Comedian Amy Schumer cut her teeth in the entertainment business as an extra and as an actress in an off-Broadway production. She has performed on Comedy Central and was a finalist in the fifth season of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” She has since made her mark appearing in television shows and recording comedy albums. Her feature film “Trainwreck” comes out in July. See her in an 8:30 p.m. show Saturday at Emerald Queen Casino, 2024 E. 29th St., Tacoma. The show is currently sold out, keep checking online for any late release tickets at Ticketmaster.
Cross cultural connections
Bringing together two unlikely genres, Indian and Celtic music, Zakir Hussain brings his Celtic Connections: The Pulse of the World tour to the Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. He will be joined by an all-star cast of both Indian and Celtic musicians highlighting the melodic and rhythmic connections in the music. Delve into this musical journey at the 8 p.m. show Friday. Tickets are $37.50-$45 and you can get yours by phone or online; 877-784-4849, stgpresents.org
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
Boasting more than 50 million people around the world seeing and falling in love with its iconic characters, “Mamma Mia” brings the music of ABBA and a feel-good story to the stage. It’s coming to the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle opening Tuesday. It will continue through March 29 with various showtimes. Tickets are $25-$85 and are available by phone or online; 877-784-4849, stgpresents.org
Friday (March 20)
Crabby for a cause
Help support Puyallup schools at the annual Puyallup Rotary Club Crab Feed starting at 6 p.m. Friday. It’s being held at Washington State Fair Event Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup, on the first floor of the Pavilion. It includes all you can eat Dungeness crab, clam chowder, oyster stew, potato soup, coleslaw, potato salad and even hot dogs for the kids. Tickets are $40 for adults and $15 for kids and non-seafood menu. For more information go to puyalluprotary.org.
Come out for Seattle Center’s Festal series and the Seattle French Fest: A Celebration of French-Speaking Cultures. The free and family-friendly festival raises awareness of Francophone cultures and traditions with live music, dance performances, traditional cuisine and informative seminars and games. It’s 11 a.m.-6 p.m. in the Seattle Center Armory. For more information go to fenpnw.org/seattles-french-fest-2015
Trance and dance
Electronic dance and trance music lovers are in for a treat when Above & Beyond come to the Tacoma Dome for a 7 p.m. concert Saturday. They have been consistently ranked among DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJs Poll having placed at No. 4 in 2008 and 2009, No. 5 in 2010 and 2011 and most recently at No. 25 in 2014. Tickets are $58 and you can get yours through Ticketmaster.
Friday (March 20)
Street corner talking
For more than 50 years, Savoy Brown with its blues and rock sound, has had a variety of band members with Kim Simmonds always on guitars, keyboards, harmonica and vocals. Known for hits including “Tell Mama,” “Hellbound Train” and “I’m Tired” the group is performing at Jazzbones, 2803 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, in an 8 p.m. show Friday. Tickets are $25-$30 and are available online at jazzbones.com
Women and women first
It’s a celebration of women for women at the annual Northwest Women’s Show this weekend at CenturyLink Field Event Center, 1000 Occidental Ave., Seattle. The show is all about having fun, learning new things and staying healthy. It will feature Macy’s Fashion Shows, Seattle’s LeFaux Celebrity Impersonation Show, Seattle Firemen raising money for the Burn Foundation and more than 400 exhibits. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $16 per day; there is a $2 discount with a BECU card. For more information, go to nwwomenshow.com.