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Is it Tuesday already? Okay, then. Here’s your pre-midweek muster roll of local arts news.

City Arts announced finalists for the Fall Art Walk Awards, including this fanciful kinetic assemblage by Casey Curran, selected by wizard Shaun Kardinal, who informs me that if you turn the little crank at the bottom, the thing comes alive!

Seriously, if you haven’t been to the Art Walk Awards, look into it and RSVP now. Free booze, music and all the finalists on display in one place awaiting your vote. It’s a party.

-PNB Artistic Director Peter Boal announced a couple of key promotions at the season-opening Jewels premier last Friday. Jerome Tisserand, who joined the PNB in 2007, was promoted to principal dancer. Leta Biasucci, who joined in 2011, was promoted to soloist.

-The mop-up of the Balagan Theatre’s sudden implosion continues. ArtsWest announced they will honor Balagan season subscriptions at no charge. They also offer complimentary tickets to Balagan subscribers for the planned co-production Dogfight, opening October 23.

-Lastly, here’s a video of a butterfly landing on a flutist’s face in the middle of the Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition in Denmark. Amazingly, she made it past this round into the finals. Let her unflappability be your guiding light for the week:

In Case You Missed It: “A Viewer’s Guide to George Balanchine’s Jewels and an interview with John Markus, former Cosby Show head writer and co-author of The Fabulous Lipitones (running at Taproot Theatre through October 18.)

Coming soon to Encore Arts: Q&A with director Stephanie Shine on the return of Book-It’s I Am of Ireland and a look at the movie music magic of John Williams in advance of the Seattle Pop’s upcoming concert series.