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Downtown On the Go will be holding a free walking event in Tacoma’s Brewery District on April 20 at noon. Walkers can choose from a “history walk” led by local historian Michael Sullivan or a “power walk” led by Janet Bissell with Metro Parks. The walks, sponsored by AHBL, are 1.79 miles in length and will start at the Swiss Building on S. 19th St. and Jefferson Ave. There is no pre-registration necessary, simply join up at the meeting spot. For more information on the full Walk Tacoma Series, visit www.downtownonthego.org.
Shut the doors on the rain and take a seat. It will be all light, color, music and fun at the annual Spring Lu
au at University of Puget Sound on April 21. Luau dinner 5-7 p.m. in Wheelock Student Center and lu`au show with traditional costumes and dance at 8 p.m. in Memorial Fieldhouse, N. 11th St. and Union Avenue. Purchase tickets at the door or order at http://tickets.pugetsound.edu.
Fresh on the heels of many large meals, the talent-stuffed Dina Martina makes her debut at Tacoma Art Museum on April 26, 6 p.m. If you've never had the opportunity to see her perform, get your tickets now to witness the one and only Miss Dina Martina, live and in-person, with her side-splitting stories, hysterically funny songs, eye-splitting costumes, and excruciatingly hilarious videos. Tickets $20 includes museum admission; $10 for members. Purchase tickets at https://ticketing.tacomaartmuseum.org. Sponsored by the Telephone Room Gallery.
SPRING DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA
Tacoma City Ballet’s showcase of the original dance “Spring Dance Extravaganza” will be performed this weekend at Broadway Center’s Theatre on the Square. Performances are April 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. With seven original ballets, Spring Dance Extravaganza” is a remarkable showcase of dance. This terrific evening includes live music and features original and dynamic dance pieces that span traditional and contemporary styles with something for everyone. Tickets, $24, are on sale now through the Broadway Center Box Office at (253) 591-5894.
Wayzgoose is an extravaganza of letterpress and book arts all happening on one day, centered in one bookstore, spilling out onto the street, and featuring non-stop hands-on entertainment for all ages. Produced by sweet pea Flaherty of King's Bookstore and letterpress printer Jessica Spring, this free event is your chance to meet local printers and view their wares, hand-print your own keepsakes, make paper and paper creations, create letterpress magnetic poetry, and – returning for the fifth year – steamroller printing! April 22, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at King's Bookstore, 218 St. Helens Ave.
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