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Cadillacs, family fair, wine, soul, tattoos and more happenings this weekend and beyond

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on Aug. 10, 2012 at 2:17 pm with No Comments »
August 10, 2012 2:18 pm

The annual Cadillac LaSalle car show is joining forces with the Ruston-Point Defiance Business District for the Ruston Family Fair. Get ready for the car show, wagon rides, old-fashioned races (three-legged, sack hop), a pet costume contest, a bike safety rodeo, a baking contest, Boy Scout demonstrations and street musicians from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The fair and car show will take up three blocks – 52nd to 54th on Winnifred Street in Ruston. Admission is free.

Support the work of the YWCA Pierce County at its fundraiser Cork & Keg 2012 where local wineries and brewers will share their creations for a cause. This afternoon of sipping and tasting features 21 Cellars, E9, The Harmon Brewing Company, The Ram, Seven Seas, Wingman Brewers, Mt. Head Brewery, Silver City, Stina Cellars, Palouse Winery, Stottle Winery and Vashon Winery. Imbibe in local spirits from noon-7 p.m. Saturday in Opera Alley, 700 Block of Court C, Tacoma. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 the day of the event.

Starting out as a singer/songwriter, Robin Thicke wrote lyrics for Brandy, Jordan Knight, Mya and Christina Aguilera. His soulful R&B sound has garnered him awards and nominations with the BET Awards, Soul Train Awards and MTV Video Music Awards. He recently appeared as a mentor on the ABC show “Duets.” Thicke will perform at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Emerald Queen Casino, 2024 E. 29th St., Tacoma. Tickets are $40-$90 through Ticketmaster.

The Auburn Good Ol’ Days
features 5k- and 10k-runs, an art exhibit, a grand parade, a street dance with the Murphtones, a classic car show and two stages of live entertainment along with plenty of family friendly activities to enjoy. It starts at 5:30 tonight. Hours are 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sunday in downtown Auburn. Admission is free.

Known best as the guitarist, pianist and lead vocalist of The White Stripes, Jack White is ranked No. 70 on Rolling Stone’s list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” He is touring in support of his newly released debut solo album “Blunderbuss,” and will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday at WaMu Theater, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle. Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three will open. Tickets are $46.50 through Ticketmaster.

Aimed at exposing new talent and showcasing existing fan favorites, the Seattle Tattoo Expo pays homage to the age-old craft starting today at Seattle Center. See artists from Washington, Idaho, California, New Mexico, Arizona, Connecticut and Montana display and create their own brand of body art. They also will compete in various categories. Hours are 2-10 p.m. today, noon-10 p.m. Saturday and noon-8 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $15 for a single-day pass, $45 for a three-day pass, and $70 for VIP passes. Go to for more details.

Known for her mixture of confessional lyrics, pop-based folk-rock and smoky vocals, Melissa Etheridge has been making music more than 20 years and has two Grammy Awards and one Academy Award to show for it. She will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Woodland Park Zoo, 750 N. 50th St., Seattle. Tickets are $39.50 at

Most people know Al Yankovic for his satirical parody of pop culture with hits such as “Eat It” and “I Love Rocky Road,” but he also is an accomplished singer-songwriter, music producer, accordionist, actor, comedian, writer and three-time Grammy Award winner. He’ll play at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. Tickets are $35-$75 at

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