OUT & ABOUT For the week of Oct. 28

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

Super Secret Experimental Bead Show: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 29-30. Features Czech pressed glass, stone, pearls, fused glass, bone, silver, wood, Swarovski crystal and other beads. Admission: Free. Clarion Inn, 3700 E. Valley Road, Renton. 208-661-2911 or 425-251-9591.

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.

Julefest Bazaar: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 1. Includes traditional Norwegian hardanger and other needlework, holiday ornaments and décor, garden decorations, baked goods and more. Lunch served all day. Also features demonstrations of traditional Scandinavian foods and arts. Zion Lutheran Church, 25105 132nd Ave. S.E., Kent. 253-631-0100.

Psychic and Health Fair: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 1. Includes readers, medical intuitives, healers and gemstones. Admission: Free. Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N. Kent. 425-562-4777 or www.nwpsychicfairs.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.

22nd annual Juried Holiday Craft Market: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 7; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 8. Features more than 70 vendor booths offering handcrafted gifts, as well as a fundraiser figgy pudding bake sale, lunch, and door prizes. Admission: Free. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent. 253-856-5162.


Breath of Aire: 6 p.m. Nov. 1. Choral concert fundraiser. Cost: Donations for Kent Food Bank. Kent Covenant Church, 12010 S.E. 240th St. 253-631-0222, ext. 300, or www.kentcov.org.

Seattle Opera Young Artists—“Tatyana’s Letter”: 2:30 p.m. Nov. 9. Young professional opera singers perform scenes from Tchaikovsky’s “Eungene Onegin.” Presented 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.

Aunt Dottie’s (early bird) Sing-Along Cabaret: 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 9-23. 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. auntdottiesings@hotmail.com.


“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.

“The Mystery of Edwin Drood”: Through 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.

“Annie Get Your Gun”: 7 p.m. Nov. 12-14 and 19-21; 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 15 and 22. Cost: $10. Kentlake High School Performing Arts Center, 21401 S.E. 300th St., Kent. 253-373-4659, www.kentlakedrama.com or www.brownpapertickets.com.


Ad-Lib Bar & Grille: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Nov. 8, One Way Out. Cost: $5. 23803 104th Ave. S.E., Kent. 253-854-3058.

Baker Street Books: 7 p.m. various Fridays and Saturdays, live jazz. Performers: 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: 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. 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 and 21, Darren Motamedy ($7 cover). 124 Fourth Ave. S., Kent. 206-931-6111.

Maple Valley Open Mic Nights: 6:30 p.m. 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. 114 Railroad Ave. N., Kent. 253-852-7287 or www.patsbar.com.

The Royal Bear Pub and Eatery: Performers: Nov. 7, The Jon Casey Band; Nov. 8, Soul Stripper. 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona. 253-833-6686.


Kent Historical Society Museum: Events: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 11, Blue Star Memorial By-Way Marker Rose Garden open to the public. (Museum closed.) 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, museum@blackdiamondmuseum.org or www.blackdiamondmuseum.org.

Renton History Museum: Speaker program for families: 11 a.m. Nov. 8, Harvest Moon on “Occupations of the Long House.” Speaker program for youth and adults: 4:30 p.m. Nov. 11, Roger Fernandes to present “Teachings of the First People/Mythic Stories of the Puget Salish Tribes.” 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.


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.

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.


Juried Exhibition “Small Works, Big Presents”: Nov. 19-Dec. 14. Small works juried art show presented by the City of Auburn and the White River Valley Museum. Artist registration is Nov. 8. 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.

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: Events: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 1, 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

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.

“Othello”: Oct. 31-Nov. 8. 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.

Bill Cosby with the Seattle Symphony: 4 and 8 p.m. Nov. 1. Cost: $25-$115. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.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.

Experience Hendrix – 2008 Tribute Tour: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6. Cost: $49.50-$69.50. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.theparamount.com.

Eric Bibb and Ruthie Foster: 8 p.m. Nov. 6. Cost: $36-$40. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-292-2787.

“So Many Words”: Nov. 7-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.

“All the King’s Men”: Through Nov. 8. Play is an adaptation of the novel about a Louisiana governor facing complexities and temptations of power. Call for cost. Intiman Theatre, 201 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-269-1900 or www.intiman.org.

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.

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