Arts & Culture

Critic’s Picks: Revels song in Tacoma, Dia de la Raza in Puyallup, Thai dance at UPS and openings at Tacoma Little Theatre

The Chaopraya Ensemble will perform Thai dance and music at the University of Puget Sound.
The Chaopraya Ensemble will perform Thai dance and music at the University of Puget Sound. Courtesy

‘Kaleidescope’ of song from the Revels

The Puget Sound Revels doesn’t just do a December show — they sing throughout the year — and Saturday they’ll be singing a free “Kaleidescope” concert including traditional, seasonal, celebratory, sea songs and pub songs. There’s even audience participation, so warm up your voice. 7 p.m. Saturday. Free; please bring canned or dried food donation, or baby/toiletry items for My Sister’s Pantry. Washington State History Museum auditorium, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. Register at Information:

Dia de la Raza in Puyallup

The Broadway Center for the Performing Arts and Puyallup School District collaborate to present Dia de la Raza, a free family festival of Latino culture at Puyallup’s Karshner Museum. Activities include a ballet folklorico workshop, art-making with amate bark-painting and papél picado, live Latino-fusion music by Pachanga Alert and bilingual screenings of the PBS series “Latino Americans.” Noon-5 p.m. Saturday. Free. Karshner Museum and Center for Culture and Arts, 309 Fourth St. NE, Puyallup.,

Thai dance at UPS

Watch traditional folk and court dances from Thailand in a free performance by Chaopraya Ensemble at the University of Puget Sound, part of the university’s second LIASE Southeast Asia Symposium. While the symposium studies the region’s environment, the performance features Thai music, dance and costumes. 7 p.m. Saturday. Free. Rasmussen Rotunda, Wheelock Center, UPS, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma.

‘Rabbit Hole’ and ‘Oleanna’ at Tacoma Little Theatre

There’s a wealth of good theater that just doesn’t get produced, so Tacoma Little Theatre is bringing some of it to life Oct. 29 with “Off the Shelf,” a series of readings that kicks off this year with David Mamet’s “Oleanna,” a script that questions who’s right in sexual harassment. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29. $10, free for members. Meanwhile, on their main stage, Suzy Wilhoft directs the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Rabbit Hole,” about a couple whose life changes when their young son is killed by a car. 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, from Friday (Oct. 23)-Nov. 8. $24 adults; $22 seniors, students, military; and $20 ages 12 and younger. Pay what you can Nov. 5. Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma. 253-272-2281,

Rosemary Ponnekanti: 253-597-8568