Arts and Entertainment

Auburn-area entertainment calendar | March 22

Rainbow Dance Theatre returns to the Auburn Performing Arts Center on Saturday. The show features physical stunts, mesmerizing dance, glow in the dark costumes, and inventive use of props. - Courtesy photo
Rainbow Dance Theatre returns to the Auburn Performing Arts Center on Saturday. The show features physical stunts, mesmerizing dance, glow in the dark costumes, and inventive use of props.
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Entertainment

AUBURN AVENUE THEATER

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 www.brownpapertickets.com.

‘80s at 8 Movies Package:  8 p.m., selected Fridays. Mach 29: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”. Tickets: $3.

Poetry at the Ave: 7 p.m. April 4. Dick Brugger, Auburn Poet Laureate, and his daughter, Jessie Brugger, award-winning filmmaker, present a night of poetry and animation. The City of Auburn sponsors free program.

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.

Walk the Line (PG-13): 2 p.m. April 14. Tickets: $3

Ave Kids presents Disney’s Mulan Jr.: 7 p.m. April 19-20; 2 p.m. April 20-21. Travel back to the legendary, story-telling days of ancient China with this action-packed stage adaptation of Disney’s Mulan. Tickets: $6.

Forbidden Broadway: 7:30 p.m. April 26-27. Broadway’s favorite spoof and Tony Award winner.  Tickets: $17/$15.

AUBURN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

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 www.brownpapertickets.com.

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 www.auburnsymphony.org.

ELSEWHERE

“The Wizard of Oz”: 7 p.m. March 22, 23, 29, 30, Green River Community College, Performing Arts Building, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn. Everyone’s favorite story by Frank Baum comes to life in Heavier Than Air Family Theatre’s endearing production. Tickets should be purchased in advance. Recommended for guests 6 years and older. All tickets are $10. To order, call the box office 253-833-9111, ext. 2400 (9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday-Friday). For more information, visit www.HeavierThanAir.com

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 23: Paul Sawyer, guitar; • March 30: Overton Berry, piano. For more information, call 253-887-8530.

Shyan Selah & The Republic of Sound: 9 p.m. March 23, Jack’s Tavern, 2425 Auburn Way N. Admission free. Continuing his “Pink Butterfly” tour that includes Starbucks throughout the nation, Selah is bringing his band, The Republic of Sound, and their unique fusion of rock/soul music to Auburn.

Rainier Youth Choirs’ “Earth, Wind & Fire” Concert: 7 p.m.  March 23, Kent United Methodist Church, 11010 SE 248th St. Most selections in the concert include an aspect of the theme, “Earth, Wind & Fire”, and represent a wide variety of genres and styles. Tickets purchased in advance at www.RainierYouthChoirs.org are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors/students. Tickets also are available at the door for $15 and $12. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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 mcbreenpost@aol.com.

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 www.auburnstationbistro.com.

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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