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B-Boy dance crews battled each other at a competition 6 p.m. Sunday at the Han Woo-Ri festival at The Commons mall. - Rachel Jones/For The Mirror
B-Boy dance crews battled each other at a competition 6 p.m. Sunday at the Han Woo-Ri festival at The Commons mall.
— image credit: Rachel Jones/For The Mirror

• Han Woo-Ri festival attendees enjoyed Korean cuisine as well as exhibits, crafts, calligraphy workshop, children’s activities, costumes, music, dance, tae kwon do demonstrations and more. Attendance for the event, held May 16-17 at The Commons mall, was expected to reach 10,000.

• Pacific Ballroom Dance: Pacific Ballroom Dance will hold its spring concert May 29 and 30 at the Auburn Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10-$15 and available at or (253) 939-6524.

• Prime Time takes on Shakespeare: Green River Community College’s Prime Time program for mature learners newest course is “Where’s the Fun in Shakespeare Plays?” The course will be led by Gregory Michaels. The class will offer Shakespeare productions on film for discussion and make the “bard” relevant to modern times. The course is offered on Thursdays, May 21, 28 and June 4, from 1-3:30 p.m. at the college’s main campus 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn, building RLC, room 119. Cost is $39 for members and $65 for non members. For more information about registering for a class or PRIME TIME membership, contact Continuing Education at (253) 833-9111 ext. 2535 or register and pay on-line at

• An American spectrum: The Federal Way Chorale will be performing songs from classical to rock in their next performance, "An American Spectrum." Shows will be held at 8 p.m. on June 6 and 2:30 p.m. on June 76 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 515 S 312th. Tickets are $15-18 and children 12 and under are free. For tickets call 250-3326 or visit

• The Tonight Show: The Harmony Kings will be performing their newest show, "The Tonight Show," starting at 7 p.m. on June 6 and a second show is scheduled for 2 p.m. on June 7. The show will include "Beginner's Luck," a new high school quartet from Auburn Mountainview High School, who have already won a variety of regional and international awards. The show will take place at the Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 East Main Street. Tickets are $15-20 and $5 for students 18 and under. For more information visit

• Power of poetry: Thistle Theatre comes to town with “The Goblin and The Poet” at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 13. The Hans Christian Andersen story follows a goblin who lives who lives comfortably with a grocer to whom he has pledged his services. He sees a poor poet give up food in exchange for an old book. The incredulous goblin peeks into the poet’s room and sees the beauty and excitement of poetry dance before his eyes. Now he faces a dilemma...should he switch his services from the grocer to the poet at the risk of living a less comfortable life? Tickets are $8. Call (253) 835-2020 or visit

• Willy Wonka Jr.: The City of Federal Way Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department is presenting the Friendship Theatre's performance of Willy Wonka Jr. Performances are at 7 p.m. June 18-20 and at 2 p.m. on June 21. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased by contacting the Recreation and Cultural Services office at 253-835-6900. Friendship Theatre is geared toward individuals with developmental disabilities. Now in its eighth year, with 40 cast members, this unique group is comprised of actors with various abilities who have an interest and dedication to acting. Rehearsals began in September and are held twice weekly, a tribute to the commitment of the cast and crew.

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