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Truck and tractor day, quilt show, comedy, Loretta Lynn, marching bands and more happenings this weekend and beyond

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on Oct. 26, 2012 at 3:14 pm with No Comments »
October 26, 2012 3:14 pm

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It’s going to be a day of trucks, tractors, games, activities and a movie at the Truck and Tractor Day from 3-8:30 p.m. Saturday at Fort Steilacoom Park, 8700 Steilcaoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood. There also will be hay rides, face painting and pumpkin decorating plus inflatables, a balloon artist and giveaways. The Free Navy Federal Movie Under the Stars begins at dusk and features “Madagascar 3.” Admission is free. Call 253-983-7887 or go to

Fabric art lovers will want to check out the Pieces of Love Charity Quilt Show from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Gig Harbor United Methodist Church, 7400 Pioneer Way, Gig Harbor. The free exhibit will display quilts made by the Pieces of Love group and the Sisters of Charity quilt group at the Washington Women’s Correctional facility in Purdy. Call 253-851-2625.

The “First Lady of Country Music,” Loretta Lynn, has been the face of country for more than 50 years and she’s still going strong. See her perform at 8:30 tonight at Emerald Queen Casino, 2024 E. 29th St., Tacoma. Tickets are $30-$65 through Ticketmaster.

Today and Saturday
Appearing recently at Caesar’s Palace as part of the HBO Comedy Festival, Brad Upton has 26 years of experience. The Seattle-based comedian will perform at 8 and 10:30 tonight and Saturday at Tacoma Comedy Club, 933 Market St., Tacoma. Tickets are $10-$15. Call 253-282-7203.

Thursday–Nov. 4
Disney princesses Rapunzel, Tianna and Cinderella take to the ice for a show of hair-raising escapades and fanciful dreams in “Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream.” It’s classic Disney highlighting some of its favorite gals starting Thursday through Nov. 4 at Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Tickets are $12-$70. Call 866-332-8499 or go to

English rocker Billy Idol made a name for himself with hits including “Dancing with Myself,” “White Wedding” and “Rebel Yell.” Touring with guitarist Steve Stevens, he’ll play at 8 tonight at Showbox SoDo, 1700 First Ave. S., Seattle. The show is sold out, but check online for late-release tickets.

has become a Seattle Halloween ritual during the past 16 years with outlandish costumes and tons of music. This year’s event starts at 7:30 tonight at WaMu Theater, 800 Occidental Ave. S. The lineup features Armin van Buuren, Big Chocolate, Chuckie, Modestep, Switch and more. There will be four areas of music and all the bizarre attractions FreakNight has to offer. Tickets are $80 through Ticketmaster.

Multiple CMA, ACM and Grammy Award-winner Kathy Mattea often brings folk, Celtic and traditional country sounds to her music. Since 1983, she has recorded 17 albums and has charted more than 30 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts with No. 1 hits “Goin’ Gone,” “Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses,” “Come From the Heart” and “Burnin’ Old Memories.” See her at 8 p.m. Saturday at Meany Hall, 4001 University Way NE, Seattle. Tickets are $34-$38 at

Look for drum majors, pounding bass and whistles at the Sunset Festival of Bands where eight high school bands and color guards come together in a field show competition from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Chevrolet Stadium, 1707 Main St., Sumner. Special guests Seattle Seahawks Drumline Blue Thunder performs at 11:30 a.m. Tickets at the gate are $8; $5 seniors/students; kids younger than 5 get in free.

For more ideas go to The News Tribune calendar

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