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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.

Special events

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

IKEA Environmental Fair: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 19-20. Features information booths about ways to help protect our earth, air, water, plants and animals. Gardener Ciscoe Morris will be on hand 2 p.m. April 19. Also, individuals can bring electronics and kitchen appliances for recycling. Cost: Free. IKEA, 601 S.W. 41st St., Renton. www.ikea-usa.com/Seattle.

Defrost Kickoff: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 19-20. Vintage sports car racing event features race cars from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. Presented by the Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts. Cost: $5-$10; free for ages 6 and younger. Pacific Raceways, 31001 144th Ave. S.E., Kent. 425-277-3177.

Auditions

“Jack and the Beanstalk” auditions: 4:30-8:30 p.m. April 28. Children in kindergarten-12th grade can audition for parts in Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production, slated for May 3. No late admission. Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway, Renton.

“Once Upon a Mattress” teen musical auditions: May 4-6. Auditions open to teenagers for the summer musical. Come with 16 bars of an upbeat song and a one-minute monologue. Call for audition time. Carco Theatre, 1717 Maple Valley Highway, Renton. 425-430-6706.

Music

Rainier Symphony: 7:30 p.m. April 19. IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St., Renton. 206-781-5618 or tickets@RainierSymphony.org.

Loboc Children’s Choir: 2:30 p.m. April 20. Philippine children’s choir to perform. IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St., Renton. 206-794-7444.

Vivaldi’s “Gloria”: 7:30 p.m. April 25. Presented by the Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra with community singers. Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 23855 S.E. 216th St., Maple Valley. 425-432-1373 or www.svlcfamily.org/events.

All Ages Benefit Music Event: 6 p.m. April 25. Music lineup includes: Space Cretins, Castdown, Harrybu McCage with Matt Cameron, and Zombie Jihad. Cost: $5. Proceeds benefit the Kent Children’s Therapy Center. Harambee Venue, 316 S. Third St., Renton. 206-817-3233 or www.myspace.com/zombiejihad.

Theater

“Funny Money”: Through April 20. Switched briefcases result in no end of confusion, and hilarity, in this farce. Performed by Valley Community Players. Carco Theatre, 1717 Maple Valley Highway, Renton. 425-430-6706.

“The Patient”: April 20-21 and 27-28. Cost: $15-$20. Renton Civic Theater, 507 S. Third St. 425-226-5529 or boxoffice@rentoncivictheater.org.

Cirque du Soleil—“Corteo”: April 24-May 25. 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.

“Carmen”: 7:30 p.m. April 26; 2:30 p.m. April 27. Presented by the Bellevue Opera. Cost: $25-$35. IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St., Renton. 206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com.

“Steel Magnolias”: Through April 27. Cost: $15-$20. Renton Civic Theater, 507 S. Third St. 425-226-5529 or boxoffice@rentoncivictheater.org.

“Mack and Mabel”: 7 p.m. April 30-May 3 and May 7-10; also 1:30 p.m. May 3 and 10. Kentridge Players present a musical based on the life of 1920s silent film director Mack Sennett, and his tragic love affair with starlet Mabel Normand. Cost: $8-$10. Kentridge High School Performing Arts Center, 12430 S.E. 208th St., Kent. 253-373-7345 or krtickets@comcast.net.

“Firebird”, “Fairies: The Enchanted Forest” and “Pirates: One Night of Adventure”: 7:30 p.m. May 3; 2:30 p.m. May 4. Presented by Ensemble Ballet Theatre. Cost: $8-$12. IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St., Renton. 877-328-8771.

“Wizard of Oz”: 7 p.m. May 8. Presented by Hazelwood Elementary School. IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St., Renton. 425-204-4550.

“Seussical, Jr.”: 7 p.m. May 13. Enter the world of Dr. Seuss with the cast from Dimmitt Middle School. IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St., Renton. 425-204-2844.

“Cinderella”: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 17; 1 and 3 p.m. May 18. Cost: $8. Carco Theatre, 1717 Maple Valley Highway, Renton. 877-827-1100 or www.Studio-East.org.

“I Do! I Do!”: June 13-29. Cost: $15-$20. Renton Civic Theater, 507 S. Third St. 425-226-5529 or boxoffice@rentoncivictheater.org.

“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.

Nightlife

Cascade Lanes, Lounge and Casino: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Nightly band performances, including: April 19, Boneyard; April 25-26, 4 Outta 5; May 2-3, Motown Cowboys; May 9-10, X-35; May 16-17, Hammerdog; May 23-24, Thunderhead; May 30-31, Max Axle; June 6-7, LaGrange; June 13-14, Kickstart; June 20-21, Knucklehead; June 27-28, X-35. Open to ages 21 and older. 17034 116th Ave. S.E., Renton.


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