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"NIGHTLIFEDiamond Jim's: Virginia Feb. 2-3 at 1616 S. 325th St. Call 838-1440.Jake's Ales: Little Bill & the Bluenotes Feb. 3 at 2318 S.W. 336th St. Smoke-free. Call 927-1288.PJ Pockets: NiteCrew Feb. 1-3 at 1320 S. 324th St. in Ross Plaza. Call 839-9922.Planet Hot Rod: Brian Moritz, Painted Window Feb. 2. Made in the Shade, Duke McCabe Feb. 3 at 7403 Pacific Highway S. in Milton. Call 926-3599.Salty's at Redondo: Kevin Jones Wednesdays. Miles Crew Thursdays. John Buck Fridays. Paul Kroeger Saturdays at 28201 Redondo Beach Drive S. Call 946-0636.Verrazano's: Cooke 'n Green tonight at 28835 Pacific Highway S. Call 946-4122.Christies: Hit Connection Feb. 1-3 at Best Western Executive Inn, 5700 Pacific Highway E. in Fife. Call 922-0080.Muckleshoot Casino: Next Movement through Feb. 4. Players Feb. 2-3 at 2402 Auburn Way S. Call 1-800-804-4944.Shipwreck Restaurant & Lounge: Wide Open Feb. 2-3 at 1941 Marine View Drive. Call 383-3708.The Fabulous Firwood: The Boinkers Feb. 2-3 at 8014 Valley Ave. E. in Puyallup. Call 926-0476.The Swiss: Denny Porter Feb. 4 at 1904 S. Jefferson in Tacoma. Call (253) 572-2821.KNUTZEN FAMILY THEATRE'Butterflies Are Free': Centerstage Theatre presents Butterflies Are Free, a comedy written by Leonard Gershe and directed by Gail Wamba. A young bachelor moves into his first apartment, a cramped cold-water flat, and soon his life is invaded by the aspiring actress next door, much to the horror of his over-protective mother. The production runs Feb. 1-17. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays at the Knutzen Family Theatre, 3200 S.W. Dash Point Road. Tickets are $16-$19. Call 661-1444.'Brundibar': Seabury School students will present the children's opera Brundibar, an allegorical story of life in Hitler's concentration camps, which was composed by Hans Krasa and Adolf Hoffmeister, who were Jewish. Krasa was deported to Terezin, a large German concentration camp in Czechoslavakia where a small amount of cultural activity was permitted. Before he was executed, he taught many children to sing in this opera since no one knew who would live long enough to sing in the next performance. Dasha Lewin of Los Angeles, one of the original cast members in the Terezin production, will speak in conjunction with each performance at 7 p.m. Feb. 5, 6 p.m. Feb. 6 and 1 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Knutzen Family Theatre, 3200 S.W. Dash Point Road. Music director is Jeffrey Stvrtecky of Tacoma Musical Playhouse, stage director is Jim Campbell and the production is in collaboration with Tacoma Opera. Tickets are $5-$7.50. Call (253) 874-2357.JUST FOR SINGLESSingles Night Out: Enjoy dinner at the Best Western Federal Way Executel and attend a Centerstage performance of Butterflies Are Free at the Knutzen Family Theatre on Feb. 9. No host social begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner of prime rib, salmon or chicken from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Executel; and the show at 8 p.m. Reservations and payment of $30 are required by Feb. 5. Call 661-1444, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.Valentine's Dance: The Dancin DJ spins hits from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 9 at the Singles Valentine's Dance in the Grand Ballroom at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bellevue. Dr. Wayne Carr speaks on How To Find Your True Valentine from 7:45 to 8:30 p.m. prior to the dance. Dressy attire recommended. Must be 21. Tickets are $18, advance, and $25 at the door. Call Active Singles Life at (206) 243-8536.DINNER THEATER 'West Side Story': Two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, in Auburn Ave Dinner Theatre's production of West Side Story. Musical highlights includes Maria, Tonight, America, Somewhere, and I Feel Pretty. The musical runs through March 10 at 10 Auburn Ave. Dinner seating begins at 6:30 p.m. and showtime is 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Dinner seating is at 3 p.m., show at 4 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $16.85-$35.95. Call (253) 833-5678.STAGE'Neville's Island': Four British businessmen are sent out on a survival weekend by their management and mishaps follow in Burien Little Theatre's production of Neville's Island, a comedy by Tom Firth. The play runs through Feb. 4 at the theater, Fourth Avenue Southwest and Southwest 146th Street, Burien. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $8-$12. For reservations, call (206) 242-5180. 'King Christophe': Seattle Public Theater presents the Tragedy of King Christophe, a true tale of the first black monarch of the modern world, from galley slave to king to legend. Written by Aime Césaire, it tells of a dictator in Haiti during the time of Napoleon. Performances run through Feb. 4 at the Green Lake Bathhouse, 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $10-$19. Call (206) 524-1300 or visit 'The Gin Game': Renton Civic Theatre presents The Gin Game, a comedy on aging, coping and special relationships. This winner of the Pulitzer Prize, written by D.L. Coburn, runs through Feb. 18. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays at the theater, 507 S. Third St., Renton. Tickets are $15-$20. Call (425) 226-5529.'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum': Tacoma Musical Playhouse presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, a musical comedy by Stephen Sondheim. Forum takes place in Rome where a slave, longing for freedom, attempts to reach his goal through many hilarious means. The production runs through Feb. 18; showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays at the Narrows Theatre, 7116 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. Tickets are $10-$17. Call (253) 565-6TMP.'Comedy of Errors': University of Puget Sound Black Box Theatre presents William Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors Feb 1, 2 and 3. A black box is a performance space that doesn't need to be in a formal theater. Performances will be at 8 p.m. at the Wheelock Student Center Rendezvous Room on the UPS campus at 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. Tickets are $1.50, sold at the door. Limited seating. Call (253) 879-3582.'A Midsummer Night's Dream': Mortals mix with fairies and runaway lovers confuse their affections in William Shakespeare's greatest comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream. The play previews Feb. 5-11, opens Feb. 12 and runs through March 17 at Seattle Repertory's Bagley Wright Theatre, 155 Mercer St. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are $15-$42. For tickets, call (206) 443-2222.'The Beauty Queen of Leenane': Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely spinster in her early 40s, and Mag, her simpering, demanding mother, share a small house in the small town of Leenane, Ireland, where they've lived all their lives. When Maureen rekindles a relationship that may be her last chance at love, her mother makes a decision that leads to a dramatic finale in The Beauty Queen of Leenane. Presented by Tacoma Actors Guild, the play runs Feb. 7-25 at Theatre on the Square, 915 Broadway, downtown Tacoma. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; and matinees are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12.50-$28. Call (253) 272-2145.'The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940': Tacoma Little Theatre presents The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, a spoof of the classic 1940s whodunit movies, opening Feb. 9. The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop assembles for a backer's audition of their new show at the posh Westchester estate of a wealthy patron of the arts, and gets snowed in with a killer. Performances of this comedy are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through March 3 at 210 N. I St., Tacoma. Tickets are $13-$15. For tickets, call (253) 272-2281. 'A Delicate Balance': Seattle Repertory Theatre presents A Delicate Balance Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning play about unfulfilled lives, broken promises and jealousies that tear at the structure of family life. Agnes and Tobias, a middle-aged couple, engage in a battle of wills with the drunk Claire, Agnes's sister; and adjust to living with daughter Julia, returning home after another failed marriage, and terrorized neighbors, Harry and Edna. The play runs through Feb. 24. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays at the Leo K. Theatre, 155 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets are $29-$42. Call (206) 443-2222.'Silver Water': Book-It Repertory Theatre, in its 11th season of adapting literature for the stage, will present Silver Water, three short stories adapted from Amy Bloom's book, Come to Me. In one story, the Silversteins are on a road trip to visit the childhood home of their father, David, a home he was forced to leave suddenly after an accidental fatality; the second focuses on the marriage of David and Galen and her affair with Henry; and in the final story daughter Violet tells of the trials of mental health care for her older sister Rose. Silver Water runs Feb. 2-25 at A Contemporary Theatre's Gregory A. Falls Theatre in downtown Seattle. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $14-$18. Call (206) 325-6500.CONCERTSPianist Lang Lang: Chinese-born pianist Lang Lang makes his Seattle debut at 8 p.m. Jan. 31 at Meany Theater on the University of Washington campus. The 18-year-old Lang Lang has won numerous awards at international competitions since the age of 5, has performed with the Baltimore Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic; at the Ravinia Festival's Gala Concert; and Carnegie Hall. Single tickets are $30. Call UW Arts Ticket Office at (206) 543-4880.Keola Beamer and Kenny Endo: Slack key guitarist Keola Beamer joins Japanese taiko drummer Kenny Endo in a collaborative concert Feb. 2. The music begins at 7:30 p.m. at Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway in downtown Tacoma. Tickets are $12.50-$32. Call (253) 591-5894.'Farewell to the 20th Century': Northwest Sinfonietta presents two concerts titled Farewell to the 20th Century. The program features Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite, Haydn's Symphony No. 45, and the premiere performance of Daniel Ott. Concerts begin at 8 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Rialto Theater, 301 S. Ninth St., Tacoma; and at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, downtown Seattle. For Rialto Theater tickets, $18-$25, call (253) 591-5894. For Benaroya Hall tickets, $20-$25, call Ticketmaster at (206) 292-ARTS.Tacoma Philharmonic: Seattle Symphony and Gerard Schwarz, conductor, are guests of the Tacoma Philharmonic in concert Feb. 9. Works by Respighi and Mahler are on the program beginning at 8 p.m. at Pantages Theatre, 901 Broadway in downtown Tacoma. Tickets are $20-$45. Call (253) 272-0809.A cappella with m-pact: Kent Arts Commission Spotlight Series presents an evening of a cappella featuring the pop-jazz sounds of m-pact. Group members mimic the sounds of drums, bass and other instruments in their show beginning at 8 p.m. Feb. 9 at Kent-Meridian High School Performing Arts Center, 10020 S.E. 256th St., Kent. A cappella girl group Cerfew will open the show. Advance tickets are $8-$10, available at Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent; day of show tickets are $10-$12. Call (253) 856-5050.'The Lawrence Welk show - Live': Enjoy a wunnerful, wunnerful trip down memory lane with the 20-piece Lawrence Welk Orchestra and original cast members of the TV show. Complete with the Bubble Machine, the show comes to the Seattle Center Opera House at 7 p.m. Feb. 13. For tickets, call Ticketmaster, (206) 628-0888. Regina Carter: Virtuoso jazz violinist Regina Carter performs at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at Rialto Theater, 310 S. Ninth St., downtown Tacoma. Carter has collaborated with artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Lauryn Hill, Max Roach, Mary J. Blige, Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel and Dolly Parton. Tickets are $16.25-$29. Call (253) 591-5894.Tacoma Symphony Orchestra: TSO Principal Trombone Don Immel will perform as soloist in the symphony's Classics IV program at 8 p.m. Feb. 16 at Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, downtown Tacoma. Tickets, call (253) 591-5894.Auburn Symphony Orchestra: Auburn-area music students join the symphony's professional musicians on stage at this annual concert. The program features Schubert's Symphony No. 9, works by Samuel Barber and Stewart Kershaw; Erich Parce as baritone soloist singing Old American Songs by Aaron Copland; and Trains of Thought, a world-premiere by Tacoma composer Gregory Youtz. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St., Auburn. Tickets are $12-$18. Call (253) 931-3043.COMEDYAn Evening with Dave Barry: Humorist and social commentator Dave Barry will share his views on everything from politics to home repair and family. Laugh out loud with this Pulitzer Prize-winner and author at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway in downtown Tacoma. Tickets are $26-$55. Meet Dave Barry and enjoy a post-show reception with refreshments. Tickets are $135, which includes the performance; proceeds support the operations of the Broadway Center. Call (253) 591-5894.ESPECIALLY FOR KIDS'Rumpelstiltskin': SPROUTS Children's Theatre presents the story of a strange little man who could spin straw into gold in Rumpelstiltskin. This BRAVO! Kids Series performance, sponsored by the Auburn Arts Commission, begins at 2 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Auburn Riverside Theatre, 501 Oravetz Road, Auburn. After the show, meet the cast and see the makeup and costumes up close. Tickets are $5. Call (253) 931-3043.'The Hobbit': Northwest Puppet Center presents J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit performed by Carter Family Marionettes and Oregon Shadow Theater. Join Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the Wizard and the dwarves on their mythic quest through Feb. 11. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, and 1 and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at the Northwest Puppet Center, 9123 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle. Tickets are $6.50-$8.50. Call (206) 523-2579.'Mask of the Unicorn Warrior': Seattle Children's Theatre presents a mythical tale of fate and secrecy in Mask of the Unicorn Warrior running through March 10 in the Charlotte Martin Theatre at the Seattle Center. Mask of the Unicorn Warrior is set in the Middle Ages, with kings, knights, battles and mystical creatures and forces. Performances run at 7 p.m. Fridays, and at 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Recommended for ages 10 and older. Tickets are $14.50-$22. Call the SCT box office at (206) 441-3322 or visit Boychoir: Boys age 6 to 10 with musical interest and aptitude are eligible to audition for the Northwest Boychoir. No previous musical training is required. The auditions are private, informal and low-key. Founded in 1974, the choir draws its membership from more than 50 elementary and junior high school in the Puget Sound region and performs frequently throughout the greater Seattle area. For an appointment or information, call (206) 524-3234.'Radio Gals': Tacoma Musical Playhouse will audition for roles in for its March production of Radio Gals. Bring a prepared song and be prepared to tap dance. No appointment is necessary. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 3 or 7:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 6 at 7116 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. Call (253) 565-6TMP. Visit'Harvey': Tacoma Little Theatre is holding auditions for Harvey, the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy about Elwood P. Dowd and his friend, a six-and-a-half foot invisible rabbit, Harvey. Auditions begin at 1 p.m. Feb. 11 and 7 p.m Feb. 13 at 210 N. I St., Tacoma. No appointment necessary. There are roles for six men and six women ages 18-65. Prepare a monologue no more than 90 seconds in length. Perusal scripts are available at the theater's box office. Rehearsals being Feb. 19 and the show performs April 6-28. Information, call (253) 272-2281, Ext. 53.'The Tokens': Tacoma's improv group, The Tokens, is now accepting wits and novice actors of all ages, all backgrounds to participate in free practices, open mikes and improv. Audition not necessary. E-mail: or call (253) 274-0758.Audition workshops: Centerstage Theatre Arts Conservatory offers private audition coaching for experienced performers to prepare and/or polish specific audition pieces. Register at the studio at 1710 S. 341st Place or call 661-1444 for an appointment.Bumbershoot: This Seattle Arts Festival seeks artists, performers and vendors for its 2001 Labor Day weekend arts celebration at the Seattle Center. Bumbershoot showcases the work of more than 2,500 regional and national artists including comedians, dancers, painters, poets, sculptors, acrobats, filmmakers, bookbinders, DJs, thespians and musicians of every genre. Applications for specific categories must be postmarked or delivered to the producers office, One Reel, by 5 p.m. on the following deadlines: Special Projects proposals (hands-on public art, outdoor installations), Feb. 16; Visual Arts (individual and collaborative exhibits), Feb. 16; Performing Artist (musicians, dancers, comedians, performers and theatrical productions), March 1; Art Market, International Bazaar and Artist in Action, March 2; Literary Arts and Bumbershoot Bookfair, March 6; and 1 Reel Film Festival (short format film), May 1. To receive an application, visit or call One Reel at (206) 281-8111. "

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