‘Little Shop of Horrors’ at Paradise Theatre
Paradise Theatre opens the season with the horror comedy rock musical “Little Shop of Horrors.” The tale of a meek floral assistant who discovers a bloodthirsty carnivorous plant with plans for world domination is directed by Jeff Richards. Not recommended for younger audiences.
7:30 p.m. Friday (Sept. 16), 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday through Oct. 8. $25 adults; $18 senior and military; $10 students. Paradise Theatre, 3114 Judson St., Gig Harbor. 253-851-PLAY, paradisetheatre.org.
Park(ing) Day 2016
Leave your car at home and bring your picnic blanket … Park(ing) Day 2016 is taking over Tacoma Friday (Sept. 16). Around downtown you’ll find street parking spots taken over (and paid for) by businesses, arts groups and individuals converting the concrete to a tiny, temporary park — everything from old-school games to a conversation table. Hosted by Downtown On The Go. Organized walks start 11 a.m. in People’s Park (South 9th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way) and noon at the Convention Center (South 15th and Commerce Streets); food trucks are on Pacific Avenue at South 11th Street.
Tangoheart Milonga at Cultura Event Center
Join Tacoma tangueros at the Cultura Event Center this Sunday for two hours of live Argentinian music and dancing, featuring the quintet Tangoheart.
Tangoheart Milonga 5-8 p.m. Sunday. $15. Cultura Event Center 5602 S. Washington St., Tacoma. 253-222-0105, tangointacoma.com.
British brass band in the park
The free series Classical Tuesdays in Old Town kicks off Saturday with Brass Band Northwest, closing out the Pioneer Days festival with British-style boogie-woogie and marches from 30 musicians on cornets, flugelhorns, euphoniums, trombones and more.
4:30 p.m. Saturday. Free. Old Town Park, 2350 N. 30th St., Tacoma. 253-752-2135, classicaltuesdays.blogspot.com.