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Federal Way Symphony: “Winterlude” features Russian guest artist, Elisabeth Mernaya, 16-year-old critically acclaimed harpist, at 8 p.m. Feb. 5 and 2 p.m. Feb. 6 at St. Luke’s Church, 515 S. 312th St. On the program, “Divertissement” by Jacques Ibert, “The Concerto for Harp” by Reinhold Gliere, and “Unfinished Symphony” by Schubert. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 seniors, free for students age 18 and younger. For tickets, call (253) 529-9857.

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival: Hawaiian guitar music by Keola Beamer and several guests, accompanied by hula dance, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at Kent-Meridian High School Performing Arts Center, 25800 164th Ave. SE, Covington. Tickets $14-$12. Call (253) 856-5050.

Herbie Hancock: Pianist Herbie Hancock, tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker and trumpeter Roy Hargrove in concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 4 at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre. Tickets ($45-$25) call Ticketmaster (206) 292-ARTS.

The International Guitar Night: Acoustic guitarists perform their latest original compositions and exchange ideas at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Rialto Theater, downtown Tacoma. Tickets $35-$25. Call Broadway Center Ticket Office, (253) 591-5894.

Seattle Symphony: At Benaroya Hall, downtown Seattle: Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite Feb. 3-6, tickets from $15; Mahler’s Fourth Symphony Feb. 10, 12-13, tickets from $15; “Tiny Tots: American Love Songs” 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Feb. 12 and 15, tickets $6; guitarist Eliot Fisk 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, tickets from $16; Silver Pops: “Great Loves of the Silver Screen” Feb. 17-20, tickets from $18; music of Handel, Corelli and J.S. Bach 8 p.m. Feb. 25-26, tickets from $16; “Sing Me a Symphony, Dance Me a Movement” 11 a.m. Feb. 26, tickets $15-$20. Call (206) 215-4747.


PJ Pockets: Pretty Young Thing Feb. 3-5, 1320 S. 324th St.; 839-9922.

Jake’s Ales: Gun Shy Feb. 4. Doug Skoog Band Feb. 5. Randy Oxford Band, Fat Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2318 S.W. 336th St. Smoke-free. 927-1288.

Salty’s at Redondo: Dan James Feb. 3, Miles Crew Feb. 4, Mike McDonald Feb. 5, 28201 Redondo Beach Drive S.; 946-0636.

Emerald Queen Casino: Foghat Feb. 5, I-5 Showroom; Rayeanne’s Groove Feb. 3-5 in I-5 nightclub; (888) 831-ROLL.

Grand Central Casino: NiteCrew Feb. 4-5, 10117 S. Tacoma Way, Lakewood; (253) 396-0500.

Jazzbones: Coco Montoya Feb. 4. Rubberneck Feb. 5, 2803 Sixth Ave., Tacoma; (253) 396-9169.

Muckleshoot Casino: Next Movement through Feb. 6, 2402 Auburn Way S.; 1-800-804-4944.

The Fabulous Firwood: Kry Feb. 3. Sunny Jim Feb. 5, 8014 Valley Ave. E., Puyallup; (253) 926-0476.

The Olde Shipwreck: Loose Gravel Feb. 5, 1941 Marine View Drive, Tacoma; (253) 383-1144.

The Royal Bear: The Boinkers Feb. 4-5, 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona; 833-6686.

The Swiss Pub: Chicken Joe Feb. 4. Kry Feb. 5, 1904 S. Jefferson, Tacoma; (253) 572-2821.

Thunderchief: Women’s Comedy Show Feb. 4. Stan the Man hosts a Mardi Gras party Feb. 5, 6120 29th St. NE. (253) 927-2857.


Jet Cities Chorus: Old-fashioned pie social with entertainment by Jet Cities Chorus and musical guests Northwest Spirit, Night Flight, and Departure from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 13 at Saghalie Middle School, 33914 19th Ave. SW. Tickets $10-$8. Contact


‘Viva Zavada!’: Live comedy, original music and wine in an event featuring T.M. Sell’s new play about politics and dislocation. Performances are at 7 p.m. Feb. 4-5; and at 2 p.m. Feb. 6 at E.B. Foote Winery, 127-B SW 153rd St., Burien. Tickets $20, available at the winery or Corky Cellars, 22511 Marine View Drive, Des Moines (206-824-9462).

‘Harvey’: Elwood P. Dowd sees a six-and-a-half foot rabbit in Mary Chase’s classic comedy “Harvey,” presented by Valley Community Players. Performances run Feb. 4-27 at Carco Theater, located in Renton’s Cedar River Park. Tickets $12-$14. Call (425) 226-5190.

‘God’s Favorite’: Neil Simon comedy loosely based on biblical book of Job, about a tycoon, his wife, a prodigal son and kooky twins. At Renton Civic Theatre Feb. 4-20. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays at 507 S. Third St., Renton. Tickets $20-$15. Call (425) 226-5529.

‘Some Enchanted Evening’: Musical revue by six performers of 50 compositions by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Feb. 4-27 by Tacoma Little Theater, 210 N. I St., Tacoma, (253) 272-2281.

‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’: Seattle Repertory Theatre presents drama by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson through Feb. 19 in the Bagley Wright Theatre, 155 Mercer St., Seattle Center. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets $46-$10. Call (206) 443-2222.

‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’: Seattle Shakespeare Company performances through Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, at Center House Theatre in the Seattle Center. Tickets $26-$16. Tickets (206) 733-8222.


‘Nunsense’: Comedy at Auburn Avenue Theater Feb. 4-March 12. Dinner served at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 Fridays and Saturdays; dinner at 2:30 p.m., show at 4 on Sundays at 10 Auburn Ave. Tickets $16.80-$43.95. Call (253) 833-5678.


‘The Music Man’: Auburn Avenue Theater is casting for all roles: Child auditions from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 5, adults 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 6-7 at 10 Auburn Ave. Prepare a short song and monologue; bring headshot and resume, if available.

Ajabu African Dance Ensemble: Auditions for age 8 and older. Call (253) 838-4260.

Musicians: Dance Theatre Northwest needs violin, viola and flute players to play on a volunteer basis at community performances. Four years experience required. Call (253) 581-4993.

Dance Theatre Northwest: Experienced dancers with classical training are needed for upcoming performances. Send video and resume, or call for an application and appointment, (253) 565-5149.


Pacific Northwest Ballet: Three compositions by Igor Stravinsky, featuring PNB’s orchestra, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3-5 and 10-12, 2 p.m. Feb. 5 and 1 p.m. Feb. 13 at 301 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets, call (206) 441-2424.

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