Arts and Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment


"Town Mouse, Country Mouse:" Last Leaf Story Theatre presentation

Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. at Federal Way Regional Library, 34200 First Way S. Tale of two mice cousins –– one lives in the country, the other in the city. Recommended for ages 3 to 11. Sponsored by Friends of the Federal Way Libraries.


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.


Auburn Symphony Orchestra: Featuring piano soloist Allan Dameron, the premiere of Federal Way composer Brent Irwin’s latest work, “The Reluctant Storm,” and performances of Wagner’s "Overture to The Flying Dutchman" and Rimsky-Korsakoff’s "Capriccio Espanol." Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 19 at 2:30 p.m. at Auburn Performing Arts Center. Tickets ($17-$20, $15-17 for students and seniors) are available from Auburn Parks Department at 931-3043, the symphony office at 939-8509 or at the door. More information at

Spinners: Feb. 11, 8 p.m. at Emerald Queen Casino I-5 in Tacoma. Tickets $25-$55. Information at 1-888-831-7655 and

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

Terrance Zimien and the Zydeco Experience: Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center, 10020 SE. 256th St. in Kent. Tickets ($15-$13) at Kent Commons (525 Fourth Ave. N. in Kent) and (253) 856-5050.

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

The Blind Boys of Alabama: Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m. at Pantages Theater in Tacoma. Tickets ($29-$56) at the Broadway Center Ticket Office, (253) 591-5894 and


"Night Tacoma Danced:" March 4 at 6 p.m. at Tacoma Art Museum. Tickets $175 per person. Reservaations at (253) 272-4258 (extension) 5000 and


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.


Asra Nomani: India-born journalist and founder of Muslim Women’s Freedom Tour will start Green River Community College Speaker Series March 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Lindbloom Student Center. Tickets ($10-$8, free admission for GRCC students available in Student Programs office and at (253) 833-9111 (extension 2400).


"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 run Feb. 17 through March 5 at Knutzen Family Theater in Federal Way. Tickets ($20-$7) are available at 661-1444 and

“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

“Driving Miss Daisy:” Feb. 16-March 5 at Tacoma Actors Guild. Tickets and information available from TAG box office at (253) 272-2145. 

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