Upcoming arts events in Auburn

Here are some of the exciting events happening in Auburn in the coming weeks.

Here are some of the exciting events happening in Auburn in the coming weeks.

Sistahs: Join the crowd at Postmark Center for the Arts for the opening reception of this exhibition curated by local artist and Auburn resident Marita Dingus. Sistahs is an exhibit of four Pacific Northwest artists of African descent. Brenetta Ward is a fabric artist, a third-generation quilter, and an oral historian. Jite Agbro is known for her colorful figurative artwork featuring layered patterns, sharp contrast, and fabric and paper collage. Debra Harris-Branham conjures the energy of her storytelling into artistic imagery. Marita Dingus is an environmental feminist and mixed-media sculptor focused on using recoverable materials. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided. Opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. May 9. Admission is free. Postmark Center for the Arts is located at 20 Auburn Ave.

Paper embroidery: Event 12 to 4 p.m. May 11 at Postmark Center for the Arts. Event is free for all ages and features arts, performances and crafts. Guest artist Christy Caravaglio hosts a paper embroidery craft session. Caravaglio is a fiber artist living in Kent. Her designs are inspired by traditional and contemporary quilt designs as well as an artistic sense of pattern and color. Guest performance by songwriter Allison Preisinger, who imbues all these realities in her work. Think Joni Mitchell meets Van Morrison with a warmth to brighten up an overcast Pacific Northwest sky. Made possible by Auburn’s Kiwanis Club.

Ukulele for adults: The Postmark Center for the Arts is excited to offer a second session of Ukulele for Adults. Ukulele is a fantastic intro instrument and a wonderful option for anyone who wants to have some fun making music. In this class, one can expect to learn the basics of the ukulele, some popular songs, chord reading, and how to play as a group. Students should plan to bring their own ukulele (soprano or concert size) if possible. All course materials will be provided during classes. Class is for ages 18 and up. Fee is $70 for residents, $88 for non-residents. Class runs 6-6:50 p.m. May 8 to May 29.

Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers: Enjoy free performances June 1 of the Seattle Opera 2024 production, “Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers.” This 45-minute opera for youth audiences fuses folktales from around the world to tell the story of Monkey and his brainy sister, Francine. The siblings must learn to cooperate to escape a hungry crocodile and outwit the greedy Lord of the Tigers. Combining multiple styles of music from Bollywood, Ethiopian jazz, Latin, and classical, this opera shares the timeless message that we all have different strengths, but when we work together, anything is possible. Event is June 1 at the Postmark Center for the Arts. Showtimes are 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Register online at www.auburnwa.gov.