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Tuesday, Dec. 10

STONEGATE: Leanne Trevalyan (acoustic open mic) 8 p.m.
ANTIQUE SANDWICH CO.: Open mic, 6:30 p.m., $3
CONNELLY LAW: Dawn Padula, Denes Van Pary (classical benefit) 5:30 p.m., $25
DAVE'S: Jerry Miller (blues, rock) 7 p.m., NC
JAZZBONES: Host Ralph Porter, Susan Jones (comedy) 8:30 p.m., $5
UNCLE SAM'S: Subvinyl Jukebox (rock covers) 8 p.m.

2:27 pm
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: https://museumofglass.org/exhibitions/links
5:00 pm
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Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, WA 98407
Bundle up and stroll the Zoo as it comes aglow with more than a half-million lights! Be inspired by dazzling animal-themed displays, including our brand new 3-D displays of a swooping bald eagle, a regal polar bear family, and a Sumatran tiger head. Warm up in the steamy South Pacific Aquarium, ride a camel or take a spin on the antique carousel. There's so much to see and do--make the most of your Zoolights experience with our list of the Zoolights Top 10 Fun Activities! Zoolights Dates: Nov. 29 - Jan. 5. Zoolights Hours: 5 pm - 9 pm. (Closed Dec. 24 & Open Dec. 25 & Jan. 1) Info: http://www.pdza.org/zoolights/
5:30 pm
Connelly Law Offices, 2301 N 30th St, Tacoma, WA 98403
Join us for music, wine and party foods. Tickets $25. Soprano Dawn Padula and pianist Denes Van Parys. Dr. Padula joined the University of Puget Sound School of Music faculty in 2009-2010 as Director of Vocal Studies. She completed both a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication at Trinity University, a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Houston Moores School of Music, where she focused in her dissertation on pedagogical issues with the male voice, particularly registration negotiation and passaggio. Info: http://classicaltuesdays.blogspot.com/
7:00 pm
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: http://T-TownTango.com
7:00 pm
Connelly Law Offices, 2301 N. 30th St., Tacoma, WA
Enjoy An Evening of Operetta and Cabaret in Old Town and help support Classical Tuesdays, now in its 9th season! This festive annual Wine & Song event - to benefit the series - is held in the beautifully refurbished Connelly Law Offices in Old Town Business District. From Operetta to Cabaret, from Diva to Chanteuse: Tacoma's celebrated soprano Dawn Padula with the debonair Denes Van Parys at piano will perform songs of operetta (Offenbach, Strauss, Gilbert and Sullivan) and cabaret (some Edith Piaf, William Bolcom, Kander and Ebb's Cabaret). The music will be followed by a lavish offering of finger foods - savories and sweets - and tasty wines poured by Ginkgo Forest Winery. Tickets are available at Bayview Optical at 2217 N. 30th, Suite #106 (phone 253-627-2818 for hours) or by calling Pam at 253-752-2135. $25 buys you an evening of music, wine and finger foods. Info: http://classicaltuesdays.blogspot.com/2012/11/wine-song-december-11-schubertiade.html
7:30 pm
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: http://www.tedbrownmusic.com