Treat your favorite mom to a unique Mother's Day treat at Tacoma Art Museum on May 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy a delicious brunch buffet, a free family photo, unique gifts and a chance to peruse the “HIDE/SEEK” galleries with co-curator Dr. Jonathan D. Katz. Brunch: $30 ($25 for members) includes museum admission, tax, and tip. Guided tours: $10 per person ($5 members). Reserve your spot online at http://www.tacomaartmuseum.org or call (253) 272-4258, x 3017.
“Cinderella,” presented by DASH Center for the Arts, promises to be a highlight of Tacoma’s 2012 theater season. Featuring a cast of 40, the show will include warmth and romance, lots of laughs, and the types of amazing song, music and dance that the Center has become known for. one weekend only – April 27 at 7:30 p.m.; April 28 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and April 29 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – at Mt. Tahoma High School Theatre, 4634 S. 74th St. Tickets are $10 and $15, available at www.thedashcenter.org or by calling (253) 507-9466.
Experience Tacoma Concert Band’s “Symphonic Blockbusters,” a dazzling season finale featuring renowned flute virtuoso Jim Walker, on April 28, 7:30 p.m. at Pantages Theater. Walker is one of the most sought-after flutists in the world, for both concert and studio performance. He is equally at home with a symphony orchestra, a jazz ensemble, or a concert band, as principal flutist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic or a member of his acclaimed jazz quartet Free Flight. Tickets begin at $16, with substantial discounts for seniors, students and military personnel. Purchase from the Broadway Center Box Office or call (253) 591-5894.
Tacoma Philharmonic presents Edgar Meyer, Master of the Double Bass, for a show at Pantages Theater at 7:30 p.m. on April 27. This three-time Grammy Award winner has won remarkable acclaim both for the music he has written and for an inexhaustible variety of recordings and live performances with everyone from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to Garth Brooks, James Taylor, and Yo-Yo Ma. In this solo recital he will play classical music in Act I and contemporary with bluegrass in Act II. Tickets are $22, $32, $42 and $59.
Slack key legend Keola Beamer and twice Grammy-nominated Hawaiian songstress Raiatea Helm transcend the Hawaiian music genre by incorporating ancient Hawaiian musical instruments into inventive arrangements. Beamer’s career as a world-renowned guitarist spans more than 30 years, while at 25, Raiatea has received every major music award in the Hawaiian Islands, as well as national recognition as a Billboard World Chart recording artist. They perform at Rialto Theater on April 27. A pre-show lecture is at 6:30 p.m. and music starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $29 and $49.