Living & Entertainment

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





It's a classic three-ring show when Jordan World Circus comes to town. The event features aerialists, acrobats, rare white tigers and funny clowns. Make it a family outing this weekend. Showtimes are 4 and 7:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m., 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Head out to the Washington State Fair Events Center, Paulhamus Arena, 110 Ninth St. SW, Puyallup. Tickets are $18 adults, $14 children. For more information, go to


Get eggstatic

Join in the family-friendly free Easter Egg Hunt hosted by New Community Church. Held in Wright Park, I Street between Division and Sixth Avenue., Tacoma, the annual event invites the public to join in finding eggs, bounce castles and face-painting. It is designed for kids up to 11 years old, and hunts are every 20 minutes 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday.


Laughs on demand

Celebrating outstanding improv in the region, the annual South Sound Improv Comedy Festival is coming to the stage at the State Theater, 204 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. It will feature groups from the area including OlyImprov, Jet City Improv, Fools Play, Unexpected Productions and Harlequin Productions’ Something Wicked to name a few. It is bound to be a night of great laughs at the two-day event. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $20 for single-day admission and $30 for a two-day admission. Tickets are available online at


The good earth

Return to the land at Emergency Food Network's Mother Earth Farm during the Draft Horse Plow on Saturday. The farm will kick off the growing season with the plow preparing the fields for spring planting. The day's free events are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mother Earth Farm is at 15208 102nd St. E., Puyallup. To find out more, call 253-584-1040 or go online to


Interstate Love Song

Forming in 1985, Stone Temple Pilots found success in the 1990s releasing five studio albums before breaking up in 2002. After a six-year hiatus, the group came back together in 2008 for a reunion tour and have been touring ever since. The Grammy Award-winning rock band is coming to the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle for an 8 p.m. concert Wednesday. Tickets are $35.75 and are available by phone or online; 877-784-4849,

Friday—April 19

Spinning, whirling and wheeling

It’s that time of year to join in the fun of the annual Seattle Center Whirligig opening Friday. The Seattle Center Armory is transformed into a colorful hub of child-size entertainment where you’ll find balloon artists, face painters and caricaturists. Whirligig is suitable for children 12 and younger and a Toddler Zone is available. Hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through April 19. Tickets are $8 all-day main floor pass, $4.50 all-day toddler zone pass and $1.50 single-ride tickets with Thursdays being free. For more information, call 206-684-7200 or go online to


Voices only

For all you a capella fans, make plans to see The Sing Off Live Tour coming to The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. Fan favorite groups from the NBC competition show “The Sing Off” are touring the countryand will be making a stop in Seattle. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show Monday are $20-$39.50, and you can get yours by calling 877-784-4849 or going online at


Tasty testing

It’s going to be a foodies delight when a live version of public television’s America’s Test Kitchen comes to The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. Meet Christopher Kimball for a behind-the-scenes tour. Find out secrets of recipe testing, how equipment is rated, perform taste tests and more. The 8 p.m. show is Tuesday with tickets from $32.50-$53. Get yours by phone or online; 877-784-4849,