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Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on July 24, 2008 at 9:16 pm with No Comments »
July 24, 2008 9:16 pm

One World Taiko at last year’s Ethnic Fest. Photo: Dick Milligan.

World Culture at Ethnic Fest

From African dance to rumba, Japanese taiko drumming to flamenco, it’s all there at the annual Ethnic Fest in Wright Park. 12-7 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday. Wright Park, 501 S. I St, Tacoma. Free. 253-305-1076, www.metroparkstacoma.org

Danny still loves Sandy in "Grease"

Tacoma Musical Playhouse is rocking with those familiar tunes from "Grease"—there’s still time to see it before it gets away like…um…greased lightning. 8 p.m. tonight and August 1, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. tomorrow and August 2, 2 p.m. July 27 and August 3. $23/$21/$16. 253-565-6867, www.tmp.org

The Art of Script at TAM

Every Saturday through August there’s calligraphy led by a local artist in Tacoma Art Museum’s Open Art Studio, in conjunction with the exhibition of the first hand-written Bible since the Middle Ages, "The Saint John’s Bible". Techniques and materials provided. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. tomorrow. 1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma. Studio free with admission: $7.50/$6.50/five and under free. 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org

Symphony at the Capitol

The Olympia Symphony’s second annual Concert at the Capitol takes classical music onto the lawn. Dvorak, Strauss, Elgar and more all-time classical favorites feature in this free summer event. 5 p.m. July 27. Washington State Capitol near fountain, Olympia. 360-753-0074, www.olympiasymphony.com

Art for All at Tacoma Art Place

Have you checked out Tacoma Art Place yet? Yearly membership or a daypass gets you cheap or free art classes in media from knitting to drawing to glass, plus use of dark room, kilns and other equipment. Financial assistance available. Ongoing classes, 1116 S. 11th St, Tacoma. Membership $48/$38, daypass $10. 253-238-1006, www.tacomaartplace.org.

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