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Tacoma Youth Theater presents this uplifting holiday ghost story in Dickens’ original language. This is a great opportunity to introduce young children to both live theater and Dickens’ holiday classic – and all tickets are pay-what-you-can. Performances are only 45 minutes long and entirely staged by young artists ages 5-15. Dec. 20, 21 and 23 at 3 p.m. and Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. Info: (253) 677-0531 or


Northwest Repertory Singers, a most outstanding and revered vocal ensemble, performs stirring choral music for their annual Christmas Program featuring solo hand bell ringer Malia Johnson; harpist Catherine Barrett; Shannon Spicciati on oboe; and Tom Walworth on cello (Kleenex provided). Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. Artistic Director Paul Schultz will give half-hour pre-concert lectures before each performance – at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15 and 2 p.m. Dec. 16. Be sure to bring food donations to the concert for the Proctor District FISH food bank. Mason United Methodist Church, 2710 N. Madison St. Info:


Legendary Maui musician Willie K returns to the Emerald Queen Casino I-5 Showroom on Dec. 15, 8 p.m. Celebrate the holidays aloha-style courtesy of this Native Hawaiian entertainer with deep ohana roots, extensive vocal range, ukulele and guitar player extraordinaire. A Willie K Christmas concert will transcend you through time, sound and emotions with songs of Christmas past and present, traditional to originals and all time holiday favorites! Bring the ohana, invite a friend or bring your special someone. Info:


"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" takes to the stage at the Lakewood Playhouse at 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 24.In this hilarious Christmas tale, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids – probably the most inventively awful kids in history. What ensues is just plain fun. Tickets $15. Info: (253) 588-0042 or visiting


Superstar DJ Donald Glaude – a guy ranked in the top 100 DJs by England's DJ Mag – will be back in his hometown with what is being billed as his “birthday tour” on Dec. 21. This evening of high-energy dance tunes will also bring Tommie Sunshine to Jazzbones, 2803 6th Ave., Tacoma. The fun starts at 8 p.m., tickets are $15 and you must be 21 or older to attend. Info: (253) 396-9169 or online at  


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