3 to See: Music and Day of the Dead

Celebration of Día de los Muertos

The Calavera Collective — a local group that endeavors to share its passion for culture with the Tacoma community — is inviting one and all to celebrate Día de los Muertos on Nov. 2. A community alter will serve as a place for folks to bring items that remember and honor their loved ones who are no longer with them. The night will conclude with a dance performance before the floor opens up for a night of dancing. Celebrations run from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Eastside Community Center.

Duke Ellington Orchestra Performs at the Pantages Theater

Enjoy iconic jazz hits like It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing and Sophisticated Lady the way they were meant to be enjoyed, live from the Duke Ellington Orchestra themselves. The orchestra celebrates 88 years under the guidance of three generations of the Ellington family by taking the illustrious group on tour. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Pantages Theater. Tickets can be purchased by calling Tacoma Arts Live or visiting its website.

McMenamin’s Presents: Amanda Winterhalter

Amanda Winterhalter is bringing her folky, bluesy, Seattle-based band on her North by Northwest Tour and will be performing at McMenamin’s Elks Temple in an all-ages show. There will be additional performances by Erin Rae and The Heartbeets and Sam Cobra. Enjoy this broad palette of Americana music inspired by Winterhalter’s background in jazz, country, gospel, blues, and folk, at 7 p.m. on Nov. 14 in the Spanish Ballroom. Tickets are $5 and will sell out quickly.

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