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Antique and collectible show, wine and chocolate festival, do something healthy event and more events this weekend and beyond

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on Feb. 2, 2013 at 6:30 am with No Comments »
January 25, 2013 8:53 am

TONY OVERMAN/Staff Photographer
TONY OVERMAN/Staff Photographer

For all you antique lovers the America’s Largest Antique & Collectibles Show will be the place you’ll want to check out this weekend. Displays and vendors will take over the Puyallup Fair & Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup. Approximately 300 booths will feature antiques and collectibles up to 1970. The show does not allow any type of flea market booths or garage sale items. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 at the door.

Get in the mood for Valentine’s Day at the Enumclaw Wine & Chocolate Festival taking place at the Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. SE. It will feature 28 wineries and more than a dozen chocolatiers along with many fine gift and specialties items. Enjoy two days of wine tasting, chocolate sampling, demonstrations, music, shopping and more. Hours are 4-11 p.m. today and Saturday. Every guest receives a commemorative wine glass and three wine tastings tickets. Additional tasting tickets are available for $1 each. Tickets are $20 at the door. For more information go to

Get all the tips and information for a healthy lifestyle at the Multicare’s Do Something Healthy Event taking place Wednesday at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma. There will be a community wellness fair with screenings and health and fitness information along with guest speaker Derek Hough from “Dancing With the Stars.” Hear how dancing and physical movement can improve your health and enjoy watching local youth compete in a dance competition. Hours are 6:30-8:30 p.m., admission is $10, children 12 and younger are free. Registration is required, online go to or by calling 800-485-0205.

Thursdays–April 4
Enjoy cultural films and events at the annual Tacoma Sister Cities Film Festival starting Thursday. It features nine cities and films each Thursday through April 4. Cities featured for February include Kitakyushu, Japan–Thursday; Kiryat-Motzkin, Israel–Feb.14; Cienfuegos, Cuba–Feb. 21 and Fuzhou, China–Feb. 28. The evening begins with cultural activities and events prior to the showing of the film and it’s happening at the Blue Mouse Theater, North 26th and Proctor streets, Tacoma. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the film begins at 7, tickets are $10 or $80 for the complete schedule of the festival. You can get yours online at or: at the theater: 253-752-9500 and the Pacific Northwest Shop, 2702 N. Proctor: 253-752-2242.

Best known for its hit singles “We Are Young” featuring Janelle Monáe, “Some Nights,” and “Carry On,” the indie group, fun. has racked up six Grammy Award nominations this year including Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “We Are Young”, Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for “Some Nights.” They will be performing in a 7:30 concert Tuesday at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. Tickets are $28.50 and available online and by phone; 877-784-4849,

Lewis Black,
Grammy Award-winning stand-up comedian, is bringing his 2013 stand-up tour, “The Rant Is Due” to the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. With a resumé as stand-up comedian, actor and author, Black has received critical acclaim – performing more than 200 nights a year to sold out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. His 8 p.m. show tonight is $36-$62 and you can get yours online or by phone; 877-784-4849,

Thursday–March 10
Enjoy the classic musical, Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” when it opens Thursday at The 5th Avenue Theater, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. The story takes you to River City where Professor Harold Hill’s solution to their troubles is an all-boys marching band. The production is overflowing with a parade of tunes including “Seventy Six Trombones,” “Gary, Indiana,” and “Till There Was You.” The production runs from Thursday through March 10. Check out showtimes and purchase tickets online at

Today–Feb. 10
Discover the beauty of the classic love story “Roméo et Juliet” as it is performed by the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Artistic director Peter Boal was so mesmerized by Jean-Christophe Maillot’s production that it became his first full-length acquisition for Pacific Northwest Ballet. Though Maillot’s “Roméo et Juliette” is firmly grounded in classical ballet, his choreography is imbued with natural and intuitive movement that feels progressive and expands margins of expression. It is playing at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle today through Feb. 10. Tickets are $28-$183 and available by phone or online; 206-441-2424,

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