Entertainment

10-plus things to do this weekend and next in and around Tacoma

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The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary re-imagining of Tchaikovsky’s music, blending artistic dance styles in an adaptation of the classic tale of the Nutcracker, is coming to the Pantages Theater in Tacoma.
The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary re-imagining of Tchaikovsky’s music, blending artistic dance styles in an adaptation of the classic tale of the Nutcracker, is coming to the Pantages Theater in Tacoma. Broadway Center for the Performing Arts

Halloween’s behind you and it’s too early to worry about Thanksgiving. Here are some entertainment options for the next couple of weekends.

Nov. 3

Tacoma Little Theatre: “Blithe Spirit”

In Noël Coward’s comic classic, a séance goes wrong and a cantankerous novelist finds himself face to face with the ghost of his deceased wife, much to the chagrin of his current spouse.

7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 3) and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St. Tacoma; $20, $22, $24; 253-272-2281, tacomalittletheatre.com

Jacobsen Series: Guitar Images

Abe Landa and guest artist David Sossa.

7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 3); University of Puget Sound, Schneebeck Concert Hall, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma; $15 general; $10 seniors, military, student, UPS faculty/staff. pugetsound.edu

Tacoma Opera “The Marriage of Figaro”

7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 3), 2 p.m. Sunday; Rialto Theater, 311 S. Ninth St., Tacoma; 253-627-7789

Nov. 3-12

“Alice in Wonderland”

Friday (Nov. 3) through Nov. 12; 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays; Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd. S.W., Lakewood; $15. 253-588-0042, lakewoodplayhouse.org

Nov. 4

Kronos Quartet

8 p.m. Saturday; Federal Way Performing Arts & Event Center, 31510 Peter von Reichbauer Way S., Federal Way; $44-$79; 253-835-7010, fwpaec.org

Nov. 5

Second City Chamber Series: Spotlight I “Dark Tones”

4 p.m. Sunday; First Lutheran Church, 524 S. I St., Tacoma. 253-572-8863, scchamberseries.org

Nov. 11-12

Northwest Sinfonietta

“Tales of Hope and Heroism,” a journey through the life of actor and wartime hero Curt Lowens

7:30 p.m. Nov. 11, Rialto Theater, 310 S. Ninth St., Tacoma; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12, Pioneer Pavilion, 330 S. Meridian, Puyallup; $20, $35, $45, $50; northwestsinfonietta.org

Nov. 12

“The Hip-Hop Nutcracker” with MC Kurtis Blow

A contemporary re-imagining of Tchaikovsky’s music, blending artistic dance styles in an adaptation of the classic tale of the Nutcracker.

3 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12; Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma; $19-$69; 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org

Annual Bethel Schneebeck Organ Recital

University of Puget Sound organ recital performed by Joseph Adam.

2 p.m. Nov. 12; University of Puget Sound, Schneebeck Concert Hall, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma; free.

Jazz LIVE at Marine View

Featuring the Dave Tull-Rebecca Kilgore Quartet.

5 p.m. Nov. 12; Marine View Presbyterian Church, 8469 Eastside Drive NE, Tacoma; free; 253-229-9206, marineviewpc.org

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