Out & About in Kent | July 12

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Special Events

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

Kent Cornucopia Days: Through July 13. Features parade, street fair, dragon boat races, skateboarding and football competitions, live performances, art show, carnival and more. Downtown Kent. www.kcdays.com.

Pacific Days: July 13. Features parades, kids’ activities, workshops, car show, Saturday-night dance, vendors, inflatable rides, laser tag. City of Pacific Park, 600 Third Ave. S., Pacific. 253-351-9177.

King County Fair: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 18-19; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 20. Countywide agricultural fair features dog show, alpaca steeple chase and more. Admission: Free. Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw. www.metrokc.gov/parks/fair.

Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games and Clan Gathering: 6:30-11 p.m. July 25; 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 26-27. Friday events are free. Weekend features pipe bands, Highland dancing, Celtic Kennel competition, athletic contests, traditional Scottish food and more. Cost: $10-$15 per day; $14-$22 for two-day pass; free for children 4 and younger. Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw. 206-522-2541 or www.sshga.org.

Goodguys Pacific Northwest Nationals Car Show: July 25-27. Features car show, automotive swap meet, drag races and more. Cost: $6-$17; free for ages 6 and younger. Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup. 925-838-9876 or www.good-guys.com.

Philippine Sampaguita Festival: 1:30-5:30 p.m. July 26. Features traditional Philippine dance, music, games, arts, food and raffles. Miss Philippine Sampaguita will be selected during festival. Great Wall Shopping Mall, 18230 E. Valley Highway, Kent. 425-922-0049.

Music

Renton Coulon Family Concert Series: 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 13. Free outdoor concerts. Performers: July 16, Amber Tide; July 23, Cracmore. Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton. 425-430-6700 or www.rentonwa.gov.

Kent Summer Concert Series: Noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays, and 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 14. Free live music around Kent. Includes: July 16, Roberto The Magnificent; July 17, Tingstad and Rumbel; July 23, The Blues Berries; July 24, Redhead. Locations: Wednesdays at Town Square Park, at the corner of Second Avenue and Harrison Street; Thursdays at Lake Meridian Park, 14800 S.E. 272nd St. 253-856-5050 or artscommission@ci.kent.wa.us.

Kent Soulful Sounds of Summer: Through Aug. 30. Noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays (in conjunction with Kent Summer Concert Series), 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays; also Saturday afternoons in August. Free concert series at Kent station. Performers include: July 15, Head for the Hills; July 16, Jazz Horn Trio; July 22, The Senate; July 23, Knut Bell and the Blue Collars. Kent Station Plaza, 417 Ramsay Way. www.kentstation.com.

Auburn Shades of Summer Outdoor Concerts: 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 6. Performers: July 16, Yahboy!; July 23, Casey MacGill Blue 4 Trio and The Senate. All concerts are free. Len Chapman Amphitheater at Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

Sumner Music Off Main—Jimmy Free and The African All Stars: 6:30 p.m. July 18. Cost: Free. Heritage Park, 914 Kincaid Ave., Sumner.

Sumner Music Off Main—Puyallup Valley Community Band: 6:30 p.m. July 25. Cost: Free. Rainier View Park, 15603 Meade McCumber Road, Sumner.

“Out Cry—Students Celebrating Art”: 8 p.m. July 26. Cast of high school and college students with a live band to perform pop and rock selections from hit Broadway shows. Cost: $5. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn. 253-929-6680.

Des Moines Beach Park Jazz & Blues Series: 7 p.m. July 26. Opening night gala featuring Becky Sue & Her Big Rockin’ Daddies. Cost: Free. Presented by the Snohomish Artist Guild. Des Moines Beach Park, 22030 Cliff Ave. S. 206-870-6527.

Movies

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.

Moonlight Movies: Dusk Saturdays, July 12-Aug. 23. No movie July 26. Free outdoor movies. Bring low-back chairs or blankets. Films: July 12, “Hairspray”; July 19, “The Bucket List.” Liberty Park, at the corner of Bronson Way North and Houser Way North, Renton. 425-430-6700 or www.rentonwa.gov.

Summer Sounds and Cinema: 7 p.m. Fridays, July 25-Aug. 22. No show Aug. 8. Live concerts followed by a movie screening in the park. Lineup: July 25, Pop Offs and “Ferris Beuller’s Day Off.” Most shows at Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn; Aug. 15 show at Sunset Park, 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.

Theater

“Mulan Jr.”: 7 p.m. July 12; 3 p.m. July 13. Presented by The Hi-Liners youth theater. Cost: $10. Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center, 10020 S.E. 256th St., Kent. 206-617-2152 or www.hi-liners.org.

“Music Man”: 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, July 17-Aug. 2. Presented by At the Ridge Theatre. Cost: $8-$10. Kentridge Performing Arts Center, 12430 S.E. 208th St., Kent. arttickets@comcast.net.

“Oklahoma!”: 8 p.m. July 23-26 and July 30-Aug. 2. Presented by Icon Theatre and the Kent Arts Commission. Cost: $10. Kentwood Performing Arts Center, 25800 164th Ave. S.E., Covington. www.brownpapertickets.com.

“Once Upon a Mattress”: 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, July 25-Aug. 10. Summer teen musical offers a hilarious twist on the classic tale “The Princess and the Pea.” Cost: $10-$12. Carco Theatre, 1717 Maple Valley Highway, Renton. 425-430-6751.

“Coriander”: Through July 27. Comic tale about road-building in old Greece presented by Breeders Theater. Cost: $20, includes wine tasting. E.B. Foote Winery, 127-B S.W. 153rd St., Burien. 206-242-3852 or 206-824-9462.

Nightlife

Cascade Lanes, Lounge and Casino: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Nightly band performances, including: July 12, Boneyard; July 18-19, Kickstart; July 25-26, Stevie and the Hot Rods. 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: July 12, Steve Olson; July 19, Travis Hartnett. 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., including: Thursdays and Saturdays, karaoke; Fridays, band performances; Sundays, free pool. Performers include: July 18, LaGrange; July 25, 39 Fingers. 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. Performers: July 18, Becki Sue and Her Big Rockin’ Daddies; July 25, In The House Band. 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: July 18, 4 Outta 5; July 19, The Velcrows; July 25, Max Axle; July 26, NRG. 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona. 253-833-6686.

Dance

“Battle of the Bands” Dances: 7:30-9:30 p.m. July 15 and 22, and Aug. 12. Senior center to host Tuesday night dance concerts to select new musicians for fall evening dances. Open to all ages. Lineup: July 15, Richard Dean; July 22, Charlie and Evan Brown; Aug. 12, Ron Herring. Refreshments provided. Cost: $4 to listen or dance. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St. 253-856-5164.

Bon Odori Dance Festival: 5-9:30 p.m. July 26. Features traditional Japanese folk dances, Taiko drum performance and food booths. Cost: Free. White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N., Auburn. 253-833-1442 or www.whiteriverbuddhisttmpl.org.

Sunday Senior Dance: 1-3:30 p.m. July 27. Seniors welcome to come dance on hardwood floors to live big band music by Evan and Charlie Brown. Cost: $4. Des Moines Activity Center, 2045 S. 216th St. 206-878-1642.

Museums

Kent Historical Society Museum: Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Admission: $1. Bereiter House, 855 E. Smith St., Kent. 253-854-4330.

Ryan House Museum: Events: 2 p.m. July 13, Ice Cream Social; Aug. 1-2, Arts Festival. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays and 7-9 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month, April 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: Events: Noon and 2 p.m. July 12, film screening of “A Century of Quilts: America in Cloth.” Exhibits: Through Aug. 10, “Crazy Quilts: Puzzle Patches and Fanciful Embroidery.” 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 Aug. 1, intaglio prints by Joey Katzer and acrylics by Betty Hageman, with reception 5:30-7 p.m. July 16. 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.

Auburn Golf Course Clubhouse: Through Aug. 1, “Auburn: People and Places” special exhibit by Greg Boudreau. 29630 Green River Road S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

Centennial Center Gallery: 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. 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.

New Earth Gallery: Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. 213 W. Meeker St., Kent.

Seahurst Art Gallery: Events: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 12, open house. Exhibits: Through July, pottery by Don Schindler and Arun Sharma, paintings by Greta Wiwel and photography by Alan Caddey. 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

“Excerpts from the Soul of a Woman”: 7 p.m. July 12. Cost: $12-$15. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway, Seattle. 800-838-3006, www.brownpapertickets.com or www.vaniacbynum.com.

“The Stay Up Late Show”: 11 p.m. July 12. Live talk show performance features local personalities, trivia, prizes and more. Cost: $10. Balagan Theatre, 1117 E. Pike St., Seattle. www.BrownPaperTickets.com.

“The Wind in the Willows”: 5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, July 12-Aug. 10. Cost: Free. Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle. 206-324-5801 or www.schmeater.org.

Seattle Symphony SummerFest—“Cirque de la Symphonie”: July 12. Call for cost. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747, 866-833-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.

Seattle Symphony SummerFest—“Fiddlin’ Fun”: 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. July 12. Features Mark O’Connor and Studio3Music. Call for cost. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747, 866-833-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.

“A Marvelous Party—The Noel Coward Celebration”: Through July 13. Comedic revue offers some of Coward’s best-loved songs. ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. 206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.

Seattle Symphony SummerFest—“The Legendary Earl Scruggs”: July 14. Call for cost. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747, 866-833-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.

“Bite of Seattle” Festival: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. July 18-19; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 20. Festival features low-cost samples from more than 50 restaurants, along with live music, arts and crafts booths, beer garden, cooking demonstrations and more. Admission: Free. Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. 425-283-5050 or www.biteofseattle.com.

David Alan Grier: 8 p.m. July 19. Comic actor to perform. Cost: $27.50. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.themoore.com.

“DANCE This”: 7:30 p.m. July 19. Take a world tour of dance styles at this 10th annual performance. Cost: $12-$26. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.

“Cam Jansen” and “Beauty Idol”: 7 and 8:15 p.m. respectively, July 24-26. In “Cam Jansen,” the eponymous girl detective sets out to find Camp Eagle Lake’s missing eagle; in “Beauty Idol,” several young beauty pageant contestants come to realize that true beauty is more than skin deep. Cost: $6 for single tickets; $10 for double feature. Seattle Children’s Theatre’s Charlotte Martin Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. 206-441-3322 or www.sct.org.

“The Mikado”: Through July 26. Cost: $12-$32. Bagley Wright Theater, 155 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-341-9612, 206-292-2787 or www.pattersong.org.

“Adventures in Mating”: Through July 26. Play offers a comedic choose-your-own-adventure about a first date. Cost: $12-$15. Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave., Seattle. 800-838-3006, www.brownpapertickets.com or www.schmeater.org.


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