MEDITATION IN THE CONSERVATORY
Commune with nature through meditation and gentle yoga in the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory. Yoga instructor Megan Zaback will be your guide for eight 90-minute sessions, 5:30-7 p.m.: Feb. 3 and 17, March 3 and 17, April 14 and 21. No experience necessary, and accessible to all. Wear comfortable clothes! Suggested donation $10. Call (253) 591-5330 to reserve your spot.
VISIONS OF NATURE
Tacoma Nature Center is featuring paintings by the Pacific Gallery Artists entitled "Visions of Nature" through March 29. All paintings are for sale.
Pacific Gallery Artists consists of local artists working in several mediums. Artist reception and awards are on Feb. 9, 1-3 p.m. Come meet these creative souls and share in some refreshments. 1919 S. Tyler St., Tacoma. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For further info: http://pacificgalleryartists.org.
SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS
This two-character comedy opens as an aging (but still formidable) woman hires an acerbic dance instructor to give her lessons in St. Petersburg Beach, Fla. Antagonism between a flamboyant man and the wife of a Southern Baptist minister gives way to profound compatibility as they swing dance, tango, foxtrot and cha-cha while sharing the greatest gifts of loyalty and compassion. Stars Sharry O’Hare and Micheal O’Hara. Rated ‘R’ for adult language and situations. Plays through Feb. 10 at Tacoma Little Theatre. Visit http://www.tacomalittletheatre.com or call (253) 272-2281.
Sponsored jointly by Foss Waterway Seaport and Metro Parks, these popular programs are a great way to see the sea life in your area. Bring the family for an aquatic nighttime adventure as you explore hundreds of mysterious life forms below the docks with experienced naturalists. See and touch creatures brought up from the deep by local divers. Afterward, go inside to warm up, drink hot cocoa and talk about what was seen. Dress for the weather – the docks can be wet – and bring your own flashlights. Life jackets will be provided as well as scoops to catch sea creatures. It takes place on Feb. 2. Pre-register to reserve your spot at http://www.metroparkstacoma.org.
MORE GREAT SONICS NEWS
Tacoma garage-rock legends the Sonics have played a local show about once every two years since they emerged from a 40-year hiatus in 2007. But thankfully, they're not making us wait that long this time, following their homecoming show last July at the Pantages Theatre. On Feb. 2 they'll team up with grunge godfathers Mudhoney to rock Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., in Seattle. Doors open at 7 p.m., and you've gotta be 21 or older to attend. Few if any tickets remain, but the day of show list price is $30. Call 1 (888) 929-7849 or visit http://www.showboxonline.com for further details.