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Things to do in the next 7 days

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on Oct. 7, 2011 at 3:11 pm with No Comments »
October 7, 2011 3:11 pm

Take a peek into the past during Fort Nisqually Living History Museum’ Candlelight Tours. Held after dark, the tour features a guided walking tour of the fort with only stars, campfires and candles to light the way in Point Defiance Park. Tours begin every 15 minutes starting at 7 tonight and Saturday. Ticket holders park vehicles in the zoo lot and take a quick shuttle ride to the fort. Advance ticket purchases are required. Admission is $10 for ages 13 and older, $7 for children. Call 253-591-5339.

Today–Oct. 16
Best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts that combine comedy, music and technology, The Blue Man Group is playing the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle, today through Oct. 16. Tickets are $27-$85. Call 877-784-4849 or go to

Join in the fun of Oktoberfest Northwest at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup. Enjoy beer, brats and authentic entertainment along with the Family Fest Zone and Kinderhaus. Kids can check out arts and crafts, a root beer garden and May Pole Dance. Hours are 11 a.m.-midnight today and Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Admission today from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. is free; after that, adults are $10, kids 12 and younger get in free, Sunday is $5; $3 off coupons are available at Safeway stores in Pierce County. For more information, go to

The theme for this year’s Arab Festival is Al-Noor: Illuminating Arab Culture, History and Cuisine. The event at the Seattle Center will feature traditional food, music, cultural exhibits, films, children’s music and dance workshops as well as panel discussions on current and historical events and issues from 11 a.m. Saturday through 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

For more than 40 years, Charlie Musselwhite has been creating music with his melodic harmonica playing and deep country blues guitar. His latest album, “The Well,” is the first full-band recording of an album in which he wrote or co-wrote every track. He will play at 7:30 tonight at the Rialto Theater, 310 S. Ninth St., Tacoma. He’ll be joined by the Paul Green Harmonica Showcase with Paul Green, Jay Mabin and Kim Field. Tickets are $29 and $49. Call 253-591-5894 or go to

Get more than ideas for your home at the annual Tacoma Fall Home Show this weekend at the Tacoma Dome. There will be experts on hand along with vendors, displays and demonstrations. Also at the Dome will be the 29th annual Tacoma Fall RV Show that will showcase everything the industry has to offer. Hours for both shows are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today and Saturday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. One admission will get you into both and is $12 for adults; ages 16 and younger are admitted free. Go online to download a $2 off coupon at

More than 100 businesses will showcase the community’s artists during fall Arts Walk, which has expanded to two days. There will be live music, kids’ art activities, a barista competition and local art from 5-10 tonight and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. For more details, go to

For more ideas go to The News Tribune calendar

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