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Auburn-area entertainment calendar | March 13

The Auburn Actors
The Auburn Actors' Guild presents “Beauty and the Beast” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. The cast includes Jessica Alley, middle, who plays Belle. Tickets are $12 general admission and $5 for seniors, students and military. For ticket information, call 253-931-4895.
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Entertainment lineup


Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave.  Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Rec  at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at

‘80s at 8 Movies Package:  8 p.m., selected Fridays. Lineup: • “Breakfast Club” (March 15); • “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (March 29). Tickets: $3.

Ave Kids, It’s Just Rocket Science with Dr. Kaboom: 2 p.m. March 16. Creatively blending theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration, Doktor Kaboom keeps his audience riveted with interest and rolling with laughter whilst exploring scientific content that ties directly into educational curriculum standards. Tickets: $6.

March Comedy at the Ave:  7:30 p.m. March 16, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Headliner Mike Baldwin is considered by many to be one of the smartest, funniest and most likable comics working the road today. Recommended for ages 18 and above. Tickets: $17, $15.

The Gothard Sisters: 2 p.m. March 17. Three sisters, sharing their love of Irish music, traditional Irish step dance and storytelling perform a special St. Patrick’s Day show. Tickets: $17, $15.

Hook Me Up: 7:30 p.m. April 6. The excitement of Hook Me Up stems from the musical melding of four of the Northwest’s busiest “sidemen” in contemporary music. These four individuals have come together to bring you an energetic and entertaining sound in modern instrumental music. Tickets: $17, $15.

AveKids Spring Break Theater Camp: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 8-12; 5:30-8 p.m. April 15-19. Featuring Disney’s “Mulan, Jr.” Camp will emphasize voice, choreography, acting, set design, costuming and more resulting in a public performance. Ages: 7 through ninth grade. Fee: $160/$200 based on Auburn residency (Early dropoff at 8 a.m. and/or late pick-up by 5 p.m. may be arranged in advance.) Register by April 5. Call 253-931-3043 to register.

April Comedy at the Ave: 7:30 p.m. April 12. Three comedians in one night. Recommended for ages 18 and above. Tickets: $17, $15.

Brandon Cash Tribute to Johnny Cash: 7:30 p.m. April 13. Emulating a true musical legend, Brandon Cash’s performance is largely based on the early years of Johnny Cash’s career, including the Tennessee Three and the Carter family. Performing both true classics interspersed with his own original music which celebrates a true country tradition. Tickets: $20, $18.


APAC, 700 E. Main St. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Rec  at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at

“Beauty and the Beast”: 7 p.m. March 14-16. Auburn Actors’ Guild presents classic, based on Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated feature. Tickets: $12 general admission; $5.00 seniors, students and military. Tickets available for pre-sale at, the Auburn High Bookkeeper’s Office and are at the door. For ticket information, call 253-931-4895.

Rainbow Dance Theatre: 7:30 p.m. March 23. Back by popular demand, this dynamic group features physical stunts, mesmerizing dance, glow in the dark costumes, and inventive use of props. Tickets: $15/$13.

Auburn Symphony Orchestra, “Spotlight on the Auburn Symphony”: 7:30 p.m. April 27; 2:30 p.m. April 28, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. R. Strauss’ “Death and Transfiguration” and Stravinsky’s “The Right of Spring”. Free pre-concert lecture begins 45 minutes prior to performance. Tickets: $34 adults; $27 seniors (55 and older); $10 students. To order, call 253-887-7777 or visit


Jazz series:: 6-9 p.m., Saturdays, Auburn Wine and Caviar Company, 2402 A St. SE, Auburn. Saxophone and flute master Mark Lewis performs each week with a different featured guest musician – or two – from around the region. No cover. Featured guest musician schedule: • March 16: Richard Person, trumpet; Steve Luceno bass; • March 23: Paul Sawyer, guitar; • March 30: Overton Berry, piano. For more information, call 253-887-8530.

Poetry at The Station Bistro: 7-10 p.m., first Mondays of each month, Bistro, 110 Second St. SW, Suite 125, Auburn. Poets featured at the open mic venue. Presented by The Station Bistro, the Northwest Renaissance, Auburn Striped Water Poets. Open to poets of every age and skill level. For more information, contact

Music at The Station Bistro: 6-9 p.m., Saturdays, 110 Second St. SW, Suite 125, Auburn. Call for details and reservations at 253-735-1399. For more information, visit

Zola’s Cafe: Live music every Friday, 7-9 p.m., 402 E. Main St., Suite 120. Open mic on the last Wednesday of the month. For information, contact Sonia Kessler at the cafe at 253-333-9652.



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