7 things to do this weekend: Jan. 17-19

7 things to do this weekend: Jan. 17-19

1. Optimum RV shopping experience. Tacoma RV Show, Presented by BECU. Jan. 16-19 at the Tacoma Dome. Thurs.-Sat. at 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun at 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Considered the “optimum RV shopping experience,” the Tacoma RV Show provides an exciting experience with the best selection of towable travel trailers, toy haulers, pop-up, teardrop and mini trailers, motor-homes, campers and so much more. This year will feature an additional section of optimal storage products and solutions for those on the go. Talk with industry experts about efficient RV hitch set-ups, to suspensions and security add-ons. Follow the link here for more event details.

2. South Sound gardening. Tacoma home + Garden Show. Jan. 23-26 at the Tacoma Dome, Thurs.-Sat. at 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun at 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For those living in South Puget Sound, or anywhere in the PNW, the Tacoma Home + Garden Show is a great stop to get your next ideas on outdoor gardening displays or talk with local growers and exhibitors about fresh flora and fauna available to purchase. Check out landscaping displays too, or learn about new gardening techniques for indoor plant growing during the winter. Follow the link here for more event details.

3. Sip and watch. Seattle Wine & Film Festival. The Old Rainier Brewery on Jan. 18 and 19, Sat. at 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. (Black Tie Gala from 7 p.m.-midnight) and Sun. at 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Nothing beats watching great films like pairing it with delicious, premium wines, artisan bread, cheeses, and chocolates. At the event, guests will get to see the U.S. film premiere of “Star Sand”, a heart-felt story of a woman finding two men hidden in Okinawa during the war. Also enjoy live music from world-class guitarist Matt Palmer and a wine talk with Keystone Cellars co-owner, Jim, Porter, Esq. Follow the link here for more event details.

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4. Celebration of a Civil Rights leader. 47th Annual Community Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Friday, Jan. 17 from Noon- 1:30 p.m.; doors open at 11 a.m. at the Mount Zion Baptist Church. Join KIRO 7’s evening anchor, Monique Ming Laven as she emcees a commemorative event celebrating a civil rights leader and icon, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The ceremony will feature keynote speaker Tricia Rose, an internationally acclaimed scholar and public speaker, media commentator and award-winning author, as well as award-winning gospel music performer, DaNell Daymon and Greater Works. You can also watch the event and previous annual ceremonies online. Follow the link here for more event details.

6. 1950s Broadway musical. “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 romances-comedy play, Lydia Languish falls privy to the romantic, yet ridiculous notions 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.

6. 1950 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.

7. 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 story of love unfulfilled. Follow the link here for more event details.