The Things We Like

‘TREASURE ISLAND’

For the first time ever, the Lakewood Playhouse LIT program and Metro Parks Theatre program will combine resources for Treasure Island Spring Break Camp for all students between the ages of 9 and 18 interested in theatre. No experience is necessary for beginning and veteran actors alike. Students will take part in the entire production process to stage “Treasure Island,” including auditions, tech rehearsal, dress rehearsal, and finally a performance at the end of the week-long camp. Camp runs from March 31 to April 4 and takes place every day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lakewood Playhouse. Fee is $199, scholarship opportunities available. Register at Metro Parks customer service at (253) 305-1022, or visit http://metroparkstacoma.org (the course barcode is 69248). Contact Mason Quinn for further details: masonq@tacomaparks.com or (307) 214-7308.

THE FAT TONES

Experience The Fat Tones at Jazzbones, March 21, 8 p.m. $7 gets you in the door. Their own unique brand of smokin’ rhythm and blues paired with clever and often-funny lyrics will get you feeling good from head to toe. After a more than three year hiatus from the studio, the band of three sharp-dressed men – Zach T. Cooper, Bobby Patterson and Bob Ehrgott – is crafting a new album set for release this summer and in the process of hiring an international publicist to help the boys take their music to new audiences and new heights, in addition to hooking up with Fame Walk Productions and top audio/video engineer/producer Dan Humann. For a full roster of their upcoming shows, and how to get their live CD and DVD, is at http://www.thefattones.com.

DOYLE’S GETS CRABBIE

On Thursday, March 27, guests at Doyle’s Public House (208 St. Helens) will enjoy drink and food specials with Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer, a 4.8 percent ABV refreshing ginger beer. From 6-8 p.m. Doyle’s will offer Crabbie’s Original and Spiced Orange, which recently became available throughout Washington, served chilled over ice with a slice of citrus, for $4 and in a special cocktail the Ginger and Jamey – Crabbie’s Ginger Beer and Jameson Irish whiskey – for $7. Be sure and check out Doyle’s fine menu, including their Shepherd’s Pie of the Month and soup/salad/sandwich of the week. Visit http://www.doylespublichouse.com.

STREISAND!

Tony-nominated Ann Hampton Calloway expertly paints a musical portrait of the most celebrated singer of our time in “The Streisand Songbook,” March 22 at the Pantages Theater, 7:30 p.m. Celebrating the music of one of America’s most powerful and enduring artists, Calloway sings timeless classics from five decades of Streisand’s multi-faceted career – a loving tribute to the icon who once described herself as being “simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven.” Ticket info at http://www.broadwaycenter.org.

KISS HITS THE ROAD WITH DEF LEPPARD

Recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee KISS is turning 40. To celebrate, the world’s most celebrated costumed rockers will hit the road for 40 dates this summer with fellow hit makers Def Leppard. The tour will kick off on June 23 in West Valley City, Utah before the bands make their way to Auburn’s White River Amphitheatre a few days later, on June 29. Tickets for the Auburn show will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 21, with prices ranging from $32.50 to $149.50. Find further details at http://LiveNation.com.

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