Friday (April 1)-Sunday
The brainchild of three fresh-out-of-college friends, Matt Goldman, Phil Stanton and Chris Wink, The Blue Man Group has grown to a global entertainment company having performed in 15 countries and seen by more than 35 million people worldwide since 1991. The production is coming to The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle for shows Friday (April 1)-Sunday. Tickets start at $35 at 877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org.
1 princess will be queen
Kicking off the Daffodil Festival, the Queen’s Coronation is a celebration of local youths selected by their schools as representatives of the community and the festival. Each princess is judged on academic standing, personality, attitude, speaking ability, speech content and more with the 5 p.m. event culminating with the selection and crowning of this year’s queen. It’s being held at the Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. Tickets are $10 and available at 253-591-5894 or broadwaycenter.org.
Saturday — Sunday
Model trains, more
It’s going to be all about model trains and all types of hobbies at this year’s April Fun Fest sponsored by the Tacoma Northwestern Model Railroad Club. It will feature everything about model trains, remote-control cars, die-cast models, fine-scale models, tin plate and toys, slot cars and just about every hobby you can think of to see and learn. It’s being held at Olson Auditorium at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission if $7; $5 for seniors, military and children 11 and younger; free for children 2 and younger, and Scouts in uniform. Admission is good for both days. For more information, go to tacomanorthwestern.org.
All about weddings
Learn everything that is new in trends, wedding ideas and more at the Spring Wedding Expo this weekend at the Tacoma Dome. There will be vendors on hand, a wedding gown sale and daily fashion shows. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $16; discount tickets are available through Ticketmaster.
Kids day on the prairie
Learn about life at the turn of the century at the free Prairie House Museum Kids Day. The museum opens its doors for a fun family day, including tours of the 1890s farmhouse and outbuildings. Children can make butter, pop popcorn and see farm animals. Hours are 1-3 p.m. Wednesday at the museum, 812 E. 176th St., Spanaway. To find out more, call 253-536-6655.
Friday (April 1)
Piano, violin, cello
As part of the Jacobsen Series, the Finisterra Piano Trio features Tanya Stambuk on piano, Brittany Boulding on violin and Kevin Krentz on cello. The trio will perform in a 7:30 p.m. concert Friday (April 1) at Schneebeck Concert Hall on the University of Puget Sound campus, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. Tickets are $15; $10 seniors, students and military; free for faculty, staff and UPS students. Tickets available at the Wheelock Information Center, by phone at 253-879-3100 or online at tickets.pugetsound.edu.
Men doing Broadway
Billed as the concert they were born to sing, the Seattle Men’s Chorus will perform “Everything Broadway” at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. It will feature songs from some of Broadway’s biggest hits and a couple of hidden gems. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $28-$78 online at seattlechoruses.org.
Pokémon in Seattle
Delve into the world of Pokémon at the State Championship Tournament at Seattle Center Pavilion. Whether you’re a player or just love the game, there will be plenty of competition vying for the state title. It will run 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $15; online registration is required. Go to labs.pokegym.net/register/16-04-000139.