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
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“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
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
“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
“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
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
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
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
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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