With the release of the big screen version of “Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” only a few weeks away, fans might want to consider getting in a “warm-up” by going to see an original production at Overlake Christian Church in Redmond.
Borders at Redmond Town Center, 16549 NE 74th St., invites the community to a book signing with Sarah O’Leary Burningham, author of “How to Raise Your Parents: A Teen Girl’s Survival Guide,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4. The witty book tells teen girls how to help their parents through “the difficult years.” Readers will learn how to negotiate like a pro, steer clear of parents’ hot buttons and gain a little insight into what the world looks like from their point of view. For more information about this free event, call (425) 883-0272.
Redmond Mayor John Marchione and Bellevue Mayor Grant Degginger discussed their cities’ overlapping problems and priorities at the April 16 lunch meeting of the Greater Redmond Chamber of Commerce.
Local teen band Shotty, who are among four finalists for the May 9 Classic Rock-a-Thon at the Old Fire House Teen Center in Redmond, will be featured in a “Read and Rock” event at Third Place Books, 17171 Bothwell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 29.
Former Microsoft sound designer Sarah Allen Pella will be a guest drummer with the Berkeley, Calif.-based folk trio Rebecca Riots (www.rebeccariots.com) at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 30 at SoulFood Books, 15748 Redmond Way; (425) 881-5309. The performance is free.
Members of SecondStory Repertory, the Eastside’s professional theatre ensemble at Redmond Town Center, and Unexpected Productions, Seattle’s longest-running improvisational comedy group, present “Unexpected Stories,” May 2-17, Friday and Saturday nights at 8:30 p.m.
Don’t let the office buildings fool you. Redmond is a town full of surprises. Its population of artists, musicians, poets, storytellers and dreamers has been growing steadily, and for the past two years, SoulFood Books and Cafe, 15748 Redmond Way, has had the privilege of housing a part of this growing community.
There’s no yellow brick road on Education Hill, but the Redmond High School (RHS) Performing Arts Center is where you’ll find Redmond Junior High’s (RJH) musical production of “Oz.” The show opened April 17 and continues at 7:30 p.m. April 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26. There are also matinees at 2:30 p.m. April 19 and 26.
On the schedule this summer are two of Shakespeare’s greatest hits: Hamlet, directed by Susanna Wilson and starring Shawn Law in the title role, and Twelfth Night, directed by longtime GreenStage company member Amelia Meckler. Both shows will run from July 11 through August 16 in parks in and around Seattle.
Australia’s Newsboys have hit the road again for their first full-on United States rock tour in five years. The “GO” tour coincides with the release of “GO,” their first pop record release in four years.