Things We Like

SPORTSMEN'S SHOW

The 25th annual Washington Sportsmen's Show is underway at Puyallup Fair and Events Center. Hunters, fishermen and other outdoors enthusiasts will enjoy perusing hundreds of booths from exhibitors, feature attractions, demonstration areas and seminars. The event is a one-stop shopping and how-to destination geared for outdoor veterans and novices alike. It runs noon to 8 p.m. on Jan. 26 and 27, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Jan. 28 and 10 a.m. on Jan. 29. Cost is $12 for adults, $5 for youth 6 to 16 and free for children under 5.

SEE STYX LIVE

Styx - Tommy Shaw, James "JY" Young, Lawrence Gowan, Todd Sucherman and Ricky Phillips (along with the occasional surprise appearance by original bassist Chuck Panozzo) – have performed more live since 1999 than all of the previous years of its career combined. Two Super Bowl appearances, Pollstar Box Office chart-topping tours with Def Leppard, Journey, Boston, REO Speedwagon, Bad Company (to name only a few), two more studio albums and no end in sight, Styx continues to conquer the planet, one venue at a time. Styx plays Emerald Queen Casino's I-5 Showroom at 8 p.m. on Feb. 3. Get tickets at www.emeraldqueen.com.


LOUIS XIV MUSIC

The 2012 Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents "Louis XIV: The Sun King's Music." It features Joanna Blenduf on viola da gamba and pardessus de viole, Jeffrey Cohan on baroque flute and John Lenti on baroque guitar. They will play instruments and music that King Louis XIV and his court were familiar with in the 1600s at a pitch more than two half steps below modern pitch. It will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 30 at Christ Episcopal Church, located at 310 N. 'K' St. A donation of $15 or $20 is suggested. Those under 18 can attend free of charge. Info: (253) 759-7840 or www.concertspirituel.org.

'PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM'

Lakewood Playhouse is currently offering Woody Allen's "Play It Again, Sam." Allen Felix has a thing about Humphrey Bogart. If only he had some of Bogart's technique. Felix is insecure around women. Bogey comes to his rescue with a fantastic bevy of beauties played out in hilarious fantasy sequences. Shows are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. on Sundays through Feb. 12. There is a pay what you can show at 8 p.m. on Jan. 26, an actor's benefit show at 2 p.m. on Feb. 4 and a Kiwanis benefit at 2 p.m. on Feb. 11. Info: (253) 588-0042 or www.lakewoodplayhouse.org.

TACOMAPOCALYPSE II


"Tacomapocalypse II," the second darkly humorous group art show hosted by Treefish Studio and Amocat Cafe, begins Feb. 3 at Amocat Cafe (625 St. Helens Ave.). Two- and three-dimensional art featuring apocalyptic themes by local artists present a bold alternative to the Valentines decor more commonly expected at this time of year. Opening festivities begin at 5:30 p.m., and will include snacks, additional artists on hand, live electronic music featuring Gibson Starkweather, a zombie horde, and other special features and shenanigans, to conclude around 9 p.m. "Tacomapocalypse II" runs through February, and is viewable during Amocat's regular winter hours of 7 to 2:30 Monday thru Friday.

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