Out & About in Renton | July 16

A look at what's going on, on the entertainment front, in Renton, starting July 16.

  • Tuesday, July 15, 2008 1:24pm
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Special events

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

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.

Goodguys Pacific Northwest Nationals Car Show: July 25-27. Features car show, automotive swap meet, drag races and more. Cost: $6-$17; free for ages 6 and younger. Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup. 925-838-9876 or www.good-guys.com.

Philippine Sampaguita Festival: 1:30-5:30 p.m. July 26. Features traditional Philippine dance, music, games, arts, food and raffles. Miss Philippine Sampaguita will be selected during festival. Great Wall Shopping Mall, 18230 E. Valley Highway, Kent. 425-922-0049.

The Puyallup Fair: Sept. 5-21. Features six free entertainment stages, exhibit buildings, midway rides, food, the PRCA Rodeo, animal shows and more. Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup. 253-854-1771 or www.thefair.com.

Auditions

“Drood (The Mystery of Edwin Drood)” auditions: 6-10 p.m. July 29-30. Open auditions for Renton Civic Theatre’s upcoming musical. Parts available for 14 men, nine women, and one teenage boy. Prepare a one- to two-minute monologue and 24 bars of music. Bring headshot, resume and sheet music. Call for appointments. Renton Civic Theatre, 507 S. Third St., Renton. 425-226-5529, boxoffice@rentoncivictheater.org or bmacneil68@aol.com.

Music

Renton Coulon Family Concert Series: 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 13. Free outdoor concerts. Performers: 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.

Movies

Moonlight Movies: Dusk Saturdays through Aug. 23. No movie July 26. Free outdoor movies. Bring low-back chairs or blankets. Films: 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.

Theater

“Music Man”: 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, July 17-Aug. 2. Presented by At the Ridge Theatre. Cost: $8-$10. Kentridge Performing Arts Center, 12430 S.E. 208th St., Kent. arttickets@comcast.net.

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”: 7 p.m. July 18; 3 p.m. July 19. Presented by Missoula Children’s Theatre. Cost: $3-$5; free for ages 2 and younger. Field House, 1000 S. 220th St., Des Moines. 206-870-6527.

“Once Upon a Mattress”: 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, July 25-Aug. 10. Summer teen musical offers a hilarious twist on the classic tale “The Princess and the Pea.” Cost: $10-$12. Carco Theatre, 1717 Maple Valley Highway, Renton. 425-430-6751.

“Coriander”: Through July 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.

“A Year with Frog and Toad”: 7 p.m. Aug. 7. Summer youth musical is a one-act play performed by actors 8-12 years old. Cost: $3. Carco Theatre, 1717 Maple Valley Highway, Renton. 425-430-6700.

Nightlife

Cascade Lanes, Lounge and Casino: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Nightly band performances, including: July 18-19, Kickstart; July 25-26, Stevie and the Hot Rods; Aug. 1-2, Jet City Players; Aug. 8-9, Jon Casey Band; Aug. 15-16, Bare Bones; Aug. 22-23, Thunderhead; Aug. 29-30, Saucy Jack. Open to ages 21 and older. 17034 116th Ave. S.E., Renton.

Dance

“Battle of the Bands” Dances: 7:30-9:30 p.m. July 22, and Aug. 12. Senior center to host Tuesday night dance concerts to select new musicians for fall evening dances. Open to all ages. Lineup: July 22, Charlie and Evan Brown; Aug. 12, Ron Herring. Refreshments provided. Cost: $4 to listen or dance. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St. 253-856-5164.

Bon Odori Dance Festival: 5-9:30 p.m. July 26. Features traditional Japanese folk dances, Taiko drum performance and food booths. Cost: Free. White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N., Auburn. 253-833-1442 or www.whiteriverbuddhisttmpl.org.

Sunday Senior Dance: 1-3:30 p.m. July 27. Seniors welcome to come dance on hardwood floors to live big band music by Evan and Charlie Brown. Cost: $4. Des Moines Activity Center, 2045 S. 216th St. 206-878-1642.

Museums

Kent Historical Society Museum: Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Admission: $1. Bereiter House, 855 E. Smith St., Kent. 253-854-4330.

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.

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

Seahurst Art Gallery: Exhibits: Through July, pottery by Don Schindler and Arun Sharma, paintings by Greta Wiwel and photography by Alan Caddey. Ongoing: Paintings by Nancy Bogni, Marianne Perkins and Cathy Woo. 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

“Bite of Seattle” Festival: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. July 18-19; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 20. Festival features low-cost samples from more than 50 restaurants, along with live music, arts and crafts booths, beer garden, cooking demonstrations and more. Admission: Free. Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. 425-283-5050 or www.biteofseattle.com.

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. Cost: $12-$26. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.

“Cam Jansen” and “Beauty Idol”: 7 and 8:15 p.m. respectively, July 24-26. In “Cam Jansen,” the eponymous girl detective sets out to find Camp Eagle Lake’s missing eagle; in “Beauty Idol,” several young beauty pageant contestants come to realize that true beauty is more than skin deep. Cost: $6 for single tickets; $10 for double feature. Seattle Children’s Theatre’s Charlotte Martin Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. 206-441-3322 or www.sct.org.

“The Mikado”: Through July 26. Cost: $12-$32. Bagley Wright Theater, 155 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-341-9612, 206-292-2787 or www.pattersong.org.

“Adventures in Mating”: Through July 26. Play offers a comedic choose-your-own-adventure about a first date. Cost: $12-$15. Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave., Seattle. 800-838-3006, www.brownpapertickets.com or www.schmeater.org.

The Tudor Choir: 8 p.m. July 27. Choir to perform with members of the Tallis Scholars. Cost: $20 donation; pay-as-you-can for students and seniors. St. James Cathedral, 804 Ninth Ave., Seattle. 206-323-9415 or www.tudorchoir.org.

Matisyahu: 7:30 p.m. July 28. Cost: $32. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.theparamount.com.

“Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations”: 7 p.m. July 31-Aug. 2. Recommended for ages 7 and older. Play tells the story of Ernie, a daydreamer who can truly bring his imagination to life. Cost: $6 for single tickets; $10 for double feature with “Vesuvia!” Seattle Children’s Theatre’s Charlotte Martin Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. 206-441-3322 or www.sct.org.

“Vesuvia!”: 8:15 p.m. July 31-Aug. 2. Recommended for ages 8 and older. Play offers a sword-swinging adventure about a young Parisian girl who sets out to end the reign of the cruel aristocrats. Cost: $6 for single tickets; $10 for double feature with “Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations.” Seattle Children’s Theatre’s Charlotte Martin Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. 206-441-3322 or www.sct.org.

Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival: Through 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 chairs or 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.

Tallis Scholars Summer School Gala Concert: 8:15 p.m. Aug. 1. Cost: $12 donation; pay-as-you-can for students and seniors. St. James Cathedral, 804 Ninth Ave., Seattle. 206-323-9415 or www.tudorchoir.org.

“A Streetcar Named Desire”: Through Aug. 2. Cost: $10-$48. Intiman Theatre, 201 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-269-1900 or www.intiman.org.

“A Chorus Line”: Aug. 5-10. Musical tells the story of dancers competing for spots in a Broadway musical. Call for cost. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.

“Medieval Farces” and “High School Hamlet”: 7 and 8:15 p.m. respectively Aug. 7-9. “Medieval Farces” offers a trio of short tales from the Middle Ages, while “High School Hamlet” puts a modern-day twist on Shakespeare’s classic. Cost: $6 for single tickets; $10 for double feature. Seattle Children’s Theatre’s Charlotte Martin Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. 206-441-3322 or www.sct.org.

“The Wind in the Willows”: 5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Aug. 10. Cost: Free. Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle. 206-324-5801 or www.schmeater.org.

“Shrek the Musical”: Aug. 14-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.

13th annual Sunset Supper at the Market: 7:30-11 p.m. Aug. 15. Come celebrate the Pike Place Market’s 101st birthday with 70 of the Pacific Northwest’s finest restaurants, wineries, breweries and spirits companies. Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Place, Seattle. 206-774-5300.

“The Little Dog Laughed”: Aug. 15-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.

“Urinetown, The Musical”: Aug. 15-23. Presented by Seattle Children’s Theatre. Cost: $8. Center House Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. 206-441-3322 or www.sct.org.

“Intimate Exchanges”: Aug. 21-Sept. 14. Call for cost. ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. 206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.

Boyz II Men: 8 p.m. Aug. 29. Cost: $29.50-$39.50. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-292-2787, www.ticketmaster.com or www.themoore.com.

Bumbershoot—Seattle’s Music and Arts Festival: Aug. 30-Sept. 1. Features live music, book signings, comedy, One Reel Film Festival, dance performances, art and more. Cost: $35-$40 per day; $80-$100 standard pass for weekend. Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St. www.bumbershoot.org.

“Eurydice”: Sept. 5-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.

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.

“The White Devil”: Sept. 12-Oct. 11. Play offers deceit, intrigue and plenty of Act 5 corpses. Call for cost. Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave., Seattle. 206-324-5801 or www.schmeater.org.

2008 Pacific Northwest Memory Walk: 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 14. All ages welcome to participate in 1-mile or 3-mile fundraising walk along Lake Washington. Event will also feature a live band, food, prizes and more. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Sand Point Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle. www.alzwa.org or www.2008PacificNorthwest.kintera.org/alzwa.

“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.

Lila Downs: 8 p.m. Sept. 25. Cost: $27.50. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.themoore.com.

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.

“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.

“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.

My Morning Jacket: 8 p.m. Sept. 28. Cost: $34. McCaw Hall, 305 Harrison St., Seattle Center. 206-628-0888 or www.ticketmaster.com.

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.

“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.


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