Sunday, Nov. 17

RIALTO: Roman Carnival featuring Tacoma Youth Symphony (classical) 3 p.m., $7-$18, AA
DAWSON'S: Tim Hall Band (blues) 8 p.m., NC
IMMANUEL PRESBYTERIAN: Candye Kane (blues) 5 p.m., NC
NEW FRONTIER: Bluegrass jam, 3 p.m., NC
PANTAGES: Tacoma Symphony (Beethoven, Tchaikovsky) 2:30 p.m., $19-$77, AA
SWISS: Music For Youth (jam) 3 p.m., NC, AA
TACOMA COMEDY: Tacomedy Contest, 8 p.m., $10, 18+

Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
Discover the History and Intrigue of Nature in the Northwest. After the age of exploration, the discovery and identification of new species continued to generate great excitement among nations. David Douglas: A Naturalist at Work studies the intersection of geography, science and cultural history through the work of the famed Scottish naturalist and his discovery of more than 200 species in the Northwest. Guest curated by Jack and Claire Nisbet, the exhibit opens at the Washington State History Museum on Saturday, September 21, 2013, and displays Douglas’ journals and observations of Native tribes, rare 19th century botanical books and his original pressed specimens, bird mounts, pelts and skins. In addition, the exhibit traces the origins of the eponymous Douglas fir tree. David Douglas: A Naturalist at Work will be on display through February 23, 2014. Info:
Great Train Expo - 10:00 am
Location: Sleep Country ShowPlex – Enter at Blue Gate, Western Washington Fair Grounds, Puyallup, WA
Phone: 630-608-4988 Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Website:
Tahoma Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1115 S 56th St, Tacoma
Join Tahoma Unitarian Universalist Congregation on Sunday, Nov. 17 for a day of stories, planning, and collaboration led by Dulce Guerrero, Undocumented youth organizer and the Secure Your Own Community trainer for the National Immigrant Youth Alliance. At 1:30, she will join us for a potluck conversation of all interested in working to end non-criminal deportations. We have just deported the two millionth human being during this administration. More than half of the deportees, contrary to what we are told, have no criminal record. This is a time to gather, plan and build coalitions to put an end to this un-American activity. Let's work together as migrants and allies for change! You are welcome to join us earlier in the day to witness her deliver the message in the worship service at 9:30 and 11:15 am. Info:
Saint Luke’s Lutheran Church, 515 S 312th St, Federal Way, WA
As a special tribute to long-time local music educator and choral director Don Barrows, who passed away earlier this year, Federal Way Symphony revives Handel’s iconic “Messiah” for the second concert of their 33rd annual symphonic season. This year’s Messiah features soloists Dohee Kim (soprano), Brittney McClary (soprano), Heidi Vanderford (mezzo soprano), Joel Cummings (tenor), and David Borning (bass), joined by Federal Way Symphony Singers and members of St. Vincent de Paul Parish Choir. The concert takes place Sunday, November 17 at 2PM at Saint Luke’s Lutheran Church (515 S 312th St, Federal Way). Tickets are $22 for seniors 60 and over, $25 for adults, $15 for students 18 and over, and youth under 18 are free. Group discounts are available. Info:
Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402
Conductor Scott Speck, called "magical" and "masterful" by the San Francisco Chronicle, will lead the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra on November 17 as the fourth and final candidate in the music director search. Mr. Speck is the co-author of two of the world's best-selling books on classical music for a popular audience, Classical Music for Dummies and Opera for Dummies. He is music director of the Joffrey Ballet, the West Michigan Symphony, and Artistic Director of the Chicago Philharmonic. The concert will open with Philip Glass's Funeral from Ahknaten, followed by Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1, featuring Oksana Ezhokina as soloist. Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 will conclude the program. Info:
Northern Pacific Coffee, 401 Garfield St S, Tacoma, WA 98444
the Soil & the Sun is corn-fed, Michigan-made, New Mexican Space Music, or Experiential Spiritual Orchestral Rock. Originating in 2008 as a two-piece band, the group has grown and matured into a seven-piece community of friends and musicians. Oboe, violin, guitars, accordion, percussion, piano, keys and vocals, cooperate to create complex harmonies, layered melodies, and driving rhythms. The careful orchestration and intentional instrumentation will speak to your soul. Info:
Benaroya Hall, Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, 200 University St, Seattle, WA 98101
Touring in support of their newest album Meet Me at the Edge of the World (release date Sept. 3, 2013), the new southern Ohio-based husband-and-wife team of Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler have created an intimate epic album born out of the land surrounding their 1830s brick farm house. This is their most ambitious album to date with 19 tracks that were all recorded live in six days with Grammy-winning producer Joe Henry (Bonnie Raitt, Bettye LaVette et al) at the helm. Born and bred in the Seattle area, Noah Gundersen brings his indie spirit and his guitar to the intimate Recital Hall stage. Info:.