The Things We Like

Saturday, May 5, 11:15 a.m.
Stewart Middle School, 5010 Pacific Ave., Tacoma
Harvest Pierce County presents “Native Medicinal Plant and Wild Tea Foraging” as a part of the annual Spring Garden Summit. The workshop is taught by Melissa Meyer, a member of the Tsimshian Nation, Eagle clan from a northern fishing village in British Columbia, Canada called Lax kw’alaams or Island of Wild Roses. She is married and has two children and her family now lives in Tacoma. Meyer is an earth steward in service to ensuring the succession of our native plant heritage to future generations. She is community trained and hopes to pass on the knowledge to help heal, nurture and inspire folks with their medicinal local plants.
Saturday, May 5, 6 p.m.
Freighthouse Square, 453 E. 25th St., Tacoma 
Puget Sound Pet Food Bank invites you to the third annual Nibble for Kibble Dinner and Charity Auction, “Pet Fiesta.” All proceeds will help the Pet Food Bank further its mission to provide food for low-income, homeless and senior pet owners. PSPFB is a 501(c)3 corporation operating entirely on donations and staffed by a small group of dedicated volunteers, with no salaried staff. PSPFB strives to be a warm and welcoming place where everyone feels free to come for help and be greeted with love, respect, and genuine interest in their pets. Join the fun and attend the event. Individual tickets are $40 each, or $280 for a table for eight.
Saturday, May 5, 7:30 p.m.
Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, 901 Broadway, Tacoma 
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. Sedaris is the author of “Barrel Fever” and “Holidays on Ice,” as well as collections of personal essays, “Naked,” “Me Talk Pretty One Day,” “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim,” “When You Are Engulfed in Flames” and “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls,” each of which became an immediate bestseller. Sedaris’ new book is a collection of his diaries, entitled “Theft by Finding Diaries (1977-2002)”.
Friday, May 11 at 5:30-9:30 p.m. 
Urban Grace, The Downtown Church, 902 Market St., Tacoma
Enjoy 31 locally made short films at the annual 253 Short Film Party. Thirty-one filmmakers were given 72 hours to create a film lasting no more than two-hundred-and-fifty-three seconds (a nod to Tacoma’s area code), and you can watch them all at a party with a photo booth, audience voting and locally made pizza and drinks for purchase. Support local creatives at the premiere party for their race-against-the-clock projects.
Sunday May 13, 7:20 p.m.
Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma
For the first time in history, the top artists of Chinese opera are gathering in Tacoma to perform the best Chinese traditional operas, including the mysterious face changing and exciting spit fire stunts from the origin of Sichuan opera. The events will be hosted by Mr. Zhao Baole, the preeminent host of China National CCTV.

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