FANTASY LIGHTS WALK
The one time only, sneak preview walk through Fantasy Lights will be held on Nov. 18 between 5-7 p.m. at Spanaway Park, starting and finishing at the Sprinker Recreation Center parking lot, 14824 S. ‘C’ St. in Spanaway. Admission is $4 per person or $12 for a family of four – ages 3 and younger are free. This is the only time to walk prior to the start of the drive-through event that begins on Thanksgiving. More information at http://www.piercecountywa.org/parks.
URBAN PLANNING VISIONS
On Nov. 14, 7-8:30 p.m., Tacoma City Councilmember and architect David Boe will discuss and show his drawings “Tacoma – The City We Build: Revisited,” an energetic review of urban planning visions for Tacoma from Olmstead’s Plan to Exit 133. $5 donation at the door. Madera Furniture Company, 2210 Court ‘A’ (right off Pacific Avenue and South 24th Street in downtown Tacoma, within a couple of blocks from El Gaucho). Hosted by TRIPOD slide show series.
ART OF YOUTH
B2 Gallery is stepping up to encourage young artists from all over the globe and youth right here at home in its new exhibit “Beyond Crayons & Finger Painting 3.0.” Youth groups, youth programs and school groups are especially encouraged to see this inspiring collection of work by artists as young as 7 years old to 19. In conjunction with this exhibit, artist Dionne Bonner will teach a drawing workshop called “Visual Vocabulary” on Nov. 17 and 18. Sign up at http://www.b2finearts.com.
NATIVE AMERICAN SONGS
The Old Town Music Society is presenting a Young Persons Guide Series event on Nov. 11, 3 p.m. All ages are welcome. For the first in the series, gather around while Gary Stroutsos, renowned flutist heard on the Ken Burns PBS documentary “Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery,” shares traditional Native American songs and storytelling followed by refreshments and time to chat with Stroutsos and look at the flutes up close. Admission $2/$5 per family in support of the Old Town Music Society’s Music Scholarship Fund. 2101 N. 30th St. Info 253.752.2135.
ART FOR AIDS
In commemoration of Pierce County AIDS Foundation’s 25 years of service, artists of all media created works of art representing the iconic red ribbon. The 10 selected pieces are on display in Corina Bakery (602 Fawcett Ave.) through Nov. 30 and will be sold by silent auction at Tacoma Art Museum on World AIDS Day, Dec 1. The public is invited to an exhibit celebration on Nov. 15 at the bakery from 5-7 p.m. Enjoy light refreshments, meet the artists, view their pieces and pick your favorite before the Dec. 1 silent auction. Visit http://25yrsofservice.piercecountyaids.org/home/art for more information.