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Pacific Northwest Ballet An hourlong preview of their "All Premiere" program (opening Nov. 2), part of their "$5 Friday" series. Phelps Center, Studio C, 301 Mercer, 206- 441-2424, $5. 6 p.m. Fri. Oct. 27.

Dracula For Halloween weekend, International Ballet Theatre's version of the classic tale offers classical ballet, jazz and Eastern European folk influences, magicians, acrobats, cloggers, and tappers. Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue, 206-325-6500,, $15-$35. 7:30 p.m. Fri. Oct. 27, Sat. Oct. 28, Sun. Oct. 29, Tues. Oct. 31; also 2 p.m. Sat. Oct 28-Sun. Oct. 29.

Keith Johnson A public performance to cap his weeklong residency. Velocity MainSpace Theater, 915 E. Pine St., Suite 200, 206-325-8773, Free. 3 p.m. Sat. Oct. 28.

Breaking Point Dance Company The acclaimed, globetrotting hip-hop dance ensemble, directed by Anna Matuszewski and Wade Sugiyama. Shorecrest Performing Arts Center, 15343 25th Ave. N.E., Shoreline, 206-417-4645,, $10. 4:30 & 7:30 p.m. Sat. Oct. 28.

Seattle Early Dance Costume Ball A little performance, a little participation—come in costume (not necessarily historical). Creative Dance Center, 12577 Densmore Ave. N., 206-528-1605, $5-$28. 6:30 p.m. Sat. Oct. 28.

ARC Dance ARC is opening up the creative process to outside eyes, in a series of works-in-progress showings—follow a new dance from conception to its December premiere. ARC Dance Studio, 9250 14th Ave. NW., 206-352-0798, $5. 7 p.m. Sat. Oct. 28.

Conversations with Pacific Northwest Ballet Meet choreographer Victor Quijada and a few PNB dancers for a discussion of his new work Suspension of Disbelief, premiering Nov. 2. Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S. Main St., 206-624-6600, Free. 2 p.m. Sun. Oct. 29.

Tao & the Art of Drowning Choreographer Dolphin joins dancer Ines Andrade and photographer Jennifer Castillo for a land-and-water-based performance piece drawing on the Tao te Ching. Velocity Dance Center, 915 E. Pine St., Suite 200, 206-547-2414, $8-$10. 8 p.m. Sun. Oct. 29.

Pacific Northwest Ballet Preview A free sampler of their upcoming "All Premiere" program. Seattle Public Library, Central Branch, 1000 Fourth Ave., 206-441-2424, Free. Noon Tues. Oct. 31.

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