DASH CENTER MASQUERADE
There’s still time to get tickets for D.A.S.H. Center’s Masquerade Extravaganza, May 4 at Cultura Event Center. In celebration of the center’s 10th anniversary, this will be a party to remember – catering by Flavors of the Caribbean, a cash bar, music by DJs Eddie (ES) Sumlin and Omar DJOmarvelous, and performances by Candi Simone, Blak, Emmanuel Frayer and more. Dress to impress for Red Carpet interviews and photos 8-9 p.m., Belle/Beau of the Ball contest and Best Mask contest. Tickets will not be sold at the door. $20 general admission, $35 VIP admission (private VIP area, champagne, wine, more). Info and tickets: http://www.thedashcenter.org/event/masquerade.
GOOD STORIES WELL READ
Who says adults are too old to enjoy listening to a good story well read? Come and experience the joy of listening to a good story with local author and storyteller Judy Cullen. Cullen will read from various literary works, including her own, and two music-related stories that Cullen specifically wrote for this event entitled “Walking to the Music” and "Mute Impact." Sunday, May 5, 1-2:30 p.m. at Proctor Art Gallery, 3811 N. 26th St. Learn more about Cullen at http://jdcstoryteller.blogspot.com.
Come join the Asian Pacific Islander Student Union (APISU) for Bollywood Night on Friday, May 3 from 7-10 p.m. in Longshoreman's Hall at UW Tacoma. The night will be comprised of a dance featuring Bollywood music and a henna artist. Tickets $5 for both students and non-students.
MUSIC, ART & SPAGHETTI
You can pig out in support of this year's Music & Art at Wright Park on May 9. From 4-8 p.m., Louie G's Pizza, 5219 Pacific Highway E., in Fife, will offer all-you-can-eat spaghetti for 10 bucks, with proceeds benefitting Tacoma's annual D.I.Y. music festival, which Tacoma Weekly will co-sponsor on Aug. 10 at Wright Park this year. The event will also feature acoustic performances and is open to all ages. Visit http://www.sites.google.com/site/mawpfestival for more info on donating to the cause.
REMEMBERING PAULA JOHNSON
Those who were lucky enough to know Tacoma art maven Paula Johnson are invited to share in a celebration of her life on May 5, 12:30 p.m. at Asia Pacific Cultural Center, 4851 South Tacoma Way. There will be music, photos, family, friends and more. If you have a special picture of Paula, or you with Paula, please bring a copy to leave in a special keepsake box the family is putting together. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or (360)229-0915.