Take a step back in time and take in a Charlie Chaplin Double Feature showing Sunday. The classic silent films “The Rink” a slapstick comedy, and “The Kid,” Chaplin’s first full-length film, will be shown at 1 and 3:30 p.m., respectively, at Studio 3, Broadway Center, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. Tickets are $8. Go to broadwaycenter.org for more information.
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Trade deadline is Saturday
If your children have grown out of their old toys, books and clothes, come to the Kids Clothing/Toy Swap from noon-2 p.m. Saturday. It is a polite, first-come, first-served swap. Please bring at least one item to swap, but more is welcome; you can leave with as many things as you like. Come out to King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, for the eco-friendly event. A separate collection of formal and semi-formal dresses in teen and women’s sizes will be taken for Ali’s Prom Project during the event. For more information, go to kingsbookstore.com/event/swap.
Friday (Jan. 29)
Bringing acoustic guitar to life, the International Guitar Night tour is coming to the Kent-Meridian High School Performing Arts Center, 10020 SE 256th St., Kent. Founder Brian Gore is a Grammy Award winner and will be joined by three of Europe’s leading acoustic guitarists: gypsy jazz legend Lulo Reinhardt, contemporary fingerstyle innovator Mike Dawes and multigenre showman Andre Krengel. The 7:30 p.m. concert is Friday (Jan. 29), with tickets from $15-$28; kentwa.gov/arts/spotlight.
We want the Fünke
Named one of the Top 100 stand-up comedians of all time by Comedy Central, David Cross has hit the road for a 2016 tour throughout the country. He will be performing in two shows — 7 and 10 p.m. — Wednesday at The Moore Theatre, 1032 Second Ave., Seattle. Tickets are $22.50-$32.50 and are available at 877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org.
To wit, a beer festival
Belgian Fest is all about drinking Washington beer and will highlight more than 100 Belgian-style beers crafted by local breweries. Beers styles include tripels, dubbels, saisons, wits, abbeys and lambics, and all are brewed with Belgian yeast. There will be two sessions — noon-4 p.m. and 5:30-9:30 p.m.— Saturday at the Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door and include a tasting glass and 10 tasting tokens. Go to washingtonbeer.com/festivals/belgianfest.php for more information.
Friday (Jan. 29) — Saturday
One last chance at love
It’s the final weekend to catch Seattle Opera’s production of “The Marriage of Figaro.” Considered Mozart’s most popular opera, clever servants outwit arrogant masters, crafty women outsmart foolish men and a crazy day ends in happiness and love. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday (Jan. 29) and Saturday; seattleopera.org.
Friday (Jan. 29)-Feb. 6
Navigate the world of boats
Billed as the West Coast’s largest boat show with more than 1,000 recreational watercrafts, the Seattle Boat Show, Indoors and Afloat is in full swing. See everything from stand-up paddleboards to super yachts, and check out more than three acres of accessories and at least 200 free seminars. It’s taking place at CenturyLink Field and at Chandler’s Cove, South Lake Union. Hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. It opens Friday (Jan. 29) and runs through Feb. 6. Go online to seattleboatshow.com for details and ticket information.
Friday (Jan. 29)-Sunday
Celebrate the outdoors indoors
The Washington Sportsmen’s Show features hours of “how to” seminars, a trout pond for the kids, hunting, camping and fishing ideas (and more) from noon-8 p.m. Friday (Jan. 29), 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup. Admission from $5-$12, free for children 5 and younger; thesportshows.com.
First stop: Tacoma
Famed Australian rock band AC/DC kicks off the American leg of its “Rock or Bust World Tour” at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Tacoma Dome. The Tacoma show is the only one on the West Coast. Tickets are sold out but still available on the secondary market; tacomadome.org.