“All Our Best”: Letters Aloud’s “All Our Best: Perseverance in Times of Struggle” at 7:30 p.m. July 15 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds. Letters Aloud connects live audiences to famous (and infamous) historical figures through their intimate correspondence. The letter writers in “All Our Best” tell us of their experiences in times of pandemics and civil rights activism. Tickets are $35-$45. Still playing it safe? You can watch the show virtually via Livestream. More at www.edmondscenterforthearts.org.
Catapult: The dance company that specializes in shadow illusion, best known for their time on the hit show “America’s Got Talent,” performs at noon and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds. Dancers working behind a screen to create shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us. Watch their bodies transform into a mountain, an elephant, a dragon and even a helicopter, and travel the world from Paris to Beijing in less than 10 minutes. Tickets are $10. Call 425-275-9595.
Bodytraffic: “The company of the future,” Bodytraffic is a world-class contemporary dance company. The company will perform Micaela Taylor’s “Snap” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds. “Snap” was inspired by the ethnically diverse, yet isolating crowds of LA. It urges audiences to “snap out of” social pressures to conform and connect with their individuality as well as with people around them. Tickets are $24-$49. More at www.edmondscenterforthearts.org.
Chad Prather: The comedian, armchair philosopher, musician and observational humorist will perform 8 p.m. June 11 at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Prather is often referred to as a modern-day Will Rogers. Tickets are $30-$45. Call 425-258-6766. More at www.yourhistoriceveretttheatre.org.
Comedy Garage: A weekly comedy showcase and open mic held Mondays at Tony V’s Garage, 1716 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Features regional comedians working out their longer sets and local amateurs trying new material. The headliner for the June 14 show has yet to be announced. No cover. All ages. Sign up at 7:15 p.m.; show is at 8:30 p.m. Find Comedy Garage on Facebook for more information.
Cory Michaelis and Andrew Rivers: The stand-up comedians will co-headline a show 7:30 p.m. July 10 at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Michaelis and Rivers both have Dry Bar Comedy specials — “Bad Teacher” and “Laffy Taffy,” respectively. The host of Everett Comedy Night, Michaelis’ comedy album “Collage Dropout” reached No. 1 on Billboard and Itunes comedy charts. Seattle’s Rivers’ pandemic special he filmed during the COVID-19 crisis hit 100,000 streams on YouTube. Tickets are $10-$30. Call 425-258-6766. More at www.yourhistoriceveretttheatre.org.
Kermet Apio: The award-winning Seattle comedian will perform 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Apio has appeared on Comedy Central and NBC. He also recorded a Dry Bar Comedy special in 2017 titled “There is No I in Self-Esteem.” Tickets are $15-$25. Still playing it safe? You can watch the show virtually via Livestream. More at www.edmondscenterforthearts.org.
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