Friday (April 22)
Song and words with Mann and Collins
Bringing together music and poetry, Aimee Mann and Billy Collins will perform a 7:30 p.m. show Friday (April 22). Collins, former United States poet laureate, with Mann, an Oscar-nominated songwriter, will provide an evening of song and words. Come out to the Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. Tickets are $29-$79 and are available at 253-591-5894 or broadwaycenter.org.
Friday (April 22)
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Walk in her shoes
Help support the Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County at the annual Walk A Mile in Her Shoe event at noon Friday (April 22). In its 11th year, the walk is designed to show that men can make a difference in the fight against sexual assault. This event raised more than $20,000 last year and hopes to exceed that figure this year. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with the walk at noon at the Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. More information at tinyurl.com/jdnm8bd.
Friday (April 22) — Saturday
Comedian David Koechner on stage
With films including “Anchorman,” “Get Smart” and “Talladega Nights” to his credit, comedian David Koechner will be in Tacoma on Friday (April 22) and Saturday. The shows will be 7:30 (18 and older) and 10:30 p.m. (21 and older). The doors at the Tacoma Comedy Club, 933 Market S., Tacoma, will open at 6 and 9:45 p.m., respectively. Tickets are $22 and $28. tacomacomedyclub.com.
Everything’s coming up Norwegian
Delve into the land of Norway on Saturday at the Norwegian Heritage Festival. Celebrating 40 years, the festival recognizes the Norwegian Lutheran pioneers who founded Pacific Lutheran University in 1890. Held at Anderson University Center on the Pacific Lutheran University campus, it will feature traditional Norwegian food and entertainment, plus Glamfolk Viking re-enactors. The Scandinavian Cultural Center will also be open. It is 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is free and includes entertainment. Food is homemade and inexpensive. More information at tinyurl.com/h5n94u5.
Friday (April 22) — May 1
50 member-strong choir of classical singing
About 50 community members from Puyallup, Tacoma and the surrounding area make up the South Sound Classical Choir, which will perform spring concerts starting Friday. The free concerts will feature classical composers including Rutter, Chesnokov, Barber, Britten, Mozart and others. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday (April 22) at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 2306 Milton Way, Milton; 3 p.m. April 24 at St. Matthew Episcopal Church; 7:30 p.m. April 29 at Puyallup United Methodist Church, Puyallup; and 3 p.m. May 1 at St. Patrick’s Church, Tacoma. More information at tinyurl.com/zsgen46.
Thursday — May 1
All things RV at fairgrounds
See and learn everything about recreational vehicles at the annual Puyallup RV Show opening Thursday at the Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup. It will feature everything from manufactures housing, vacation homes to tent trailers. Hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-April 29, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. April 30 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 1. Admission is $10, $9 seniors, and free for 17 and younger with paid adult. Go to thefair.com for the details.
Adam Carolla live podcast taping
Join in a live taping of Adam Carolla’s podcast when he comes to the Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. Known for sarcastic wit and humor, Carolla also is an outspoken commentator on social, political and religious issues. Come out for the 8 p.m. show Saturday. Tickets are $37-$47 at 877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org.
Rihanna’s ‘Anti World’ in Seattle
Known simply at Rihanna, the multi-Grammy Award-winner has sales exceeding 200 million records worldwide and has taken to acting, appearing in “Battleship,” “Annie” and “This is the End.” Currently on her Anti World Tour, she will perform in a 7:30 p.m. concert Sunday at KeyArena, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.