Rock out at the Pain in the Grass concert at the White River Amphitheatre, 40501 Auburn Enumclaw Road SE, Enumclaw. The KISW sponsored concert will feature Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Buckcherry, Theory of a Deadman, Pop Evil, Escape The Fate, New Medicine, Sons of Revelry and These Raven Skies. Close out the summer rocking it at the 5:15 p.m. show. Tickets are $35 for general admission, $55 reserved and $81 standing room pit and are available through Ticketmaster.
Hop on over
Help to bring in the fall season at the Hops & Crops Brew Festival at Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn. Benefiting the restoration and educational programming of the farm the festival will feature 14 local breweries, live music including Jessica Lynne, The Cottonwood Cutups and more. Check out the farmers market, arts and crafts booths, join in lawn games and learn from the hop history exhibit. It’s noon-6 p.m. Saturday and is a 21 and older only event. Admission is $15 online or $20 at the gate and includes a taster cup and five tokens. Additional tokens are $1. Go to www.wrvmuseum.org
/hopsandcrops.html to get yours.
Two of hip-hop’s biggest names, Drake and Lil Wayne, have come together for the Drake vs. Lil Wayne Tour. Billed as a hip-hop throw down, the two will perform in separate sets and the anticipated on-stage duel at the 7 p.m. concert Sunday at the White River Amphitheatre, 40501 Auburn Enumclaw Road SE, Enumclaw. Get your tickets — starting at $35 — through Ticketmaster.
A sanctuary of jazz
Kicking off its sixth year, the Jazz Live at Marine View concert series is headlined by the Mark Lewis Quartet featuring Milo Petersen. The popular, free, jazz concert series is held monthly at Marine View Church, 8649 Eastside Drive NE, Tacoma. This month’s performance is at 5 p.m. Sunday and is open to all ages. The Oct. 12 show features renown flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny.
UP needs a piano
In support of the UP for Arts program, Seattle Opera singer Karen Early Evans will perform a benefit concert at 8 p.m. Saturday. The arts program hosts concerts and art exhibits throughout the year with this concert designed to raise funds to purchase a grand piano for the University Place Civic/Library Building Atrium. It’s being held at Charles Wright Academy Theater, 7723 Chambers Creed Road W., University Place. Tickets are $50 at the door or can be purchased online at upforarts.org. For more information call 253-564-4654.
The epitome of hyperbole
First solidifying his stand up comedy credentials on “The Late Show with David Letterman” in 1995, Brian Regan has gone on to build a career in comedy that includes his nonstop theater tour visiting close to 100 cities each year since 2005. See him in a 7 p.m. show Saturday at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. Tickets are $45.74-$59.75 and are available by phone or online; 877-784-4849, stgpresents.org.
She never learns
Blending elements of indie pop, alternative and electronic, Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li released her debut album, “Youth Novels” in 2008 and she will release “I Never Learn” this year. She will perform in a 7:30 p.m. show Wednesday at The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. Tickets are $35 and available by phone or online; 877-784-4849, stgpresents.org.
Sunday and Monday
The peoples’ astronomer
With a stellar background in science including a PhD in astrophysics from Columbia and the recipient of 18 honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, Neil deGrasse Tyson, has brought science to the public with an informative and entertaining style. From five seasons on PBS’ “NOVA ScienceNOW” to best-selling books and radio program, Tyson continues to inform and entertain audiences. He will be at The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle, for two nights — at 7 p.m. Sunday and at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Tickets are $31.25-$71.25 and are available by phone or online; 877-784-4849, stgpresents.org