Wednesday, June 28, 2017 This Week's Paper

The Things We Like


"Singing the Diaphragm Blues" is a compelling comedy-drama about chickens, diaphragms and female sexuality. Directed by Dale Westgaard and written and performed by Rebecca Lea McCarthy, the play is based on the book “Writing the Diaphragm Blues and Other Sexual Cacophonies.” "Singing the Diaphragm Blues" offers a critical and humorous investigation of female sexuality, from childhood to menopause. Plays March 13-15, 8 p.m., at 4th Wall Players, 15019 Meridian E., #A, in Puyallup. Tickets are $10.50 at the door and at Info: (253) 229-9741. Visit


Elliot Weiner, local playwright, will be presenting a world premier performance of his one act play “What About Grandma?” as a performance to benefit the Tacoma Humane Society's Cinderella Program for Spay and Neuter as well as the Northwest Spay and Neuter CFOUFS. Classified as a "slightly dark comedy," “What About Grandma? shows the lengths one feisty grandmother will go to ensure the happiness and safety of those near and dear to her. Plays Friday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door on a donation bases. Info:


Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 3315 S. 19th St. in Tacoma, will host the very entertaining eight-piece bluegrass group Gospel Opry for a free, all-ages concert on Feb. 21 starting at 7 p.m. A reception with the band will follow in the social hall. Hailing from Port Townsend, Gospel Opry takes the Grand Ol' Opry and adds a gospel flare.If you like good gospel music, hand clapping, and a good time, you'll want to be here. The band includes local artists such as JJ Jenkins, Jon Parry on fiddle, Bill Wolfe on pedal steel, Jack Reid and many others Info: (253) 383-5515.


Proctor Art Gallery is cooking up a different kind of Tea Party where, instead of politics being the order of the day, it will be a “Let Them Eat Cake Tea Party” with a Downton Abbey theme on Feb. 22, 2-6 p.m. Wear your Downton Abbey attire or jewelry for an extra bonus and fun. Peruse the gallery’s beautiful jewelry and art and be there for the drawing at 3 p.m. 3811 N. 26th St. Visit


Multiple Grammy Award winner Howard Levy will be the University of Puget Sound Jazz Band's guest artist on Wednesday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Schneebeck Concert Hall on campus. Equally at home with jazz, classical music, rock, folk, Latin, and world music, Levy brings a fresh lyrical approach to whatever he plays, making him a favorite with audiences worldwide. Tickets are $9 and can be ordered online at or by calling Wheelock Information Center at (253) 879-6013.