Friday, July 28, 2017 This Week's Paper

The Things We Like


One of the Puget Sound's premier dance companies, Whim W'Him, will be

performing at the Pantages Theater on April 6. Whim W’Him is entirely classic and entirely now, a company committed to high caliber, relevant art that engages and challenges audiences. Whim W’Him is the brainchild of Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dance and Choreographer Olivier Wevers. Their goal is to open the world of dance to a wider audience through innovation and collaboration. Tickets: $19, $29, $42, $58. Info:


In honor of National Poetry Month, award-winning poet, actor, writer and New Yorker Carlos Andrés Gómez will give a special performance at University of Washington-Tacoma’s Milgard Assembly Room in William Philip Hall on April 4. The author of “Man Up: Cracking the Code of Modern Manhood,” Gomez engages the audience in a dialogue-focused, high-octane town hall in which they explore the complex dimensions of how masculinity plays out in the world and, also, reimagine how it might exist for the better. Admission free, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30).


Mosaic artist Patty Franklin will have a special exhibit of her newest creations at Proctor Art Gallery from April 3 to May 6. Franklin’s unusual use of the mosaic medium is phenomenal. Her mosaic tiled musical instruments are playful and whimsical, and her newest pieces "Into the Woods..." are poetic. She will be at the gallery on April 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to demonstrate and discuss her work. 3811 N. 26th St. Visit


Rock star Dave Grohl now stakes his claim as an up-and-coming director with “Sound City,” his documentary film about the legendary Los Angeles studio where he, Tom Petty, Metallica, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young and others recorded some of their biggest albums. It will screen at 1:45 and 6:45 p.m. on April 2 as part of the Tuesday Film Series at the Grand Cinema, 606 S. Fawcett St., in Tacoma. Admission for the late showing is $9 general admission, $7 for senior citizens and students and military with valid identification. Matinee is $7. Call (253) 572-6062 or visit for more info.  


“Music You Don’t Have, But Should,” a locally produced podcast featuring original music from independent artists from throughout the world, will be celebrating its second year of introducing “music you don’t have, but should” to listeners with a special two-plus hour retrospective show on April 6 at 8 p.m. The episode will feature songs and artists who were featured on the program over the past year, which includes hundreds of independent musicians and bands from Australia, Canada, Mexico, England, Ireland, Brazil and from across the United States. The podcast, hosted by producer/musician Andy Hall, will be available at and is a production of South Sound Audio.