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Auburn Symphony Orchestra: Also featuring Federal Way Chorale, 7:30 p.m. April 29 and 2:30 p.m. April 30 at Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. in Auburn. Tickets (prices range from $25Â to $20) available at 939-8509 and Auburn Symphony, P.O. Box 2186, Auburn, WA 98071. Information at www.auburnsymphony.org.
Kenny Rogers, Oak Ridge Boys: Sept. 11 at the Puyallup Fair. Tickets ($39.50-$34.50) on sale at all Ticketmaster ticket centers, include fair admission.
Third Day: Grammy-winning contemporary Christian band,is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Puyallup Fair. Tickets are on sale at all Ticketmaster locations and (206) 628-0888 in Seattle and www.ticketmaster.com.
Tacoma Concert Band: 25th anniversary concert at 8 p.m. April 28 at Pantages Theater in Tacoma. Tickets and information at www.tacomaconcertband.org, Broadway Center box office at 901 Broadway in Tacoma, and (253) 591-5804 and 1-800-291-7593.
David Grisman: Mandolin player, The Moore Theatre April 28. Information at www.mundomundo.com and www.themoore.com.
Montgomery Gentry is known for a string of hits that include Something To Be Proud Of, My Town, Hell Yeah, If You Ever Stop Loving Me, Gone, She Dont Tell Me To, Daddy Wont Sell the Farm, She Couldnt Change Me, Speed and Hillbilly Shoes.
Montgomery Gentry: 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Puyallup Fair. Tickets ($46.50 reserved infield, $41.50 reserved grandstand) at all Ticketmaster locations.
Beach Boys: 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Puyallup Fair. Tickets ($15 reserved, free grandstand) at all Ticketmaster locations.
Puyallup Spring Fair: April 20-23. Tickets at discount prices (adults $6.50, 6 to 18 years old $5) available at The Commons at Federal Way. Attractions include Military Appreciation Day (free admission April 21 for all veterans with valid military ID) and a free concert by country singer Jamey Johnson April 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Spring Garden Show: April 20-23 at the Puyallup Fair's Showplex exhibit hall. Opens at 3 p.m. the first day, 10 a.m. the other days. Adults $8, children 6-18 $6, ages 5 and under get in free. Free parking. Discount coupons at The Commons at Federal Way, Fred Meyer stores in south King County and Pierce County, Columbia Bank and Safeway stores.
Highline Community College: An art gallery is located on the fourth floor of HCCs library (Building 25) at the Des Moines campus.
Federal Way City Hall: Second floor, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
Seahurst Art Gallery: Open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays at 15210 10th Ave. SW, Olde Burien. Information at (206) 244-7844.
Art Concepts On Broadway: Exhibits at Art Concepts On Broadway, 924 Broadway, Tacoma. Information at (253) 272-2202.
Freighthouse Art Gallery: At Freighthouse Square in Tacoma (by the Tacoma Dome), 605 E. 25th. Information at (253) 383-9765.
Tacoma Art Museum: 1701 Pacific Ave. in Tacoma, next to Union Station/federal courthouse. Admission $6.50-$5.50, free on third Thursday of each month. Information at (253) 272-4258.
White River Valley Museum: 918 H St. SE. in Auburn. Admission $2-$1, free each Wednesday. Information: 288-7433.
Karpeles Manuscript Museum: 407 S. G St. in Tacoma, across from Wright Park. Free admission. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Information: (253) 383-2575.
Washington State History Museum: A nationally-touring Civil War exhibit, "Liberty on the Border," is on display through Sept. 10. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission costs $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for students and military. Children 5 and under are admitted free. Information at 1-888-238-4373) and www.washingtonhistory.org.
Burke Museum: At the University of Washington campus in Seattle. Admission $8-$5; free for children 4 and under and free for everyone the first Thursday of each month. Infornmation: (206) 543-5590.
Children's Museum: In the Center House at Seattle Center. Admission $7.50-$6.50. Information: (206) 441-1768.
Experience Music Project: Information is available at www.emplive.com
Illahee jazz dinner: May 5, 7 p.m. at Illahee Middle School in Federal Way. School's jazz band performs in fund-raiser benefitting Illahee band program. Tickets $20 per person, advance purchase only (deadline is 3 p.m. April 28).Â Information at (253) 945-4649 or www.FederalWayMusic.org.
Todd Beamer Jazz Night: April 28, 7 p.m. at Todd Beamer High School in Federal Way. Jazz band and choir performance benefits school's music programs. Tickets $20 per person, advance purchase only (deadline is 3 p.m. April 21).Â Information at (253) 945-2972 or www.FederalWayMusic.org.
"Nicholas Nickleby:" Centerstage Theatre production May 5-28 at Knutzen Family Theater in Federal Way. Tickets and information at (253) 661-1444.
"9 Parts of Desire:" Seattle Repertory Theatre production in the Leo K Theatre through April 15. Tickets at Seattle Repertory Theatre box office, (206) 443-2222, toll-free at (877) 900-9285 and www.seattlerep.org.
"Cyrano de Bergerac:" Seattle Shakespeare Company production through April 9 at Center House Theatre at Seattle Center. Showtimes and tickets ($18-$30) at (206) 733-8222 and www.seattleshakespeare.org
"Tuesdays With Morrie:" Seattle Repertory Theatre production in the Bagley Wright Theater April 12-May 7. Tickets at (206) 443-2222, 1-877-900-9285 and www.seattlerep.org.
"The Woman:" Tacoma Little Theater production of Clare Boothe Luce's satirical comedy through April 30. Tickets and information at (253) 272-2281 extension 14, 210 N. I St. in Tacoma and www.tacomalittletheatre.com.
Dinner train: Spirit of Washington's Murder Mystery Train, based in Renton, is scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays in April and May. Reservations at 1-800-876-7245 or www.spiritofwashingtondinnertrain.com.
Once Upon a Mattress: Auburn Avenue Theater production, through May 14 at the theater, which is located at 10 Auburn Ave. in Auburn. Dinner and/or show. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. and show at 8 on Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2:30 and 4 on Sundays. Tickets cost $17.50-$46.95. Additional information is available at 833-5678 and www.auburnavenuetheater.com