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NIGHTLIFE

Billy McHale's: Dan Hagan, Price and Water June 11, 1800 S. 320th St.; 839-4200.

Jake’s Ales: Gerry Ray's Rockin' Country June 10. Little Bill and the Bluenotes June 11, 2318 S.W. 336th St. Smoke-free. 927-1288.

PJ Pockets: NiteCrew June 9-11, 1320 S. 324th St.; 839-9922.

Emerald Queen Casino: Party Safari June 10-11, Bridge Nightclub; John Waite June 11, Showroom; (888) 831-ROLL.

Great American Casino: The Boinkers June 10-11, 10117 S. Tacoma Way, Lakewood; (253) 396-0500.

Jazzbones: Jimmy Thackery June 10. Vicci Martinez June 11, 2803 Sixth Ave., Tacoma; (253) 396-9169.

Muckleshoot Casino: Patton Leather through June 11, 2402 Auburn Way S.; 1-800-804-4944.

The Fabulous Firwood: The Outfit June 10. Kry June 11, 8014 Valley Ave. E., Puyallup; (253) 926-0476.

The Olde Shipwreck: X35 June 10, 1941 Marine View Drive, Tacoma; (253) 383-1144.

The Royal Bear: Kickstart June 11, 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona; 833-6686.

The Swiss Pub: Dance Factory June 10-11, 1904 S. Jefferson, Tacoma; (253) 572-2821.

DANCE

Evergreen City Ballet: New works by Northwest choreographers in performances by the dance company at 7:30 p.m. June 10 and 11 at Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main. Call (253) 833-9039.

CONCERTS

Sacred Music Chorale: The Chorale performs a cappella and other choral literature from past centuries to the present at 3:30 p.m. June 12 at Calvary Lutheran Church, 2415 S. 320th St. in Federal Way. Suggested donation $10-$8. Call (425) 379-2553.

Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra: The award-winning SRJO, co-directed by drummer Clarence Acox and saxophonist/arranger Michael Brockman, are joined by pianist and composer Jovino Santos Neto at its season ending concerts, titled "Latin Jazz." Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. June 11 at the Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, downtown Seattle; and at 3 p.m. June 12 at Kirkland Performance Center in Kirkland. Tickets $32-$16. Call (206) 523-6159 or Ticketmaster.

Federal Way Symphony: Ukrainian violinist Sergey Suhobrusov returns for a solo violin performance with piano accompaniment at 7 p.m. June 23 at the Knutzen Family Theatre, 3200 Dash Point Road. A reception will follow the performance. The symphony featured 19-year-old Suhobrusov at its December 2004 holiday concert. Ticket donation is $10 at the door; limited seating with no reservations. Details, call (253) 529-9857.

COMEDY

Dave Barry: Dave Barry, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of more than 20 books, will talk about his views ranging from politics to home repair and family at 7:30 p.m. June 9 at Pantages Theater, downtown Tacoma. Tickets $60-$40. Call Broadway Center, (253) 591-5894.

DINNER THEATRE

'At The Hop, Auburn Avenue Bandstand': Auburn Avenue Theater presents a dinner theater production through June 25 and July 8-23 at 10 Auburn Ave. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and dinner served at 2:30 p.m., show at 4 p.m. Sundays, June 19, July 10 and July 17. Tickets $46.95-$17.50. Call (253) 833-5678.

AUDITIONS

'How The Other Half Loves': Valley Community Players will hold open auditions at 7 p.m. tonight, and 1 p.m. June 11 at 231 1/2 Main Ave. S., Renton. Cold readings from the script, a farce by Alan Ayckbourn. Cast requirements are three women and three men, mid-20s to early 50s. The sow will run Sept. 23-Oct. 9. Details, call (425) 226-5190, Wednesday or Friday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

'Oklahoma': Auburn Avenue Theater is casting chorus roles for the entire show of "Oklahoma" from 7 to 9 p.m. June 12 and 13 at 10 Auburn Ave. Bring an accompaniment CD or tape to sing and be prepared to read from the script. The show runs Aug. 5-28. Information, (253) 833-5678.

Dance Theatre Northwest: Experienced dancers with classical training are needed for upcoming performances including Swan Lake and The Nutcracker as company members, Junior Dance Ensemble members and as guest performers. Send video and resume or call for an application and audition appointment, (253) 565-5149.

STAGE

'A Midsummer Night's Dream': Todd Beamer High School's Black Box Theatre presents William Shakespeare's comedy, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at 7 p.m. June 9 and 11 at the school, 35999 16th Ave. S. Advance tickets ($7-$5) can be purchased by calling (253) 945-2572.

'Fools': Theatre Extemporé, a Green River Community College professional theater company, presents the story of a youthful teacher assigned to educate the peasantry of a small Russian village that is cursed with stupidity in "Fools," a farce by Neil Simon. Performances are at 8 p.m. June 10-11 at Lindbloom Student Center on campus at 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn. Admission $8-$6. Call (253) 833-9111, Ext. 2400.

'Twelfth Night': William Shakespeare's comedy about mistaken identities, separated twins and overcoming obstacles to true love is presented by Centerstage Theatre. Performances run through June 12, Fridays-Sundays, at the Knutzen Family Theatre, 3200 SW Dash Point Drive. For tickets ($20-$7), call 661-1444.

Grand Kabuki Theatre of Japan: One Reel and Seattle Theatre Group presents the Shochiku Grand Kabuki, Japan's revered company of 75 members performing Sonezaki Shinju ("Love Suicides at Sonezaki") in a style of Kabuki theatre going back three centuries at 7:30 p.m. June 11 and 2 p.m. June 12 at The Paramount Theatre, downtown Seattle. Performance features full Grand Kabuki sets and costumes. Tickets $100-$25.50. Call Ticketmaster, (206) 292-ARTS.

'InBox': Seattle Public Theater presents a satirical look a the lives of paper-pushers in the cubicle of a nameless, forgotten bureaucracy through June 12 at the Bathhouse on Green Lake, 7312 W. Greenlake Drive N. Tickets $20-$10. Call (206) 524-1300.

'Jesus, Jesus': Biblical epic from the story of Moses to Jesus ascending to heaven, performed by a full Korean cast in Korean, at 4:30 and 8 p.m. June 14 at The Paramount Theatre, downtown Seattle. Tickets $77.50-$27.50. Purchase tickets online.

'Arthur: The Hunt': The Arthur Cycle continues in Jeff Berryman's drama, presented by Taproot Theatre through June 18 at 204 N. 85th St. in Seattle. Tickets are $29-$15. Call (206) 781-9707.

'Camelot': King Arthur, Queen Guenevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table come to life in this classic American musical presented through June 19 by Renton Civic Theatre. Performances are Thursdays-Sundays at 507 S. Third St., Renton. Tickets $20-$15. Call (425) 226-5529.

'The Taming of the Shrew': Seattle Shakespeare Company presents the return of the hit production featuring an all-male cast running through June 19 at Center House Theatre, Seattle Center. Tickets $26-$16. Call (206) 733-8222.

'I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change': Tacoma Musical Playhouse

brings back the humorous production of "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" in seven performances, June 10-19, at the Narrows Theatre, 7116 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays and June 18. Tickets $21-$15. Call (253) 565-6867.

'Annie Get Your Gun': Irving Berlin's Wild West show within a show, based on the love story of Annie Oakley and Frank Butler, runs through June 26 at Tacoma Little Theatre. The musical is staged at 210 N. I. St., north Tacoma. Tickets are $20-$16. Call (253) 272-2281.

CHILDREN'S THEATRE

'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day': The story of Alexander and the misfortunes of his very bad day come to life in this Seattle Children's Theatre production based on Judith Viorst's book. The musical comedy runs through June 12 in the Eve Alvord Theatre, located at 201 Thomas St. at the Seattle Center. Performances are at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 and 5:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets $28-$14. For tickets, call (206) 441-3322.

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