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Chowtown
Fri., Sept. 20
12-8 p.m.
1602 S. Mildred St., Tacoma

Every Friday, enjoy food trucks, outdoor games and beer, wine and cider in the beer garden, with covered outdoor seating, live music, outdoor movies and quiz nights.

Ages: All ages.
Price: Free admission.
Info: www.chowtowntacoma.com

Pierce County Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Sun., Sept. 15
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
UPS Todd Field
1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. Funds raised for the event are used for Alzheimer’s research and to provide care and support services to local families impacted by the disease. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease! When you participate in Walk, you’re fueling our mission and raising the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community. Join us and lead the way to Alzheimer’s first survivor. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease!

Ages: All ages, pet friendly, fully accessible to all abilities.
Price: Free to attend; however, participants who raise $100 or more will receive a Walk to End Alzheimer’s T-shirt.
Info: alz.org/walk; 1 (800) 272-3900

Lakewood Film, Art, Book Fest

Fri., Sept. 13; Sat., Sept. 14, Sun., Sept. 15
McGavick Center (Bldg. 23), campus of Clover Park Technical College
4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW., Lakewood

The popular three-day Lakewood Film, Art and Book Fest is back for its seventh year and will once again feature popular films, original artwork and lots of regional authors who will be discussing and autographing their latest books. Along with award-winning films, the Fest will welcome special guests: noted Puyallup watercolor artist Ron Snowden and local TV personality, humorist and author Dorothy Wilhelm, among other guests. Doors open at noon all three days and a concession stand with freshly popped popcorn, candy and soft drinks will be available. Seating for movies and other areas is on a first come basis. The last film showing starts at 7 p.m., author signings end at 6 p.m. For all info, visit www.lakewoodfestival.org.

‘Biloxi Blues’

Fri., Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. through Oct. 6.
“Pay what you can” 8 p.m. Sept. 19.
Lakewood Playhouse
5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd. SW, Lakewood

As the opening show of its 81st season, Lakewood Playhouse will stage its premiere of “Biloxi Blues,” the sequel to last year’s hit “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and the second part of Neil Simon’s autobiographical “Eugene Trilogy.” This installment sees Simon’s alter ego, Eugene Morris Jerome, sent to Boot Camp in Biloxi, Miss. during the early years of World War II. When we last met Eugene, he was coping with adolescence in 1930’s Brooklyn. Here, he is a young army recruit going through basic training and learning about Life and Love with a capital “L,” along with some harsher lessons, at boot camp.

Info: www.LakewoodPlayhouse.org; (253) 588-0042

‘Calendar Girls’

Fri., Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. through Sept. 29.
Tacoma Little Theatre
201 N. I St., Tacoma

Tacoma Little Theatre begins its 101st season, “A Season of Firsts,” with the funny, sincere, and just a wee bit naughty “Calendar Girls,” a TLT premiere. When Annie’s husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new sitting area in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow Women’s Institute (WI) members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their newfound fame.

Ages: 12 and up.
Info: www.TacomaLittleTheatre.com, (253) 272-2281

‘The Addams Family’

Fri., Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. through Oct. 6.
Special afternoon performances Sept. 28 & Oct. 5, 2 p.m.
Tacoma Musical Playhouse
7116 6th Ave., Tacoma

Tacoma Musical Playhouse (TMP) announces its first musical of the 2019-2020 Season, TMP’s national and international award-winning “The Addams Family.” This original story is every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

Ages: All ages.
Info: www.tmp.org; (253) 565-6867

Elton John

Wed., Sept. 18
8 p.m.
Tacoma Dome
2727 E. D St., Tacoma

Elton John has been a perennial favorite on the pop music scene for over five decades. From his outlandish outfits and onstage antics to his extensive catalog of hits, including “Benny and the Jets” to “Candle in the Wind,” there is something for everyone. He’s currently touring to support his newest studio album, “The Diving Board.”

Price: $59.50-$249.50.
Info: www.TacomaDome.org

History Happy Hour

Wed., Sept. 18
6-8:30 p.m.
The Swiss Pub
1904 S. Jefferson Ave., Tacoma

Test your knowledge of state and city trivia. There will be prizes. Presented by the Washington State History Museum, the City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Office, Historic Tacoma, Fort Nisqually, Tacoma Public Library, and Tacoma Historical Society.
Ages: All ages. Price: No cover. Info: (253) 572-2821

India.Arie

Fri., Sept. 20
7:30 p.m.
Pantages Theater
901 Broadway, Tacoma

Singer-songwriter India.Arie helped launch the neo-soul movement of the early 2000s and remains a pillar of contemporary R&B with her engaging grooves and thoughtful, positive lyrical messages. This national tour is supporting her new, seventh album, “Worthy,” which features the singles “That Magic,” already a Top 10 R&B hit, and “What If,” a tribute to civil rights pioneers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and many more. Every ticket purchaser will receive either a digital download or CD copy of India.Arie’s new album. You will receive an email within 7 days of purchase.

Price: $35, $55, $75, $91.
Info: www.tacomaartslive.org; (253) 594-5894

FARMERS MARKETS

Broadway Farmers Market

Thursdays
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Oct. 25
9th & Broadway

Now in its 29th year, this vibrant downtown marketplace hosts more than 80 vendors who provide the highest quality fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, seafood, honey, specialty foods and artisan crafts. Located in the shadow of the historic Pantages Theater, the market also offers a wide selection of hot food vendors and café seating. You’ll find something for everyone, from farm fresh produce, to kid’s activities, chef’s demos, gardening advice and more.

This market proudly accepts EBT, WIC/SFMNP and offers the Fresh Bucks EBT matching and Apple-a-Day programs.

Proctor Farmers Market

Saturdays
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
N. 27th St. & N. Proctor St.

This year, the Proctor Farmers’ Market is celebrating its 25th year. This vibrant market features local produce, tree and stone fruits, foraged and cultivated mushrooms, cheeses, pasture raised meats, wild caught fish, artisan foods, jams, jellies honey, herbs, cut flowers, fresh baked breads & baked goods, wine, cider, craft distilleries, hot and ready-to-eat foods, live entertainment and so much more.

Inquire at the Market Info Booth on how to double your EBT dollars with Fresh Bucks and WIC and Senior FMNP vouchers are gladly accepted.

Point Ruston Farmers Market

Sundays
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Sept. 30
5005 Ruston Way (The Grand Plaza)

You won’t find a more beautiful setting for a farmers market than Point Ruston. Centered in the heart of the Grand Plaza, market vendors are surrounded by the beauty of Commencement Bay, miles of walking trails, and a diversity of shops. You’ll find a variety of fresh produce, flowers, locally processed foods like pickles, pasta, baked goods, sauces and so much more.

This market proudly accepts EBT, WIC/SFMNP and offers the Fresh Bucks EBT matching and Apple-a-Day programs.

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