Get Out

South Sound and Tacoma events and entertainment news

NOTICE: Get Out has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved Get Out.
Visit the new section.

Gig Harbor paddling event, history at Fort Nisqually, charity events, music, theater and more happenings this weekend

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on April 28, 2012 at 8:00 am |
April 28, 2012 8:27 am

Lee Giles III/Staff photographer The Gateway

Adventure/Outdoors Events
Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup and Expo
Competitive paddle racing for kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards, benefiting the Gig Harbor Kayak Club and Surfrider Foundation, 10 a.m. April 28-29, Skansie Brother’s Park, Jerisich Dock, 3207 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor. 253-327-1786, gigharborpaddlercup.wordpress.com.

History Events
Fort Nisqually’s Sewing to Sowing Living History Day
11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 28, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, Point Defiance Park, Tacoma. $4-$6. 253-591-5339, fortnisqually.org.

Charity happenings
Spring FunDay Fundraiser For the independent production “Soliloquy” with arts, crafts, games, food and a raffle, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 28, Christian Brotherhood Academy, 2136 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma. Free. 253-355-2607, facebook.com/soliloquyproduction.

Spring Rock ’n’ Roll FriendRaiser For FISH Food Banks of Pierce County, 6:30 p.m. April 28, Landmark Catering and Convention Center, 47 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. $25. 253-383-3164, fishfoodbanks.org.

Vegan Bake Sale Proceeds raised will benefit Precious Life Animal Sanctuary in Edmonds, noon-4 p.m. April 29, King’s Books, 218 St Helens Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-8801, kingsbookstore.com.

Home and Garden fun
Garden Club Plant Sale
9 a.m. April 28, Puyallup United Methodist Church, 1919 W. Pioneer Ave., Puyallup. hillanddaledistrict.weebly.com.

University Place Spring Flower Show and Plant Sale 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 29, Homestead Park, 3715 Bridgeport Way W., University Place. Free. 253-576-5663, homesteadpark.org.

Pierce County Master Gardener Foundation Plant Sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 29, Pierce County Master Gardener Plant Sale, 2606 W. Pioneer, Puyallup. 253-922-1688.

Community events
Cultural Event
Featuring traditional muay thai/kun khmer kickboxing bouts and traditional dance, 6 p.m. April 28, Tacoma Elks Lodge No. 174, 1965 S. Union Ave., Tacoma. $15-$30, useaca.com.

Fairs & Festivals
Norwegian Heritage Festival
11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 28, Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Ave. S., Tacoma. Free admission.

Procession of the Species Celebration 4:30-6:30 p.m. April 28, downtown Olympia, Washington St. S.E., Olympia. Free. 360-705-1087, procession.org.

Music
Adelphian Concert Choir Spring Concert
2 p.m. April 29, University of Puget Sound Kilworth Memorial Chapel, N. 18th Street and N. Union Avenue, Tacoma. 253-879-3555, pugetsound.edu.

Tacoma Youth Chorus 4 p.m. April 29, Christ Episcopal Church, 310 N. K St., Tacoma. By donation. 253-383-1569, ccptacoma.org.

Brass Unlimited 3 p.m. April 29, Auditorium Building 2 of Tacoma Community College, 6500 S. 12th St., Tacoma. 253-759-9511, brassunlimited.org.

Volunteer opportunity
Citizens for a Healthy Bay and the Port of Tacoma
Habitat restoration project, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 28, Gog Le Hi Te Wetlands, Stewart Street, Tacoma. 253-383-2429, healthybay.org.

Community Theater
“Footloose The Musical”
7:30 p.m. April 27-28, May 3-5, 11-12, 18-19, 2 p.m. April 29, May 6, 13, 20, Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma. $17-$27. 253-272-2281.

“The Musical Comedy of Murders of 1940” 8 p.m. April 27-28, May 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 2 p.m. April 29, May 6, 13, 20, Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd. S.W., Lakewood. $17-$23. 253-588-0042.

“Terminus” 8 p.m. April 27-28, The Space Tacoma, 729 Court C, Tacoma. $14.50. 253-761-8288.

“Guys And Dolls” 7:30 p.m. April 27, 6 and 7:30 p.m. April 28, 3 p.m. April 29, Paradise Theatre, 9911 Burnham Drive N.W., Gig Harbor. $10-$40. 253-851-7529.

For more ideas go to The News Tribune calendar

*
The News Tribune now uses Facebook commenting on selected blogs. See editor's column for more details. Commenters are expected to abide by terms of service for Facebook as well as commenting rules for thenewstribune.com. Report violators to webmaster@thenewstribune.com.