• 7 things to do this weekend: Jan. 11 - 13


    1) Fast & Ferocious: Monster Jam – Friday to Sunday, Jan. 11-13. The off-road action is taking place at the Tacoma Dome. Trucks will maneuver special-built terrain showing speed and strength in competition. Some of the trucks featured will be Grave Digger, El Toro Loco and Megalodon. Expect plenty of live action-packed entertainment at this event. Follow this link for details. (Sponsored)

    2) Customs & traditions: Seattle Wedding Show – Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 12-13. Whether you want to see the latest trends or go the traditional route, this show is expected to have it all for those planning or organizing a wedding. There will be a fashion show to display attire that might pique your interest. Follow this link for details.

    3) Natural surroundings: Backyard Habitat and Bee Workshop – Saturday, Jan. 12. This event will give you information on pollinators and how they spread pollen between flowers, enabling them to produce seeds. Those who attend will get a chance to make a bee house to take home. This event will be at the Lott’s WET Science Center in Olympia. Follow this link for details.

    4) Smooth sounds: BC3 Jazz Trio featuring BrandonLee Cierley – Saturday, Jan. 12, 3 p.m. Enjoy some original compositions from a local group. The sounds may excite you and possibly have you humming along. The performance will be in Sumner. Follow this link for details.

    5) Hardwood action: Utah Valley University vs. Seattle University – Saturday, Jan. 12, 2 p.m. The SU women are expected to play hard with hopes of pulling out a win. The action will take place at the Redhawk Center on the campus of Seattle University. Follow this link for details.

    6) Zoo visit: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium – Visit the zoo in Tacoma and check out the animals. Brandar, the 5-year-old Sumatran tiger, will make his official debut over the weekend. He will appear in the main Asian Forest Sanctuary Waterfall Exhibit at 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Follow this link for details.

    7) Show stopper: “The Wizard of Oz” – Tuesday, Jan. 15. The classic that never gets old will be performed on stage. Dorothy, Toto and her friends will travel down the Yellow Brick Road. The show will be at the Pantages Theater in Tacoma. Follow this link for details.


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