In celebration of National Poetry Month, the public is invited to join Tacoma Poet Laureate Josie Emmons Turner, Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken and poets Rick Barot and Michael Schmeltzer for a reading on April 15 at 3 p.m. at the Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St. Admission to the reading is free and is sponsored in partnership with the Museum of Glass and the Tacoma Arts Commission.
David Domkoski will direct “Terminus” by Irish playwright Mark O’Rowe. Domkoski founded Assemblage Theater specifically to stage this piece. It will be performed at 8 p.m. on April 13, 20, 21, 27 and 28 at The Space, located at 729 Court ‘C,’ also known as Opera Alley. Tickets are $14.50 and available at the door and www.brownpapertickets.com.
Folk singer Arlo Guthrie burst upon the American musical landscape with “Alice’s Restaurant” in 1967. Like his legendary father Woody Guthrie, he sings songs of protest against social injustice. He brings his Boys Night Out Tour to Pantages Theater for a show on April 14. Leanne Trevalyan and Billy Stoops of Junkyard Jane will begin the concert at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $26, $36, $46 and $59.
As part of Tacoma Reads Together, which has Tacomans reading the book “Shoeless Joe,” Tacoma Public Library has organized a number of baseball-themed events. One is a screening of “Eight Men Out,” based on the 1919 gambling scandal involving the Chicago White Sox. Members of the team were accused of throwing the World Series that year. Eight players were indicted but were later acquitted of the charges. It will be shown at 2 p.m. on April 15 in the main library in downtown.
Opening April 16, the 2012 Senior Show in Kittredge Gallery at University of Puget Sound features artwork by 19 seniors who are graduating with their Bachelor’s degrees in studio art. This group exhibition showcases a diverse range of subjects and media, and includes paintings, prints, mixed-media works, sculpture, video and installation art. The artworks on view offer a lively and engaging opportunity to see a variety of work by these emerging young talents. Admission is free. A public reception honoring the artists will be held at the gallery on April 18, 5-7 p.m.