Sococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org.
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.
Biz-art Fine Art and Craft Weekend: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 1; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 2. Features fine art, jewelry, textile art, sculpture, greeting cards, giclee prints, photography and other unique gift items. Admission: Free. Artists welcome to register through Oct. 30. Creative Arts Center, 23220 Maple Valley Highway S.E., Suite 15, Maple Valley. MVCAC@comcast.net or www.maplevalleyarts.com.
Artisans’ Festival: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 4. Juried event features holiday gifts created by local artists. Proceeds benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital. Admission: Free. Meridian Valley Country Club, 24830 136th Ave. S.E., Kent. 253-333-6966.
Tahoma School District Music Faculty Concert: 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Proceeds go toward music scholarships for graduating students. Cost: $5 donation. Tahoma Middle School Auditorium, 24425 S.E. 216th St., Maple Valley.
“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.
“Dracula”: Through 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.
Ad-Lib Bar & Grille: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Nov. 8, One Way Out. Cost: $7. 23803 104th Ave. S.E., Kent. 253-854-3058.
Baker Street Books: 7 p.m. various Fridays and Saturdays, live jazz. Performers: Oct. 24, Milo Petersen and Jazz Disciples; Oct. 31, Rachael Contorer. 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. 25, LaGrange; 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Nov. 1, Big Scary Halloween Party. 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. 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: Oct. 31, third annual Halloween Bash and Costume Contest. 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. 7, Darren Motamedy ($7 cover). 124 Fourth Ave. S., Kent. 206-931-6111.
Maple Valley Open Mic Nights: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25, and Nov. 8 and 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. Performers: 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. 25, Gunshy; Nov. 7, The Jon Casey Band. 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona. 253-833-6686.
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.
Pi-R Squares Dance Club Halloween Dance: 8-10:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Round dance workshop 7:30 p.m. Kent-Meridian Grange, 15422 S.E. 272nd St., Kent.
Beginning Square Dance: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays. New dancers welcome through Oct. 27. Timberlane Recreation Center, 19300 S.E. 267th St., Covington. email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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: Noon-4 p.m. Nov. 1, Salish Weaving Family Day. 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 Nov. 14, artwork by Ellen Miffitt and Fran Holt, with reception 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 22; 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.
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; Nov. 3-Jan. 2, Senior Activity Center Featured Artists exhibit, with reception 3:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 7. 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.
Tierney Sutton and Band: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 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.
“A Rosa de Rio – The Rose of Rio”: Oct. 23-Feb. 15. Features acrobatics, vaudevillian humor, contortionist tricks and cabaret music under the spiegeltent. Cost: $104-$170; includes five-course dinner. Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-802-0015 or www.zinzanni.org.
“A Beatles Twelfth Night”: Oct. 24-26. Presented by Seattle Public Youth Theater. Cost: Free; donations welcome for youth program. Bathhouse Theatre, 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle. 206-524-1300 or www.seattlepublictheater.org.
Metropolitan Opera National Council Seattle District Auditions: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 25. Young opera singers will compete for the chance to sing at Northwest Regional Auditions. Come hear the next Pavarotti. Cost: $6-$12. Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-463-2920 or www.nwauditions.com.
“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.
Trick or Treating on the Waterfront: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 26. Includes Halloween fun at the Seattle Aquarium ($10-$15 admission fee required), and free trick-or-treating at waterfront neighborhood businesses. Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way. 206-386-4300 or www.seattleaquarium.org.
Cecil Taylor: 8 p.m. Oct. 26. Jazz pianist Taylor to perform as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival. Cost: $25-$32. Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave. 206-547-9787 or www.earshot.org.
“The Night Watcher”: Through 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.
“Bobbie and Jerome”: Through Oct. 26. Drama depicts the struggle of two cousins to save a stone yard while settling an old score. Recommended for ages 12 and older. Cost: $15-$24. Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 17th Ave. S., Seattle. 800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com.
Alison Moyet: 7 p.m. Oct. 29. British pop singer to perform. Cost: $37. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. www.ticketmaster.com or www.themoore.com.
“The Drowsy Chaperone”: Oct. 29-Nov. 16. Cost: $22-$81. The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. 206-625-1900, 888-584-4849 or www.5thavenue.org.
UW World Series—Gabriela Montero: 8 p.m. Oct. 29. Venezuelan pianist to perform. Cost: $34. Meany Hall at the University of Washington, 4001 University Way N.E., Seattle. 206-543-4880 or www.uwworldseries.org.
The Sonics with Special Guests: 8 p.m. Oct. 31. Cost: $26.50-$62. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-628-0888, www.ticketmaster.com or www.theparamount.com.
Brian Posehn and Judah Friedlander: 8 p.m. Oct. 31. Comedians Posehn and Friedlander to perform. Cost: $31.50. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.themoore.com.
Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra: 8 p.m. Oct. 31. Features guest performer Carla Bley. Presented as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival. Cost: $25-$32. Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave. 206-547-9787 or www.earshot.org.
Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra with James Moody: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1. Presented as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival. Cost: $15-$38. Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-547-9787 or www.earshot.org.
“Night of the Living Dead”: Through 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.
“Elektra”: Through 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.
Halloween Murder Mystery aboard the Historic Steamship Virginia V: 6-10 p.m. Nov. 1. Show presented by It’s a Mystery interactive mystery theater company. Halloween costumes welcome. Cost: $87. Departs from Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle. 206-624-9119 or www.virginiav.org.
“The Green Sheep”: Through 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.
Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra: 3 p.m. Nov. 2. Cost: $8-$40. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 260-362-2300 or www.syso.org.
The Second City’s “One Nation Under Blog”: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2. Touring comedy troupe to perform. Cost: $25-$35. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.themoore.com.