Arts and Entertainment

Stuff to do in May and June

Relay for Life is held every year to benefit the American Cancer Society. The 2013 event begins June 7 in Federal Way. - Mirror file photo
Relay for Life is held every year to benefit the American Cancer Society. The 2013 event begins June 7 in Federal Way.
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Federal Way Farmers Market: The market will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through October at The Commons mall’s southwest parking lot. Call (253) 261-8157 or visit

It’s Only Rock and Soul: Centerstage’s original musical tribute features seminal hits of the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Attendees can bid via silent auction on drumheads signed by Pete Best, Mick Fleetwood and Hal Blaine. The show runs through May 26 at the Knutzen Family Theatre, 3200 SW Dash Point Road. For tickets, call (253) 661-1444 or visit

Beer tasting party: $20 per person includes food and beers from Deschutes Brewery from 6 to 8 p.m. May 31 at North Shore Golf Course. Live music with Jessie Houghton. RSVP: (253) 927-7439.

Pacific Ballroom Dance: “You Can’t Stop the Beat” will run at 7 p.m. May 31 as well as 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. June 1 at the Auburn Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $13-$15 (ages 3 and under are free). Families are welcome to watch this award-winning youth dance company’s waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas and more. Call (253) 939-6524. Visit

Bells on Broadway by the Rainier Ringers: Community handbell ensemble will perform an all-ages show 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 31 at St. Luke’s Church, 515 S. 312th St. Admission is free with suggested donation of $5 per person. Call (253) 226-4706.

FW Senior Center: The Spring Fling fundraiser features an afternoon of food, music, dancing, craft show and fun from 1 to 4 p.m. June 1 at the Federal Way Senior Center. Tickets are $10. Contact (253) 838-3604.

Friends of the Hylebos: The annual Hylebos Picnic runs 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1 at West Hylebos Wetlands Park and coincides with National Trails Day. To learn more, visit

Federal Way Chorale: The group’s concert “Feel The Spirit” is 8 p.m. June 1 and 2:30 p.m. June 2 at St. Luke’s Church, 515 S. 312th St. Kids admitted free. Visit

Relay for Life: The 2013 event begins at 6 p.m. June 7 at Saghalie Middle School, 33914 19th Ave. SW, Federal Way. Dozens of teams will walk the track overnight until noon Saturday to symbolize that cancer doesn’t sleep. Relay for Life also features a community wellness fair with multiple vendors. Last year’s event raised more than $55,000 for the American Cancer Society. To learn more, visit

FW Harmony Kings: This men’s barbershop chorus will present its annual show “Laugh In All Over Again” at 7 p.m. June 8 and 2 p.m. June 9 at the Auburn Performing Arts Center, 206 E St. NE. Admission is $20 main floor, $10 balcony, free for ages 18 and under. Tickets at (253) 858-8095 or at the door.

Bonsai garden: An exhibit of paintings and drawings by the Northwest artist group “Trees in Art” will run through June 12 at the Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection ( on the Weyerhaeuser campus in Federal Way. Contact (253) 924-5206.

Marcia Whitehead: Federal Way United Methodist Church will host award-winning soprano Marcia Whitehead as she presents “Embraced By God” at 7 p.m. June 16 at 29645 51st Ave. S., Auburn. The concert is free. Contact or (253) 839-9220.

Police K-9 demo: Free event runs noon to 1:30 p.m. June 22 at at French Lake Off-Leash Dog Park, 31531 1st Ave. S. Event includes Q&A with local animal control. Sponsored by Park Pals. Visit

Cooking classes: East India Grill, 31845 Gateway Center Blvd. in Federal Way, hosts a cooking class at 3:30 p.m. Saturdays. Fee is $20. To register, call (253) 529-9292. Visit

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