Mental Itch Music Group has announced that The Approach will release their self-titled CD on Nov.16 at Jazzbones. The band’s self-proclaimed influences of hip hop, reggae, metal and ska make up their reggae sound. Currently ranked #3 on Reverbnation for Tacoma, The Approach is made up of brothers Joseph and Jeremy Abarca, Brett Bailie and Sam Morrow. They’ll bring in great Tacoma bands Vividal and Mighty High as support to build this out as one monster show. 8 p.m., $10 at the door.
PROCTOR ART GALLERY
In conjunction with Art at Work Month, Proctor Art Gallery (3811 N. 26th St.) is hosting a showcase exhibition by the Stadium High School Young Creative, a collective of vibrant, imaginative and productive young artists. Their works include both 2D and 3D work with drawing, printmaking, painting, graphic design, photography, ceramics and glass. They are offering the work for sale and introducing the opportunity to purchase affordable, accessible art. A special reception will be held in conjunction with Art Mingle on Nov. 21, 5:30-8 p.m.
Pacific Lutheran University will host Empty Bowls on Nov. 13, 4-6 p.m. Purchase a bowl of soup and help fill all the empty bowls in the world. Your contribution feeds local, hungry people. $10 includes handmade bowl and bottomless soup. All proceeds donated to the Trinity Lutheran Church food banks. Tickets are limited and can be purchased at Old Main Market in the Anderson University Center. Visit http://www.emptybowls.net.
PAUL SIMON & STING
Paul Simon and Sting will headline Seattle's KeyArena on Feb. 19, and tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Nov. 18, Live Nation announced. Simon and Sting - who have been friends for years – will perform together onstage, but also play separate sets that include some of their biggest hits. The listed price range is $40 to $250, plus applicable service charges. A special Live Nation “pre-sale” event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 15, with details available at here.
‘PRIDE & PREJUDICE’
Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s classic romance “Pride & Prejudice” at Lakewood Playhouse. Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich and proud Mr. Darcy, but Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can they overcome their own pride and prejudice? Plays through Dec. 1, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Get tickets at (253) 588-0042 or online at http://www.lakewoodplayhouse.org.