Sukiyaki dinner in Tacoma March 1

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Mark your calendars for the Tacoma Buddhist Temple’s popular Sukiyaki Dinner on Sunday, March 1, 2015 (11 am-4 pm).

The 53rd annual fundraiser features sukiyaki, a one-pot meal of thinly sliced beef, saifun noodles, tofu, green onions and other veggies, all lightly sautéed in a flavorful broth. Temple members prepare the sukiyaki to order within view of diners. [Read more…]

Shakespeare like you’ve never seen at Pierce College Puyallup, Feb. 27

ShakespeareSince 2005, the Improvised Shakespeare Company has entertained sold-out audiences in Chicago and beyond with its original, comedic, Shakespearean masterpieces. Each performance is based on audience suggestion, with nothing planned out in advance by the cast.

On Fri., Feb. 27, students will have an opportunity to help the actors create an entirely new play during the group’s appearance at Pierce College Puyallup’s Arts and Allied Health Building Theater at 7 p.m. [Read more…]

‘Red, White, and Banjos’ concert at UPS, Mar. 7

TACOMA, Wash. – The Jacobsen Junior children’s concert at University of Puget Sound will celebrate its 10th birthday this year with a lively all-American music program.

From Porgy and Bess to An American in Paris to, yes!—a typewriter solo performed with a real, old-fashioned typewriter—the concert will present some of the great music made in the U.S.A. [Read more…]

LP makes ‘Miracle’ work

'The Miracle Worker' at Lakewood Playhouse

John Munn is the managing Artistic Director at The Lakewood Playhouse. At the close of his curtain speech, Munn says, “If this is your first or fiftieth time here, welcome home; if this is you first time, welcome to the family.”

This is very indicative of the current production at the Playhouse, “The Miracle Worker,” by William Gibson, the retelling of the budding relationship between Helen Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan. [Read more…]

Evergreen’s ‘Art of Living’ set for Feb. 28 in Tacoma

Experience the Space Needle by Lee Hoemann

The Evergreen State College Foundation will host the sixth annual Art of Living dinner and auction in Tacoma on Saturday, February 28. The fundraiser for Olympia-based Evergreen, which also offers a program in Tacoma, will take place at Tacoma’s ultra-modern Hotel Murano and will feature emcee Randy Engstrom, director of Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture and an Evergreen graduate. [Read more…]

‘Back to the Future’ faculty recital with Jooeun Pak, Mar. 1

TACOMA – In the world of classical music a turning point is often reached when a brilliant composer, who is a master of the music of the day, stretches his or her talents a little further. The new works thereby created reach into uncharted territory and are often highly influential on composers who follow. [Read more…]