Wednesday, June 28, 2017 This Week's Paper

The Things We Like


Tacoma Little Theatre starts 2014 with Harper Lee’s literary classic “To Kill a Mockingbird” brought to life on stage. Runs Friday, Jan. 24 until Sunday, Feb. 9. Friday and Saturday showings are at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. This show is recommended for all ages. Info:


B2 Fine Art Gallery and venue host partner UW-Tacoma present VERB featuring a 20-minute talk about the Northwest modern art movement by Deloris Tarzan Ament, followed by a panel discussion “Northwest Modern Art Movement – A Relevance Remembered : Zoe Dusanne (1884-1972) with authors/art critics Matthew Kangas and Deloris Tarzan Ament, researcher Patricia Svoboda and B2 curator Gary Boone. Jan. 18, 1-3 p.m., $10 general admission, $5 for students w/ID, at UW-Tacoma William W. Philip Hall, 1918 Pacific Ave. RSVP and tickets available at


The 31st annual Tacoma Home & Garden Show features over 750 exhibitors, gardening rebel “The Renegade Gardener,” the colorful Vintage Market, spectacular gardens, around-the-clock “how-to” seminars and more, Jan. 23-26 at the Tacoma Dome. This year’s show is a “one-stop” opportunity to meet exhibitors providing a wide range of products and services for the home and garden. Show hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Info:


Take a dip in the icy waters at Owen Beach in Pt. Defiance Park on Feb. 22 and be a part of the “coolest” event of the year. Join the fun, help raise funds and win prizes all in support of Special Olympics Washington. All proceeds collected by plungers benefit Special Olympics Washington and the 10,000 athletes across the state. Each individual must reach the fundraising minimum of $75 to participate. Contact: Mary Do at or (206) 362-4949.


The next Art+Science Salon in Tacoma will present a talk by David Craig, professor of biology, and Andries Fourie, associate professor of art, a Willamette University team who created an art exhibit based on their research of the people and ecology in the Cacadu region of South Africa. The talk will take place on Jan. 23 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., followed by mingle time, at Kittredge Art Gallery on the University of Puget Sound campus.