Friday (Feb. 5) — Saturday
Baby, you’re much
too fast for me
It’s all about fast and powerful cars at the Corvette and High Performance Meet this weekend at the Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup. With more than 900 booths, the swap meet features new and used cars and parts, with a focus on Corvettes and muscle cars. Hours are 2-8 p.m. Friday (Feb. 5) and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $10; enter at the Blue Gate. For more information, go to corvettehp.com.
Succumb to pier pressure
Make it a date with nature at the Date Night on the Docks event at Foss Waterway Seaport, 705 Dock St., Tacoma. Bring your special someone to enjoy an adult-only Pier Peer exploring an aquatic night-time adventure led by experienced naturalists. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight, then cap off the night with wine and fancy desserts. It is 7:30-10 p.m. Saturday and $25 per person. Go to metroparkstacoma.org/calendar to sign up.
Fat Tuesday moves to Saturday
Come out and support the Key Peninsula Civic Center at its Mardi Gras Masquerade gala at 6 p.m. Saturday. The night will feature music with Richard Allen and the Louisiana Experience and a southern-style dinner. Come in costume and join in the contest to be crowned king and queen of the gala. The proceeds will benefit the civic center. It’s at 17010 S. Vaughn Road KPN, Vaughn, with tickets at $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Get yours at Blend Wine Shop, Key Peninsula Civic Center, and Sunnycrest Nursery and Floral or online at mardigrasonthekey.bpt.me.
Friday (Feb. 5)
It’s gotta be the shoes
Bringing street dance and poetry together, Los Angeles-based hip-hop dance theater company Antics brings its latest production, “Sneaker Suites,” to the Kent-Meridian High School Performing Arts Center, 10020 SE 256th St., Kent. It tells the stories of sneakers, those who make them, wear them and dance in them. The event is presented by Kent Arts Commission as part of the Spotlight Series. Come out for the 7:30 p.m. show Friday (Feb. 5). Tickets are $15-$20 and are available at tinyurl.com/SneakerKent.
Opera Man, Joe Dirt, Norm MacDonald and the Hot Chick
Adam Sandler, David Spade, Norm MacDonald and Rob Schneider, some of the big hitters in the comedy world, are coming together for a night of adult comedy at The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. The 7:30 p.m. show Tuesday promises to entertain. Tickets are $66-$96 and are available at 877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org
Hear Motown in Belltown
Seattle Rock Orchestra, with a nod to the signature 1960s and 1970s soul, R&B and funk sounds of Motown Records, will perform an 8 p.m. show Saturday. It will also celebrate the influence of Memphis-based label Stax Records. The orchestra’s mission is to marry the energy of rock ’n’ roll with broader palettes of music with its 50-plus piece orchestra. Come out to The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle, for the show. Tickets are $20-$37.50 and are available at 877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org.
Thursday — Feb. 14
Distorted reality TV
Join in poking fun at the “Real Housewives” reality TV shows when “Realish Housewives of Seattle: A Parody” comes to the stage at The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. Complete with brawls, booze and Botox, the loony ladies take on the current events and people making headlines in Seattle and the audience gets in on the act. It opens Thursday and continues through Feb. 14. Tickets are $22.50-$42.50 and you can get yours at 877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org.
It’s a Raw deal
WWE Raw is bringing its live show to KeyArena at 4:30 p.m. Monday. Some of the stars scheduled to appear are Big Show, Roman Reigns, Kane, Dean Ambrose and Daniel Bryan. Be a part of the audience for a night of wrestling action. Tickets are $20-$105 and available through Ticketmaster.