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Check out the Sportsmen Show, funnyman Mike Epps, Chinese opera and a circus this weekend and beyond

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on Jan. 27, 2012 at 3:29 pm with No Comments »
January 27, 2012 3:32 pm

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Outdoor lovers will find plenty to enjoy at the annual Washington Sportsmen’s Show taking place at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup. There will be hundreds of exhibitors, the indoor “Steelhead River,” the “Dock Dogs” competition, free how-to seminars, camp cooking, the Kid’s Free Trout Pond and more. It’s open until 8 p.m. tonight, 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5-$18,

It’s going to be flying blocks, juggling clubs, Russian free-standing ladder acrobatics and more when Gollyology comes to the Auburn Ave Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn. As part of the Ave Kids series, this high-flying show culminates in a grand finale stunt of juggling on a unicycle on a rope. Take the kids to the 2 p.m. show Saturday. Tickets are $8. Call 253-931-3043.

Originally from Seattle, Geoff Brousseau drinks too much, talks too loud and feels all too comfortable talking about himself in his stand-up comedy. If you like someone who is brutally honest, Brousseau is your guy. See him in at 8:30 tonight and at 8:30 and 10:30 Saturday at Grit City Comedy, 445 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma. Tickets are $15 through

Hailing from Englishtown, N.J., ICONic Boyz dance troupe has performed at Madison Square Garden and the Apollo Theater and appeared on Paula Abdul’s “Live to Dance” and MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew.” The energetic hip-hop, street dance group of young teens promotes endurance, goal setting and a positive lifestyle. Touring with NRG Dance Project, they will stop at 7 tonight at Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma. Tickets are $30 at

Discover the talent of local student/artists at the Alpha Psi Omega one-act festival “Loss … and Found,” directed exclusively by students. It features three one-act plays, two of which also are written by students: “Recklessness” by Eugene O’Neill, directed by Frank Roberts; “Otter Pops” by Alex Eddy, directed by Corissa DeVerse; and “Poor Little Doggy” by Myia Johnson, directed by Thomas Robinson. Showtimes are 7:30 tonight and Saturday at Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Ave. S., Tacoma. Admission is $5, $3 for PLU students. Call 253-535-7325.

Having made a huge splash with one of the most successful, viral comedy videos of all time, “Nail Salon,” Anjelah Johnson has gone on to appear in comedy clubs as well as co-starring in “Alvin & the Chipmunks 2 – The Squeakuel.” She will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. Tickets are $17-$33.50. Call 877-784-4849 or go to

The Chinatown-International District in Seattle will light up with the Lunar New Year Celebration Year of the Dragon on Saturday at Hing Hay Park, Maynard Avenue South and South King Street in Seattle. Festivities feature authentic cultural activities including calligraphy, Chinese yo-yo and games, nonstop entertainment throughout the day including lion and dragon dances, Taiko drumming, martial arts and more. Hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more details, go to

Thursday–Feb. 4
Shen Wei Dance Arts is a performance incorporating visual and storytelling elements from the theater, Chinese opera, Eastern philosophy, traditional and contemporary visual art and sculpture at Meany Hall, 4001 University Way N.E., Seattle. The international troupe will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday and Feb. 3-4. Tickets are $42. Go to”.

FunnymanMike Epps has an impressive resumé with roles in hit movies such as “Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins,” “Soul Men” and “Hancock” to name a few. However, his roots are firmly in stand-up. See him at 7:30 tonight at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. Tickets are $40.50-$48.50. Call 877-784-4849 or go to”.

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