POTTERY AND ART SALE
Support students at Tacoma Community College as they hold a sale of their work. A portion of the proceeds will go to support the F. Carlton Ball Scholarship fund, which has helped many students over the years follow their dreams and complete their education. Sale runs Dec. 12, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Dec. 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at TCC, 6501 S. 19th St., in the Senate Room, Building 11. Info: (253) 566-5346.
BIG BAND CHRISTMAS
Rich Wetzel and his expanded Groovin’ Higher Orchestra will be performing music from one of the greatest holiday jazz albums of all time, "A Stan Kenton Christmas," and other holiday jazz greats by Tom Kubis and more. Bring your friends and family to this wonderful all ages and beautiful holiday music show at Tacoma Community College on Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15 advance or $20 at the door at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/499704 or 1 (800) 838-3006.
MUSIC FROM PLANET COOL
Good Mojo Records has released the full length, all original CD, “Music from Planet Cool,” available for digital download and pre-order just in time for the holiday season. The public is invited to the CD release party on Dec. 8, 1-2:30 p.m., at Gibson’s Frozen Yogurt, 8 Tacoma Ave. The 10-track CD is an accompaniment to the series of books from Tacoma-based publishers, Max 'n Me Studio, called the Magic Friendship Series. The CD is available as a single unit, or as a package with the books, creating the foundation of a library that will continue to expand over the next year. Visit http://www.maxnmestudio.com.
‘IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE’
Now playing at Tacoma Little Theatre through Dec. 22 – “It’s A Wonderful Life.” Bring the family and enjoy the saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty. George's guardian angel must descend on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him, by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born, that has been, after all, a wonderful life. Plays Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2. Tickets $22 and $15 at (253) 272-2281 or http://www.tacomalittletheatre.com.
LET IT SNOW
Start your winter festivities off right with a free community festival at Tacoma Art Museum on Dec. 8, 10 a.m. Try your hand at printmaking and create a holiday card for family and friends. Get some of your holiday shopping done at the Museum Store, take a break with some cocoa in Relish Cafe, or walk across the street to ice skate at Franciscan Polar Plaza, and more. Info: http://www.tacomaartmuseum.org.