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Hydroplane Museum open house, local musical theater, SOTA performance and more events this weekend and beyond

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on May 25, 2012 at 2:14 pm with 1 Comment »
May 25, 2012 2:15 pm

Steve David driver of Oh Boy! Oberto returns to the pit area following an unlimited hydroplane qualifying session, on Lake Washington, in Seattle, Friday August 5, 2011.(Janet Jensen/Staff photographer)

You don’t have to wait for Seafair to get excited about hydroplanes. Check out the Hydro Fever Open House Saturday. Tour the gallery featuring vintage unlimited hydroplanes such as Slo-Mo-Shun V, Miss Bardahl, Miss Wahoo, Atlas Van lines, Oh Boy! Oberto, Hurricane IV and Miss Budweiser plus join in the live auction for memorabilia, watch the casper model races for kids and check out dealers. It’s all happening at the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum, 5917 S. 196th St. in Kent. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and it’s free. Go to

Based on the hit television series from the 1970s and ’80s but set in the 1950s, “Happy Days the Musical” reintroduces one of America’s best-loved families, the Cunninghams. You still can catch Tacoma Musical Playhouse’s production of the musical, which is closing this weekend. Showtimes are 8 tonight, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m Sunday at 7116 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. Tickets are $20-$27. Call 253-565-6867 for details.

Students perform original work
It’s a celebration at Tacoma’s School of the Arts Song & Dance student concert. You can discover students’ talents in dance, songwriting and audio recording as they perform more than 20 original student pieces in ballet, hip-hop and modern styles at 7:30 tonight at the Foss Waterway Seaport, 705 Dock St., Tacoma. Tickets are $10. Call 253-571-7947 to learn more.

Described as a cross between Don Rickles and Jonathan Winters, local comedian Mike Wally Walker has consistently tickled audience funny bones since 1982. See him at 9 tonight and Saturday at Grit City Comedy Club, 445 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma. Tickets are $13.13 through

Formed in 1995 for fun by former Creedence Clearwater Revival members Stu Cook and Doug Clifford, Creedence Clearwater Revisited now has toured the world and released its own album “Recollection.” See them at 8:30 tonight at the Emerald Queen Casino, 2024 E. 29th St., Tacoma. Tickets are $25-$65 through Ticketmaster.

You can see “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno’s comedy skills on late-night TV nearly every night, but the seasoned comedian tours to sharpen his stand-up routine. He’ll make a stop at 7 p.m. Sunday at Snoqualmie Casino, 37500 S.E. North Bend Way, Snoqualmie. Tickets are $70-$150 through Ticketmaster.

The Grammy-winning Manhattans are one of those classic R&B vocal groups that has achieved career longevity by adapting its style to fit changing times. The group’s hits include “Kiss and Say Goodbye,” “I Kinda Miss You,” “It Feels So Good to Be Loved So Bad,” “We Never Danced to a Love Song” and “Am I Losing You.” The band is playing tonight through Sunday at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle. Set times are 7:30 and 9:30 tonight and Saturday plus 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $30.50. Call 206-441-9729 or go to

Hailing from Canada and making appearances on Showtime, HBO, MTV and BBC, stand-up comedian Jason Rouse has established his comedy around the world. He’ll get you laughing at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Jazzbones, 2803 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. Rouse will be the headliner at the club’s Ha Ha Tuesday; Chris Neff is the lead-in comic. Tickets are $4.50. Call 253-396-9169 for details.

For more ideas go to The News Tribune calendar

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  1. sincere says:

    This collection wouldn’t be complete without something from the Miss Thriftway camp.I believe Bill Muncey was a great driver of that particular boat and the boats he piloted after that!

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