‘Buddy Holly’ gets ready
to rock the Little Theatre
The rock legend returns. Tacoma Little Theatre does "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" complete with songs, dances – the whole lot; 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, opens tonight through June 28; $22/$20/$18/pay-what-you-can June 4. 210 North I St., Tacoma; 253-272-2281, www.
Kaufman and Hart classic
at Lakewood Playhouse
"Once in a Lifetime" is a little-known Kaufman and Hart spoof of 1920s Hollywood, as three friends try and make it into the "talkies;" 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, opens tonight through June 21; $13.50-$21.50. 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd S.W., Lakewood; 253-588-0042, lptheater.qwestoffice.net.
Joshua Redman Trio get cozy
with Pierce College students
Brought to town by the Pierce College Foundation, the Joshua Redman Trio play from their latest album "Compass," along with Pierce College music students; 7 p.m. Saturday; $25/$20/$15, children under 5 not admitted; Rialto Theater, 310 S. Ninth St., Tacoma; 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org.
New at Mineral art space: Nyland’s vivid abstracts
Neon splashes, striped whiskered clay boxes, a floor-standing papier-mâché fire-pit – South Sound artist Nicholas Nyland has fun with abstracts at Mineral. "Objects of the Mind" shows at Mineral art space, noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through June 16; free; 301 Puyallup Ave. Space A, Tacoma; 253-250-7745, www.lisakinoshita.com.
Rosemary Ponnekanti: 253-597-8568
Joshua Redman, left, (photo: PHOTO: FRANK W. OCKENFELS, WARNER BROS.)