‘365 DAYS/365 PLAYS’ AT UPS
Pulitzer, Obie and MacArthur Genius award-winner Suzan-Lori Parks changed playwriting history when she wrote one play a day for a whole year in 2002. Now the theater department at the University of Puget Sound, under director Geoff Proehl, will present about 30 of Parks’ “365 Days/365 Plays” — two- to three-minute works that focus on love, relationships and homecoming. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 31) and Saturday, plus Nov. 6 and 7, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Norton Clapp Theater in the Jones building at UPS, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. General admission is $11; $7 for seniors, students, military and the UPS community. 253-879-3100, tickets.pugetsound.edu.
TACOMA LITTLE THEATRE DOES ‘DIAL “M” FOR MURDER’
Pug Bujeaud directs the classic thriller that inspired Hitchcock to make a movie about a cold-blooded marriage-murder plot that goes completely sideways. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 31) and Saturday, plus Nov. 7-8; 2 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 9 at Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma. Tickets are $15-22. 253-272-2281, tacomalittletheatre.com.
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ARMOR TO AMULETS AT TACOMA ART MUSEUM
Between the free Dia de los Muertos festival this Sunday (see “The Art of a Good Scare”) and the opening of the new Haub Western American art wing in two weeks, there’s another show at Tacoma Art Museum: “Protective Ornament: Contemporary Amulets to Armor.” From metals to rocks, from knuckle gear to defensive jewelry, the 100 works showcase contemporary metal art in the context of protection. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. third Thursdays through Feb. 1 at 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. General admission is $10; $8 for students, seniors, and military; and free for those 5 and younger and 5-8 p.m. third Thursdays. 253-272-4258, tacomaartmuseum.org.
METAL JEWELRY AT TACOMA METAL ARTS CENTER
Would you wear that? “Impractical Magic” is a metal art jewelry show now up at Tacoma Metal Arts Center as part of the city-wide Metal-Urge festival. The show explores the boundaries between what’s art and what’s wearable, with work by Keith Lewis, Lynne Hull, Monica Gonzalez and more. Hours are noon-7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays, and Saturdays and Sundays by appointment at 3833 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. Admission is free. 253-227-1694, tacomametalarts.com.