Friday, May 4, 7-9 p.m.
Feast Arts Center, 1402 S. 11th St., Tacoma
May’s Tripod entertainment will focus on the African American community. The slide program will feature sculpture by Marita Dingus (her work is in the Seattle Art Museum). Tacoma City Councilmember Keith Blocker will present: “The State of the Tacoma Black Community,” which will highlight the Tacoma City Association, founded in 1944. The Association’s mission is to promote and improve the education, health, economic and cultural awareness of all citizens regardless of race or ethnic group so that lives and relationships are improved and the quality of the community is enhanced. Jackie Jones Hook will present “Mr. Jones’ Story and the Community.” For more information, visit www.facebook.com/TripodSlideshows.
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY
Saturday, May 5, 11 a.m.
Destiny City Comics, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma
Free comics! Huge sale! Be here the first Saturday of May for an annual tradition that always packs the shop. Get there early to get the best choice. There are rarely any lines at your plucky Stadium District comic shoppe. This year’s special guests: Peter Bagge: The comic book legend will be there for the first hour, be there to meet the man himself. He has promised to bring free stuff for the masses. CLAW Artist Guild: Our local gang of fearsome cartoonists will be there with freebies for the masses. Write253, the youth creative lab, is teaming up with local kids to make zines and comics to give away. Comics4Kids, a local charity, will have lots of cool vintage comics for the kiddos in addition to the traditional FCBD wares. Info: destinycitycomics.com
YAY FOR MAY CRAFT FAIR
Saturday, May 5, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma
Tacoma is for Lovers is having a Saturday-only craft fair to celebrate spring and mothers and crafts and every other good thing that happens around now. Join us and check out some returning artists and discover some new ones. Info: www.facebook.com/TacomaIsForLovers
Saturday, May 5, 5-10 p.m.
Destiny City Arts, 734 Pacific Ave., Tacoma
Come to the first ever Tacoma night market. Destiny City Arts aims to provide Tacoma with a monthly, well curated night-market destination with revolving vendors and offerings, where people can gather, have a drink, have some local food, bring their families and support our local artists and crafters. You can look forward to authentic local vendors, music, art, food and drink. The event is for all ages and is free. Vendor inquiries: destinycityartsmarket@gmail. Instagram: @destinycityartsmarket. Info: www.facebook.com/events/1881666735240260
‘DIXIE’S TUPPERWARE PARTY’
Sunday, May 6, 7:30 p.m.
Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma
“Dixie’s Tupperware Party,” the hilarious show starring Dixie Longate which turned Off-Broadway into Tupperware-mania and garnered the prestigious 2008 Drama Desk Award nomination, rolls into the Pantages Theater for one night only. Written by Kris Andersson, the production is playing Tacoma as part of a tour that has, so far, logged more than 1,100 performances worldwide. Tickets start at $19 and are on sale now. The show stars Dixie Longate as the fast-talking Tupperware Lady who has packed up her catalogues and left her children in an Alabama trailer park to journey across America. Audiences howl with laughter as Dixie throws a good ol’ fashioned Tupperware Party filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, free giveaways, audience participation and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage. For information and tickets, call the Broadway Center box office at (253) 591-5894, toll-free 1 (800) 291-7593, online at BroadwayCenter.org, or in person at 901 Broadway in Tacoma’s Theater District.