The Weekend Guide

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Love Stories
What: Pacific Northwest Ballet’s romantic mixed bill program returns for just seven performances.
Why: New selections from Balanchine’s Divertimento from “Le Baiser de la Fée” and Jerome Robbins’s Afternoon of a Faun.
When: Thru Nov. 13. Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 7:30 p.m.
Where: Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St. (206-733-9725). Tickets ($28-$168) online at pnb.org.

Seattle International Comedy Competition

What: More than 30 comedians compete for giggles during the multiweek event.
Why: Funny guys (and gals) from around the U.S. and Canada, including Chicago wrestler-turned-comedian Jay Washington and Seattle’s own Emmett Montgomery.
When: Thru Nov. 27.
Where: For locations, go to seattlecomedycompetition.com.

Holiday Cards

What: Everyone knows you’re extremely skilled at thumbing an electronic greeting. Surprise them with a real-life sentiment, envelope and all.
“Sent from my iPhone” doesn’t wield the same charm as a Santa stamp.
You care enough to use a pen.
Online at dailycandy.com.

Public Speaking

What: Martin Scorsese’s highly praised documentary premieres in Seattle.
Why: A very candid Fran Lebowitz delivers wit and wisdom from a cozy booth at New York City’s Waverly Inn.
When: Opens Fri. Daily, 7 & 9 p.m.
Where: Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. (800-838-3006). Tickets ($6-$9) online at nwfilmforum.org.

Weird and Awesome with Emmett Montgomery
What: The Peoples Republic of Komedy co-founder presents his favorites in strange entertainment, from stand-up to performance art to perplexing puppeteering.
Why: It’s about 90 minutes of completely hilarious oddities.
When: Sun., 7:30 p.m.
Where: Annex Theatre, 1100 E. Pike St. (206-728-0933). Tickets ($5-$10) online at annextheatre.org.

Photo: Courtesy of Pacific Northwest Ballet

Annex Theatre
1100 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122
321 Mercer St
Seattle, WA 98109
1515 12th Ave
@ E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122