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Samoa Cultural Day, Stadium Fare, Little Bill & the Bluenotes, Vintage Car Race, movies in the park and more events this weekend

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on July 6, 2013 at 6:30 am with No Comments »
July 8, 2013 11:45 am

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Immerse yourself in island style at Samoa Cultural Day at Mount Tahoma High School, 4634 S. 74th St., Tacoma. From 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, there will be a traditional fashion show, village dance and songs and resource information booths. Authentic food will be for sale. Admission is free.

Reacquaint yourself with the Stadium District at the bi-monthly Stadium Fare starting Saturday. The eclectic neighborhood open-air market will offer local food, vintage and artistic wares and entertainment. There will even be a dodge ball event. Check it out from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the parking lot of First Presby-terian Church, 20 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma. The Fare will run every other Saturday through Sept. 28. Go to for more details.

For all you racing and car fans, make plans to see the Pacific Northwest Historic Vintage Car Race to benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital at Pacific Raceways, 31001 144th Ave. SE, Kent. The races celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sovren and will feature the 50th anniversary of Porshe 911. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. One-day pass is $25, multiple-day pass is $40 and chidlren ages 7-16 are $5 per day. For more information call 253-659-5927.

It’s the opening weekend of the Cinema Gig Outdoors Free Movies series at Skansie Brothers Park, 3207 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor. “The Sandlot” is Saturday’s movie offering and begins at 9:15 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a free night at the movies.

If you’re a mixed martial arts fan, then check out CageSport XXV taking place at the Emerald Queen Casino, 2024 E. 29th St., Tacoma. The five-round Main Event is a CageSport Featherweight Title Defense match where Tacoma’s Drew “The Eternal Fire” Drokenshire will be defending his title for the second time against Shorty Weikel (9-3-0) of Lebanon, Ore. It’s at 7 p.m. with tickets $35-$100.


The album “Sports” by Huey Lewis and the News peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Charts, sold more 10 million copies worldwide and won a Grammy Award. The band is commemorating the 30th anniversary of “Sports” with a world tour. Fans will hear the songs from the album, other hits and a few surprise numbers at 6 p.m. Sunday at Woodland Park Zoo, 601 N. 59th St., Seattle. Tickets are $39.50 plus a $3 service fee. Go to

Grammy Award-winning Pat Benatar, a rule-breaker and a trailblazer, has forged the way for women rockers in the music world with hits including “Love is a Battlefield,” “Hit Me with Your Best Shot,” and “Heartbreaker.” She is on her Girls Night Out Tour with Neil Giralde and Berlin with Terri Nunn. The tour stops for a 7 p.m. concert Sunday at Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14111 NE 145th St., Woodinville. Tickets are $45-$65 and available through Ticketmaster.

If you’re looking for music closer to Tacoma then check out Little Bill and The Bluenotes. They will be playing at 5 p.m. Sunday at Johnny’s Dock Restaurant, 1900 E. D St., Tacoma.

Get an entertaining, informative and free preview presentation of Tacoma Musical Playhouse’s upcoming production “Ragtime” at its Behind the Curtain series. The 90-minute, interactive presentations are designed to enhance the theater-going experience of audience members. Learn about the history, impact of the story and its creators, varied technical efforts of the theater group plus musical highlights from the show performed by the cast. The free preview is at 7 p.m. at Curtis High School Theater, 8425 40th St. W., University Place.

If the football season can’t get here fast enough for you, then head out to Cheney Stadium, 2502 S. Tyler St., Tacoma, and enjoy the Richard Sherman Celebrity Softball Game. See current and past Seahawks and other celebrities hit the ball field for the charity game. A portion of proceeds from the event will go to Blank Coverage, The Richard Sherman Family Foundation and Homes for Heroes. The game is at noon, tickets are $22 at the gate.

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