Out and About for Kent

Out and About Events Sococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org. The Puyallup Fair: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, and 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays through Sept. 21. Features six free entertainment stages, exhibit buildings, 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.

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Out and About

Events

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

The Puyallup Fair: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, and 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays through Sept. 21. Features six free entertainment stages, exhibit buildings, 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.

Auditions

“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 jackie@expierence-art.

“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.

Music

Kent Country-Grass Jamboree: 2-8 p.m. the third Saturday of the month, starting Sept. 20. 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.

Theater

Francie Dillon: 2 p.m. Sept. 13. Dillon offers uplifting music and storytelling for kids and parents. Presented as part of the Avenue Kids series. Cost: $6. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn. 253-931-3043.

“Not Now, Darling”: Sept. 19-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.

“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.

Nightlife

Baker Street Books: 7 p.m. various Fridays and Saturdays, live jazz. Performers: Sept. 19, Milo Petersen Trio; Sept. 26, Chris Morton Trio. 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. 13, The Rock Classics; 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. 13, Travis Hartnett; Sept. 20, Steve Olson (Fireman Oly). 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. 13, Tim Turner; Sept. 19-20, Billy Shew Band; Sept. 26, Busby; Sept. 27, Streamliner Trio. Open mic night performers: Sept. 15, Jeremy Kidder; Sept. 22, Rod Cook. 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. 19, Thunderhead; 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: Sept. 13, open mic night (no cover); 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. 17, Ron Sanders; Sept. 19, Seatown R&B Players; 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 24, Oct. 8 and 22, Andy Burnett; Sept. 26, The Protektors. 114 Railroad Ave. N., Kent. 253-852-7287 or www.patsbar.com.

The Royal Bear Pub and Eatery: Performers: Sept. 19, Kickstart; Sept. 27, Soul Stripper. 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona. 253-833-6686.

Comedy

Comedy at the Ave: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Comics Debbie Wooten, Drew Barth and Larry Omaha to perform. Recommended for ages 18 and older. Cost: $15-$17. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043.

Dance

Boots & Laces Square Dance classes: 6-8 p.m. Sundays, starting Sept. 14. Timberlane Community Center, 29300 S.E. 267th St., Covington. 253-939-9120, 425-255-5894 or www.bootsandlaces.org.

Square Dance lessons: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Sept. 16. Beginning lessons. Swing and ballroom also available. Cost: Free for first three lessons. Meridian Grange, 15422 Kent-Kangley Road, Kent. 253-735-3163, mehlhomes@aol.com or www.wagonwheelssquaredance.org.

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 solosquares@hotmail.com.

Ongoing dance:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

White River Valley Museum: Exhibits: Through Nov. 9, “Weaver’s Spirit Power: Antique to Contemporary Coast Salish Weaving.” Events: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 13-14, annual Model Railroad Show (Cost: $2-$3). 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

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.

Auburn City Hall Gallery: Exhibits: Through Sept. 19, oil pastel and watercolor paintings by Daniel Wend and Jordan Cook; 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.

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.

Seattle Events

Daniel Beatty’s “Resurrection”: Sept. 13. New play tells the story of six African American men whose lives intertwine. Cost: $15-$20. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway, Seattle. 800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

“The Little Dog Laughed”: Through Sept. 13. Zinger-filled comedy about deception and double-dealing in Hollywood. Call for cost. Intiman Theatre, 201 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-269-1900 or www.intiman.org.

“Intimate Exchanges”: Through Sept. 14. Call for cost. ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. 206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.

Chuanyun Li: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16. Violinist “superstar” to perform with George Shangrow and Orchestra Seattle. Cost: $15-$70. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. www.ticketmaster.com.

“Even Cowgirls Get the Blues”: Sept. 16-Oct. 12. Presented by Book-It Repertory Theatre. Call for cost. Center House Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. 206-216-0833 or www.book-it.org.

Okkervil River: 9 p.m. Sept. 17. Cost: $16-$18. Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.showboxonline.com.

“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.


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