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Friday, June 23, 2017 This Week's Paper
Friday, Jun. 23
Children’s Museum of Tacoma: Daily Activities
Children's Museum of Tacoma, 1501 Pacific Ave Tacoma WA 98402
Stem Activity Children of all ages and abilities will be able to explore these science, technology, engineering, and mathematics activities lead by a playguide. Daily at 11 a.m. Story Time Playguides are ready to share their favorite story with you at 1 p.m. every day. You can even bring your favorite book! Free with Pay As You Will admission. Art Activity Join us for an art activity in the Museum that celebrates your creativity! Daily at 3 p.m. and free with Pay As You Will admission. Info: https://www.playtacoma.org/programs
Paradiso Festival
The Gorge Amphitheater, 754 Silica Road NW George, WA
In a world of constant flux and chaos, we must take a moment to recognize the beautiful things that never waver. Our annual return to Paradise allows for these moments. Music will always bring us together in a world full of forces aiming to pull us apart. It allows for us to celebrate the unity found within our diversity. Life is ever changing - yet here we are, another year around the sun - soon to find ourselves back home, together again. Every year, we collectively leave behind the worries and stresses of our everyday lives as we embark on a journey through Paradise. On June 23rd and 24th 2017, we invite you to gather as the United State of Consciousness as we welcome the return of Paradiso Festival at the breathtaking Gorge Amphitheater. We will embrace the fusion of modern technology and nature’s purity in a land where digital meets nature. Prepare to gather from far and wide to embark on the adventure of the summer! Info: http://paradisofestival.com
Breakfast at the Cone: the Art of Business - 7:30 am
Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock Street, Tacoma, WA
On June 23, the Museum will host Breakfast at the Cone: the Art of Business as part of its continued commitment to the socio-economic vitality of the South Sound region. The event will be chaired by President and CEO of MultiCare, Bill Robertson. Robertson and the Museum staff have secured a powerful keynote speaker in Brandon Pedersen, Executive Vice President of Finance and CFO of Alaska Air Group. Pedersen’s talk will provide an insightful take on the highly competitive airline business and how Alaska continues to stay on top. Closing the event will be the Museum’s Board of Trustees Chair, Gail Weyerhaeuser, who will address how the Museum and Tacoma’s entire Museum District contribute to a healthy, vibrant community. The event is expected to draw over 250 business leaders. Info: https://museumofglass.org/event-calendar?cid=1&ceid=2173&cerid=0&cdt=6/23/2017
Candidates Forums - 9:00 am
Tacoma City Council Chambers, 747 Market St., Tacoma
Once again, The League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County, TV Tacoma, and the Community Council of Tacoma are partnering to present primary Candidates Forums for all candidates on the Tacoma ballot, plus the Port of Tacoma. Schedule for tapings on June 22 and 23 is below. (Replay schedule will be available later) FRIDAY (45 minutes) Friday, June 23 - 9am: Metropolitan Park District of Tacoma Positions 4 & 5 (60 minutes) Friday, June 23 – 10am: City of Tacoma Council-at-Large Position 6 (30 minutes) Friday, June 23 – 11:15am: Port of Tacoma Commissioner Positions 1 (45 minutes) Friday, June 23: Noon: Port of Tacoma Commissioner Positions 2 & 4 THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND AND BE A LIVE AUDIENCE. ALL SESSIONS WILL BE HELD IN THE TACOMA COUNCIL CHAMBERS. Please arrive 15 minutes before any Forum you wish to watch. Questions for candidates may be brought on index cards or other paper, or sent ahead of time to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Please specify for which races your question is relevant.
Angel Ocasio’s Comedy - 10:30 am
Tacoma Public Library- Mottet Branch, 3523 East G Street Tacoma WA 98404
Angel brings a high energy, very funny one man variety show to Tacoma Public Library. This wonderfully interactive performance combines physical comedy, jokes, juggling, object balancing, comedy magic and impromptu comedy situations. This event is bilingual, English and Spanish. Info: https://www.tacomalibrary.org
Ozobots- Program Miniature Robots Using Color! - 10:30 am
Tacoma Public Library, Moore Branch, 215 S 56th St, Tacoma, WA
Have fun with Ozobots that move in patterns, play games and dance! Using different color markers to draw, these mini robots can be programmed to follow commands. • Channel ideas into reality – racetracks, puzzles, mazes, obstacle loops, battlefields • Encourage sequential thinking and logical reasoning. Ages 5 – 14 (manufacturer recommended age 10 and up) Required: Registration (https://www.tacomalibrary.org) and accompanying adult. This event will be filmed. Ozobot Kits provided by Washington State Library. Info: https://www.tacomalibrary.org
Ozobots- Program Miniature Robots Using Color! - 10:30 am
Tacoma Public Library, Moore Branch, 215 S 56th St, Tacoma, WA
Have fun with Ozobots that move in patterns, play games and dance! Using different color markers to draw, these mini robots can be programmed to follow commands. • Channel ideas into reality – racetracks, puzzles, mazes, obstacle loops, battlefields • Encourage sequential thinking and logical reasoning. Ages 5 – 14 (manufacturer recommended age 10 and up) Required: Registration (https://www.tacomalibrary.org) and accompanying adult. This event will be filmed. Ozobot Kits provided by Washington State Library. Info: https://www.tacomalibrary.org
Emerald Queen Casino’s Taste of Tacoma - 11:00 am
Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, WA
Over 30 restaurant and food booths, all-new South Sound Bites restaurant showcase in support of the Emergency Food Network, 50+ hand craft & commercial goods vendors, 4 live music stages, The Taste Cooks! chef demos & cook-offs, The Wine Bar & the Craft Beer Tasting in the Rose Garden, Beer gardens serving up cool brews & local spirits by Gig Harbor’s Heritage Distilling Co., Funtastic Carnival rides & games, sponsor samples & activities, picnic areas and more. Info: http://www.tasteoftacoma.com
Auburn’s KidsDay - 11:00 am
Les Gove Park, 1005 12th Street SE Auburn, WA 98002
The perfect day for any child! Live entertainment, inflatable rides, mini golf, arts & crafts, face painting, activities and information fair featuring over 100 vendors, vehicle/equipment display, food concessions and TONS more. FREE! Info: http://www.auburnwa.gov/things_to_do/community/kd_s_p206.htm?EventMode=View&EventOccurrence=0
“The West is Wild,” an all-new live-action animal show - 12:00 pm
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407
The all-new, action-packed animal show at Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater will amaze, delight and inspire you. There’s a new lawman in town -- “Sheruff” Bones, also known as Herald the dog, who will come riding in on a hot air balloon. Clark the king vulture will fly straight into your heart as he soars overhead. Be amazed by leaping clouded leopards Orchid and Banyan. Giggle at a flock of stampeding chickens with musical names like Bach and Beethoven. Marvel at Gonzo the southern tamandua, an interesting anteater with an impossibly long tongue. All these and more than a dozen other cast members star in a Wild West-themed show that takes place in the Town of Triple R, where the watchwords are Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Info: https://www.pdza.org/wild-wonders-outdoor-theater/
Atomic Comicon 2017- 5th Anniversary - 1:00 pm
Tacoma Public Library,1102 Tacoma Avenue South,Tacoma WA 98402
Come celebrate the 5th anniversary of Tacoma's free comicon, celebrating fandoms, reading, comics, and geek culture! All Ages. Events include: • Panels • Hands On Activities • Cosplay • Workshops • Crafts • LEGO displays and build zone • Gaming • Local vendors and artist's alley When? Friday, June 23 (1-5 pm), Saturday, June 24 (10 am-5 pm) Webpage- https://www.tacomalibrary.org/browse_program/atomic-comicon-2017/
SKETCHING ON LOCATION WITH AMY D’APICE - 1:00 pm
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, 151 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Sketching is a powerful way to “see” and experience the world. This dynamic six-session course teaches students to record their impressions and visions on paper. Working at a new location each week, the goal is to see and remember details by creating drawings that are free, loose, and interpretive. Beneficial to beginners and experienced sketchers alike, the course covers everything from how to hold a pencil to how to capture the human figure in movement, underscoring basics like composition and form as you go. All levels of drawing experience are welcome. Sessions are Fridays, June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, 1 – 4 p.m. on Bainbridge Island. (Preregister to find out the super secret locations!) Series Cost: FREE, but donations are gratefully accepted to support our outreach programming. Capacity is limited and registration is required. Please call 206-842-3132, or stop by the gallery at 151 Winslow Way E. to register. Info: http://bacart.org/education/free-programs/
Angel Ocasio’s Comedy - 2:00 pm
Tacoma Public Library- South Tacoma Branch, 3411 South 56th Street Tacoma WA 98409
Angel brings a high energy, very funny one man variety show to Tacoma Public Library. This wonderfully interactive performance combines physical comedy, jokes, juggling, object balancing, comedy magic and impromptu comedy situations. This event is bilingual, English and Spanish. Info: https://www.tacomalibrary.org
Parents’ Night Out - World of Language - 6:00 pm
Children's Museum of Tacoma, 1501 Pacific Ave., Tacoma WA
Need a night out? Let us entertain your children in a safe and fun environment. Sign up for Parents' Night Out and treat yourself and kids to some fun. While at the Museum your child will play games, explore the playscapes, create works of art, and enjoy pizza and treats! Each Parents' Night Out includes thematic activities. Cost: $30 per child, $15 each additional sibling. Members receive a 10% discount. PNO is appropriate for children 3-10 years old. All children must be able to use the toilet independently. Registration is required. Register early, spots fill up quickly! NEW! Visit Doyle's Public House while your kiddos are at Parents' Night Out, and receive a FREE appetizer, 2 for 1 entrée, OR dessert! Call us for details and to sign up! Info: https://www.playtacoma.org/calendar/?id=23721
Friday Football Flick, Brian’s Song - 7:00 pm
Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
Flash back to the 1970s with this classic tale of friendship and bonding between NFL players in the face of heartbreaking circumstances. Starring James Caan and Billy Dee Williams. Rated G. History Museum auditorium. Pay what you can; concessions will be available for purchase. Info: http://www.washingtonhistory.org
Love Letters - 7:25 pm
Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Avenue NE, Olympia WA
Love Letters is a funny and emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love. Two friends, rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, have exchanged notes, cards, and letters with each other for over 50 years. From second grade, through summer vacations, to college, and well into adulthood, they have spent a lifetime discussing their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, and victories and defeats. But long after the letters are done, the real question remains: have they made the right choices or is the love of their life only a letter away? Throughout its history the play has attracted actors of all ages and levels of fame to bring it to life. This “simple, haunting and emotional” story in its initial run on Broadway included performances by Jason Robard, Stockard Channing, Swoosie Kurtz, Christopher Walken, Kathleen Turner, and Christopher Reeve. The play returned to Broadway in a 2014 revival, helmed by Tony-winning director Gregory Mosher, and included appearances by Carol Burnett, Alan Alda, Candice Bergen, Stacy Keach, Diana Rigg, Mia Farrow, Brian Dennehy, Anjelica Huston, and Martin Sheen. Info: http://www.olympialittletheatre.org
Cedric The Entertainer - 7:30 pm
Tacoma Comedy Club, 933 Market st, Tacoma, WA
Charismatic actor and comedian Cedric “The Entertainer” is best known for his many crowd-pleasing performances in such hit films as Barbershop, Be Cool, Johnson Family Vacation, and The Original Kings of Comedy. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see him live in an intimate setting! Buy your tickets today! Info: http://www.tacomacomedyclub.com/events/16020
The Kareem Kandi Band - 7:30 pm
G. Donnalson's, 3814 N 26th St, Tacoma, WA 98391
Live jazz all ages welcome no cover charge More information at http://www.kareemkandi.com
“TELLING OUR OWN STORIES: You Might Be Surprised” - 7:30 pm
Tacoma Urban League Building, 2550 S. Yakima Ave., Tacoma, WA 98405
Now more than ever, honest conversations around the issue of race and racism is needed. With high profile police shootings of people of color, as well as rhetoric from the new presidential ad- ministration regarding the Latino, Black and Muslim communities, thoughtful response from the Tacoma communities of faith is being mobilized. Personal stories are a way to engage people, educate others and bring a human face to an issue that is difficult to talk about. An interfaith, intergenerational and multiracial coalition has organized the fifth of a series of storytelling events on Tacoma’s Hilltop. TELLING OUR OWN STORIES: You Might Be Surprised is the fifth installment of a series of storytelling conversations presented by Conversations Around Race, a coalition of four Tacoma-area Christian churches and a Buddhist temple. Led by both clergy and laypersons, this action committee has worked together for six years.
The Pirates of Penzance - 8:00 pm
Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood, WA 98499
Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious, hopeful farce follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. Frederic's melodious tones win over the heart of Major General Stanley's songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an "ingenious paradox" may prevent. Info: http://www.lakewoodplayhouse.org/
Down North with DBST - 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
Down North masterfully mixes underground rock and party-fueling soul, regularly lifting up audiences that have been craving new soul sounds from the city that gave the world Wheedle’s Groove and Jimi Hendrix. Down North is part of the zeitgeist not only of bands mining a deeper, better played history, but also one that taps into the 90s music scene when anything was possible. “I grew up pretty sheltered,” Brandon admits, growing up in a small Washington town near the Canadian border, “and had my life turned around by feasting on albums like ‘Check Your Head’ — the fusion of all those beautiful sounds going on at that time.” Serious about his playing (like Anthony, they were raised in the church and really learned how to practice and perform music), he moved to Seattle, and enrolled in the Shoreline recording program. He joined some musicians which became the formative version Down North, and their first gig was opening for Alien Crime Syndicate before a crowd of 500 people. “I was playing in a soul band before I even listened to soul!” he says (and has truly grown into the role). $8 cover charge. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/466416270363291/
Cedric The Entertainer - 10:30 pm
Tacoma Comedy Club, 933 Market st, Tacoma, WA
Charismatic actor and comedian Cedric “The Entertainer” is best known for his many crowd-pleasing performances in such hit films as Barbershop, Be Cool, Johnson Family Vacation, and The Original Kings of Comedy. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see him live in an intimate setting! Buy your tickets today! Info: http://www.tacomacomedyclub.com/events/16020