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Events for the week ahead: Bird Lovers’ Weekend at MOG, Capitol Steps and Molly Hardin at Broadway Center, local living history and more happenings

Janet Jackson is bringing her 2017 State of the World Tour to KeyArena in Seattle Wednesday.
Janet Jackson is bringing her 2017 State of the World Tour to KeyArena in Seattle Wednesday. Invision

Friday (Sept. 22)

Hip-hop ballet and original music by Molly Hardin at the Pantages Theater

Combining a live musical performance and a hip-hop ballet, recording artist Molly Hardin is coming to the Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. Choreographed by Joselito Castille, the work interprets Hardin’s original music with contemporary dance, jazz ballet and street. The show will be at 8 p.m. Friday (Sept. 22). Tickets are $13.95-$66 and are available by phone at 253-591-5894 or online at broadwaycenter.org.

Friday (Sept. 22) — Saturday

Birds, glass-blowing and activities at Iittala Bird Lovers’ Weekend

Celebrating everything birds, the Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma, will host Iittala Bird Lovers’ Weekend with glass-making, family-friendly activities, visits from Northwood Falcanry, the Tahoma Audubon Society, the Slater Museum and Evergreen Livekat Kantelle, plus Finnish master glassblowers Helena Welling and Juha Saarikko. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. More information is available at museumofglass.org.

Saturday

It’s baby time at Seattle BabyFest

For expectant parents seeking the best, most innovative, eco-friendly and luxurious baby products, BabyFest! Seattle’s Biggest Baby Shower will offer a huge expo at the Seattle Center with three stages of educational workshops on a variety of topics. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $20 a person, $30 a couple, Children free. More information is available by phone at 360-514-0767 or or online at babyfestnw.com.

Saturday

Political comedy and parody with Capitol Steps

The Capitol Steps are armed with a seemingly never-ending supply of fresh material for spoofing elected officials. The comedic act uses up-to-the-minute goings-on at the capitol for an evening of skits and songs. They will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. Tickets are $19-$69 and are available by phone at 253-591-5894 or online at broadwaycenter.org.

Saturday

DIY and vintage fans dream expo at Tacoma Dome

Featuring upcycled, restyled, repurposed and vintage items, Rebel Junk Vintage Market is bringing together more than 100 craft and junk vendors to the Tacoma Dome. The expo will be froms 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $8 and available through Ticketmaster or at the gate. More information is available at tacomadome.org/rebel-junk.

Wednesday

State of the World Tour comes to KeyArena

After taking a break to have a baby, Janet Jackson is back on the road with her 2017 State of the World Tour. The 56-city North American tour promotes her 11th studio album, “Unbreakable.” The concert will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday at KeyArena, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Tickets are $35.50-$131 and available through Ticketmaster.

Saturday

History comes alive at Historic Fort Steilacoom

In conjunction with Museum Day Love — Smithsonian, Historic Fort Steilacoom, 9601 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Historians will live and work as soldiers, officers, wives, children and friends did in the 1850s. The museum offers a special invitation to students, home schoolers and Boy and Girl Scouts. The event is free but donations are welcome. Call 253-582-5838 or go online to historicfortsteilacoom.org for more information.

Sunday

Country star Jason Aldean closes out the fair

The last day of the Washington State Fair will bring country music star Jason Aldean to the stage for a 7:30 p.m. concert Sunday. Special guest will be Kane Brown. Tickets — $100-$150 —include fair admission. More information is available at thefair.com.

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