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Lynyrd Skynrd, comedy night, harvest festivals and more happenings this weekend and beyond

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on Sep. 21, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
September 21, 2012 3:13 pm

AP Photo/Erie Times-News, Greg Wohlford

Thursday
With signature tunes “Sweet Home Alabama,” and “Free Bird,” as part of Lynyrd Skynrd’s resumé the Southern rock band has been playing together for more than 40 years. They will be playing in a 7 p.m. concert Thursday along with Shooter Jennings and Texas Hippie Coalition at the ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St., Kent. Get your tickets–$39.50-$59.40– by phone or online; 253-856-6999, tickets.showarecenter.com.

Today
Get your laugh on at the Liberty Theater Comedy Night. Tonight’s shows will feature Kane Holloway, the 2011 Mt. Rainier Comedy Cage Match winner, opener for Owen Smith, David Allen Grear and Bobby Slayton and Mike Coletta, a finalist in the Make Jack Laugh Comedy Competition and Portland Comedy Contest. The evening will be hosted by Jamika Scott who recently placed in the Punchline Comedy Competition. Make is a girls or guys night out or just make it a night of grins at the 6 p.m. show at the Liberty Theater, 116 W. Main Ave., Puyallup. Tickets are $10 and you can get yours through brownpapertickets.com.

Today
Join in trying to solve a good old-fashioned whodunit at the A Sporting Chance murder mystery dinner tonight. The interactive show will keep you and your friends guessing, sleuthing and laughing while dining on an upscale ballpark meal in The Summit Club at Cheney Stadium, 2502 S. Tyler St., Tacoma. The fun begins at 7 p.m., tickets are $40. For more information, call 253-722-2025.

Saturday
Help support and raise awareness for HIV/AIDS at the annual South Sound AIDS Walk taking place Saturday. Walk or donate in support of those infected and affected, to honor the memory of those lost at this year’s new location, Cheney Stadium, 2502 S. Tyler St., Tacoma. It’s from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and attendance is free. For more information on go to southsound.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1029477.

Today–Sept. 30
Pacific Northwest Ballet’s artistic director and choreographer, Kent Stowell, conjures rare enchantment from the best-loved fairy tale “Cinderella.” The classic production is now playing at Make it a night at the ballet and head up to Seattle’s McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle to see this classic production. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. tonight, 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday with additional performances through Sept. 30. Get your tickets–$28-$173–by phone or online; 206-441-2424, pnb.org/Season/12-13/Cinderella.

Today-Sunday
It’s that time of year to celebrate the harvest and every kind festival to do with fall. Here are a few that are taking place this week:

Start out the weekend at one of the area’s bigger events, the Fremont Octoberfest going on today through Sunday. There will be a street scramble, all kinds of autumn beer tastings, live entertainment, chainsaw pumpkin carving and more. The village, North 35th Street and Phinney Avenue North, is free and open to all ages, beer and food are additional. Hours are 5 p.m.-midnight today, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. For details go to fremontoktoberfest.com.

Head over to St. Benedict School, 4811 Wallingford Ave. N, Seattle, for the annual Wallingford Wurst Festival this weekend. The end-of-summer celebration features rides, foods, games for kids of all ages, craft booths, homemade sweets, a book sale, a Biergarten, a raffle, plus live entertainment on an outdoor stage. Hours are 4 p.m. to midnight tonight and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, admission is free.

It’s all about beer and red meat at Redhook Brewery’s Sausage Fest on Saturday. The festival brings together music lovers, beer drinkers and devoted carnivores from throughout the Puget Sound area. Live entertainment will feature Cold War Kids, Portugal. The Man, and Black Whales. The fun begins at 2 p.m. for this 21-and-over only party at Redhook Ale Brewery, 14300 NE 145th St., Woodinville. Tickets are $25 and available at ticketfly.com/event/147589.

Today-Saturday
From his own sitcom, “The Drew Carey Show,” the improv comedy show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” to host of the “Price is Right,” Drew Carey has branded his style of comedy since 1995. Most recently, Carey also became a minority owner of the Seattle Sounders FC. See him in one of two 8 p.m. shows tonight or Saturday at the Snoqualmie Casino, 37500 SE North Bend Way, Snoqualmie. Tickets are $35-$70 and available through Ticketmaster.

For more ideas go to The News Tribune calendar

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