Sunday (Aug. 23)
Dwight Yoakam performs at Little Creek Casino in Shelton
Having recorded more than 21 albums and compilations, charted more than 30 singes on the Billboard Hot County Songs and sold more than 25 million records, Dwight Yoakam is considered to be one of the most respected and adventurous country artists of the past 15 years. See him live in an 8 p.m. concert Sunday at Little Creek Casino Resort, 91 W. State Route 108, Shelton. Tickets are $45-$75 and are available by phone at 800-667-7711.
‘Monster snake’ on display at Burke Museum in Seattle
The new exhibit “Titan Boa: Monster Snake” opened this weekend at The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, 17th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 45th Street, Seattle, on the University of Washington campus. Deep in a Colombian coal mine, scientists discovered the remains of the world’s largest snake: 48 feet. The 60 million-year-old remains are on display plus a full-size replica, fossils, and photos and videos that reconstruct the time and environment. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens, $7.50 for students with ID and youths ages 5 and older. For more details, go to burkemuseum.org.
Talk led by professionals tackles questions about death
Take part in discussing issues of death and dying in a safe and caring environment. The death talk group meets not as a support or counseling meeting but to bring up the subject for those who may have personally dealt with these issues or for those who are interested in the topic. Speakers range from hospice workers to funeral directors as well as medical professions giving short presentations. It begins at 4 p.m. Sunday at King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, and it’s free and open to the public. For more information, call 253-272-8801.
Pain in the Grass concert at White River Amphitheatre
Close out the summer rocking it at the Pain in the Grass concert at the White River Amphitheatre, 40501 Auburn Enumclaw Road SE, Enumclaw. The KISW-sponsored concert will feature Slipnot, Lamb of God and Three Days Grace and other bands. The music starts at 2 p.m. Sunday, with tickets starting at $33. Get yours through Ticketmaster.