It’s all about life on two wheels at the Seattle Bike Show this weekend. Partnering with Cascade Bicycle Club, the show brings together top industry manufacturers, retailers, tour providers, advocates and cycle lovers for two days of fun for cycling enthusiasts. There will be top speakers in the industry, seminars, gear tryouts, shopping and more at the two day event — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday — at CenturyLink Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave., S., Seattle. Tickets are $10, and free for youth 17 and younger. To find out more go to seattlebikeshow.com
Friday (Feb. 27)
Dead men do tell tales
Explore the history of Tacoma at the fun and slightly spooky “Ghosts in the Balfour Dock Building” at 7 p.m. Friday. The Foss Waterway Seaport, partnering with Tacoma’s School of the Arts and Live Paint, will take visitors back in time through a guided tour while ghosts appear to tell stories. Hear what Tacoma was like in its early days. The building isn’t heated, so wear warm clothing. It’s at the Foss Waterway Seaport, 705 Dock St. and admission is $5, or $15 for a family of up to two adults and two children (ages 9 or older). Refreshments will follow. Register early for your tickets by calling 253-272-2750, ext. 100.
Sew and sew
It’s a weekend of sewing, fabric and classes during the Sewing and Stitchery Expo at the Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup. With more than 400 vendors, 100 seminars, hands-on workshops and a variety of style shows, there will be plenty to see, learn and buy. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $14 at the gate. Find more information online at sewexpo.com.
Soup’s on, Japanese style
For years, members of the Tacoma Buddhist Temple have prepared sukiyaki, a one-pot meal they cook up as a way to raise money for the temple and its programs. Join the temple at its annual Sukiyaki Dinner fundraiser from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. The sukiyaki is cooked in pans that date back to 1962 when they were brought from Japan for the annual dinner. The popular meal is at the Buddhist temple, 1717 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma, and menu items range from $2-$12. For more information, call 253-627-1417 or go to tacomabt.org.
The University of Puget Sound theater department is bringing to the stage Tenessee Williams’ iconic American play “A Streetcar Named Desire” to the stage. The production features a live jazz combo and evokes the heat and color of 1940s New Orleans. It opens Friday and continues through March 7 with showtimes of 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 7:30 p.m. March 6; and 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 7. Come out for a performance at the Norton Clapp Theatre on the UPS campus. Tickets are $11 general, $7 seniors, students, military, and staff and are sold at the Wheelock Information Center or by calling 253-879-6013.
Tunes of the ’toons
Listen to the sounds of “Oscars, Classics and Cartoons” at the Tacoma Concert Band’s spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. It will feature music from movies and cartoons plus a variety of band classics. The program will include the winner of the Tacoma Concert Band Student Soloist Competition. Make it a night of music and come out to the Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. Tickets are $18-$36 and are available by phone or online; 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org.
Billed as the largest consumer golf and travel show on the West Coast, the Seattle Golf & Travel Show features more than 200 exhibitors, travel destinations, interactive displays, and numerous things related to golf. It’s being held in the CenturyLink Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle, with hours of noon-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $14 and free for youth 17 and younger. For a complete list of activities go to seattlegolfshow.com.
Saturday and Sunday
It’s all Hawaiian culture at two Kanaka Celebrations —6:30 p.m. Saturday at Asia Pacific Cultural Center, 4851 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma. and 4 p.m. Sunday at Open Space for Arts & Community, 18870 103rd Ave. SW., Vashon. It will feature hula, stories, a film preview and music. Tickets are $20 for the Tacoma celebration and $18 at the door for the Vashon event. For more ticket information, go to vashonkanaka.brownpapertickets.com.