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  • SHAKESPEARE’S STAR WARS “Sheakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope” will be staged by Tacoma's own Propbox Theatre Group at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19


“Sheakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope” will be staged by Tacoma's own Propbox Theatre Group at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the main branch of the Tacoma Public Library and again at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Knights of Pythias Temple at 926 Broadway. Both performances of the show are free and open to the public, however donations will be accepted on Sunday. All proceeds from this hilarious comedy will benefit My Sister's Pantry (an all volunteer food bank). Info:


“To be, or not to be, that is the question.” This performance is the first production of “Hamlet” in The Acting Company’s 40-year history. The play dramatizes Prince Hamlet’s quest for revenge for his father’s murder, setting him on a journey that will force him to face his personal mortality. It vividly portrays overwhelming grief and rage while exploring themes of danger, revenge and moral corruption. Plays Oct. 25, 26 and 27 at Theatre on the Square. Info:


La Familia Valera Miranda, six musicians from the Oriente region of Cuba, will perform Cuban “Son” music at University of Puget Sound on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m., just before National Hispanic Heritage Month draws to a close. The concert will be in Kilworth Memorial Chapel. Oriente, near Haiti and Jamaica, is a region where the dominant musical form, son cubano, differs from that of the capital Havana. Son reflects Cuba’s Hispanic culture through its instruments: the guitar, double bass, and the tres, a guitar with three double strings. The music also reflects Cuba’s African heritage through the call and response style of the songs. Order tickets online at or call 253.879.6013. Admission is $12 for the general public.


Now on view in Pacific Lutheran University’s University Gallery is “Paintings by David Roholt,” an exhibit featuring a local artist who reinvents images using painterly processes. Roholt’s work has been widely distributed to the PLU and SOAC community on the cover of the 2013-2014 SOAC brochures. A key component of Roholt’s imagery includes a juxtaposition of abstracted elements to more relatable forms. Roholt’s largest body of work explores how identifiable details can be pushed and pulled between clarity and ambiguity. The exhibition will feature more than 30 pieces of work and will be on view until Nov. 13.


Hurry and don’t miss a special free screening of “Hotel Transylvania” at the Grand Cinema this Saturday, Oct. 19.  Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the movie will begin at 10. For more information visit and click on events or call (253) 572-6062. 


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