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Classical Tuesdays


Brass Band NW returns for Pioneer Days Festival in Old Town Park (2350 N. 30th St.) and opens the Classical Tuesdays in Old Town’s 13th season. Bring a blanket or beach chair and picnic makings, or purchase food and beverage from local eateries. The concert takes place Sept.16, 4 p.m. Free.Donations appreciated. All ages welcome. More information: (253) 752-2135

Brilliant Beetles


Come to the Slater Museum of Natural History (University of Puget Sound, Thompson Hall Room 295) for a night of sketching some of the most eye-catching specimens in our collection: beetles! If there is any particular species that you would like to draw, e-mail the museum with your request. Please bring your own supplies. With artists’ permission, the museum may also ask to scan some of your works to be used in its promotional materials. This event is for visitors 15 years and over. Admission is free, but space is limited to 20 people. Please RSVP by e-mailing

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Everyone is invited to hear the lost histories of the Chinese migrants and former residents of Tacoma. Chuck Morrison, from the Tacoma Historical Society, and internationally acclaimed artist Zhi LIN will guide participants to sites of historical significance in downtown Tacoma. After the tour, visit “Zhi LIN: In Search of the Lost History of Chinese Migrants and the Transcontinental Railroads” to experience Lin’s artistic reflection on these important American stories. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Sign up at the registration table between 5 and 5:45 p.m. at Tacoma Art Museum on Third Thursday, Sept. 21.



Sept. 22 to 24 is the 14th annual Bird Lovers weekend at Museum of Glass. In conjunction with Finland’s 100 years of independence, glass artists from internationally-renowned Finnish design company Iittala will be working in the museum’s hot shop. Visitors can watch these artists create amazing varieties of glass birds, and view an exhibition of over 30 Iittala Birds designed by legendary Professor Oiva Toikka. Design your own bird for $500 per person; $450 members. E-mail or call (253) 284-4734 for details and reservations.


Tacoma Little Theatre presents Syra Beth Puett’s one-woman show, “My Husband Liked Beverly Better.” This production will take place on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7:30pm. Join TLT for an evening with local legend, Syra Beth Puett, featuring stories and insights about her life both inside, and outside, of the theatre.  Although the show chronicles her experiences in Community Theatre, it also reveals reasons she became involved in theater. She will introduce people and situations that informed the performer that she became.  Through these insights, you may just discover that she is not the actor, or person that you thought she was. Tickets are $10 for non TLT Members, and FREE for those who are members. Tickets may be purchased online at, or by calling our Box Office at (253) 272-2281.

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