Opening night is March 2 for Lakewood Playhouse's new production "The Farnsworth Invention" – the story of the invention, and theft, of television, as two ambitious visionaries race against each other to invent the history-changing device in 1929. Get tickets at www.lakewoodplayhouse.org.
Museum of Glass hosts a slider cook-off at 6:30 p.m. on March 3. Taste offerings from local restaurants with celebrity judges in the Hot Shop and enjoy games and dancing to the rock 'n roll performed by Daryl & the Diptones. Tickets are $30 for museum members, $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Info: call (253) 284-4708.
Tacoma Youth Symphony Orchestra presents a concert at 3 p.m. on March 4 at Rialto Theater. Selections will be "Carnival Overture" by Anton Dvorak, "Concerto for Violin" by Robert Huchinson and "Concerto for Orchestra" by Witold Lutoslawski. Festival tickets are $6 in advance and $7 at the door; reserved balcony tickets are $17. There will be 100 free tickets for youth high school age and younger at the door.
Tacoma Art Museum has a series of appearances by authors on Sundays in March for Literacy Month. Members of Seattle7Writers will reveal how writers use other art forms as a catalysts and inspiration for their writing. The first installment is at 2 p.m. on March 4. The topic will be making music and visual art out of words. Erica Bauermeister, author of "The School of Essential Ingredients" and "Joy for Beginners," will delve into the intersection of the visual, musical and literary arts. Joining her will be Stephanie Kallos, author of "Broken for You" and "Sing Them Home." Cost for this event is $10, or $5 for members and students. Cost for the complete series is $35, or $15 for members. Info: call (253) 272-4258.
The 18th annual RAGS Wearable Art Gala, Sale and Gallery will be held this year at Larson's Mercedes-Benz in Fife across from Interstate 5 at their new showroom at 1701 Alexander Ave. The new venue is bigger, brighter and flashier, plus it sports a cafe that serves coffee drinks and sandwiches. The event runs from March 9-11 and is a major fundraiser for the YWCA Pierce County's domestic violence prevention and intervention programs. Admission is free and shopping is wide open – one-of-a-kind jewelry, accessories and clothing. The Gala Preview on March 9 is a ticketed event that features live music, hors d'oeuvres and wine, plus a sneak preview and chance to shop the art before anyone else does! You can get your tickets at RAGSWearableArt.org or by calling (253) 272-4181 ext. 352.