On tonight’s menu
Alton Brown brings culinary science and quirky humor to the stage in his “The Edible Inevitable Tour” at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. Foodies and Food Network fans will recognize Brown for his shows, including “Cutthroat Kitchen” and “Iron Chef.” The live stage show is a blend of stand-up comedy, food experimentation, talk show antics and live music. Showtimes are 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $35.75-$125 and are available by phone or online; 877-784-4849, stgpresents.org.
Friday (Feb. 20)
Games, humor spawn improv
With a premise that improvisational theater can be just as moving, impactful and meaningful as scripted theater, Muh Grog Zoo has moved improvisation to another level creating one act plays. With believable characters, nuanced relationships and situational humor, the group creates long-form theater in minutes. Come out to Studio III, Broadway Center for Performing Arts, Tacoma, to see for yourself in a 7:30 p.m. performance Friday. The mature-audience-only show is $8 per person and tickets can be purchased by phone or online; 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org.
I do’s for all
If a wedding is in your future then you will want to check out the Same Love, Same Rights: LGBT Wedding Expo at McGavick Conference Center, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW., Lakewood. In its third year, the event includes gay-friendly exhibitors including photographers, DJs, wedding planners and venues. The free event is 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday. $5 donation requested; LGBT allies welcome. Getting tickets at rainbowweddingnetwork.com provides parking details and event updates.
Dress for the ball
Make plans to see the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Cinderella” when it comes to the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s production take a contemporary look at a classic tale with elaborate costumes, live orchestra and all the favorite moments of the story. It opens Tuesday and runs through March 1 with various showtimes. Tickets start at $25. To get all the details, go to stgpresents.org or call 877-784-4849.
Friday (Feb. 20)
Growing up not far from Seattle in Ravensdale, Brandi Carlile brings her own view to her music with a blend of country and classic. This all-acoustic show will benefit KEXP Seattle public radio. With the release of her fifth major-label album right around the corner, she will be performing in an 8 p.m. show Friday at The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. Tickets are $32.50-$72.50 and you can get yours by phone or online; 877-784-4849, stgpresents.org.
Come fly with them
For all of the pilots, aviation enthusiasts and aircraft owners, check out the Northwest Aviation Conference and Trade Show at the Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup. There will be more than 75 hours of presentations and 350 exhibits. Hours are 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, with admission of $5 a day; kids 17 and younger are admitted free. Call 253-845-1771 for more information.
Books in a flash
Discover the talents of young filmmakers from the annual 90-Second Newberry Film Festival as it makes a stop at the Tacoma Public Library’s main branch, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma. The contest invites kids to create movies that compress the stories of Newberry-winning books into 90 seconds. Author and festival founder James Kennedy will host. Films will be screened starting at 3 p.m. Saturday; reception with refreshments at 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.