Sococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org.
Oktoberfest Northwest and Scandinavian Heritage Festival: Oct. 4-5. Features Bavarian musicians, German games, crafts, food and drinks. Cost: $4-$8; free for ages 12 and younger with an adult. Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup. 425-283-5050 or www.oktoberfestnw.com.
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.
“Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus” auditions: 6-9 p.m. Oct. 5; 7-10 p.m. Oct. 6. Open auditions for Renton Civic Theatre’s upcoming production. Looking for 10 men ages 25-50, four women 25-50, four girls 8-12, and two boys 8-16. Bring headshot and resume; prepare 1-2 minute monologue. Call for appointments. Renton Civic Theatre, 507 S. Third St., Renton. 425-226-5529 or www.rentoncivictheater.org.
Boeing Employees Choir: 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, rehearsals. Openings available in all sections. Not necessary to be an employee or family member to participate. Singers are welcome to attend rehearsals to sample the season’s repertoire before making a commitment. Call for details, directions. 425-385-2395 or www.boeingchoir.org.
Justice for All: 7 p.m. Oct. 4. Performance features a blend of alternative and modern rock. Cost: Free. Covington Place, 16720 S.E. 271st St., Covington.
Lincoln Brewster and Joel Auge: 7 p.m. Oct. 5. Christian musicians to perform. Cost: $16. Faith Baptist Church, 25636 140th Ave. S.E., Kent. www.faithkent.org.
“Live at the Ave—An Inspirational Evening with Elvis and John Denver”: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8. Tribute show features Danny Vernon and Ted Vigil as Elvis and John Denver. Cost: $15-$17. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043.
The Kingston Trio and The Brothers Four: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8. Cost: $30-$45. Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St., Auburn. 800-838-3006, www.brownpapertickets.com or www.rainierconcerts.com.
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.
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.
“Schoolhouse Rock Live!”: 2 p.m. Oct. 4. Stage version of the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever, tuneful songs. Presented by Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Theater Camp Kids as part of the Avenue Kids series. Cost: $6. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn. 253-931-3043.
“Not Now, Darling”: Through Oct. 5. Comedy presented by Valley Community Players. Cost: $14-$15. Carco Theatre, 1717 Maple Valley Highway, Renton. 425-226-5190 or www.valleycommunityplayers.org.
“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.
Baker Street Books: 7 p.m. various Fridays and Saturdays, live jazz. Performers: Oct. 11, Coco Loco; Oct. 17, Mike Nelson Trio. Baker Street Books, 32709 Railroad Ave., Black Diamond. 360-886-2131.
Cascade Lanes, Lounge and Casino: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Nightly band performances. 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. 4, Chris Watson and Jeremy Olson of Focuspoint; Oct. 10, Hayburners; Oct. 11, Travis Hartnett; Oct. 18, Steve Olson (Fireman Oly). 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: Oct. 4, Gunshy Band; 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 8, Andy Burnett; Oct. 10, Los Orchids Band; 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Ron Sanders; Oct. 17, The GRYFFYN Band. 114 Railroad Ave. N., Kent. 253-852-7287 or www.patsbar.com.
Comedy and Magic Show: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9-10. Features magic show, comedy, buffet and prize giveaways. Cost: $45. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn. 206-697-3434 or www.showtymegroup.com.
Beginning Square Dance classes: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays. New dancers can join through third class, 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.
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, 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.
Kent Historical Society Museum: Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Admission: $1. Bereiter House, 855 E. Smith St., Kent. 253-854-4330.
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. 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.