Thursday, June 22, 2017 This Week's Paper

The Things We Like


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:


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


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.


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 for more info on donating to the cause. 


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: or (360)229-0915.