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.
“High School Musical, On Stage!” auditions: 12:30-4 p.m. Sept. 27. Auditions open to ages 7-18 for Hi-Liners musical. Lake Burien Presbyterian Church, 15003 14th Ave. S.W., Burien.
“Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus” auditions: 6-9 p.m. Oct. 5; 7-10 p.m. Oct. 6. Open auditions for Renton Civic Theatre’s upcoming production. Parts for 10 men ages 25-50, four women 25-50, four girls 8-12, and two boys 8-16. Bring headshot, resume; prepare 1-2 minute monologue. Call for appointments. Renton Civic Theatre, 507 S. Third St., Renton. 425-226-5529 or www.rentoncivictheater.org.
East Village Opera Company: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Opera music group to perform as part of the Kent Spotlight Series. Cost: $20-$25. Kentwood High School Performing Arts Center, 25800 164th Ave. S.E., Covington. 253-856-5051 or www.kentarts.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.
Gaelic Storm: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11. Dynamic stage show features upbeat dance tunes, haunting Celtic ballads and madcap humor. Presented as part of the Kent Spotlight Series. Cost: $18-$20. Kent-Meridian High School Performing Arts Center, 10020 S.E. 256th St., Kent. 253-856-5051 or www.kentarts.com.
Auburn Symphony Orchestra “Joshua Roman—Cellist Extraordinaire”: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11; 2:30 p.m. Oct. 12. Free pre-concert lecture 45 minutes before show. Cost: $20-$25. Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. 253-939-8509 or www.auburnsymphony.org.
“Schoolhouse Rock Live!”: 2 p.m. Oct. 4. Stage version of the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever, tuneful songs. Presented by Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Theater Camp Kids as part of the Avenue Kids series. Cost: $6. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn. 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: Oct. 3, Doug Ostgard Quartet; Oct. 11, Coco Loco. 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; Oct. 10, Hayburners; Oct. 11, Travis Hartnett. 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. 27, Streamliner Trio; 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. 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 and Nov. 7, 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. Oct. 1, Ron Sanders; Oct. 3, Raucous Band; Oct. 4, Gunshy Band; 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 8, Andy Burnett; Oct. 10, Los Orchids 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.
Comedy and Magic Show: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9-10. Features magic show, comedy, buffet and prizes. Cost: $45, includes food. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn. 206-697-3434 or www.showtymegroup.com.
Free square dance lesson: 3-5 p.m. Sept. 28. Offered by the Solo Squares Dance Club. Cedar Grange, 22531 S.E. 218th St., Maple Valley. 206-431-0361 or 206-244-5196.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.blackdiamondmuseum.org.
Renton History Museum: Speaker program for families: 11 a.m. Oct. 11, Jacques Portier on “Old Nor’ West.” 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.