Renton entertainment calendar
June 2, 2008 · Updated 10:17 AM
Calendars are published Wednesdays and Saturdays on a space-available basis. Items for the Wednesday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Thursday. Items for the Saturday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Tuesday.
Sococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org.
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.
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.
Evergreen City Ballet Company Dancers auditions: Noon-2 p.m. May 31. Registration opens at 11:30 a.m. Auditions open for Company dancers and Professional Division dancers. No audition fee. Evergreen City Ballet Studio, 710 S. Second St., Renton. 425-228-6800 or www.evergreencityballet.org.
Evergreen City Ballet—Accompanist: Ballet currently auditioning for experienced ballet accompanists. Call for appointments, details. 425-228-6800 or email@example.com.
Musicians Emeritus Symphony Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. June 14. Cost: $10 donation. First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 19800 108th Ave. S.E., Renton. MESOfirstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
“Lysistrata” and “The Mousetrap”: 7:30 p.m. May 31 and June 6-7. Double-bill shows presented by Theatre Extempore. Cost: $7-$9. Green River Community College Performing Arts Building, 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn. 253-833-9111, ext. 2400.
Cirque du Soleil—“Corteo”: Through June 1. Theatrical circus presents “Corteo,” described as “a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown.” Cost: $38.50-$210. Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond. www.cirquedusoleil.com.
“I Do! I Do!”: June 13-29. Cost: $15-$20. Renton Civic Theater, 507 S. Third St. 425-226-5529 or email@example.com.
“Anne of Green Gables”: 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, June 14-15 and 19-21. 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.
“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.
Cascade Lanes, Lounge and Casino: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Nightly band performances, including: May 31, Max Axle; June 6-7, LaGrange; June 13-14, Kickstart; June 20-21, Knucklehead; June 27-28, Trix. Open to ages 21 and older. 17034 116th Ave. S.E., Renton.
Skyway Park Bowl and Casino: 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, live stand up comedy acts. Headliners: June 5, Leif Skyving; June 12, Huck Flyn. 11819 Renton Ave. S., Seattle. 206-772-1220.
Third annual Renton High School Jazz Band Swing Dance: 6-10 p.m. May 31. All ages are welcome. Swing dance class with Emerald City Swingers, 6-7 p.m.; dancing, 7-10 p.m. Cost: $5 donation. Renton High School Commons, 400 S. Second St., Renton.
“New Northwest Works”: 7:30 p.m. June 7. Show offers works by local choreographers, ranging from modern to classical ballet. Presented by Evergreen City Ballet. Cost: $12-$25. IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St., Renton. 425-228-6800 or www.evergreencityballet.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Highline Community College Library Gallery: Exhibits: Through May 31, “Puget Sound Early College Artwork.” Hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays; 2-10 p.m. Sundays. Cost: Free. 2400 S. 240th St., Building 25, Des Moines. http://library.highline.edu.
Seahurst Art Gallery: Exhibits: Through May, “Three Women Alone and Together” paintings by paintings by Nancy Bogni, Marianne Perkins and Cathy Woo, and silver jewelry by Betty Severson. Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. 15210 10th Ave. S.W., Burien. 206-244-7844 or www.seahurstgallery.org.
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley: Performers: May 31-June 1, Crescent Boogaloo; June 17-18, Esperanza Spalding; June 23-24, Maceo Parker. Call for cost. 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle. 206-441-9729 or www.ticketmaster.com.
“Dance—Language of the Soul”: 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. May 31. Revue features Chinese dance and traditional ballet. Presented by Hengda Dance Academy and the Asian American Performing Arts Theatre. Bagley Wright Theatre, 155 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-287-9998 or www.hengda-dance.com.
Silent Movie Mondays: 7 p.m. Mondays, June 2-23. No movie June 9. 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.
“Live at the Benaroya”: 2 and 7 p.m. June 7. Northwest Sound to perform barbershop-style a capella harmonies. Cost: $12-$22. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Northwest Chamber Chorus “Celebrate” 40th Anniversary Concert: 7:30 p.m. June 7-8. Cost: $16-$20; free for children 6-12. Saturday location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle. Sunday location: Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave. 206-523-1196 or www.northwestchamberchorus.org.
“Spokesong”: Thursdays-Sundays through June 8. Play about a Belfast bicycle shop features songs, magic tricks and choreographed bicycle routines. Cost: $15-$24. The Bathhouse, 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle. 206-524-1300 or www.seattlepublictheater.org.
“In the Land of the Head Hunters”: 7 p.m. June 10. Silent film presented by Seattle Theatre Group and The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. Cost: $13-$18. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.themoore.com.
“Avenue Q”: June 10-22. Call for cost. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.
Unexpected Productions 25th Anniversary Events: 6 p.m. June 13-midnight June 15, 54-Hour Improvathon; 8:30 p.m. June 16, Theatresports 25th Anniversary Show; June 17-22, International Festival of Improv. Call for cost. The Market Theater, 1428 Post Alley, Seattle. 206-587-2414 or www.UnexpectedProductions.org.
KPLU Listener Request Show: 7:30 p.m. June 14. Presented by Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra. Cost: $15-$36. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-523-6159 or www.srjo.org.
“Busytown”: Through June 15. Play brings Richard Scarry’s “What do people do all day?” to life with music and puppetry. Recommended for ages 4 and older. Cost: $17-$33. Seattle Children’s Theatre’s Charlotte Martin Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle Center. 206-441-3322 or www.sct.org.
Theory of a Deadman: 8 p.m. June 17. Canadian band to perform. Cost: $15. Showbox SoDo, 1700 First Ave. S., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.ticketmaster.com.
“Recapturing the Banjo”: 7 p.m. June 17. Otis Taylor and Band to perform songs from their latest album. Cost: $25-$30. The Triple Door, 216 Union St., Seattle. 206-838-4333 or www.thetripledoor.net.
“A Marvelous Party—The Noel Coward Celebration”: June 19-July 13. Comedic revue offers some of Coward’s best-loved songs. ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. 206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.
“Namaste Man”: Through June 22. One-man show explores what it means to be an artist, and what it means to go home. Intiman Playhouse, 201 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-269-1900 or www.intiman.org.
“Wait, Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!”: 7:30 p.m. June 26. Join a live taping of NPR’s oddly informative news quiz. Call for cost. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.
Seattle Men’s Chorus—“Comedy Tonight”: June 27-28. Call for cost. McCaw Hall, 305 Harrison St., Seattle Center. 206-388-1400 or www.flyinghouse.org.
“Adventures in Mating”: June 27-Aug. 9. Play offers a comedic choose-your-own-adventure about a first date. Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave., Seattle. 206-324-5801 or www.schmeater.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.
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.
“A Streetcar Named Desire”: July 3-Aug. 2. Cost: $10-$48. Intiman Playhouse, 201 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-269-1900 or www.intiman.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.
“Wind in the Willows”: Saturdays-Sundays, July 11-Aug. 9. Cost: Free. Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle. 206-324-5801 or www.schmeater.org.
David Alan Grier: 8 p.m. July 19. Comic actor to perform. Cost: $27.50. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.themoore.com.
“DANCE This”: 7:30 p.m. July 19. Take a world tour of dance styles at this 10th annual performance. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.