Here's what's happening around the Sound this weekend (if snow doesn't cancel everything)

A Midwest rock icon is in Tacoma, there's hockey in Kent, and RVs are open for inspection in Seattle

February 8, 2019
Seattle in the snow

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I'm posting this on Friday morning before any serious snow has fallen in Seattle and the South Sound. So if you're planning on heading out to any of these events or activities, click the links to see if things are really going on as scheduled.

Stay safe and have a great winter weekend!


  • Bob Seger Saturday, 8:00pm at the Tacoma Dome.
  • Justin Timberlake Sunday & Monday, 7:30pm at the Tacoma Dome.
  • Cowboy Junkies Friday & Saturday, 8pm at the Neptune Theatre.
  • Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey Friday, 7:35pm. The Portland Winterhawks are at the ShoWare Centre against the T-Birds.
  • Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey Saturday, 6:05pm. T-Birds host the Medicine Hat Tigers at ShoWare Centre.
  • Seattle RV Show Through Sunday. See new recreational vehicles and accessories, seminars, a children’s treasure hunt, and a beer & wine area at CenturyLink Field Event Center.
  • I Do! I Do! Through February 24. An intimate and nostalgic musical chronicling 50 years of life and love, this two-person Broadway classic is at the Village Theatre in Issaquah.
  • Northwest Symphony Orchestra: Valentine’s Concert Friday, 7:30pm. Romantic music by Beethoven (Romance for Violin in F major with 13 year old soloist Kaia Selden), Vaughan Williams (Norfolk Rhapsody No 1), Howard Hanson (Symphony #2), and Lauren Wells (Before I Wake ) at Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien.
  • Moon Over Buffalo Through February 23. This hilarious show centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. Now they're playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with five actors. On the brink of a disastrous split–up caused by George's dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong. Renton Civic Theatre.
  • Aida Through February 24. Based on Verdi’s beloved 19th century opera, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida is at Seattle Musical Theatre at Sand Point.
  •  The Choir of Man Saturday, 8pm. It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s a pint-filled good time set in a working pub that combines hair-raising harmonies, high-energy dance, and live percussion with foot-stomping choreography. The multi-talented cast of nine handsome blokes sings everything – pub tunes, folk, Broadway, classic rock – all to roof-raising heights.  Moore Theatre.
  • Lunar New Year Celebration  Saturday. The Year of the Boar/Pig is here. The celebration includes traditional dragon and lion dances, Japanese Taiko Drumming, martial arts and other cultural performances on the Main Stage, plus arts, crafts and a variety of family friendly activities in the International District. Free.
  • Lunar New Year Saturday. The celebration features numerous traditional and contemporary cultural demonstrations including martial arts, music, dance, visual arts and food sampling. The festival is open to audiences of all ages and includes fun, complimentary activities for all to participate.  Center Court at Bellevue Square. Free.
  • Sip & Stroll Saturday, 4-7pm. Enjoy wine, live music, and small-town shopping at the wine walk in Sumner.
  • Wine on the Rock: Wine & Chocolate Saturday & Sunday. Grab your sweetheart (or friend) and join five of the seven Bainbridge Island wineries for wines paired with local chocolates.  A Valentine’s Day weekend treat you won‘t want to miss.   Bainbridge Island at five island wineries for age 21+.
  • Pike Chocofest Sunday, 6-9pm. Fall in love with beer, chocolate and savory bites at Chocofest. This culinary adventure celebrates Valentine’s Day in Seattle and is a food and drink lovers delight. Unlimited food bites from premiere local restaurants and talented chocolatiers, alongside delicious sips from local brewers, wineries and distillers. Pike Brewing Company, for age 21+.
  •  Rock of Ages Through February 24. The story of a small town girl and a city boy who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock 'n' roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits of Styx, Whitesnake, Poison, Foreigner, Joan Jett, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and more. The 5th Avenue Theatre, for age 7+.