Out & About in Kent | June 28

A listing of arts and entertainment events in and around Kent.

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  • Monday, June 30, 2008 12:34pm
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Special Events

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

Auburn Fourth of July Festival: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 4. Bike parade, live entertainment, petting zoo, car show, craft artists, spray park, food concessions, book sale. Cost: Free entertainment; unlimited rides $5. Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.

Kent Fourth of July Splash: Noon-10:30 p.m. July 4. Features live entertainment, games, athletic contests, classic car display, boat parade and fireworks. Cost: Free. Lake Meridian Park, 14800 S.E. 272nd St., Kent. 253-856-5050 or www.ci.kent.wa.us/arts.

Kent Cornucopia Days: July 10-13. 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 11-13. 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.

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

Music

Coulon Family Concert Series: 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 13. Free outdoor concerts. Performers: July 2, Duwamish Dixieland Jazz; July 9, Handful of Luvin’. Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton. 425-430-6700 or www.rentonwa.gov.

An Evening with the Music of John Denver: 7 p.m. July 5. Jim Curry to perform many of Denver’s classic hits. Cost: $22. IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St., Renton. 909-638-7230.

Kent Summer Concert Series: July 8-Aug. 27. Free live music around Kent. Includes: Noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays, “Take-Out Tuesdays” at Kent Station Plaza, 417 Ramsay Way; noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays, “Wednesday Picnic Performances” at Town Square Park, at the corner of Second Avenue and Harrison Street; 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, “Thursdays at the Lake” performances at Lake Meridian Park, 14800 S.E. 272nd St. 253-856-5050 or artscommission@ci.kent.wa.us.

Soulful Sounds of Summer: July 8-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 8, Coreo Aereo; July 9, Stickshift Annie with Kimball and the Fugitives. Kent Station Plaza, 417 Ramsay Way. www.kentstation.com.

Shades of Summer Outdoor Concerts: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, July 9-Aug. 6. Performers: July 9, Texas Tall Boys and Correo Aereo; July 16, Yahboy!. 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.

Nightlife

Cascade Lanes, Lounge and Casino: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Nightly band performances, including: June 28, Trix; July 4-5, Boomerang; July 11-12, Boneyard. Open to ages 21 and older. 17034 116th Ave. S.E., Renton.

City Hall Saloon & Eatery: 5:30 p.m. July 9. Special performance by cowboy singer Michael Martin Murphy. Cost: $18. 35317 314th S.E., Enumclaw. 360-886-0569.

Cutters Point Coffee: Live music various evenings. Times are 6:30 p.m. unless noted. Performers: June 28, Kevin Davis; July 12, Steve Olson. Cost: Free; tips appreciated. 16739 S.E. 272nd St., Covington. 253-639-3458.

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 11, Kickstart; July 18, LaGrange. 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. Tuesdays-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: June 28, Black Dog; July 4, Waylaid with Jerry Miller; July 5, Jet City Players; July 11, One Way Out. 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona. 253-833-6686.

Theater

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”: 8 p.m. June 28; 2 p.m. June 29. Three actors set out to perform all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in 97 minutes. Cost: $12-$15. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-929-6680 or www.experience-art.org.

“I Do! I Do!”: Through June 29. Cost: $15-$20. Renton Civic Theater, 507 S. Third St. 425-226-5529 or boxoffice@rentoncivictheater.org.

“Coriander”: July 11-27. 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.

Dance

Bon Odori Dance Practice: 7:30 p.m. June 30, and July 2, 7, 9 and 11. All are welcome to learn traditional Japanese folk dances that will be performed at the Bon Odori Festival on July 26. White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N., Auburn. 253-833-1442 or www.whiteriverbuddhisttmpl.org.

Ongoing dance:

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Swing dance classes: 3 and 4 p.m. Tuesdays through December. No class July 8 and 15. 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.

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.

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: 2 p.m. July 13, Ice Cream Social. 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: Exhibits: Through Aug. 10, “Crazy Quilts: Puzzle Patches and Fanciful Embroidery.” Events: 9 a.m.-noon July 7-11, Junior Curator’s Summer Camp (registration required); noon and 2 p.m. July 12, film screening of “A Century of Quilts: America in Cloth.” 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 July 3, artwork by Anthony Huss and Cara Jennings; July 7-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.

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: June 30-Aug. 29, marquetry art by Dennis Harrison, with reception 3:30-4:30 p.m. July 11. 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. 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

Seattle Men’s Chorus—“Comedy Tonight”: June 28. Call for cost. McCaw Hall, 305 Harrison St., Seattle Center. 206-388-1400 or www.flyinghouse.org.

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80: 8 p.m. June 28. Cost: $25-$35. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.themoore.com.

“All’s Well That Ends Well”: Through June 29. Presented by Seattle Shakespeare Company. Cost: $20-$34. Center House Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle Center. 206-733-8222 or www.seattleshakespeare.org.

Seattle PrideFest: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 29. Features music, political speakers, comedians and more. Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St. www.seattlepridefest.org.

Seattle Symphony SummerFest—“Wagner and Mahler”: Through June 29. Call for cost. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747, 866-833-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.

Silent Movie Mondays: 7 p.m. Mondays through June 30. Douglas Fairbanks Festival of movies includes “When the Clouds Roll By” and “Robin Hood.” The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.

Billy Idol: 7:30 p.m. July 1. Punk rock musician to perform. Cost: $35-$65. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.

Seattle Symphony SummerFest—“Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra”: July 1. Call for cost. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747, 866-833-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.

Seattle Symphony SummerFest—“Mark O’Connor’s Own Hot Swing”: July 2. Features Mark O’Connor, the Punch Brothers and Chris Thile. Call for cost. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747, 866-833-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.

“A Streetcar Named Desire”: July 3-Aug. 2. Cost: $10-$48. Intiman Theatre, 201 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-269-1900 or www.intiman.org.

WaMu Family Fourth at Lake Union: Noon-11 p.m. July 4. Features children’s activities, games, scavenger hunt, live entertainment, flyover, beer garden and fireworks. Cost: Free. Lake Union’s Gas Works Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle. www.wamufamily4th.org.

Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 4-7. Features more than 150 classic wooden boats, model boat building, miniature boat races, food, live music and more. Cost: $5 per person; $10 per family suggested donation. South Lake Union Park, 845 Terry Ave. N., Seattle. www.CWB.org.

Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival: July 7-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 chair and 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.

Seattle Symphony SummerFest—“The Blue Planet Live!”: July 8-9. Watch a natural history presentation with live music by the Seattle Symphony. Call for cost. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747, 866-833-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.

Seattle Symphony SummerFest—“Mark O’Connor and Maya Beiser”: July 10. Call for cost. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747, 866-833-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.

“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 11-12. 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.




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