GET OUT: UPS Flea Market, fairy festival, Streisand music, mud run and more fun this weekend

Tacoma News TribuneMarch 22, 2014 

SATURDAY
An evening of Streisand music with Ann Hampton Callaway
Singing timeless classics from five decades of Barbra Streisand’s multi-faceted career, Platinum Award winning singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway celebrates the music of “Babs.” The Tony-nominated actress puts unique pop/jazz spin on unforgettable songs from Streisand’s Broadway years, her films and her early pop albums for a night of music at the Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. concert Saturday are $35-$79 and are available by phone or online; 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org.


Flea market at UPS full of bargains and collectibles
Back for another year of great bargain hunting, the Women’s League of University of Puget Sound is hosting its Flea Market at the UPS Memorial Fieldhouse, North 11th Street and Union Avenue, Tacoma. More than 60 booths will offer antiques and collectibles, artwork, handcrafts, artisan and vintage jewelry, home and garden items, furniture, clothing, locally sourced foods and more. It’s 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday with admission of $5. Parking is free.


Fantasy and fairies at festival in Freighthouse Square
Don your fairy wings and sprinkle some fairy dust at the annual Spring Fairy Festival sponsored by Crescent Moon Gifts. It’s a weekend of fantasy with art, music, dance, vendors, workshops and entertainment. Head out to Freighthouse Square, 2501 E. D St., Tacoma from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. A weekend pass is $25 for ages 13 and older, $10 for ages 6-12 years and seniors. A day pass is $15 for 13 and older and $5 for 6-12 years and seniors. Kids younger than are 5 are free. For more information call 253-572-8339.


Enjoy cask-conditioned beers at festival at Seattle Center
Featuring one-of-a-kind handcrafted, cask-conditioned beers, the Washington Cask Beer Festival will take over the Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center for a day of beer tasting. With more than 40 Washington breweries represented, the festival aims to remain true to the spirit of “real ale” with all beers conditioned naturally without artificially introducing carbon dioxide and poured via gravity or beer engine. There are two sessions: noon-4 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $40 in advance, $45 at the door, and includes a commemorative tasting glass and up to 25 beer samples. Separate tickets required for each 21-and-over-only session. Designated driver admission is $5; available at the doors only. Go to washingtonbrewersguild.org.

 

SUNDAY

Titlow Mud Run a romp on the trails with obstacles
Get a fun workout at the Titlow Mud Run at noon Sunday. The 2-mile run takes participants off the sidewalks and city streets and onto the trails near Titlow Park, 8425 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. The course is muddy, and full of obstacles to crawl under and jump over and is designed for dirt-tromping, mud-loving children and adults. Make it an afternoon of a dusty, sloppy good time. Registration is $25-$35 and can be done online at metroparkstacoma. org/mud-run.

Local theater groups present a variety of plays
Make it a day to take a production by local theater companies. Here are some plays to choose from.
 The Triad Theater, 102 E. Yelm Ave., Yelm, presents “Cabaret” at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15, call 360-446-2188 or go online to
the triadartstheater.com for more information.
 Catch the classic tale “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” at Harlequin Productions 2 p.m. show at the State Theater, 202 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Tickets are $20-$31, call 360-786-0151 to order yours.
 Enjoy the tale of not-so-young-lovers in Tacoma Little Theatre’s production of “Chapter Two.” Showtime is 2 p.m. Sunday at the theater, 210 N. I St., Tacoma. Tickets are $15-$22, call 253-272-2281 for more information.
 Based on the animated Disney film, ManeStage Theatre Co. presents “Tarzan” the musical. It’s at the Sumner Performing Arts Center, 1707 Main St., Sumner and is showing at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $11-$20, call 253-891-5560 for more information.
 Check out the Seattle-grown musical, “Angry Housewives,” about a group of angry housewives who form their own punk rock band at Paradise Theatre, 9911 Burnham Drive NW, Gig Harbor. Showtime is 3 p.m. Sunday with tickets from $10-$22. Call 253-851-7529 for more information.
 Tacoma Little Theatre’s “Didn’t See that Coming” is an evening of plays and monologues by Mark Harvey Levine. It features six actors performing 26 characters, in 11 short plays and monologues, directed by Pavlina Morris. Showtimes is 7:30 p.m. Sunday, tickets are $12.

Tapestry Singers perform benefit concert
Help support the Puyallup Valley Food Bank and enjoy an afternoon of music when the Tapestry Singers hold a 3 p.m. concert Sunday. The performance is free, donations of money or nonperishable food items will be collected. It’s being held at Puyallup United Methodist Church, 1919 W. Pioneer Ave., Puyallup. Call 253-470-8079 for more information.

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