Arts and Entertainment

Auburn-area entertainment calendar | July 3

Recess Monkey – a trio of Seattle teachers that plays irresistibly catchy music for children – kicks off the Kids Summerstage Series on July 10. The acclaimed children’s music band makes music that grows out of their days in their classrooms. The Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Department presents an eight-week-long series at Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. SE, with free performances at noon on Wednesdays. - Courtesy photo
Recess Monkey – a trio of Seattle teachers that plays irresistibly catchy music for children – kicks off the Kids Summerstage Series on July 10. The acclaimed children’s music band makes music that grows out of their days in their classrooms. The Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Department presents an eight-week-long series at Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. SE, with free performances at noon on Wednesdays.
— image credit: Courtesy photo

Entertainment lineup at Auburn-area venues

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: Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr.: 7 p.m. July 12, 13; 2 p.m. July 13-14. In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice. Adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production, Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr. is performed by participants from the Theater Camp program. Tickets: $6.

Auburn Days Free Film Event and Book Swap: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 10. Two films, with a series of newsreels in between, will be shown. Films: 3-4:30 p.m., “Them”, (black and white, 1954); 5-7 p.m., “American Graffiti”, (1973). 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. A large number of books will be set out on tables in the lobby for the book swap. Bring one book, or bring a dozen and swap them out for ones you actually want. The book swap runs throughout Saturday and Sunday. For more details, contact Robert Blevins at 253-929-6259 or adventurebooksofseattle@gmail.com. Info: www.adventurebooksofseattle.com.

KIDS SUMMERSTAGE SERIES

The Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Department presents its eight-week-long  program at Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. SE, on Wednesdays at noon. For more information, call 253-931-3043 or visit www.auburnwa.gov/events. Mixing free entertainment and park activities for kids and adults, the event features kid-friendly artists presenting afternoon concerts, as follows:

• July 10: Recess Monkey - A trio of Seattle teachers that plays irresistibly catchy music;

• July 17: Magician Jeff Evans - A thrilling magic show, sure to captivate the young and the young-at-heart;

• July 24: Caspar Babypants - Also known as Chris Ballew of the famous Seattle band, The Presidents of the United States of America, he sings lively, catchy, simple songs that you and your child are sure to love;

• July 31: Roving Reptiles - Always a hit with kids, entertainer Clayton Green not only intrigues and educates his audience but also provides a hands-on opportunity at the end of the show;

• Aug. 7: The Magic of Louie Foxx - An interactive magic show, featuring amazing twists that appeal to kids and the adults who bring them;

• Aug. 14: Rolie Polie Guacamole - Auburn is lucky to be on this Brooklyn New York group’s summer tour. The show is full of engaging and entertaining tunes for the whole family to enjoy;

• Aug. 21: Sing Along Fun with Nancy Stewart - Enjoy the energetic, witty music of award-winning singer-songwriter Nancy Stewart;

• Aug. 28: Johnny Bregar - Rootsy, jazzy and bluesy tunes that are simple and catchy that kids and adults alike will enjoy.

Note: The City has added an ArtRageous hands-on art activity to the July 31, Aug. 14 and Aug. 21 events. Participants will learn various art techniques from professional artists. Some craft projects will be offered as take-home projects, others will be a collaborative project, such as making a salmon coastal print with artist Amaranta Ibara. These free art activities will be offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

ELSEWHERE

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: • July 6: Jim Day, guitar; • July 13: Karin Kajita, piano; • July 20: Milo Petersen, guitar; • Aug. 3: John Stowell, guitar. For more information, call 253-887-8530.

“Little Mary Sunshine”: 7 p.m. Aug. 2-3, 3 p.m. Aug. 3, Performing Arts Building, main campus, Green River Community College, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn. Brought to life by Heavier Than Air Family Theatre, “Little Mary Sunshine” is a musical that gently spoofs old-time favorites with lighthearted humor, while showcasing a personality all its own. From Colorado Rangers to the lovely Mary Sunshine; a chorus of giggling schoolgirls to the benevolent Indian chief; hearts are won and lost and won again in this delightful, laugh-filled and charming stage production. A show you won’t want to miss, Little Mary Sunshine features local teens from the company’s popular musical theatre camp. Tickets $8. Information: 253-833-9111, ext. 4966, www.heavierthanair.com

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.

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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