Friday (Oct. 30) — Saturday
Get Your Freak On
Billed as the longest running Halloween dance festival in the nation, Freaknight is coming to the Tacoma Dome Saturday. The two-night music festival is a land of ghosts, goblins, clowns and ringmasters, with everything you would expect from a creepy carnival type atmosphere. Get your best costume on and come out for a night of fun and great music. The lineup includes Deadmau5, Luciano, Nicky Romero, Troyboi to name few Friday (Oct. 30) and Tiesto, Diplo, Dirtyphonics, Simon Patterson plus others on Satuirday. The 18-and-older concert is 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, with general admission tickets at $110 for a single night. For more information, go to freaknightfestival.com.
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Formed in 1995, the alternative metal band Godsmack has since released six albums, with three being consecutive number-one albums on Billboard 200, plus 20 Top 10 rock radio hits. The group has toured with Ozzfest, as well as other large tours and festivals. As part of its fall tour, the group will be coming to ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St., Kent, for an 8 p.m. concert Tuesday. Tickets are $27.50-$55 and are available online at showarecenter.com.
Blow Your Mind
Born from DVDs produced in a garage in Utah in 2003, Nitro Circus has grown to global popularity. With a mission to deliver the biggest and best, mind blowing cross-platform entertainment for daredevils and risk-taking wannabes, the group with featured rider Travis Pastrana is on tour with its Nitro Circus Live show. See it live in a 7:30 p.m. performance Tuesday at the Tacoma Dome. Tickets are $39-$99 and are available through Ticketmaster.
Nature with Nuture
Discover the work of the National Parks Conservation Association and Vet Voice Foundation at the Veterans and Film in the North Cascades and Beyond, an evening of short films. Documenting the adventures of veterans and returning military in national parks of Washington and beyond, the films explore how wild places are helping veterans reconnect with their families and peers. The event, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, will also feature speakers who will present footage and touching stories of veterans healing in the great outdoors. The free film screening is being held at McGavick Conference Center, Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood. For more information, call 360-688-0917.
Thursday — Nov. 7
Bobcat is Back
Coming off a new Showtime special, “You Don’t Look the Same Either,” Bobcat Goldthwait brings fresh comedy about politics, divorce, going broke and his career as a director of film and TV. He will be performing at the Tacoma Comedy Club, 933 Market St., Tacoma, with shows starting Thursday. Times are 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Nov. 6-7 with tickets from $10-$14. Get yours at tacomacomedyclub.com
Mellow Indie Rock
Known for her stripped-downed songwriting style centered on the folk music genre, Patty Griffin is also a singer and musician with the latest release “Servant of Love.” Her music has been performed by the likes of Linda Ronstadt, the Dixie Chicks, Bette Midler, Melissa Ferrick, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Martina McBride. She is coming to the Neptune Theatre, 1303 NE 45th St., Seattle, for an 8 p.m. show Sunday. She will also bring special guests Darlingside on stage at the concert. Tickets are $36-$38.50 and are available at 877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org.
Friday (Oct. 30)
Jazz It Up
Straight off a trip to Brazil inaugurating a jazz festival in Natal and working with musicians in Sao Paulo, trombonist, Delfeayo Marsalis, will be making a 24-hour stop at the University of Puget Sound. Regarded as one of the top trombonists, composers and producers of jazz today, he also showcases his talent through literature and drama. He will rehearse and perform with the university’s jazz band Friday, in support of homecoming. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. concert at Schneebeck Concert Hall are $12 and available online at tickets.pugetsound.edu
Tuesday — Nov. 8
Voice of “Frozen” Now On Stage
Broadway superstar Idina Menzel, known for her parts in “Wicked,” “Rent,” “Frozen” and “Glee,” will bring back her performance as Elizabeth in “If/Then” a Broadway musical written specifically for her. It will be playing at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St. Seattle, Tuesday-Nov. 8.Tickets start at $25. For showtimes and to purchase tickets, go to stgpresents.org.