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Kneisler plays at The Station Bistro | Auburn entertainment calendar

Rob Kneisler is a singer, songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist. - Courtesy photo
Rob Kneisler is a singer, songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist.
— image credit: Courtesy photo

Singer, songwriter Rob Kneisler performs Saturday at The Station Bistro.

He will play popular music from 6 to 9 p.m. at the venue, 110 Second St. SW, No. 125, Auburn.

For more information, call 253-735-1399 or visit


Entertainment calendar


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

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: 7:30 p.m. June 14, 15; 2 p.m. June 9. Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. It's a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. Tickets: $14/$12 (pre-sale only); $17/$15 at the door.

Sci-Fi Saturday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 10. First of four classic science fiction films begins at 10 a.m. A 90-minute intermission is scheduled between noon and 1:30 p.m. for the Auburn Days parade. Films: "Robinson Crusoe on Mars – The Criterion Edition", (color, 1964); "Them", (black and white, 1954); "Soylent Green", (color, 1973); "Journey to the Far Side of the Sun", (color, 1969). The air-conditioned theatre has been designated an official cooling station for Auburn Days. Free bottled water, pop, and snacks available at the concession window. Film program is part of Auburn Days presented by Adventure Books of Seattle. Free admission. Refreshments and snacks, passed out by Gayla Prociv, CEO of Adventure Books, also are free. Northwest Science Fiction Society supports Sci-Fi Saturday. For more details, contact Robert Blevins at 253-929-6259 or Info:


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 Dance Center Annual Recital: 7-9 p.m. June 15, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E Main St. The 59th Annual Dance & Music Showcase presenting students of all ages. The theme, "You Ought To Be In Pictures", is of movies from the silent screen to modern times. Admission $20., 253-833-6773.


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. 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 and Poetry at The Station Bistro: 2-4 p.m., June 15, 110 Second St. SW, Suite 125, Auburn. Michael Schein and the Killer Poet Jazz Band. 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.

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

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.

Heavier Than Air Musical Theatre Camp: June 24-July 28, Green River Community College, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn. For youth ages 3-17 to participate in the entire musical theatre experience, from the audition process to final performances. Times, dates and cost vary by age group. Consult for details and an order form. For more information, call 253-833-9111, ext. 4966

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