Straight from Vegas
Hailing from Las Vegas, Five Finger Death Punch formed in 2005 playing American heavy metal music internationally and at festivals, including Mayhem Festival in 2008, 2010 and 2013. Come see them in a 6 p.m. concert Saturday at The Tacoma Dome. Tickets are $36.75-$56.75 and are available through Ticketmaster.
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Pretend it’s the 1850s
Discover life in the 1850s at the annual Arts of the Fur Trade this weekend at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum in Point Defiance Park. There will be re-enactors demonstrating and sharing their knowledge of skills from the period, including spinning, weaving, blacksmithing, woodworking, cooking and beading. Try your hand at activities and creative tasks. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5-$8 and children 4 and younger are free. For information, call 253-591-5339.
Thursday — Nov. 12
Hal Sparks at Comedy Club
While known as the character Donald Davenport on Disney XD’s “Lab Rats,” Hal Sparks will be doing his standup comedy routine at the Tacoma Comedy Club, 933 Market St., Tacoma. He will do shows at 8 p.m. Thursday, and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Nov. 11-12. Early shows are 18 and older, while late shows are 21 and older. Tickets are $15-$28 at tacomacomedyclub-com.
Hear Kris Kristofferson
With more than a dozen solo albums on his résumé, music icon Kris Kristofferson is known for hits including “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down,” “Help Me Make it Through the Night” and “Me and Bobby McGee.” He will perform in a 7:30 p.m. concert Thursday at the Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. Tickets are $39-$110 at 253-591-5894 or broadwaycenter.org.
Discover the world of storytelling when the Mount Tahoma Storytelling Guild hosts Tellabration: A Night of Storytelling from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday. Stories will appeal to fans ages 10 and older, at the Antique Sandwich Company, 5102 N. Pearl St., Tacoma. Admission is $5. For information, call 253-983-9114.
Free fun at TAM
Join in the traditional festival Dia de los Muertos, a free community celebration hosted by the Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. There will be a mini altar youth workshop with artist Ruben Castillo, CeAtl Tonalli Aztec dance performance, mariachi music, art activities and more. It is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Details at tinyurl.com/znqyfmz.
Friday (Nov. 5)
Best known for his television “show about nothing,” Jerry Seinfeld made his mark in the comedy world creating the most successful comedy series in the history of television. Keeping his comedic skills honed, he tours the country and will be making a stop at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle, for two shows — 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 4). Tickets are $47.25-$146.25 at 800-745-3000 or stgpresents.org.
From the African diaspora
Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and actress Lauryn Hill has maintained a low profile until her recent project, “The MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling Concert.” It showcases musicians and artists from the African diaspora. It will be coming to McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle, for an 8 p.m. performance Saturday. Tickets are $54-$64 through Ticketmaster.