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MOHAI grand opening, contra dance, nightlife music and more happenings this weekend

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on Dec. 29, 2012 at 6:00 am |
December 28, 2012 4:43 pm


The Museum of History & Industry has moved into new digs and today they are celebrating with a grand opening. It will feature free admission along with a full day of local artist performances, youth and adult activities, and guided tours. It’s from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today at MOHAI at Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N. Seattle. For more information on the museum and today’s event call or go online to 206-324-1126, seattlehistory.org.

Take the family to LOTT’s WET Science Center, 500 Adams St. NE, Olympia, to get  easy ideas for greening up around the house. It is a good time to start new family habits that will help save money as well as the environment at the Go Green in 2013 event today. It’s free and you can get more information at 360-528-5742.

Join in some traditional American dancing with live fiddle music tonight at the Contra Dance. It will feature caller Joe Michaels, music by Small Pleasures including senior fiddler Vivian Williams and Catherine Graham playing tunes, old, recent, and recently discovered, from New England and the pioneer Northwest. There will be a workshop at 7:30 p.m. for newcomers and the dance continues until 11 p.m. at Christ Church Wells Hall, 310 N. K St., Tacoma. Admission is free.

More nightlife in Tacoma tonight will be The Ramains playing at The Spar Tavern, 2121 N. 30th St., Tacoma. Joining them will be special guests Tahoma Souls Alive. They start playing at 8 p.m. and there is no cover.

Billed as the Queen of Ivory Soul, May Palmer will be performing at 5 tonight and Sunday at Johnny’s Dock Restaurant, 1900 E. D St., Tacoma. Head out for an evening of soulful music.

Take the kids to the Museum of Glass, 1801 E. Dock St., Tacoma today to get creative at the Kids Design Glass workshop Sunday. Children 12 and younger who visit the museum or are patients at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital are invited to design a glass sculpture. Each month, one entry is selected by the hot shop team and two sculptures are created, one for the child designer and one for the museum’s collection. It’s noon-5 p.m., admission is $12, go to musuemofglass.org for more details on the project.

Auburn Eagles will open its 15th year of Dance Sundays with 8 Second Ride country band. You will be able to get your moves on the large dance floor. The group offers a dance every Sunday through May. Auburn Eagles is at 702 M St. SE, Auburn. There is a $4 cover, 253-833-2298

For more ideas go to The News Tribune calendar

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