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Things to do in the next 7 days

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on May 27, 2011 at 2:58 pm with No Comments »
May 27, 2011 2:58 pm


Scramble in the street
Thirty locations are circled on a map – go. At the free Gig Harbor Street Scramble, teams and individuals compete to find as many checkpoints as they can on foot or bike in 90 minutes or three hours. It’s fun for families, runners, cyclists and anyone who likes to explore. Activities start at 10 a.m. at Skansie Brothers Park, 3207 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor. Registration forms are available at the Gig Harbor YMCA or Gig Harbor Visitor Information Center. For more details, go to


Adore Adele
At the 2009 Grammy Awards, British singer/songwriter Adele won Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Her career continues to flourish. She is touring North America in support of her latest album, “21.” Adele will play at 8 p.m. Wednesday at The Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., Seattle. Call 877-784-4849 or go to for tickets.


Skip outside for family fun, games
It’s part scavenger hunt, part adventure at the annual Point Defiance Outdoor Challenge on Saturday. Two-person adult teams and four-person family teams earn points by solving clever clues and completing challenges of varying levels of difficulty and silliness. Teams will encounter activities such as rock climbing and rock skipping. Create a team and register at for $40 per team. The competition begins at 10 a.m. at Owen Beach in Point Defiance Park. Prizes will be awarded at 2:30 p.m.


Celebrate the sea
Discover the waterfronts of both Port Orchard and Bremerton this weekend at the Kitsap Harbor Festival. Events will be on both waterfronts and include tall ships, vendors, farmers markets, classic car show, seagull-calling festival, wings cook-off, sailing regatta, music and beer gardens. There will be a foot ferry between the two locations every 30 minutes with a fare of $2 each way. Hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday in both locales, plus 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday in Bremerton only. For more details, go to


No need to fear the Cult
Since coming together in 1967, the Blue Oyster Cult has produced a string of hits including “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” “Burnin’ for You,” “Godzilla” and “Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll,” selling more than 24 million albums worldwide. See them live at 8:30 tonight at the Emerald Queen Casino, 2024 E. 29th St., Tacoma. Tickets are $20-$50 through Ticketmaster.


Not-so-late show with no-holds-barred Ferguson
Craig Ferguson first made his national appearance as office boss Nigel Wick on “The Drew Carey Show” from 1996 to 2003. The Scotsman now hosts “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” a late-night talk show that airs on CBS. Catch Ferguson’s standup routine at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. Tickets are $43-$63. Call 1-877-784-4849 or go to


A pop star and his hat
Bruno Mars has made a name for himself as a solo artist and as a collaborative songwriter with the likes of B.o.B, Flo Rida and Cee Lo Green. He is known for hits such as “Nothin’ on You,” “Right Round,” “Just the Way You Are” and “Grenade.” He also was nominated for seven Grammys in 2011, winning Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. The Hawaii-born Mars and his fedora will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday with Janell Monae at WaMu Theater, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle. Tickets are $33 through Ticketmaster.

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