OUT & ABOUT For the week of Oct. 8

What's happening in South County this week.

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Gaelic Storm will perform as part of the Kent Spotlight Series 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Kent-Meridian High School Performing Arts Center

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

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 dorothy@dolls4all.com.

Auditions

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.

Music

“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.

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.

“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.

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.

Theater

“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.

Nightlife

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. 8, Steve Olson’s Christian music night; Oct. 10, Hayburners; Oct. 11, Travis Hartnett; 4-6 p.m. Oct. 12, VZ Valley Boyz; Oct. 17, Doug Osgaard; Oct. 18, Ben Dial. 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, and Nov. 7 and 21, 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. 8 and 22, 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

Comedy and Magic Show: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9-10. Features magic show, comedy, buffet and prize giveaways. Cost: $45, includes food. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn. 206-697-3434 or www.showtymegroup.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.

Dance

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.

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.

Readings

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.

Museums

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, museum@blackdiamondmuseum.org 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.

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.

Galleries

Auburn City Hall Gallery: Exhibits: Through Oct. 17, photography by Brian Rasmussen and Ellen Witebsky, and digital artwork by Doug Williams. 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.


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