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Dog shows, Tacoma street fair, pinballs and arcades and more happenings this weekend

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on June 8, 2012 at 2:51 pm with No Comments »
June 8, 2012 2:52 pm

Courtesy of JOANN BELTER

Today and this weekend are going to the dogs and you can join in. There are two dog-fancier shows and events to choose from at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup. Today, the Washington State Scottish Terrier Club is hosting its 67th Specialty Show showing top dogs from noon-5:30 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday is the Puyallup Valley Dog Fanicers Show Cluster. A variety of pure-breed dogs will be shown from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. Admission is free.

Best known for the 1970s hits “Candida,” “Knock Three Times” and “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree,” Tony Orlando has made an impact in the music world from performer to record-label executive. He’s back on the road performing and is making a stop at the Little Creek Casino, 91 Route 108, Shelton. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show Saturday are $20-$60 and available at

Discover upper Pacific Avenue and all it has to offer at the annual Pacific Avenue Business District Street Fair and Car Show. There will be music, homemade arts and crafts, food, a skateboarding competition and show plus plenty of classic cars to see. The family-oriented street fair is 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at Stewart Middle School, 5010 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. It’s free, 253-279-4069.

From his own television sitcom and movies to headlining in Vegas and a major label country music star, Rodney Carrington is a multi-talented performer. He can make you laugh or want to sing, either way he’s bound to keep you entertained. He’s performing two nights – tonight and Saturday – at the Tulalip Resort Casino, 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd., Marysville. Tickets for the 8 p.m. shows are $45-$65 and available through Ticketmaster.

It’s all about flashing lights, ringing bells, flippers and pinballs this weekend at the Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show taking place at Seattle Center Northwest Rooms. The family-friendly event will feature more than 300 pinball and arcade games all set on free play. There will be guest speakers, designers, manufacturers and world record high-score holders. Hours are noon-midnight today, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday with admission of $20 per day Friday and Saturday, $15 Sunday for adults, $15 for Friday and Sunday, $10 Sunday for kids ages 6-14 years old and children ages 5 and younger are free,

It’s all about our northern European heritage at the annual Swedish National Day Saturday. There will be a Swedish car show from noon-4 p.m. with vintage Saabs and Volvos, Swedish cold food, and drinks, and dancing to the music of Sylvia and her Fjordsong Band from 2-5 p.m.; $10 admission for dance. There’s also Swede of the Year and singing by children from Swedish School, Swedish Women’s Chorus and Svea Male Chorus. A special marinated pork tenderloin dinner and program featuring Nordiska Folkdancers is at 5 p.m. Dinner reservations are $25 in advance; $27 at the door. Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle. Call 206-283-1090 or email

Explore the cultural roots and contemporary influences of the Philippines through live performances, arts, hands-on activities, martial arts, foods, games, and a lively marketplace at the Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival taking place this weekend at Seattle Center’s Center House. There will be a performance by the Bayanihan Dance Co. that performed at the World’s Fair, plus actor, singer and performing artist Sam Milby of the global Filipino Channel will make a special appearance. The festival begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and noon Sunday. Admission is free.

Ten-time Grammy Award-winner Chaka Khan gained fame in the 1970s as the frontwoman and focal point of the funk band Rufus and has since made her own mark in the music world. Catch her in a 7 p.m. concert Sunday at Snoqualmie Casino, 37500 S.E. North bend Way, Snoqualmie. Tickets are $65-$125 for the over-21 show and available through Ticketmaster.

For more ideas go to The News Tribune calendar

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