Thursday, July 20, 2017 This Week's Paper

The Things We Like


Pearl Jam released details for the band's next album last week. “Lightning Bolt” will be in stores on Oct. 14, but anxious fans can already reserve a copy through the band's fan site ( or iTunes. The band also released its tour itinerary, which includes a Dec. 6 stop at KeyArena. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster beginning 10 a.m. on July 27, with most going for $65.50.


Pierce County Parks and Recreation is offering weeklong morning camps for beginning dancers ages 6-11 and during the afternoon for kids ages 9-15 with some dance skills. The camp will be held Aug. 5-9 at Sprinker Recreation Center, 14825 S. C St. in Parkland. The fee for the beginner morning session is $60 and the afternoon session for a fee of $75. For more information or to register call Pierce County Parks and Recreation at (253) 798-4000 or


“Pirates of Penzance” will be presented July 26-Aug. 3 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1102 S. Pearl St. This timeless and hysterical family-friendly comedy by Gilbert & Sullivan features singing, dancing (including tap and the Samoan Haka dance), sword fights and loads of laughs. A pirate ship with shooting cannons makes a grand entrance at the top of the show and is supplemented by a beautifully painted set, costumes and humor appropriate for the whole family. This production directed by Erin Guinup includes a live orchestra of superb musicians and features 40 actors from throughout the Puget Sound area. Admission is free and seating is on a first-come basis. Performances will be held on July 26, 27 and Aug. 1, 2, 3 at 7 p.m. and on July 27 and Aug. 3 at 3 p.m.


Women’s walking meditation seeks to create self-awareness and self-love through connection with the Earth and each other. Walks happen every Saturday beginning June 22 from 8-9 a.m. at a nature area in Tacoma. Info: or call (253) 973-2218.


Studio 6 Ballroom is heating up for Latin Nights. Grab a partner or come stag for 8:30 p.m. drop-in lessons in Merengue, Bachata and Salsa, then open dancing starts at 9:30 p.m. DJ music (requests taken), full club lights and disco balls, Bose sound system. Dance is $5, add the lesson for only $5 more! Studio 6 is located at 2608 6th Ave. Visit or or (253) 905-5301.