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Comedy with Danny Bonaduce, music with Tingstad and Rumbel, stunt dogs, fitness fair and more events this weekend and beyond

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on Jan. 19, 2013 at 6:00 am with No Comments »
January 19, 2013 6:00 am

Playing together since 1985, with a performance at Carnegie Hall and a Grammy for Best New Age Album, Tingstad and Rumbel have perfected their acoustic music. See Tinstad performs on finger-style guitar and Rumbel on oboe, English horn and the double ocarina at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Auburn Ave Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Tickets are $15-$17. Call 253-931-3043.

Stunt Dog Experience
features big air stunts, comedy, dancing dogs and athletic feats. While the show is designed to entertain, it also takes on the mission of pet-adoption awareness. All of the dogs have been rescued from pounds and shelters from across the country. Shows are at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at The Washington Center for Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $7-$22. Call 360-753-8586 or go to

If there’s one thing you know about Danny Bonaduce, he’s controversial. He became famous as a child actor in the 1970s on “The Partridge Family,” was part of The Adam Carolla Show in 2007 and became a radio personality. He now broadcasts in the Northwest on Seattle’s KZOK. Bonaduce will introduce some of his favorite comics at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Tacoma Comedy Club, 933 Market St. Tickets are $10. Call 253-282-7203.

Let’s Play! A Sports and Fitness Experience
brings together more than 40 different sport and fitness clubs and organizations under one roof so that local youth and adults can have a hands-on, try-it-out experience. Meet past Olympians, including swimmer Ariana Kukors, wheelchair basketball players Desiree Miller and Mareike Adermann and kayaker Maylon Hanold. The extravaganza runs from noon-5 p.m. Saturday at the Tacoma Dome. Other events include roller derby Dockyard Derby Dames’ “Wave of Mutilation” all-star team going up against the Slaughter County Roller Vixens “Saints of Slaughter” at 5 p.m. and a Zumba party from 5-6 p.m. Hours are 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults; ages 18 and younger get in free with a student ID. Go to for a complete schedule.

Dubbed the “King of Calypso” for popularizing the Caribbean musical style with an international audience in the 1950s, Harry Belafonte has recorded in many genres, including blues, folk, gospel, show tunes and American standards. Throughout his career, he has been an advocate for civil rights and humanitarian causes. He won a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. Belafonte will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. Tickets are $32.50-$62.50 at

Known for hits such as “These Days,” “The Pretender,” “Running On Empty,” “Lawyers in Love,” “Doctor My Eyes” and “Take It Easy,” Jackson Browne has sold more than 17 million albums in the United States alone. He’s on his 2013 Acoustic Tour of the Western U.S., performing songs from his entire body of work. See him at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. Tickets are $65-$85 at

Noted for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery, Bob Newhart started his career as a stand-up comedian in the 1960s with his top-selling albums of comedic monologues “The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart” and “The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back!” He later moved into acting with the 1970s sitcom “The Bob Newhart Show” and the 1980s sitcom “Newhart.” Catch him at 7 p.m. Thursday at Snoqualmie Casino, 37500 SE North Bend Way, Snoqualmie. Tickets are $35-$75 through Ticketmaster.

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