Dive into ‘Swan Lake’
Make it a night at the ballet when the Russian Grand Ballet present’s Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” at Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. The full-length, classic production of one of the world’s most famous ballets will features Russia’s brightest stars. The Russian Grand Ballet was founded by and incorporates graduates from the choreographic schools of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev, and is now its own institution with more than 50 dancers. The performance is 7 p.m. on Thursday with tickets from $29-$85. They are available at 253-591-5894 or broadwaycenter.org.
Friday (Oct. 9) — Sunday
All the Western art one could hope for
Western art lovers should make plans to take in the annual Celebration of Western and Wildlife Art Show and Sale this weekend at the Fred Oldfield Center at the Washington State Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup. You can meet more than 100 of the country’s top artists and see more than 20,000 square feet of art display including paintings, photography, carvings, bronzes jewelry and more. Free to the public with free parking and receptions. Hours are 3-10 p.m. Friday (Oct. 9), 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, go to fredoldfieldcenter.org/celebration-of-western-art.
Squeeze an apple, buy a pumpkin
Squeeze some apples into fresh cider, enjoy music, buy a pumpkin at the pumpkin patch, snack on everything apple and check out the vendors at the Meeker Mansion Cider Squeeze from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. It’s an old-fashioned day of fun for the whole family. Tour admission of the mansion is $4 adults, $3 students and seniors, and $2 children. For more information, call 253-848-1770.
Fitness takes center stage
Fitness, physique and body building is the theme at the annual NWCC NPC Northern Classic competition at Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. The event is a national qualifer and should provide some of the most competitive battles in men’s and women’s bodybuilding, fitness, figure, bikini and men’s and women’s physique. There will be guest performances by IFBB professionals Mark Sindayan and Tarna Alderman. Pre-judging begins at 10 a.m., with the finals at 6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25 for pre-judging and $35 for the finals. Call 253-591-5894 to get yours.
Master Gardners ready to share what they know
It’s all about the garden at the Fall Family Garden Festival and Tree Sale starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. Bring the family and learn about yard care, tree planting, arts and crafts and ask master gardeners questions. It’s all happening at the Pierce County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 2607 W. Pioneer Way, Puyallup, and it’s free.
Sunday — Monday
You’re the next contestant ...
You don’t have to go to California to be a part of the TV show, “The Price is Right.” Just head up to the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle, for two shows — 7 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Monday — of The Price is Right Live! stage show. The interactive stage show gives contestants, pulled right from the audience, the chance to win appliances, vacations and even new cars by playing classic games from television’s longest-running and most popular game show. Tickets are $16.24-$46.24 and are available at 877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org.
Saturday — Sunday
There is a heaven for bibliophiles
Billed as the premier Pacific Northwest rare book event, the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair takes place this weekend at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Held since 1977, the fair boasts 100 book dealers from across the country and will have thousands of rare books, prints, maps, photographs and ephemera for sale. It will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 and is good for both days. For more information, go to seattlebookfair.com.
It’s all fun until they become self-aware
Robothon 2015 is a cooler version of Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots this weekend at the Seattle Center. Robotics enthusiasts from around the world will come together to show off their creations and compete in all sorts of games and activities. There will be combat robots, Robo-Magellan, line following, line maze, mini-sumo and, new this year, a walking robot race. Hours are 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday. It open to the public and free. For more information, go to robothon.org/robothon/index.php.