OPERA AND MOZART
Tacoma Opera has assembled one of the finest casts of talented emerging artists for its production of “Con fan tutte” Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. at Rialto Theater. Performed in collaboration with Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, this Mozart masterwork is light and celebratory but also personal and intimate – perfect for kicking off Tacoma Opera’s 2012-13 season. Get tickets at http://www.tacomaopera.com
MLK Ballet presents “Move #19.” This latest installment of the contemporary dance series will raise funds for its tuition-free dance-training program for children in the Tacoma area. It will be performed on Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at Theatre on the Square. Tickets are $18, or $12 for students with valid identification.
‘620 BANK STREET’
Claressa, a 12-year-old African American girl living in Louisiana in 1966, steps forward on the stage and vows to her audience, “I know things.” She takes the audience into her world, one where teenagers discover that school, friends and family are not always what they appear. The play, written by C. Rosalind Bell, is based on her experiences growing up in Louisiana. It will be performed Nov. 1, 2 and 3 in Jones Hall on the University of Puget Sound campus (contains strong language and challenging social themes). Tickets are $7 and $11. Info: http://tickets.pugetsound.edu or (253) 879-6013.
LECTURE ON WARHOL
Amy McBride, arts administrator for the city of Tacoma, will discuss the competition that led the late Andy Warhol to create a flower design for Tacoma Dome. She will also discuss the new exhibit based on it at Tacoma Art Museum. The lecture will be on Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. at TAM. It is free with museum admission. Info: http://www.tacomaartmuseum.org or (253) 272-4258.
SO YOU THINK YOU ARE FUNNY?
The Tacoma Weekly’s own writer gone wild, Steve Dunkelberger, will be a guest judge of Round #3 of the Seattle International Comedy Competition on Saturday at the Tacoma Comedy Underground, located in Big Whisky Saloon at 100 S 9th St. in downtown Tacoma. There will be a 7 p.m. and a 10 p.m. show. The “Dunkelberger” will be judging the second show. Tickets are $15 and available online at http://www.comedyunderground.com.