New Zealand ukuleles
From the land of hobbits and Conchords comes New Zealand’s Wellington International Ukelele Orchestra, bringing their eclectic mix of ukuleles and vocal harmonies to the Washington Center for the Performing Arts. Playing covers from Dolly Parton to Salt N Pepa, aling with South Pacific tunes, they add humor (and colorful clothes) to musicality.
7:30 p.m. Friday. $34 and $24 adults; $31 and $22 student, senior and military; $17 and $12 youth. Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. 360-753-8586, washingtoncenter.org.
Tacoma Little Theatre’s ‘Second Samuel’
When little old Miss Gertrude passes away one 1940s summer in “Second Samuel,” South Georgia, the sleepy little town wakes up from its post-war tranquility. Directed by Chris Serface.
7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 7; pay what you can 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4. $20-$24. Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma. 523-272-2281, tacomalittletheatre.com.
Art at TCC Gig Harbor
Cheryl Feeney’s painterly nature photography shows at the Gig Harbor campus of Tacoma Community College in “The Simple Things,” close-ups of the intricate beauty of plants.
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays through March. Free. Tacoma Community College, 3993 Hunt St., Gig Harbor. 253-460-2424, tacomacc.edu/abouttcc/ourcampuses/gigharborcampus.
Prison art at Evergreen
Through photography, data visualizations, letters and oral histories, “Prison Obscura” at the Evergreen State College examines what we don’t know about life in prison, highlighting everything from architecture to personal experiences.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays; 1:30-5 p.m. Wednesdays through March 2. Free. The Evergreen State College library, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Olympia. 360-867-5125, evergreen.edu/gallery.