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Seattle Events April 2012

Things to do in Seattle and Tacoma in April

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Seattle events in April range from up-and-comer concerts to Broadway musicals on tour. Also make sure to check out the best Tacoma events below as well. The best things to do in Seattle in April include events that are free, cheap, and have entrance fees.

Free Theatre Tours

Paramount: April 7 at 10 a.m.
Moore: April 14 at 10 a.m.
Neptune: April 21 at 10 a.m.

Star Chefs on Broadway: In Wonderland

Details: A benefit dinner. Proceeds go to the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts.
When: April 1 at 4 p.m.
Where: Pantages Theater, Tacoma
How much: $200
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La Boheme by Tacoma Opera

Details: A classic Puccini opera sung in Italian with projected English translation.
When: April 1 at 2 p.m.
Where: Rialto Theater, Tacoma
How much: $12.50-$64
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Ani DiFranco

Details: An indie singer-songwriter with 18 studio records under her belt. 21+ only event.
When: April 1 at 7 p.m.
Where: Showbox at the Market
How much: $36.50
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Uncle Kracker

Details: A pop-country crossover act known for hits like “Smile” and “Good to be Me.”
When: April 7 at 7 p.m.
Where: Showbox at the Market
How much: $20-$22
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Tyga

Details: A rapper touring in support of his latest release, titled “Careless World: Rise of the Last King.”
When: April 7 at 8 p.m.
Where: Showbox SODO
How much: $25
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Young the Giant

Details: An alternative band out of California known for their upbeat hit “My Body.”
When: April 7 at 8 p.m.
Where: Moore Theatre
How much: May be sold out
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Radiohead

Details: An innovative rock band with hits like “Creep” and “Karma Police.”
When: April 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: KeyArena
How much: $83
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Gotye

Details: A singer-songwriter with a sound somewhat like Sting mixed with Peter Gabriel. Show moved from the Neptune to Showbox SODO. Tickets from Neptune will be honored.
When: April 10 at 8 p.m.
Where: Showbox SODO
How much: May be sold out
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Aaron Karo

Details: An American comedian known also for his email column called “Ruminations.”
When: April 11 at 8:30 p.m.
Where: Comedy Underground – Seattle
How much: $15
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Elvis Costello and The Imposters: The Revolver Tour

Details: An English singer, popular in the 1970s and 80s, associated with the punk and New Wave music styles.
When: April 12 at 8 p.m.
Where: Paramount Theatre
How much: $33.75-75.75
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Counting Crows

Details: A band that rose to popularity in the 90s with “Mr. Jones.”
When: April 13 at 8:30 p.m.
Where: Showbox SODO
How much: $46.50
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Lea Salogna

Details: A singer known for her roles in film and musicals. She was Eponine in “Les Miserables,” and the singing voice of Jasmine (Disney’s “Aladdin”) and Mulan (Disney’s Mulan).
When: April 13 at 8 p.m.
Where: Moore Theatre
How much: $32.50-97.50
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Social Distortion

Details: An American punk rock band formed in 1972.
When: April 13 at 8 p.m.
Where: Paramount Theatre
How much: $26.25
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Pacific Northwest Ballet presents Apollo & Carmina Burana

Details: A double-feature with George Balanchine’s “Apollo” and Kent Stowell’s “Carmina Burana,” two lavishly staged ballets.
When: April 13-22
Where: McCaw Hall
How much: $28-$168
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Dom Kennedy

Details: An up-and-coming hip-hop artist.
When: April 14 at 8 p.m.
Where: Showbox at the Market
How much: $18.50
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Slaughterhouse

Details: A hip-hop group including rappers Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, and Royce da 5’9”.
When: April 15 at 7 p.m.
Where: Showbox at the Market
How much: $26.50-$30
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Escape the Fate and Attack Attack!

Details: A hardcore band and a heavy metal band, respectively.
When: April 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Showbox at the Market
How much: $20-$23
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TEDxTacoma

Details: TEDx events are community-organized TED Talks. This is the first (hopefully) annual TEDxTacoma, featuring 20 speakers focusing on the concept of transformation.
When: April 17, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Museum of Glass
How much: $65 theater live stream seats, $100 for live in the Hot Shop
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CATS

Details: One of the longest running musicals in history. It tells the story of a group of cats and is based on T.S. Eliot’s book “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.”
When: April 17-22
Where: Paramount Theatre
How much: $25-$75
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Greensky Bluegrass

Details: A five-piece bluegrass band with a bit of a rock edge.
When: April 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Showbox at the Market
How much: $18-$20
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Arcade Lights at Pike Place Market

Details: A 21+ food and wine tasting extravaganza, featuring more than 60 local artisan companies.
When: April 20 at 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Where: Pike Place Market
How much: $25 in advance/$30 day of event
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Spring Dance Extravaganza

Details: Contemporary dance choreography by three South Sound choreographers.
When: April 20-22
Where: Theater on the Square, Tacoma
How much: $24
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Best of Seattle Comedy Competition

Details: A comedy show featuring the winners and finalists of the Seattle International Comedy Competition.
When: April 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Pantages Theater
How much: $29 and $42
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Ingrid Michaelson

Details: An indie singer-songwriter who has been featured on TV shows “Scrubs,” “Bones,” and “One Tree Hill.”
When: April 21 at 8 p.m.
Where: Moore Theatre
How much: $20
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Yonder Mountain String Band

Details: This band has created a fusion sound, combining bluegrass, string music, and more.
When: April 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Showbox SODO
How much: $25
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Spike and the Impalers

Details: If you like classic rock or the Bob Rivers show, this band is the best. Tribute performances of many classic rock hits with Spike’s uncanny ability to sings like the greats.
When: April 21 at 8:30 p.m.
Where: Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma – I-5 Showroom
How much: $55-$65
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Celtic Woman: Believe

Details: An ensemble of five female Irish musicians—four vocalists and a fiddle player.
When: April 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Paramount Theatre
How much: $53-76
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Coldplay

Details: A mellow rock band with hits like “Yellow.” Touring in support of their last album—Mylo Xyloto.
When: April 25 at 7 p.m.
Where: KeyArena
How much: $60-$125
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Rusko

Details: An energetic performer classified as Dubstep. Also performing with Sigma.
When: April 27 at 7 p.m.
Where: WaMu Theater
How much: $25-$35
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Brad

Details: A rock band that formed in Seattle in 1992.
When: April 27 at 8 p.m.
Where: Showbox at the Market
How much: $15-$20
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Edgar Meyer – Master of the Double Bass

Details: Grammy-winner Edgar Meyer plays classical, contemporary, and bluegrass music on a giant double bass.
When: April 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Pantages Theater, Tacoma
How much: $22-59
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Keola Beamer and Raiatea

Details: Hawaiian music by world-famous Hawaiian guitarist Beamer and Grammy-nominated singer Raiatea.
When: April 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Rialto Theater
How much: $29 and $49
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Zeds Dead

Details: An electronic duo known for bass-lines and dance music.
When: April 28 at 8 p.m.
Where: Showbox SODO
How much: $20-$25
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