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Crossroads Doll, Teddy Bear, and Antique Show and Sale: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 11; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 12. Cost: $3-$6. Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup. 775-348-7713, www.dolls4all.com or email@example.com.
10th annual Harvest Costume Ball: 6 p.m. Oct. 25. Fundraiser ball includes dinner, dancing and costume competition. Proceeds go toward education programs at the White River Valley Museum and Mary Olson Farm. Cost: $50. Muckleshoot Casino, 2402 Auburn Way S., Auburn. 253-288-7433.
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.
Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra Fall Concert: 3 p.m. Oct. 12. Features a program of classical music and performances by students from Hazen High School. Cost: $8 for adults; $5 for seniors; $3 for students 18 and younger. IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St., Renton. 206-772-6528 or 425-255-5145.
Washington Old Time Fiddlers and Variety Show: 1:30 p.m. Oct. 18. Cost: $5-$6; free for students. Des Moines Masonic Center, 2208 S. 223rd St., Des Moines. 425-228-5846.
Rainier Symphony: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18. Program features classical works by Tchaikovsky and Hector Berlioz. Call for cost. IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St., Renton. 206-781-5618 or tickets@RainierSymphony.org.
“I Am The Village” Benefit Concert: 2 p.m. Oct. 19. Features the Total Experience Gospel Choir, Federal Way Harmony Kings, Beginner’s Luck Barbershop Quartet, Auburn Riverside High School Jazz Ensemble and more. Proceeds benefit “I Am The Village” Foundation, helping orphaned youth in Uganda. Cost: $12-$15. Auburn High School Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St., Auburn. 253-804-5154 or 253-939-8673.
Chic Gamine: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Vocal roots music from a Winnipeg-based group. 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.
Kent Country-Grass Jamboree: 2-8 p.m. the third Saturday of the month through May. 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.
“Dracula”: Oct. 17-Nov. 1. Play based on Bram Stoker’s chilling tale. Presented by Auburn Regional Theatre Company. Cost: $12-$15. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-929-6680 or www.auburnregionaltheatre.org.
“The Mystery of Edwin Drood”: Oct. 24-Nov. 8. Miss Rosa Bud’s fiance, Edwin Drood, has mysteriously disappeared. Has he been murdered? And if so, whodunit? Cost: $20-$25. Renton Civic Theater, 507 S. Third St., Renton. 425-226-5529 or www.rentoncivictheater.org.
“Pinocchio”: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 25; 1 and 3 p.m. Oct. 26. Musical adaptation of the classic tale presented by StoryBook Theater. Aimed at ages 3-9 and families. Cost: $9. Carco Theater, 1717 Maple Valley Highway, Renton. 877-827-1100 or www.storybooktheater.org.
Baker Street Books: 7 p.m. various Fridays and Saturdays, live jazz. Performers: Oct. 11, Coco Loco; Oct. 17, Mike Nelson Trio; Oct. 24, Milo Petersen and Jazz Desciples. Baker Street Books, 32709 Railroad Ave., Black Diamond. 360-886-2131.
Cascade Lanes, Lounge and Casino: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturdays through Nov. 1. Performers: Oct. 11, Bare Bones; Oct. 18, Kix; Oct. 25, LaGrange. 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: Oct. 11, Travis Hartnett; 4-6 p.m. Oct. 12, VZ Valley Boyz; Oct. 17, Doug Osgaard; Oct. 18, Ben Dial; Oct. 24, Steve Olson plays Baby Boomer Cover; Oct. 25, Gary Taylor. 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: 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. Oct. 15, Ron Sanders; Oct. 17, The GRYFFYN Band; 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 22, Andy Burnett. 114 Railroad Ave. N., Kent. 253-852-7287 or www.patsbar.com.
The Royal Bear Pub and Eatery: Performers: Oct. 18, Black Dog; Oct. 25, Gunshy. 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona. 253-833-6686.
The Laughing Samoans: 7 p.m. Oct. 20. Family comedy all the way from the Pacific Islands. Cost: $15-$30 in advance; $20-$35 at the door. IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St., Renton. 425-374-7288, 800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com.
Comedy at the Ave: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23. Comics Andre Paradise, Susan Rice and John Knight to perform. Recommended for ages 18 and older. Cost: $15-$17. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn. 253-931-3043.
Beginning Square Dance classes: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays. New dancers can join through Oct. 15. Meridian Grange, 15422 S.E. 272nd St., Kent. squaredancingwithKT@comcast.net.
BYU Ballroom Dance Company: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Cost: $15-$17. Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.
Champions of the Dance: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21. A dance extravaganza featuring dancers from ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” as well as International Ballroom and Latin Dance Champions. Presented as part of the Kent Spotlight Series. Cost: $25-$30. Kentwood High School Performing Arts Center, 25800 164th Ave. S.E., Covington. 253-856-5051 or www.kentarts.com.
Kent Historical Society Museum: Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Admission: $1. Bereiter House, 855 E. Smith St., Kent. 253-854-4330.
Renton History Museum: Speaker program for families: 11 a.m. Oct. 11, Jacques Portier on “Old Nor’ West.” Speaker program for youth and adults: 4:30 p.m. Oct. 14, screening of “Land of the Giants.” 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: 1-3 p.m. Oct. 11, Salish weaving film and lecture with Susan Pavel. 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. Call to artists: Artists in 2D media welcome to apply for exhibits in 2009. Deadline is Oct. 13. 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; Nov. 6-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 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.
Cie Heddy Maalem: 8 p.m. Oct. 11. Fourteen international dancers interpret Stravinsky’s “Le Sacre Du Printemps.” Cost: $15-$35. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.themoore.com.
“The White Devil”: Through Oct. 11. Play offers deceit, intrigue and plenty of Act 5 corpses. Cost: $15-$18. Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave., Seattle. 206-324-5801 or www.schmeater.org.
Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair and Book Arts Show: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 11; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 12. Features more than 100 exhibitors from around the world offering used, rare and collectible books, maps, posters and more. Cost: $5. Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 305 Harrison St. 206-323-3999 or www.seattlebookfair.com.
“Even Cowgirls Get the Blues”: Through Oct. 12. Presented by Book-It Repertory Theatre. Call for cost. Center House Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. 206-216-0833 or www.book-it.org.
“Spring Awakening”: Oct. 14-19. Musical described as “a fusion of morality, sexuality and rock ’n roll.” Call for cost. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.
Jackie Ryan: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14-15. Cost: $23.50. Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle. 206-441-9729 or www.jazzalley.com.
Laurie Anderson’s “Homeland”: 8 p.m. Oct. 16. Features live music, poetry and storytelling. Cost: $40-$100. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-292-2787, www.ticketmaster.com or www.themoore.com.
UW World Series—MOMIX: 8 p.m. Oct. 16-18. Presented as part of the University’s World Dance Series. Cost: $42. Meany Hall at the University of Washington, 4001 University Way N.E., Seattle. 206-543-4880 or www.uwworldseries.org.
Esperanza Spalding: Oct. 16-18. Acoustic bassist/vocalist/composer Spalding to perform. Cost: $24.50. Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle. 206-441-9729 or www.jazzalley.com.
“Elektra”: Oct. 16-Nov. 1. Agamemnon’s daughter seeks revenge for her father’s murder. Presented by Seattle Opera. Call for cost. McCaw Hall, 305 Harrison St., Seattle Center. www.seattleopera.org.
“Bluenose”: Oct. 17-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.
Seattle Baroque Orchestra “Portrait of a Baroque Diva—Francesca Cuzzoni”: 8 p.m. Oct. 18; 3 p.m. Oct. 19. Call for cost. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-322-3118 or www.seattlebaroque.org.
“Quest for a Queendom”: Through Oct. 19. Cabaret dinner-theater show features comedians, acrobats, singers and a clown. Call for cost, details. Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St., Seattle. www.zinzanni.org.
Fleet Foxes: 8 p.m. Oct. 19. Cost: $15-$17. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. www.ticketmaster.com or www.themoore.com.
Judy Wexler: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Jazz singer Wexler to perform. Cost: $23.50. Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle. 206-441-9729 or www.jazzalley.com.
Seattle Classic Guitar Society Guitar Night: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Features top Northwest musicians in solo and ensemble performances. Cost: $19-$24. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-297-8788.
Red Beans and Rice: 12:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Presented by Puget Sound Traditional Jazz Society. Cost: $8-$11. Ballard Elks Lodge, 6411 Seaview Ave. N.W., Seattle. 425-776-5072.
“The War Party”: Through 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.
UW World Series—Emerson String Quartet: 8 p.m. Oct. 21. Cost: $35. Meany Hall at the University of Washington, 4001 University Way N.E., Seattle. 206-543-4880 or www.uwworldseries.org.
Tierney Sutton and Band: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21-22. Cost: $23.50. Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle. 206-441-9729 or www.jazzalley.com.
“Black Gold”: Oct. 22-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.
Randy Newman: 8 p.m. Oct. 22. American singer-songwriter to perform. Cost: $29.50-$49.50. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. www.ticketmaster.com or www.themoore.com.
Linda Ronstadt and Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano—“A Romantic Evening in Old Mexico”: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23. $45-$75. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.
“Becky’s New Car”: Oct. 23-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.
“The Backyardigans Live! Tale of the Mighty Knights”: Oct. 25-26. Play is based on the Nickelodeon TV special. Cost: $17-$41. Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.
Seattle Food and Wine Experience: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 25; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 26. Features more than 1,000 wines, gourmet food, cooking demos and more. Proceeds benefit Heroes for the Homeless. Cost: $59. Quest Field, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Suite 100, Seattle. www.seattlefoodandwineexperience.com.