GET OUT: Wedding Expo, Keith Sweat, slider cook off, music and more this weekend

Tacoma News TribuneMarch 29, 2014 

Proud Mother of the bride Susan Whipple takes a photo of her daughter, Emily, in the dream bridal gown she picked out at Saturday's Wedding Expo, as Weddings With Joy lead designer Andrea Hoyt , right , inks the deal on the $1000.00 dress. Saturday January 2, 2010. photos by Dean J. Koepfler / The News Tribune



Keith Sweat performs at Emerald Queen Casino

Keith Sweat has made a name for himself with a soulful R&B sound and hit singles “Nobody,” “Twisted,” “I Want Her” and “Tellin’ Me No Again.” See him at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Emerald Queen Casino, 2024 E. 29th St., Tacoma. Tickets are $30-$60 through Ticketmaster.

Two days of wedding expo at the Tacoma Dome

If you’re making wedding plans, then head down to the Tacoma Dome this weekend to check out the Tacoma Spring Wedding Expo. Sponsored by BridesClub, the two-day event features hundreds of vendors, wedding gowns and a 2 p.m. fashion show each day. Learn what’s new before you finalize your plans. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $19.57 at Ticketmaster.

1950s style slider cook-off  at Museum of Glass

Get out your pedal-pushers, jeans and loafers and get ready to rock — and eat — at the Museum of Glass’ Slider Cook-Off starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The 1950s-themed event features local chefs and restaurants competing for the designation of best slider. There will be tastings, rock-and-roll music, and glass-blowing demonstrations for this 21-and-older-only party. It’s at the museum, 1801 E. Dock St., Tacoma. Tickets are $30-$100. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to slider2014.

Step back to 1940s at ‘In the Mood’ in Tacoma

A fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and all the big band greats of the 1940s, In the Mood pays homage with period costumes and choreography that swings with the rhythm of the jazzy, brassy, sentimental music. Choose from two shows — 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday — at the Landmark Convention Center, 47 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. Tickets are $29-$49 and are available through Ticketmaster.
Food and wine festival
at Saint Martin’s University It’s going to be an afternoon of food, wine, and music at the annual Capital Food and Wine Festival from noon-9 p.m. Saturday. Sponsored by the Saint Martin’s University Alumni Association, the festival hosts regional wineries, microbrewers, South Sound restaurants and food vendors. There will be entertainment on two stages throughout the day. It’s all happening at Marcus Pavilion and Norman Worthington Conference Center at Saint Martin’s University, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey. Tickets are $10 online or $15 at the door. For more information, go to capitalfoodandwinefestival. com.



Seattle Men’s Chorus to perform Broadway hits

Performing the Broadway hits of Stephen Schwartz — who is known for the music of “Wicked,” “Pippin,” “Godspell” and more — the Seattle Men’s Chorus will present its “Totally Wicked” concert at the Seattle Center’s McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. The two shows — at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday — will also feature Bellevue’s Megan Hilty, who played Glinda in “Wicked” on Broadway, and also is known for her parts in the TV shows “Smash” and “Sean Saves the World.”
Tickets are $28-$78 and can be purchased online at

"Chapter Two" at Tacoma Little Theatre

It’s your last chance to take in Tacoma Little Theatre’s production of “Chapter Two” at a 2 p.m. performance Sunday. The story follows writer George Schneider, a recent widower, as he’s encouraged by his younger brother Leo to start dating again. It’s playing at the theater, 210 N. I St., Tacoma with tickets at $15-$22. For more information call
253-272-2281 or go online to tacoma little

Best of Northwest Sprint Art Show in Seattle

Check out the Best of Northwest Spring Art & Fine Craft Show from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Northwest Art Alliance’s show features 110 of the finest artists and crafters in the region. It’s at Warren G. Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle. Admission is $4-$6. Call 206-525-5926 for more information.

Take in stage parody of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Taking a comedic poke at the highly publicized book series “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the off-Broadway hit “Cuff Me: The Fifty Shades of Grey Unauthorized Musical Parody” is in its final week at the Knutzen Family Theatre, 3200 SW Dash Point Road, Federal Way. This sexy romp is suitable only for 18 and older patrons. Showtime is 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25-$30 with a VIP ticket for $49. For more information, go to

Opera comes to big screen in Olympia

Enjoy this month’s installment of the Opera Cinema Series when “Hansel & Gretel” comes to life. The film offers two sweets-loving children, one hungry witch and an operatic twist to the classic Grimm fairy tale, courtesy of Engelbert Humperdinck and the Opera de Paris. The film begins at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Washington Center for Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for students, seniors and military and $5 for youth plus a $3-per-ticket service fee. For more information, call 360-753-8586.

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