OUT AND ABOUT: Jan. 16, 2009

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“Torch of Dreams”: Feb. 7. Fundraiser show for Special Olympics Washington features magician Sterling Dietz, and comedy juggling team Brothers from Different Mothers. Cost: $12 in advance; $15 at the door. IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St., Renton. 425-377-8702, www.buyolympia.com or www.showcasemg.com.

Harlem Globetrotters: 7 p.m. Feb. 18. Cost: $18-$62. ShoWare Center at Kent, 625 W. James St., Kent. 253-856-6999 or www.showarecenter.com.


“Broads of Broadway”: Jan. 16-17. Musical revue pays tribute to great women on Broadway. Cost: $15. Renton Civic Theater, 507 S. Third St. 425-226-5529.

“Aunt Dottie’s (early bird) Sing-Along Cabaret”: 2 p.m. Jan. 18. Aunt Dottie and her nephew, Aaron, take the audience on a journey through some classic and not-so-classic songs. Cost: $10. Renton Civic Theatre, 507 S. Third St. auntdottiesings@hotmail.com.


“Lost in Yonkers”: Feb. 20-March 7. Call for cost. Renton Civic Theatre, 507 S. Third St. 425-226-5529 or boxoffice@rentoncivictheater.org.

“Goldilocks and the Three Bears”: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 28; 1 and 3 p.m. March 1. Storybook Theater presents a twist on the classic folktale. Cost: $9. Carco Theater, 1717 Maple Valley Highway, Renton. 877-827-1100 or www.storybooktheater.org.


Cascade Lanes, Lounge and Casino: Performers: Jan. 17, Thunderhead; Jan. 24, Kickstart; Jan. 31, The Jon Casey Band. No cover. 17034 116th Ave. S.E., Renton. 425-226-2035.

Open mic nights: 7 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Poetry, music, spoken word, comedy and magic are welcome. Sign-ins at 6:30 p.m. Maple Valley Creative Arts Center, 23220 Maple-Valley Highway S.E., Suite 15. www.maplevalleyarts.com.


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.


Seahurst Art Gallery: Exhibits: Ongoing, rotating displays of paintings, pottery and jewelry by local artists. Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. 15210 10th Ave. S.W., Burien. 206-244-7844.

Seattle events

“The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley”: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Jan. 17. Musical based on the children’s book series by Jeff Brown. Cost: $17-$35. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.themoore.com.

“The Wizard of Oz”: Through Jan. 17. Presented by Seattle Children’s Theatre. Recommended for ages 6 and older. Cost: $15-$40. Seattle Children’s Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. 205-441-3322 or www.sct.org.

Paul Mesner Puppets—“Wiley and the Hairy Man”: Jan. 17-Feb. 1. African-American folktales told through puppetry. Cost: $8.50-$9. Northwest Puppet Center, 9123 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle. 800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

Divine Performing Arts Chinese New Year Spectacular: 2 and 7 p.m. Jan. 18. Show features Chinese music and dance. Cost: $35-$105. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 800-910-8901 or www.theparamount.com.

Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band: 12:30-4:30 p.m. Jan. 18. Jazz music and dance presented by Puget Sound Traditional Jazz Society. Cost: $8-$11. Ballard Elks Lodge, 6411 Seaview Ave. N.W., Seattle. 425-776-5072 or www.pstjs.org.

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: 9:30 a.m.-noon Jan. 19. Includes: 9:30-10:45 a.m., workshops; 11 a.m., rally with speakers, poetry and music; noon, march to downtown Federal Building. Events start at Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave., Seattle. 206-353-5770 or www.MLKseattle.org.

Staged Reading of MLK Speeches: 2;30 p.m. Jan. 19. Performers will read excerpts from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches. Cost: Free. Center House Pavilion, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. 206-323-4032 or www.cdforum.org.

“Yes We Did” Live Inauguration Broadcast: 7 a.m. Jan. 20. Live broadcast of the 44th Presidential Inauguration on the big screen. Cost: Free. Concessions available for purchase. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle.

“Well”: Jan. 21-Feb. 15. One-woman show tells the story of a woman’s ability to heal a neighborhood, despite her inability to heal herself. ArtsWest Playhouse, 4711 California Ave. S.W., Seattle. 206-938-0339 or www.artswest.org.

“An Evening with Garrison Keillor”: Jan. 22. Author and host of NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion” Keillor to entertain. Call for cost. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.

62nd annual Seattle Boat Show: Jan. 23-Feb. 1. Features more than a thousand watercraft on display, seminars, boating accessories and more. Cost: $5-$10; free for ages 10 and younger. Qwest Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle. Also: “Afloat” events at South Lake Union, 901 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle. www.seattleboatshow.com.

Smucker’s Stars on Ice “On the Edge”: 3 p.m. Jan. 24. Skaters include Sasha Cohen, Jeffrey Buttle, Todd Eldredge, Yuka Sato and more. See Web site for cost. KeyArena, 305 Harrison St., Seattle Center. 206-628-0888 or www.starsonice.com.

“Video Games Live”: 8 p.m. Jan. 24. Multimedia concert highlights music from popular video games throughout history. Cost: $25-$65. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.

Greg Behrendt: 7 p.m. Jan. 24. Stand-up comedian Behrendt to perform. Cost: $29.50. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.themoore.com.

“Memphis”: Jan. 27-Feb. 15. New musical about the birth of rock ‘n’ roll. Cost: $22-$81. The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. 206-625-1900, 888-584-4849 or www.5thavenue.org.

Etta James and the Roots Band: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Cost: $35-$65. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.

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