WEDNEDAY, DEC. 8, 2010 >>>
2. It's one of those nightmares we all have from time to time. You're in a China shop and you take the wrong step, a small stumble, a careless turn - and then half the store collapses. Ooohhh. It's enough to make you want to eat off paper plates for the rest of your life, just to avoid the expense. It's a tragic phobia, and one that's rather difficult to explain without being mocked. You should just overcome it. As breakable and potentially humiliating as glass may be - it's also beautiful, versatile and comes in a whole range of extremely intense colors. So, check out glass artist Jack Wax in the Museum of Glass' Hot Shop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wax is an artist and head of the glass program at Virginia Commonwealth University. In his work, he focuses on "the grey areas" between what is traditionally considered primitive (pre-cultural) and early cultural art and artifacts and uses glass to create enigmatic sculptures.
3. Find out the latest about the renovation of downtown's Elks Temple into a McMenamins brewpub and the new building next door at 6 p.m. in the Tacoma City Council Chambers, on the first floor of the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market St.
4. The Tacoma School of the Arts' Chamber Choir, Treble Choir and SOTA Singers will sing songs from many cultures and many traditions from 7:30-9:30 p.m. inside the Urban Grace Church.