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EVERYTHING CHOCOLATE

Oct. 28 is National Chocolate Day, and from 1-2 p.m. Metro Parks will be celebrating with local chocolatier Tease Chocolates. Come to the W.W Seymour Conservatory at Wright Park (316 S. G St.) and listen to a fun, informative talk, hold a cocoa pod, and nibble on some chocolate. $3 suggested donation. For more information, call (253) 591-5330 or visit seymourconservatory.org.

TITLOW LODGE PORCH CONCERT

Puget Sound Revels will perform a Titlow Lodge porch concert to celebrate the changing seasons and the magic of music on Oct. 28 from 6-6:45 p.m. Dress for the weather, bring a chair, be ready to join in on a refrain. Free. The Lodge is located in Titlow Park: 8425 Sixth Ave. For more information, call (253) 756-1804 or visit pugetsoundrevels.org.

FOOLS PLAY IMPROV

This improv show, held at Tacoma Little Theatre (210 N. I St.), will often feature guest improvisers, comedians and musicians providing rich interactions for a fast-paced and yet intimate first half of the show, while the second half of the show will typically be a style of narrative long-form that tells a story more slowly but doesn’t hold back. Usually appropriate for anyone over the age of 16. The fun takes place Oct. 28 beginning at 10:30 p.m. Tickets: $10. For more call (253) 272-2281 or visit tacomalittletheatre.com.

EVERGREEN BRASS QUINTET

On Oct. 29 at Trinity Lutheran Church (12115 Park Ave. S.), the 11 a.m. worship service will feature the Pacific Lutheran University Choir of the West. The service will be followed by a potluck lunch and 2 p.m. concert by Evergreen Brass Quintet, which will perform the new composition “Luther: Seven Scenes for Brass Quintet” by Jerry Kracht. Free. For information visit trinitylutheranparkland.org.

BEAD FEST

Bead Fest Tacoma is scheduled for Oct. 27-29 and will take place at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center (1500 Commerce.) Bead Fest is a jewelry art extravaganza like no other, where you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other artists, perfect your craft and shop an unparalleled selection of unique finds. In addition to an expansive expo with many vendors, there will be more than 80 workshops at which attendees can learn all manner of craft and jewelry-making techniques. The expo pass is only $5. This one-time purchase allows you to shop ‘til you drop during the three-day Expo and not have to wait in line to get in the door. The Expo runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 27 and 28. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 29. For more information, visit beadfest.com.

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