The City of Auburn presents free Kids SummerStage outdoor shows, beginning July 16 at Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. SE, Auburn.
The weekly Wednesday entertainment lineup will continue through Aug. 13. Each show begins at noon.
• July 16: Cap ’N Arrr is an interactive comedy performance packed full of audience participation and your basic instruction on how to walk, talk and laugh like a pirate.
• July 23: Joel Brantley’s History of Rock-n-Roll returns to Auburn for another afternoon of instruction of how to be the next, best Elvis impersonator. Fun, family sing along and air-guitar participation are guaranteed.
• July 30: Magician Jeff Evans: A magic show is always an enjoyable way to spend a summer afternoon. Watch as Jeff surprises a volunteer from the audience perform their own magic trick (with Jeff’s help, of course). Hear the peels of laughter when Sparky, the ESP Chicken Puppet, nibbles on an unsuspecting audience member’s finger.
• Aug. 6: Alleyoop! Allen Hirsh is a storyteller, historian, poet, riddler, puppeteer, musician, singer, teacher, and just a plain ol’ dad. He knows more songs, stories and riddles than anybody else his size or shape.
• Aug. 13: Juggler Mario Lorenz has delighted and entertained audiences all over North America. He is the one and the only Groucho look-alike who combines pantomime, comic improvisation and one-liners to elevate the room in a clean and comical way.
Auburn Arts Commission’s Kids SummerStage free outdoor concert program is produced by the City of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation. For more information on this or other cultural arts programs, go to www.auburnwa.gov/arts or call 253-931-3043.