Friday, July 21, 2017 This Week's Paper
Friday, Jul. 21
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:
4-Day Learn to Skate Camp - 9:00 am
Alchemy Skateboarding, 311 S 7th St Tacoma, WA 98402
Camp runs from August 29- September 1. Lessons Include: Pushing, Pumping, Kick Turns, Drop Ins, Ollies, Flat Land Basics (Shuv-its, Kickflips), Ledge Tricks, and Rail Tricks. Supplemental lessons also include: Anatomy of the Skateboard, Ramp Names and Functions, Trick Names and Origins, How to Fall, and some of the basics of Skateboarding's History. Recommended for Ages 6-12, but all ages welcome as long as campers can pay attention, listen to directions, and have basic balance and hand-eye coordination. Confidence is key! Register online at
Fine Arts Exhibit - 9:00 am
Steilacoom Community Center, 2301 Worthington St., Steilacoom, WA
FINE ARTS EXHIBIT: Watercolor and Multimedia works by local Artist, Werner Dillenburger, are on display from July 5th to August 31, 2017 at The Steilacoom Community Center Art Gallery. Werner is a member of Pacific Gallery Artists. Show Hours: Mon—Thurs 9am—4:30pm; Fri 9am—7:30pm (closed weekends and holidays; Address: 2301 Worthington St., Steilacoom, WA. Info:
“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:
SALISH MODERN, Innovative Art with Ancient Roots - 12:00 pm
The White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. SE, Auburn WA
SALISH MODERN opens to the public spotlighting contemporary pieces inspired by Coast Salish Native traditions. Kenneth (Greg) Watson guest curates; he has brought together artwork borrowed from galleries, museums, artists and collectors to provide a stunning overview of the surprisingly modern work of today’s Salish artists. Salish Modern is sponsored by: 4Culture, Association of Tribal Art Dealers of America (ATADA), City of Auburn Arts Commission, Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation, and Tulalip Tribe Charitable Contributions. Entrance to the museum is $5 for adults and $2 for children and seniors. Museum hours are 12-4pm Wednesday through Sunday. On the first Thursday of the month the museum reopens from 6-8pm. Admission is FREE on the first Thursday and the third Sunday of every month. Info:
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:
Intro to Synchronized Swimming - 4:30 pm
Twin Lakes Pool, 3583 sSW 320th St., Federal Way 98023
Try Synchronized Swimming! $75 for the week- you will get a free swim cap and noseclip. Ages 7 & up, must feel comfortable swimming in deep water and have basic swimming skills. Come learn synchronized swimming! 4:30 to 6 p.m. Info:
Carnivale de Belgian Beerloo - 6:00 pm
Peaks and Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Tacoma, WA 98407
In celebration of National Belgian Beer Week July 14-21, Peaks and Pints will tap Belgian beers the first three weeks of July ending on July 21, Belgium Independence Day (the country gained independence from the Netherlands in 1830), when we host Carnivale de Belgian Beerloo, a Belgian beer tap takeover with Merchant du Vin Artisanal Imports, Total Beverage Solutions, Radeberger Gruppe and the Gritty City Sirens Burlesque Troupe. Peaks and Pints will do our very best to make sure tassels don’t fall into tulips full of Lindemans Young Lambic, Du Bocq Saison 1858, Lindemand Peche, Dupont Avec Les Bon Vouex, Scaldis Noel, Palm Amber Ale, Rodenbach Grand Cru, Orval, Westmalle and other Belgian beers. Carnivale de Belgian Beerloo will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, July 21 in Peaks and Pints bottle shop, taproom and restaurant in Tacoma’s Proctor District. The night will present a unique opportunity to taste a wide variety of Belgian beers in a Belgium festival-like environment. We’ll have beer-flight passports, Belgian music, burlesque beauty and door prizes. Info:
Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” Musical - 7:30 pm
Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 6th ave, Tacoma, WA 98406
Headstrong Ariel King Triton’s youngest daughter, is no longer content to live on the ocean floor. Convinced she’ll only find happiness on land, she sets off to find a world where she belongs, battling a sea witch and finding true love along the way. Join Tacoma Musical Playhouse along with Ariel’s colorful friends Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and Sebastian the crab, under the sea! With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Part of Your World.” Info: