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Wooden boat fair, women in comedy, beer festival and more happenings this weekend

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on May 11, 2013 at 6:48 am with No Comments »
May 9, 2013 1:57 pm

Monday/Wooden Boat Fair 2012


Immerse yourself in maritime history at Olympia Wooden Boat Fair this weekend. Wooden boats of all conditions, vintages and sizes will be on display throughout Percival Landing, 625 Columbia St. NW, Olympia. There also will be a kids’ boat-building booth today, entertainment, an international food alley, arts and crafts booths and other family friendly activities to enjoy. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Go to

You know it’s spring when motorcycle enthusiasts bring out their bikes for a Motorcycle Rally. Join clubs from around the region and admire some of the best rides on two wheels at the Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. It’s from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Admission is $7-$9.50. Call 253-272-9747.

Fill up on Polish food and culture at Pierogi Fest at the Polish Cultural Center, 1714 18th Ave., Seattle. The day will feature all-you-can-eat pierogi, outdoor food booth favorites such as potato pancakes, kielbasa and bigos (hunter’s stew). The festival takes over the parking lot of the property and features a beer garden, free performances by Polish folk groups and workshops related to Polish culture. It’s from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $8-$16. Call 206-322-3020.

Brew lovers make plans for today’s Annual Gig Harbor Beer Festival from noon to 6 p.m. at the Uptown Gig Harbor Pavilion, 4701 Point Fosdick Drive NW, Gig Harbor. It will feature a wide variety of Northwest craft brewers offering event-goers a mix of familiar favorites and new brews to taste and there will be live music. Tickets are $20 in advance at or $25 at the gate. For more information go to

It’s comedy with a feminine bend when Women in Comedy comes to the Temple Theater, 47 Saint Helens Ave., Tacoma. Seen on Showtime, HBO, Oprah, Comedy Central, Roseanne and other venues, comedians Carrie Snow, Carole Montgomery and Laura Hayden are sure to tickle your funny bone. Joining them on stage will be Seattle’s Mycle Wastman, a jazzy, soulful singer who has appeared on NBC’s “The Voice.” There are three shows; 1, 5 and 9 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $29-$39 for the 21-and-over show, call 253-223-4349 for more information.

Comedian Louie Anderson has logged nearly 30 years of making people laugh. Let him tickle your funny bone at 8 p.m. Saturday at Lucky Eagle Casino, 12888 188th Ave. SW, Rochester. Tickets are $31-$54. Go to or call 800-720-1788.


Discover the Old Goat Farm, 20021 Orting Kapowsin Highway E., Graham, at its season opening today. A throwback to a simpler time with its 100-year-old farmhouse, barn and nursery, the garden is dotted with topiaries and in all its spring glory with hundreds of blooming bulbs and perennials. The farm also has about 100 domestic birds, a couple of old goats plus a few dogs and cats. Hours for the opening Sunday are noon-5 p.m. and is free. Call 360-893-1261 for the details.

Celebrate the return of spring with the Barony of Glymm Mere at Mayfaire. The Medieval Fair will feature merchants’ wares, entertainment, demonstrations of arts and sciences, a cordial contest, archery and equestrian events at the Thurston County Fairgrounds, 3054 Carpenter Road, Lacey. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7-$15; ages 11 and younger get in free.

Grammy Award-winning Al Jarreau has been performing his signature style of jazz and soul for more than 50 years. He not only produced hits such as “We’re In This Love Together,” he also wrote and performed the Grammy-nominated theme to the 1980s American television show “Moonlighting.” He will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at Snoqualmie Casino, 37500 SE North Bend Way, Snoqualmie. Tickets are $30-$60 through Ticketmaster.

Enjoy the exotic plants and botanical displays while listening the music of Tom Brooks Trio playing jazz as part of the Second Sunday Music series at W.W. Seymour Conservatory, 316 S. G St., Tacoma. It’s 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, donations are accepted.

If you’ve always wanted to check out the Museum of Glass find out on Sundays by showing your college ID for free admission. Museum hours are noon-5 p.m. Call 253-284-4719 to find out more.

Take in four of the great Rodgers and Hammerstein classic films during Sunday matinees in May at Auburn Ave Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. The film “South Pacific” shown at 2 p.m. Sunday, is set during World War II where love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman. Admission is $3


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