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Tacoma Concert Band will present a rare opportunity to see and hear Pat Sheridan, America’s finest tuba virtuoso, at the Pantages Theater, Nov. 24 at 2:30 p.m. He not only plays his instrument brilliantly, but he entertains his audience with humor and musical hi-jinx. (His dazzling “Flight of the Tuba Bee” is not to be missed.) In addition, the band will play a full program of popular and classical works. Tickets start at $16, with substantial discounts for seniors, students, and military personnel. Group ticket rates are also available. Visit


The one time only, sneak preview walk-through Fantasy Lights will be held on Nov. 24 between 5-7 p.m. at Spanaway Park, starting and finishing at the Sprinker Recreation Center parking lot, 14824 S. ‘C’ St. in Parkland. The fee for the walk is $4 per person or $12 for a family of 4 – ages 3 and younger are free. This is the only time to walk, prior to the start of the drive-through event, which begins on Thanksgiving. For more information, go to


Winnipeg-based Fubuki Daiko (foo-boo-key die-ko) reinvents traditional Japanese drumming. In ancient Japan, Taiko drums were used to frighten invaders, inspire troops in battle and call the gods. For the past 18 years, Fubuki Daiko has catapulted Japanese Taiko drumming into the 21st century with an eclectic experience that is part martial arts athleticism, part dance and all rhythm. Their University of Puget Sound performance Nov. 19 is their exclusive West Coast stop, 7:30 p.m. at Schneebeck Concert Hall. Advance tickets $12 at the UPS Information Center or order online at


Tacoma’s Franciscan Polar Plaza ice skating rink opens on Nov. 22 for its third year at 17th and Pacific Ave. There will be live music every Saturday night from 7-9 p.m., an appearance by the Seattle Thunderbirds on Nov. 24, and more. Visit for hours, ticket prices and more information.


Erin Guinup presents her new one-woman show, “The Ladies of Lyric and Song,” on Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Puget Sound’s Schneebeck Concert Hall. This performance is free to the public.

“The Ladies of Lyric and Song” is a musical reflection on the ground-breaking female composers and lyricists of the American Musical Theater; a unique concert experience incorporating theatrical elements, fascinating stories and a wide variety of songs. The history of 100 years of musical theater is traced through the words and music of the women who helped shape it.


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