7 things to do this weekend: Jan. 10-12

7 things to do this weekend: Jan. 10-12
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1. Monthly art appreciation. First Thursday art walk + Free parking. Pioneer Square (Seattle) from 5-10 p.m. Enjoy local, Seattle art in one of the city’s most iconic tourist districts. Pioneer Square has been championing the country’s first art walk since 1981, and continues to celebrate local galleries and their captivating, local art. Stop by to learn more about the diverse array of local art, innovative works and creative kinship amount artists. Free parking vouchers are available for art walk and gallery participants. Follow the link here for more event details.

2. Monster truck rally. Monster Jam: Triple Threat Series. Tacoma Dome on Jan. 10-12. Various show times at 1, 6:30 and 7 p.m. daily. The extreme sport returns to the Tacoma Dome again this winter, with fan-favorite trucks Earthshaker, Grave Digger, El Toro Loco, Scooby-Doo and so many more. Monster Jam will also return to the PNW in Seattle on April 4. The triple-threat series includes exciting races and performances from monster jam trucks, ATVs and speedster obstacle competitions. Tickets available now, including pit party tickets, experiencing more Monster Jam excitement before the event. Follow the link here for more event details.

3. Magic show extravaganza. “That’s Impossible” Presents. DeLancey’s on 3rd in Renton on Jan. 11 from 7-9:30 p.m. It’s called “That’s Impossible”, but having a good time at this cabaret-style magic show won’t be. Magicians will fascinate guests on stage and at your table with this magical showcase. A light dinner and full-service bar will be available also during the show. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Follow the link here for more event details.

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4. Funny English theatre. “The Rivals”. Performed at the Center Theatre at Seattle Center, Jan. 7-Feb. 2. Various show times at 2 and 7:30 p.m. The witty, romantic and charming play (Directed by George Mount) takes the Shakespearean adaptation to comedic heights. In the 18th century romance-comedy play, Lydia Languish falls privy to the romantic, yet ridiculous notion of insisting on marrying a poor man for the sake of love, and Capt. Jack Absolute must pretend to be a poor army officer to win her heart. In the midst of a cranky father and meddling aunt, the two lovers toil on the true meaning of true love, marriage, class and wealth. Follow the link here for ticket information and more event details.

5. 1950s Broadway musical. “Guys & Dolls”. Jan. 3-Feb. 2 at the Everett Performing Arts Center (Village Theatre) 2, 7:30 or 8 p.m. show times. The brassy and colorful musical will have audiences laughing all night in this classic 1950s musical, telling the story of a troupe of dancing showgirls, a momentous craps game and a community coming together in New York City through romance, charm and humor. Follow the link here for more event details.

6. Russian Romance opera. “Eugene Onegin”. Jan. 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 24, 25 at the Seattle Opera. The striking and decadent Russian romance opera tells the story of Tatyana and Onegin’s love at first sight romance, as told through the soul-barring, passionate letters from Onegin and the heartbreak to soon ensue them. When Onegin finally returns to her, it’s too late and a rival appears from the romance. The breathtaking music by Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky, and story based on Alexander Pushkin’s “Eugene Onegin”, will leave audience members breathless from the love unfulfilled story. Follow the link here for more event details.

7. South Sound bridal expo. Tacoma Wedding Expo. Jan. 11-12 at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall, Sat. and Sun. from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. The Bride’s Club Wedding Expo returns to the Tacoma Dome with exciting vendors for brides, families and friends to enjoy. Whether looking for ideas for your future wedding or sparking ideas, the expo is great for checking out local food, decoration, arts and crafts and photography vendors. Follow the link here for more event details.