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The Puyallup Fair: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 20; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 21. Features entertainment stages, exhibits, 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.
Oktoberfest Northwest and Scandinavian Heritage Festival: Oct. 3-5. Features Bavarian musicians, German games, crafts, food and drinks. Cost: $4-$8; free for ages 12 and younger with an adult. Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup. 425-283-5050 or www.oktoberfestnw.com.
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” auditions: Sept. 20-21. Auditions open for Auburn Regional Theatre’s upcoming musical. Call or e-mail for audition times, details. 253-929-6680 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” (“Miracle on 34th Street”) auditions: 7-9 p.m. Sept. 23 and 25. Informal read-through auditions for adults interested in acting in Heavier Than Air Family Theater’s production of “Annie.” Must have strong singing, dancing and acting skills. Bring photo and lead sheet. Performing Arts Building at Green River Community College, 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn.
“High School Musical, On Stage!” auditions: 12:30-4 p.m. Sept. 27. Auditions open to ages 7-18 for Hi-Liners musical. Lake Burien Presbyterian Church, 15003 14th Ave. S.W., Burien.
Boeing Employees Choir: 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, rehearsals. Openings available in all sections. Not necessary to be an employee or family member to participate. Singers are welcome to attend rehearsals to sample the season’s repertoire before making a commitment. Call for details, directions. 425-385-2395 or www.boeingchoir.org.
Kent Country-Grass Jamboree: 2-8 p.m. the third Saturday of the month, starting Sept. 20. Continues through May. Open to musicians in bluegrass, country, folk, and gospel music. Includes concerts and jam sessions. Food and snacks available for purchase. Cost: Free. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St. 253-856-5150 or 253-951-2949.
The Capitol Steps: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21. Music and political satire troupe to perform as part of the Kent Spotlight Series. Cost: $26-$32. Kentwood High School Performing Arts Center, 25800 164th Ave. S.E., Covington. 253-856-5051 or www.kentarts.com.
East Village Opera Company: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Opera music group to perform as part of the Kent Spotlight Series. Cost: $20-$25. Kentwood High School Performing Arts Center, 25800 164th Ave. S.E., Covington. 253-856-5051 or www.kentarts.com.
“Private Lives”: Through Sept. 20. Cost: $17-$22. Renton Civic Theater, 507 S. Third St., Renton. 425-226-5529 or www.rentoncivictheater.org.
Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20. Cost: $13-$17. Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.
“Peter Pan”: Through Sept. 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.
“Schoolhouse Rock Live!”: 2 p.m. Oct. 4. Stage version of the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever, tuneful songs. Presented by Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Theater Camp Kids as part of the Avenue Kids series. Cost: $6. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn. 253-931-3043.
“Not Now, Darling”: Through Oct. 5. Comedy presented by Valley Community Players. Cost: $14-$15. Carco Theatre, 1717 Maple Valley Highway, Renton. 425-226-5190 or www.valleycommunityplayers.org.
Baker Street Books: 7 p.m. various Fridays and Saturdays, live jazz. Performers: Sept. 26, Chris Morton Trio; Oct. 3, 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: Sept. 20, Trix; Sept. 27, 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: Sept. 20, Steve Olson (Fireman Oly); Sept. 27, Phil Hansen of VZ Valley Boyz; Oct. 3, Heather Ruiz; Oct. 4, Chris Watson and Jeremy Olson of Focuspoint. 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; 8 p.m. Mondays, open mic for all ages. Performers: Sept. 20, Billy Shew Band; Sept. 26, Busby; Sept. 27, Streamliner Trio. Open mic night performers: Sept. 22, Rod Cook; Sept. 29, Bryn Lee. 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. 26, 4 Outta 5. 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.
Kona Kai Coffee Company: Oct. 11, Darren Motamedy ($7 cover). 124 Fourth Ave. S., Kent. 206-931-6111.
Pat’s Bar and Grill: All performances 8 p.m.-midnight unless otherwise noted. Performers: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 24, Andy Burnett; Sept. 26, The Protektors; 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 1, Ron Sanders; Oct. 3, Raucous Band; Oct. 4, Gunshy Band. 114 Railroad Ave. N., Kent. 253-852-7287 or www.patsbar.com.
The Royal Bear Pub and Eatery: Performers: Sept. 27, Soul Stripper. 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona. 253-833-6686.
Mainstream Square Dance lessons: 3-5 p.m. Sept. 21. First class of fall series. Presented by Solo Squares Square Dance and Round Dance Club. Cost: Free for first class. Cedar Grange, 22531 S.E. 218th St., Maple Valley. 206-525-2189 or email@example.com.
Beginning Square Dance classes: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 1. First two classes free. Meridian Grange, 15422 S.E. 272nd St., Kent. squaredancingwithKT@comcast.net.
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 classes: 6-8 p.m. Sundays. Timberlane Community Center, 29300 S.E. 267th St., Covington. 253-939-9120, 425-255-5894 or www.bootsandlaces.org.
Children’s Dance Theater: Now enrolling children ages 2 and older in ballet, jazz and tap dance classes. Call or see Web site for details. 14 B St. N.E., Suites 1 and 2, Auburn. 253-833-7685 or www.auburnchildrensdancetheater.com.
Tuesday Evening Dances: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Features music by Kings of Swing big band, Randy Litch, and Charlie and Evan Brown. Open to all ages. Cost: $4. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent. 253-856-5164.
Phils and Phillies Square Dance: 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of the month. Mainstream-level square dancing. Rounds, 7:30 p.m.; square dance, 8 p.m. Meridian Grange, 15422 S.E. 272nd St., Kent.
Renton Chinese Dance School: Group or individual lessons offered in Chinese dances and ballet. Call or e-mail for details. 425-638-3812 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Solo Squares Square Dance and Round Dance Club: 7-9 p.m. the first and third Sundays of the month. Summer square dances. Workshop offered at 6:30 p.m. Cedar Grange, 22531 S.E. 218th St., Maple Valley. 206-525-2189 or email@example.com.
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.
Square Dance lessons: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Beginning lessons. Swing and ballroom also available. Cost: Free for first three lessons. Meridian Grange, 15422 Kent-Kangley Road, Kent. 253-735-3163, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.wagonwheelssquaredance.org.
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 with musicians Richard Dean, Randy Litch, and Evan and Charlie Brown. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent. 253-856-5164.
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.
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, email@example.com 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.
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.
Auburn City Hall Gallery: Exhibits: Sept. 22-Oct. 17, photography by Brian Rasmussen and Ellen Witebsky, and digital artwork by Doug Williams, with reception 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 24. 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 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 Oct. 31, pulp painting on handmade paper by Lois James. 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: Exhibits: Ongoing, rotating displays of paintings, pottery and jewelry by local artists. Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. 15210 10th Ave. S.W., Burien. 206-244-7844.
“Shrek the Musical”: Through Sept. 21. World premiere of the musical based on the story of a lovable ogre and his quest to save a beautiful princess. Cost: $25-$90. The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. 206-625-1900, 888-584-4849 or www.5thavenue.org.
10th annual SketchFest Seattle: Sept. 24-27. Live sketch comedy festival. See Web site for cost, details. Theatre Off Jackson, 409 Seventh Ave. S., Seattle. www.sketchfest.org.
Lila Downs: 8 p.m. Sept. 25. Cost: $27.50. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.themoore.com.
Maceo Parker Band: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25-28. Cost: $45. Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle. www.jazzalley.com.
UW World Series—Jade Simmons: 8 p.m. Sept. 25. Simmons to perform as part of the President’s Piano Series. Cost: $34. Meany Hall at the University of Washington, 4001 University Way N.E., Seattle. 206-543-4880 or www.uwworldseries.org.
“The Night Watcher”: Sept. 25-Oct. 26. Charlayne Woodard to perform in one-woman play presented by Seattle Repertory Theatre. Cost: $10-$15. Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Leo K. Theatre, 155 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-443-2222, 877-900-9285 or www.seattlerep.org.
Calexico with The Cave Singers: 8 p.m. Sept. 26. Call for cost, details. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.themoore.com.
“The War Party”: Sept. 26-Oct. 19. Political drama follows Senator Laura Smith on the night of her failed reelection bid. Bathhouse Theatre, 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle. 206-524-1300 or www.seattlepublictheater.org.
“All the King’s Men”: Sept. 26-Nov. 8. Play is an adaptation of the novel about a Louisiana governor facing complexities and temptations of power. Call for cost. Intiman Theatre, 201 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-269-1900 or www.intiman.org.
Circus of Dreams: 2 p.m. Sept. 27. Benefit show features aerial artists, dance troupes and other performers. Proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center. Cost: $10-$20 (matinee); $25 (evening). The Falls Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. www.acttheatre.org.
“Whose Live Anyway”: 7 p.m. Sept. 27. Improv comedy show features the cast of hit TV series “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Cost: $35-$60. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.themoore.com.
“La Mariposa”: 11 a.m. Sept. 27. Story follows the son of Mexican migrant workers on his journey from isolation and confusion to freedom and friendship. Presented by Book-It Repertory Theatre. Cost: $10-$12. Center House Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. 206-216-0833 or www.book-it.org.
11th annual Bungalow Fair: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 27; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 28. Features arts and crafts lectures, antique show and sale, contemporary furniture and decorative arts. Presented by Historic Seattle. Cost: $5-$10. Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave. 206-622-6952 or www.historicseattle.org.
My Morning Jacket: 8 p.m. Sept. 28. Cost: $34. McCaw Hall, 305 Harrison St., Seattle Center. 206-628-0888 or www.ticketmaster.com.
UW World Series—Di Madre in Figlia: 7 p.m. Sept. 28. An Italian female chorus teams up with an Italian/Celtic folk band. Cost: $33. Meany Hall at the University of Washington, 4001 University Way N.E., Seattle. 206-543-4880 or www.uwworldseries.org.
Cold War Kids: 9 p.m. Sept. 29. Cost: $17. Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888, www.ticketmaster.com or www.showboxonline.com.
Gavin DeGraw: 9 p.m. Oct. 1. Cost: $26.50. Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888, www.ticketmaster.com or www.showboxonline.com.
“The Green Sheep”: Oct. 1-Nov. 2. Interactive theater program aimed at ages 1-4 with parents. Cost: $13. Seattle Children’s Theatre’s Charlotte Martin Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. 206-441-3322 or www.sct.org.
“The Three Musketeers”: Oct. 2-Nov. 16. Presented by Seattle Repertory Theatre. Call for cost. Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Bagley Wright Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. 206-443-2222, 877-900-9285 or www.seattlerep.org.
The Comedy Addiction Tour: Oct. 3. Features four comedians who reveal their stories of excess and addiction. Call for cost. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.themoore.com.
“The Mutant Theatre Caravan”: 8 p.m. Oct. 3-4. Features two out-of-the-ordinary theater performances each night. Cost: $15. Theatre Off Jackson, 409 Seventh Ave. S., Seattle. 800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com.
“Night of the Living Dead”: Oct. 3-Nov. 1. Presented by Seattle Children’s Theatre. Recommended for ages 13 and older. Cost: $20-$24. Seattle Children’s Theatre’s Charlotte Martin Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. 206-441-3322 or www.sct.org.
“The Vertical Hour”: Through Oct. 4. Call for details, cost. ArtsWest Playhouse, 4711 California Ave. S.W., Seattle. 206-938-0339 or www.artswest.org.
“The Phantom of the Opera”: Through Oct. 4. Call for cost. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.
CroatiaFest: 6-10 p.m. Oct. 4; noon-8 p.m. Oct. 5. Features traditional Croatian dance, music and food, as well as historical exhibits, films, vendors and more. Cost: Free. Center House at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle.
Ensemble La Rota: 8 p.m. Oct. 4; 1 p.m. Oct. 5. Ensemble plays music from the time of Philip the Fair. Presented by the Early Music Guild. Cost: $20-$38 for Oct. 4 performance; $5-$10 for Oct. 5 family concert. Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle. 206-325-7066 or www.earlymusicguild.org.