Through May 2017
LeMay shows off 100 years of BMW
To celebrate 100 years of BMW, LeMay: America’s Car Museum has opened a new exhibit, “BMW: Propelling a Century of Innovation.” Among the cars on display are a 1938 Frazer-Nash BMW 328 Roadster, 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL, 1988 BMW E30 M3 and a 2016 BMW i8. The exhibit is open through May 2017. The museum is at 2702 E. D St., Tacoma, and admission is $16 for adults, $14 for seniors (65 and older) and military, $12 for students, $8 for children ages 6-12, and free for ages 5 and younger. For information, go to americascarmuseum.org.
Friday (May 20)-Sunday
Well, that’s just supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
The classic musical “Mary Poppins” is opening Friday (May 20) at The Moore Theater, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. Presented by STG and Bishop Blanchet Drama, performances will run through Sunday. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15-$32.50; 877-784-4849, stgpresents.org.
Friday (May 20)
Piano Man brings show to Safeco
With a career spanning more than 50 years, the iconic singer-songwriter Billy Joel is a six-time Grammy Award winner and has sold more than 150 million records worldwide. He is an inductee into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He’s coming to Safeco Field, 1250 First Ave. S., Seattle, for an 8 p.m. concert Friday (May 20). Tickets start at $53.75 and are available through Ticketmaster.
God save the queen (Victoria, that is)
Local historical connections to England bring the celebration of Queen Victoria’s Birthday to historic Fort Nisqually in Point Defiance Park, Tacoma. Join in the fun of musket volleys, cannon fire, living historians in period dress and lots of family-friendly activities from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. The original British outpost celebrated the Queen’s birthday with a declared holiday and day off for laborers and servants. Learn about the history while having fun. Admission is $5-$8 with children age 4 and younger free. There is a family rate. Go to fortnisqually.org or call 253-591-5339.
Peninsula Community Chorus at Fox Island
Singing together as a community group for more than 60 years, the Peninsula Community Chorus will present its spring concert at the Fox Island United Church of Christ, 726 Sixth Ave. Come out to hear lively spirituals, folk songs, jazz and more Americana music at the 3 p.m. concert Sunday. The performance is free, donations are accepted. peninsulacommunitychorus.com.
Dreaming big — with lots of color
Traveling around the world with spectacular lights, color, aerial acts, dance performances, music and, of course, paint, the Life in Color: Kingdom “World’s Largest Paint Party” comes to the Tacoma Dome. The 18-and-older event is all about “limitless dreams” and “freedom and fulfillment” designed for dreamers, rule-breakers in an all-out party of music and color. The show is at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets start at $59 and are available through Ticketmaster.
Let Go and Love Tour coming to Grand
As part of the Let Go and Love Tour, Academy Award-nominated director Josh Fox brings his latest film, “How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change,” to The Grand Theater, 606 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma. The film travels to 12 countries and acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asks what is it that climate can’t destroy. Join in a conversation with Fox at the 6:30 p.m. screening Saturday.
Sailors and landlubbers unite
Bringing together classic boats and cars in one fun event, the Tacoma Yacht Club presents its Keels & Wheels show from noon-4 p.m. Sunday. It will feature large, small, power, sail and classic wooden boats, plus classic, sports, modern cars and motorcycles to admire. Head out to the club at 5401 Yacht Club Road, Tacoma. Admission is $5 or five tickets for $20, children 5 and younger are free. Go to tinyurl.com/gqdc67j for information.