Entertainment

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

Amit Peled will be the cello soloist for the Northwest Sinfonietta’s presentation of “Tales of Hope and Heroism.”
Amit Peled will be the cello soloist for the Northwest Sinfonietta’s presentation of “Tales of Hope and Heroism.” Northwest Sinfonietta

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; 2 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

Nov. 15

Think & Drink: The Divided Library

This conversation invites guests to consider the ways literature and media have to break down walls between cultures and get us closer to our common humanity.

7 p.m. Nov. 15. Narrows Brewing, 9007 S. 19th St., Tacoma. Free; 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org

Nov. 16

“Best Laid Plans”

An interactive murder mystery dinner show.

7 p.m. Nov. 16. Old Spaghetti Factory, 1250 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. $60; 888-643-2583; murdermysterydinnerseattle.com

Nov. 16-18

“Remembering the Honeymooners”

Tribute to the 1950s TV show.

7 p.m. Nov. 16-18. Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Black Box Theater, 9401 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood. $5, free for Pierce College students with ID; piercecollegeevents.com

“Les Miserables”

Curtis High School production.

7 p.m. Nov. 16-18. Curtis High School, 8425 40th St. W., Tacoma. $10 advance, $15 door; 253-566-5710; upsd.wednet.edu

Nov. 17

University Symphony Orchestra

7:30 p.m. Nov. 17. University of Puget Sound, Schneebeck Concert Hall, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. Free.

UP for Arts — Fall Arts & Concert Series

Pianist Wolfgang Wortberg will perform “An Evening with Liszt.” Featured Artist: Pamela Phelps, jewelry.

7 p.m. Nov. 17. University Place Library, 3609 Market Place, University Place. $15 adults; $5 students; free for UP for Art members, tickets at door; upforarts.org

Organist Joseph Adam

Will play music by Sweelinck, Buxtehude, Bach and Brahms.

12:10 p.m. Nov. 17. Christ Episcopal Church Tacoma, 310 N. K St., Tacoma. Donations requested; 253-383-1569, ccptacoma.org

Nov. 18

Hari Kondabolu

Local stand-up comedian Hari Kondabolu stops in Tacoma on his national tour. His commentary and jokes cover topics ranging from politics and race to pop culture and his high school mascot.

7:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Theater on the Square, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. $19-$44; 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org

Tacoma Youth Symphony: “A Night in the Toy Shop”

Conducted by Dale Johnson.

7 p.m. Nov. 18. Urban Grace Church, 902 Market St., Tacoma. $11-$24; 253-627-2792

Symphony Tacoma: “Poet of the Piano”

Featuring pianist Andrew Tyson.

7:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. Starting at $19.50; 253-594-5894, broadwaycenter.org

Nov. 19

Jacobsen Series: “An Afternoon of Vocal Works”

Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano; Tanya Stambuk, piano.

2 p.m. Nov. 19. University of Puget Sound — Schneebeck Concert Hall, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. $10-$15; bit.ly/2AjymVs

Federal Way Symphony: “Handel’s Messiah”

2 p.m. Nov. 19. Performing Arts and Event Center of Federal Way, 31510 Pete Von Reichbauer Way S., Federal Way. $39-$50; fwpaec.org

Tacoma Youth Symphony: “Scenes from the Opera”

Featuring mezzo soprano Melissa Pagemann.

3 p.m. Nov. 19. Rialto Theater, 312 S. Ninth St., Tacoma. $11-$25; 253-627-2792

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Do you have an arts listing? Email Randy McCarthy at randy.mccarthy@thenewstribune.com for how to submit it.

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