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Country music, sukiyaki, sustainability expo, healthy family expo and more this weekend and beyond

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on March 2, 2012 at 3:42 pm with No Comments »
March 2, 2012 8:09 pm

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With 14 No. 1 country hits during a career spanning more than 50 years, George Jones frequently has been referred to as the greatest living country singer. If you’re a country music fan, the drive south just might be worth it. He will perform at 8 tonight at Lucky Eagle Casino, 12888 188th Ave. S.W., Rochester. Tickets are $45-$65 through Ticketmaster or the casino box office at 800-720-1788.

Head out to Tacoma Mall for a free day of learning about what’s new to help keep your family in good health at the Healthy Family Show. There will be wellness demonstrations, prizes and a Cutest Child contest for kids ages 0-9. Take the opportunity to check out hot trends and health information and learn about camps, classes and services from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in the Macy’s Court.

It’s a night of local punk rock when Psycho 78, Artimus Maximus, Triple Sixes and Dead Giveaways play Hell’s Kitchen, 928 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. The 21-and-older show is at 9 tonight and costs $5 at the door. Call 253-759-6003.

Learn about a variety of local goods and services at the South Sound Sustainability Expo at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma. Topics include transportation alternatives, green construction, energy conservation, waste minimization and recycling, alternative energy sources and global climate change initiative. It’s from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, and it’s free.

Dine on sukiyaki, teriyaki chicken, teriyaki beef kebabs, tsukemono (pickled salad), mochi ice cream and rice at the 50th annual Tacoma Buddhist Temple’s Sukiyaki Dinner. This fundraiser runs from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at 1717 S. Fawcett St., Tacoma. Food ranges from $1-$11. Call 253-627-1417.

It’s all about girl and woman power at the annual Northwest Women’s Show this weekend at CenturyLink Field and Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle. The event features 400 exhibits, five entertainment stages, celebrities, more than 70 seminars, trendy fashions, authors and beauty and spa services. Hours are noon-8 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $15. Go to

It’s part catechism class, part stand-up routine and the audience is a participant of Sister’s class in “Late Night Catechism” at the Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. With Seattle’s own Aubrey Manning returning to the stage as “Sister,” this one-night show is at 8 tonight. Tickets are $22.50-$47.50. Call 877-784-4849 or go to

Immerse yourself in the world of miniature dollhouses and accessories at the annual Seattle Dollhouse Miniature Show this weekend at Seattle Center. More than 65 dealers and vendors are coming from all over the United States, Canada and England to sell handcrafted and commercially produced goods and accessories for dollhouses, scale miniature roomboxes and vignettes. It’s in the Northwest Rooms at the center from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3-$6 at the door. Go to

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