Working Class Theatre does “A Life in Theatre”
Tacoma’s Working Class Theatre Northwest will perform the one-act play “A Life in the Theatre” by David Mamet, portraying the lives of two actors — one young and successful, the other older and anxious — as a symbol for the cycle of life. 8 p.m. May 21-24 (Olympia), May 28-31, June 5-8 (Tacoma). Olympia: Midnight Sun, 113 N. Columbia St. Tacoma: 733 Commerce St. $12 general; $10 senior, student, military and pay-what-you-can May 28. brownpapertickets.com, workingclasstheatrenw.com.
Thursday night music at Tacoma Art Museum
Tacoma Art Museum will add entertainment to the art on Thursdays through summer. Live Northwest musicians, wine tasting, Northwest-inspired meals and drinks are on offer, included with admission. The line-up includes the Mount Tahoma Jazz Ensemble (May 28), Dream Music Project (June 11), The Cloves (June 18, with Pop-Up Art Putt-Putt event) and teen grunge band Cannibal Hamster (June 25). The Museum of Glass, Washington State History Museum and LeMay-America’s Car Museum are all open until 8 p.m. Thursdays through June. $14 general; $12 senior, student, military; and free for 5 and younger and 5-8 p.m. third Thursdays. Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, tacomaartmuseum.org.
TMP to play ‘Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story’
From the day in 1957 when “That’ll Be The Day” hit radio airwaves until his tragic death two years later, Buddy Holly rocked American music, a 19-year-old from Texas who wrote his own songs and pioneered new techniques. Tacoma Musical Playhouse will celebrate the phenomenon with “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” starring Matt McClure as the iconic singer. 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through June 7. $29 general; $27 senior, student and military; $20 ages 12 and younger. TMP, 7116 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. 253-565-6867, tmp.org.
Harstine Island art studio tour
Here’s your chance to peek into the home studios of artists living and working on Harstine Island, as they open up their doors for the annual studio tour, from the highly mosaiced sculpture of Kathy Ross to the wood-fired ceramics of Colleen Gallagher and John Benn, to fiber arts by Penny Orth and Denise Beckwith. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Monday. Free. Various locations on Harstine Island. See art-studio-tour.org for directions.