Beyoncé brings her tour to CenturyLink
At the top of her game, Beyoncé has a career spanning almost 20 years, from “Destiny’s Child” to her latest release “Lemonade.” She will perform in a 7:30 p.m. concert Wednesday on “The Formation World Tour,” at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. Tickets start at $45 and are available through Ticketmaster.
An environmental celebration
Bring the family for a day of environmental learning in a hands-on environment at the Puget Sound Starts Here Family Fun Day. Join in activities, lessons, games and entertainment related to water quality and the environment, as well as seeing marine animals. It runs 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at the Foss Waterway Seaport, 705 Dock St., Tacoma. Admission and parking is free. For information, see fosswaterwayseaport.org.
It’s all things guitar
Expanding to two days, this year’s Tacoma Guitar Festival will feature more than 150 exhibit booths, guitar workshops led by industry experts, live performances and guitar personalities in meet and greets in a festival atmosphere. Come to buy, trade or sell vintage, used and new guitars, amps, pedals and more. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D St. Tickets are $15 per day or $25 for a two-day pass and are available through Ticketmaster. Parking is free.
A musical trip to Versailles
Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of musicians in the court of Louis XIV at the most recent installation of the Salish Sea Early Music Festival. The program, “Versailles,” will feature flutist Jeffrey Cohan, viola da gamba player Joanna Blendulf and guitarist and theorbo player John Lenti. The 7:30 p.m. concert Tuesday is at Mason United Methodist Church, 2710 N. Madison, Tacoma. Tickets are $15-$25 (freewill offering). Eighteen and younger are admitted free. See bit.ly/221RIX8 for tickets and bit.ly/1TBplZQ for information.
Boat show with some history tossed in
It’s all about boats and local history at the annual Tides Tavern Classic Boat Show and 1841 Wilkes Expedition Re-enactment this weekend. Come out to see the brightly varnished mahagony and chrome that are the signature of former-era yachting, with boats on display from the 1920s to the 1960s. Enjoy the 175th anniversary of the American discovery of Gig Harbor with the Gig Harbor BoatShop re-enactment, with the rowing through the entrance of the harbor in the Porpoise with a crew dressed in period regalia at noon Sunday. Hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. See bit.ly/1NomN4G for more information.
Steilacoom homes through the times
Discover the history and architecture of Steilacoom when the Steilacoom Historical Museum Association hosts Steilacoom Historic Home Tour on Saturday. It will feature four homes, plus the Immaculate Conception Mission, all dating 1857 to 1962 and illustrating styles typical for their time periods. The tour is 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with tickets at $20. Advance tickets are available at the Steilacoom Historical Museum, 1801 Rainier St., steilacoomhistorical.org, or starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Bar Drub and Hardware Store, 1617 Lafayette St. Children younger than 10 are not recommended for the tour.
Friday (May 13)
Selena Gomez coming to KeyArena
Touring in support of her second album, Selena Gomez’s Revival Tour is making a stop at KeyArena in Seattle. The album’s hit singles include “Hands to Myself,” “Same Old Love” and “Revival.” Known not only for her music, Gomez is an established actress. The 7:30 p.m. concert Friday has tickets starting at $50.50. Get yours through Ticketmaster.
Get some excitement at their feet
With an on-again, off-again career spanning more than 50 years, the English rock band The Who is on its “Back to the Who 51 Tour,” scheduled to hit venues across the globe. Come out for the 7:30 p.m. concert Saturday at KeyArena in Seattle. Get tickets starting at $85.50 through Ticketmaster.