TREAT MOM TO DINNER AND MUSIC
May 8 is Mothers Day, and there is something special for her on 6th Avenue. Numerous restaurants and venues are participating in this month’s Progressive Dinner event including Pastiche Wine Bar and Caffe Dei. Come with mom, the family, friends or stag, have a bite to eat then head over to Studio 6 Ballroom where Maia Santell & House Blend will be kickin’ out the jams for your dancing enjoyment.
Tickets (includes all food and entertainment) are $35 in advance, and day-of tickets are $45 (space permitting, as this event often sells out). Get tickets online at Studio6Ballroom.com/progressive_dinner.htm or inperson at Studio 6 (2608 6th Ave.). Three start times to choose from: 3:30, 4:30, or 5:30 p.m.
FASHION NIGHT OUT TACOMA
Four different Tacoma boutiques – London Couture, Anew Thyme, Chelsea Berry Designs and A Little Touch of Magick – will be showing fashion looks at “Fashion Night Out Tacoma,” May 13 at 746 Broadway (London Couture's new store that will open the day after the show). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/168225.
RETURN OF THE GOLDFISH
After a three-week hiatus prompted by a furious letter-writing campaign by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the Harmon Taproom has brought back the ever-popular weekly goldfish races. New races will have stricter rules (limited handling by a gloved staff person and a “no swallowing” policy, among other things). The races restarted May 3, and will run indefinitely every Tuesday from 8:30-11:30 p.m. Harmon Taproom: 204 St. Helens Ave. (253) 666-6463.
Tim Wise, author of “Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics & the Retreat from Racial Equality,” will speak at the University of Washington-Tacoma on May 11 at 6:30 p.m. The event will be in William W. Philip Hall. Cost for non-students is $10. A question and answer session will follow Wise’s talk. For more information contact Shanna Kinzel at email@example.com.
BOOGIE 4 THE KID
Grace Bishop Hamilton is 2 ½ years old and fighting cancer. Her family and friends are asking for the community to help by attending “Boogie 4 The Kid” at North Shore Golf & Country Club (4101 North Shore Blvd. N.E.) on May 14, 7:30-11 p.m. Featuring: Nick Nicolas & In the House with special guests. Cover is $10 with some great silent auction items to bid on. All proceeds will go to benefit Grace. For more info, and to donate silent auction items, contact Dancin’ Man at (253) 952-4900; and visit www.boogie4thecure.webs.com.