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Directors Amy O'Neal and Zeke Keeble are a postmodern version of Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney, conjuring a program full of wonders from the odd detritus of contemporary life. "mockumentary" raises its eyebrows at autobiographical performance while never losing an ounce of its cool-despite a cast of zombies, BMX bikes, and assorted personalities. On the Boards, 100 W. Roy St., 206-217-9888, $18. 8p.m. Thurs. Oct. 19-Sat. Oct. 21. SANDRA KURTZ

Performances & Events

Dance at ACT Site-specific work by a variety of local movement artists as a kind of preshow event—buy a ticket for the whole evening, or just come for the short subject. ACT, 700 Union St., 206-292-7676, Free. 6:30 p.m. Thurs. Oct. 19.

Gran Folklorico de Mexico A theatricalized version of traditional Mexican dance, with a colorful emphasis on costume and brio. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland, 425-893-9900, $15-$26. 7:30 p.m. Thurs. Oct. 19.

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Momix Choreographer Moses Pendelton has the happy ability to shift from the humorous to the profound, all within a gymnastically stretchy and bendy world. "Opus Cactus" is a series of short works all about the American Southwest. Meany Theater, UW campus, 206-543-4880, $42. 8 p.m. Thurs. Oct. 19- Sat. Oct. 21.

Bebe Miller Open Rehearsal Miller is in residence at Cornish this autumn, teaching and staging her "Resistance lessened or increased and taken" in her casually dense movement style. Cornish College, Kerry Hall, 710 E. Roy St., 206-726-5011, Free. 2:30 p.m. Fri. Oct. 20.

Beautiful 3 Bdrm, 2 Ba on Capitol Hill Performance artist Megan Murphy imagines the perfect house in an empty lot, part of 4Culture's site-specific program. 1111 Pike St., 206-296-7580, Free. Opens Oct. 20. 6:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Ends Oct. 28.

Celebrate with the Cabiri Two evenings of spooky events with this performance ensemble: "The Ghost Game" on Friday with a dinner cabaret featuring aerial dance by Lara Paxton of Circus Contraption and Esther Edelman from UMO, and a costume ball on Saturday, "The Night Parade," both in support of new work by the company. Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way S.W., 206-935-2999,, $10-$40. 7:30 p.m. Fri. Oct. 20, 8 p.m. Sat. Oct. 21.

ARC Dance ARC performances feature a variety of styles and choreographers, working to create accessible dance. "Dancescapes" includes work by ARC director Marie Chong, Betsy Cooper, and Jason Ohlburg. Shorecrest Performing Arts Center, 15343 25th Ave. N.E., Shoreline, 206-352-0798. $18-$25. 7:30 p.m. Fri. Oct. 20-Sat. Oct. 21.

Alan Sutherland An evening of filmed and live dance to celebrate Sutherland's 10th anniversary as a butoh artist, with guest filmmakers Sarah Murat, Anthony DeGennaro, Conan Gale, and PAN. Chamber Theater, 915 E. Pine St., 4th floor, 425-301-3833. $15. 8 p.m. Fri. Oct. 20-Sat. Oct. 21.

Against the Grain/Men in Dance Festival Dances created by and performed by men. The only thing they have in common is their gender as their dancing puts the lie to stereotypes about men and dance. Velocity MainSpace Theater, 915 E. Pine St., 2nd floor, 206-528-2006, $13-$15. 8 p.m. Fri. Oct. 20-Sat. Oct. 21, 7 p.m. Sun. Oct. 22.

Under Construction Listen in as local choreographers get feedback from guest artist Keith Johnson. Velocity MainSpace Theater, 915 E. Pine St., 2nd floor, 206-325-8773, Free. 3 p.m. Sat. Oct. 21.

Lullaby Carriage Singer and composer Lucia Neare has created a dreamlike event, a trip in a horse-drawn canopy bed, as part of 4Culture's site-specific program. McCormick Park, Main St. N.E. and N.E. Stephens St., Duvall. Free. Dusk. Sat. Oct. 21.

Skandia Ball The annual party and performance by this long-running folk-dance ensemble includes plenty of chances to dance the hambo and the polka as well as watch the experts. Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Dr., Bothell, 206-784-7470. $15. 7 p.m. Sat. Oct. 21.

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