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Bellevue's jazzy lunch

From pop to hip-hop, from strings to swing, from puppets to improv, Eastside parks and venues will be alive with entertainment through mid-September.

And as an added bonus, it's all free.

Live entertainment lovers should find something that appeals amid the variety of music, movies and performances.

So spread out a blanket or put down a lawn chair. And enjoy.

Bellevue

Live at Lunch Summer Concerts

Noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at various locations and Thursdays at the Bellevue Galleria, through Sept. 14, with one Wednesday show, Aug 2. City Hall: 450 110th Ave. N.E. Bellevue Galleria: 550 106th Ave. N.E. Bellevue Square: Northeast Eighth Street and Bellevue Way Northeast. Civica Office Commons: 225 108th Ave. N.E. Newport Tower: 3625 132nd Ave. S.E. Skyline Tower: 10900 N.E. Fourth St. The Summit: 10885 N.E. Fourth St. Symetra Financial Center: 777 108th Ave. N.E. (425-453-1223 or www.bellevuedowntown.org/events/liveatlunch)

Today The Rangers, country

July 18 Bakra Bata, steel drums, The Summit

July 20 Andy O, reggae

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July 25 Carrie Clark & the Lonesome Lovers, alternative country, Civica Office Commons

July 27 Latigo Lace, country

Aug. 2 Darren Montamedy, jazz saxophone, Symetra Financial Center

Aug. 3 3D, disco and rhythm & blues

Aug. 8 Michael Powers Trio, jazz, Skyline Tower

Aug. 10 The Pop Tarts, '80s party hits

Aug. 15 Urban Improv Quartet, Bellevue Square

Aug. 17 Freddy Pink & the Kirkland Brothers, rock 'n' soul

Aug. 22 Layla Angulo, Latin and world jazz saxophone, City Hall

Aug. 24 Rockaraoke competition

Aug. 29 Greta Matassa, jazz vocals, Newport Tower

Aug. 31 Stripped, '90s hits

Sept. 5 Deems Tsutakawa, contemporary jazz, Symetra Financial Center

Sept. 7 Crème Tangerine, Beatles hits

Sept. 12 Lee Pence Trio, jazz guitar, Skyline Tower

Sept. 14 Weatherheads, rock 'n' roll hits

Bothell

Music in the Park Concerts

6:30-8 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 25, Park at Bothell Landing Amphitheater, 9919 N.E. 180th St. (425-486-2768, Ext. 4422 or www.ci.bothell.wa.us)

Friday Circuit Riders, country gospel

July 21 Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra

July 28 Reilly & Maloney, folk/blues

Aug. 4 Chris Stuart & Backcountry, bluegrass

Aug. 11 Crème Tangerine, Beatles hits

Aug. 18 Banda Vagos, sounds from south of the border

Aug. 25 Magic Bus, psychedelic rock

Duvall

SummerStage 2006

Children's art activities, 5:30 p.m., and concerts 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 30, McCormick Park, Northeast Stephens Street and Main Street. Rain site: Cherry Valley Elementary School, 26701 N.E. Cherry Valley Road (425-788-2983 or www.cityofduvall.com)

Wed Vagabond Opera, original and traditional Old World music

July 26 Wicked Tinkers, bagpipes and didgeridoo

Aug. 2 Reilly & Maloney, folk duet

Aug. 9 Red Hot Blues Sisters, blues

Aug. 16 Utopia, Caribbean/Cuban and rock 'n' roll

Aug. 23 3 Leg Torso, eclectic

Aug. 30 Maya Soleil, Afro-World fusion

Issaquah

Concerts on the Green

Picnicking at 6 p.m. with music 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 29, Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. Food available; no pets. (425-837-3300 or www.ci.issaquah.wa.us/page.asp?navid=736)

Tues Becky Sue & Her Big Rockin' Daddies, blues

July 25 Tony LaStella & the Goombas, Sinatra and classic pop

Aug. 1 Timeless Soul, Motown

Aug. 5 6 p.m. DoctorfunK plays funk and soul, Central Park, 1097 Park Drive N.E.

Aug. 8 Rockafellers, Pink Floyd covers

Aug. 15 Shambala, Three Dog Night tribute

Aug. 22 Freddy Pink, classic rock/soul

Aug. 29 Dance Factory plays a special disco fever night

Shakespeare on the Green

Wooden O Theatre performs the comedy "As You Like It," 7 p.m. July 28-29, Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. (206-931-3516 or www.woodeno.org)

Kenmore

World Music in the Park

Music and picnicking, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 24; food available. Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E. (425-602-3107 or www.ci.kenmore.wa.us)

Today The Clumsy Lovers, bluegrass and Celtic rock

July 20 Gjallarhorn, Nordic folk music

July 27 Laura Veirs & The Tortured Souls, experimental folk and blues

Aug. 3 Picoso, urban Latin music

Aug. 10 The Wilders, hillbilly country

Aug. 17 Frigg, Finnish-Norwegian instrumentals

Aug. 24 Balkan Cabaret, music from Eastern Europe

Kirkland

Summer Arts Series

7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 24, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza. Parking available at the Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. (425-587-3350 or www.ci.kirkland.wa.us)

Today Jonathan Kingham, folk/jazz

Tues Kings of Swing, big band

July 20 Ruby Dee & the Snake Handlers, alternative country

July 25 Reilly & Maloney, folk

July 27 Tim Casey & The Bluescats, West Coast swing

Aug. 1 24hr Diesel, rock 'n' roll dance classics

Aug. 3 Kelly Johnson & the John Hansen Trio, storytelling and jazz

Aug. 8 The Cloves, British pop rock

Aug. 10 Alma Villegas Quintet, Latin favorites

Aug. 15 Side Project, creative pop rock

Aug. 17 Ruzivo, traditional and Afro-pop marimba music

Aug. 22 NW Philharmonia, light classics

Aug. 24 Soul'd Out, R&B, funk and disco

Children & Families Concerts

10 a.m. Wednesdays, through Aug. 23, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza. (425-587-3350)

Wed Tickle Tune Typhoon

July 26 David Maloney, music and storytelling

Aug. 2 Captain Bogg & Salty, mermaid lullabies and pirate jigs

Aug. 9 Cowboy Buck & Elizabeth

Aug. 16 Eric Herman & The Invisible Band, cool tunes

Aug. 23 Joel Brantley & The History of Rock-n-Roll

Mercer Island

Mostly Music in the Park

7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays through Aug. 10, Mercerdale Park, Southeast 32nd Street and 77th Avenue Southeast. Concerts may be canceled in case of rain. (425-236-3545 or www.mercergov.org)

Today Nowhere Men, Beatles hits

Sun Bobby Medina & The Red Hot Band, Motown hits

July 20 Tiller's Folly, Celtic music

July 23 Filé Gumbo Zydeco Band

July 27 Latigo Lace, country

July 30 Mangoson, Latin/African music

Aug. 3 Salieri Strings, classical

Aug. 6 Portage Bay Big Band, swing

Aug. 10 Mark Whitman Band, blues

Shakespeare in the Park

Wooden O Theatre performs, 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through July 29, Luther Burbank Park, 2040 84th Ave. S.E. (206-931-3516 or www.woodeno.org)

Thru Sat "As You Like It," comedy

July 20-29 "Hamlet," tragedy

Newcastle

Concerts in the Park

6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 30, Lake Boren Park, 10310 S.E. 84th Way. (425-649-4444 or www.ci.newcastle.wa.us)

Wed Timeless Soul, Motown favorites

July 26 PYT, pop, funk and hip-hop

Aug. 2 Tim Casey & the Blues Cats, West Coast swing

Aug. 9 Blues Orbiters, upbeat contemporary blues

Aug. 16 Tony LaStella & the Goombas, Sinatra, swing and pop

Aug. 23 Andrea Wittgens, pop music

Aug. 30 6 p.m. Tim Noah performs children's music

Moonlight Movies

Fridays Aug. 4-18, Lake Boren Park, 10310 S.E. 84th Way. (425-649-4444 or www.ci.newcastle.wa.us)

Aug. 4 "Madagascar," 9:15 p.m.

Aug. 11 "The Princess Bride," 9 p.m.

Aug. 18 "Grease," 8:45 p.m.

North Bend

Summer Concerts

at Si View Park

Features both professional and local youth bands, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 3, Si View Park, 400 S.E. Orchard Drive. (425-831-1900 or www.siviewpark.org)

Today Radio Flyers, classic rock

July 20 Timeless Soul, Motown

July 27 Los Orchids, dance tunes

Aug. 3 Shelley & the Curves, rock hits

Aug. 10 Birdman & the Galaxy Trio, jazz horns

Aug. 17 RagTop 300, rock cover band

Aug. 24 The Boondoggle Band, original rock

Aug. 31 Valleypalooza with Social Insecurities, original alternative rock

Redmond

Summer Concert Series

6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 23, Redmond Town Center, 16495 N.E. 74th St. (425-867-0808 or www.redmondtowncenter.com)

Wed Hot Club Sandwich, jazz/swing

July 26 Nowhere Men, Beatles hits

Aug. 2 Michael Powers, jazz guitar

Aug. 9 Sheryl Serio, jazz vocals

Aug. 16 Deems Tsutakawa, contemporary jazz

Aug. 23 Pat Wright & the Good Foot Band, funky gospel

Arts in the Parks

7 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 20, Anderson Park, 7802 168th Ave. N.E. Rain site: Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St. (425-556-2392 or www.redmond.gov/arts)

Sun Gasango Music & Dance, African music and dance

July 23 Wooden O Theatre, "Hamlet"

July 30 Lois LaFond & the Rockadiles, world music

Aug. 6 Mark Whitman Band, blues

Aug. 13 GreenStage, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Aug. 20 Balkan Cabaret, Balkan cafe music

Arts in the Parks at Microsoft

Noon, second and fourth Wednesdays through Aug. 23, Microsoft plaza between buildings 42 and 44 at Northeast 31st Street and 156th Avenue Northeast; register with photo ID at the building 42 garage. Rain site: cafeteria next to plaza. (425-556-2392)

July 26 Anzanga Marimba Ensemble

Aug. 9 UltraViolet Uforia, eclectic psychedelic rock

Aug. 23 Radical Jazz Uprising, jazz and spoken word fusion

Renton

Picnic Pizzazz

Children's entertainment series, noon-1 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 17 (except July 20), Kiwanis Park, 815 Union Ave. N.E. (425-430-6700 or www.ci.renton.wa.us/attract)

Today Roberto the Magnificent, juggling and other stunts

July 27 Jeff Evans, magic and humor

Aug. 3 Teatro Improv, interactive comedy

Aug. 10 Clay Martin's Puppet Theatre

Aug. 17 Eric Herman, music and stories

Renton Cinema

Live music, best "urban campsite" contest and food, 7 p.m. with an outdoor movie at dusk; Saturdays through Aug. 26 (except July 22), Liberty Park, Bronson Way North and Houser Way South. Blankets and low-backed chairs only. (425-430-6700)

Sat Lady A & The Baby Blues Funk Band; "The Maltese Falcon"

July 29 Mark Smason, jazz; "The Sandlot"

Aug. 5 Kalass, world music; "Back to the Future"

Aug. 12 4 Outta 5, classic rock; "Second Hand Lions"

Aug. 19 Josephine Howell, gospel; "Mrs. Doubtfire"

Aug. 26 Last of the Secret Agents, '60s pop; audience choice movie

Coulon Family Concert Series

7 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 17, Coulon Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N. (425-430-6700)

Wed Jon Casey, country rock

July 26 Seattle Mix, jazz a cappella

Aug. 2 Craicmore, Celtic.

Aug. 9 Happy Hans, accordion and yodeling

Aug. 16 Tingstad & Rumbel, NW acoustic duet

Sammamish

Summer Nights in the Park

6:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 24, Pine Lake Park, 2615 228th Ave. S.E. (425-898-0660 or www.ci.sammamish.wa.us)

Today Shambala, Three Dog Night tribute band

July 20 DoctorfunK, funk and groove

July 27 Timeless Soul, Motown

Aug. 3 The Statics, classic NW rock

Aug. 10 Radio Flyers, classic rock

Aug. 17 Rockafellers, Pink Floyd covers

Aug. 24 Sammamish Symphony Orchestra

Summer Nights Shakespeare

Wooden O Theatre performs, 6:30 p.m., Pine Lake Park, 2615 228th Ave. S.E. (425-898-0660)

Sat "Hamlet," tragedy

July 22 "As You Like It," comedy

Woodinville

Lunchtime Summer Concerts

Noon-1:15 p.m. Thursdays thru Aug. 10, DeYoung Park, 13680 N.E. 175th St. Rain site: Carol Edwards Community Center, 17401 133rd Ave. N.E. (425-984-2346 or www.ci.woodinville.wa.us)

Today The Coats, a cappella

July 20 Brothers from Different Mothers, juggling and comedy

July 27 Hot Club Sandwich and the Eastside Swing Dancers, jazz/swing

Aug. 3 Bochinche, Latin dance rhythms

Aug. 10 The Beatnicks, old school rock

Music in the Park

7 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 3, Cottage Lake Park, Northeast Woodinville-Duvall Road and 190th Avenue Northeast. Woodinville Parking available across the street. (425-788-5841 or www.upperbearcreek.com)

Today The Bill Mattocks Band, blues, ballads and classic rock

July 20 The Rumba Kings, music from south of the border

July 27 Shades of Red, acoustic rock

Aug. 3 The Randy Oxford Band, blues

Compiled by Nyssa Rogers

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