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Offbeat America: Series on Home & Garden Television is looking for unusual houses and yards in King County to feature. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (303) 712-3272. High Noon Entertainment of Centennial, Colo., produces the show and other series, including Designer Finals, Generation Renovation and If Walls Could Talk.
At the Hop: April 11, 7 to 9 p.m. at Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. in Auburn. Show dates will be June 2-25. Open auditions, no appointments. For ages 13 and older. Come prepared with a 1950s or 60s song (with a tape or CD for accompaniment). The director is Jillian Douglas. Additional information at 833-5678.
"Jack and the Beanstalk:" Missoula Children's Theatre will conduct an open audition and rehearsals beginning April 3, followed by performances April 7-8 at 7 p.m. at Knutzen Family Theatre, 3200 SW. Dash Point Road in Federal Way. Tickets cost $6. Information at 835-2025.
Kids Day: Evergreen City Ballet hosts free event April 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 710 S. Second St. in Renton. Mini-golf, spin art, face-painting, games, food booths and dancing. Information at (425) 228-6800 or (253) 709-5419.
Gospelfest: Cissy Houston headliner, other Christian music artists in competition including Sanjaya Malakar of Federal Way and Holy Ground Hip Hop Dance Team of Federal Way. April 8, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Paramount Theater in Seattle. Tickets at (206) 628-0888.
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.
Carmona Flamenco: Flamenco dance group performs at 7:30 p.m. April 8 at Kent-Meridfian High Schools performing arts center. Sponsored by Kent Parks Department. Tickets ($14 for general admission, $12 for students and seniors) available at Kent Commons (525 Fourth Ave. N.) and (253) 856-5050. Additional information is available at www.kentarts.com
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.comÂ
"Wonderful Town:" Through April 9 at The 5th Avenue in Seattle. Musical score by Leonard Bernstein. Tickets at (206) 292-2787, ticketmaster.com and theater's box office at 1308 Fifth Ave.
"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 (previews April 8-11). 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 April 7-30. 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, April 7-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