Monday, Dec. 2

STONEGATE: Brooke Lizotte, Rafael Tranquilino (experimental jam) 9 p.m., NC
CHUPACABRA CAFE: South End Cyphers (hip-hop) 5 p.m., AA
JAZZBONES: Rockaraoke (karaoke band) 11 p.m., NC
NEW FRONTIER: Jazz & beyond (live jam) 7 p.m., NC
UNCLE SAM'S: Blues jam, 8 p.m.

Washington State Historical Society, 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
An exhibit of 24 stunning photographs showing human hands and the work they do. From gardener to midwife, fisherman t o puppeteer, "Hands at Work" chronicles Washingtonians and their extraordinary range of work. Developed by photographer Summer Moon Scriver and writer Iris Graville. Show runs through May, 2014. Info:
STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th St., Tacoma, WA
Ballroom dancing on the 1st Sunday and every Monday afternoon from 1-3 pm. There is live music. Admission is $5. Phone: 253-404-3939. It is a good idea to come with a dance partner. This dance was formerly held at Southpark Community Center. Info:
Schneebeck Concert Hall, UPS
Martha Nussbaum, the renowned American philosopher who has enticed the public to think deeply about questions of goodness, humanity, intolerance, and the politics of fear, will speak at University of Puget Sound. The University of Chicago scholar and national commentator will give a talk titled “The New Religious Intolerance.” Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at The University of Chicago, has authored numerous books and been awarded more than three dozen honorary degrees. Her talks and writing often challenge the direction of American thinking and cover ground that stretches from Aristotle, Plato, and poetic justice, to animal rights, the repression of women, and the failings of modern democracy. The New Religious Intolerance looks at post-9/11 America, with a focus on the anti-Muslim zealotry that followed the terrorist attacks. In this fearful public reaction the philosopher sadly recognizes the apparition of anti-Semitic movements across Europe and the United States during earlier centuries. The intolerance, she notes, is not so new after all. Info: