5 Things To Do Today: Race and Pedagogy Film Series, YWCA shelter party, spooky dancers ...

By Volcano Staff on October 22, 2010

FRIDAY, OCT. 22, 2010 >>>

1. At the end of the month, the University of Puget Sound welcomes the Race and Pedagogy National Conference, which be centered on the theme "Teaching and Learning for Justice: Danger and Opportunity in Our Critical Moment." In conjunction with the conference, The Grand Cinema will kick off their Race and Pedagogy Film Series today running through Oct. 28, a week of films investigating questions of race and education - with facilitated public discussions after most screenings. At 4 and 6 p.m. catch the film Bilal's Stand, the story of a high school senior in Detroit who wins a scholarship to college and must decide whether he will continue in his family's long-owned taxi stand, or take a chance at social mobility.

2. Celebrate the YWCA Pierce County's "Room to Dream" Shelter Showcase from 2-7 p.m. at The Wilsonian, 401 St. Helens. More than 30 interior designers helped outfit the apartments for this new domestic violence shelter.

3. The Tacoma City Ballet hosts its annual production of The Haunted Theatre - a show featuring a spooky backstage tour of the historic Merlino Arts Building and themed Eerie Dances by the TCB company - at 7 p.m. in said building at 508 Sixth Ave. There'll be treats!

4. The Kim Archer Band and the Stacy Jones Band will fill Jazzbones with R&B and blues beginning at 9 p.m.

5. The Dirty Change Up and The Dignitaries rock The New Frontier Lounge beginning at 9:30 p.m.

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