Out & About in Kent | Aug. 23

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Special Events

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

The Puyallup Fair: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, and 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Sept. 5-21. Features six free entertainment stages, exhibit buildings, midway rides, food, the PRCA Rodeo, animal shows and more. Admission: $8-$10; free for ages 5 and younger. Parking: $10-$12. Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup. 253-854-1771 or www.thefair.com.

Auditions

“Dracula” auditions: Aug. 25-26. Open auditions for Auburn Regional Theatre’s upcoming production of “Dracula.” Call or e-mail for appointments, details. 253-929-6680, jackie@auburnregionaltheatre.org or www.auburnregionaltheatre.org.

Music

Concert in the Park: Noon-3 p.m. Aug. 23. Features live outdoor music by bands Barocio, Circadian and Endeverance, along with snacks and family fun. Cost: Free. Brooklake Church, 21650 24th Ave. S., Des Moines. 206-878-3000 or www.brooklake.org.

Kent Soulful Sounds of Summer: Through Aug. 30. 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays; 3-5 p.m. Saturdays. Free concert series at Kent station. Performers include: Aug. 23, 2 Buck Chuck; Aug. 27, Raucous Band; 1-3 p.m. Aug. 30, Jazz Horn Trio. Kent Station Plaza, 417 Ramsay Way. www.kentstation.com.

Des Moines Beach Park Jazz & Blues Series: 7 p.m. Aug. 23. Finale with the Kim Archer Band. Cost: Free. Presented by the Snohomish Artist Guild. Des Moines Beach Park, 22030 Cliff Ave. S. 206-870-6527.

Maple Valley Music in the Park: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 28. Finale of free concert series features Groove House Band, with a showing of “Ratatouille” to follow. Lake Wilderness Park, 22500 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley. 425-413-8800 or parks@ci.maple-valley.wa.us.

After the Chase: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 31. California-based Christian band to perform. Cost: $5 donation. Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 23855 S.E. 216th St., Maple Valley. 425-432-1373, www.svlcfamily.org or www.afterthechase.com.

Movies

Moonlight Movies: Dusk Aug. 23. “Surf’s Up.” Final movie in free outdoor movie series. Bring low-back chairs or blankets. Henry Moses Aquatic Center, 1719 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton. 425-430-6700 or www.rentonwa.gov.

Momtopia Free Family Movies: 10 a.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays through Aug. 27. Free G and PG movies offered for moms and kids. Call for movie lineup. Regal 17 Cinemas, 1101 Supermall Way, Auburn. 253-735-8052.

Theater

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”: 2 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23. Presented by the Auburn Mountainview Theatre Company. Cost: $8. Auburn Mountainview High School theater, 28900 124th Ave. S.E., Auburn.

“Peter Pan”: Sept. 6-21. Presented by the Hi-Liners youth theater. Cost: $12-$25. Highline Performing Arts Center, 401 S. 152nd St., Burien. 206-617-2152 or www.hi-liners.org.

Nightlife

Baker Street Books: 7 p.m. various Fridays and Saturdays, live jazz. Performers: Sept. 5, Doug Ostgard Quartet. 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, including: Aug. 23, Thunderhead; Aug. 30, Saucy Jack; Sept. 5, Kickstart. 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: Aug. 23 and Sept. 6, 17 Queens; Aug. 30, Tess and Carson Henley. 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. Ongoing: 8 p.m. Mondays, open mic. 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. Fridays, live music. Performers: Sept. 5, Stevie and the Hot Rods. Ongoing: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Thursdays and Saturdays, karaoke. Open to ages 21 and older. 8429 S. 228th St., Kent. 253-854-5650.

Pat’s Bar and Grill: All performances 8 p.m.-midnight unless otherwise noted. Ongoing: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Andy Burnett. 114 Railroad Ave. N., Kent. 253-852-7287 or www.patsbar.com.

Poppa’s Pub: 9:30 p.m.-1:15 a.m. Saturdays, live music. 510 Washington Ave. N., Kent. 253-850-2812.

The Royal Bear Pub and Eatery: Performers: Aug. 23, Whiskey Creek. 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona. 253-833-6686.

Comedy

“Uptown Comedy in Downtown Kent”: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6. Features musical comedy by Professor Hokum W. Jeebs, and stand-up comedy by Kermit Apio. Also includes dessert auction and no-host bar. Cost: $40 per person; $75 per couple. Kent Senior Activity Center auditorium, 600 E. Smith St., Kent. 253-632-1897.

Dance

Sunday Senior Dance: 1-3:30 p.m. Aug. 24. Dance on hardwood floors to live big band music by Gary Hausam. Cost: $4. Des Moines Activity Center, 2045 S. 216th St. 206-878-1642.

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: 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.

Ryan House Museum: Hours: 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through August. Closed on holidays. Cost: $1 donation for adults; 25 cents for children. 1228 Main St., Sumner. 253-299-5780.

White River Valley Museum: 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: Aug. 25-Sept. 19, oil pastel and watercolor paintings by Daniel Wend and Jordan Cook, with reception 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 3. 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 Aug. 28, Kent Summer Art Exhibit, featuring juried artwork by regional artists; Sept. 4-Oct. 30, “Water Samples 1997-2008” by Ford Gilbreath. 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 Aug. 29, marquetry art by Dennis Harrison; Sept. 2-Oct. 31, pulp painting on handmade paper by Lois James, with reception 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 5. 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.-5 p.m. Sept. 6, Burien Art Walk. Exhibits: Through Aug. 31, pottery by Arun Sharma and miniature paintings by Bonnie Chance. Ongoing: Paintings by Nancy Bogni, Marianne Perkins and Cathy Woo. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays; noon-5 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. 15210 10th Ave. S.W., Burien. 206-244-7844 or www.seahurstgallery.org.

Seattle Events

Bumbershoot—Seattle’s Music and Arts Festival: Aug. 30-Sept. 1. Features live music, book signings, comedy, One Reel Film Festival, dance performances, art and more. Cost: $35-$40 per day; $80-$100 standard pass for weekend. Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St. www.bumbershoot.org.

Grand Cru Baroque: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2. Cost: $10-$25. Trinity Parish Church, 609 Eighth Ave., Seattle. 206-325-7066 or www.earlymusicguild.org.

“Eurydice”: Sept. 5-Oct. 5. Play puts a contemporary spin on the classic Orpheus myth. Call for cost. ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. 206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.

Patton Oswalt: 8 p.m. Sept. 6. Comedian Oswalt to perform. Cost: $23. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. www.themoore.com or www.ticketmaster.com.


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