Entertainment

Events for the week ahead: Community Singalong, Jet City Comic Show, MakerFest, comedy, ballet and more happenings

Comedian DeRay Davis
Comedian DeRay Davis AP

Friday (Nov. 3) — Nov. 12

Pacific Northwest Ballet brings “Her Story” to McCaw Hall

Showcasing three female choreographers, Pacific Northwest Ballet will present “Her Story,” opening Friday (Nov. 3) and continuing through Nov. 12. at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. The night of ballet will feature Twyla Tharp’s “Afternoon Ball” and Jessica Lang’s “Her Door to the Sky,” inspired by the work of Georgia O’Keeffe. Tickets are $30-$187. More information is available at PNB.org.

Saturday

DIY yourself at MakerFest in Puyallup

The Pierce County MakerFest will provide do-it-yourselfers with the chance to explore, create, craft and code. Community makers will share their processes through displays, demonstrations and hands-on activities. The event will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Washington State Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup. Admission if free. For more information, go to stem.pcls.us/makerfest.

Thursday

Rock vs. Mod in night of 1960s music

“Beatles vs. Stones — A Musical Showdown” will pit Rolling Stones tribute band Satisfaction against rivals Abbey Road in showdown of 1960’s music. The two bands will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. Tickets are $35, $55, $65 and available by phone at 253-591-5894 or online at broadwaycenter.org.

Sunday

Celebrate the cycle of life at TAM’s Dia de los Meurtos festival

The Tacoma Art Museum will bring the celebration Dia de los Muertos to its annual free festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. The event will celebrate departed loved ones and the cycle of life with a colorful tapete (sand painting), more than 30 community altars, traditional foods, Aztec dancing, mariachi, art-making and more. For more information, go to tacomaartmuseum.org.

Friday (Nov. 3) — Sunday

Celebrating the art of entertaining with elaborate table settings

Beautiful Tables Showcase, hosted by Lakewold Gardens, celebrates the art of entertaining with elaborate table settings and offers an opportunity to see the fall foliage at the gardens. In its 17th year, the showcase will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday (Nov. 3) through Sunday at 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, Lakewood. Admission is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Go to lakewoldgardens.org for more information.

Saturday

Bringing community together through music

The Community Singalong aims to unite the community and empower people by celebrating contributions that can make neighborhoods safe and kind. Hosted by the Tacoma Refugee Choir, the evening — “Everyone Has a Song” — will bring Grammy Award-winner Wanz to the stage as MC along with Grammy Award-nominated hip-hop artist QDot and Stephanie Anne Johnson. The event will be at the 7 p.m. Saturday at Lincoln High School, 701 S. 37th St., Tacoma. Admission is free but tickets are required. They are available at the Tacoma restaurants, Vien Dong, 3801 S. Yakina Ave.; and Anahuac Mexican Restaurant, 9002 Pacific Ave., or through email at info@refugeechoir.org.

Friday (Nov. 3) — Sunday

Funny man DeRay Davis comes to Tacoma Comedy Club

Nationally recognized comic DeRay Davis will be at the Tacoma Comedy Club, 922 Market St., Tacoma, on Friday (Nov. 3), Saturday and Sunday. Davis has appeared on the MTV show, “Wild ‘n’ Out,” on Comedy Central and on Showtime with a comedy special. He will perform at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday (Nov. 3), 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $27.50 for general seating and $35 for premium seating. To get tickets, call 253-282-7203 or go online to tacomacomedyclub.com.

Saturday — Sunday

Comics galore at Jet City Comic Show

The Jet City Comic Show will provide comic book lovers with thousands of comic books, toys, costume contests, as well as the opportunity to meet and talk with comic book creators. It will be from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma. Admission is $10-$20; children 10 and younger are free with adult ticket purchase. More information is available at jetcitycomicshow.com.

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