arts calendar

“Pictures at an Exhibition” Thursday, Feb. 9-Sunday, Feb. 12

Italian conductor Roberto Abbado will lead the Seattle Symphony in its performance of Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures of an Exhibition,” as arranged by Maurice Ravel. The music promises to transport the audience to a world of catacombs, gnomes and dancing chicks. Tickets starting at $17. Benaroya Hall, Union St. andThird Ave. Information: (206) 215-4747 or

Benefit concert for families in Brazil

Saturday, Feb. 11, 6 p. m.

Seattle pianist Molly Knight, artist Barbara Yeakel and the Seattle Girls’ Choir Cantamus will perform in support of the Brazil-based charity The MORE Project, which provides housing, food and education to children living on the streets of Rio de Janeiro. The event will start at 6 p. m. with an artist reception, followed by the concert at 7 p. m. Tickets: $22/person. Green Lake Church, 6350 E. Green Lake Way N. Information: (206) 297-2749 or

Free community dance Sunday, Feb. 12, 2-5 p. m.

North East Seattle Together (NEST), which provides support services to seniors, is celebrating its launch with a free community dance featuring the Savoy Swing Club, who will offer dance lessons. Wedgwood Community Church, 8201 30th Ave. N. E. Information: (206) 525-6378