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Seattle boat show, free Native community festival, free kids concert and more events this weekend and beyond

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on Jan. 26, 2013 at 6:30 am with No Comments »
January 25, 2013 8:43 am

AP Photo/King County Journal, Patrick Hagerty
AP Photo/King County Journal, Patrick Hagerty

Today–Feb. 3
The Seattle Boat Show, Indoors and Afloat
is billed as the West Coast’s largest boat show and features more than 1,000 recreational watercraft, seminars and the latest accessories. Check out the show indoors at CenturyLink Field, 800 Occidental Ave., and afloat on South Lake Union. A free shuttle runs between CenturyLink Field and South Lake Union every 30 minutes during the show. It runs through Feb. 3. Hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays at Century Link Field; plus 11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends at South Lake Union. Admission is $12 adults, $5 kids (ages 11-17), free for ages 10 and younger. Go to

Discover the arts and culture of the Puyallup Tribe and other Coastal Salish tribes at the Northwest Native Community Celebration from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. There will be cultural performances and activities for all ages. Enjoy work by more than a dozen artists, including traditional basket weavers and modern painters. Three native canoes will be in the museum lobby. The free festival also offers a blessing at noon, followed by music and dance performances.

The Not-Its’
album “We Are The Not-Its” received a Fids & Kamily music award for one of the best children’s music albums of 2009. The Seattle band will play a free concert at 11 a.m. Saturday at Charles Wright Academy, 7723 Chambers Creek Road W., University Place.

Indulge your chocolate craving at Death by Chocolate Weekend starting at 10 a.m. Saturday and noon Sunday at Freighthouse Square, East 25th and D streets, Tacoma. There will be a free chocolate treat with every purchase, receive one Death by Chocolate gift basket raffle ticket with every $5 purchase and peruse the indoor sidewalk sale. Parking is free.

The days are getting longer, and it’s time to start thinking about home and garden projects. The Tacoma Home & Garden Show features more than 750 exhibitors to get you started. Check out a kitchen and bath showcase, gardens, “how-to” seminars and more at the Tacoma Dome. Hours are noon-8 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $12 adults, $5 juniors (ages 6-16), free for ages 5 and younger. If you can’t see it all in one day, grab a two-day pass for $18.

Phineas and Ferb create their biggest invention yet in “Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best Live Tour Ever.” The whole gang will be on stage in a live action adventure. Take the kids for a day of music and hijinks at ShoWare Center, 625 West James St., in Kent. Shows are at 1 and 4 p.m. Tickets are $18-$48 at 253-856-6999.

Best known as the Weekend Update anchor on “Saturday Night Live,” comedian Seth Meyers also has been behind the scenes as an “SNL” writer. See the man with the wicked John Kerry impression at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. Tickets are $36. Call 877-784-4849.

Enjoy 90 minutes of improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions at “Whose Live Anyway” with Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Joel Murray and Jeff B. Davis. Participation is key, so bring your suggestions. The show is at 7 tonight at the Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. Tickets are $35-$55. Call 877-784-4849.

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