ROCK US, AMADEUS!
Pacific Lutheran University will present its production of the Tony Award-winning play “Amadeus” at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the school's Eastvold Auditorium. The play, directed by Jeff Clapp, is set in the court of Austrian Emperor Josef and revolves around composer Antonio Salieri and his jealousy of the greatest musical prodigy of his time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The show contains sexual innuendo and strong language and is intended for mature audiences. Tickets are $3 to $8. To learn more, search for “Amadeus” at www.eventbrite.com.
Northwest Carvers Association invites the general public to attend its 36th annual “Artistry in Wood" Juried Show & Sale which will kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Waller Road Grange, 2708 64th St. E. On hand will be featured artist James Collins, a juried carving gallery with ribbons and cash rewards, free demo s, raffles, an auction and more. Tickets are $7, which is good for both days, and admission is free for children 12 and under. Learn more online at www.woodcarvers.org.
BIRD'S THE WORD
Internationally-renowned glass creations from Finland’s glass giant Iittala will be on display during Bird Lovers' Weekend, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 21-23, at Tacoma's Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St. Finnish master glassblowers Helena Welling and Juha Saarikko will create glass birds designed by the legendary Professor Oiva Toikka in the MOG Hot Shop and more than 30 birds designed by Professor Toikka will also be included in a Grand Hall display, which is curated and designed in collaboration with Tahoma Audubon. Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 to $15 for most visitors ages 6 and older, $1 for EBT card holders and free for children under the age of 5; www.museumofglass.org.
In celebration of Tacoma Arts Month, a complimentary “Cars as Art” scavenger hunt will be available at the ticketing counter of LeMay America's Car Museum, 2702 E. D St. This family-friendly activity encourages visitors to view automobiles as rolling sculptures and employ visual thinking strategies to answer questions about each featured vehicle. The LeMay Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and admission is $10 to $18 for ages 6 and up, free for children ages 5 and younger. Learn more at www.americascarmuseum.org.
The 34th annual Holiday Food & Gift Festival will be held through Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D St. There will be 550 booths of art, crafts, specialty foods and unique gifts. An “Artists in Action” area, “Cooking For The Holidays” culinary demonstrations, festive entertainment and pictures with Santa under the 45-foot hanging Christmas tree all add to this fun shopping experience. Tickets are $13.50 and are good for the entire festival. Find them online at www.ticketmaster.com.