Sococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org.
Oktoberfest Northwest and Scandinavian Heritage Festival: Oct. 3-5. Features Bavarian musicians, German games, crafts, food and drinks. Cost: $4-$8; free for ages 12 and younger with an adult. Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup. 425-283-5050 or www.oktoberfestnw.com.
“Live at the Ave—An Inspirational Evening with Elvis and John Denver”: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8. Tribute show features Danny Vernon and Ted Vigil as Elvis and John Denver. Cost: $15-$17. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043.
The Kingston Trio and The Brothers Four: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8. Cost: $30-$45. Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St., Auburn. 800-838-3006, www.brownpapertickets.com or www.rainierconcerts.com.
“Schoolhouse Rock Live!”: 2 p.m. Oct. 4. Stage version of the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series presented by Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Theater Camp Kids as part of the Avenue Kids series. Cost: $6. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043.
“Not Now, Darling”: Through Oct. 5. Comedy presented by Valley Community Players. Cost: $14-$15. Carco Theatre, 1717 Maple Valley Highway, Renton. 425-226-5190 or www.valleycommunityplayers.org.
Baker Street Books: 7 p.m. various Fridays and Saturdays, live jazz. Performers: Sept. 26, Chris Morton Trio; Oct. 3, Doug Ostgard Quartet. Baker Street Books, 32709 Railroad Ave., Black Diamond. 360-886-2131.
Cascade Lanes, Lounge and Casino: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Nightly band performances, including: Sept. 27, Jon Casey Band. 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: Sept. 27, Phil Hansen of VZ Valley Boyz; Oct. 3, Heather Ruiz; Oct. 4, Chris Watson and Jeremy Olson of Focuspoint. Cost: Free; tips appreciated. 16739 S.E. 272nd St., Covington. 253-639-3458.
Firecreek Grill and Raw Bar: 9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, live music; 8 p.m. Mondays, open mic for all ages. Performers: Sept. 26, Busby; Sept. 27, Streamliner Trio. Open mic night performers: Sept. 29, Bryn Lee. No cover. 2019 W. Meeker St., Kent. 253-856-5170.
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. Fridays, live music. Performers: Sept. 26, 4 Outta 5. Ongoing: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Thursdays and Saturdays, karaoke. Open to ages 21 and older. 8429 S. 228th St., Kent. 253-854-5650.
Kona Kai Coffee Company: Oct. 11, Darren Motamedy ($7 cover). 124 Fourth Ave. S., Kent. 206-931-6111.
Pat’s Bar and Grill: All performances 8 p.m.-midnight unless otherwise noted. Performers: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 24 and Oct. 8, Andy Burnett; Sept. 26, The Protektors; 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 1, Ron Sanders; Oct. 3, Raucous Band; Oct. 4, Gunshy Band. 114 Railroad Ave. N., Kent. 253-852-7287 or www.patsbar.com.
The Royal Bear Pub and Eatery: Performers: Sept. 27, Soul Stripper. 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona. 253-833-6686.
Beginning Square Dance classes: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 1. First two classes free. Meridian Grange, 15422 S.E. 272nd St., Kent. squaredancingwithKT@comcast.net.
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.
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, email@example.com 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.
White River Valley Museum: Events: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 4, open house, railroad lecture and slide show ($4-$5). Exhibits: Through Nov. 9, “Weaver’s Spirit Power: Antique to Contemporary Coast Salish Weaving.” 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.
Auburn City Hall Gallery: Exhibits: Through Oct. 17, photography by Brian Rasmussen and Ellen Witebsky, and digital artwork by Doug Williams, with reception 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 24. 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.
Kent Centennial Center Gallery: Exhibits: Through Oct. 30, “Water Samples 1997-2008” by Ford Gilbreath. 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 Oct. 31, pulp painting on handmade paper by Lois James. 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.
Seahurst Art Gallery: Exhibits: Ongoing, rotating displays of paintings, pottery and jewelry by local artists. Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. 15210 10th Ave. S.W., Burien. 206-244-7844.
10th annual SketchFest Seattle: Sept. 24-27. Live sketch comedy festival. Theatre Off Jackson, 409 Seventh Ave. S., Seattle. www.sketchfest.org.
Lila Downs: 8 p.m. Sept. 25. Cost: $27.50. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.themoore.com.
Maceo Parker Band: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25-28. Cost: $45. Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle. www.jazzalley.com.
UW World Series—Jade Simmons: 8 p.m. Sept. 25. Simmons to perform as part of the President’s Piano Series. Cost: $34. Meany Hall at the University of Washington, 4001 University Way N.E., Seattle. 206-543-4880 or www.uwworldseries.org.
“The Night Watcher”: Sept. 25-Oct. 26. Charlayne Woodard to perform in one-woman play presented by Seattle Repertory Theatre. Cost: $10-$15. Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Leo K. Theatre, 155 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-443-2222, 877-900-9285 or www.seattlerep.org.
Calexico with The Cave Singers: 8 p.m. Sept. 26. Call for cost, details. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.themoore.com.
“The War Party”: Sept. 26-Oct. 19. Political drama follows Senator Laura Smith on the night of her failed reelection bid. Bathhouse Theatre, 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle. 206-524-1300 or www.seattlepublictheater.org.
“All the King’s Men”: Sept. 26-Nov. 8. Play is an adaptation of the novel about a Louisiana governor facing complexities and temptations of power. Call for cost. Intiman Theatre, 201 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-269-1900 or www.intiman.org.
Circus of Dreams: 2 p.m. Sept. 27. Benefit show features aerial artists, dance troupes and other performers. Proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center. Cost: $10-$20 (matinee); $25 (evening). The Falls Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. www.acttheatre.org.
“Whose Live Anyway”: 7 p.m. Sept. 27. Improv comedy show features the cast of hit TV series “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Cost: $35-$60. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.themoore.com.
“La Mariposa”: 11 a.m. Sept. 27. Story follows the son of Mexican migrant workers on his journey from isolation and confusion to freedom and friendship. Presented by Book-It Repertory Theatre. Cost: $10-$12. Center House Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. 206-216-0833 or www.book-it.org.
11th annual Bungalow Fair: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 27; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 28. Features arts and crafts lectures, antique show and sale, contemporary furniture and decorative arts. Presented by Historic Seattle. Cost: $5-$10. Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave. 206-622-6952 or www.historicseattle.org.
My Morning Jacket: 8 p.m. Sept. 28. Cost: $34. McCaw Hall, 305 Harrison St., Seattle Center. 206-628-0888 or www.ticketmaster.com.
UW World Series—Di Madre in Figlia: 7 p.m. Sept. 28. An Italian female chorus teams up with an Italian/Celtic folk band. Cost: $33. Meany Hall at the University of Washington, 4001 University Way N.E., Seattle. 206-543-4880 or www.uwworldseries.org.
Cold War Kids: 9 p.m. Sept. 29. Cost: $17. Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888, www.ticketmaster.com or www.showboxonline.com.
Gavin DeGraw: 9 p.m. Oct. 1. Cost: $26.50. Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888, www.ticketmaster.com or www.showboxonline.com.
“The Green Sheep”: Oct. 1-Nov. 2. Interactive theater program aimed at ages 1-4 with parents. Cost: $13. Seattle Children’s Theatre’s Charlotte Martin Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. 206-441-3322 or www.sct.org.
“The Three Musketeers”: Oct. 2-Nov. 16. Presented by Seattle Repertory Theatre. Call for cost. Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Bagley Wright Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. 206-443-2222, 877-900-9285 or www.seattlerep.org.
The Comedy Addiction Tour: Oct. 3. Features four comedians who reveal their stories of excess and addiction. Call for cost. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.themoore.com.
“The Mutant Theatre Caravan”: 8 p.m. Oct. 3-4. Features two out-of-the-ordinary theater performances each night. Cost: $15. Theatre Off Jackson, 409 Seventh Ave. S., Seattle. 800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com.
“Night of the Living Dead”: Oct. 3-Nov. 1. Presented by Seattle Children’s Theatre. Recommended for ages 13 and older. Cost: $20-$24. Seattle Children’s Theatre’s Charlotte Martin Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. 206-441-3322 or www.sct.org.
“The Vertical Hour”: Through Oct. 4. Call for details, cost. ArtsWest Playhouse, 4711 California Ave. S.W., Seattle. 206-938-0339 or www.artswest.org.
“The Phantom of the Opera”: Through Oct. 4. Call for cost. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.
CroatiaFest: 6-10 p.m. Oct. 4; noon-8 p.m. Oct. 5. Features traditional Croatian dance, music and food, as well as historical exhibits, films, vendors and more. Cost: Free. Center House at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle.
Ensemble La Rota: 8 p.m. Oct. 4; 1 p.m. Oct. 5. Ensemble plays music from the time of Philip the Fair. Presented by the Early Music Guild. Cost: $20-$38 for Oct. 4 performance; $5-$10 for Oct. 5 family concert. Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle. 206-325-7066 or www.earlymusicguild.org.
“Eurydice”: Through Oct. 5. Play puts a contemporary spin on the classic Orpheus myth. Call for cost. ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. 206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.
Winds of Change: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7. Presented by the Early Music Guild. Cost: $10-$25. Trinity Parish Church, 609 Eighth Ave., Seattle. 206-325-7066 or www.earlymusicguild.org.