Tacoma funk/rap/hip hop artist and vice-president of Tre'dmark Music Q-Dot (Quincy Henry) will hold free StoryLab Workshops for teens 13-20 from 4-7 p.m. on Jan. 19, Feb. 2 and 16 and March 1 in the Olympic Room at the main Tacoma Public Library. Funded through a grant from the Paul G. Allen Foundation, the workshop will focus on the poetry, the beats, the words and the rhymes, the business, finding your voice and keeping it real, putting it out there, getting it heard, making it sizzle and making it work. Registration required. Call (253) 292-2001 ext. 1795 or register online at www.tacomapubliclibrary.org.
Dockyard Derby Dames with open their sixth season with a bout Jan. 21 at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom. The double-header will pit the Marauding Mollys against the Trampires and the Hellbound Homewreckers against the Femme Fianna. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door or $12 online through Brown Paper Tickets.
Tacoma Symphony Orchestra will offer a Family Concert at 3 p.m. on Jan 21 at Urban Grace Church. The concert will feature Sergei Prokofiev's beloved "Peter and the Wolf," narrated by Broadway Center for the Performing Art's David Fischer. Tickets are $5 for children and $7 for adults – www.broadwaycenter.org.
The latest in the sinfully funny series, Sister is now offering lessons on the sacraments of marriage and last rites, including a wacky version of "The Newlywed Game." Classroom participation is a must, so bring along your sweetie and your sense of humor for a session with the feistiest couples counselor around. This show is couples therapy from a stand-up comic…oops, Catholic nun. Enjoy the lighter side of relationships! Performances take place at Theatre on the Square on Jan 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7:30 p.m., and Jan. 28-29 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $39. Info: www.broadwaycenter.org.
Proctor Art Gallery (3811 N. 26th St.) will be celebrating its third birthday on Jan. 28 from 1-5 p.m. Come help celebrate three successful years in business and supporting local artists – sales and specials on artwork, miniatures and small paintings, refreshments, entertainment, door prizes – plus the works of artists Andrea Greenfield (watercolor paintings) and Carol Stockdale (works in fused glass). Visit www.proctorartgallery.com.