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Auburn tradition: Journeys to perform holiday concert
Bronn and Katherine Journey and friends return to Auburn on Saturday to perform their annual Christmas concert.
The event, which combines harp, humor and song and features music celebrating the joy of the Christmas season, begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St.
Bronn brings a warm and casual approach to the concert harp, while accompanied at times throughout the evening by Katherine's angelic voice and several guest musicians. The program includes music from many genres – Broadway, folk, classical and sacred, but the highlight of the evening will be the beauty of traditional Christmas classics.
For the Journerys, it marks the 30th year of performing Christmas concerts.
Tickets range $16-$24. To order, visit www.BrownPaperTickets.com or call the 24/7 hotline at 1-800-838-3006.
AUBURN-AREA ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR
“Seussical, the Musical:” Dec. 16-18, Green River Community College Performing Arts Building, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn. Show times are 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 16, 17, with 3 o’clock matinees slated for Saturday and Sundays, Dec. 17-18. Heavier Than Air Family Theatre presents holiday classic, based on the works of the beloved children’s’s author Theodore Geisel, known to the world as Dr. Seuss. Tickets should be purchased in advance by calling 253-833-9111, extension 2400, during normal business hours. All tickets are $10. Seating is festival. Doors open one-half hour before scheduled performance times. Visit www.heavierthanair.com for further information.
“The Gift”: 7 p.m., Dec. 16, Maple Valley Presbyterian Church, 22659 Sweeney Road SE, Maple Valley. The Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra’s holiday concert. Proceeds benefit the Maple Valley Rotary’s Music For Kids program, which provides instruments, lessons and tuition assistance for children. The concert features MVYSO’s debut philharmonic and symphony orchestras as well as ensemble groups. The audience will be treated to holiday favorites, including Vivaldi’s “Winter” with violin solo by Haley Kovach, MVYSO’s concert mistress. Santa Claus makes a special visit. A $5 suggested donation is welcomed at the door. For more information, call 425-358-1640 or visit www.mvyso.org.
“A Very Beatles Christmas!”: 8 p.m., Dec. 16, Auburn Avenue Theatre,10 Auburn Ave. Creme Tangerine performs favorite Beatles songs, Christmas tunes and the entire Abbey Road album in a very intimate setting. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a “meet and greet” social atmosphere. Beer, Wine, and snacks will be available to buy. This event is “festival” seating, or, first come, first served. Tickets: $18 general, $15 students and seniors. For tickets, call Paulyester Productions at 253-223-0803 or go online at Brown Paper Tickets.
Molly’s Revenge: 7 p.m., Jan. 7, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. With their dynamic and often fast-paced Irish Celtic sounds, Molly’s Revenge has amazed the audiences at international Celtic and other festivals for more than 10 years. For tickets, call 800-838-3006 or visit www.brownpapertickets.com.
Comedy at the Ave: 7:30 p.m., Jan. 13, Auburn Ave Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Tickets: $17, $15. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; 8 a.m.-noon Friday, or online at Brown Paper Tickets.
Rhythmic Circus, Feet Don’t Fail Me Now: 7:30 p.m., Jan. 21, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. Rapid-fire, high spirited humor, rhythm masters. Rhythmic Circus has quickly risen from an underground percussive-dance phenomenon to an innovative live performance company known for transforming their tap shoes into instruments of rhythm backed by a full band. Tickets: $20, $18. Call 253-931-3043, or go online at Brown Paper Tickets.
Peter Pan, Live Harp Performance to 1924 Silent Movie: 2 p.m., Jan. 22, Auburn Ave Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Soar to Never Never Land with Peter Pan, Wendy and the Lost Boys as harpist Leslie McMichael unfurls her lush and enchanting original score to the 1924 silent film release. Tickets: $12, $10. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; 8 a.m.-noon Friday, or online at Brown Paper Tickets.
Auburn Symphony Chamber Series “A Magnificent Marriage of Piano and Winds”: 4 p.m., Jan. 22, St. Matthew Episcopal Church, 123 L St NE. Features two of the repertoires greatest masterpieces for piano and woodwinds: Poulenc’s sextet for wind quintet and piano and Mozart’s quintet for piano and winds. Christina Seimens (piano); Laura Werner, (flute); Jenniffer Nelson, (clarinet); Ove Hanson (oboe); Rodger Burnett (horn); Mona Butler (bassoon). Tickets: $17 general; $10 students. Call 253-887-7777 or visit auburnsymphony.org.
Oscar Film Fest, 1962 Best Picture Lawrence of Arabia: 7:30 p.m., Jan. 26, Auburn Ave Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. World War I British adventurer T.E. Lawrence (Peter O’Toole) helps the Bedouins battle the Turks in this epic adventure. This winner of seven Academy Awards is based on T.E. Lawrence’s memoir, “The Seven Pillars of Wisdom.” Tickets: $3. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; 8 a.m.-noon Friday, or online at Brown Paper Tickets.
Auburn Ave Kids, Gollyology: 2 p.m., Jan. 28, Auburn Ave Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. The sequel to Science Circus, Gollyology teaches rotation around center of mass with club juggling, balance with Russian free-standing Ladder acrobatics, more gyroscopic stability with Japanese parasol tricks, inertia with 17th century block juggling, and more. Tickets: $6. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; 8 a.m.-noon Friday, or online at Brown Paper Tickets.
Deadwood Revival: 7:30 p.m., Jan. 28, Auburn Ave Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Part driving roots, part rockin’ jamband, Deadwood Revival delivers what may be called the best feel-good show around. Deadwood Revival features Jason Mogi’s inventive twists on the claw-hammer banjo, Kim Trenerry’s driving rhythm on her ’65 Gibson acoustic guitar, Julie Campbell’s fiery fiddlin’, and Ches Ferguson’s creative ukulele-bass lines. Tickets: $20, $18. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; 8 a.m.-noon Friday, or online at Brown Paper Tickets.
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.