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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

“Annie” 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.

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

India Children’s Choir: 6 p.m. Sept. 10. Choir will present the musical drama “Headhunters to Hearthunters.” Cost: Free. First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 19800 108th Ave. S.E., Renton. 253-859-8998.

“Live at the Ave—An Inspirational Evening with Elvis and John Denver”: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8. Tribute show features Danny Vernon and Ted Vigil as Elvis and John Denver. Cost: $15-$17. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043.

Theater

“Peter Pan”: Sept. 6-21. 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.

“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.

“Dracula”: Oct. 17-Nov. 1. Play based on Bram Stoker’s chilling tale. Presented by Auburn Regional Theatre Company. Cost: $10-$12. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-929-6680, www.experience-art.org or www.brownpapertickets.com.

Nightlife

Ad-Lib Bar & Grille: Nov. 8, One Way Out. Cost: Free. 23803 104th Ave. S.E., Kent. 253-854-3058.

Baker Street Books: 7 p.m. various Fridays and Saturdays, live jazz. Performers: Sept. 19, Milo Petersen Trio; Sept. 26, Chris Morton Trio; Oct. 3, Doug Ostgard Quartet; Oct. 11, Coco Loco; Oct. 17, Mike Nelson Trio; Oct. 24, Milo Petersen and Jazz Desciples; Oct. 31, Rachael Contorer. 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. 6, Old School; 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. 6, 17 Queens; 7-9 p.m. Sept. 10, open mic poetry night with Covington Writers’ Group; Sept. 12 and 20, Steve Olson (Fireman Oly); Sept. 13, Travis Hartnett; Oct. 3, Heather Ruiz; Oct. 4, Chris Watson and Jeremy Olson of Focuspoint; Oct. 10, Hayburners; Oct. 11, Travis Hartnett; Oct. 18 and 24, Steve Olson (Fireman Oly); Nov. 29, VZ Valley Boyz. 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. 6, Stacey Jones and the Wolf Tones; Sept. 12, Jam Dawgz; Sept. 13, Tim Turner; Sept. 19-20, Billy Shew Band; Sept. 26, Busby; Sept. 27, Streamliner Trio. Open mic night performers: Sept. 8, Ron Sanders; Sept. 15, Jeremy Kidder; Sept. 22, Rod Cook; Sept. 29, Bryn Lee. No cover. 2019 W. Meeker St., Kent. 253-856-5170.

Interchange Bar & Grill: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays, live music. Performers: Sept. 12, James Howllett Band; 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.

Pat’s Bar and Grill: All performances 8 p.m.-midnight unless otherwise noted. Ongoing: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Andy Burnett. 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

“Uptown Comedy in Downtown Kent”: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6. Features musical comedy by Professor Hokum W. Jeebs, and stand-up comedy by Kermit Apio. Also includes dessert auction and no-host bar. Presented by the Kiwanis Club of Kent. Cost: $40 per person; $75 per couple. Kent Senior Activity Center auditorium, 600 E. Smith St., Kent. 253-632-1897.

Comedy at the Ave: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Comics Debbie Wooten, Drew Barth and Larry Omaha to perform. Also: Oct. 23, comics Andre Paradise, Susan Rice and John Knight. Recommended for ages 18 and older. Cost: $15-$17. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn. 253-931-3043.

Comedy and Magic Show: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9-10. Features magic show, comedy, buffet and prize giveaways. Cost: $45, includes food. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn. 206-697-3434 or www.showtymegroup.com.

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.

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.

BYU Ballroom Dance Company: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Cost: $15-$17. Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

Champions of the Dance: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21. A dance extravaganza featuring dancers from ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” as well as International Ballroom and Latin Dance Champions. Presented as part of the Kent Spotlight Series. Cost: $25-$30. Kentwood High School Performing Arts Center, 25800 164th Ave. S.E., Covington. 253-856-5051 or www.kentarts.com.

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

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.

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: Events: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 6, Burien Art Walk. Exhibits: ongoing, rotating displays of paintings, pottery and jewelry by local artists. 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

Patton Oswalt: 8 p.m. Sept. 6. Comedian Oswalt to perform. Cost: $23. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. www.themoore.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

Hanson: 7 p.m. Sept. 8. Cost: $23-$33. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.themoore.com.

Sister Hazel: 9 p.m. Sept. 9. Open to ages 21 and older. Cost: $18-$20. Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888, www.ticketmaster.com or www.showboxonline.com.

“The Vertical Hour”: Sept. 10-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”: Sept. 10-Oct. 4. Call for cost. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.

Jewel: 8 p.m. Sept. 11. Cost: $47.50-$57.50. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. www.themoore.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

Daniel Beatty’s “Resurrection”: Sept. 12-13. 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 White Devil”: Sept. 12-Oct. 11. Play offers deceit, intrigue and plenty of Act 5 corpses. Cost: $15-$18. Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave., Seattle. 206-324-5801 or www.schmeater.org.

“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.

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.

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.

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 play 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 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.

“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.

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.

“Eurydice”: Through Oct. 5. Play puts a contemporary spin on the classic Orpheus myth. Call for cost. ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. 206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.

Winds of Change: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7. Presented by the Early Music Guild. Cost: $10-$25. Trinity Parish Church, 609 Eighth Ave., Seattle. 206-325-7066 or www.earlymusicguild.org.

Cie Heddy Maalem: Oct. 11. Fourteen international dancers interpret Stravinsky’s “Le Sacre Du Printemps.” Call for cost. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.themoore.com.

“Spring Awakening”: Oct. 14-19. Musical described as “a fusion of morality, sexuality and rock ’n roll.” Call for cost. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.

UW World Series—MOMIX: 8 p.m. Oct. 16-18. Presented as part of the University’s World Dance Series. Cost: $42. Meany Hall at the University of Washington, 4001 University Way N.E., Seattle. 206-543-4880 or www.uwworldseries.org.

“Elektra”: Oct. 16-Nov. 1. Agamemnon’s daughter seeks revenge for her father’s murder. Presented by Seattle Opera. Call for cost. McCaw Hall, 305 Harrison St., Seattle Center. www.seattleopera.org.

“Bluenose”: Oct. 17-Dec. 14. Red-nosed pirates meet a blue-nosed girl, and learn a lesson about prejudice. Cost: $17-$34. Seattle Children’s Theatre’s Charlotte Martin Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. 206-441-3322 or www.sct.org.

Seattle Baroque Orchestra “Portrait of a Baroque Diva—Francesca Cuzzoni”: 8 p.m. Oct. 18; 3 p.m. Oct. 19. Call for cost. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-322-3118 or www.seattlebaroque.org.

“Quest for a Queendom”: Through Oct. 19. Cabaret dinner-theater show features comedians, acrobats, singers and a clown. Call for cost, details. Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St., Seattle. www.zinzanni.org.

Fleet Foxes: 8 p.m. Oct. 19. Cost: $15-$17. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. www.ticketmaster.com or www.themoore.com.

UW World Series—Emerson String Quartet: 8 p.m. Oct. 21. Cost: $35. Meany Hall at the University of Washington, 4001 University Way N.E., Seattle. 206-543-4880 or www.uwworldseries.org.

“Black Gold”: Oct. 22-Nov. 15. An African-American man strikes it rich with an oil rig he purchases on eBay in this vaudevillian satire of class, race and greed. ArtsWest Playhouse, 4711 California Ave. S.W., Seattle. 206-938-0339 or www.artswest.org.

Randy Newman: 8 p.m. Oct. 22. American singer-songwriter to perform. Cost: $29.50-$49.50. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. www.ticketmaster.com or www.themoore.com.

Linda Ronstadt and Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano—“A Romantic Evening in Old Mexico”: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23. $45-$75. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.

“Becky’s New Car”: Oct. 23-Nov. 16. Comedy depicts what happens when a middle-class housewife gets a taste of life with a billionaire. Cost: $37.50-$55. ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. 206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.

“The Backyardigans Live! Tale of the Mighty Knights”: Oct. 25-26. Play is based on the Nickelodeon TV special. Cost: $17-$41. Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.

“The Drowsy Chaperone”: Oct. 29-Nov. 16. Call for cost. The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. 206-625-1900, 888-584-4849 or www.5thavenue.org.

UW World Series—Gabriela Montero: 8 p.m. Oct. 29. Venezuelan pianist to perform. Cost: $34. Meany Hall at the University of Washington, 4001 University Way N.E., Seattle. 206-543-4880 or www.uwworldseries.org.

The Sonics with Special Guests: 8 p.m. Oct. 31. Cost: $26.50-$62. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-628-0888, www.ticketmaster.com or www.theparamount.com.

Brian Posehn and Judah Friedlander: 8 p.m. Oct. 31. Comedians Posehn and Friedlander to perform. Cost: $31.50. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.themoore.com.


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