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GET OUT: Things to do today and this weekend in the South Sound

Chris Young will be playing at the Emerald Queen Casino.
Chris Young will be playing at the Emerald Queen Casino. Associated Press

Friday (Aug. 14)

Country star Chris Young brings tour to Emerald Queen Casino

Hitting the country music world in 2006 as the winner of “Nashville Star,” Chris Young quickly distingushed himself as a top country artist. He has produced top singles on every album released inlcuding “Drinkin’ Me Lonely,” “You’re Gonna Love Me,” “I can Take It from There” and “Lonley Eyes.” With a new single out, “I’m Comin’ Over” and a new album on the horizon, Young brings his tour to the Emerald Queen Casino, 2024 E. 29th St., Tacoma. Tickets for the 8:30 p.m. concert are $40-$90 and are available through Ticketmaster.

Classic car show as part of DuPont’s Hudson Bay Heritage Days

As part of the City of DuPont’s Hudson Bay Heritage Days the Annual 5 Star Classic Car Show opens Friday at the Clocktower Park, 1400 Palisade Blvd., DuPont. A cruise in and ice cream social is 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, the car show is 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and will feature live entertainment, judged and People Choice trophies and lots of cars, especially classic glass Coverttes. For more information call 253-861-9066 or go online to

Tacoma Little Theatre’s summer camp performance of “The Music Man”

See the talent of young aspiring actors at the Tacoma Little Theatre’s Summer Camp presentation of “The Music Man,” the story about the fast talking salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; the theater is located at 210 North "I" St., Tacoma. Tickets are $7 and you can get yours by calling 253-272-2281.

Olympia Dance Convergence a weekend of music, talent, workshops and more

With a theme of pure Northwest fantasy, join the Olympia Dance Convergence for a weekend of dancing, fireside storytelling, talent showcases, music, workshops, radical play and much more. The event kicks off Friday with a gourmet meal, opening dance, acoustic set and late-night dance; Saturday includes workshops and Steampunk Speakeasy; and Sunday includes a potluck, fountain dance and afterparty, with lots of music and fun mingled in. Events are in the Boston Harbor area of Olympia and camping is allowed at the main venue. Register online at

Seattle Opera presents “Nabucco” at McCaw Hall

Immerse yourself into the world of opera at the performance of Verdi’s “Nabucco” now playing at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. Seattle Opera’s production bring to life the account of King Nebuchadnezzar, ancient Babylon and a king’s pride. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Wednesday and Aug. 22 with tickets starting at $25. Purchase yours by going to