Tacoma City Ballet does "Romance Gone Bad"
A dozen funny ballet vignettes explore what happens when romance doesn’t quite work out, to the swinging accompaniment of the Northwest Sinfonietta Jazz Quartet and Hui Cox. 7:30 p.m. today, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. $20/$17.50. Theatre on the Square, 915 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org
Seeds "Dispersed" in PLU installation
Book artist Holly Senn and mixed-media sculptor Kyle Dillehay collaborate for a seed-pod-based installation at Pacific Lutheran University. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays from April 1-22. Artist reception 5-7 p.m. Wednesday. Ingram Hall, 8th Avenue Court South and 121st Street South, Tacoma. 253-535-7573, www.plu.edu/~artd
Photos that bend space at Iron Gallery
Get your head around photos by SOTA instructor Doris Jew Conrath, as she blends back, side and front views into a single building at the Iron Gallery, University of Washington. Noon-4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Free. 1742 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-571-7914.
Chandler O’Leary at the UPS library
"To the Letter," the first Tacoma solo show for letterpress artist Chandler O’Leary, explores the connection between handwork and records of reality. 7:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays from April 1-30; artist reception 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday. Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound, North Warner and North 17th Streets, Tacoma. 253-879-3257, www.ups.edu