Out & About in Kent | August 2

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Special Events

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

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

Scramble for Safe Families Charity Golf Tournament : 1:30 p.m. Aug. 9. Includes four-person scramble, hole-in-one contest, putting contest, banquet, auction, raffles and awards. Proceeds benefit Jennifer Beach Foundation for child abuse and domestic violence prevention. Cost: $90 per person; $360 per foursome. Auburn Golf Course, 29630 Green River Road S.E. 253-630-7193 or www.jnbfoundation.org/news.htm.

Music

Gary Stroutsos: 7 p.m. Aug. 2. Flutist Stroutsos to perform. Cost: $10-$25. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn. www.brownpapertickets.com or www.garystroutsos.com.

Des Moines Beach Park Jazz & Blues Series: 7 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 23. Performers: Aug. 2, Lady A and the Baby Blues Funk Band; Aug. 9, Alice Stuart; Aug. 16, Michael Powers. Cost: Free. Presented by the Snohomish Artist Guild. Des Moines Beach Park, 22030 Cliff Ave. S. 206-870-6527.

Kent Soulful Sounds of Summer: Through Aug. 30. Noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays (in conjunction with Kent Summer Concert Series), 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays; also Saturday afternoons in August. Free concert series at Kent station. Performers include: 2-4 p.m. Aug. 2, Cherry Cherry Band; Aug. 5, Little Bill and the Blue Notes; Aug. 6, Cheryl Serio; 3-5 p.m. Aug. 9, Silent and Cliche; Aug. 12, Darren Motamedy; Aug. 13, Becki Sue and Her Big Rockin’ Daddies; 3-5 p.m. Aug. 16 Swing Session Big Band. Kent Station Plaza, 417 Ramsay Way. www.kentstation.com.

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

Kent Summer Concert Series: Noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays, and 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 14. Free live music around Kent. Includes: Aug. 6, Recess Monkey; Aug. 7, Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband; Aug. 14, Lulu LaFever. Locations: Wednesdays at Town Square Park, at the corner of Second Avenue and Harrison Street; Thursdays at Lake Meridian Park, 14800 S.E. 272nd St. 253-856-5050 or artscommission@ci.kent.wa.us.

Auburn Shades of Summer Outdoor Concerts: 7 p.m. Aug. 6. Finale with Auburn Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Ensemble. Cost: Free. Len Chapman Amphitheater at Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

Maple Valley Music in the Park: Evenings Aug. 7, 17 and 28. Free concert series. Lineup: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 7, West Seattle Big Band. Lake Wilderness Park, 22500 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley. 425-413-8800 or parks@ci.maple-valley.wa.us.

Crue Fest: 5 p.m. Aug. 8. Features Motley Crue, Buckcherry, Papa Roach, SIXX:A.M. and Trapt. Cost: $29.50-$95. White River Amphitheatre, 40601 Auburn-Enumclaw Road, Auburn. 206-628-0888 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Brooks & Dunn with ZZ Top: 7 p.m. Aug. 9. Cost: $29.50-$62.50. White River Amphitheatre, 40601 Auburn-Enumclaw Road, Auburn. 206-628-0888 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Native American Music Association Hall of Fame Concert: 6 p.m. Aug. 16. Concert by upcoming NAMA Hall of Fame inductees Redbone and Janice-Marie Johnson, along with Indigenous and special guest Johnny Curtis. Cost: $10-$40. White River Amphitheatre, 40601 Auburn-Enumclaw Road, Auburn. www.ticketmaster.com or www.livenation.com.

Movies

Moonlight Movies: Dusk Saturdays through Aug. 23. Free outdoor movies. Bring low-back chairs or blankets. Films: Aug. 2, “Some Like It Hot”; Aug. 9, “The Spiderwick Chronicles”; Aug. 16, “Meatballs.” Liberty Park, corner of Bronson Way North and Houser Way North, Renton. 425-430-6700 or www.rentonwa.gov.

Summer Sounds and Comcast Cinema Series: 7-11 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 22. No show Aug. 8. Live concerts followed by a movie screening in the park. Lineup: Aug. 15, The Raggedy Anns and “Bee Movie.” Most shows at Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn; Aug. 15 show at Sunset Park, 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.

Momtopia Free Family Movies: 10 a.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays through Aug. 27. Free G and PG movies offered for moms and kids. Call for movie lineup. Regal 17 Cinemas, 1101 Supermall Way, Auburn. 253-735-8052.

Theater

“Oklahoma!”: 8 p.m. Aug. 2. Presented by Icon Theatre and the Kent Arts Commission. Cost: $10. Kentwood Performing Arts Center, 25800 164th Ave. S.E., Covington. www.brownpapertickets.com.

“Red Riding Hood”: 3 and 7 p.m. Aug. 2. Presented by Missoula Children’s Theatre. Cost: $5. Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center, 10020 S.E. 256th St., Kent. 253-856-5051 or www.kentarts.com.

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

“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.

“Bye Bye Birdie”: 7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 10. Presented by ManeStage Theatre Company. Cost: $10. Sumner Performing Arts Center, 1707 Main St., Sumner. 253-447-7645 or www.manestagetheatre.com.

“Once Upon a Mattress”: 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through 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.

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13-15 and 21-22; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 and 23. Presented by the Auburn Mountainview Theatre Company. Cost: $8. Auburn Mountainview High School theater, 28900 124th Ave. S.E., Auburn.

Nightlife

Cascade Lanes, Lounge and Casino: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Nightly band performances, including: Aug. 2, Jet City Players; Aug. 9, Jon Casey Band; Aug. 16, Bare Bones. Open to ages 21 and older. 17034 116th Ave. S.E., Renton.

Cutters Point Coffee: Live music various evenings. Times are 6:30 p.m. unless noted. Performers: Aug. 15, Passenger Side with Dustin Hagen and Brandon Sniff; Aug. 16, Tess and Carson Henley. Cost: Free; tips appreciated. 16739 S.E. 272nd St., Covington. 253-639-3458.

Firecreek Grill and Raw Bar: 9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, live music. Ongoing: 8 p.m. Mondays, open mic. No cover. 2019 W. Meeker St., Kent. 253-856-5170.

Gonzo’s Bar and Grill: Ongoing: 9 p.m. Wednesdays, karaoke. Open to ages 21 and older. 15423 S.E. 272nd St., Suite 101, Kent. www.gonzosbarandgrill.com.

Interchange Bar & Grill: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays, live music. Performers: Aug. 8, Bare Bones; Aug. 15, Jon Casey Band. Ongoing: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Thursdays and Saturdays, karaoke. Open to ages 21 and older. 8429 S. 228th St., Kent. 253-854-5650.

Pat’s Bar and Grill: All performances 8 p.m.-midnight unless otherwise noted. Ongoing: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Andy Burnett. 114 Railroad Ave. N., Kent. 253-852-7287 or www.patsbar.com.

Poppa’s Pub: 9:30 p.m.-1:15 a.m. Saturdays, live music. 510 Washington Ave. N., Kent. 253-850-2812.

The Royal Bear Pub and Eatery: Performers: Aug. 15-16, Black Dog. 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona. 253-833-6686.

Museums

Ryan House Museum: Events: Aug. 2, Arts Festival. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through August, and 7-9 p.m. Aug. 6. Cost: $1 for adults; 25 cents for children. 1228 Main St., Sumner. 253-299-5780.

White River Valley Museum: Exhibits: Through Aug. 10, “Crazy Quilts: Puzzle Patches and Fanciful Embroidery.” Events: Noon-4 p.m. Aug. 2, Crazy Quilts Family Day; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 6 and 13, Hooked on History Wednesdays; 11:30 a.m.-noon Fridays through Aug. 22, Books Bring History Alive program. 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.

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

Galleries

Auburn City Hall Gallery: Exhibits: Aug. 4-22, Auburn Good Ol’ Days Juried Art Exhibit. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Admission: Free. Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.

Kent Centennial Center Gallery: Exhibits: Through Aug. 28, Kent Summer Art Exhibit, featuring juried artwork by regional artists. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. 400 W. Gowe St., Kent. 253-856-5050, www.ci.kent.wa.us/arts.

Cheryl Sallee Gallery: Exhibits: Through Aug. 29, marquetry art by Dennis Harrison. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Admission: Free. Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. S.E. 253-931-5043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

New Earth Gallery: Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. 213 W. Meeker St., Kent.

Seahurst Art Gallery: Exhibits: Through Aug. 31, photography by Alan Caddey and miniature paintings by Bonnie Chance. 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

“Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations”: 7 p.m. 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. 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.

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

“Aida”: Aug. 2-23. Opera tells the story of forbidden love between a general and a slave girl in ancient Egypt. Presented by Seattle Opera. Call for cost. McCaw Hall, 305 Harrison St., Seattle Center. www.seattleopera.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.

“Adventures in Mating”: Through Aug. 9. 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.

“Big River”: Through Aug. 9. Musical is an adaptation of Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” Cost: $26-$33. Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St., Seattle. www.taproottheatre.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.


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