OUT & ABOUT for the week of Nov. 29

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  • Friday, November 28, 2008 2:41pm
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A GINGERBREAD WONDERLAND — Pictured is a Russian confection created for last year's Gingerbread Village at Sheraton Seattle

A GINGERBREAD WONDERLAND — Pictured is a Russian confection created for last year's Gingerbread Village at Sheraton Seattle

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

Lake Wilderness Winter Wonderland Holiday Light Show: 6-8 p.m. Dec. 3. Come see the Lodge and Arboretum decked out in holiday lights with Father Christmas and elves passing out candy and a train ride through the light display. Also includes carolers, food, crafts and Santa in the Lodge. Cost: Free; donations welcome for Maple Valley Food Bank. Lake Wilderness Lodge and Arboretum, 22520 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley. 425-413-8800, ext. 200.

A Victorian Country Christmas: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 3-6; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 7. Features strolling musicians, Christmas displays, food and wine demonstrations, and a Singing Nativity. Admission: $8-$9.50; free for children 5 and younger. Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup. www.thefair.com.

Victorian Farmhouse Christmas at Neely Mansion: 1 and 3 p.m. Dec. 6. Features decorated rooms, heirloom displays, sweet and savory buffet table and holiday music. Cost: $10; advance registration required. Neely Mansion, 12303 Auburn-Black Diamond Road. 253-833-2116.

Morford Family Carousel: Fridays-Mondays through Dec. 29. Classic 1940s Venetian-style carousel open for the holidays. Hours: 4-9 p.m. Fridays; noon-9 p.m. Saturdays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays; 4-8 p.m. Mondays. Closed Dec. 25. Cost: $1 donation. Town Square Plaza, corner of Second Avenue and Harrison Street, Kent. 253-395-1240, ext. 100.


Tudor Choir and Auburn Symphony Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3-4. Concert includes selections from Handel’s “Messiah” and other seasonal music. Pre-concert lecture, 6:45 p.m. Cost: $20-$25. Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. 253-939-8509 or www.auburnsymphony.org.

Renton City Concert Band: Dec. 4. Performance by local 70-piece band. Cost: $5-$7. IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St., Renton. 425-243-6700 or 425-430-6707.

Men of Worth—“Winter’s Carol”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Irish/Scottish folk duo Men of Worth are joined by harpist Maureen Brennan and Irish champion step dancer Kelsey Wilson. 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.

Rainier Chorale Holiday Concert: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6; 2 p.m. Dec. 7. Kent United Methodist Church, 11010 S.E. 248th St., Kent. 206-835-8888.

Sonoro—“Northwest Christmas”: 7 p.m. Dec. 6. Community choir to perform seasonal favorites. Kent Lutheran Church, 336 Second Ave. S. 253-852-2057 or www.kentlutheran.com.


“Oh Horrors!, It’s Murder”: 7 p.m. Dec. 4-6. Presented by Meridian Middle School. Cost: $4 general admission; $3 with ABS card. 23400 120th Ave. S.E., Kent. 253-373-7383.

“Not a Creature was Stirring”: 7 p.m. Dec. 5-6; 10 a.m. Dec. 7. Presented by Kidz 4 Christ Musical Theater. Cost: Free. Bonney Lake Baptist Church, 6221 Myers Road, Bonney Lake. Also 10 a.m. Dec. 14 at White River Presbyterian Church, 526 12th St. S.E., Auburn. 253-222-1507 or 253-222-1580.

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”: Dec. 5-21. Presented by Auburn Regional Theatre. Cost: $15-$20. Auburn Mountainview Theater, 28900 124th Ave. S.E., Auburn. 253-929-6680 or www.auburnregionaltheatre.org.

Ensemble Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker”: 2:30 and 7 p.m. Dec. 6; 1:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Cost: $10-$18. IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St., Renton. 877-328-8771 or www.ebtballet.org.

“The Odd Couple”: Through Dec. 7. GRCC production features three versions of the comedy about two best friends who, finding themselves divorced, move in together and drive each other crazy. Nov. 29 stars two women; Dec. 5-6, two men; and Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, a man and woman. Cost: $7-$9. Bleha Center for the Performing Arts at Green River Community College, 12401 320th St., Auburn. 253-833-9111.


Baker Street Books: 7 p.m. various Fridays and Saturdays, live jazz. Baker Street Books, 32709 Railroad Ave., Black Diamond. 360-886-2131.

Cascade Lanes, Lounge and Casino: Performers: Nov. 29, Jet City Players; Dec. 6, Kix; Dec. 13, Boneyard. No cover. 17034 116th Ave. S.E., Renton. 425-226-2035.

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: Performances are 7 p.m. unless noted. Performers: Nov. 29, Steve Olson. 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. Dec. 3, Andy Burnett; Dec. 5, Gunshy Band; Dec. 12, Boneyard. 114 Railroad Ave. N., Kent. 253-852-7287 or www.patsbar.com.

The Royal Bear Pub and Eatery: Performers: Dec. 12, Randy Hansen. 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. Round dance workshop 7:30-8 p.m.; dancing 8-10:30 p.m. Kent-Meridian Grange, 15422 S.E. 272nd St., Kent. fun-squaredancing@pi-r-squares.org 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, mehlhomes@aol.com 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: 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: Events: Noon-4 p.m. Dec. 13, Kent Historical Museum Holiday Open House. 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.


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.

Seahurst Art Gallery: Events: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through December, 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.

Seattle Events

“Evening of Sevdah—The Love Songs of Bosnia and Herzegovina”: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29. Cost: $5-$15. Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave. www.eveningofsevdah.com.

Taj Mahal: Through Nov. 30. Cost: $28.50. Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle. 206-441-9729 or www.jazzalley.com.

Early Music Guild—Lute Duets: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2. Cost: $10-$25. Trinity Parish Church, 608 Eighth Ave., Seattle. 206-325-7066 or www.earlymusicguild.org.

“Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”: Dec. 3-28. Cost: $22-$81. The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. 206-625-1900, 888-584-4849 or www.5thavenue.org.

The Pajama Men—“Versus vs. Versus”: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, Dec. 4-20. Fast-paced physical comedy duo to perform. Cost: $12-$18. Annex Theatre, 1100 E. Pike St., Seattle. 800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

The Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition XXII: 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Come hear more than 40 caroling teams competing in downtown Seattle. Pre-contest stage show by Arthur Murray Studio dancers at 5 p.m. Cost: $5 donation requested for Pike Market Senior Center and Downtown Food Bank. Westlake Plaza and Pine Street, from Third Avenue to Seventh Avenue, Seattle. www.figgypuddingpmsc.org.

“It’s a Wonderful Improvised Life”: 10:15 p.m. Dec. 5, 12 and 19. Improv show follows mainstage production of “The Christmas Foundling.” Cost: $10. Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St., Seattle. 206-781-9707.

“Dan Zanes and Friends Holiday House Party”: 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Dec. 6-7. Multi-cultural musical fun for the whole family. Cost: $35. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.themoore.com.

“So Many Words”: Through Dec. 6. What happens when the “right” woman knocks at your door, and your wife answers? Cost: $15-$18. Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave. 206-324-5801 or www.schmeater.org.

“A Northwest Christmas”: 3 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Features Northwest Sound Men’s Chorus with BlueStreet Jazz Voices. Cost: $10-$22. Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. www.nwsound.org.

Northwest Chamber Chorus—“A North Seas Christmas”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6; 3 p.m. Dec. 14. Group to perform Christmas music from Norway, Sweden, Latvia and Great Britain. Cost: $12-$20; free for children 6-12. Locations: Dec. 6 at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle; Dec. 14 at Plymouth Congregational Church, 1217 Sixth Ave., Seattle. 206-523-1196 or www.northwestchamberchorus.org.

Carter Family Marionettes—“Cinderella”: Dec. 6-21. Cost: $8.50-$9. Northwest Puppet Center, 9123 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle. 800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

“boom”: Through 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.

“Bluenose”: Through Dec. 14. Red-nosed pirates meet a blue-nosed girl, and learn a lesson about prejudice. Cost: $17-$34. Seattle Children’s Theatre’s Charlotte Martin Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. 206-441-3322 or www.sct.org.

“My Ántonia”: Through Dec. 21. Play depicts friendship and hardship on the Great Plains. Presented by Book-It Repertory Theatre. Call for cost. Center House Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. 206-216-0833 or www.book-it.com.

“A(n Improvised) Christmas Carol”: Thursdays-Sundays through Dec. 21. Performers take audience suggestions and use them to tell a new version of Dickens’ story. Presented by Unexpected Productions. Cost: $12. Market Theater in Pikes Place Market, 1428 Post Alley, Seattle. 206-587-2414 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

“Plaid Tidings”: Through Dec. 23. Holiday edition of the musical comedy “Forever Plaid.” Call for cost, details. ArtsWest Playhouse, 4711 California Ave. S.W., Seattle. 206-938-0339 or www.artswest.org.

“A Christmas Carol”: Through Dec. 27. ACT Theatre’s 33rd annual production of Dickens’ classic tale. ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. 206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.

Pacific Northwest Ballet—Stowell/Sendak “Nutcracker”: Through Dec. 30. PNB performs Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” ballet with choreography by Kent Stowell and costume and scenic design by Maurice Sendak. Cost: $24-$130. Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-441-2424 or www.pnb.org.

Qwest Carousel: Through Dec. 31. Part of the KING 5 Holiday Wonderland in downtown Seattle. Cost: $2 donation. Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle.

Sheraton Seattle’s 16th annual Gingerbread Village: Through Jan. 4. Display, themed “A Superhero Holiday,” features elaborate gingerbread structures designed by top Seattle architects. Cost: Free; donations welcome for Northwest Chapter of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Lobby of Sheraton Seattle, 1400 Sixth Ave. 206-621-9000.

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