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Crab feed, Tartan Ball, Arms collector’s show, ballet, music and more today and next week

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on March 22, 2013 at 9:00 am with No Comments »
March 22, 2013 9:01 am


Crabby for a cause
Join the Puyallup Rotary Club at the Crab and Oyster Stew Feed, which supports bringing the Challenge Day program to Puyallup Schools. Dig into all-you-can-eat Dungeness crab, clam chowder, oyster stew, potato soup, coleslaw, potato salad and hot dogs. Beer and wine is available for purchase. Enjoy the food, live entertainment and great raffle prizes while supporting a program that has  increased graduation rates and decreased violence and bullying in schools. Doors open at 6 tonight at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW at the Gold Gate. Tickets purchased in advance are $35 or $15 for non-seafood menu. Go to


Wear your kilt
Whether you’re are of Scottish descent or not, join in the celebration of the Clan Gordon Pipe Band’s Tartan Ball. In its 50th year, the ball is a fundraiser for the band that travels throughout the region performing. Wear your tartan or come spruced up in semi-formal garb for a night of music and dancing while celebrating the history, traditions and culture of the Scottish Highlands. It’s at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW. Tickets are $25 at the door. Go to

Bearing arms
Check out the Washington Arms Collectors Show boasting a range of firearms, ammunition, knives, militaria and accessories at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $9, free to members. The public is welcome, but only WAC Members may buy, sell and trade firearms, as well as carry firearms into the venue. Learn more at

Unique creatures
Presented by the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park Foundation, Rare: an Evening with Joel Sartore features The National Geographic photographer and author sharing tales of his lifelong quest to capture rare species with a camera. The evening offers an entertaining look at wild places and species most people never see. It’s at 7 p.m. Saturday at Puyallup High School, 105 Seventh St. SW. Tickets are $15-$30 through Proceeds benefit Northwest Trek’s endangered species and conservation programs.

Here comes da funk
George Clinton has been billed one of the greatest innovators of urban based soul, rock and funk during the past 40 years. He will release his first studio album in 10 years, followed by solo recordings by individual members of the P-Funk empire. See him perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., Seattle. Tickets for the 21-and-older show are $25-$30 at

Demetri Martin is a writer at “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” a regular performer on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” plus an actor and author. Martin’s first book, “This Is a Book by Demetri Martin,” is a New York Times bestseller. He’s performing to a sold-out crowd at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at  Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., Seattle. Go to for late-release tickets.

Go, ’bot, go
Discover some of the areas brightest high school students when 64 teams from across the Pacific Northwest will compete – robot against robot – at the FIRST Robotics Competition Seattle Regionals. With the goal of scoring as many points as possible during a two-minute and 15-second match, teams will vie for regional awards and a spot at the FIRST Robotics Competition Championship in St. Louis. The free event opens Thursday and runs through March 30 at CenturyLink Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle. Go to for a complete schedule.

Follow the breadcrumbs
Created for young audiences, Pacific Northwest Ballet’s “Hansel & Gretel” is a narrated performance with school students and special guest Ariana Lallone. Take the family for the final show at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., in Seattle. Tickets are $25-$67. Call 206-441-2424 or go to

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