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Auburn entertainment calendar | Sept. 28
Entertainment Marx Brothers Film Series, "Copacabana": 7:30 p.m., Sept. 29, Auburn Ave Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Groucho Marx made his first solo film appearance away from his brothers in the musical comedy. Groucho plays two bit theatrical agent Lionel Q. Devereaux, whose favorite and only client is fireball Brazilian entertainer Carmen Novarro (Carmen Miranda). Tickets: $3. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or online at Brown Paper Tickets.
An Evening With Groucho: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 1, Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St., Auburn. Performing Arts Center Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in a fast-paced 90 minutes of hilarity. The two-act comedy consists of the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs while the audience literally becomes part of the show as Ferrante ad-libs his way throughout the performance in grand Groucho style. Accompanied by his onstage pianist, Jim Furmston, Ferrante portrays the young Groucho of stage and film. Tickets: $17, $15. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or online at Brown Paper Tickets.
Federal Way Symphony season premier: 2 p.m., Oct. 2, St. Luke's, 515 S. 312th St., Federal Way. Rhapsody on a "Theme of Paganini" by Rachmaninoff with guest pianist Geisa Dutra. Tchaikovsky's "Symphony #1, "Czech suit, op.39" by Dvorak. Tickets: $30 adults, $25 senior (65 and older), students under 18 admitted free. Tickets available at the symphony office, 253-529-9857, online at federalwaysymphony.org or at the door.
Comedy at the Ave: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 7, Auburn Ave Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Presenting three comedians in one night, starring Los Angeles-based headliner Sean O'Connor. Tickets: $17, 15. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or online at www.auburnwa.gov
Auburn Symphony Orchestra's Ah, Youth!: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 8; 2:30 p.m., Oct. 9, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St., Auburn. ASO season-opening concert, featuring Rossini's The Thieving Magpie Overture, Hummel's Trumpet Concerto with 12-year old trumpet soloist Natalie Dungey, and Rachmaninov's Symphony No. 1. Reserved season ticket seats – $95/adults; $75/seniors; reserved single ticket seats – $34/adults; $27/seniors; $10/students. Call 253-887-7777 or purchase online at auburnsymphony.org.
"The Wizard of Oz": 7:30 p.m., Oct. 14, 15, 21, 22; 2 p.m., Oct. 16, 22, Auburn Ave Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. The Auburn Community Players, comprised of local actors, present the charming musical based on the popular L. Frank Baum stories. Tickets: $12, $10 ($15, $13 at the door). Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or online at Brown Paper Tickets.
Vintage Singers: 7 p.m., Oct. 22, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St., Auburn. The Vintage Singers perform a mix of instruments and voices to bring the best of the 1960s and '70s folk group "Peter, Paul and Mary." Group performs their top hits, "Puff The Magic Dragon", "Leaving On A Jet Plane", "Blowin' In The Wind" and more. Special guests, The Cowchips, perform beautiful harmonies reminiscent of the Sons of The Pioneers. Order tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com/800-838-3006. Order discounted season and group tickets directly from Great Western Concert Associaion (253-630-5296, gwconcerts.org).
S'mores n More Family Night: 6-8 p.m., Oct. 29, Matchett Park, 402 Warde St., Algona. S'mores, storytelling by the campfire, treat bags and more. Families welcome. Call 253-833-2897 for more information.
Halloween Movie: Night of the Living Dead & Costume Contest: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 31, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Showing "Night of The Living Dead", the 1968 original on the big screen. Halloween costume contest with prizes awarded for the best costume and also the best zombie. Tickets: $3. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.5 p.m., or online at Brown Paper Tickets.
Harmony Kings Barbershop Chorus: 4:30 p.m., Nov. 6, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 515 S. 312th St., Federal Way. Fifth annual free community appreciation concert. Refreshments will be served. Harmony Kings, an a cappella chorus of the Barbershop Harmony Society, is composed of men from throughout the South Sound who rehearse at the church at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. New members, guests welcome. For more information, call 253-435-6757 or visit harmonykings.org. Zola's Cafe: Live music every Friday, 7-9 p.m., 402 E. Main St., Suite 120. For information, contact Sonia Kessler at the cafe at 253-333-9652.