Out & About in Kent | July 19

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Special Events

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

King County Fair: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 19; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 20. Countywide agricultural fair features dog show, alpaca steeple chase, rooster crowing contest 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, 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, raffles and more. Great Wall Shopping Mall, 18230 E. Valley Highway, Kent. 425-922-0049.


“Drood (The Mystery of Edwin Drood)” auditions: 6-10 p.m. July 29-30. Open auditions for Renton Civic Theatre’s upcoming musical. Call for appointments, details. Renton Civic Theatre, 507 S. Third St., Renton. 425-226-5529, boxoffice@rentoncivictheater.org or bmacneil68@aol.com.


Toby Keith’s Biggest and Baddest Tour: 7:30 p.m. July 19. Keith’s special guests include Montgomery Gentry, Carter’s Chord, Mica Roberts and Trailer Choir. Cost: $32-$63.75. White River Amphitheatre, 40601 Auburn-Enumclaw Road, Auburn. 206-628-0888, www.livenation.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

KUBE 93 Summer Jam: 2 p.m. July 20. Cost: $26.50-$80. White River Amphitheatre, 40601 Auburn-Enumclaw Road, Auburn. 206-628-0888 or www.ticketmaster.com.

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 22, The Senate; July 23, Knut Bell and the Blue Collars; July 29, Gypsy Soul; July 30, Brass and Blues; 2-4 p.m. Aug. 2, Cherry Cherry Band. Kent Station Plaza, 417 Ramsay Way. www.kentstation.com.

Renton Coulon Family Concert Series: 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 13. Free concerts. Performers: July 23, Cracmore; July 30, Panduo Steeldrum. 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 23, The Blues Berries; July 24, Redhead; July 30, Zambini Brothers Puppet Co. presents “The Fattest Kitty on Earth”; July 31, Men of Worth. 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.

“New Beginnings” Christian music concert: 10:30 a.m. July 27. The Continentals to perform. Kent Nazarene Church, 930 E. James St., Kent. 253-852-5144.

Gary Stroutsos: 7 p.m. Aug. 2. Flautist Stroutsos to perform. Cost: $10-$25. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn. www.brownpapertickets.com or www.garystroutsos.com.

Des Moines Beach Park Jazz & Blues Series: 7 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 2-23. Performers: Aug. 2, Lady A and the Baby Blues Funk Band. Cost: Free. Presented by the Snohomish Artist Guild. Des Moines Beach Park, 22030 Cliff Ave. S. 206-870-6527.


Moonlight Movies: Dusk Saturdays through Aug. 23. No movie July 26. Free outdoor movies. Bring low-back chairs or blankets. Films: July 19, “The Bucket List”; Aug. 2, “Some Like It Hot.” 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”; Aug. 1, Auburn On Stage finals and “Hairspray.” 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.

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.


Cascade Lanes, Lounge and Casino: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Nightly band performances, including: July 19, Kickstart; July 25-26, Stevie and the Hot Rods; Aug. 1-2, Jet City Players. 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 19, Travis Hartnett; Aug. 1, magic show with Tim Flynn. 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 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 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 19, The Velcrows; July 25, Max Axle; July 26, NRG, Aug. 1, Kickstart. 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona. 253-833-66 86.


“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”: 3 p.m. July 19. Presented by Missoula Children’s Theatre. Cost: $3-$5; free for ages 2 and younger. Field House, 1000 S. 220th St., Des Moines. 206-870-6527.

“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.

“Red Riding Hood”: 3 and 7 p.m. Aug. 2. Presented by Missoula Children’s Theatre. Cost: $5. Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center, 10020 S.E. 256th St., Kent. 253-856-5051 or www.kentarts.com.

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


“Battle of the Bands” Dances: 7:30-9:30 p.m. July 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 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.


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: Aug. 1-2, Arts Festival. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays and 7-9 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month through August. Cost: $1 for adults; 25 cents for children. 1228 Main St., Sumner. 253-299-5780.

White River Valley Museum: Exhibits: Through Aug. 10, “Crazy Quilts: Puzzle Patches and Fanciful Embroidery.” Events: 11:30 a.m.-noon Fridays, Aug. 1-Aug. 22, Books Bring History Alive program; noon-4 p.m. Aug. 2, Crazy Quilts Family Day. 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.


Auburn City Hall Gallery: Exhibits: Through Aug. 1, intaglio prints by Joey Katzer and acrylics by Betty Hageman. 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.

Kent Centennial Center Gallery: Exhibits: Through Aug. 28, Kent Summer Art Exhibit, featuring juried artwork by regional artists. 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: 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

“Bite of Seattle” Festival: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. July 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.

Seattle Art Museum’s 75th Birthday Bash: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 19. Features film screenings, birthday cake, art lectures, art demonstrations, dance and music performances and more. Cost: Free, including museum admission. Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle. www.seattleartmuseum.org.

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.

The Tudor Choir: 8 p.m. July 27. Choir to perform with members of the Tallis Scholars. Cost: $20 donation; pay-as-you-can for students and seniors. St. James Cathedral, 804 Ninth Ave., Seattle. 206-323-9415 or www.tudorchoir.org.

Matisyahu: 7:30 p.m. July 28. Cost: $32. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.theparamount.com.

“Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations”: 7 p.m. July 31-Aug. 2. Recommended for ages 7 and older. Play tells the story of Ernie, a daydreamer who can truly bring his imagination to life. Cost: $6 for single tickets; $10 for double feature with “Vesuvia!” Seattle Children’s Theatre’s Charlotte Martin Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. 206-441-3322 or www.sct.org.

“Vesuvia!”: 8:15 p.m. July 31-Aug. 2. Recommended for ages 8 and older. Play offers a sword-swinging adventure about a young Parisian girl who sets out to end the reign of the cruel aristocrats. Cost: $6 for single tickets; $10 for double feature with “Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations.” Seattle Children’s Theatre’s Charlotte Martin Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. 206-441-3322 or www.sct.org.

Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival: Through Aug. 1. Main concerts: 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Preconcert recitals: 7 p.m. Cost: $16-$42 per concert for main series; $10 for emerging artist concert; $8 for family concert. Also features free “Music Under the Stars” for families to bring chairs or blankets to sit on the lawn and listen to live concerts via speakers. Lakeside School, 14050 First Ave. N.E., Seattle. 206-283-8808 or www.seattlechambermusic.org.

Tallis Scholars Summer School Gala Concert: 8:15 p.m. Aug. 1. Cost: $12 donation; pay-as-you-can for students and seniors. St. James Cathedral, 804 Ninth Ave., Seattle. 206-323-9415 or www.tudorchoir.org.

“A Streetcar Named Desire”: Through Aug. 2. Cost: $10-$48. Intiman Theatre, 201 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-269-1900 or www.intiman.org.

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