Out & About in Renton | July 9

Arts and entertainment events happening in Renton.

  • Wednesday, July 9, 2008 2:17pm
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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.

Auburn Good Ol’ Days Festival: Aug. 8-10. Features sporting events, carnival, show, poetry, parade and more. Downtown Auburn. 253-939-3389 or www.auburngoodoldays.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 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.

Movies

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.

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.

“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.

“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 11-12, Boneyard; 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

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.

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.

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.

Renton Chinese Dance School: Group or individual lessons offered in Chinese dances and ballet. Call or e-mail for details. 425-638-3812 or mwoodtt@comcast.net.

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 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.

Museums

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 Aug. 10, “Crazy Quilts: Puzzle Patches and Fanciful Embroidery”; Aug. 20-Nov. 9, “Weaver’s Spirit Power: Antique to Contemporary Coast Salish Weaving.” Events: Noon and 2 p.m. July 12, film screening of “A Century of Quilts: America in Cloth”; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 6 and 13, Hooked on History Wednesdays; 11:30 a.m.-noon Fridays, Aug. 1-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

Seahurst Art Gallery: Events: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 12, open house. 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

Seattle Symphony SummerFest—“The Blue Planet Live!”: July 9. Watch a natural history presentation with live music by the Seattle Symphony. Call for cost. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747, 866-833-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.

Seattle Symphony SummerFest—“Mark O’Connor and Maya Beiser”: July 10. Call for cost. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747, 866-833-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.

“The Mikado”: July 10-26. Cost: $12-$32. Bagley Wright Theater, 155 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-341-9612, 206-292-2787 or www.pattersong.org.

“Excerpts from the Soul of a Woman”: 7 p.m. July 11-12. Cost: $12-$15. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway, Seattle. 800-838-3006, www.brownpapertickets.com or www.vaniacbynum.com.

“The Stay Up Late Show”: 11 p.m. July 12. Live talk show performance features local personalities, trivia, prizes and more. Cost: $10. Balagan Theatre, 1117 E. Pike St., Seattle. www.BrownPaperTickets.com.

“The Wind in the Willows”: 5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, July 12-Aug. 10. Cost: Free. Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle. 206-324-5801 or www.schmeater.org.

Seattle Symphony SummerFest—“Cirque de la Symphonie”: July 11-12. Call for cost. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747, 866-833-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.

Seattle Symphony SummerFest—“Fiddlin’ Fun”: 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. July 12. Features Mark O’Connor and Studio3Music. Call for cost. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747, 866-833-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.

“A Marvelous Party—The Noel Coward Celebration”: Through 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.

Seattle Symphony SummerFest—“The Legendary Earl Scruggs”: July 14. Call for cost. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747, 866-833-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.

“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.

“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.

“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.

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.

“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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