Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival, Arab Festival, and Alison Krauss and Union Station.

Wed - Music

The Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival commutes across the bridge to inaugurate its new Eastside venue with a concert of Mozart, Shostakovich, and Dvorak. 7 p.m. recital, 8 p.m. concert, Wed., Aug. 3. $16–$38. Overlake School, 20301 N.E. 108th St., Redmond. For full schedule: 206-283-8808, www.scmf.org. LYNN JACOBSON

Fri–Sun - Festival

(Arab Center of Washington)

This weekend's Arab Festival offers a well-rounded sampler of Middle Eastern culture. On the three- day schedule: comedy performances, folk dance workshops, film screenings, storytelling, music, falafel, and political panels. Fri., Aug. 5–Sun., Aug. 7. Free. Seattle Center (Center House and Fisher Pavilion), 206-684-7200, www.arabcenter.net. NEAL SCHINDLER

Wed - Music

Alison Krauss and Union Station made bluegrass go pop with the 1995 compilation Now That I've Found You. With Lonely Runs Both Ways (Rounder), they're back on the road, where their myriad strengths are best experienced. 8 p.m. Wed., Aug. 10. $32.50—$53.50. Marymoor Amphitheatre, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy., 206-628-0888, www.ticketmaster.com. MICHAELANGELO MATOS

 
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