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This family-friendly musical tells the story of mad scientist Doctor Prospero, who’s unknowingly jettisoned into space with his infant daughter. Their craft crashes into D’Illyria, the Forbidden Planet, and the adventure begins.
Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical, the play by Bob Carlton is loosely based on the 1956 film, “Forbidden Planet,” which was a sci-fi version of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.”
The production features a 35-member cast of Pierce students and community members. A live, five-piece band directed by Nate Benson accompanies the cast as they belt out a raft of golden oldies, including “Good Vibrations” and “Born to be Wild.”
Festival-goers also can enjoy South Sound performances representing cultures from around the globe and sample Polynesian, Caribbean and other international cuisine. Vendors will sell jewelry, art and crafts.
International students attending Pierce College will show kids how to fold paper into origami creations, play games and write their name in different languages. Plus, children can see what henna painting is about, get their face painted and watch a magician.
The fun happens from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Cascade Building Student Activity Center.
In addition, four of the bands will offer mini-workshops.
The event will be at the college’s Puyallup campus. Tickets are just $10.
Artists scheduled to perform include: McTuff, Thomas Marriot Sextet (Tribute to Art Blakey), Greta Matassa quartet, Pierce College Jazz Ensemble and Pete Christlieb Quartet.
Simba and Sydney want a window sill, Maddie likes to watch TV and Jasper loves to lay in the sun.
Most of all, these doggies and kitties are looking for new homes through the Pierce College Veterinary Technology Annual Adoption Event in Lakewood.
In conjunction with National Pet Week, the Annual Adoption Event is happening Monday, May 6, through Thursday, May 9. The program seeks homes for the animals that helped students prepare for careers as veterinary technicians the past academic year.
It’s a way of life that hurts the environment, wastes resources and robs people of time they could spend nurturing relationships with loved ones.
Leonard will discuss the consumer treadmill and how to get off of it on Tuesday, May 7, at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom.
More than 20 employers and institutions will be recruiting at the Pierce College Employment & Education Fairs.
The fairs will be at the Fort Steilacoom campus on Wednesday, May 8, and at the Puyallup campus on Wednesday, May 15.
Job-hunters can meet face-to-face with employers to make the insider connections critical to landing a job. Participants can also check out career education programs from several colleges and training institutions. (To see the list of employers and institutions at the fair go to: www.pierce.ctc.edu/dist/workforce/fair .)
“Through the eyes of a friend,” a production exploring the life of Anne Frank as told by her fictional best friend, will be presented three times on Tuesday, May 7. The next day, Holocaust survivor Josh Gortler of Seattle will recount how he and his family evaded capture by the Nazis in Poland.
Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Student Programs is sponsoring the events as part of the Roland Weis Lecture Series.
Author Richard Louv will appear on the Puyallup campus this Thursday to discuss “The Nature Principle,” this year’s Pierce College Common Book.
And in a late-breaking development, Pierce College students can now attend Louv’s talk for free.
“The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age,” advocates for a healthier balance between technology and nature so that we can experience the best of both.
Ever wonder how coordinated you are after a couple of drinks?
Find out this Thursday and next Tuesday at “Walk the Line: Drunken Driving Awareness.”
In observance of Drunk Driving Awareness Month, the event will be Thursday, April 25, at the Fort Steilacoom campus, then repeated Tuesday, April 30, at the Puyallup campus.
World-class jazz musicians on a West Coast tour will stop at Pierce College Puyallup Thursday night to give a free workshop and performance.
Jazz lovers, musicians and the general public are invited to attend the April 18 event, featuring trumpet player Lew Soloff, drummer Sylvia Cuenca, bassist Essiet Essiet and guitarist and Cornish College of The Arts educator Milo Petersen.
The performers will discuss jazz improvisation, play music and answer audience questions.