Out & About in Renton | June 21

A listing of arts and entertainment events happening in and around Renton.

  • Friday, June 20, 2008 1:49pm
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Special events

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

Wings of Freedom Tour: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 21-22. Ground tours available of Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine” WWII Heavy Bomber; Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” WWII Heavy Bomber; North American B-25 Mitchell WWII Medium Bomber; and P-51 Mustang. The Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Tukwila. www.collingsfoundation.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.

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.

Music

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.

An Evening with the Music of John Denver: 7 p.m. July 5. Jim Curry to perform many of Denver’s classic hits. Cost: $22. IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St., Renton. 909-638-7230.

Theater

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

“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.

“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: June 21, Knucklehead; June 27-28, Trix. Open to ages 21 and older. 17034 116th Ave. S.E., Renton.

The Royal Bear Pub and Eatery: Performers: June 27-28, Black Dog; July 4, Waylaid with Jerry Miller; July 5, Jet City Players; July 11, One Way Out; July 18, 4 Outta 5; July 19, The Velcrows; July 25, Max Axle; July 26, NRG, Aug. 1, Kickstart; Aug. 15-16, Black Dog; Aug. 23, Whiskey Creek. 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona. 253-833-6686.

Dance

Southside Dance Force: 7 p.m. June 21; 2 p.m. June 22. Cost: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St., Renton. 253-639-5829 or www.ssdanceforce.com.

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.

Galleries

Seahurst Art Gallery: Exhibits: Through July, pottery by Don Schindler and Arun Sharma. Ongoing: Paintings by Nancy Bogni, Marianne Perkins and Cathy Woo. Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. 15210 10th Ave. S.W., Burien. 206-244-7844 or www.seahurstgallery.org.

Seattle events

Discover the Niña: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. June 21-24. Replica of Columbus’ ship will dock in Seattle for self-guided tours. Cost: $3-$5; free for ages 4 and younger. Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St., Seattle. 787-421-0402 or www.thenina.com.

Unexpected Productions International Festival of Improv: Through June 22. Call for cost. The Market Theater, 1428 Post Alley, Seattle. 206-587-2414 or www.UnexpectedProductions.org.

“Avenue Q”: Through June 22. Call for cost. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.

“Namaste Man”: Through June 22. One-man show explores what it means to be an artist, and what it means to go home. Intiman Theatre, 201 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-269-1900 or www.intiman.org.

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley: Performers: June 23-24, Maceo Parker. Call for cost. 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle. 206-441-9729 or www.ticketmaster.com.

“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 Symphony SummerFest—“Wagner and Mahler”: June 26-29. Call for cost. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747, 866-833-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.

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-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.

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.

“All’s Well That Ends Well”: Through June 29. Presented by Seattle Shakespeare Company. Cost: $20-$34. Center House Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle Center. 206-733-8222 or www.seattleshakespeare.org.

Seattle PrideFest: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 29. Features music, political speakers, comedians and more. Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St. www.seattlepridefest.org.

Silent Movie Mondays: 7 p.m. Mondays through June 30. 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.

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.

Seattle Symphony SummerFest—“Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra”: July 1. 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’s Own Hot Swing”: July 2. Features Mark O’Connor, the Punch Brothers and Chris Thile. Call for cost. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747, 866-833-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.

“A Streetcar Named Desire”: July 3-Aug. 2. Cost: $10-$48. Intiman Theatre, 201 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-269-1900 or www.intiman.org.

WaMu Family Fourth at Lake Union: Noon-11 p.m. July 4. Features children’s activities, games, scavenger hunt, live entertainment, flyover, beer garden and fireworks. Cost: Free. Lake Union’s Gas Works Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle. www.wamufamily4th.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.

Seattle Symphony SummerFest—“The Blue Planet Live!”: July 8-9. 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.

“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.

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.

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.

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

“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.

“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.

“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.

“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.


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