Take the kids to the theater for the Click Free Family Movie at the Grand Cinema, 606 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma. Today’s feature is “Puss N’ Boots” and will be shown at 9:30 this morning. Arrive early as seating is limited. Call 253-593-4474.
If you’re looking for a fun program of classical music for children, then plan taking in Jacobsen Jr. Goes West concert today at University of Puget Sound Schneebeck Concert Hall, North 14th Street and Union Avenue, Tacoma. The music is based on the American West with performances by Puget Sound students and faculty members. It’s at 3 p.m. today, admission is $10 general admission, $5 for ages 5-8 years old, younger than 5 is free or get a family admission (four or more) for $25. Call 253-879-6013 for more information.
Immerse yourself in the Filipino culture at the United Filipino Club’s 19th annual Barrio Fiesta. Open to the public, all ages the event will feature authentic Filipino cuisine and performances. It’s being held at Seattle University, Campion Residence Hall, 901 12th Ave. in Seattle, from 5-9 tonight. Call 206-2596-6000 for ticket information.
Join three Pacific Northwest songwriters as they perform songs accompanied by stories in a songwriter’s circle at King’s Books, 218 Saint Helens Ave., Tacoma. Artistis are Steven Nebel, John Sparrow and Gary Kanter in the 7 p.m. performance. The event if free, call 253-272-8801 for more details.
Get a comedic look at the “Fifty Shades of Grey” phenomenon with “Spank: The Fifty Shades of Grey Parody” at The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. The comedy-filled musical satire captures all of the naughty fun of the book in a saucy show that’s playing through Sunday. Showtimes are 7:30 and 10:30 tonight and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $35. Call 877-784-4849 or go to stgpresents.org.
Come out the Tacoma Gay & Lesbian Wedding Expo where couples a chance to check out venues and services for their nuptials, as well as choices for travel and music, giveaways and a fashion show at the McGavrick Conference Center at Clover Park Technical College, 4650 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood. Hours are 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call 828-645-8750 for more information.
Make a trip to Seattle to see En Vogue, the Grammy-nominated all-female R&B and soul group, that has sold more than 28 million albums and singles worldwide. The ladies won more MTV Video Music Awards than any other female group in MTV history. The group is best known for 1990s hits such as “Hold On,” “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It),” “Giving Him Something He Can Feel,” “Free Your Mind” and “Whatta Man.” The 7:30 tonight is at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle. Tickets are $45 at 206-441-9729.
Discover the talents of Portland Music Award Winner Lisa Mann and from Boston, vocalist and harmonica player Diane Blue at the Blues Vespers at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 901 N. J St., Tacoma. The free concert is at 5 p.m.
If you’re looking for some live to music around town tonight here are a couple of options.
8 Second Ride plays country from 5-9 p.m. at the Auburn Eagles, 702 M St., SE in Auburn, There is a $4 cover, 253-833-2298
Blues Redemption will be playing at 5 p.m. at Johnny’s Dock Restaurant, 1900 E. D St. in Tacoma.
Take the kids down to the Children’s Museum of Tacoma where they can enjoy nteractive exhibits, play programs, weekly education events and more. Members receive discounts, special admission hours and free parking. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, third Thursdays 10 a.m.-7 p.m., 1501 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. Pay-as-you-can admission. 253-627-6031, childrensmuseumoftacoma.org.
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