FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011 >>>
1. If you missed Preston Singletary's big mid-career retrospective at the Museum of Glass last year, or if you saw that show and would like to see more of his works, this is your chance. William Traver Gallery in Tacoma now has an exhibition of new works by Singletary called Contents of a Dream, which runs today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Singletary is one of the Northwest's most well respected Native American artists, known for creating traditional Tlingit art with contemporary materials, thus giving a modern cast to ancient art forms. Read Weekly Volcano art critic Alec Clayton's review here.
2. If you haven't heard of the Edible Book Festival, you are likely not alone - even though it's an international festival held at libraries worldwide, including Tacoma's own Collins Memorial Library on the University of Puget Sound campus until 4 p.m. And while you may be thinking an edible book festival must surely involve you getting to eat some books, it doesn't. Instead, the Edible Book Festival at UPS is an arts festival involving food art interpretations of book titles. While it may sound mild-mannered, never underestimate the power of creative librarians. To read the full story, click here.
3. The beloved Harmon Hub has turned 3. And because The Hub loves to party whenever they get the chance, they're busting one out from 5-8 p.m. Keeping with the "three" theme, the Stadium District neighborhood bar will offer $3 Harmon ales, $3 select wines, $3 premium wells ... and live music by the Mules Crew. Cover charge? Don't be silly.
4. It's the first Friday of the month and you might know by now what that means: Speak Your Soul Open Mic at The Den at urbanXchange! Tonight's feature performer is Dee Allen and, as always, a chance for you to share your wisdom with the world on the open mic. You soul goes on display beginning at 8 p.m.
5. Close your eyes (while continuing to read, of course) and visualize the backdrop ... "Nuclear Cowboyz Freestyle Chaos is the legend of two powerful freestyle motocross tribes, the Soldiers of Havoc and the Metal MulishaTM, whose survival in their post-apocalyptic world is told through gravity defying and fearless freestyle motocross aerial feats. The Nuclear Cowboyz mayhem and chaos is literally set in extreme non-stop motion when the tribes are challenged by a dark underworld that begins the ultimate battle for world supremacy." Sound awesome? You got that "Trademark" in the vision, right? OK, now head to the Tacoma Dome to see the action beginning at 7:30 p.m.
LINK: New movies open today
LINK: Concert go on sale today