The Broadway Center’s “Free for All” yearlong series continues this weekend with the next edition of “The Drunken Telegraph,” an evening of tall stories from locals. 7:30 p.m. Friday. Free with online registration. Studio III (up the silver elevator), 915 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org.
Ballet demystified at Wheelock library
Thanks to the Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity, ballet audiences can get a peek into the mysterious world of choreography. Tacoma City Ballet director Erin Ceragioli, who has created a 20-minute prequel to “The Nutcracker” for her company’s production this December, will demonstrate just how a ballet is choreographed. 11 a.m. Saturday. Free. Wheelock Library, 3722 N. 26th St., Tacoma. 253-617-7811, tacomapubliclibrary.org, tacomacityballet.com.
‘The Ladies of Lyric and Song’
Tacoma opera soprano and director Erin Guinup presents her new one-woman show, “The Ladies of Lyric and Song,” a free concert covering 100 years of musical theater from operetta to rock, told through its female characters. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Free. Schneebeck Concert Hall at University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. 253-879-3236, tickets.pugetsound.edu.
Taiko drum blizzard hits Puget sound
Tacoma’s got a blizzard coming: Canadian taiko drum ensemble Fubuki Daiko, which translates as “Blizzard Drums,” is coming to the University of Puget Sound. Used to frighten enemies and inspire troops in ancient Japan, taiko drums combine athleticism, dance and pounding rhythm. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19. $12. Schneebeck Concert Hall at UPS, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. 253-879-3236, tickets.pugetsound.edu.Rosemary Ponnekanti: 253-597-8568 rosemary.ponnekanti@ thenewstribune.com