Yes, you can have your book at eat it too. The University of Puget Sound’s annual Edible Book Festival is on again this Monday in the Collins library, spurring dozens of highly competitive and wacky entries from “Much Andouille About Nothing” to “Of Rice and Hen.” It’s part of the international Edible Book Festival. The categories are extensive – including Most Humorous, Most Geautiful, Most Delicious and Creeps Me Out – and the only rules are that it be (mostly) edible and inspired by a book. The festival is held April 1. Entry drop-off 8-11 a.m., show hours 11 a.m.-4 p.m., awards ceremony 3:30-4 p.m. with light refreshments (but, alas, no book eating). Free. Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. pugetsound.edu, books2eat.com
Pam Ingalls’ paintings at Brick House
Pam Ingalls shows still lifes, landscapes and nudes painted in the Russian Impressionist style with deep vivid colors and loose brushwork at Brick House Gallery. 5-9 p.m. third Thursdays and by appointment. Free. Brick House Gallery, 1123 S. Fawcett St., Tacoma. 253-627-0426, thebrickhousegallery.com
New work at American Art Co.
New work by geometric quilt artist Toot Reid, plus expressive etchings by Art Hansen and hypertinted Northwest landscape photography by Joe Boyle are featured in the latest show at American Art Company downtown. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday through end of April. Free. American Art Co., 1126 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-272-4327, americanartco.com
Fiddler Mark O’Connor at Rialto Theater
American violinist, Nashville fiddler and string pedagogue Mark O’Connor comes to town for a performance exploring the roots of American music in jazz, classical, Celtic and folk with his string quartet. 7:30 p.m. March 30. $24/$34/$44/$59. Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org