Arts and Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

CHILDREN

"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.

COMEDY

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.

CONCERTS

Federal Way Symphony: “The Symphony Swings,” featuring guest trombonist Greg Schroeder of Seattle, will have two performances –– March 4 at 8 p.m. and March 5 at 2 p.m, both at St. Luke’s Church in Federal Way. Schroeder has performed in the Fifth Avenue, ACT and Paramount theaters and Jazz Alley, and with the Seattle Symphony and the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra. Tickets ($25 for adults, $20 for 65 and older) available from symphony office at 529-9857 and at the door. Admission free for 18 and under. More information at www.federalwaysyphony.org

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.

DANCE, MUSIC

"Urban Soul –– Remix:" Aria Dance Company performs at 7:30 p.m. March 10-11 and 3 p.m. March 12 at Knutzen Family Theater, 3200 SW. Dash Point Road in Federal Way. Choreography by Christina Vandenberg-Suju, Teneka McHenry and Gérard Thêorét; music by Andrew Miller. Tickets ($18 and $15) available in advance from Aria members/performers and 9th Avenue School of Dance and at the door. Information at 924-0621 and www.ariadancecompany.com

Tacoma Performing Dance Company: Spring performances at Kemper Centre Theatre at Annie Wright School in Tacoma are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. March 18 and 2 p.m. March 19. Tickets available at (253) 752-8530.

"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 www.TacomaArtMuseum.org

"Is danns beatha! (Dance is life:" Celtic Spirit Association's Celtic Spirit Show is scheduled for March 4 at 2 p.m. at United Churches in Olympia. Features Celtic bands and Scottish highland dancing by the McPherson Scottish Dancers, including Allison and Madaline Meyers of Des Moines. Tickets and information at www.scottishdanceacademy.com.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: March 17-18 at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle. Part of a 24-city national tour. Tickets ($19-$45) at www.theparamount.com, (206) 292-2787, Paramount and Moore Theatre box offices and Ticketmaster outlets.

GALLERIES

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.

MUSEUMS

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.

Tacoma Art Museum: March 11, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., "Americans about America: Art, Modernity and National Identity." Symposium features lectures on visual arts at the turn of the twentieth century. Cost is $5 for members, $10 for non-members; includes museum admission. To attend, register at (253) 272-4258, extension 3030.

MUSIC/NIGHTLIFE

Experience Music Project: Information is available at www.emplive.com

SPEAKERS

Beverly Rainbolt: Writer, poet and activist from New Orleans will speak during a Mardi Gras event at Highline Community College Feb. 22. The overall event, including festive costumes, food, jazz and dance, will be from 10 a.m. to noon. Rainbolt will speak at 11 a.m. in Building 7 about her work in the Louisiana city's 9th Ward, where she is the volunteer coordinator for a health clinic.

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).

STAGE

"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:” Centerstage Theatre production will run through March 5 at Knutzen Family Theater in Federal Way. Tickets ($20-$7) are available at 661-1444 and www.centerstagetheatre.com.

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

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

"Aida:" Musical by Tacoma Little Theater March 3-4 at 8 p.m. Tickets and information at (253) 272-2281 (extension 14) and www.tacomalittletheatre.com.

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