Shakespeare comes to Seattle Center | Out & About in Kent

A quick look at arts and entertainment events happening in and around Kent, starting June 21.

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  • Friday, June 20, 2008 1:54pm
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Paul Morgan Stetler and Sarah Harlett star in the Seattle Shakespeare Company’s production of “All’s Well That Ends Well.” The play runs through June 29 at Center House Theatre

Paul Morgan Stetler and Sarah Harlett star in the Seattle Shakespeare Company’s production of “All’s Well That Ends Well.” The play runs through June 29 at Center House Theatre

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Special Events

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

Homeless Pet Adoption and Pet Photograph event: June 21-22. Various animal-rescue groups partnering with Reber Ranch Tack and Feed to help homeless animals. Pet photographers available, dog playground on site. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. June 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 22. Reber Ranch, 28606 132nd Ave. S.E., Kent. 253-630-3330.

Wings of Freedom Tour: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 21-22. Ground tours available of Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine” WWII Heavy Bomber; Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” WWII Heavy Bomber; North American B-25 Mitchell WWII Medium Bomber; and P-51 Mustang. The Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Tukwila. www.collingsfoundation.org.

Auburn 4th 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 Community Campus, 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.

Kent 4th of July Splash: Noon-11 p.m. July 4. Live entertainment, boat parade, classic car show, old-fashioned games, athletic contests, fireworks, with accompaniment by Rainier Symphony. Lake Meridian Park, 14800 S.E. 272nd St., Kent. Cost: free. 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. 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 low-back chairs or blankets. Films: July 12, “Hairspray”; July 19, “The Bucket List”; Aug. 2, “Some Like It Hot”; Aug. 9, “The Spiderwick Chronicles”; Aug. 16, “Meatballs”; Aug. 23, “Surf’s Up” (at Henry Moses Aquatic Center). Liberty Park, at the corner of Bronson Way North and Houser Way North, Renton. 425-430-6700 or www.rentonwa.gov.

Kent Chamber of Commerce 30th annual Golf Classic: Noon-9 p.m. July 14. Tournament fees include lunch, dinner and drinks. Call for cost. Registration required by June 27. Washington National Golf Club, 14330 S.E. Husky Way, Auburn. www.kentchamber.com.

King County Fair: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 18-19; 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, 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.

Music

Coulon Family Concert Series: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, June 25-Aug. 13. Free outdoors concerts. Performers: June 25, Renton City Concert Band; July 2, Duwamish Dixieland Jazz; July 9, Handful of Luvin’; July 16, Amber Tide; July 23, Cracmore; July 30, Panduo Steeldrum; Aug. 6, Creme Tangerine; Aug. 13, Darren Motamedy. 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.

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.

Nightlife

Cascade Lanes, Lounge and Casino: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Nightly band performances, including: June 21, Knucklehead; June 27-28, Trix. 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: June 21, Travis Hartnett; July 12, Steve Olson. 16739 S.E. 272nd St., Covington. 253-639-3458.

Friday Night Jazz: 7 p.m. June 27, Doug Ostgard Jazz Quartet. Baker Street Books, 32709 Railroad Ave., Black Diamond. 360-886-2131.

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: June 27, Knucklehead; July 11, Kickstart; July 18, LaGrange; 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. June 27, Los Orchids. 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 27-28, Black Dog; July 4, Waylaid with Jerry Miller; July 5, Jet City Players; July 11, One Way Out; July 18, 4 Outta 5; July 19, The Velcrows; July 25, Max Axle; July 26, NRG, Aug. 1, Kickstart; Aug. 15-16, Black Dog; Aug. 23, Whiskey Creek. 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona. 253-833-6686.

Theater

“Anne of Green Gables”: 3 and 7 p.m. June 21. Cost: $8; advance purchase recommended. Musical is an adaptation of L.M. Montgomery’s classic story. Performing Arts Building at Green River Community College, 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn. 253-833-9111, ext. 2400, or www.heavierthanair.com.

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through 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

Southside Dance Force: 7 p.m. June 21; 2 p.m. June 22. Cost: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St., Renton. 253-639-5829 or www.ssdanceforce.com.

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:

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.

Children’s Dance Theater: Currently enrolling for summer dance classes, which start July 7. Call for details. 253-833-7685 or www.auburnchildrensdancetheater.com.

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.

Evergreen City Ballet: Currently enrolling for summer classes. Open to ages 3-10. 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. 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.

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 or 253-333-0757, or salsavilla@hotmail.com.

Solo Squares Club: 7-9 p.m. the first and third Sundays of the month. Mainstream square dances. Cedar Grange, 22531 S.E. 218th St., Maple Valley. 206-525-2198.

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. 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.

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: 2 p.m. July 13, Ice Cream Social; Aug. 1-2, Arts Festival. 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”; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, July 16-Aug. 13, Hooked on History Wednesdays; 11:30 a.m.-noon Fridays, July 18-Aug. 22, Books Bring History Alive program; noon-4 p.m. Aug. 2, Crazy Quilts Family Day; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 13, annual Model Railroad Show. 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, with reception 5:30-7 p.m. July 16; 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.

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: Through June 27, Senior Artists’ Exhibit; 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: Noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. 15210 10th Ave. S.W., Burien. 206-244-7844 or www.seahurstgallery.org.


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