RIDE AROUND PUGET SOUND
This weekend bicycle tour around the South Sound is exceptional in many ways. RAPSody has hot calzones and cold yogurt parfaits, 30 miles of paved trails, classic Northwest scenery and friendly small towns – plus cyclists doing the chicken dance to live music. RAPSody starts and ends in Tacoma with an overnight in Shelton. The 170-mile event is by bicyclists for bicycling – five bike clubs organize the event and donate all proceeds to the Bicycle Alliance of Washington’s advocacy and education programs. Cost of this fully-supported ride is $85 through July 15, then $95 until registration closes on Aug. 17. For more information, visit www.rapsodybikeride.com or call tel:253-857-5658.
KANDLE PARK WAVE POOL
The grand opening of the new wave pool at Kandle Park will be on June 23, with festivities starting at 11:30 a.m. Groove to the sounds of live Caribbean music while you splash, bob and play in the pool. It features a gradual beach-like entry that makes it easy for everyone to access and enjoy. Admission is free on opening day. The first 250 guests will receive a coupon to the Shark Shack for their choice of a hot dog or turkey dog, or an orange and bottled water. The park is located at 5302 N. 26th St.
LIFE REFLECTIONS CONCERT
A concert with a mix of classical and modern works for piano, soprano and flute will be performed by the Community Music Department at the University of Puget Sound on June 23 at 4 p.m. The free concert will take place in Schneebeck Concert Hall on campus. The concert will feature UPS faculty member Timothy Strong on piano and guests artists Karen Oleson singing soprano and Pamela Ryker on flute. The performance will include works by Norwegian composer and pianist Edvard Grieg, America’s much-loved George Gershwin, leading German stage musical composer Kurt Weill, Argentine classical composer Alberto Ginastera, Ukrainian jazz pianist and composer Nikolai Kapustin and a selection of local composers. Info: call (253) 879-3575 or visit
MCCUBBIN AT MOG
Visiting artist Sally McCubbin will discuss her art and career during a conversation and slide presentation at Museum of Glass. It will be at 2 p.m. on June 24 in the Hot Shop.
PAUL STANKARD EXHIBIT
“Beauty Beyond Nature” presents more than 70 of Paul Stankard’s intricately flame-worked still-life sculptures encased in clear crystal from the Robert M. Minkoff Collection. The collection spans more than 40 years of Stankard’s career, from his earliest attempts at paperweights in 1969 to a monumental eight-inch “Honeybee Swarm Orb” commissioned for this exhibition in 2010. It is at Museum of Glass through July 1.