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Flamenco Festival, health talks, documentary film and lots of local theater happening this weekend

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on April 14, 2012 at 8:00 am with No Comments »
April 16, 2012 11:22 am
Courtesy photo Tacoma Flamenco Festival: Dancing master Teo Morca comes back to the Northwest to share wisdom of a 60-year career for complicated steps made easy.

Here are a few happenings around the South Sound this weekend:


Tacoma Flamenco Festival:
Dancer Teo Morca, singer Vicente Griego, guitarist Gerardo Alcala.

Weekend events: 7 p.m. Saturday: Lecture on flamenco by Morca at Madera Gallery, 2210 Court A, Tacoma; $12.50/free for ages 11 and younger; 253-572-1218,,

11:30 a.m. Sunday: Intermediate/advanced Guajira dance workshop at Washington Contemporary Ballet, 8513 27th St. W., University Place; $50; 253-474-4312,, register at

The festival continues through April 29, go to for a complete schedule of events.

Community Events and Films:
Community Yard Sale
9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 14, Longbranch Improvement Club Clubhouse, 4312 Key Peninsula Highway S., Longbranch.

Bill of Rights Celebration Hosted by Timothy Smith, national vice president of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, 5-9 p.m. April 14, King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. Free. 253-272-8801,

“Defend the Gulf” scenes of the Gulf, comedy sketches, and commentary on the BP oil spill, 4 p.m. April 15, Friends Meeting-House, 2508 S. 39th St., Tacoma. Free,

Free Events:
Healing Benefits of Essential Oils
With Elizabeth Bloom 12:30-2:30 p.m. April 15, Fox Island United Church of Christ, 726 Sixth Ave., Fox Island.

Wellness for the Sole: Feet and Ankles With Chad Farley, 6-7:30 p.m. April 18, Best Western Park Plaza, 620 S. Hill Park Drive, Puyallup. 888-825-3227,

Blues Night at Jazz LIVE at Marine View With Randy Oxford, 5-7 p.m. April 15, Marine View Church, 8469 Eastside Drive N.E., Tacoma. 253-229-9206,

Theater and Stage:
Paradosi Ballet Company’s Fundraiser Concert “A Walk With Paul”
7 p.m. April 13, Calvary Community Church, 15116 Gary St. E., Sumner. $10 suggested donation.

“Arsenic And Old Lace” Presented by Spotlight Players of Puyallup 7 p.m. April 20-21, 27-28, Meridian Habitat Park Community Center, 14422 Meridian E., Puyallup. $15-$12 seniors and students. 253-251-1930.

“Captains Courageous The Musical” 2 and 5 p.m. April 14, 21, 2 p.m. April 15, 22, Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. $10-$17. 253-565-6867.

“Guys And Dolls” 7:30 p.m. April 13-14, 20-21, 27, 3 p.m. April 15, 22, 29, 6 and 7:30 p.m. April 28, Paradise Theatre, 9911 Burnham Drive N.W., Gig Harbor. $10-$40. 253-851-7529.

“Rabbit Hole” by David Lindsay-Abaire 7:30 p.m. April 13, 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 14, University of Puget Sound Norton Clapp Theatre, Jones Hall, North 14th Street and Union Avenue, Tacoma. $8-$6. 253-879-3419.

“Terminus” 8 p.m. April 13, 20-21, 27-28, The Space Tacoma, 729 Court C, Tacoma. $14.50. 253-761-8288.

For more ideas go to The News Tribune calendar

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