Guess what? We have the grown-up version right here in Tacoma: a glorious array of arts and culture, just waiting for us to dive in.
How about kicking off Tacoma Arts Month and celebrating new art at the Eastside Community Center at Kaleidoscope? A candlelight tour of Fort Nisqually?
Tacoma Art Museum brings a blockbuster to town “Monet, Renoir, Degas and their Circle: French Impressionism and the Northwest.” Open 10am – 5pm Tue-Sun, 10am – 8pm Thursdays; join a curator talk 2pm Nov. 10. $18/$15/free for military, age 5 and under, TPS students and for all on Thursdays 5-8pm.
And don’t miss the annual Dia de los Muertos community free day, with ofrendas, sand painting, Aztec dance and more. 10am – 5pm Nov. 3. www.tacomaartmuseum.org
From Oct. 3-10 the Tacoma Film Festival brings you everything from family shorts to thought-provoking drama, kicking off with opening night documentary “The Infiltrators.” Opening night 6-10pm at Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway; rest of festival Oct. 3-10 with events at The Grand Cinema, 608 S. Fawcett St., Tacoma, The Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St), King's Books (218 St. Helens Ave), Matriarch Lounge (1322 Fawcett Ave), and the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory (316 G St.). tacomafilmfestival.com