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Touch a truck, wine walk, comedy, boat houses tour and more this weekend and beyond

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on Sep. 7, 2012 at 3:30 pm with No Comments »
September 7, 2012 10:01 am

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Kids of all ages can explore the world of big trucks at Pierce County’s Touch a Truck. Climb, sit in and view vehicles of many shapes, sizes and uses from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 C St. South, Tacoma. It’s all free. 253-798-4177,

Sample wine at History Mystery Wine Walk in Sumner. Enjoy music from the 1920s, 30s and 40s as you travel the wine walk from 4-7 p.m. Saturday. Look for historic questions in participating businesses, answer them on your passport and learn about Sumner. Tickets and registration is $20 and includes a souvenir wine glass, six taste tickets, a wine walk booklet, a walking map of downtown and a passport, which will be used in a prize drawing. Purchase at the check-in booth. Proceeds support the Downtown Association, a nonprofit organization for merchants, historical preservation and encouraging economic growth.

Born and raised in the Bronx, Joey Medina is a veteran of more than 50 television appearances including the Showtime Comedy Special “Joey Medina: Taking Off The Gloves.” He also has hosted his own morning radio show in Los Angeles. He will perform at 8 and 10:30 tonight and Saturday at Tacoma Comedy Club, 933 Market St. Tickets are $10-$15 at

If you always have wanted to see some of the house boats in Seattle up close, make plans to go to the 2012 Seattle Floating Homes Tour. It starts at noon Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at, by phone at 800-838-3006 or in person at 220 Nickerson St. in Fremont from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost $25. For more details, call 206-388-8101 or go to

Formed in 1998, psychedelic rock band My Morning Jacket has released six studio and three live albums. The band’s music and performances have been in movies such as “The Lookout,” “Before the Music Dies” and “He’s Just Not That into You” and on “The Tonight Show,” “David Letterman” and “House.” The group wil play at 6:30 tonight at Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond. Tickets are $39.50 through Ticketmaster.

Featuring more than 60 crafted ciders from producers in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, California, England, France and Spain, the Cider Summit Northwest will take over South Lake Union Discovery Center, 101 Westlake Ave. N. in Seattle. Owners and cidermakers will be on hand to inform and guide guests through the samplings. This year also features food from Whole Foods and Brave Horse Tavern, cider-chocolate pairings from Smiten Truffles, live music and a bottles-to-go store. Hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25 at the gate. Go to

With a career spanning more than 30 years in public radio Ira Glass has hosted and produced the syndicated radio program, “This American Life.” Glass earned the George Polk Award in Radio Reporting for “Very Tough Love,” an hour-long report that showed alarmingly severe punishments being meted out by a county drug court judge in Georgia. See him live at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle as he mixes memorable stories from the show with his narration, pre-taped quotes and music to recreates the sound of the show onstage as the audience watches. His show is at 8 p.m. Saturday and tickets are $25-$47 and available at

With classic hits such as “Whip It” and “Heart of Glass,” ’70s and ’80s music icons Blondie and Devo will play at 7 p.m. tonight at Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14111 N.W. 145th St., Woodinville. Tickets are $49.50-$95 through Ticketmaster.

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