Fall Arts Calendar: September

17–Nov. 22 Chasing Nicolette A Christian count falls in love with a Muslim princess in this romantic comedy, causing an uproar between their parents. A sitcom will surely follow. Village Theatre, villagetheatre.org.18–Oct. 11 Runt of the Litter In ex-NFL player Bo Eason's one-man show, a boy dreams of becoming a pro football player, but remains in the shadow of his brother—that brother being New England Patriots QB Tony Eason. ACT Theatre, acttheatre.org.18–Nov. 15 Maria Friberg The Swedish photographer and video artist has her first Seattle exhibition. Nordic Heritage Museum, nordicmuseum.org.19–Oct. 11 A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole's Ignatius J. Reilly, a flatulent Falstaff for our time, comes alive onstage. Center House Theatre, Seattle Center, book-it.org.21 John Crowley The noted sci-fi writer reads from his newest novel, Four Freedoms, and leads a salon. Richard Hugo House, hugohouse.org.21 Lesley Hazleton The veteran Middle East journalist, now a Seattle resident, explains what went wrong between the Sunni and Shia in her new religious history After the Profit. (Also on the 24th at Third Place Books.) United Methodist Church, bookstore.washington.edu.21 Charles LeWarne The Washington historian and former Edmonds schoolteacher tells all about the famous Queen Anne Hill cult, er, commune in The Love Israel Family: Urban Commune, Rural Commune. (Also on the 25th at Elliott Bay.) Third Place Books, thirdplacebooks.com.21 Rodrigo y Gabriela The Dublin-based Mexican guitarists have an updated flamenco sound that's huge in Europe. The Moore Theatre, themoore.com.21–Dec. 18 Grotesque Arabesque Local sculptor Dan Corson transforms the space into a big, creepy cave, based on his spelunking in Mexico and Italy. Suyama Space, suyamapetersondeguchi.com.22 Jess Walter The Spokane newspaperman scored a hit with his political satire The Zero; his follow-up is The Financial Lives of the Poets, about the ups and downs of marriage. University Village Barnes & Noble, barnesandnoble.com.23–Oct. 24 Enchanted April You loved the movie (based on the 1922 novel by Elizabeth von Arnim); now Matthew Barber's play gives a host of vacationing British ladies a second chance at love. Taproot Theatre, taproottheatre.org.24–27 Seattle International Latino Film Festival Eleven Latin American countries are represented in a series of shorts, features, and documentaries. Northwest Film Forum, nwfilmforum.org.24, 26–27 Seattle Symphony Pianists Jon Kimura Parker and Orli Shaham play Mozart. Benaroya Hall, seattlesymphony.org.24–Oct. 4 Roméo et Juliette Jean-Christophe Maillot's version was a knockout success for Pacific Northwest Ballet in 2007, so this year the company's opening the season with it. The course of true love might not run smooth, but the path to the box office is clearly marked. McCaw Hall, pnb.org.24–Oct. 24 Bloody Henry The six wives of Henry VIII, in puppet form. Lee Center for the Arts, Seattle University, briankooser.com.25 Gamelan Pacifica The area's premier Indonesian music ensemble plays music by (and sung by) Jessika Kenney. Chapel Performance Space, gamelanpacifica.org.25 The Art of John Lennon Serigraphs, signed lithographs, and lyric sheets, many of which, according to organizers, haven't been seen in Seattle. Pacific Place, third level.25–Oct. 18 The 39 Steps The 1935 comic thriller by Alfred Hitchcock (based on John Buchan's novel) has been transformed into a Broadway—and now touring—favorite. Four actors portray more than 100 characters in this tale of light-hearted intrigue. Seattle Repertory Theatre, seattlerep.org.25–Oct. 26 Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom Washington Ensemble Theatre turns an online role-playing game into terror! The Little Theatre, washingtonensemble.org.26 Bridge Talks Back The opening celebration of Kristen Ramirez's new sound installation at the Fremont Bridge. There'll be a procession and 16 horns playing from the towers. Fremont Bridge, 1–4 p.m.26 Sister Helen Prejean Yes, the nun played by Susan Sarandon in Dead Man Walking (based on her book). She speaks on social-justice issues and the death penalty. Washington State Convention Center, brownpapertickets.com.26–Jan. 10 Open Roads and Bedside Tables The Frye busts its American modernists out of the basement, including Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, and John Sloan. Frye Art Museum, fryemuseum.org.27 Carol Burnett The legendary TV comedienne will take questions from the audience, just as she used to at the end of her long-running variety show. McCaw Hall, seattlecenter.com.28 David Byrne Guaranteed sellout. The Talking Heads founder has penned a velo-centric, impressionistic travel journal, Bicycle Diaries, and, with local bike activists, discusses how cities can be made more bicycle-friendly. Town Hall, townhallseattle.org.29 Ryan Boudinot The rising local short-story writer (The Littlest Hitler) graduates to his first novel, Misconception, about a doctor named Cedar Rivers trying to reconnect with his high-school sweetheart. University Book Store, bookstore.washington.edu.30 Greg Hofmann No Surrender is the local writer's new illustrated novel. Isaac Marion also reads. Bagheera and Josh Powell supply music. Richard Hugo House, hugohouse.org.

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