Third Thursday free admission and special activities and programs. See the exhibition “30 Americans” and take part in interactive projects with a local artist. 5-8 p.m. Nov. 17. Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. Free. 253-272-4258, tacomaartmuseum.org
Poetry Slam: The American Experience creative original poetry, composed in response to the artwork in 30 Americans; open mic event. 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 17. Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. Free. 253-272-4258, tacomaartmuseum.org
Never miss a local story.
All-School Open House and Middle School Play meet staff, and learn about St. Nicholas Catholic School. 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 17. St. Nicholas Catholic School, 3555 Edwards Drive, Gig Harbor. Free. 253-851-6450, stnicholascs.org
Thursday — Saturday
“I’ll Be Back Before Midnight” Pierce College Ft. Steilacoom drama production, 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. 9401 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood. $3. 253-964-6500
Through Dec. 17
Tacoma Historical Society Museum Exhibit: “Tacoma’s Dry Goods and Wet Goods - Nineteenth Century Jewish Pioneers” on display through Dec. 17. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. 919 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-572-3738, tacomahistory.org