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NIGHTLIFE

Diamond Jim’s: Andy Burnett Feb. 13-14, 1616 S. 325th St.; 838-1440.

Emerald Queen Casino: Blues Brothers Feb. 13-14, 3rd Deck, 2102 Alexander Ave., Tacoma; (888) 831-ROLL.

Jake’s Ales: Charles White Band Feb. 13. Randy Oxford CD release party Feb. 14, 2318 S.W. 336th St. Smoke-free.; 927-1288.

PJ Pockets: Hit Connections Feb. 12-14, 1320 S. 324th St.; 839-9922.

The Fabulous Firwood: Just Dirt Feb. 13-14, 8014 Valley Ave. E., Puyallup; (253) 926-0476.

Tropical Tides: Stroker Feb. 13-14, 1941 Marine View Drive; (253) 383-1144.

‘Red & White Ball’ from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 13 at the Bellevue DoubleTree Hotel Grand Ballroom, 300 112th Ave. SE, Bellevue. Dress to impress. Must be 21. Admission $30 at the door. Call Active Singles Life, (206) 824-8900.

DINNER THEATER

Valentine Dinner Showcase: Liberty Theater presents “Tribute to Legends Valentine Dinner Showcase” featuring songs of the past four decades performed by James Belle and Lori LeaVitt at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at 116 Main St., Puyallup. Tickets $39.95. Proceeds benefit Action Association Counseling Services. Call (253) 864-8116.

‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’ at Auburn Avenue Theater through March 13, Fridays and Saturdays and some Sundays at 10 Auburn Ave. Tickets $12-$43.95. Call (253) 833-5678.

CONCERTS

Vienna Choir Boys perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Pantages Theater in Tacoma. Tickets $45-$30. Call (253) 591-5894.

Valentine’s Day Concert: The duo of soprano Janet Chvatal and classical guitarist Scott Kritzer will perform classic love songs at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Knutzen Family Theatre, 3200 SW Dash Point Road. Tickets $20-$16, include desserts provided by Cafe Pacific Catering. Tickets, call 835-2020.

Tacoma Philharmonic and special guests, French pianist Jean-Philippe Collard and American cellist James Kreger, in concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at Pantages Theater in downtown Tacoma. Tickets $55-$25. Call (253) 272-0809.

Triple Helix, award-winning women of this chamber music ensemble, are guests at the International Chamber Music series at 8 p.m. Feb. 18 at Meany Theater, University of Washington campus in Seattle. Tickets $30. Call (206) 543-4880.

Tacoma Concert Band performs “Classically Romantic” concert, featuring the soloist winner of a student competition, at 8 p.m. Feb. 20 at Pantages Theater in downtown Tacoma. Tickets $18-$10. Call (253) 584-6699.

Auburn Symphony Orchestra will perform its winter program, titled “Paradiso a Inferno,” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St., Auburn. Tickets $20-$12. Call (253) 931-3043.

Northwest Sinfonietta, classical chamber orchestra, performs its third concert of the season, titled “Requiem,” at 8 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Rialto Theater, downtown Tacoma. For tickets, call (253) 383-5344.

Rainier Symphony performances of its “Classical II Concert” will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St., Renton; and at 3 p.m. Feb. 22 at Foster Performing Arts Center, 4242 S. 144th St., Tukwila. Tickets $15-$10. Call (206) 781-5618.

DANCE

‘Gypsy Spirit: Journey of the Roma’: Legendary music (Roma) and dance traditions of the Gypsy at 8 p.m. Feb. 13-14 at Meany Theater on the University of Washington campus in Seattle at ticket prices of $28-$15 (206-543-4880); and at 3 p.m. Feb. 15 at Pantages Theater, downtown Tacoma at ticket prices of $37-$18 (253-591-5894).

Ajabu African Dance Ensemble features dancing, singing, poetry readings and facts regarding African Americans in history in a program, titled “Our Hidden Treasures,” at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Knutzen Family Theatre. Tickets $5-$3, free for age 5 and younger. Call 838-4260.

STAGE

‘Dreamgirls’: Loosely based on the real-life story of The Supremes, the musical starring Frenchie Davis of American Idol runs at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre through Feb. 29. Call Ticketmaster, (206) 292-ARTS.

‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,’ performed by Tacoma Musical Playhouse, runs through Feb. 15 at the Narrows Theater, 7116 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. Tickets $19-$12. Call (253) 565-6TMP.

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