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Saturday, June 25, 2016 This Week's Paper
Saturday, Jun. 25
EDVARD MUNCH AND THE SEA: SEE BEYOND THE SCREAM
Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
Travel from the shores of Puget Sound to the fjords of Norway with the exhibition Edvard Munch and the Sea, on view exclusively at Tacoma Art Museum April 9 through July 17, 2016. This is your opportunity to dive deep into Munch’s powerful works, rarely exhibited in the Pacific Northwest, with 26 of his exceptional prints and a key painting. “While he’s best known for his iconic work The Scream, Munch explored a host of other subjects. This exhibition focuses on the sea as a profound element in his work. He used the sea as the subject of landscapes, as a backdrop for human interactions, and as a metaphor for love, longing, grief, joy, and other big human emotions,” shared Margaret Bullock, Curator of Collections and Special Exhibitions. He sought to live and work by the sea, often painting outdoors in the Norwegian landscape. Munch would likely have felt at home on Puget Sound. This exhibition honors Pacific Lutheran University’s 125th anniversary and Norwegian heritage. A leading artist of the expressionist and symbolist movements, Munch often used the sea to convey emotions and moods. His depictions of women are complex as well, revealing his experiences with relationships, loss and grief in scenes played out on rocky shores and sinuous coastlines. Munch was a master printmaker, advancing new techniques and mastering all aspects of his craft. TAM has highlighted the Northwest’s passion for printmaking in numerous exhibitions (recall 2014’s positively-received Ink This!), and the Munch exhibition continues the museum’s interest in exploring the artistry of printwork. By his own estimations, the prolific Munch created some 30,000 impressions of his prints. This exhibition reflects the vast influences of Edvard Munch on printmakers and artists today. Info: http://www.TacomaArtMuseum.org
America’s Classic Jazz Festival
Saint Martins University Campus, Marcus Pavilion, 5300 Pacific Avenue SE, Lacey, WA 98506
Please join us June 23-26, 2016 for our four venue (three dancing | one listening) festival, taking place on the Saint Martin’s University Campus – Marcus Pavilion in Olympia Washington. Dance lessons (Balboa | Foxtrot | Charleston), great bands, and large dance floors are sure to provide a wonderful time for all. Special features include nearby lodging, on-site RV parking, shuttle service, parasol parades, a swing set, and After Glow Party. Info: http://www.olyjazz.com/
Three-Day Rosemaling Class
Scandinavian Cultural Center, 12180 Park AVE S Tacoma, WA 98447
Take a rosemaling class from a true expert, Marilyn Hansen! Gain a new depth of knowledge into the traditional Scandinavian craft and better understand the culture which is behind the various specialty styles. The class will be limited so sign up and mark your calendars! You’ll learn, laugh and come away with a beautiful rosemaled plate and a first-class experience. Info: http://www.plu.edu/scancenter/classe The c.lass is three days, June 23-25, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Scandinavian Cultural Center at Pacific Lutheran University and costs $75.00 (accepted upon arrival). Bring your own paint, brushes and wood item or buy them on site. Sign up at http://www.plu.edu/scancenter/classes
Hestia Summer Camp: Dreaming up some Fun!
Vashon Island
Our Summer retreat is an overnight campout, for women and girls, on private waterfront property on Vashon Island. We are going to have a blast! You gotta come! Laughing, sharing, art and sporting activities, a campfire and good food: what’s not to love? Bring your daughter(s), pitch a tent, and become a kid at camp again. Come on your own, or bring a tent-full of girlfriends. Romp on the beach, make something cool, do camp activities, and after dinner we’ll make s'mores and throw our lists of cares in the fire. Sleep under the stars. Watch the sunrise over Mt. Rainier and the outer harbor. Sunday, we’ll plant our wishes before we go, and let them grow! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to simply enjoy yourself in nature and have fun. All meals and supplies (except YOUR tent and sleeping bag, etc.) are covered, including a kayak. Girls age 12-17, with a parent or guardian, are most welcome. Make mom/daughter memories and new friends. Info: http://www.hestiaretreat.org/events/hestia-summer-camp-dreaming-up-some-fun
Tacoma Highland Games - 8:00 am
Frontier Park, 21718 Meridian Ave E, Graham, WA 98338
Enjoy a "family friendly" day of Scottish competition, clan gathering, vendors of all kinds, children's activities, Scottish farm animals, British Isles' Car Show, whiskey and mead tasting, and an on-site beer garden. The sound of bagpipes across the field, the light steps of Highland dancers, the gentle tones of the Harpers' Circle and amazing feats of strength from the Scottish athletes, all bring the sights and sounds of Scotland to South Puget Sound. Info: http://www.tacomagames.org
From the Ground & Up: A Summer Gardening Workshop - 8:00 am
Franklin Pierce High School & Farm, 11002-18th Ave E Tacoma, WA 98445
WSU Pierce County Master Gardeners presents an all day workshop on summer gardening at Franklin Pierce High School & Farm,(11002-18th Ave E, Tacoma WA 98445) which is open to the public. Keynote speaker is WSU professor & garden author, Linda Chalker-Scott who will speak on "Drought Gardening & Landscaping". Choose your own path from a menu of topics, with 4 morning and 4 afternoon sessions. Topics include: Grocery Store Botany, Vegetables, Weeds, Carnivorous Plants, etc. See the website for details, http://ext100.wsu.edu/pierce/mg/ then Register on line at http://bpt.me/2495979 The r.egistration fee of $40 includes a boxed lunch. Info: http://ext100.wsu.edu/pierce/mg/
Youth Days at Mother Earth Farm - 9:00 am
Emergency Food Network's Mother Earth Farm, 15208 102nd Street East Puyallup, WA 98374
Take an Edible Tour and Volunteer at an Organic Farm! Emergency Food Network’s Mother Earth Farm is an 8-acre organic farm providing fresh fruit, veggies, and honey to Pierce County food banks and meal sites. Food harvested at the farm often arrives at emergency feeding sites within hours of harvest. Youths age 6-15 are invited to participate in a half-day outdoor classroom experience. Learn about the day-to-day activities that take place at the farm and the importance of preserving the Puyallup Valley’s pristine farmland. Youths will also have the opportunity to be a volunteer at the farm and help make a difference to food-insecure residents in our community. Schedule: 9:00am Welcome, 9:15am Edible Tour of Mother Earth Farm, 9:45am Scavenger Hunt, 10:15am Volunteer Time (Learn about weeds and help pull them!), 11:15am Clean up, 11:30am Question and Answers. Bring a Sack Lunch! Info: http://www.efoodnet.org/event/youth-days-at-mother-earth-farm/
2016 Bee Festival - 9:00 am
Proctor Farmers’ Market, N. 27th and Proctor Streets, Tacoma, WA 98407
The Bees Need You! Honey Bees, Native Bees, Butterflies and other pollinators are declining in record numbers. All day expert demonstrations and information will explain why pollinators are so important, and how you can be a part of bringing them back. Free Seeds To Plant a Pollinator Friendly Garden! Info: http://www.proctorfarmersmarket.com
SLUG FEST WEEKEND - 9:30 am
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Dr. E., Eatonville, WA 98328
Annual event features human slug races, games and activities for kids of all ages: Imagine large trams equipped with tentacles as they make their way through the wildlife park’s 435-acre Free-Roaming Area on an animal-watching journey. And human slug races? Yep, those too. Contestants can inch their way down a soapy, slimy track to victory. They’ll get gear to help protect their clothes while they’re in the race – although they may still get a little wet. Crafts, art projects, storytime and a photo booth with props will also add to the celebratory atmosphere. In addition, Master Gardeners will be on hand to talk about slugs and gardens. And, as always, each admission to Northwest Trek comes with a 50-minute, naturalist-narrated tour on a tram through the Free-Roaming Area, which is home to American bison, Roosevelt elk, woodland caribou, moose, deer and other animals. Plus, visitors can walk the paved paths through forests of tall evergreens to natural exhibits of wolves, coyotes, Canada lynx, black bears, a grizzly bear, and a wetlands exhibit that includes beavers, raccoons, and other small animals. Access to the brand new nature-themed play area, Kids’ Trek, is also included with admission. All activities are free with admission or membership to Northwest Trek. Info: http://www.nwtrek.org
Run / Walk for Epilepsy - 9:30 am
Wapato Park, 6500 S. Sheridan Ave., Tacoma
The Epilepsy Foundation Northwest’s upcoming Run / Walk for Epilepsy in Tacoma will benefit many programs for those living with epilepsy, including a free summer camp for kids. Held in August, Camp Discovery is a four day camp for kids with epilepsy age 7 – 16, and their siblings are invited, too. Many of the counselors and volunteers also have epilepsy. Info: http://www.nwrunwalk.org/faf/help/helpEventInfo.asp?ievent=1158549&lis=1&kntae1158549=FE27386B516E44BCA4FF7A2915427675
Master Gardeners Children’s Program - 9:45 am
Pierce County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden is located in Puyallup where Fruitland Ave. meets Pioneer. 2607 Pioneer, Puyallup 98371
THE MASTER GARDENERS OF PIERCE COUNTY HAVE PLANNED SEVEN FREE EVENTS FOR CHILDREN AGES 3 TO 11 AND THEIR FAMILIES AT THEIR PUYALLUP DEMONSTRATION GARDEN DURING THE SPRING AND SUMMER OF 2016. THESE EVENTS INCLUDE: MAY 21 – COMPOSTING CRITTERS – We will look closely at the critters that work hard to turn leftovers into lovely compost full of nutrients for our plants. JUNE 4 – NATIVE PLANTS – What makes a plant native? What uses did the Native Americans have for them? JUNE 25 – CARNIVOROUS PANTS - Plants that eat what? What do they do with their captives? JULY 9 – FAIRIES AND GNOMES – Have fun searching out your small friends and craft a fairy or gnome garden. JULY 23 – WET AND DRY- Investigate the different needs of tropical and desert plants. AUGUST 6 – COTTAGE GARDENING – Explore flowers and edibles in one garden. What is an heirloom? Press flowers to save them. AUGUST 20 – STONE SOUP – The old fable reminds us about sharing with others through food banks and more. What superpower vitamins are locked inside veggies? Be a chef. All children’s events sponsored by Pierce County Master Gardeners are free. All materials provided. Program registration starts promptly at 9:45 A.M. Program ends at 11:30 A.M. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information visit the Pierce County Master Gardeners’ website at http://ext100.wsu.edu/pierce/wp-content/uploads/sites/9/2013/07/2016Brochure.pdf by em,ail at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or call weekdays at 253-798-6943.
Cutting Edge: Art Quilts of Washington - 10:00 am
Washington State History Museum 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402
Quilters quilt and painters paint, but there is a world of dimension behind the work of fabric artists. As the newest exhibit at the Washington State History Museum – Cutting Edge: Art Quilts of Washington – shows, quilting is an artistic medium in and of itself. Cutting Edge: Art Quilts of Washington is collaborative effort between the Washington State Historical Society – which also has a number of historic quilts from its collection on display – and the Contemporary QuiltArt Association, a diverse group of artists, teachers, writers, and collectors living throughout Washington. The juried exhibit features the work of association members, who view quilts as an exciting medium of expression and a viable contemporary art form. Cutting Edge: Art Quilts of Washington kicks off Apr. 16 and runs through Aug. 21 at the state history museum, 1911 Pacific Avenue in Tacoma. Admission for Historical Society members is free. Paid admission is $12 for adults, $8 for seniors, students and active duty or retired military with ID, and free for children under 5. Patrons with a Washington Quest card can attend for $1 per person or $2 per family. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Admission is free after 2 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month when the museum stays open until 8 p.m. Info: http://www.washingtonhistory.org/
Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bear Show - 10:00 am
Washington State Fair and Event Center, 110 9th Ave SW Puyallup, WA 98371
A fun event for the whole family! Dolls, teddy bears, toys, miniatures, furniture, clothes and accessories. You will see antique, modern and the carefully hand-crafted. Info: http://www.dolls4all.com/
Hilltop Community Rummage Sale - 10:00 am
Old Keybank, 1120 S 11th Street, 98405
Buy & Sell Gently Used Treasures. Meet Neighbors & Local Businesses. Share Ideas About the Future of Hilltop. When: Saturday 6.25.16, Set-up: 9am, Open: 10a-2p. Where: 1120 S 11th Accepting donations for Goodwill and the Tacoma Tool Library. Tables Provided. Contact Brittani Flowers for registration details. 253.448.2773 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Info: http://www.tacomahousing.net/rummagesale
Seabury School Maker Faire - 10:00 am
Seabury School, lower school campus, 1801 53rd St. NE, Tacoma
The greatest Show & Tell on Earth is coming to Seabury School. The Maker Faire is a celebration of invention and creativity featuring student and community makers, including Bricks for Kidz, the Museum of Glass, Coding for Kids, NW Carvers, First Lego League, Madera Woodworking - and more. Come learn how people do what they do with fun, free, hands on activities. Info: http://www.seabury.org/seabury-maker-faire/
Waterfront Walking Tours - 10:00 am
Gig Harbor Maritime Pier, 3003 Harborview Drive Gig Harbor, WA 98335
The Waterfront Walking Tours will feature two guides, one of which is an expert from Harbor WildWatch. We tell some “Tall Tales” and interesting stories about our town that give tour-goers a glimpse that connects the “then and now” history while educating and entertaining about wildlife found in the harbor. Our tour is suitable and fun for all ages. Info: http://www.harborwildwatch.org
The Art of the Brick, the World’s Largest Display of LEGO Art - 10:00 am
Pacific Science Center, 200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
Named one of CNN’s Top Ten “Global Must-See Exhibitions,” The Art of the Brick exhibit by artist Nathan Sawaya is a critically acclaimed collection of inspiring artworks made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world: the LEGO® brick. From child’s toy to sophisticated art form and beyond, the world’s largest display of LEGO art ever features original pieces as well as re-imagined versions of the world’s most famous art masterpieces like Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa as well as a gallery showcasing an innovative, multimedia collection of LEGO brick infused photography produced in tandem with award-winning photographer Dean West. Guests will have the opportunity to get an up-close and in-person view of the iconic, pop culture fan favorite, Yellow, a life-size sculpture of a man ripping his chest open with thousands of sunshine yellow LEGO bricks cascading from the cavity. In addition, visitors will be able to walk under a 20-foot-long T-Rex dinosaur skeleton made out of bricks and come face-to-face with a giant LEGO skull. May 28-September 11, 2016, Mon-Fri: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat-Sun-Holidays: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Info: https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/the-art-of-the-brick/
Michael Albert at Handforth Gallery - 11:00 am
Handforth Gallery, Main Branch of Tacoma Public Library, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma
Gallery talk and reception , Saturday, July 30 @ 1:30 PM Michael Albert is a New York artist who for over a decade has been creating his singular form of pop art known as "cerealism". Utilizing recycled packaging from food items, candy, and other mass consumables, Albert fashions them into text based works. The Declaration of Independence, Gettysburg Address, and The Preamble rise through the detritus of corporate logos and commercial brand advertising. Pop art and pop tarts merge into a style that has the loose form of graffiti, with a wry humor towards everyday mass consumption. Info: http://tacomalibrary.org
Emerald Queen Casino’s Taste of Tacoma® - 11:00 am
Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma
Emerald Queen Casino's Taste of Tacoma® presented by BECU is the "Ultimate Summer Get Together" featuring over 40+ restaurants & vendors, craft & commercial goods vendors, live music on 4 stages, live cooking demonstrations & cook-offs at The Taste Cooks! stage, the Rose Garden which includes The Wine Bar and the Craft Beer Tasting, outdoor beer gardens, the Funtastic Carnival & more! FREE ADMISSION! FREE PARK & RIDE SHUTTLE FROM TCC! Info: http://www.tasteoftacoma.com/
Spirit of Indigenous People - 11:30 am
Seattle Center Armory, Seattle WA
Colorful regalia, rhythmic dance and storytelling preserve the sacred and promote the value of indigenous ancestries throughout the world at Seattle Center Festál: Spirit of Indigenous People at Seattle Center Armory and Mural Amphitheatre.Spirit of Indigenous People returns to Seattle Center for a seventh year celebrating American Indian, Alaska Native and First Nations cultures. The 22nd annual SpiritWalk – Walk for Native Health precedes the festival, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Mural Amphitheatre. Walkers travel to Myrtle Edwards Park and back to Seattle Center to raise funds for Native community, social, educational, artistic and health programs. The one-day festival presents Alaska Kuteeya, Haida Laas and Sngagim Axasniikangin dance groups in full ceremonial dress accompanied by live drumming, along with musical performances by Native flautist, teacher and carver Peter Ali and Native singer Rona Yellow Robe. Native storytelling with Roger Fernandes immerses guests in this powerful art form. A traditional Pow Wow begins at 1 p.m. with a grand entry at Mural Amphitheatre and includes exhibition dances, drum contests and an invitation for festival-goers of all ages to join the fun. Info: http://www.sihb.org/spirit-indigenous-people/
Festival for Trade Justice - 12:00 pm
Wright Park, 501 S. I Street, Tacoma, WA 98405
Festival for Trade Justice: Oppose the TPP, Celebrate a Fair Future Come for the Rally, Stay for the Festival! On Saturday, June 25th join hundreds of South Sound residents to demonstrate your opposition to what would be the largest trade deal in history, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). At noon we will gather to rally against the TPP, with short speeches from labor, environmental, and community organizations. The rally will be immediately followed by a trade-themed festival. Bring your families and friends for live music, performances, craft stations, and free food. Play for prizes in our Carnival of Corporate Greed and compete with your neighbors in the Three-Legged Race to the Bottom and Democracy Tug-of-War. June 25, 12 - 4 PM. Wright Park, Tacoma Sign up here for updates, to volunteer, or to put together a team: http://tinyurl.com/tpptacomaRSVP Info https://www.facebook.com/events/1086814211341677/?acontext={"ref":3,"ref_newsfeed_story_type":"regular","action_history":"null"}
Pamper Your Soul Retreat - 1:00 pm
Good Karma Center for Joy, 711 St. Helens Ave, #103, Tacoma, WA 98402
Leave the children with the husband or babysitter and come and enjoy a day of pampering and community. Every day you get to write your own story, and it truly can be as your heart desires – fulfilling, connected, passionate, fun. During our time together, we will have an opportunity to write your story and create your vision for your future. It’s a day designed to bring you back into balance when you most need it. You will leave feeling inspired and refreshed. Agenda: Power of Journaling, Vision Boards, Destress with Essential Oils, Breakout Sessions, Massages. Cost for this event is $35. Info: http://denamccombcoaching.com/pamper-your-soul/
My Little Pony Party - 2:00 pm
Tacoma Main Library, 1102 Tacoma Ave South, Tacoma, WA 98402
Calling all My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic (MLP) fans, let's kick up our hooves and have a blast this summer like Twilight Sparkle, Pinky Pie, Rarity, Apple Jack, and Fluttershy. Enjoy games, a sing-a-long, dancing, cartoons, food, crafts and fun at this all ages event. Cosplay welcome! Come as your favorite pony or as your own custom MLP character! And don't forget, we'll have plenty of great MLP books and comics for you to check out while your here! Registration Required. Register on our website! http://tacomalibrary.org
Embellish Multispace Salon: Celebrate 13 Years with us! - 3:30 pm
Embellish Multispace Salon, 727 Commerce St., Suite 200, Tacoma
CELEBRATE 13 YEARS WITH US - Embellish Multispace Salon has been part of the downtown scene for over a decade! We look forward to continued growth in our new location at 727 Commerce St. in downtown Tacoma among other promising developments in our neighborhood. COMMERCE: Shop til you Drop - Meet our neighbors and our local makers! Intro to our Cult Brands and Great Promotions. COCKTAILS: Demos of our favorite product cocktails while you sip on custom scratch cocktails from Hilltop Kitchen. COLOR: One-on-one color consultation with our daymakers and a few makeup tips to compliment. POP-UP-SHOP Artists and Businesses You’ll get to Know: A New Thyme, Carolyn Osborne - Glass Jewelry, Carrie Foster Coloring Books, Dagmar – Henna Designer, Danielle Dunlap Jewelry, Di Loreto’s, Espionage Cosmetics, Happy Belly, Heather Rowland - Fiber Arts, J.D. Aarde of Sandford and Daughter - Jewelry, Pepper Pot Polish - Makeup and Nail Polish Collection, Sproutalicious Healthy Cookies. ABOUT EMBELLISH: At Embellish, we are dedicated in delivering an innovative, carefully-crafted, specialized experience. We offer exceptional technical expertise and product recommendations tailored to your needs. Our all-encompassing environment creates a space where the Embellish team can guide you to realize your authentic style and spirit. We are passionate about providing a fun and unique culture with each and every one. Info: http://www.embellishtacoma.com
Dance Theatre Northwest Presents “Another Opening” - 4:00 pm
Mount Tahoma High School Auditorium, 4634 Soth 74th St., Tacoma, WA 98409
Dance Theatre Northwest presents "Another Opening" on Saturday, June 25th at 4:00 p.m. The performance combine DTNW's spring season audience favorites with it's Annual School Recital featuring students and guest performers of all ages who will present ballet, tap, jazz and musical theatre dance. Tickets are available through http://www.DTNW.org or by calling 253-778-6534 up until day of show. Info: http://www.DTNW.org
Sunrise Village - Saturday Night Cruz-ins - 5:00 pm
Meridian Sunrise Village, 10507 156th St. E., Puyallup
Cruz on by to enjoy classic cars at Sunrise Village every Saturday June through September! The 1st Saturday of each month you'll see the cars lining 156th, the other weeks they'll be in the front lot. If you own a classic car feel free to show up and you will see a volunteer who can get you registered. We will always put an update here on this event page as well as on our Facebook page if the Cruz-in is cancelled due to bad weather. It's free to participate but every week we will be accepting donations for the Food Bank. Interested in bringing your car? visit our website http://www.mysunrisevillage.com Contact us at 253.904.8923 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more info
An Evening of Elegance - 6:00 pm
Emerald Queen Grand Ballroom, 5580 Pacific Highway East, Fife, WA 98424
Ain’t No Stopping Us Now – We’re On The Move. Sponsored by: Allen A.M.E. Church. Live Music From Carl and Company. Evening Attire. Donation - $60. For More Information .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 253-627-6855
Bingo & Karaoke - 6:30 pm
Allenmore Golf and Event Center, 2013 S. Cedar St., Tacoma WA
Every Saturday, Tacoma Elks host bingo at 6:30 p.m. and karaoke at 8 p.m. in the sports bar. Come on down and have a great evening out with great people. Price: Free. Info: http://www.tacomawelks.com
USA DANCE TACOMA Fourth Saturday - 7:00 pm
Lakewood Elks, 6313 75th St W, Lakewood, WA 98499
Arrive at 7:00 PM for a dance lesson. Then dance from 8 to 10:30 pm. Admission is $12 for the lesson and dance; $8 for members. All dancer levels welcome. USA Dance Tacoma has dances on the fourth Saturday of each month at: Lakewood Elks, 6313 75th St W, Lakewood, WA 98499. For more info call 253-307-1499 or visit http://www.dancetacoma.org/
The Best 80’s Party Ever! (So Far) - 7:30 pm
The Swiss Pub & Restaurant, 1904 S. Jefferson Ave.,Tacoma, WA, 98402
Featuring Nite Wave (80’s New Wave): The Swiss in Tacoma, WA welcomes back the popular Best 80’s Party Ever! (So Far) on Saturday, June 25th! 80’s New Wave standouts Nite Wave (NiteWaveParty.com) make their return to bring the 80’s New Romantic dance vibes with LIVE music featuring artists such as Duran Duran, INXS, Spandau Ballet, Prince, Billy Idol, Depeche Mode and way more! Nite Wave have Sold Out their past 13 consecutive shows in Seattle! Most noted for being handpicked by Billy Idol to open for the legendary 80’s rocker at Showbox SoDo in October 2012, Nite Wave has help raise over $17,000 for Northwest Harvest, American Red Cross and Planned Parenthood. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1601429113500971/
Avenue Q - 8:00 pm
Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA 98499-3821
The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to present the FINAL SHOW of our 77th SEASON: The South Sound debut of the Tony Award-Winning Musical celebrating its First Decade on Broadway – AVENUE “Q”! with Music & Lyrics by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx and a Book by Jeff Whitty Michael Frayn! This production will also mark the conclusion of our year-long celebration of the 50th ANNIVERSARY of the very building we do all of our Productions in – THE LAKEWOOD PLAYHOUSE THEATRE! From TAMING of the SHREW in its first year to AVENUE Q at the end of this season, we will have presented over 300 Productions at this venue that was first built for us in 1965 by the Lakewood Arts Foundation. The Play will be performed on Fridays, Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Performances will be June 3rd through July 3rd with Special Showings at 8:00pm on Thursday, June 9th (“Pay What You Will” Night) and 8:00pm on Thursday, June 16th (“Pay What You Will” Actor’s Benefit). Our Ticket Prices are $29.00 (General Admission), $27.00 (Military), $26.00 (Seniors) and $24.00 (Students/Educators). The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, “Avenue Q” is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children's show; a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned. Parental Advisory: This Show Contains Very Mature and Adult, Content. Parents are encouraged to research the content of this production on the Show's Broadway website at http://www.avenueq.com/ Info: http://www.lakewoodplayhouse.org
Dragon Inn - Weird Elephant Film - 9:09 pm
The Grand Cinema, 606 South Fawcett Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
Weird Elephant is pleased to present DRAGON INN on Friday June 24 & Saturday June 25 at 9:09pm! Widely considered one of the most influential wuxia (martial arts) films of all time, King Hu's masterpiece blends brilliant camerawork with high-flying action. Janus Film's loving digital restoration will thrill fans of the genre. Come down for some trivia, prizes, craft brews, and a whole lot of bare-handed arrow deflection! Tickets available here: http://www.grandcinema.com/films/dragon-inn/ Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1714804935439011/