Seattle Opera’s ‘Flying Dutchman’
When you fall in love with a ghost who spends all eternity on his boat, you know things are going to get dramatic. That’s Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman,” opening this weekend at Seattle Opera with a blockbuster production.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Wednesday, May 14, 18, 20-21; 2 p.m. Sunday. $39-$216. McCaw Hall, Seattle Center, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-389-7676, seattleopera.org.
Color in historic Tacoma
Here’s your chance to make Tacoma more colorful — at least on paper. Historic Tacoma and the Historic Preservation Office are hosting a coloring party for Historic Preservation Month, where you can bring your own pencils, pastels or pens and get to work on four historic buildings, drawn by local artist Jori Adkins. (Eventually there will be a book.) Includes prizes.
7-9 p.m. Friday (May 6). Free. Creative House, 1120 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. historictacoma.org.
KPLU fundraiser at The Swiss
With the city of Tacoma declaring April 29 Save KPLU Day, and more than $4 million raised so far, the $7 million campaign to save Tacoma’s jazz station from a KUOW buyout is looking hopeful. Next up is a fundraiser concert at The Swiss featuring live blues with Maia Santell and House Blend, the Billy Shew Band and the John Hodgkin Group.
7 p.m. Wednesday. Free, donations encouraged. The Swiss Pub, 1904 S. Jefferson St., Tacoma. 253-572-2821, theswisspub.com; kplu.org/save-kplu.
The Esoterics at Christ Episcopal
Serial yet tonal, abstract yet narrative, polyphonic yet playful — that’s composer Milton Babbitt. Join Seattle a cappella choir The Esoterics as they celebrate his centennial by singing his entire opus of choruses.
7 p.m. Sunday. Advance tickets: $22 adult; $15 student, senior, un(der)employed and differently-abled. At the door: $25, $18. Active choir singers $15. Christ Episcopal Church, 310 N. K St., Tacoma. 206-935-7779, theesoterics.org.