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GET OUT: Captain Cook exhibit at history museum, Think & Drink community conversation and more happenings

A globe lights up both Captain James Cook's routes and the presumed Northwest Passage he was looking. Captain Cook's portrait is in the background. The explorer’s time in the Northwest is now chronicled at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma with “Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage.”
A globe lights up both Captain James Cook's routes and the presumed Northwest Passage he was looking. Captain Cook's portrait is in the background. The explorer’s time in the Northwest is now chronicled at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma with “Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage.” Staff writer

Wednesday (Oct. 28)

Explore history of Captain Cook at new exhibit

Delve into history at Washington State History Museum’s newest exhibit “Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage.” The 5,000-square-foot exhibit focuses on Cook and his journeys in the Northeast Pacific during 1778 and 1779. The museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Admission is $8-$11. For more information call 253-272-3500.

Learn about Tacoma’s bridges at “Spanning Tacoma”

Explore the Tacoma Historical Society Museum, 919 Pacific Ave. and learn about Tacoma’s history at the “Spanning Tacoma” exhibit. In the late 19th and early 20th century, Tacoma’s waterways and deep gulches presented challenges to an expanding city so the city designed bridges for trains, trolleys, pedestrians, autos, and bicycles to link industry to city and neighborhood to neighborhood. This exhibit is on display through Nov. 28. Museum hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. For more information call 253-472-3738.

A conversation about the death penalty with Think & Drink

Join in a community conversation at the Think & Drink event “Last Rights: The Ethics of the Death Penalty.” The evening, starting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, will delve into the philosophical and cultural underpinnings of capital punishment. Featured speaaaakers are Dorothy Van Soest, writer, professor emeritus, and former dean at the University of Washington; and David E. Smith, philosopher at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Washington. It will be moderated by KUOW’s Ross Reynolds. Come out to Engine House No. 9, 611 N Pine St., Tacoma, the event is free. For more information call 253-272-3435.

Social tango on the waterfront every Wednesday

Come out for a fun evening of social Tango at the Milonga on the Waterfront, held every Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. It is held at the Social Bar and Grill, 1715 Dock St., Tacoma. Enjoy great music and an intimate atmosphere for your tango. Entrance for the event is an order of a meal, appetizer or bar beverage. For more information call Mark at 253-222-0105 or email mark@tangointacoma.com.

 

Thursday

 

Dance troupe brings “Shaping Sound” to the Paramount Theatre

Having first made his appearance on “So You Think You Can Dance,” and now one of the premiere young choreographers in the dance world, Travis Wall joins forces with Nick Lazzarini, and Teddy and Kyle Robinson to bring “Shaping Sound” to the stage. It is a mash-up of dance styles and musical genres brought to life by performers who cut their teeth on “Dancing With The Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance.” Mark you calendar for the 7:30 p.m. show Thursday at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St. Seattle. Tickets are $31.25-$61.25 at 877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org.

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