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Comedy at the Ave returns Friday | Auburn entertainment calendar

Born in Korea and raised by adoptive parents in Pennsylvania, Kevin Shea has appeared on the
Born in Korea and raised by adoptive parents in Pennsylvania, Kevin Shea has appeared on the 'Kims of Comedy' tour, as well as on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live', HBO's 'Down n' Dirty' with Jim Norton and Comedy Central's 'Premium Blend'.
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Kevin Shea headlines the October Comedy at the Ave show at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Shea, born in Seoul, Korea, was adopted and sent to America to live with a middle class Irish family in Bethlehem, Penn.

Shea has developed his own laid back and fresh style of comedy. With his unique style and jokes, he caught the eyes of Hollywood and was invited to the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival.

Shea has numerous television appearances, which include Comedy Central’s "Premium Blend", "Jimmy Kimmel Live", and HBO’s "Down n' Dirty". Most recently he was the winner of 2009 NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity Showcase. He was given a talent deal and showcased at the 2010 NACA National Conference, where he went on to book more than 50 college dates.

Tickets are $17 and $15. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m.-12 noon, or online at Brown Paper Tickets.

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Auburn-are entertainment lineup

Comedy at the Ave: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 7,  Auburn Ave Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Presenting three comedians in one night, starring Kevin Shea, winner of 2009 NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity Showcase. 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.

“Night of The Living Dead”: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 31, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Catch the 1968 original on the big screen. Halloween costume contest with prizes being awarded for the best costume, 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.

Seattle Int’l Comedy Competition: 7:30 p.m., Nov. 4, 10, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. America’s best comedians compete for prize money in the 32nd Annual Seattle International Stand-Up Comedy Competition. Two nights of the competition’s preliminaries and lots of laughs. Recommended for ages 18 and above. Tickets: $20, $18. 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. Also looking for talented musicians, singers or comedians to perform. Please contact Sonia Kessler at the cafe at 253-333-9652.

 

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