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A look at arts and entertainment events in Auburn.
Energetic kids of all shapes, sizes and abilities took the floor at Terminal Park Elementary School to dance to “Firebird,” a morning story ballet camp offered through the Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department. Under the guidance of Stephanie Cox, instructor from Auburn’s Children’s Dance Theater, the camp features ballet classes, craft projects and more, with weekly ballet themes.
Auburn City Hall Gallery presents the works of Seattle artists Joey Katzer and Betty Hageman, from now until Aug. 1. Meet the artists Wednesday at a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in City Hall, 25 W. Main St.
The Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department – along with its corporate sponsors Comcast, Pierce County, MultiCare and Polygon Northwest – offers the Summer Sounds… Continue reading
Superheroes have taken over the cinema. In recent months we’ve been bombarded with an endless assault of larger than life comic book action heros. These world rescuers run the gamut from a metallurgically altered weapons specialist (Iron Man) to a rage induced girth and pigmentation vacillator (The Incredible Hulk).
A listing of arts and entertainment events happening in Auburn.
Under brilliant sunshine, the Solid Rock Cruisers held their sixth annual Cruise to the Park on Saturday at Les Gove Park.
Auburn’s popular Shades of Summer Concert series returns on Wednesday evenings at the Len Chapman Amphitheater at Game Farm Park, located at 3030 R St. SE. Shows begin each night at 7 at the park’s amphitheater, 3030 R St. SE.
Events happening in Auburn.
The epitaph for heavy metal music has been written many times in its 30-year lifespan. Whether it was punk in 1976 or Kurt Cobain in 1991 dealing the death blows, metal has always bounced back, each time regaining its popularity as a dominant genre in the music industry. This summer, heavy metal is again roaring back, this time in the form of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, a 13-band, three-stage metal-stravaganza – featuring Disturbed, Slipknot, Dragonforce and Mastodon (if you’ve never heard of them, ask a teenager) – that will storm into the White River Amphitheater on Wednesday.
Tenacious Mary Vesper is a late-blooming adventurer who refuses to limit herself – but not at the expense of taking unnecessary risks. For instance, she makes it a habit of climbing mighty mountains, even reaching the summit of some of the tallest, most rugged peaks in the Pacific Northwest. “Mountain Mary” – as many of her friends call her – is a 61-year-old Auburn woman unafraid of new challenges.
On July 2, 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Lee Resolution declaring the Thirteen Colonies to be independent of the British Empire. Two days later, an explanation and justification of the Lee Resolution was indelibly sealed and signed into parchment as the United States Declaration of Independence.
Artists are invited to submit their works for a juried exhibit during the Aug. 8-10 Auburn Good Ol’ Days festival. Participants must be 18 years or older and a U.S. citizen. Artwork must be original, entirely the work of the entrant, without supervision, and be less than two years old. No workshop or class creations, crafts, kits, 3-D or copyrighted paintings and published work will be accepted.
At 92 years young, Mary McKean remains part daring, part inquisitive.The Auburn woman also happens to carry some semblance of a “bucket list.”The fact she… Continue reading
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.
Update on Auburn’s ‘Pacin Parson’
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