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Cellist Micaela Cooley, chefs from east of the mountains, a drawing for a handmade Tom Karlin chair and more are on tap for a fundraiser for Tacoma Catholic Worker, a small, local organization serving the homeless and marginalized of Tacoma, and Guadalupe House of Hospitality. No tickets or reservations needed, as free will donation will be welcomed at the door. April 6, 6 p.m. at Holy Cross Parish Hall, located at 5510 N. 44th St. Have auction items to donate? Call Nora at (253) 359-4091 or Peter at (253) 226-9605. Not able to make it? Make donation through PayPal at


The word “legend” usually makes an appearance at some point when discussing Merle Haggard. It is an acknowledgment of his artistry and his standing as “the poet of the common man.” It is a tribute to his incredible commercial success and to the lasting mark he has made, not just on country music but on American music as a whole. He plays at the Emerald Queen Casino I-5 Showroom on April 5, 8:30 p.m. 21 and over only. Get tickets at


Join in the fun and experience 29 talented young actors, ages 5-17, as they present two classic stories: William Shakespeare's “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and the Grimm brothers' classic “Snow White.” All shows are under 60 minutes – perfect as an introduction to theater or Shakespeare. Tickets are by donation – pay what you can – as part of an ongoing fundraiser in support of the theater’s mission. March 24, 3 p.m. at the Center For Spiritual Living, 206 N. ‘J’ St. Tickets available at the door, or by calling (253) 677-0531.


Do you enjoy having urban green spaces where you can experience nature without leaving the city? Do you want urban green spaces to stay healthy for our kids? If you are interested in learning how you can be a part of restoring and maintaining Tacoma’s green space, sign up for a free habitat steward orientation on March 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Metro Parks Headquarters, 4702 S. 19th St. Info: or (253) 383-7245.


Live Nation has released details for the sixth annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which will bring Rob Zombie, Mastodon, Five Finger Death Punch, Amon Amarth and many more heavy-metal bands to four stages at Auburn's White River Amphitheatre on July 3. Tickets go on sale at noon on March 22, with $20 lawn tickets available for the first 72 hours. Find the most up-to-date info at


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