LAUGH OFF THOSE HOLIDAY CALORIES WITH 2 COMEDY SHOWS TODAY
• Tonight is all about comedy and soul at the annual “Nate Jackson’s Super Funny Thanksgiving Weekend Comedy Show.” It will feature Rob Stapleton, Vanessa Fraction, Billy Sorrells and others who will perform classic stand-up comedy. The show starts at 8 p.m. at the Rialto Theater, 310 S. Ninth St., Tacoma. Tickets are $20-$35 and are available by phone, online or at DJ Tabers Barbershop, South 56th and M streets, Tacoma. superfunny comedyshow.com, 360-888-2891.
• If you’re operating on turkey leftovers and early-morning shopping fatigue, perk up with a trip to the Turkey Hangover Comedy Show tonight at the Royal Lounge, 311 Capitol Way N. It will feature Mike Wally Walter, Rodney Sherwood and Kelsey Cook. The show begins at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-older-only show are $10 and must be purchased in advance at ticketderby.com/ vendor/baurice-nelson-id-4748
IT’S ALL ABOUT RECLAIMED, RECYCLED FINE CRAFTS IN DOWNTOWN TACOMA
Discover the talents and treasures of local artisans at the Gritty City Gift Fair today. It exclusively features handmade artisan wares by Puget Sound artists. Find reclaimed leathers, salvaged wood and recycled metals transformed into pop art and fine gifts. Edibles, refreshments, music and entertainment will brighten up the experience. Hours are 3-9 p.m. in Tacoma’s Theater District, 906 Broadway. For more information call 253-223-4108.
IT’S A TACOMA TRADITION: SOUND OF MUSIC SING-ALONG AND ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING
Join in the annual tradition of the Sound of Music Sing-Along and 67th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting in downtown Tacoma today. The family-friendly interactive experience of the Julie Andrews classic film is at 2 p.m. Every ticket purchase – $24 – includes a complimentary participation pack. Costumes are encouraged, but not required and contestants will be voted on by the audience with winners receiving prizes. The tree lighting ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Pantages Theater, 911 Broadway, Tacoma.
MOTOWN STORY COMES TO THE STAGE IN MUSICAL
Based on the Broadway hit, “Dreamgirls,” the Dash Center produced production is now playing at Charles Wright Academy, 7723 Chambers Creek Road W., University. The story showcases the show business aspirations and successes of RB acts such as The Supremes, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and others. Showtimes are 2 and 7:30 p.m. today, 3 p.m. Sunday and every weekend through Dec. 9. Tickets are $15, 253-507-9466, thedashcenter.org.