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Fri.- sun., Aug. 3 – 5 


Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma

Rock and roll songs bring a classic story to life in “Cyrano de Burgershack.” Club TLT presents its summer performance of “Cyrano de Burgershack,” directed by Jennifer Niehaus-Rivers. Cyrano is king of the local Burger Shack, but he can’t seem to win the love of his best friend, Roxanne. When Roxanne confesses her crush on the new burger-flipper, Christian, Cyrano decides that playing Cupid is better than sitting out of the game. An updated, modern-day version of Edmond Rostand’s “Cyrano de Bergerac,” this rollicking musical features some great hit songs. “Cyrano de Burgershack” will run Friday, Aug. 3 until Sunday, Aug. 5. Friday and Saturday showings are at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. This show is recommended for all ages. Tickets are $7.


Tuesday, Aug. 7, 4 p.m.


Hilltop Artists, 602 N. Sprague Ave., Tacoma

Join Hilltop Artists for National Night Out, a day to get together and celebrate our neighborhood. There will be glassblowing demonstrations, music, chalk art, food, dancing, T-shirt painting and so much more. Have fun while getting to know your neighbors and the people who work to make our community safer. The event is free and fun for all ages.


Friday, Aug. 10, 7-9 p.m.


Wright Park, 501 S. I St., Tacoma 

Pack your snacks, blankets and lawn chairs and head to Wright Park for a free outdoor production of Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” On the make, in the sleepy suburb of Windsor, the fat knight John Falstaff hopes to score a pretty penny by seducing two of the town’s wealthy wives, Mistress Page and Mistress Ford. But it’s the women who know how to play the game better. They soon orchestrate a scheme to scam the scammer. A warm-hearted and antic romp with some of Shakespeare’s most clever and comic characters. The show starts at 7 p.m. and arrives in Tacoma courtesy of Seattle Shakespeare Co.’s Wooden O productions, a traveling troupe that specializes in open-air shows. 


Saturday, Aug. 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Sound Life Church, 3425 176th St. E., Tacoma 

The Go Green Games is going big this year and moving to Freddie Fest. Frederickson’s Freddie Fest is already known for its great car show, delicious chili challenge and local vendors. Now Freddy Fest is adding games, enviro-fun, mascots, “bouncies” and performances to the mix to create one giant super event. As always, admission is free. Kids will have an awesome time, all while learning about our environment and how to protect our Puget Sound with the Go Green Games. 


Saturday, Aug. 11, 8 p.m.


Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma

The cast of Fools Play has two rules: have fun, and don’t be afraid. They take those rules and perform two long-form improvised stories full of characters, drama, and humor. For 20-40 minutes, during each story, inspired by each other and you, they get to inhabit the lives of characters in worlds, familiar or strange, for an epic journey or an intimate glimpse. It is entirely improvised, you never know what will happen. No two stories are ever the same and infinite new stories are just waiting to be found. 


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