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Wine walk in Sumner, vintage postcard show, historic Fort Nisqually tea, music and more this weekend

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on Feb. 9, 2013 at 6:30 am |
February 8, 2013 5:15 pm

Art & Wine Walk
Today
Discover historic downtown Sumner while you enjoy the tastes and sounds of the Sweetheart Wine Walk today. More than a dozen local shops will be open for tasting. A booth at Main and Alder streets will open at 3 p.m. where you can purchase your ticket–$20–or pick up one bought online. Included is a commemorative wine glass; 6 wine taste tickets; map and passport. The event is from 4-7 p.m. today, for more details go to sumnerdowntown.com

Dealers from throughout the Pacific Northwest, California, Utah and Ohio will be displaying close to one million old postcards, paper collectibles and ephemera at the Greater Seattle Area Vintage Postcard and Paper Show this weekend. Check them out from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Kent Commons Community Center, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent. Admission is $5, go online to postcardshow.com for more details.

Discover local history at Historic Fort Steilacoom’s Valentine Tea with Abigail and Elizabeth Casy. Reenactors will portray daughters of the fort Commander Col. Casey and Mrs. Casey, and friends from Steilacoom, Fort Nisqually and the Territory. Come and enjoy tea and cakes served at 2 today. Step back in time and learn about the original fort and its inhabitants at 9601 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood. Admission for the tea and portrayal are $15. Call 253-582-5838 for more information.

Be treated to choral masterpieces and music of today, from Mendelssohn’s eight part motet Heilig to the Indie Pop hit “Cells Planets,” Esenvalds’ “Long Road,” and Sandstrom’s “Lo How A Rose: when the Tacoma Symphone Chorus presents Sonic Delights concert tonight at 7:30. It is at First pResbyterian Church, 20 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma, tickets are $20. Call 800-291-7593 for more information.

Local author Marilyn White, of the Goldstone series and the suspense novel “Son of a Nun,” will be signing copies of her novels at 2 today at Orca Books, 504 Fourth Ave. E. in Olympia. This is a free event, call 360-352-0123 for the details.

Sunday
Known as a comedic icon, as well as a lovable father figure and outspoken activist, Bill Cosby is a household name. He’s speaking tonight at University of Puget Sound Fieldhosue, North 11th Street and North Union Avenue in Tacoma. The 7:30 p.m. show is $25-$50. Call 253-879-6013 for more information.

Discover the works of local artists at the Tacoma Is For Lovers and King’s Books’ Valentine-themed Artist Craft Fair today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A variety of artists will have tables featuring arts, crafts, jewelry, caramels, letterpress prints, and more for you to browse for your sweetheart. It’s all happening at King’s Book, 218 Saint Helens Ave., Tacoma. Admission is free, call 253-272-8801 for more information

Enjoy the sounds of Geoffrey Castle, pioneering electric six-string violinist at the free Jazz Live at Marine View, concert series. The performances are designed for all ages and is at 5 tonight. Head out to Marine View Church, 8469 E. Side Drive NE, Tacoma for a night of jazz. Call 253-229-9206 for the details.

Feel the passion, experience the drama and grasp the core essence of Bizet’s masterpiece “La Tragedie de Carmen” in Tacoma Opera’s production. The 2 p.m. performance today is at the Rialto Theater, 310 S. Ninth St., Tacoma with tickets from $25 to $66 and are available by phone or online; 253-627-7789, tacomaopera.com.

Designed for children ages 4 to 9, the Tacoma Synphony Orchesta String Quintet presents a magical introduction to the string family of instruments in it family concert series “Mozart’s Magical Remote Control.” The 2 p.m. concert today is at University of Puget Sound Schneebeck Concert Hall, North 14th Street and Union Avenue in Tacoma. Tickets are $5 for children and $7 for adults. Call 253-591-5894 or 800-291-7593 for more information.

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