TMP’s ‘Shrek’ provides fun fare for the family

Now get this: “Shrek The Musical,” this season’s opening production at Tacoma Musical Playhouse, is the story of a green ogre whose loving family kicks him out at age seven with the admonition to go into the world and find his own life and his own swamp.

After finding the ideal place where he can be alone with no one to bother him, he is accosted by, of all things, a wise-cracking talking donkey which stand up like a human and wants to be Shrek’s friend. [Read more...]

Dr. Maynard at Fort Nisqually’s Candlelight Tour?

Walter Neary in the Sales Shop at Candlelight.  photo credit: Russ Carmack

By Lane Sample

Walter Neary is growing a beard for the Candlelight Tour at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. He will be portraying Dr. David Maynard, a founder of Seattle, who had one of those beards where his face was clean-shaven but his chin had the beard.
“I am sure it’s going to be very warm, but right now it looks like a fuzzy white stuffed bear tore himself to shreds on my chin.” said Walter. [Read more...]

2014 Tacoma RV Show features Elvis memorabilia, Oct. 9-12

TACOMA—The Tacoma Fall RV Show® presents an impressive exhibit of Elvis memorabilia, “The Private Collection of the King on Tour,” coupled with big displays by leading Northwest RV dealers, October 9-12 at the Tacoma Dome.

More than a dozen of the region’s top dealers will spotlight a wide variety of makes and models, ranging from stylish luxury motorhomes to a big selection of “entry level” models. For added convenience and value, parking is free every day of the show in Tacoma Dome parking lots. [Read more...]

‘Restoring the American Dream’ workshop at UWT

TACOMA, WASH. — The University of Washington Tacoma’s Center for the Study of Community and Society will host a one-day workshop entitled “Restoring the American Dream: A Community Conversation on Big Money, Inequality and the Average Voter.”

The workshop will be held at Tacoma Public Library’s Olympic Room, 1102 Tacoma Ave S., on October 11, 2014, starting at 10 a.m.

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Tacoma Art Museum unveils new wing, Sept. 26, 9:30am

For the past year Tacoma Art Museum has been constructing a new wing along busy Pacific Avenue in the heart of Tacoma. The building has been shrouded behind construction fencing and big banners, concealing much of the action.

On Friday morning, September 26, 9:30 am, join us as Sellen’s construction crew rips off the banners offering the first exterior reveal of the beautiful new Haub Family Galleries wing, designed by Seattle’s award-winning Olson Kundig Architects. Unique features include six sliding screens across the front of floor to ceiling windows, designed specifically for Tacoma Art Museum and operated by a hand-crank in the sculpture hall; sustainable features include Richlite siding and repurposed aluminum panels. Countdown, banner removal, and the construction fence demo begin at 9:30 am in front of Tacoma Art Museum at 1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, 98402. [Read more...]

TNT: Critic’s Picks: Dance Theatre Northwest, Moss+Mineral metal art, drawings at Fulcrum Gallery and Fools Play improv.

“Dance Illuminations with Dance Theatre Northwest

“University Place’s Dance Theatre Northwest kicks off the Up for Arts series at the University Place Civic/Library building on Friday (Sept. 26), performing works inspired by the current Irish glass show at the Museum of Glass, along with excerpts from classics like “Sleeping Beauty.” Also on view: art by White Dove Gallery’s Retha Hayward and watercolorist Jason Bordash. 7 p.m. Sept. 26. Free. Atrium, Civic/Library building, 3609 Market Place W. (36th Street and Bridgeport Way), University Place.”

Read the rest of Rosemary Ponnekanti’s story in The News Tribune.

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