Living & Entertainment

Events for the week ahead: TAM free West Fest, History after Hours adult fun at History Museum, comedy, music, theater and more

Oscar E. Berninghaus, Horses at Hitching Post, 1948, one of the new art work o display at the Tacoma Art Museum,
Oscar E. Berninghaus, Horses at Hitching Post, 1948, one of the new art work o display at the Tacoma Art Museum, Haub Family Collection, Gift of Erivan and Helga Haub, TAM, photo by Richard Nicol.

Saturday — Sunday

Museum of Flight model show

If you were one of those kids who loved putting together scale models, then make plans to take in the Northwest’s Largest Scale Model Show at the Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle. Hundreds of detailed, scale models of all types will be on display. There will be special displays, modeling seminars and free make-and-take activities for the entire family. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission to the museum is $14 to $22 with children 4 and younger free. Go to for more information.


A night of games and fun for adults at Washington State History Museum

Adults will take over the Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, for a fun night at History After Hours: Press Play 21+ Take in the new exhibition, Toytopia, and enjoy playing games of all kinds throughout the evening including a giant floor piano, Zoltar, board and video games. Three Magnets Brewing Co. will be on hand for adult refreshment. It runs 7-10 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and include two drink tickets. Go to to get your tickets.


Native comic Jo Koy on national Break the Mold Tour comes to ShoWare Center

Hailing from Tacoma, Jo Koy has made it to the big stage in the comedy world. The Foss High School grad has been a regular on “Chelsea Lately” and the “Adam Carolla Show” as well as the national stage. He is coming to the ShoWare Center in Kent, 625 W. James St., for a 7 p.m. show Saturday on his Break the Mold Tour. Tickets are $25 to $110 and are available at

Friday (Feb. 16)

Epic music battle at Beatles vs. Stones in Federal Way

Get on your go-go boots, mini-skirts, and paisley shirts for a night of 1960s music at the Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown. The evening will pit Rolling Stones tribute band Satisfaction against Beatles tribute band Abbey Road at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Come out to the Performing Arts and Event Center of Federal Way, 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S., Federal Way, for a night of great music. Tickets are $35 to $65 and available by phone or online; 253-835-7010,

Friday (Feb. 16) — March 11

Lakewood Playhouse premiers “The Glass Menagerie”

Known as a classic American drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty, “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams will be performed by the Lakewood Playhouse. Opening Friday, the play will continue through March 11 at the theater, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd. SW, Lakewood. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays with pay-what-you-can nights Feb. 22 and March 1. Tickets are $19 to $25 and available by phone or online; 253-588-0042,


Western America celebrated at TAM free community festival

Inspired by the Haub Family Collection of Western American Art, the Tacoma Art Museum is hosting the Western Fest Free Community Festival this weekend. Explore five new exhibitions open at the museum, create western-themed art, listen to authentic cowboy poetry while enjoying live music food and more. Learn about the Buffalo Soldiers and hear Native American storytelling. The event is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, and it’s free. Go to


Family fun with Symphony Tacoma Mini Maestros

Kicking off its newest series, Symphony Tacoma Mini Maestros will present Once Upon a String. The performance geared for families will feature the String Quintet costumed in fairy-tale attire engaging the audience in interactive activities. Bring the family for an afternoon of music and fun at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the University of Puget Sound Schneebeck Hall, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. Tickets are $7 to $10 and available at

Friday (Feb. 16) —Sunday

Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper tribute in Mark Morris dance performance

Celebrating the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th anniversary, the Mark Morris Dance Group has created Sgt. Pepper at 50: Pepperland, a one-of-a-kind tribute show. Featuring the talented dance troupe, the show mixes classical forms Allegro, Scherzo, Adagio and blues. It is coming to The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle, for three shows — 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $42.50 to $62.50 and available at