Out & About in Kent | July 26

Events happening throughout Kent.

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Special Events

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

Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games and Clan Gathering: 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 26-27. Features car show, 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.

Auburn Good Ol’ Days Festival: Aug. 8-10. Features sporting events, carnival, children’s activities, art shows, car show, poetry, parade and more. Downtown Auburn. 253-939-3389 or www.auburngoodoldays.com.

Scramble for Safe Families Charity Golf Tournament : 1:30 p.m. Aug. 9. Includes a four-person scramble, hole-in-one contest, putting contest, banquet, auction, raffles and awards. Proceeds benefit the Jennifer Beach Foundation for child abuse and domestic violence prevention. Cost: $90 per person; $360 per team of four. Auburn Golf Course, 29630 Green River Road S.E. 253-630-7193 or www.jnbfoundation.org/news.htm.

Music

“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.

“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.

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 29, Gypsy Soul; July 30, Brass and Blues; 2-4 p.m. Aug. 2, Cherry Cherry Band; Aug. 5, Little Bill and the Blue Notes; Aug. 6, Cheryl Serio; 3-5 p.m. Aug. 9, Silent and Cliche. Kent Station Plaza, 417 Ramsay Way. www.kentstation.com.

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 30, Zambini Brothers Puppet Co. presents “The Fattest Kitty on Earth”; July 31, Men of Worth; Aug. 6, Recess Monkey; Aug. 7, Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband. 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.

Auburn Shades of Summer Outdoor Concerts: 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 6. Performers: July 30, The New Blues Brothers; August 6, Auburn Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Ensemble. 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.

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 through Aug. 23. Performers: Aug. 2, Lady A and the Baby Blues Funk Band; Aug. 9, Alice Stuart. 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: Evenings Aug. 7, 17 and 28. Free concert series. Lineup: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 7, West Seattle Big Band. Lake Wilderness Park, 22500 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley. 425-413-8800 or parks@ci.maple-valley.wa.us.

Crue Fest: 5 p.m. Aug. 8. Features Motley Crue, Buckcherry, Papa Roach, SIXX:A.M. and Trapt. Cost: $29.50-$95. White River Amphitheatre, 40601 Auburn-Enumclaw Road, Auburn. 206-628-0888 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Nightlife

Cascade Lanes, Lounge and Casino: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Nightly band performances, including: July 26, Stevie and the Hot Rods; Aug. 1-2, Jet City Players; Aug. 8-9, Jon Casey Band. 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. 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. 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: July 26, NRG, Aug. 1, Kickstart. 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona. 253-833-6686.

Movies

Summer Sounds and Comcast Cinema Series: 7-11 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 22. No show Aug. 8. Live concerts followed by a movie screening in the park. Lineup: Aug. 1, Auburn On Stage finals and “Hairspray”; Aug. 15, The Raggedy Anns and “Bee Movie.” 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.

Moonlight Movies: Dusk Saturdays through Aug. 23. No movie July 26. Free outdoor movies. Bring low-back chairs or blankets. Films: Aug. 2, “Some Like It Hot”; Aug. 9, “The Spiderwick Chronicles.” Liberty Park, at the corner of Bronson Way North and Houser Way North, 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

“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.

“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.

“A Year with Frog and Toad”: 7 p.m. Aug. 7. Summer youth musical is a one-act play performed by actors 8-12 years old. Cost: $3. Carco Theatre, 1717 Maple Valley Highway, Renton. 425-430-6700.

“Once Upon a Mattress”: 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through 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.

Dance

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.

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

Ongoing dance:

Adult and teen dance lessons: Offered evenings and weekends. Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton. www.learn2dance4fun.com or 425-255-9211.

Ballroom dance: 2-4 p.m. the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S. 352nd St., Auburn. 253-874-4270.

Boots & Laces Square Dance Club: 7:30-10:30 p.m. the first and third Fridays of the month. Meridian Grange, 15422 S.E. 272nd St., Kent. 425-413-0084 or www.bootsandlaces.org.

Ensemble Ballet Theatre Summer Mini-Intensive: Aug. 21-24. Open to ages 9 and older to learn contemporary hip hop, ballet and more. Dance Expressions, 23730 Maple Valley-Black Diamond Road S.E., Maple Valley. misskim.wooten@gmail.com.

Evening ballroom dance: 7:30-9:30 p.m. the second, third and some fourth Tuesdays of the month. Open to all ages. Cost: $4. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent. 253-856-5164.

Evergreen City Ballet: Currently enrolling for summer classes. Open to ages 3-25. 710 S. Second St., Renton. 425-228-6800 or www.evergreencityballet.org.

Kings of Swing swing dance: 7:45-9:30 p.m. the first and last Tuesdays of the month. Guest band to perform July 29 and Aug. 26. Open to all ages. Cost: $4. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent. 253-856-5164.

Pi R Squares Dance Club: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays. 19300 S.E. 267th St., Covington. 425-432-0138, 253-630-2629.

Renton Chinese Dance School: Group or individual lessons offered in Chinese dances and ballet. Call or e-mail for details. 425-638-3812 or mwoodtt@comcast.net.

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.

Salsa dance lessons: 8-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost: $10 per lesson; buy five get one free. Salon Villa, 130 W. Main St., Auburn. 253-833-4247, 253-333-0757 or salsavilla@hotmail.com.

Solo Squares Square Dance Club: 7-9 p.m. the first and third Sundays of the month. Summer square dances. Aug. 3 dance is a “Plus” dance; rest are mainstream. Workshop offered at 6:30 p.m. Cedar Grange, 22531 S.E. 218th St., Maple Valley. 206-525-2189 or solosquares@hotmail.com.

Square dancing: 7:30-10:30 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Dances sponsored by Pi R Squares. Cost: $4. Meridian Grange, 15422 S.E. 272nd St., Kent. 425-432-0138 or www.pi-rsquares.org.

Singles’ dances: 8 p.m.-midnight the first, third and fifth Saturdays of the month. Pre-dance lesson at 7:30 p.m. Rockin’ Horse Barn, 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton. 425-255-9211 or www.learn2dance4fun.com.

Seniors’ dance lessons: Tuesdays and Thursdays, line dancing; Wednesdays, Country 2-Step and East Coast swing. Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton. www.learn2dance4fun.com or 425-255-9211.

Swing dance classes: 3 and 4 p.m. Tuesdays through December. 3 p.m., Swing 1. No experience necessary; all ages welcome. 4 p.m., Swing 2 (Lindy Hop). Must pass Swing 1 or have teacher’s permission; all ages welcome. Cost: $5 for students; $7 for non-students. Student Union Building, First Floor Stage, at Highline Community College, 2400 S. 240th St., Des Moines. Des Moines. www.kevinbuster.com.

Swing and country social dancing: 8-11:30 p.m. Fridays. Pre-dance lesson at 7 p.m. Rockin’ Horse Barn, 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton. 425-255-9211 or www.learn2dance4fun.com.

Tuesday Afternoon Dances: 1:15-2:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Free dances feature a variety of music styles, from ballroom to country to rock ’n roll. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent. 253-856-5164.

Wagon Wheel Square Dance Club: Beginning lessons: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. First three lessons are free. Dances: 7:30-11 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of the month. Meridian Grange Hall, 15422 S.E. 272nd St., Kent. 206-915-1415.

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: 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. 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 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; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 6 and 13, Hooked on History Wednesdays. 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; Aug. 4-22, Auburn Good Ol’ Days Juried Art Exhibit. 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

“Cam Jansen” and “Beauty Idol”: 7 and 8:15 p.m. respectively, July 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”: July 26. Cost: $12-$32. Bagley Wright Theater, 155 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-341-9612, 206-292-2787 or www.pattersong.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.

“A Chorus Line”: Aug. 5-10. Musical tells the story of dancers competing for spots in a Broadway musical. Call for cost. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.

“Medieval Farces” and “High School Hamlet”: 7 and 8:15 p.m. respectively Aug. 7-9. “Medieval Farces” offers a trio of short tales from the Middle Ages, while “High School Hamlet” puts a modern-day twist on Shakespeare’s classic. 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.

“Adventures in Mating”: Through Aug. 9. 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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