Rainier Ringers bell concerts
The Rainier Ringers hand-bell choir will present four concerts around the South Sound this week, with a program of favorite tunes that range from “Dancing Queen” to “Les Miserables” to “Phantom of the Opera.” 7:30 p.m. Friday (May 29) at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 134 S. 206th St., Des Moines; 7 p.m. Saturday at Lacey Presbyterian Church, 3045 Carpenter Road, Lacey; 7 p.m. June 6 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 134 E. 38th St. Tacoma; and 4 p.m. June 7 at Little Church on the Prairie, 6310 Motor Ave. SW, Lakewood. Suggested donation $10 adults, $8 students and seniors, and $25 family. rainierringers.org.
Pastels at American Art Co.
Now up at The American Art Co. in downtown Tacoma is the 29th annual international exhibit by the Northwest Pastel Society, including pastel art in all genres. Open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday through June 20. Free. 1126 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-272-4327, americanartco.com.
Book artists at UPS’ library
Books as paintings, books as canyons, books as cakes — it’s all there in the fifth annual Puget Sound Book Artists show at the Collins Library at UPS, opening next week and featuring 44 handmade books by 28 regional artists. Opening awards reception is 5:30-7 p.m. June 4 in the library; artists’ conversation 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 17 in Trimble Hall; panel discussion 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 16 in library Room 020; then open 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday and Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday (closed Sunday) through July 30. Free. Collins Library, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. 253-879-3669, pugetsound.edu.
Directors’ exchange finale
Tacoma Little Theatre and Lakewood Playhouse close out their seasons with an exchange of artistic directors in concurrent plays. At Tacoma Little Theatre, Lakewood’s John Munn directs “Cabaret,” the Tony Award-winning musical about how performers in Berlin’s seedy Kit Kat Klub deal with the encroaching Nazi threat. At Lakewood, Tacoma Little Theater’s Chris Serface directs “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” a Dickens-based musical in which the audience chooses the ending. “Cabaret” runs 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through June 14. For ages 13 and up. $25 general, $15 senior, student and military. Tacoma Little Theater, 210 N I St., Tacoma. 253-272-2281, tacomalittletheatre.com. “Drood” runs 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays through June 28. $29 general, $27 military, $26 senior, $24 student, educator (pay-what-you-can May 28, June 4 and 11). Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood. 253-588-0042, lakewoodplayhouse.org.