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JAZZ UNDER STARS

Pacific Lutheran University’s “Jazz Under the Stars” series continues Aug. 1 with Grammy Award winning trumpeter Tracey D. Hooker, 7-9 p.m. in the Mary Baker Russell Amphitheatre. Hooker, a 22-year veteran of the United States Navy Music Program, has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe as a featured trumpet soloist. He brings his current band, “Hook Me Up” to PLU. Complimentary coffee provided by Seattle’s Best Coffee. Admission is free.

PAGODA YOGA

Wake up your mind, body and soul with weekly outdoor Vinyasa flow yoga instruction on the lawn at Point Defiance Pagoda. A complimentary refreshing pomegranate tea or fresh lemonade is included. Instructor Bev Pinkerton has 20 years of yoga experience to share, as well as a life-changing yoga story of her own. Saturdays in August, 9-10 a.m. Bring a yoga mat, block, strap and water bottle. Cost: one class $15, five classes $70, drop-in $20. Register at http://www.metroparkstacoma.org/fitness or call (253) 305-1022.

RUMMAGE SALE

Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity Women Build is having a rummage sale at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 901 N. J St., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Funds will benefit Women Build projects, which encourage and empower women to learn construction skills to build homes. Donations (of books, clothing, small appliances in working condition, furniture, and kitchen/housewares) are greatly appreciated! Email Jasmine at jkaneshiro@pugetsound.edu.

‘RAGTIME, THE MUSICAL’

Tacoma Musical Playhouse continues its all-time community favorite “Ragtime, The Musical” through Aug. 4. A beautiful story with a gloriously diverse score, “Ragtime” intertwines the lives of three distinct families of the early 20th Century and poignantly illustrates history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and love and hate. All performances take place at Curtis High School on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Info: http://www.tmp.org.

LADIES NIGHT OUT

The “Ladies Night Out Concert Series – Summer Groove Edition” hits the Showare Center on Aug. 2. Hosted by comedian Ralph Porter and music by DJ Funk Daddy, the evening includes performances by Ginuwine, Jon B, J. Holiday, Case, Adina Howard, Soul for Real and Changing Faces – with increased speakers and video screens added. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8. Tickets: (253) 856-6999 and at http://www.showarecenter.com.

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