Elena Hartwell Book Party with Marilyn Bennett, special reading of “One Dead, Two to Go” 2 p.m. Sunday, King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-8801
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“Smokey Joe’s Cafe” illuminates a golden age of American culture. 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, May 20-June 12. Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma. $22-$26. 253-272-2281. tacomalittletheatre.com
E.C. Murray: “A Long Way from Paris” story of a young city woman’s transformation while herding goats in the brutal winter of 1980 in the mountains of southern France., 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday. Gig Harbor Library, 4424 Point Fosdick Drive NW, Gig Harbor. Free. 253-548-3305