Spoofing elected officials, The Capitol Steps are armed with a never-ending supply of fresh material. The comedic act uses up-to-the-minute goings on in the Capitol for an evening of skits and songs. They will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Washington Center for Performing Arts, 512 Washington St., Olympia and at 3 p.m. Sunday at Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. Tickets for the Tacoma show are $19-$69 and are available by phone or online; 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org. Tickets for the Olympia show are $26-$52 and are available at 360-753-8586.
Take in the beauty of the fall colors Saturday at the Chase Gardens with the last docent-lead tours of the season. Learn about the history of the garden and plant lore while exploring the grounds. There also will be plants from the garden’s nursery on sale. The tour is at 1:30 p.m. and costs $5. The garden is at 16015 264th St. E., Orting. To find out more, call 360-893-6739.
Never miss a local story.
Pretend you’re at “Downton Abbey” at Meeker Mansion’s Victorian Tea on Saturday. Come dressed in your best “Downton Abbey”-themed attire, enjoy the tea, and tour the mansion. Prizes will be awarded for best themed dress; bring your camera for a great picture opportunity. Reservations are required for the 1:30 p.m. tea; cost is $15. For more information, call 253-848-1770.
A taste of the Emerald Isle
In its seventh year, the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Annual Celtic Faire offers music, dancers, bagpipes, craft vendors and the full Celtic experience. Enjoy baked goods, a tea room, children’s activities and more. The free event runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the church, 7410 S. 12th St., Tacoma. For more information, call 253-564-4402.
It’s all about a capella when PLUtonic and HERmonic take the stage. The two groups — one all male and one all female — will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Pacific Lutheran University’s Lagerquist Concert Hall, 1010 122nd St. S., Tacoma. Admission is free, but tickets are required and are available at the university’s concierge desk. Call 253-535-7411 for more information.
Laugh a little
Stand-up comic Paula Poundstone needs no script when she takes the stage — she can riff on any subject. She is coming to The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave. Seattle for a 7 p.m. show Saturday. Tickets are $35; get yours by phone or online at 877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org.
Friday (Oct. 24)-Sunday
A tale as old as time
The national tour of the Broadway hit “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” is making a stop at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, it is a classic musical love story with lavish sets and costumes. Shows run Friday through Sunday, with tickets starting at $25. Get yours by phone or online; 877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org.