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


Jim Gaffigan: Stand-up comedian and actor March 3, 8 p.m. at The Moore Theatre in Seattle. Tickets ($28.25) through Ticketmaster.

Dame Edna: "Back With a "Vengeance," March 22-26 at The Moore Theatre in Seattle. Tickets ($33.50-$63.50) through Ticketmaster.


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.

Pat Travers: Feb. 8, 9 p.m. at Hell’s Kitchen in Tacoma. Tickets $15 advance, $17 day of the show (Rocket Records, Hell’s Kitchen and Information at (253) 759-6003 and

International Guitar Night: Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m. at Rialto Theater in Tacoma. Featuring guitarists Ralph Towner, Clive Carroll, Brian Gore and Marco Pereira. Tickets ($25 and $35) at Broadway Center for the Performing Arts’ ticket office in Tacoma, and (253) 591-5894.

Rainier Symphony: Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m. at Renton-IKEA Performing Arts Center at Renton High School, 400 South 2nd St. in Renton, and Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. in Foster Performing Arts Center at Foster High School, 4242 S. 144th St. in Tukwila. Tickets at the door, and (206) 781-5618.

Tacoma Symphony Orchestra: Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. at Pantages Theater in Tacoma. Tickets at (253) 272-7264 and


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.


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.


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.


"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. Feb. 4 and 2 p.m. 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.

"Grease:" Through 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.

“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 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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