Much of Seattle’s  cultural action—at least when it comes to live theater, classical music, opera, and ballet—happens at Seattle Center  (better known as "that place with the Space Needle"). For an up-to-date recording of arts events in Seattle, call 206/447-2787.
The Friday edition of both the Seattle Times (www.seattletimes.com ) and Seattle Post-Intelligencer (www.seattlep-i.com ) newspapers, along with the Seattle Weekly (www.seattleweekly.com ), all have a complete listing of upcoming productions, as does the Seattle/King County Convention and Visitors Bureau (www.visitseattle.org ).
Get event tickets from Ticketmaster (206/628-0888, www.ticketmaster.com ). For half-price concert, comedy, and dance performance tickets the day of the show, stop by Ticket/Ticket (www.ticketwindowonline.com ) booths at Pike Place Market  and in Broadway Market (401 Broadway Ave. E, 206/324-2744).