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Diamond Jim’s: Eddie Preston Feb. 27-28, 1616 S. 325th St; 838-1440.

Emerald Queen Casino: Moxie Feb. 27-28, 3rd Deck, 2102 Alexander Ave., Tacoma; (888) 831-ROLL.

Jake’s Ales: Last Call Feb. 27, 2318 S.W. 336th St. Smoke-free.; 927-1288.

PJ Pockets: NiteCrew Feb. 26-28 1320 S. 324th St.; 839-9922.

Salty’s at Redondo: Poodlebomb Feb. 27. Jeff Fielder Feb. 28, 28201 Redondo Beach Drive S., 946-0636.

Tropical Tides: G String Feb. 27. Kry Feb. 28, 1941 Marine View Drive; (253) 383-1144.


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


Snowflake, a theatrical clown portrayed by Gale LaJoye, entertains with mime and slapstick at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at Jason Lee Auditorium, Division and Sprague streets, Tacoma. Tickets $20-$15; proceeds benefit Artful Souls, a program of Metro Parks. Call (253) 640-3464.

Taproot Improv Comedy show follows performances of “Arthur: The Begetting” on Friday and Saturday nights through March 5 at 10:15 p.m. Tickets $5 or $4 with a ticket for the mainstage performance. Call Taproot Theatre Company box office at (206) 781-9707.


Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill: Irish fiddle virtuoso Martin Hayes and American guitarist Dennis Cahill in concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Rialto Theater, downtown Tacoma. Tickets $30-$19. Call (253) 591-5894.

Wintergrass 2004, the 11th annual bluegrass festival, happens Feb. 26-29 at the Tacoma Sheraton Hotel & Convention Center. Adult day-pass $45-$15. Visit

Tacoma Young Artists Orchestra: High school students perform music of Italy and Spain at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Rialto Theater, downtown Tacoma. Admission $10-$5. Call (253) 627-2792.

Concordia University Choirs and the Christi Crux Vocal Ensemble bring their annual spring tour to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church at 7:30 p.m. March 6. Free admission; donation requested. The church is at 515 S. 312th St.


‘Bringing It Back’: Impulse Dance Company presents “Bringin’ It Back,” a program of hip hop, tap, jazz, ballet, modern, West African and Latin. Federal Way-based Aria Dance Company will also perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Knutzen Family Theatre, 3200 SW Dash Point Road. Tickets $12-$10. Call 835-2020 or (425) 643-5435.

Step Afrika! USA: Washington D.C.-based percussive dance ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 29 at the University of Puget Sound, Schneebeck Concert Hall. Tickets $8. Call (253) 879-3419.


The Flying Karamazov Brothers presents “Life, A Guide for the Perplexed” Feb. 25-March 21 at ACT Theatre, downtown Seattle. Tickets $36-$20. Call (206) 292-7676; or

‘Dreamgirls,’ the musical loosely based on the real-life story of The Supremes, comes to Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre through Feb. 29. Call Ticketmaster, (206) 292-ARTS.

‘The Werewolf’s Curse’: The Federal Way High School Drama Department presents a spoof on the classic 1930s horror movies of Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Werewolf at 7 p.m. Feb. 26-28 in the FWHS Little Theater. Tickets $6-$5. Call Lois Gorne, 945-5533.

‘Of Mice and Men’: Tacoma Little Theatre’s stage adaptation of John Steinbeck’s classic novel runs through Feb. 28 at 210 N. “I” St., Tacoma. Tickets $18-$14. Call (253) 272-2281.

‘Ten Little Indians’: Valley Community Players’ presents the Agatha Christie classic mystery through Feb. 29 at Carco Theater, 231 1/2 Main Ave. S., Renton. Tickets $13-$11. Call (425) 226-5190.

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