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Auburn-area entertainment calendar | March 27

Brandon Cash, as the Man in Black – Johnny Cash, will grace the stage at the Auburn Avenue Theater at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13. - Courtesy photo
Brandon Cash, as the Man in Black – Johnny Cash, will grace the stage at the Auburn Avenue Theater at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13.
— image credit: Courtesy photo

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. 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.


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

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


“The Wizard of Oz”: 7 p.m. March 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

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 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. • April 1 program, featuring Quill and Parchment poets and more; Joannie Stangeland; Mary Eliza Crane; Jane Alynn; Laura L. Snyder; Tanya McDonald; James Rodgers. For more information, contact

Auburn Mountainview High School Bands Spring Concert: 7 p.m. April 1, The Theater at Mountainview, 28900 124th Ave. SE, Auburn. Evening of fine music under the direction of Derek Pyle. Enjoy performances by the jazz ensemble, concert band and wind ensemble. Free.

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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