A few things we think might make your weekend more enjoyable
Friday, May 20
PLAY IN PEACE
Gather at Wright Park at noon for Play in Peace Day, a powerful testament to children’s effort for creating a safe, beautiful and engaging world to play, learn and grow. Then march through the Hilltop community to McCarver Park to commemorate the grand opening of the Zina Linnik Project. Learn more at www.playinpeace.com and www.metroparkstacoma.org.
Catch the first-time-in-a-long-time performance of Americana-infused rock n rollers Matt Coughlin and the Growlers at 9 p.m. New Frontier Lounge - 301 E. 25th St.
Saturday, May 21
POOP PARTY. (Seriously)
The Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium has officially gone to the crapper. And they want you to come play in the poo right along with them!
“The Scoop on Poop: The Science of What Animals Leave Behind,” is a fun – and funny – new exhibit that will examine what poop is and how animals use poop for all sorts of things, from building houses to warding off predators. The exhibit kicks of Saturday and Sunday with the official grand opening Poop Party. There’s even an App for that. Seriously. How could you resist?
OPEN STUDIO DAY AT TAP
Join Tacoma Art Place for free classes, demonstrations, raffle prizes, refreshments and more. Classes will included felting, photography, wearable art, graphic design, pottery, knitting, watercolor painting, shrinky dink and origami. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Tacoma Art Place (1116 S. 11th St.). Info: www.tacomaartplace.org.
BACKSTAGE WITH AGENT ORANGE
Legendary punkers Agent Orange come to Tacoma with a performance at the Backstage Bar and Grill (6409 6th Ave.) at 9 p.m.
Sunday, May 22
Tacoma Little Theatre’s latest production “Always…Patsy Cline” is wrapping up its performance schedule with one more weekend to view the honkey-tonk inspired play. Catch the Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. (Friday and Saturday showings at 7:30 p.m.) Info: www.tacomalittletheatre.com.
LET’S GO TO THE OPERA
Tacoma Youth Symphony presents “Let’s Go to the Opera” at the Rialto Theater at 3 p.m. Festival tickets are $5 before the concert and $6 at the door. Reserved balcony tickets are $16. There are 100 free main floor tickets for students high-school age and younger, available at the door on the day of the performance. Info: www.broadwaycenter.org.