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Enjoy lutefisk, laugh with Tim Allen, see competitive ice skating, Bill Cosby plus lots of jazz this weekend and beyond

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on Oct. 19, 2012 at 3:30 pm with No Comments »
October 19, 2012 3:30 pm

Wendie Beckerdite, center, demonstrates how to roll lefse, a traditional Norweigian flat bread, as Ingvar Drake, left, cooks them and Dorothy Hayden folds them and puts them in packages at the Sons of Norway dinner and bazaar. (Karie Hamilton/For The News Tribune

It’s all about Norway and its traditions at the Lutefisk Dinner and Bazaar. Enjoy a traditional meal and check out crafts for sale from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Normanna Hall, 1106 S. 15th St., Tacoma. Dinner is $20. Call 253-627-9012 or go to

With a résumé that includes the sitcom “Home Improvement,” the voice of Buzz Lightyear, “The Santa Claus” film series and the TV show “Last Man Standing,” Tim Allen is a household name in comedy. He’ll joke around at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Emerald Queen Casino, 2024 E. 29th St., Tacoma. Tickets are $40-$100 through Ticketmaster.

See some of the world’s finest figure skaters compete at Skate America 2012 coming to ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St., Kent. Starting today, The three-day event will pit international competitors in men’s and women’s freestyle and pairs. Go to for all of the session times and ticket prices.

Discover Tacoma Art Museum’s Thursday Ignite series with Ale & Altars. The series workshop includes art, drinks, food and fun. Visitors will learn about the history of Día de los Muertos as celebrated in Oaxaca, Mexico. Take home apersonalized skeleton figurine honoring a beloved family member or pet. The museum is open every Thursday from 5-8 p.m. on a pay-what-you-can admission basis ($5 is suggested). The workshop runs from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and costs $35; $25 for members and includes all art supplies, light Mexican fare and a beer sampler. For more information, call 253-272-4258 or go to

From the TV hit “I Spy,” in the 1960s, to “Fat Albert” and “The Cosby Show,” to Jell-O commercials and the speaking circuit, just about everyone knows Bill Cosby. He’s making two appearances – at 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday – at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. Enjoy the afternoon or evening with this comedic legend. Tickets are $57-$102 at

Today–Nov. 4
Seattle’s Earshot Jazz Festival, featuring more than 50 distinct concert events throughout the city, is in full swing. Some of this week’s highlights include George Colligan Organ Trio, Bobby Previte’s Voodoo Orchestra West/The Royal Room Shimabukuro and Tony Malaby’s Tamarindo. The festival continues through Nov. 4, closing with two concerts featuring saxophone player Branford Marsalis. For a complete schedule of performances, venues and times, go to

Wednesday–Nov. 11
Just in time for Halloween, “The Addams Family” brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch to spooky life on stage. The musical opens Wednesday at the 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle, and will run through Nov. 11. Tickets are $35-$95 at

Snow Patrol
rose to fame with “Final Straw,” followed by “Eyes Open” and the mega-hit single “Chasing Cars.” The group has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. They will play at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at WaMu Theater, 80 Occidental Ave., S., Seattle. Also touring with the band is Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Tickets are $39.50-$70 through Ticketmaster.

For more ideas go to The News Tribune calendar

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