Tuesday, Nov. 19
UPS – SCHNEEBECK: Fubuki Daiko (Taiko drumming) 7:30 p.m., $12, AA
ANTIQUE SANDWICH CO.: Open mic, 6:30 p.m., $3
DAVE'S OF MILTON: Jerry Miller (rock, blues) 7 p.m., NC
JAZZBONES: Host Ralph Porter, Tobe Hixx (comedy) 8:30 p.m., $5
STONEGATE: Leanne Trevalyan (acoustic open mic) 8 p.m.
UNCLE SAM'S: Subvinyl Jukebox (rock covers) 8 p.m.
Tacoma City Ballet, 508 6th Ave. Tacoma, WA 98402
Tacoma City Ballet’s 2013-2014 Ballet Class Schedule begins on September 3, 2013. Tacoma City Ballet School offers concentrated study in Classical Ballet, Pointe, and Theatrical Studies for experienced dancers, ages 8-25, Classical Ballet for dancers ages 6-7, Pre-Ballet for ages 4-5, and Creative Movement for 3 year olds. Enrollment is open throughout the entire year to new students. Info:
Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA
Links: Australian Glass and the Pacific Northwest tells two related stories that began in the 1970s. In 1974, American artist Richard Marquis travelled to Australia to lecture, demonstrate and build glass studios at the invitation of the Australia Council for the Arts. Marquis’ relationship with Australian artist Nick Mount initiated a lineage of blown glass artists in Australia. The second story centers on kiln-formed glass and the relationship between Klaus Moje, founder of the glass workshop at Australian National University in Canberra, and the Bullseye Glass Company in Portland, OR. In 1979 Moje met Boyce Lundstrom, co-founder of Bullseye Glass Company, while at a workshop at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA. At Moje’s instigation, Bullseye Glass Company developed a line of compatible, fusible glass that solved long-standing technical problems. This glass is widely used by Australian artists today. Info:
Rasmussen Rotunda, Wheelock Student Center, Universtiy of Puget Sound
Gregory Wilson is a poet and educator who grew up in Jamaica and graduated from The University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica. He has taught writing and literature to hundreds of children throughout Jamaica and the Bahamas and has performed his work internationally. Wilson is the author of Dead Portraits in a Living Room (Xlibris, 2011), a collection of poems exploring the intersection of diverse cultures using a river and meeting of rivers as a metaphor. His writing has been honored by the Famous Poet’s Society, and he has been recognized professionally by the Bahamas Union of Teachers. Free admission. Info:
Too Much Testing - 5:30 pm
Tacoma Public Library, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S, Tacoma, WA 98402
How does testing affect your child? Do you know what is driving the testing? What can we do about it? Do you want to learn more? Join parents, teachers, and concerned community members as we talk about how testing is impacting our children. Please join us in the Olympic Room of the Tacoma Public Library. Info:
Evergreen State College Tacoma, 1210 6th Avenue Tacoma, WA 98405
The Evergreen State College-Tacoma and League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County will sponsor a Lyceum/Community Forum titled "Understanding the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) What It Is What It Isn't". There will be a speaker from the Office of The Insurance Commissioner, Emily Brice who is the Senior Health Policy Advisor and from the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department, Kayla Scrivner who is responsible for training the In Person Assisters (IPAs) Navigators. An Evergreen student will give historical highlights of healthcare in America leading up to passage of the Affordable Care Act. IPAs/Navigators will be available following the forum to assist/answer questions regarding enrollment. A Staff member from the District Office of Congressman Derek Kilmer will also be available for questions. Since passage of the Affordable Care Act by Congress in 2010 and signed into law by President Obama,there has been much public debate, confusing information and some misunderstanding of what it's all about. The goal of the Lyceum/Forum is to bring some clarity to the issue and hear from those who are actively involved and with knowledge of past, present and updated information. Any questions or further information please contact the Evergreen State College Tacoma or Rosa Franklin (253)473-6241 or (253)380-1473. Info:
Cultura Event Center, 5602 Washington Street S, Tacoma, WA
Dance Argentine Tango every week at the Cultura Event Center. Practica dance $5.00 from 7 to 9:30 open to all tango dancers or those interested in learning tango in the style of Argentina. Small group lessons from 7pm to 8pm (intermediate) and 8pm to 9pm (beginning) available $10 includes the lesson and dance. Info:
Banned Book Club - 7:00 pm
King’s Books, 218 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
Join this sexy book club reading books that have been banned or challenged. November's selection is Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami, books available for purchase at King's Books. We meet the third Tuesday of every month at Doyle's Public House. Come join the discussion! Info:
Ted Brown Music, 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd, Tacoma,WA
Learn jazz theory, Improv and Performance Technique. The Jam is every Tuesday from 7:30 - 8:30pm at Ted Brown Music in Tacoma. To register, contact Stephanie at 253.272.3211. This class is geared towards High School age. Must know how to sight read and know scales. Any instrument is welcome. Fee is $80 per month (100% of fee goes to Ted Brown Music Outreach, a non-profit organization supporting youth music. Info:
Blizzard Drums - 7:30 pm
Schneebeck Concert Hall, UPS
Fubuki Daiko, Translation: “Blizzard Drums.” In ancient Japan, Taiko drums were used to frighten invaders, inspire troops in battle, and call the gods. For the past 18 years, Fubuki Daiko has catapulted Japanese Taiko drumming into the 21st century with an eclectic experience that is part martial arts athleticism, part dance, and all rhythm. Winnipeg-based Fubuki Daiko (foo-boo-key die-ko) reinvents traditional Japanese drumming. They have performed at concert halls and festivals across North America, and their University of Puget Sound date is their exclusive West Coast stop. Their self -titled CD received a Prairie Music Award for Outstanding Instrumental Recording, and their follow up CD, Zanshin, received a Western Canadian Music Award Nomination. Info: