It’s all about cars, fast and powerful, at the Corvette and High Performance Meet this weekend at Washington State Fair & Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup. There will be more than 900 booths, a swap meet that features new and used car parts and, of course, lots of Corvettes and muscle cars to check out. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7-$10 on Saturday and $7 on Sunday, children 12 and younger are free with a paid adult. For more information, go to corvettehp.com/chp-meet.
A star is born
Television’s “America’s Got Talent” is bringing its Season 10 Auditions back to the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma. With talent acts of all kinds, ages, and groups, it’s sure to be a hub of excitement on Monday. Auditions are free, but registration is required by going to americasgottalentauditions.com/audition-cities/tacoma. It is 8 a.m.-7 p.m. with talent acts from all over the region coming for their chance at the spotlight. Can’t make the live audition, online video submission are accepted as well.
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Blades of winter
Lakewood Winter Club’s “Reflections on Ice” is bringing Natalia Zaiseva, Russian master of sport in pairs skating, and Jeremy Barret, U.S. national champion, U.S. Olympian and world champion, along with local favorites and up-and-coming stars for five shows this weekend. With a theme of “Entertaining American” the family-friendly show is being held at Sprinker Recreational Center, 14824 C St. S., Tacoma. Tickets are $12-$18 and you can get yours online at Brown Paper Tickets.
Friday (Feb. 6)
Having started his comedy career while working at a cell phone company in 1997 Gabriel Iglesias has since proved comedy is his true calling. From the TV show “Last Comic Standing” to Comedy Central shows and voice work on “Family Guy” and most recently on “Christella,” Iglesias continues to expand his repertoire. He will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at The Tacoma Dome. Tickets are $39-$62 through Ticketmaster.
Friday (Feb. 6)
No holds barred
Comedian, actress and writer Roseanne Barr wears many hats in her professional career. After gaining fame for her role in the sitcom “Roseanne,” she won both Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for best actress for her work on the show. Known for her somewhat controversial stand on politics, she continues to perform stand-up touring the country. She will be performing in an 8 p.m. show Friday at Tulalip Resort Casino, 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip. Tickets are sold out, but check online for any last release tickets at tulalipcasino.com.
On tour supporting her latest release, “Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone,” Lucinda Williams bills this album as one of her most ambitious. Having performed for more than three decades she blends music for the head, heart and feet. See her in an 8 p.m. show Tuesday at the Neptune Theatre, 1303 NE 45th St., Seattle. Tickets are $37.50 in advance or $40 the day of the show. Go to stgpresents.org for more information.
Don’t stop the music
Fusing pop and rock into jazz, English singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum is known as a charismatic performer. He has a Grammy Award, two Golden Globe Awards and several BRIT nominations, and has sold over five-millions records worldwide. He comes to The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle, for a 7:30 p.m. show Tuesday. Tickets are $32.50 and are available by phone or online; 877-784-4849, stgpresents.org.
For more than 20 years the Northwest Flower & Garden Show has been drawing gardening enthusiasts from around the Northwest. The show at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle will feature gardens and more than 300 exhibits. Garden Wars will feature local celebrities competing to create 10’x10’ gardens from scratch. 1-3 p.m. each day of the show. The five-day event runs from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday-Feb. 14 and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 15. Online ticket prices are $22 adult; $5 youth; $31 two-day pass; and $70 five-day pass. Get yours at gardenshow.com.