's many biographers (Heavier Than Heaven), Charles R. Cross will read from his acclaimed new Jimi Hendrix bio, Room Full of Mirrors. (See "Jimi's First Experience") 8 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 18, Elliott Bay Book Co., 101 S. Main St., 206-624-6600. MICHAELANGELO MATOS

Thurs - Art

Ashes to ashes . . . or to art, in the hands of ingenious craftsman Charlie Krafft, whose wide array of work includes bone china made in part from human cremains. For this exhibit, he's joined by equally twisted pop artist Frank Kozik. Thurs.–Sat. through Sept. 1. Roq La Rue, 2316 Second Ave., 206-374-8977, LYNN JACOBSON

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