Best of show
CenturyLink Field Event Center is going to the dogs this weekend — literally — with the Seattle Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show. With more than 1,400 dogs showing Saturday and Sunday, there is something for everyone to see and enjoy. Learn about what a dog show is all about at guided tours each day from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Enjoy the “meet the breeds” presentations throughout the show to learn about each breed and interact with the dogs. There will be more than 50 vendors and about 100 educational booths. Hours are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with admission of $14 adults, $12 seniors, $7 for kids ages 4-14 and free for children younger than 4. For more information go to seattledogshow.org.
Go green at the South Sound Sustainability Expo in its eighth year in Tacoma. The free public event connects residents and business owners with services, products, companies and agencies that address sustainability needs in the community. Learn about transportation, green construction, energy conservation, reuse and recycling, solar energy, local food and gardening, and cost-effective practices. It is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma. For more information go to southsoundsustainabilityexpo.org.
Tear it up
If you’re an off-roader and love 4x4s, you’ll want to head out to the 4x4 Offroad and High Performance Meet this weekend at the Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup. It’s sponsored by the Spanaway Moonshiners Jeep Club and will include displays, vendors and a swap meet for everything 4x4 and high-performance. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with $10 admission at the blue gate.
Songs of praise
Come out for the Rock and Worship Roadshow Tour coming to the ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St., Kent. Headlining the concert are tour founders MercyMe who will be joined by David Crowder, Matt Maher, Jamie Grace, Tedashii and Group 1 Crew for a night of worship and Christian music. The 7 p.m. show is Thursday with general admission of $10 at the door. VIP tickets are available for $50 and will include a Q&A with select artists, early entrance, premium seating and more perks. Go to showarecenter.com for all the details.
Join the Pierce County Conservation District at its Annual Bare Root Native Plant Sale on Saturday. Landscaping with native plants offers a variety of advantages. Species that have evolved to grow in the soils, topography and climate of Western Washington are able to resist pests and withstand wet winters and dry summers. The sale will feature all types of plants including berries, ground covers, broadleafs, conifers and more. The sale is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Pierce Conservation District Office, 5430 66th Ave. E., Puyallup. Payment will be accepted via cash, checks and credit cards. For more information, go to piercenativeplantsale.com.
Friday (March 6)
Four-time Grammy Award-winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo brings the sounds of South Africa to the stage when they perform. The all-male choral group released its first album in 1973 and has been performing around the world ever since. See the group in an 8 p.m. concert Friday at The Neptune Theatre, 1303 NE 45th St., Seattle. Tickets are $35 plus fees and are available by phone or online; 877-784-4849, stgpresents.org.
Feel the thunder
“The Very Best of Celtic Thunder Tour” hit the road this year featuring an eclectic collection of the group’s best-loved and most popular songs from the past seven years. Bringing its signature sound, visuals and stage presence to life, Celtic Thunder will perform 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. Tickets are $46.25-$71.25 and you can get yours by phone or online; 877-784-4849, stgpresents.org.
Digging the dinos
Bring the whole family to Dinosaur Day at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Northwest 45th Street and 17th Avenue Northeast, Seattle. Find out how scientists can tell what dinosaurs ate, how fast they could run and more. See newly collected fossils of the duck-billed dinosaur Edmontosaurus on display for the first time, along with dozens of other prehistoric plants and animals. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $10 adults; $8 seniors; $7.50 students; free to Burke members, ages 4 and younger and UW staff, faculty and students. For details, visit burkemuseum.org.