The Eastside Comedy Club at the Kirkland Roaster & Ale House will present Elliot Maxx, author of The Seattle Joke Book, May 17-18. Mark Madison will open. Tickets are $7.50 Call 827-4400.
Late Night in the Market will feature Swamp Mama Johnson, 5 women playing rockin' blues, May 17. Award-winning pop folk trio October's Gate will perform May 18. Show times are 7:30-10 p.m. Both shows are free, for all ages, and are non-smoking. Open mike night is every Thurs. from 6 to 9 p.m. Call 644-1111.
Forecaster's Public House at the Redhook Ale Brewery will present blues by the John Hodgkins Band May 17. Hear more blues May 18 by the Lonnie Williams Band. Times for both shows are 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. The Mike Stafford Trio will play jazz May 20 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. No cover: 483-3232.
Grazie Ristorante at Canyon Park presents jazz by vocalist Chuck Ogmund with the Hans Brehmer Trio May 17 from 8 p.m. to midnight in the lounge. Edmonia Jarrett with the Reuel Lubag Trio will be featured May 18. No cover. For dinner reservations or information, call 402-9600.