EARTH DAY FILM
Follow Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons on a journey around the world to discover what happens to the billion of tons of waste produced each year. "Trashed” investigates the world’s most polluted paradises and the extent and effect of the global waste problem. The documentary screens April 22 at 6:45 p.m. at The Grand Cinema in celebration of Earth Day. There will also be a post-film discussion led by Jordan Rash, conservation director at Forterra Northwest. The Grand Cinema offers a $2 discount to students, seniors and armed service members.
Country duo American Young will headline the KMPS-FM (94.1) showcase at the Spring Fair in Puyallup. Their performance is schedule for 7:30 p.m. April 19 at the Washington State Fair Events Center. Comprised of Jon Stone and Kristy Osmunson, the duo had written songs for Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton and others before branching out with their own band. The show is free with fair admission. Tickets are available at participating Fred Meyer stores, Safeway stores and South Hill Mall for $7.50 for adults and $5.50 for students, ages 6 to 18 years. The Spring Fair will take place from April 18-21.
GAELIC MUSIC AT MOG
Join fellow music lovers at the Museum of Glass with Seumas Gagne for an evening of Scottish Gaelic song, story and music on April 28. Combining harp and voice with personal stories of his Gaelic adventures, Gagne will create an evening of music, humor and wit that you will long remember. He will perform much of the music from his CD “Baile Ard,” as well as new songs in the works for his second CD. He will be joined by fiddler Christine Traxler, cellist Colin Isler and percussionist Tom Fallat, as well as some very special backing vocalists: several long-time Puget Sound Revels singers. Concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets $16.50 at http://www.pugetsoundrevels.org.
Kid Rock will close out the Washington State Fair concert series. On Sept. 22, Rock – the rap-rocker known for “Cowboy,” “All Summer Long” and other hits – will headline the grandstand at the Washington State Fair Events Center, formerly the Puyallup Fair & Event Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. April 20, with prices ranging from $45 to $95. Find more concert info at http://www.thefair.com
POP UP ART
View the artworks of 14 Tacoma visual artists at “Look Here,” a one-night only salon style exhibition in a Tacoma building before it is listed on the real estate market for sale. It is located at 1215 Earnest S. Brazill St. Featuring works by Bill Colby, Karen Doten, Kristin Giordono, Victoria Johnson, Lisa Kinoshita, Lynn Di Nino, Janet Marcavage, Yuki Nakamura, Nicholas Nyland, Frederic Quinn, Betty Sapp Ragan, William Turner, Emily Wood and Otto Youngers. Curated by Victoria Johnson, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Admission is free.