Holiday Open House in Historic Downtown Kent: 4-8 p.m. Nov. 14; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 15; noon-5 p.m. Nov. 16. A weekend full of product demonstrations and Trunk Shows. Meeker Street and First Avenue South in Downtown Kent.
3-D Animation and Digital Art Expo: 7-9 p.m. Nov. 15. Features displays of 3-D animators’ works, digital art, 3-D video game demonstrations, slide shows of Tahoma High School students’ digital art, “Second Life” demos and more. Part of the proceeds benefits Maple Valley Creative Arts Council. Admission: $3-$5. Maple Valley Creative Arts Center, 23220 Maple Valley-Black Diamond Highway, Suite 15, Maple Valley. www.3danimation-digitalartexpo.net.
Hot Club Sandwich: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Gypsy-jazz band to perform as part of the Live at the Ave series. Cost: $15-$17. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.
Kent Country-Grass Jamboree: 2-8 p.m. the third Saturday of the month through May. (Note: Nov. 15 jam will be 2-5 p.m.) Open to musicians in bluegrass, country, folk, and gospel music. Includes concerts and jam sessions. Food and snacks available for purchase. Cost: Free. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St. 253-856-5150 or 253-951-2949.
Chamber music concert: 2 p.m. Nov. 15. Features pianist Sally Ramsden of Kent, clarinetist Erling Iverson of Burien, and soprano Nancy Gregory of Maple Valley. Cost: $10 donation. Recital Hall at Prosser Piano and Organ Store, 13400 Interurban Ave. S., Tukwila.
Joey Jewell’s “Sinatra at the Sands”: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15; 2 p.m. Nov. 16. Features Joey Jewell as Sinatra, along with Jim Kerl’s Swing Session big band. Part of the Live at the Ave series. Cost: $15-$17. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.
Nate Douglas: 7 p.m. Nov. 16. Christian singer/songwriter to perform. Pre-concert potluck dinner at 6 p.m. Cost: By donation. Messiah Lutheran Church, 410 H St. N.E., Auburn. 253-833-5280 or email@example.com.
Aunt Dottie’s (early bird) Sing-Along Cabaret: 2 p.m. Nov. 16 and 23. Aunt Dottie and her nephew, Aaron, will take audience members on a journey through some classic and not-so-classic songs. Cost: $10. Renton Civic Theater, 507 S. Third St., Renton. firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Li’l Abner”: 7 p.m. Nov. 12-15 and 19-22. Kentwood Players bring Dogpatch, USA, to life in this comic musical. Cost: $10. Kentwood Performing Arts Center, 25800 164th Ave. S.E., Covington. www.brownpapertickets.com.
“The Clumsy Custard Horror Show”: 7 p.m. Nov. 13-14; 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 15. Tahoma drama students will bring to life the tale of heroes, villains and damsels in distress. Cost: $4-$7. Tahoma High School Auditorium, 18200 S.E. 240th St., Covington.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13-15 and 20-22. Auburn Mountainview Theatre Company sets Shakespeare’s comedy in the 1960s, complete with songs from the era. Cost: $5-$6. Auburn Mountainview Theater, 28900 124th Ave. S.E.
Baker Street Books: 7 p.m. various Fridays and Saturdays, live jazz. Baker Street Books, 32709 Railroad Ave., Black Diamond. 360-886-2131.
Cutters Point Coffee: Live music various evenings. Times are 6:30 p.m. unless noted. 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. 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. Thursdays-Saturdays, karaoke. Open to ages 21 and older. 8429 S. 228th St., Kent. 253-854-5650 or www.interchangebar-grill.com.
Kona Kai Coffee Company: Nov. 21, Darren Motamedy ($7 cover). 124 Fourth Ave. S., Kent. 206-931-6111.
Maple Valley Open Mic Nights: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 22. Performers welcome to share music, poetry, spoken word, comedy or magic. Cost: $5 donation for adults; $3 for students and seniors. Maple Valley Creative Arts Center, 23220 Maple Valley Highway S.E. 425-432-0810.
Pat’s Bar and Grill: All performances 8 p.m.-midnight unless otherwise noted. 114 Railroad Ave. N., Kent. 253-852-7287 or www.patsbar.com.
The Royal Bear Pub and Eatery: Performers: Nov. 15, Trix; Nov. 21-22. 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona. 253-833-6686.
Tuesday Evening Dances: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Features music by Kings of Swing big band, Randy Litch, and Charlie and Evan Brown. Open to all ages. Cost: $4. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent. 253-856-5164.
Phils and Phillies Square Dance: 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of the month. Mainstream-level square dancing. Rounds, 7:30 p.m.; square dance, 8 p.m. Meridian Grange, 15422 S.E. 272nd St., Kent.
Pi-R Squares Square Dance Club: 7:30-10:30 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Nov. 22, “Turkey Day Dance.” Round dance workshop 7:30-8 p.m.; dancing 8-10:30 p.m. Kent-Meridian Grange, 15422 S.E. 272nd St., Kent. email@example.com or www.pi-r-squares.org.
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 Dance lessons: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Beginning lessons. Swing and ballroom also available. Cost: Free for first three lessons. Meridian Grange, 15422 Kent-Kangley Road, Kent. 253-735-3163, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.wagonwheelssquaredance.org.
Tuesday Afternoon Dances: 1:15-2:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Free dances feature a variety of music styles with musicians Richard Dean, Randy Litch, and Evan and Charlie Brown. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent. 253-856-5164.
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.
Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum: Events: 7 p.m. Nov. 21, Third annual “Hydro” Antiques Roadshow. Bring in unique, hydro-related collectibles, and have them appraised by experts. Event admission: $5 for non-members. 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.
Kent Historical Society Museum: Exhibits: Through Dec. 19, “Kenjiro Nomura: An Artist’s View of the Japanese American Internment.” Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Admission: $1. Bereiter House, 855 E. Smith St., Kent. 253-854-4330 or www.kenthistoricalmuseum.org.
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: Speaker program for families: 11 a.m. Dec. 13, Allan Hirsch on “The Real Toy Story.” 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: Exhibits: Nov. 19-Dec. 14, Small Works Exhibit. 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.
Juried Exhibition “Small Works, Big Presents”: Nov. 19-Dec. 14, with opening reception 5-7 p.m. Nov. 18. Small works juried art show presented by the City of Auburn and the White River Valley Museum. White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.
Auburn City Hall Gallery: Exhibits: Through Nov. 14, artwork by Ellen Miffitt and Fran Holt; Nov. 17-Jan. 2, art by Terry DeHart and featured senior artists, with reception 5:30-7 p.m. Dec. 2. 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.
Highline Community College Library Gallery: Exhibits: Through Nov. 30, “Living Memory—The Photography of Carrie Hall Tomberlin.” Hours: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays; 2-10 p.m. Sundays. 2400 S. 240th St., Des Moines. http://flightline.highline.edu/exhibits/index.php.
Kent Centennial Center Gallery: Exhibits: Through Jan. 2, photography by Blue Earth Alliance. 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 Jan. 2, Senior Activity Center Featured 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.
Seahurst Art Gallery: Events: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 25, holiday open house. 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.
Ying Quartet with the Seattle Symphony: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12. Cost: $25. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.
Medeski, Martin and Wood: 8 p.m. Nov. 12. Musicians John Medeski, Billy Martin and Chris Wood to perform. Cost: $25. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. www.ticketmaster.com or www.themoore.com.
Disney’s “High School Musical—The Ice Tour”: Nov. 13-16. Cost: $16-$65. KeyArena, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. www.highschoolmusicaltheicetour.com.
“boom”: Nov. 13-Dec. 14. A nerdy marine biologist hopes to save life on earth, and get a date, before the impending apocalypse. Seattle Repertory Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. 206-443-2222, 877-900-9285 or www.seattlerep.org.
McCoy Tyner Quartet: 8 p.m. Nov. 14. Cost: $30-$45. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-292-2787, www.ticketmaster.com or www.themoore.com.
“Best of the Northwest” Art Show: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 14; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 15-16. Northwest Art Alliance 20th anniversary show features works by more than 200 artists. Cost: $8. Northwest Rooms and Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. www.nwartalliance.com.
Eduardo Fernández: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15. Fernández to perform as part of the Seattle Classic Guitar Society’s International Concert Series. Cost: $24-$30. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-297-8788.
“Black Gold”: Through Nov. 15. An African-American man strikes it rich with an oil rig he purchases on eBay in this vaudevillian satire of class, race and greed. ArtsWest Playhouse, 4711 California Ave. S.W., Seattle. 206-938-0339 or www.artswest.org.
“The Drowsy Chaperone”: Through Nov. 16. Cost: $22-$81. The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. 206-625-1900, 888-584-4849 or www.5thavenue.org.
“Becky’s New Car”: Through Nov. 16. Comedy depicts what happens when a middle-class housewife gets a taste of life with a billionaire. Cost: $37.50-$55. ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. 206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.
John Hiatt and Band: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Cost: $35. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.themoore.com.