It’s all about pets with scales at the Annual Reptile Expo, now in its 20th year. Head out to Washington State Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup, to gather information and supplies and see lots of reptiles and exotic pets. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8, or $14 for both days, with children 10 and younger admitted free. For more information, call 425-861-7964.
King of the road
Discover what’s new, from stylish luxury motorhomes to entry-level models, at the Tacoma Fall RV Show this weekend at the Tacoma Dome. Along with hundreds of RVs, check out the Elvis: The Private Collection of the King on Tour. The curator of the exhibit, Elvis Aaron Presley Jr., claims to be the performer’s biological son. Hours of the show are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $12, $6 with military ID, and free to children 16 and younger. Parking is free.
Laugh with Joe
Comedian Joe Torry has a long résumé in the comedy world. See him live at 7 p.m. Saturday at Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. Tickets are $15, with VIP tables for $150, and are available through Brown Paper Tickets or at 253-861-3889.
Get a little brassy
Billed as as the first breakthrough flugelhornist since Chuck Mangione, Dmitri Matheny was first introduced to jazz audiences in the 1990s. He leads a quartet of pianist Bill Anschell, Phil Sparks and Mark Ivester and recently released the CD “Sagebrush Rebellion.” Head out to Marine View Church, 8469 Eastside Drive NE, Tacoma, to see him perform as part of the church’s Jazz Live at Marine View concert series. The free concert for all ages is at 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 253-229-9206.
Washington’s green mile
Sister Helen Prejean will present Dead Man Walking in Washington State at 5 p.m. Sunday at Theatre on the Square, 915 Broadway, Tacoma. With more than 20 years working to support the poor and underserved, Prejean engages the audience on one of the most debated issues in America: the death penalty. She wrote the book “Dean Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States,” which was later made into a film. Tickets are $12-$29 and are available by phone or online; 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org.
These boots were made for dancing
It’s a story about a shoe factory owner, an entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos and change in the Tony Award winning musical “Kinky Boots,” playing at the 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave. Seattle. The play’s musical score was created by Cyndi Lauper and the book was written by Harvey Fierstein. The production runs through Oct. 26 with various showtimes. Tickets start at $45.25 and you can get yours by phone or online; 206-625-1900, 5thavenue.org.
20 years of Nas
Hitting the hip-hop scene in the 1994 with the his debut album “Illmatic,” Nas has gone on to release eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums, delved into acting and is an entrepreneur. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of his debut album, he is coming to the Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle with his Nas: Time Is Illmatic Tour. Tickets for the 7 p.m. show Wednesday are $42.50 and are available by phone or online; 877-784-4849, stgpresents.org.
Jammin’ on the keyboards
It’s time for Seattle’s annual Earshot Jazz Festival and the opening celebration is at 8 p.m. Friday. The opening party pays homage to Thelonious Monk and will feature 10 Seattle pianists performing one Monk piece each. It’s all happening at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle. Tickets are $12-$34 and are available at 206-547-6763 or online at earshot.org.