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Auburn-area entertainment calendar | April 17
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.
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. Satirical vignettes of “Grease”, “Wicked”, “Phantom”, “Les Mis”, “The Producers” and “The Lion King”. Tickets: $17/$15.
Vocal Trash: 7:30 p.m. May 3. Vocal Trash continues to electrify the young and old with their tight acappella harmonies, industrial “stomp” style drumming and breakdancers. Vocal Trash Street Show is an evening of music, dance and comedy theater dotted with light hearted audience participation. Tickets: $20/$18.
Rodgers and Hammerstein Movie Series Package: 8 p.m. • May 5: “The King and I”; • May 12: “South Pacific”; • May 19: “The Sound of Music” . Ticket package: $6.
Ave Kids presents “Rapunzel”: 2 p.m. May 11. Neither long locks of hair nor large locks on towers are enough to keep a rainbowhaired maiden from trying to follow her dreams. Can our hair-oine escape from her tiny room-with-a-view, or will she be trapped in her tower forever? Join Storybook Theater as you experience this favorite story on stage. Tickets: $6.
May Comedy at the Ave: 7:30 p.m. May 17. Three comedians in one night. Recommended for ages 18 and above. 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.
Auburn Symphony Orchestra, “The Rite of Spring”: 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.
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: • April 20: Rick White, 6-string bass guitar; • April 27: George Radebaugh, piano. For more information, call 253-887-8530.
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten: 8 p.m. May 3-5, 10-12, 17-18, Messiah Lutheran Church, 410 H St. NE, Auburn. A stage musical adaptation of Robert Fulghum’s book of short essays – a funny, insightful and heartwarming look at what is profound in everyday life. Tickets: $12 adults, $10 kids 14 & under, $10 seniors. Info@messiahlutheranchurchauburnwa.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Jack & The Giant: 7 p.m. June 14, 15, 21, 22; 3 p.m. June 15, 22, Green River Community College, Performing Arts Building, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn. Presented by Heavier Than Air Family Theatre. A boy named Jack, his mother, a giant and magical beans spin a charming musical version of the classic tale. All tickets $8. For more information, call 253-833-9111, ext. 2400, or visit www.HeavierThanAir.com.
Imagine “Remembering The Fab Four”: 7 p.m. June 15; 2 p.m. June 16, The Theatre At Mountainview, 28900 124th Ave. SE, Auburn. Presented by Great Western Concerts. A classy Beatles tribute band that has formed the legendary group’s hits more than 20 years. Opening is local band The Saltwater Saints, with even more 1960s hit songs. Tickets: $10-$25, www. brownpapertickets.com.