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Goodguys car show, Iron Maiden, salmon bake, kite festival and more events this weekend and beyond

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on July 27, 2012 at 3:30 pm with No Comments »
July 26, 2012 12:52 pm

Steve Washburn lets out a yawn while kicking back in his chair on a hot day to display his 1932 Ford Coupe and a 1955 Chevrolet BelAir during the 24th Goodguys Pacific Northwest National at the Puyallup Fair on Sunday, July 24, 2011 in Puyallup. His father-in-law Gary Reed, blue shirt, also kicks back. (Photo by Lui Kit Wong/Staff Photo)

Celebrating 25 years, the Goodguys Pacific Northwest National Car Show is back at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup this weekend. It’s a giant show and shine with more than 2,500 1972 and earlier rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks and classics. There will be vendor exhibits, swap meet and car corral, live music, model car show and more. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. today, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, with admission of $18 for adults, $6 for kids 7-12 years old.

Iron Maiden
has been tearing up the rock world since 1975 and have produced a total of thirty-six albums: fifteen studio albums; ten live albums; four EPs; and seven compilations. Considered one of the most successful heavy metal bands in history, Iron Maiden have reportedly sold over 85 million records worldwide. They are coming to the White River Amphitheater, 40601 Auburn Enumclaw Road S.E., Enumclaw, for an 8 p.m. concert Monday. Tickets are $36-$81 and are available at Ticketmaster.

Come enjoy a good old-fashioned Salmon Bake sponsored by the Steilacoom Historical Museum Association on Sunday. There will be the classic salmon meal for $14 and also a kid’s hot dog meal for $6, both include a drink and dessert. Listen to the sounds of musical group, Irish Seisun and also let the kids play on the playground equipment and beach making it a full family-friendly day. It’s being held at Sunnyside Beach, 2701 Chambers Creek Road from noon-4 p.m. Tickets are purchased at the beach.

Have a fun evening with friends and help to support the efforts of the Fort Nisqually Foundation and its Friday at the Fort event tonight from 6-9 p.m. The Shy Boys, will be playing 70s and 80s acoustic rock like Eagles, America, Doobie Brothers and Simon & Garfunkle while you enjoy food from Pampeana Empanada or Miss Monica’s Bayou Oasis and a ‘proper pint’ from 7 Seas Brewing, Washington wines or soft drinks all set in the Fort Nisqually Historical Museum in Point Defiance Park. Tickets are $8-$10 with proceeds going to the restoration of the Granary at Fort Nisqually. Built in 1850, the Granary is one of the oldest buildings in Washington and a National Historic Landmark.

Bring the family out for the free Kite Festival from 11 a.m.-4 pm. Saturday. Discover the challenge of flying the wind, the first 200 kids will be able to make their own kite complements of Pierce County KiteFliers Association. There will also be kite vendors, food, face painting, bounce house, candy drop, and kite raffle and it’s all happening at Chambers Creek Regional Park, 9850 64th St. W., University Place and it’s free,

Hailing from East Los Angeles, Chicano rock band, Los Lobos is a multi-Grammy Award winner. They’ve been together since the 1970s and still crank out the hits. Catch them live as part of Woodland Park Zoo’s ZooTunes along with Steve Earle in a 6 p.m. concert Wednesday. Tickets are only available online for $31 including services fees. Get yours at

With a six year stint of researching and cataloging the classic of Ira Gershwin, Michael Feinstein is an avid preservationist of both published and non-published music of the Great American Songbook. He won a Drama Desk Special Award for celebrating American musical theatre songs and is also a multi-platinum-selling, five-time Grammy-nominated recording artist. See him in an 8 p.m. performance tonight at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. Tickets are $40-$96 and available online at

For more ideas go to The News Tribune calendar

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