GO AND DO: Crab feed, financial fitness fair, sustanability expo, concerts, minatirues and more happenings this weekend

Tacoma News TribuneMarch 1, 2014 


If you love crab, then the drive to Shelton is worth it for the annual crab feed from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Sponsored by the Shelton Elks Lodge, 741 SE Craig Road, Shelton, the meal will include crab, spaghetti, garlic bread and salad. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. Call 360-426-2322 to get tickets.

Keep your financial life on target and take in the Pierce County Financial Fitness Fair from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. It will feature banks, credit unions, credit counseling, free tax preparation assistance, foreclosure education, free document shredding and also medical/health services.
The day is geared for healthy finances and a healthy life. Sponsored by the Pierce County Asset Building Coalition, the fair is being held at First Creek Middle School, 1801 E. 56th St., Tacoma. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 253-426-1516.

Connect with more than 75 businesses and organizations at the South Sound Sustainability Expo taking place Saturday at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center and Trade Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma.
Learn how you can contribute to a sustainable community; view a collection of short films, learn about solar power and backyard chickens, meet local farmers and visit the Kids’ Corner.
Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for the free event. For more information, go to southsoundsustainabilityexpo.org.

Join the Tacoma Concert Band when it presents “Premiere” and will perform a new composition by British composer Philip Sparke. The 7:30 p.m. concert is at Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. Tickets are $16-$34; call 253-591-5894 for information.

Take the kids out for some live music to “A Musical Storytime,” the annual Jacobsen Jr. classical concert for kids at 3 p.m. Saturday at the University of Puget Sound. Tacoma Symphony bassist Chris Burns will be garbed in pirate gear to perform the world premiere of a piece written by concert organizer and UPS piano professor Duane Hulbert, “The Pirate Musician.”
Tickets are $25 for a family of four or more, $10 general admission, $5 ages 5-18. For more information call 253-879-6013.

Performing for more than 50 years and known for creating the Bakersfield sound, Merle Haggard went on to be a multi-Grammy Award-winner and Grammy Hall of Fame member. See him in an 8:30 p.m. concert Saturday at the Emerald Queen Casino, 2024 E. 29th St., Tacoma. Tickets are $35-$70 and are available through Ticketmaster.



Not your parents’ or grandparents’ miniature show, the Seattle Miniature Show showcases dollhouses, room boxes, vignettes and their miniature contents as works of art. Virtually everything that exists in real life is now available in smaller scales. Whether it is a hand-crafted or commercially produced accessory for a dollhouse, you’ll find it at this show. There will be dealers, workshops, displays and how-to demonstrations. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Doubletree Suites hotel, 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Tukwila. Admission is $7, children 12 and younger are free. For more information, go to seattleminiatureshow.com.


For years, members of the Tacoma Buddhist Temple have prepared sukiyaki, a one-pot meal they serve to the public as a way to raise money for the temple and its programs. Join the temple at its annual Sukiyaki Dinner fundraiser from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
The sukiyaki is cooked in pans that date back to 1962 when the aluminum pans specifically for the annual sukiyaki dinner were brought back from Japan. The popular meal is at the Buddhist temple, 1717 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma and menu items range from $2-$12. For more information call 253-627-1417 or go to tacomabt.org.

You may not have tickets to the Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles but you can party like you do at the Grand Cinema’s Academy Awards Party starting at 5 p.m. Sunday. Join some of the biggest film buffs in Pierce County for a live, big-screen watch party at Theatre on the Square, 915 Broadway, Tacoma. The event includes a costume contest, prizes for successful awards predictions, and food and drink. General admission tickets can be purchased by calling 253-593-4474.

With a career spanning 30 years, Howie Mandel is also executive producer of many shows with his production company and may be most known for his role as host of “Deal Or No Deal” and judge on “America’s Got Talent.” See him in two shows — 5 and 8 p.m. — Sunday at Little Creek Casino Resort, 91 Highway 108, Shelton. Tickets are $35, $55 and $75, call 800-667-7711 for more information.


Join the Seattle-based vocal ensemble, The Esoterics, as they perform with conductor and composer Eric Banks in a 3 p.m. concert Sunday. The group, dedicated to perpetuating contemporary a cappella, will be at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 114 20th Ave. SE, Olympia, followed by a free reception. Donations accepted and free child care is provided.

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