Sugar to your ears
Together since 2001 and retooled from its early days, Maroon 5 is a three-time Grammy Award-winner, three-time American Music Award-winner, four-time Teen Choice Award-winner and continues to dominate the pop rock and neo soul music world. With lead vocalist Adam Levine gaining popularity from his work as a judge on NBC’s “The Voice,” the group is known for hits such as “Moves Like Jagger,” “Payphone” and “One More Night.” The band will be playing the Tacoma Dome in a 7:30 p.m. concert Saturday. Tickets are $46.50-$122 and are available through Ticketmaster.
Her royal highness
Spring is here, which means the annual Daffodil Festival is in full swing. Come out for the Queen’s Coronation where this year’s royalty will be selected to reign over activities throughout the year. It’s at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. Tickets are $10 and available at broadwaycenter.org. Take out your calendar and be sure not to miss the upcoming Daffodil Festival events including the 82nd Annual Daffodil Grand Parade on April 11, the Junior Daffodil Parade in the Proctor District on April 18 and the Daffodil Marine Parade on April 12. For a complete schedule of events, go to thedaffodilfestival.org.
Holiday eggs and four legs
It’s an egg scramble for pooches at the annual Dog-Gone Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday at the Regional Athletic Center of Lacey, 8345 Steilacoom Road SE, Lacey. The fundraiser will feature a doggie egg hunt, canine fashion show, agility, flyball, herding, photo booth and pony rides, with all proceeds going to local charities including Concern for Animals, Feline Friends and Thurston County Sheriff K-9. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more details, go to petconnectionmagazine.com/dog-gone-easter-egg-hunt
You don’t have to travel to Legoland to delve into the world of Legos. Come out for the Brick By Brink Lego Expo and Play Event starting Saturday. There will be intricate builds, and participants will get up close and personal with the art, and get to build if they're so inspired. It’s the ultimate in local Lego imagination and engineering. It will continue through April 12 at Freighthouse Square, 430 E. 25th St., Tacoma. Hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $10 adults, $6 kids and free for kids one and younger.
The case for cask
Enjoy the artistry of craft brewing in traditional cask-conditioned beer at the Washington Cask Beer Festival. With more than 40 Washington breweries on hand, the beers being highlighted are “real ale” beers conditioned naturally without artificially introducing carbon dioxide and will be poured by gravity in two sessions Saturday: noon-4 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. It’s taking place at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Separate tickets will be required for each session and are $40 in advance or $45 at the door, if still available. It includes a commemorative tasting glass and up to 25 beer samples for this 21-and-over-only event. Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets.
Legacies in song
Inspired by the true stories of student Tyler Clementi and Harvey Milk, Seattle Men’s Chorus will present “Legacy: Tyler’s Suite & I Am Harvey Milk” concert this weekend. The suicide of Clementi and the assassination of Milk represent critical tipping points for the gay rights movement. The concert is a celebration of the human spirit with musical stylings from disco to Broadway and classical to operatic. There will be two performances: 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets are $28-$68 and are available online at flyinghouse.org
Hammond and the blues
Grammy Award-winning veteran bluesman John Hammond has been inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame, the Blues Hall of Fame and been named the Blues Music Award-winner for Acoustic Artist of the Year. Touring solo in support of his new release “Timeless,” he will be at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle for two nights. Set times are 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Tickets are $26.50 and available online at jazzalley.com
Friday (March 27)
Live long and prosper
The exhibit “Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction” at the Experience Music Project Museum kicks off with the Zero Gravity event. George Takei will be the special guest at the museum for the “epic” gala opening Friday. Join in the Q&A session with Takei, get photo ops with the “Star Trek” command chair and the TARDIS from “Doctor Who.” Join in games, trivia and enjoy refreshments including space beer. It is 7:30-11 p.m. at EMP, 325 Fifth Ave. N, Seattle. Tickets are $25 general admission, $12 youth ages 5-17, and you can get yours online at empmuseum.org.