NWCZ Radio has teamed up with the Harmon Taproom for a new monthly music showcase. Starting May 17, NWCZ will host live shows featuring some of the hottest talent from around the region at the Taproom’s Underground showroom, 204 S. Helens Ave., in Tacoma. From then on, NWCZ Radio will host the third Friday of each month. Meanwhile, you can hear lots of the bands that will be playing online at http://www.nwczradio.com.
Japanese violinist Mayuko Kamio, the gold medalist of the 2007 International Tchaikovsky Competition, performs with the Northwest Sinfonietta on May 11 at Temple Theater, 7:30 p.m. Widely praised for her luxurious silken tone, long expressive phrasing and virtuoso techniques, Kamio began to play the violin at the age of four and made her concerto debut in Tokyo at the age of 10. Northwest Sinfonietta is a highly acclaimed professional chamber orchestra consisting of 35 virtuoso musicians performing a full season of classical music concerts. Ticket prices range from $27-55. For reserved seating: visit http://www.nwsinfonietta.org.
MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH
Treat your mother to a memorable Mother’s Day at Tacoma Art Museum, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy a delicious brunch, tour the exhibitions, receive a free family photo and purchase unique gifts at the Museum Store. Cost for brunch: $20 ($25 for non-members), includes museum admission, tax and gratuity. Children 5 years old and under receive free admission. Reserve your seat by calling (253) 272-4258 x3017 or buy tickets at http://www.tacomaartmuseum.org.
MAYFEST WITH MOM
With Lakewold Gardens now in May’s vivid color show, don’t miss Lakewold’s MayFest, which continues through May 12 (Mother’s Day). Enjoy a floral arrangement display from Ikebana International #147, artwork exhibited by Lakewood Arts Commission and multi-medium artist Lorie Bennett, a historical and events exhibit of Lakewold, a display by the Olympia Weavers Guild, and a variety of musical performances. Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Standard admission fees apply, but all activities (with exception of Mother’s Day Brunch) are free to Lakewold members. For more information contact Diane Thomas at (253) 584-4106, x100.
Pop star Justin Timberlake has announced that his 20/20 Experience World Tour makes its way to Seattle's KeyArena on Jan. 17. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. May 17, with prices ranging from $45 to $175, plus applicable service charges. But MasterCard cardholders will get first crack at tickets thanks to a special “pre-sale” that begins at 10 a.m. May 13. Timberlake dropped his third chart-topping solo album, “The 20/20 Experience,” in March, and that disc's sequel will be on shelves by the time he hits the road. “The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)” is due on Sept. 30.