Living & Entertainment

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

The Classy Chassis car, rod and truck show in Sumner.
The Classy Chassis car, rod and truck show in Sumner. Staff file, 2012


Class on wheels

It’s all about cars at the annual Classy Chassis car, rod and truck show in downtown Sumner. Scope out new and old muscle cars, or show off your own 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday. Sponsored by the Sumner Downtown Association, the event will feature music, vendors and food. Admission is free to spectators. For more information, call 253-891-4260.


Rock on

Rock hounds will want to check out the annual Shelton Rock and Mineral Society Annual Rock Sale and Swap Meet from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Shelton Soccer Park parking lot, 2102 E. Johns Prairie Road, Shelton. There will be gems, rocks and minerals to browse, or bring your own to sell or trade. For more information, 360-275-9432 or go online to


One lump or two?

Join in celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Meeker Mansion at its Tea and Vintage Hat Fashion Show on Monday. Enjoy an old-fashioned tea and tour the mansion. Wear your best finery and enjoy a vintage hat fashion show. Proceeds benefit the restoration of the mansion. It begins at 1 p.m. at the mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup with tickets at $12. Reserve your place by calling 253-848-1770.


Fiesta in the park

Experience Latin culture and traditions of the Americas at the Latin Arts Festival at People’s Park, 900 S. Martin Luther King Way, Tacoma. Join in event activities for the family, discover contemporary Latino artists, sample authentic cuisine and check out traditional folk arts and crafts. It’s all happening 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday and is sponsored by Centro Latino with a mission to promote cross-cultural understanding of Latino culture. Proceeds will be used to fund educational scholarships. For more information, call 253-686-3932.


He said, she said

Gender wars comes to the Tacoma Comedy Club when stand-up and improv collide to determine who is better once and for all. Come out for a night of laughs at the Battle of the Sexes night of comedy at 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10-$14 for the 18 and over show at the club, 933 Market St., Tacoma. Get yours online at


Meet Kenny at the zoo

Having written so many successful songs for film soundtracks, Everett native Kenny Loggins was referred to as “King of the Movie Soundtrack” for songs such as “Meet Me Halfway” from “Over the Top,” “Danger Zone” from “Top Gun” and “Footloose.” He’s coming to the Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle, as part of the Zoo Tunes concert series. The 6 p.m. performance is Wednesday with tickets starting at $39.50. For more information, go to

Friday (Aug. 14) — Aug. 22

Call him King Nebby

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

Tuesday — Aug. 30

Matilda’s world

Winner of 50 international awards including four Tony Awards, “Matilda The Musical” tells the story of a girl armed with a vivid imagination and sharp mind who dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Make it a night at the theater and come to the 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave. Seattle, to see the show. It is opens Tuesday and continues through Aug. 30 with tickets starting at $35. Go to to get yours.