Out & About in Kent | June 18

A listing of arts and entertainment events happening in and around Kent.

  • Wednesday, June 18, 2008 2:16pm
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Wings of Freedom Tour: 2-5 p.m. June 20; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 21-22. Ground tours available of Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine” WWII Heavy Bomber; Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” WWII Heavy Bomber; North American B-25 Mitchell WWII Medium Bomber; and P-51 Mustang. The Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Tukwila. www.collingsfoundation.org.

Kent Cornucopia Days: July 10-13. Features parade, street fair, dragon boat races, skateboarding and football competitions, live performances, art show, carnival and more. Downtown Kent. www.kcdays.com.

Moonlight Movies: Dusk Saturdays, July 12-Aug. 23. No movie July 26. Free outdoor movies. Bring low-back chairs or blankets. Films: July 12, “Hairspray”; July 19, “The Bucket List”; Aug. 2, “Some Like It Hot”; Aug. 9, “The Spiderwick Chronicles”; Aug. 16, “Meatballs”; Aug. 23, “Surf’s Up” (at Henry Moses Aquatic Center). Liberty Park, at the corner of Bronson Way North and Houser Way North, Renton. 425-430-6700 or www.rentonwa.gov.

Kent Chamber of Commerce 30th annual Golf Classic: Noon-9 p.m. July 14. Tournament fees include lunch, dinner and drinks. Call for cost. Registration required by June 27. Washington National Golf Club, 14330 S.E. Husky Way, Auburn. www.kentchamber.com.

King County Fair: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 18-19; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 20. Countywide agricultural fair features dog show, alpaca steeple chase, rooster crowing contest and more. Admission: Free. Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw. www.metrokc.gov/parks/fair.

Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games and Clan Gathering: 6:30-11 p.m. July 25; 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 26-27. Friday events are free. Weekend features pipe bands, Highland dancing, Celtic Kennel competition, athletic contests, traditional Scottish food and more. Cost: $10-$15 per day; $14-$22 for two-day pass; free for children 4 and younger. Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw. 206-522-2541 or www.sshga.org.

Music

An Evening with the Music of John Denver: 7 p.m. July 5. Jim Curry to perform many of Denver’s classic hits. Cost: $22. IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St., Renton. 909-638-7230.

Kent Summer Concert Series: July 8-Aug. 27. Free live music around Kent. Includes: Noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays, “Take-Out Tuesdays” at Kent Station Plaza, 417 Ramsay Way; noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays, “Wednesday Picnic Performances” at Town Square Park, at the corner of Second Avenue and Harrison Street; 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, “Thursdays at the Lake” performances at Lake Meridian Park, 14800 S.E. 272nd St. 253-856-5050 or artscommission@ci.kent.wa.us.

Des Moines Beach Park Jazz & Blues Series: 7 p.m. July 26. Opening night gala featuring Becky Sue & Her Big Rockin’ Daddies. Cost: Free. Presented by the Snohomish Artist Guild. Des Moines Beach Park, 22030 Cliff Ave. S. 206-870-6527.

Nightlife

Cascade Lanes, Lounge and Casino: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Nightly band performances, including: June 20-21, Knucklehead; June 27-28, Trix. Open to ages 21 and older. 17034 116th Ave. S.E., Renton.

Cutters Point Coffee: Live music various evenings. Times are 6:30 p.m. unless noted. Performers: June 20, Gary Taylor; June 21, Travis Hartnett; July 12, Steve Olson. 16739 S.E. 272nd St., Covington. 253-639-3458.

Friday Night Jazz: 7 p.m. June 20, Hook Me Up Jazz Quartet; 7 p.m. June 27, Doug Ostgard Jazz Quartet. Baker Street Books, 32709 Railroad Ave., Black Diamond. 360-886-2131.

Gonzo’s Bar and Grill: Ongoing: 9 p.m. Wednesdays, karaoke. Open to ages 21 and older. 15423 S.E. 272nd St., Suite 101, Kent. www.gonzosbarandgrill.com.

Interchange Bar & Grill: 9 p.m.-1 a.m., including: Thursdays and Saturdays, karaoke; Fridays, band performances; Sundays, free pool. Performers include: June 20, Jet City Players; June 27, Knucklehead; July 11, Kickstart; July 18, LaGrange; July 25, 39 Fingers. Open to ages 21 and older. 8429 S. 228th St., Kent. 253-854-5650.

Pat’s Bar and Grill: All performances 8 p.m.-midnight unless otherwise noted. June 20, Seatown R&B Players; June 27, Los Orchids. Ongoing: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, Andy Burnett. 114 Railroad Ave. N., Kent. 253-852-7287 or www.patsbar.com.

Poppa’s Pub: 9:30 p.m.-1:15 a.m. Saturdays, live music. 510 Washington Ave. N., Kent. 253-850-2812.

The Royal Bear Pub and Eatery: Performers: June 27-28, Black Dog; July 4, Waylaid with Jerry Miller; July 5, Jet City Players; July 11, One Way Out; July 18, 4 Outta 5; July 19, The Velcrows; July 25, Max Axle; July 26, NRG, Aug. 1, Kickstart; Aug. 15-16, Black Dog; Aug. 23, Whiskey Creek. 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona. 253-833-6686.

Theater

“Anne of Green Gables”: 7 p.m. June 19-21; also 3 p.m. June 21. Cost: $8; advance purchase recommended. Musical is an adaptation of L.M. Montgomery’s classic story. Performing Arts Building at Green River Community College, 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn. 253-833-9111, ext. 2400, or www.heavierthanair.com.

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through June 29. Three actors set out to perform all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in 97 minutes. Cost: $12-$15. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-929-6680 or www.experience-art.org.

“I Do! I Do!”: Through June 29. Cost: $15-$20. Renton Civic Theater, 507 S. Third St. 425-226-5529 or boxoffice@rentoncivictheater.org.

“Coriander”: July 11-27. Comic tale about road-building in old Greece presented by Breeders Theater. Cost: $20, includes wine tasting. E.B. Foote Winery, 127-B S.W. 153rd St., Burien. 206-242-3852 or 206-824-9462.

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”: 7 p.m. July 18; 3 p.m. July 19. Presented by Missoula Children’s Theatre. Cost: $3-$5; free for ages 2 and younger. Field House, 1000 S. 220th St., Des Moines. 206-870-6527.

“Once Upon a Mattress”: 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, July 25-Aug. 10. Summer teen musical offers a hilarious twist on the classic tale “The Princess and the Pea.” Cost: $10-$12. Carco Theatre, 1717 Maple Valley Highway, Renton. 425-430-6751.

“Red Riding Hood”: 3 and 7 p.m. Aug. 2. Presented by Missoula Children’s Theatre. Cost: $5. Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center, 10020 S.E. 256th St., Kent. 253-856-5051 or www.kentarts.com.

“A Year with Frog and Toad”: 7 p.m. Aug. 7. Summer youth musical is a one-act play performed by actors 8-12 years old. Cost: $3. Carco Theatre, 1717 Maple Valley Highway, Renton. 425-430-6700.

Comedy

Comedy Night at the Ave: 7:30 p.m. June 19. Performers: Key Lewis, Tony Boswell and Jack Mayberry. Recommended for ages 18 and older. Cost: $15-$20. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

Dance

Southside Dance Force: 7 p.m. June 21; 2 p.m. June 22. Cost: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St., Renton. 253-639-5829 or www.ssdanceforce.com.

Bon Odori Dance Practice: 7:30 p.m. June 30, and July 2, 7, 9 and 11. All are welcome to learn traditional Japanese folk dances that will be performed at the Bon Odori Festival on July 26. White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N., Auburn. 253-833-1442 or www.whiteriverbuddhisttmpl.org.

Adult and teen dance lessons: Offered evenings and weekends. Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton. www.learn2dance4fun.com or 425-255-9211.

Ballroom dance: 2-4 p.m. the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S. 352nd St., Auburn. 253-874-4270.

Boots & Laces Square Dance Club: 7:30-10:30 p.m. the first and third Fridays of the month. Meridian Grange, 15422 S.E. 272nd St., Kent. 425-413-0084 or www.bootsandlaces.org.

Children’s Dance Theater: Currently enrolling for summer dance classes, which start July 7. Call for details. 253-833-7685 or www.auburnchildrensdancetheater.com.

Evening ballroom dance: 7:30-9:30 p.m. the second, third and some fourth Tuesdays of the month. Open to all ages. Cost: $4. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent. 253-856-5164.

Evergreen City Ballet: Currently enrolling for summer classes. Open to ages 3-10. 710 S. Second St., Renton. 425-228-6800 or www.evergreencityballet.org.

Kings of Swing swing dance: 7:45-9:30 p.m. first and last Tuesdays of the month. Open to all ages. Cost: $4. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent. 253-856-5164.

Pi R Squares Dance Club: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays. 19300 S.E. 267th St., Covington. 425-432-0138, 253-630-2629.

Renton Chinese Dance School: Group or individual lessons offered in Chinese dances and ballet. Call or e-mail for details. 425-638-3812 or mwoodtt@comcast.net.

Ring ’N Swing Square Dance: 1:15-3:15 p.m. Thursdays. Cost: $3. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent. 253-856-5164.

Salsa dance lessons: 8-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost: $10 per lesson; buy five get one free. Salon Villa, 130 W. Main St., Auburn. 253-833-4247 or 253-333-0757, or salsavilla@hotmail.com.

Solo Squares Club: 7-9 p.m. the first and third Sundays of the month. Mainstream square dances. Cedar Grange, 22531 S.E. 218th St., Maple Valley. 206-525-2198.

Square dancing: 7:30-10:30 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Dances sponsored by Pi R Squares. Cost: $4. Meridian Grange, 15422 S.E. 272nd St., Kent. 425-432-0138 or www.pi-rsquares.org.

Singles’ dances: 8 p.m.-midnight the first, third and fifth Saturdays of the month. Pre-dance lesson at 7:30 p.m. Rockin’ Horse Barn, 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton. 425-255-9211 or www.learn2dance4fun.com.

Seniors’ dance lessons: Tuesdays and Thursdays, line dancing; Wednesdays, Country 2-Step and East Coast swing. Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton. www.learn2dance4fun.com or 425-255-9211.

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