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Events for the week ahead: Pro rodeo, kite festival, music, Tibet festival and more happenings

Nancy Wilson, left, and Ann Wilson of Heart.
Nancy Wilson, left, and Ann Wilson of Heart. Courtesy


Hold tight to strings of your kite

Now that the central meadow is open at Chambers Bay, plan to enjoy the fun of kites at the free Kite Festival. Try your hand flying a kite, watch more-experienced fliers and enjoy food, face painting and other family-friendly activities. Head to Chambers Creek Regional Park, 9850 64th St. W., University Place. It runs 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 253-798-4141.

Friday (Aug. 26)-Saturday

For you Enumclaw cowboys

Grab your cowboy boots and hats and head out to the Enumclaw Pro Rodeo, now in full swing. Take in all the customary competitions and — new this year — Mutton Bustin’ at each session held at the Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. SE, Enumclaw. Gates open 5 p.m., the rodeo begins at 7 p.m. Friday (Aug. 26) and Saturday. Stick around after the rodeo for live music with Dakota Poorman. Tickets are $15, $10 active military/veteran, senior citizens and kids 12 and younger, free for kids younger than 5. See for information.

Friday (Aug. 26)

Heart, Jett, Cheap Trick to rock Auburn

It’s going to be an evening of rock ’n’ roll when Heart, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts plus Cheap Trick take the stage in a 6:30 p.m. concert Friday. The “Rock Hall Three For All Tour” is coming to the White River Amphitheatre, 40601 Auburn Enumclaw Road SE, Auburn. Tickets start at $20.25 and are available through Ticketmaster.


Shooting showcase

Bringing together the Northwest shooting community to promote a cohesion of interests, the Northwest Shooting Sports Expo is billed as a premier shooting exhibition and showcase. It covers everything from tactical, competition and hunting to law enforcement and military. It runs 10 a.m. Saturday through 6 p.m. Sunday at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma. Admission is free, registration is required. Go to


Just plane fun at Tacoma Narrows Airport

Explore the Juranich Bros. Hangar, see vintage airplanes and cars, and enjoy a movie at the Fly-In, Drive-In Movie at the Tacoma Narrows Airport, 1110 26th Ave. NW, Gig Harbor. There will be a paper airplane contest, ice cream, popcorn and screening of an outdoor movie at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join in the fun. Tickets are $5 and must be purchased in advance at

Friday (Aug. 26)

Glow with the flow

Get into a glowing state of mind at the Black Light Slide, a night experience at Washington Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup. Get flowing and slide down the special slide with neon glow-in-the dark water for a night of fun. Stick around the for the after-party with music and dancing. It is 3-10 p.m. Friday (Aug. 26). Head to the Blue Parking Lot. Admission is $20. For information, see


Tibet tidbits in Seattle

Delve into the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Tibet at the Seattle Center Festal series’ Tibet Fest this weekend. The two-day event will feature traditional dance, workshops, visual arts, hands-on activities, games and traditional food. Hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Seattle Center’s Armory Main Floor. Admission is free.


Go check out the Go Green Games

With kids in mind, the Go Green Games is all about the environment and learning cool ways to help protect it. There will be games, enviro-adventures, activities, bounce house and local mascots on hand at the Mel Korum Family YMCA, 302 43rd Ave. SE, Puyallup. It is noon-3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. For information, call 253-627-1899.