With up to 3,000 dogs, exhibits and prizes by various vendors, the Western Washington Winter All Breed Dog Show is a canine-lovers delight. Bring the family for a free event where you can view all kinds of pooches, talk to breeders and possibly meet your next four-legged family member. Hours are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. today through Sunday at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center, 110 Ninth St., SW, Puyallup.
Lakewood Playhouse’s production of “The Children’s Hour” tackles the tough subjects of bullying, homosexuality and suicide in a story about two women who run a school for girls. Rumors, gossip and lies cause irreparable damage in this insightful play. It opens tonight and runs through Feb. 3 at 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd. SW, Lakewood. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets from $18-$24. Call 253-588-0042.
The Second Sunday Music Series is intended to enhance your experience at the W.W. Seymour Conservatory and Wright Park. The performers reflect an array of musical tastes and the music is intended to appeal to audiences of all ages and sensibilities. Singer/songwriter and cellist Michaela Cooley will perform from 1-2:30 p.m. this Sunday at 316 S. G St., Tacoma. Suggested donation is $5. Call 253-591-5330.
Born in Portland and raised in Corvallis, Ore., Chris Botti first picked up a trumpet at age 9. With Miles Davis as one of his inspirations, Botti built a music career that has earned him five Grammy award nominations. He will join the Seattle Symphony for a 7:30 p.m. Thursday concert at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. Tickets are $41-$112 at seattlesymphony.org.
Enjoy an evening of Spanish language music in an acoustic format when Los Lobos performs Acoustic En Vivo at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. For almost four decades, the East Los Angeles group has performed its own special blend of R&B, blues, Tex-Mex country and pop. Tickets are $40-$54 at seattlesymphony.org.
Chubby Checker is widely known for his 1960 hit cover of Hank Ballard’s R&B song “The Twist.” But he also is the only recording artist to place five albums in the Top 12 all at once. See him at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Snoqualmie Casino, 37500 SE North Bend Way, Snoqualmie. Tickets are $20-$35 through Ticketmaster.
You don’t have to go to the mountains to join in what is being billed as the “most epic snowball fight.” Snow Day this Saturday at the Seattle Center will provide 34 dump truck loads of snow that teams can use to build forts and try to break the record for largest snowball fight. Enjoy the non-combative side by creating snow castles and joining a pub crawl. Registration begins at noon, snow fort and snow castle building competitions begin at 1 p.m., winners are announced at 4:30 p.m., and the snowball fight begins at 5 p.m. Visitors are welcome to come early and play in the snow.
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