Out & About in Kent

A listing of arts and entertainment happenings in the Kent area.

  • Monday, June 9, 2008 12:33pm
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Special Events

Sococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org.

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.

Music

Harmony in the Northwest: 1:34 and 6:34 p.m. June 8. Features Beginner’s Luck, Auburn Mountainview High School’s barbershop signing quartet; The Harmony Kings barbershop Division II champions; and a capella group Groove for Thought. Cost: $15-$20. Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St., Auburn. 253-941-5228 or 206-243-7748.

Musicians Emeritus Symphony Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. June 14. Cost: $10 donation. First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 19800 108th Ave. S.E., Renton. MESO-orchestra@comcast.net.

Nightlife

Cascade Lanes, Lounge and Casino: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Nightly band performances, including: June 7, LaGrange; June 13-14, Kickstart; June 20-21, Knucklehead. Open to ages 21 and older. 17034 116th Ave. S.E., Renton.

Friday Night Jazz: 7 p.m. the first and third Fridays of the month. Ongoing: The third Friday of each month, Doug Ostgard 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 13, Cylas; June 20, Jet City Players. 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. Ongoing: 8 p.m. Thursdays, jam nights. 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 13, NRG; June 27-28, Black Dog. 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona. 253-833-6686.

Theater

“Lysistrata” and “The Mousetrap”: 7:30 p.m. June 7. Double-bill shows presented by Theatre Extempore. Cost: $7-$9. Green River Community College Performing Arts Building, 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn. 253-833-9111, ext. 2400.

“I Do! I Do!”: June 13-29. Cost: $15-$20. Renton Civic Theater, 507 S. Third St. 425-226-5529 or boxoffice@rentoncivictheater.org.

“Anne of Green Gables”: 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, June 14-15 and 19-21. Cost: $8; advance purchase recommended. Performing Arts Building at Green River Community College, 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn. 253-833-9111, ext. 2400, or www.heavierthanair.com.

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.

Skyway Park Bowl and Casino: 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, live stand up comedy. Headliners: June 12, Huck Flyn. 11819 Renton Ave. S., Seattle. 206-772-1220.

Dance

“New Northwest Works”: 7:30 p.m. June 7. Show offers works by local choreographers, ranging from modern to classical ballet. Presented by Evergreen City Ballet. Cost: $12-$25. IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St., Renton. 425-228-6800 or www.evergreencityballet.org.

Petite Feet Performance: 2 and 3:30 p.m. June 14. Presented by Children’s Dance Theater. Cost: $3-$5. Rainier Middle School, 30620 116th Ave. S.E., Auburn. 253-887-8937.

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.

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

Kings of Swing swing dance: 7:45-9:30 p.m. the 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.

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.

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.

Swing dance classes: 3 and 4 p.m. Tuesdays through December. 3 p.m., Swing 1. No experience necessary; all ages welcome. 4 p.m., Swing 2 (Lindy Hop). Must pass Swing 1 or have teacher’s permission; all ages welcome. Cost: $5 for students; $7 for non-students. Student Union Building, First Floor Stage, at Highline Community College, 2400 S. 240th St., Des Moines. Des Moines. www.kevinbuster.com.

Tuesday Afternoon Dances: 1:15-2:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Free dances feature a variety of music styles, from ballroom to country to rock ’n roll. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent. 253-856-5164.

Wagon Wheel Square Dance Club: Beginning lessons: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Dances: 7:30-11 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of the month. Meridian Grange Hall, 15422 S.E. 272nd St., Kent. 206-915-1415.

Readings

Radio Theater of Thrills: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Radio drama listeners of all ages are welcome to enjoy the 24 broadcasts from “Radio’s Outstanding Theater of Thrills.” Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent. 253-856-5164.

Museums

Kent Historical Society Museum: Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Admission: $1. Bereiter House, 855 E. Smith St., Kent. 253-854-4330.

Black Diamond Historical Society Museum: Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays; noon-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 32627 Railroad Ave., Black Diamond. 360-886-2142, museum@blackdiamondmuseum.org or www.blackdiamondmuseum.org.

Renton History Museum: Free tours: 11 a.m. the third Saturday of the month. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Closed on holidays. Admission: $3 for adults; $1 for children; free for ages 7 and younger and members. 235 Mill Ave. S. 425-255-2330 or www.rentonhistory.org.

Ryan House Museum: Hours: 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays and 7-9 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month, April through August. Closed on holidays. Cost: $1 donation for adults; 25 cents for children. 1228 Main St., Sumner. 253-299-5780.

White River Valley Museum: Exhibits: Through Aug. 13, “Crazy Quilts: Puzzle Patches and Fanciful Embroidery.” Events: 1-3 p.m. June 14, “Quilt Restoration and Preservation” class and tour. Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Admission: $1-$2; free on Wednesdays. 918 H. St. S.E., Auburn. 253-288-7433 or www.wrvmuseum.org.

Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum: Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Admission: $10 for adults; $5 for students and seniors; free for ages 4 and younger. 5917 S. 196th St., Kent. 206-764-9453.

Galleries

Auburn City Hall Gallery: Exhibits: June 9-July 3, artwork by Michael Madden and Cara Jennings, with artists reception 5:30-7 p.m. June 11. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Admission: Free. Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.

Centennial Center Gallery: Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. 400 W. Gowe St., Kent. 253-856-5050, www.ci.kent.wa.us/arts.

Cheryl Sallee Gallery: Exhibits: Through June 27, Senior Artists’ Exhibit. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Admission: Free. Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. S.E. 253-931-5043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

New Earth Gallery: Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. 213 W. Meeker St., Kent.

Seahurst Art Gallery: Exhibits: Through July, pottery by Don Schindler. Ongoing: Paintings by Nancy Bogni, Marianne Perkins and Cathy Woo. Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. 15210 10th Ave. S.W., Burien. 206-244-7844 or www.seahurstgallery.org.

Seattle Events

“Live at the Benaroya”: 2 and 7 p.m. June 7. Northwest Sound to perform barbershop-style a capella harmonies. Cost: $12-$22. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Northwest Chamber Chorus “Celebrate” 40th Anniversary Concert: 7:30 p.m. June 7-8. Cost: $16-$20; free for children 6-12. Saturday location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle. Sunday location: Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave. 206-523-1196 or www.northwestchamberchorus.org.

“Spokesong”: Thursdays-Sundays through June 8. Play about a Belfast bicycle shop features songs, magic tricks and choreographed bicycle routines. Cost: $15-$24. The Bathhouse, 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle. 206-524-1300 or www.seattlepublictheater.org.

“In the Land of the Head Hunters”: 7 p.m. June 10. Silent film presented by Seattle Theatre Group and The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. Cost: $13-$18. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.themoore.com.

“Avenue Q”: June 10-22. Call for cost. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.

Unexpected Productions 25th Anniversary Events: 6 p.m. June 13-midnight June 15, 54-Hour Improvathon; 8:30 p.m. June 16, Theatresports 25th Anniversary Show; June 17-22, International Festival of Improv. Call for cost. The Market Theater, 1428 Post Alley, Seattle. 206-587-2414 or www.UnexpectedProductions.org.

KPLU Listener Request Show: 7:30 p.m. June 14. Presented by Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra. Cost: $15-$36. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-523-6159 or www.srjo.org.

“Busytown”: Through June 15. Play brings Richard Scarry’s “What do people do all day?” to life with music and puppetry. Recommended for ages 4 and older. Cost: $17-$33. Seattle Children’s Theatre’s Charlotte Martin Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle Center. 206-441-3322 or www.sct.org.

Mighty Aphrodite: 12:30-5 p.m. June 15. Snacks and coffee will be available. Presented by Puget Sound Traditional Jazz Society. Cost: $8-$11. Ballard Elks Lodge, 6411 Seaview Ave. N.W., Seattle. 425-776-5072 or www.pstjs.org.

Theory of a Deadman: 8 p.m. June 17. Canadian band to perform. Cost: $15. Showbox SoDo, 1700 First Ave. S., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.ticketmaster.com.

“Recapturing the Banjo”: 7 p.m. June 17. Otis Taylor and Band to perform songs from their latest album. Cost: $25-$30. The Triple Door, 216 Union St., Seattle. 206-838-4333 or www.thetripledoor.net.

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley: Performers: June 17-18, Esperanza Spalding; June 23-24, Maceo Parker. Call for cost. 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle. 206-441-9729 or www.ticketmaster.com.

“A Marvelous Party—The Noel Coward Celebration”: June 19-July 13. Comedic revue offers some of Coward’s best-loved songs. ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. 206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.

Discover the Niña: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. June 19-24. Replica of Columbus’ ship will dock in Seattle for self-guided tours. Cost: $3-$5; free for ages 4 and younger. Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St., Seattle. 787-421-0402 or www.thenina.com.

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