Arts and Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment


"Wonderglobe:" Rick Hartman, toymaker and children's entertainer who has appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," performs with giant puppets and other props at 2 p.m. Feb. 4 at Auburn Riverside Theatre, 501 Oravetz Road. Part of Auburn Arts Commission's Bravo Kids series. Information at 931-3043, and


Federal Way Symphony: The symphony's "Winterlude" concert, featuring music by Wagner and Beethoven, is scheduled for 8 p.m. Feb. 4 and 2 p.m. Feb. 5 at St. Luke’s, 515 S. 312th St. in Federal Way. Brian Davenport is the conductor. The guest artist will be Camden Shaw, a cellist who won the 10th annual Marjorie Easley Young Musicians Competition last year. Tickets cost $25 ($20 for seniors 65 and older). Admission is free for anyone 18 and under. Tickets are for sale in advance through the symphony office (529-9857) and will be sold at the door.


Ajabu African Dance Ensemble: 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at Federal Way Regional Library, 34200 First Way S. Dance, drumming and spoken rhythm. Sponsored by Friends of the Federal Way Libraries.


Washington Sportsmen's Show: Jan. 25-29 at the Western Washington Fair in Puyallup. Opens at noon weekdays and 10 a.m. weekends. Attractions will include live grizzly bears, displays on fishing, hunting, camping

and travel destinations, and exhibits of RVs and trucks.

Tacoma Dome Antique and Collectible Show: Jan. 28-29. Opens at 9 a.m. Jan. 28, 10 a.m. Jan. 29. Admission costs $6 (good for both days). Furniture, antique toys, Victorian décor, clothing, garden antiques, memorabilia and estate jewelry for sale; appraisers evaluating patrons' antique items. Additional information at (503) 282-0877 and

Tacoma Home and Garden Show: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 1-2, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 3-4 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Tacoma Dome. Admission costs $9 for adults, $7 for seniors (62 and older) weekdays only and $2 off adult and senior weekday admission are available at Key Bank locations and Paul DiMeo and Michael Maloney, two of the design team members from the ABC TV series "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," will appear Feb. 3 and Feb. 5, respectively.


Nordstrom Spring Fashion Preview: Jan. 31, 6 to 9 p.m. at Museum of Glass: International Center for Contemporary Art in Tacoma. Featuring 24 models in women's and men's outfits. Tickets ($75 each or $60 for museum members) are available at and (253) 284-4730.


Highline Community College: An art gallery is located on the fourth floor of HCC’s library (Building 25) at the Des Moines campus.

Seahurst Art Gallery: Open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays at 15210 10th Ave. SW, Olde Burien. Information at (206) 244-7844.

Art Concepts On Broadway: Exhibits at Art Concepts On Broadway, 924 Broadway, Tacoma. Information at (253) 272-2202.

Freighthouse Art Gallery: At Freighthouse Square in Tacoma (by the Tacoma Dome), 605 E. 25th. Information at (253) 383-9765.

Tacoma Art Museum: 1701 Pacific Ave. in Tacoma, next to Union Station/federal courthouse. Admission $6.50-$5.50, free on third Thursday of each month. Information at (253) 272-4258.


White River Valley Museum: 918 H St. SE. in Auburn. Admission $2-$1, free each Wednesday. Information: 288-7433.

Karpeles Manuscript Museum: 407 S. G St. in Tacoma, across from Wright Park. Free admission. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Information: (253) 383-2575.

Burke Museum: At the University of Washington campus in Seattle. Admission $8-$5; free for children 4 and under and free for everyone the first Thursday of each month. Infornmation: (206) 543-5590.

Children's Museum: In the Center House at Seattle Center. Admission $7.50-$6.50. Information: (206) 441-1768.


Swing dance: The Kings of Swing, a 17-piece big band, will play for a swing dance in Kent Jan. 31, from 7:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at 600 E. Smith St. It's open to all ages. Admission costs $4 per person. The event's sponsor is the city of Kent's 50-plus Program, which will sponsor more dances on the last Tuesday of every month month (except August and December). Additional information is available at (253) 856-5150.

Experience Music Project: Information is available at


"The Cat That Turned Into a Woman:" Tacoma Opera's young artist showcase, 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at Tacoma Elks Club, 1965 Union St. Tickets ($80) must be purchased by Feb. 8, call (253) 627-7789.


Evening of the Arts: On Jan. 25 at 7 p.m., Sacajawea Middle School will host plays and monologues from the drama classes and club, displays of artwork from the art classes and club, and vocal and instrumental ensemble performances. Admission is free.

Magic and comedy show: A 90-minute show of magic, illusion, comedy and hypnosis is planned for Todd Beamer High School PTSA's Grand Night fund-raiser Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $8 in advance (, or Swingwerks Golf Center, 1626 S. 341St Pl.) or $10 at the door. Children on their parents' laps will be admitted free.


"Rescues Inc.:" Breeders Theater production at E.B. Foote Winery (127-B SW. 153rd St. in Burien) looks at fairy tale love in this musical penned by T.M. Sell of Des Moines, who asks, “The monster’s always falling for the beautiful girl, which never made any sense to me. Why would King Kong fall for Fay Wray? Wouldn’t he prefer a rather fetching ape maiden?” Shows at 7 p.m. are scheduled for Jan. 27 and 28 and Feb. 1, 3 and 4; 2 p.m. performances will be on Jan. 22 and 29 and Feb. 5. Shows include wine-tasting and hors d'oeurves. Tickets are available at the winery (206) 242-3852 and at Corky Cellars (206-824-9462, 22511 Marine View Dr. in Des Moines. All proceeds from the Feb. 1 performance will benefit the Highline Community College Foundation Breeders Theater Performing Arts Scholarship.

"Grease:" Feb. 3-March 19 at Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. in Auburn. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. and show at 8 on Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 and 4 on Sundays. Tickets $17.50-$46.95. Information at 833-5678.

“Noises Off:” The next production of Centerstage Theatre will open Feb. 17 at Knutzen Family Theater. Additional information is available at 661-1444.

'Sylvia:' Burien Little Theatre presents a comedy about a middle-age guy in New York whose midlife crisis is taking him in a completely different direction than his wife. He finds a stray dog and brings it home, wreaking havoc in the couple's world but bringing them closer. Not suitable for children younger than 13 due to language. Shows through Jan. 29 at Burien Little Theatre, Fourth Ave. SW. and SW. 146th in Burien. General admission is $12 Fridays and Saturdays, $10 Sundays. Senior and student admission is $10 for all shows. For ticket information and reservations, call (206) 242-5180. At each performance, donations of canned pet food and money will be accepted for organizations that help animals.

“Heaven Help Us:” Tacoma Musical Playhouse production, based on the “Rat Pack” that included Frank Sinatra, runs through Feb. 12 at Narrows Theatre in Tacoma. Tickets and information available at (253) 565-6867 and

"The Devil and Daniel Webster:" Seattle Children’s Theatre presents adaptation of short story by Stephen Vincent Benét about materialism and young love, Feb. 17-April 1. Features puppetry, music and magic. Tickets and additional information available at (206) 441-3322 and 

"The Wedding Singer:" Musical through Feb. 19 at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle. Additional information at

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