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‘CHICAGO’

Don't miss the national tour kick-off of “Chicago” starring John O'Hurley from "Dancing with the Stars" and "Seinfeld" – Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at Pantages Theater. The sensational tale of sin, corruption and all that jazz has everything that makes Broadway great: knockout dancing, a ripped-from-the-headlines story about fame and scandal, and one show-stopping song after another. No wonder Chicago has been honored with six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations. Visit http://www.broadwaycenter.org.

POTTERY SALE

The annual ‘D’ Street pottery sale happens Aug. 23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Aug. 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 717 N. ‘D’ St., Stadium District. Featuring the works of 11 local potters, the selection includes their new and past works of finely crafted, one of a kind pottery, and a seconds sale.

AMERICAN VINYL

SPIN is a celebration of American Music at B2 Fine Art Gallery and also commemorates the gallery’s third anniversary. The exhibition is a two-part series: SPIN I is a retrospective of the American album that explores the historical path of American musical genres beginning with gospel, blues, folk and country. SPIN II follows in summer 2014 covering jazz, rock and contemporary musical genres. The collection will include a number of visual artist interpretations of musicians, photography, vinyl to buy, sell and trade, gallery talks and musical performances. B2 is located at 711 St. Helens Ave.

BUSCH’S REUNION

During the Fabulous ’50s, Busch’s Drive-In on South Tacoma Way had the largest public parking lot of any drive-in north of San Francisco. It was the place to be for all ages to hang out as carhops brought the great food and the jukebox played all the favorites of the era. On Aug. 25, a reunion of car enthusiasts from that golden era will take place at Griot’s Garage, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open to the public and all special interest vehicles. Registration is $15 and includes a dash plaque and two ’50s DVDs – “Don’t Knock Rock” and “The James Dean Story.” A special meeting will be held at 10 a.m. at Griot’s concerning a future event that will impact Tacoma and its automobile history. Call Walt Kaplin at (253) 858-8739.

CINDY THE MUSICAL

Lakewood Playhouse presents “Cindy: The Musical” Aug. 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 25 at 2 p.m. Tickets are just $10. A very contemporary re-working of “Cinderella,” Cindy is a downtrodden girl who wants to sing and be onstage, as her school faces closure unless money can be raised to save it. Great songs, humor and fun for the whole family. Visit http://www.lakewoodplayhouse.org.

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