Front Porch: Seattle FM station seeks young artists for competition

Young artist awards

Classical radio station KING (98.1 FM) is accepting entries for its 2013 Young Artist Awards Competition through April 5 at www.king.org.

Young musicians can compete for a chance to perform on live radio in May. The competition also is sponsored by the Seattle Chamber Music Society.

The competition this year will be broken out into two categories, one for younger musicians ages 6 to 13 and another for more experienced musicians ages 14 to 20.

Non-professional acoustic instrumentalists, vocalists and chamber groups should submit an entry form and YouTube video lasting no more than five minutes.

State museum curiosities: “Hidden Treasures in Washington’s Museums” is scheduled to be discussed at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Museums only display about 10 percent of their holdings.

Learn the surprising political, philosophical, artistic, environmental and historic reasons why museums keep objects from view.

Registration required. Go to www.sno-isle.org, or call 425-493-8202.

Cancer research benefit: Northwest comedians present a night of laughs with all proceeds donated to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 7 p.m. Thursday at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave. Tickets are $8 or $12 at the door. For more information, go to www.standupagainstcancer.brownpapertickets.com.

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