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On Tuesday, Jan. 23 from 6-7:30 p.m., learn to work with crystals at Lakewood’s Mystic Sanctuary (8415 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood). This class is suitable for those with no experience to moderate experience in working with crystals. The class will explore the many ways of working with crystals and how to enhance their natural properties. Feel free to bring any of your own personal crystals to this class. Learn how to use crystals for your intentions and goals; how to charge, activate and program crystals; how to incorporate crystals into your everyday life; how to construct simple crystal grids; how to use crystals for divination; how to use crystals for healing and balancing chakras. Cost: $15. For more visit


Broadway Center presents the Pushcart Players’ national touring production of children’s classic “The Velveteen Rabbit, Reborn” at Theater on the Square on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets start at $12. The fully staged professional children’s theatre production brings Margery Williams’ timeless story to life. To buy tickets, call the Broadway Center box office at (253) 591-5894, toll-free 1 (800) 291-7593, online at, or in person at 901 Broadway in Tacoma’s Theater District.


Bring your own drum or rattle or borrow one. Hosted by Bryan Grey Owl (Cherokee Nation), the prayer drum circle takes place Saturday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. at the First Spiritualist Church of Puyallup, 341 2nd St. SE in Puyallup. Brown Raven/Morning Dove is a two-spirit drum. Join your drum beats, heart beats and prayers. Healing for all, including Mother Earth, is the object of the meeting. All are welcome. Cost: $5. May you feel the drum and earth heal you. Info:


Gasp at the ghastly. Shriek with delight. Descend into temporary madness. This evening of horror-themed bellydance will have you on the edge of your seat. The wonderfully morbid “Horrific: A Night of Horror Themed Belly Dance” features the Pacific Northwest’s finest performers. Each act is inspired by classic horror films. Come see your favorite horror flick and other mainstays in the genre transformed into theatrical belly dance performances that will scare your socks off. The show takes place at the Rialto Theater Saturday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $15. For more information visit


Cosmo’s Dream will perform at Shakabrah Java, 2618 6th Ave., Tacoma on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 8-10 p.m. The Americana trio sings original tales of foggy-mountain megamalls, trailer-park guns and guitars, big black cats, Iditarod sled dogs, rising rivers, grandmas online, dark days ahead, beautiful beer and Superman’s dilemma. The Tacoma-based trio, which features Gen Obata on flatpick guitar and mandolin, Steve Nebel on guitar, and Kristi Nebel on bass, blends acoustic musicianship with solo vocals and dynamic three-part harmonies. The trio toured from Tacoma to St. Louis in February 2016 with the first Cosmo’s Dream CD, “Big Sky Blues,” and toured the United Kingdom in August 2016. For more, visit

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