Gig Harbor Art Festival
Painters, potters, jewelry designers, photographers, sculptors, fabric artists and more will converge on Gig Harbor’s historic waterfront this weekend for the 32nd annual Summer Art Festival. Eleven local writers and book illustrators will sign work at the Timberland Bank, and artwork by Peninsula Art League members will be up at Paradise Theatre. Food trucks and musicians add to the fun outside 7 Seas Brewery, and there’ll be art activities for kids, live art and face painting. Free shuttles run every 15 minutes from the medical center parking lot on Kimball Drive, and the trolley runs from Uptown Mall (50 cents one way/$1 all day).
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Free. Judson Street, Gig Harbor. peninsualartleague.com.
Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘Yeoman of the Guard’
In their comic operetta, “Yeoman of the Guard,” 19th century British spoofmasters Gilbert and Sullivan parody everything from pompous colonels to medieval jesters with irresistible tunes. Bernard Kwiram directs an orchestra of 28. Mark Rabe plays lead role Jack Point for the Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society.
7:30 p.m. Friday (July 15), Saturday, July 22-23 and 29-30; 2 p.m. Sunday, July 23-24, 30. $40 general, $36 seniors, $16 students. Bagley Wright Theatre, Seattle Center, 155 Mercer St., Seattle. 800-838-3006, pattersong.org, brownpapertickets.com.
Creative Colloquy with open mic
This month’s third Sunday Creative Colloquy features stories and prose from Liz Shine, Sue Pivetta, Titus Burley and more, plus an open mic.
7 p.m. Monday. Free. B Sharp Coffee House, 706 Opera Alley, Court C, Tacoma. creativecolloquy.com.
‘Music of Strangers’ at The Grand
Step inside the world of cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s renowned Silk Road project as Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville explores how music unites across boundaries and cultures in “The Music of Strangers,” part of The Grand Cinema’s Tuesday film series.
1:45 and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. $10; $8 seniors, military and students. The Grand Cinema, 608 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma. 253-593-4474, grandcinema.com.