Living & Entertainment

7 Days Out: Your guide to fun in the South Sound

Check out the latest in recreational vehicles from luxury motor homes to entry-level models at the Tacoma RV Show at the Tacoma Dome. Hundreds of RVs from more than a dozen retailers will be available to explore. Hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-Jan. 17 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 18. Admission is $12 adults, $6 with military ID and free for children 16 and younger. Parking is free.

Friday (Jan. 9)


Professional boxing is coming to the Emerald Queen Casino, 2024 E. 29th St., Tacoma, with Battle at the Boat 99. The 10-round main event will feature Tacoma’s own Mike Gavronski against Louis Rose and a six-round event with Marcelino Pineda and Jason Davis. It a night of local talent with the opening bell at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets for the 21-and-over event are $25-$100 and available through Ticketmaster.

Thursday (Jan. 15)

Just do something

Learn healthy cooking while having fun at the Annual Do Something Healthy Event at the Tacoma Bicentennial Plaza, 1320 Broadway, Tacoma. Cooking demonstrations led by local chefs from Hilltop Kitchen, Bite Restaurant and Pacific Grill will display a variety of cooking skills and techniques for a healthier diet. There will also be a health and wellness fair with screenings and health information. It all begins at 6 p.m., and the cost is $10. For more information go to

Friday (Jan. 9)

High gear gospel

It’s going to be a evening of gospel music, contemporary Christian music and spoken word at the Virgil Holifield Scholarship benefit concert at Life Center Church, 1717 S. Union Ave., Tacoma. Headliner Tye Tribbett is known for his powerful, high-energy style of gospel music. His 2013 release, “Greater Than,” debuted at no. 1 on Billboard’s top gospel chart and no. 9 on Billboard’s top 200 list. Also taking the stage will be singer/songwriter Eva Sabiniano and Jason Fredricks, a writer, producer and filmmaker. The concert is 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $35-$60 and are available online at Brown Paper Tickets.

Thursday—Sunday (Jan. 15-18)

Hello, possums!

After 50 years of comedy hijinks and wicked humor, Barry Humphries and his persona, Dame Edna Everage, are on a Farewell Tour and making a stop at The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. Take in the rapid-fire comedy and flamboyant personality of the “Dame” over the four-night engagement starting Thursday. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Jan. 16, 5 and 9 p.m. Jan. 17 and 3 p.m. Jan. 18. Tickets are $40-$75 and are available by phone or online; 877-784-4849,

Saturday—Jan. 24


A passionate prima donna struggles to free her love from the clutches of an evil wicked police chief in Puccini’s popular opera “Tosca.” Seattle Opera’s production of the classic opera opens Saturday and continues through Jan. 24 at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. The larger-than-life battle of wills and love comes alive on stage with new costumes and design. Tickets start at $77 and are available online at


The game is afoot

If you’re a Sherlock Holmes buff you’ll want to take in the Sherlock Seattle Convention this weekend at Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway, Seattle. Come out and celebrate all things Sherlock, from the original Arthur Conan Doyle stories to the latest incarnations of the world’s most famous detective. Special guests include Tim Johnson, curator of the Sherlock Homes Collections for the University of Minnesota Libraries and Peggy Perdue, curator of the Toronto Public Library’s Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. There will be a Sherlock cosplay contest, panels, an art jam and more activities over the three-day event. Registration is $25-$75, available online at or at the door unless sold out.