Looking to enjoy some theater? How about some classic comedy, specifically—after all, we all like to laugh, right? Well, now’s your chance to chuckle all night long with the classic comedy night at the Tacoma Little Theatre (TLT).
TLT will be putting on a production of “Hay Fever” on June 20 - 23, 2019. The premise of the show is that a couple retreats to an English country house for a quiet weekend—only to have their plans and their serenity unexpectedly interrupted by their children. The comedy is from the mind of Noël Coward and looks to be a blast. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under, and $23 for seniors/students/military.
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Ready for an evening cabaret, Seattle? Fantastic! You’ll love The Legend of El Dorado Culinary Cabaret going on at the Can Can theater in Pike Place Market on June 20th.
Here’s the scoop: The Legend of El Dorado is about a girl gang of outlaws seeking to reimagine all that it means to be women. The production features the vocal talent of Seattle’s own Brent Amaker, Vince Mira, Jordan Taylor, and Jasmine Sim, as well as an original soundtrack courtesy of Can Can’s Pink and Pezzner. Original choreography is supplied by Fae Pink. Notably, a full food and drink menu is featured, so come hungry!
If you do decide to attend The Legend of El Dorado performance, why not roll out in the 2018 Explorer Sport? It comes with an incredible 3.5L V6 engine that creates 365 horses and 350 lb-ft of torque. Also, with the added towing package, you’ll easily handle a max capacity of 5,000 pounds. And don’t forget efficiency—the EPA suggests you’ll average 19 city/27 highway MPG.
Ready for a fun night out on the town in Seattle? Fantastic—we have just the show for you!
The Champagne Widow at Cafe Nordo on 109 South Main Street in Seattle is a champagne dinner theater that’s running from June 7th through the 30th. It’s a remarkable tale that follows the women that first made French champagne famous. Delightfully, the price of admission of $79 includes a four-course dinner alongside the performance. Additionally, wine flights will be available for purchase, so make sure you have a designated driver!
Plan on attending? Why not roll up in the incredible 2017 Ford Fusion Sport? This machine is packed with a 2.7L V6 engine that grunts and growls with 325 horses at 5,500 revolutions per minute (RPM) and 380-lb.-ft. torque at 3,500 RPM—it’s a ton of fun to drive! And don’t concern yourself with fuel economy, as it still easily manages an EPA-estimated 26 highway MPG.
(Posted on May 14, 2019 at 09:12PM by Danielle Smyth)
One of the biggest Pacific Northwest competitive dragon boat racing happens May 18, 2019, when the Tacoma Dragon Boat Association hosts the annual Rainier Dragon Boat Festival.
It takes place at Thea’s Park, 535 Dock Street E., Tacoma, WA 98421. There’s free parking at Tacoma Dome Transit Center (434 East 25th Street), with shuttle service to pick you up on East G Street, starting at 7 am about every 15 minutes. Enter the parking garage from East 25th street and park on the east end of the garage close to East G street.
Community teams from the area will compete. If you’ve ever considered getting involved with dragon boat racing, the Tacoma Dragon Boat Association offers interested racers three free practices along historic Foss Waterway. Apparently dragon boat racing is the world’s fastest growing team sport. The combination of ceremony and athleticism is compelling, and rooted in tradition going back more than 2,000 years in South China. So if you want to find out why more than 50 million people paddle, check it out after you visit Sound Ford just outside Seattle, Washington, to get yourself into a new ride. Whether you’re looking for a new or pre-owned car, SUV, or truck, we’ll be happy to help. How about a 2019 Ford Escape S? You’re sure to love all it can haul to the festival!
(Posted on May 14, 2019 at 08:52PM by Danielle Smyth)
For more than 50 years now, Poulsbo’s been putting on an annual three-day celebration of its Norwegian heritage. The thriving fishing and farming community’s primary language was Norwegian from its founding in the 1880s till after World War II, when English-speaking workers were stationed at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in nearby Bremerton.
Viking Fest takes place the third weekend of May, from the 17th to the 19th. The parade’s on Saturday, and the Lutefisk Eating Contest happens Sunday, May 19th, from 1:30 to 2:30 PM.
There’s also a carnival, a street fair, a donut eating contest, a strong man competition, a road race, shield wall demonstrations, and live music day and evening. Acts include Sweet T & Justice, Crosswing, Peninsula Big Band, Howling West, Planet Groove, and Joel Gibson, Jr.
It’ll take you about two hours to get to Poulsbo from Seattle via the ferry to Bainbridge Island. But once you’re there, you can go on a Viking walk and take in a recreated Viking village.
Make the drive to Poulsbo in comfort in a new or pre-owned vehicle from Sound Ford, just outside Seattle, Washington. Why not try the 2019 Ford Mustang EcoBoost? It’ll get you there in the ultimate style.
(Posted on May 11, 2019 at 02:34PM by Danielle Smyth)
Lake Sammamish State Park hosts the 2019 Northwest Paddling Festival Saturday May 11 from 9AM to 5PM at Sunset Beach. While the festival is free, there’s a $10 per vehicle entry fee and a $10 charge for tours and demos.
With more than 60 paddle sport brands offering canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, accessories and gear, you can also take introduction to kayaking, stand-up paddling, and yoga and paddling seminars as well as kayak tours.
There’s also a series of free talks on choosing the right kayak and paddle, protecting and preserving Puget Sound, kayak fishing, kayaking in Norway, how to dress for paddle sports, paddle camping, stand-up paddling yoga, and paddling the Columbia River from source to sea.
Experienced paddlers can either watch or register for either a two- or six-mile race happening Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Kayakers, stand-up paddleboarders and outriggers are welcome to do either the one-lap (two mile) or three-lap (six mile) courses.
It shouldn’t take you more than half an hour to get to Lake Sammamish via either the I-90 or the WA-520 east. If you’re already in Renton visiting us at Sound Ford to choose your next new or pre-owned vehicle, of course, you’ll want to take the I-405 north. Check out the 2019 Ford Mustang GT! It’s an awesome choice to bring you to the festival in style.
(Posted on May 7, 2019 at 10:31PM by Danielle Smyth)
If you’re up for a day trip or a weekend away, consider attending the oldest continuing festival in Washington State, Sequim’s Irrigation Festival, now in its 124th year. Running from May 3 through 12, festival highlights include Sequim High School’s annual operetta (“Legally Blonde”), a carnival with games and rides, a historic walking tour of the town, a golf tournament, and, on Grande Finale Weekend from May 9 to 12, a Strongman Competition Logging Show (and of course, a Loggers’ Ball). There’ll also be a Truck and Tractor Pull as well as a Fun Run, a Hot Rods & Harleys Show N’ Cruz, and of course, the 124th Irrigation Festival Grand Parade. The Strongman Competition includes axle lift, arm over arm truck pull, log press, tire flip, stone stack, dead lift and car lift events.
There’ll be fireworks too on Friday night (May 10) from 9:30 to 10:30 PM. And of course there’s the Grand Parade on May 11 from noon to 2 PM, complete with pioneers, festival and state floats, and area bands.
You’ll have to take the Seattle/Bainbridge Island Ferry, then follow Highway 305 to Highway 3 in Poulsbo. Complete directions can be found here. But before you head out for the weekend, make sure you’ve got a comfortable and reliable ride. If you need help with that, Sound Ford in Renton, Washington, is happy to assist! For instance, the 2019 Ford Fiesta SE has loads of features and a chic exterior. You’re sure to love it!
(Posted on Apr 26, 2019 at 03:09PM by Danielle Smyth)
The fourth annual Walk ‘n Wag fundraiser for Lake Sammamish State Park just north of Issaquah is happening Sunday, April 28, 2019, from 11AM to 3PM. That means you and your canine best friends can either go for a stroll through the 512-acre park, or participate more formally in the canine events. They include a 3-kilometer dog walk and agility course, a dog-friendly beer garden with live music by Whalien, exhibitions, and demonstrations.
There’s also a judged pet show for the second year in the event’s history, and the categories are a lot more egalitarian than more established pet shows. Any dog could win in the best dressed or best trick categories, although the competition may be stiff in others, like smallest dog, nicest eyes, ugliest dog, best voice or dog/owner look alike.
There’ll be a professional pet photographer on hand if you want to memorialize your visit—or your dog’s outfit. Pet portraits are cash only ($20).
Early bird registration (prior to April 24) is $10 for children 15 and under; $15 for adults. After April 24, $20 for adults and $15 for children. You can register here or in person on the day of the event. All dogs must be leashed.
But stop by Sound Ford near Renton, Washington, before you go to make sure you and your friend arrive in style. Perhaps you’d like to drive there in a 2018 Ford Focus SE? It’s got plenty of room for your pup and has a backup camera, so you can be sure they are not behind you if you’re leaving them at home. Hurry in today!
(Posted on Apr 26, 2019 at 03:00PM by Danielle Smyth)
It’s the centennial of the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival in Wenatchee and East Wenatchee. The festival—the state’s second oldest—runs from April 26 to May 5, 2019.
Organizers anticipate there’ll be 5,500 participating in the Grand Parade at 11AM on opening day, and another 4,500 will join the Youth Parade. There’s a carnival at Riverfront Park with more than 25 rides, a golf tournament at Highlander Golf Course, a food fair, an art fair, and lots of craft vendors and live entertainment as well. The traditional Apple Blossom Fun Run will lead the parade, which will also feature demonstrations by Seattle Police Motorcycle Drill team. Bands from throughout the Northwest, colorful floats and proud-stepping horses make this one of Washington's grandest parades, and one that draws in the neighborhood of 100,000 spectators.
The musical entertainment is truly eclectic, and features everything from mariachi to country with big band and folk, rock, and reggae thrown in for good measure. You can enjoy these various musical acts while hanging out at the Blossoms & Brews Beer Garden in Memorial Park. Or you can try your luck at a Funnel Cake Eating Contest (Sunday, April 28 from 1:30 to 2:30PM in Memorial Park).
If you’re the one who always organizes all the fun, you might want to invest in a 2017 Ford Transit Wagon 350 XLT from Sound Ford just outside Seattle to make sure you all arrive safely.
(Posted on Apr 19, 2019 at 11:17PM by Danielle Smyth)
Thirty miles southeast of Seattle there’s a little town made famous by David Lynch and Nintendo. While it may take you an hour to get there if traffic’s bad the evening of Saturday, April 20, you can make the trip to North Bend in comfort in a 2018 Ford Focus SE. And once you get there, all manner of jazz awaits.
The North Bend Jazz Walk features jazz for everyone: duets, trios, quartets, all-saxophone bands, torch singers, bebop, and big band jazz, as well as performances by some of the best up-and-coming young musicians in the high school ensemble series. You can purchase tickets in advance for $25 or pay $30 at the door. A single ticket lets you stroll through 14 different venues in a six-block area.
Here are some of the musicians who’ll be there: Kelly Johnson Trio, Dan Marcus & Trombonosaurus Wrecks, Dmitri Matheny Quartet, Danny Kolke Trio + Chris Fagan, Steve Treseler + Student Allstars, Elevation Gain, Milo Petersen with Steve Griggs, Drew Baddeley, Diana Page Duo, Thomas Marriott Quintet, Jennifer Kienzle & Cole Schuster, Bernie Jacobs Quartet, CWU Green Combo, Paul Green Quintet, Johnaye Kendrick Trio, Boxley ProAm Big Band, Jay Thomas, and the Intergalactic Four Tenor Sax Band.
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