Stadium Fare is back: an open-air arts and fine food fair in Tacoma’s Stadium district with live performers and, this year, themes. Among the roving entertainers are mimes, jugglers and fire performers. The festival kicks off 10 a.m. Saturday, then continues July 26 (Country and Western day), Aug. 23, Aug. 30 (1950s day), Sept. 20 and Sept. 27 (Mardi Gras day). The free festival is in the parking lot of First Presbyterian Church, 20 Tacoma Ave. S, Tacoma. stadiumfare.com.
“Stump Stasis” video playing at Tollbooth Gallery
When an artist sees a giant stump washed up on the beach, she does the obvious: makes an art video about it. That would be Holly Senn’s “Stump Stasis,” documenting change and stasis in the environment. It’s up now for free viewing in the Tollbooth Gallery on Broadway at South 11th Street, Tacoma. ryksenn.com/stump-stasis/.
Storytelling Festival at Powellswood garden
Powellswood – a three-acre public garden in Federal Way – is hosting its annual storytelling festival this weekend, with two days of workshops, live storytelling and “Tea with the Tellers” on the garden room terrace. This year’s tellers include Donald Davis, Diane Ferlatte, Angela Lloyd, Barbara McBride-Smith, and Ed Stivender. The festival runs Friday and Saturday at the garden, 430 S. Dash Point Road, Federal Way. Admission starts at $15. powellswoodfestival.com, brownpapertickets.com/event/531089.
Joseph Adam Organ recital at Christ Episcopal
Joseph Adam, organist for the Seattle Symphony and St. James’ Cathedral as well as faculty member at the University of Puget Sound, will play this month’s Third Fridays at Noon recital at Christ Episcopal Church, 310 N. K St., Tacoma. Admission is by donation. 253-383-1569, ccptacoma.org.
Rosemary Ponnekanti: 253-597-8568 email@example.com @rose_ponnekanti