July 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m., July 22 at 2 p.m.
Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma
Relive the classic Disney movie as TLT presents Disney’s “Mulan, Jr.” Tacoma Little Theatre Summer Camp is pleased to present their performance of the Disney classic, “Mulan, J.” directed by Dylan Twiner. Disney’s “Mulan Jr.” brings ancient China to life with a modern sensibility. The Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous dragon sidekick, Mushu, to save the emperor. This show is recommended for all ages. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased online at www.tacomalittletheatre.com, or by calling the Box Office at (253) 272-2281.
Friday, July 27, 6 p.m.
Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma
Amp up your fourth Fridays and experience the unexpected at Tacoma Art Museum. Music, meetups, drinks, and more. 21+ only. Meet local artist Michelle Lassaline as she performs in character and creates portraits (cargocollective.com/michellelassaline). Explore the galleries with an Instagram scavenger hunt (#TAMunframed). Mix it up with DJ Silon Chhun (about.me/silong). Collaborate on an EPIC collage inspired by Dustin Yellin’s Migration in Four Parts (now on view in Immigrant Artists and the American West: bit.ly/TAMimmigrantw). Try new skills in TAM Studio. Enjoy happy hour bites from TAM Café. Cash bar available. Cost is $10 ($5 members/students with ID). Tickets available online (bit.ly/TAMunframed5) or at the door.
Saturday, July 28, 8 p.m.
Flashlight Tour of the Pythian Temple
Tacoma Pythian Temple, 1126 Commerce St, Tacoma
Join Pretty Gritty Tours for a special “Boos and Booze” experience. Participants will meet at the Dunagan Brewery before moving through the historic Opera Alley to get to one of Tacoma’s most mysterious buildings, the Pythian Temple. Tacoma’s Pythian Lodge was built in 1907. The Knights of Pythias was a relatively new fraternal order at the time, having been founded in 1864 by Justus Rathbone to promote “friendship, charity and benevolence” in the waning days of the Civil War. You’ll have a unique opportunity to see this secret building at night and explore the rooms by flashlight. Hear the history and discover if the echo of the past still lingers in the halls.
Saturday, July 28, 8 p.m.
Bob’s Java Jive 63rd Anniversary
Bob’s Java Jive, 2102 S. Tacoma Way, Tacoma
Come celebrate the 63rd anniversary of The Jive. Dress up in your favorite era’s attire from the 1950s until now, sing karaoke, dance, drink some beers and have a blast. Doors open at 8 p.m. No cover charge.
Saturday, July 28, 7:30 p.m.
Finley Mimbles’ Backyard Theater
7307 82nd St. Ct. SW, Lakewood,
Finley Mimbles presents the second ever Backyard Theater Event. Festivities start at 7:30 p.m., movies start at 9 p.m. The Backyard Theater is a seasonal screening of completely new and original content, never before seen by human eyes. It’s a collaborative and competitive festival where Finley Mimbles Productions and friends make a smorgasbord of films, each varying in genre, story and style. Bring your own drinks, blankets and chairs. The movies won’t start until the sun starts setting, but there’ll be food, music, games and captivating conversations beforehand. The event is free but donations are accepted. Parking is limited so please RSVP and carpool if you can. Warning: Some films may have traumatizing effects on small humans.