He wants you
With roots in the British punk and new wave movement, Elvis Costello has been recording and performing since 1970. The Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter released the album, “Wise Up Ghost” in 2013 in collaboration with The Roots. He will play a solo concert on the Elvis Costello Detour tour at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. Tickets are $41.25-$71.25 and are available by phone or online: 877-784-4849, stgpresents.org.
Go electric, go hip-hop, Go Hard Tour
Rock out with the likes of Anna Lunoe, Flosstradamus, Jauz, Porter Robinson, Rae Sremmurd and others at the Go Hard Tour coming to the Tacoma Dome. The national hard rock tour is making a stop here for a 4 p.m. concert Saturday. Tickets are $35-$75 and you can get yours at Ticketmaster.
Before the stork arrives
In partnership with MultiCare Health System and Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, Baby Bump Expo NW brings together premier speakers from Birth Without Fear, Milkies and MultiCare. There will be exhibits, vendors and all kinds of information for parents-to-be and families with young babies. It is 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma. Admission is $25 at the door or online at babybumpexponw.com.
Get plants that grow well in the Northwest and expert advice at the annual Master Gardener Plant Sale taking place this weekend. There will be a wide selection of plants available at the sale located at WSU Research and Extension Center, 7612 Pioneer Way, Puyallup. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. To find out more call 253-445-4501.
From Oslo, with love
Jump into Norwegian culture at the annual Norwegian Heritage Festival hosted by the Scandinavian Cultural Center. It will be all about Norway with musical entertainment, craft demonstrations, information booth, vendors and a Norwegian Café. Bring the family for a fun event from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday with free admission in the University Center Main Floor on the Pacific Lutheran University, 122nd South Park Avenue.
The music of the night
Cameron Mackintoch’s new production of “The Phantom of the Opera” is coming to the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle, as part of a new North America tour. The beloved Andrew Lloyd Webber show features a new design, costumes and lighting and will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52. It opens Thursday and will continue through May 10. Tickets start at $30 and you can get yours by calling 877-784-4849 or going online to stgpresents.org.
Friday (April 24)-Sunday
Celebrating American and Japanese history and culture the Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival will be filling the Armory at Seattle Center this weekend. Delve into the culture and history of Japan and its American ties in the Northwest. There will be vendors, information booths, entertainment and more. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday. The opening ceremony will be at 6 p.m. Friday. Admission is free. For more information go to cherryblossomfest.org.