Friday, Dec. 13
TCC Clay Club Winter Pottery & Art Sale - 10:00 am
Senate Room, Building 11, Tacoma Community College, 6501 S. 19th St., Tacoma, WA 98466
Support TCC students as they hold a sale of their work. A portion of the proceeds go to support the F. Carlton Ball Scholarship fund. This scholarship has helped many students over the years follow their dreams and complete their education. Thur. Dec 12 10 am-6pm, Fri Dec 13 10 am-4pm, Sat Dec 14 10 am- 2pm. Info: 253-566-5346.
A Bizarre Bazaar - 10:00 am
St. Helens Mercantile, 753 St. Helens Ave Tacoma 98402
Not your average holiday gift/craft show! A collection of unusual hand made products for the non-traditional gift giver. You've been to the rest...none like this. One of a kind cards, ornaments, artwork, t-shirts, dolls, food, music and fun. Info:
Zoolights - 5:00 pm
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, WA 98407
Bundle up and stroll the Zoo as it comes aglow with more than a half-million lights! Be inspired by dazzling animal-themed displays, including our brand new 3-D displays of a swooping bald eagle, a regal polar bear family, and a Sumatran tiger head. Warm up in the steamy South Pacific Aquarium, ride a camel or take a spin on the antique carousel. There's so much to see and do--make the most of your Zoolights experience with our list of the Zoolights Top 10 Fun Activities! Zoolights Dates: Nov. 29 - Jan. 5. Zoolights Hours: 5 pm - 9 pm. (Closed Dec. 24 & Open Dec. 25 & Jan. 1) Info:
2nd Annual Lincoln High Backpack Project - 6:00 pm
Rock The Dock Pub & Grill, 535 Dock Street, Tacoma, Wa 98402
Alright everyone, here it is! We have 54 homeless students this year consisting of 28 males and 26 females and we need your help!! Our Mission "Team Backpack" is a group of people helping these homeless teens in what is said to be the most difficult years of anyone lives. Our goal is to help take the sting off the holiday season and keep these teens on a mental focus and in school. Info:
Centerstage presents: ALADDIN, A CLASSIC English holiday “panto” for all the family - 7:00 pm
Centerstage, 3200 SW Dash Point Road, Federal Way, WA 98003
Run Dates: November 30th – December 22nd. For most Brits, a visit to the local theatre to see the pantomime is as much part of the Christmas season as Turkey is to an American’s Thanksgiving. What is particularly appealing to the Brits, and now to Federal Way audiences, are the exuberant traditions of “panto”. This kind of pantomime is anything but silent. It’s loud, boisterous, full of music, ridiculous humor and audience involvement. This year will be Centerstage’s eighth excursion into this wonderful world, with our production of Paul Hendy’s ALADDIN. Mr. Hendy is one of the most successful practitioners of this beloved art in England. Each year he produces half a dozen or more of his shows at regional theatres throughout the country. Britain’s Daily Telegraph wrote about Hendy’s ALADDIN: “Paul Hendy always gets the magic right and so it proves again with Aladdin. What’s the secret? Well, Hendy’s scripts are always lively and packed with gags… You could describe the secret of his pantos in a single word – heart. This is a real humdinger of a show.” Aladdin runs Fridays at 7:00pm; Saturdays at 2:00pm and 7:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Tickets are $28 for adults; $24 for seniors and military; $10 for 25 years and younger. Special discounts are available for some performances. Information and tickets at 253 661 1444 or
Lyle the Crocodile - 7:00 pm
South Puget Sound Community College Minnaert Center Black Box Theater (Olympia)
The Olympia Family Theater presents a fun-filled musical adaptation of Bernard Waber's Lyle, Lyle Crocodile books. When the Primm family moves into their New York City apartment, they are surprised to find a crocodile in their bathtub. The multi-talented Lyle quickly becomes an important part of the family, but their not-so-nice nextdoor neighbor, Mr. Grumps, is less than enthused about the crocodile. It is only a matter of time before he accuses Lyle of frightening his cat, disturbing his business, and then ships him off to the zoo. Luckily, Lyle’s old showbiz partner, Hector P. Valenti, breaks him out just in time to save the day. There is something for everyone in this fun-for- the- whole- family musical; jumping rope, ice skating at Rockefeller Center, parades, holiday shopping, brave rescues, a cat, crocodiles, cookies, and of course- singing and dancing. Show runs 11/30/2013 - 12/22/13. Tickets available at or (360) 570-1638 More info about Olympia Family Theater at
Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical - 7:00 pm
Sumner Performing Arts Center, 1707 Main St., Sumner, WA 98390
ManeStage Theatre Company presents a holiday favorite. Shows run Nov. 30 through Dec. 21. Photo Opportunity with Santa following every performance! Bring your Camera! info:
Sonoro Women’s Choir Presents ‘Ceremony of Carols’ - 7:00 pm
Christ Episcopal Church, 310 N K St, Tacoma, WA
We invite you to join us for an evening of transcendently beautiful music to celebrate the holiday season! Our performance will span choral five centuries of choral master pieces from 14th century composer Tomas Luis de Victoria to contemporary master Ola Gjeilo! Our centerpiece will be Benjamin Britten’s famous work for treble voices, “Ceremony of Carols.” Interspersed will be a variety of favorite sing along carols so you can join in the experience of making music with the choir and finally, we have it on good authority to expect a visit from the jolly man in red! We have three dates and three locations for you to choose! Info:!/events/164523830422906/
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - 7:00 pm
Tacoma Youth Theatre, 924 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402
Barbara Robinson's “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever:” The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. They lie, steal, smoke cigars, swear, and hit little kids. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant. None of the Herdmans has ever heard the Christmas story before. Their interpretation of the tale the Wise Men are a bunch of dirty spies and Herod needs a good beating has a lot of people up in arms. But… Show more it will make this year's pageant the most unusual anyone has seen and, just possibly, the best one ever. Dec .13, 14, 20, 21 at 7:oo p.m. Dec. 15, 22, 23, 24 at 3 p.m. Info:
WIZARD OF OZ! 75th Anniversary! - 7:30 pm
Paradise Theatre, 9911 Burnham Dr NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332
"There's No Place Like Home" with this Holiday Classic! Playing Nov 22-Dec 15, 2013 Already SOLD OUT DEC 7th! Fri/Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 3pm. Opening night tickets include Wine & Cheese reception before the show sponsored by Lachini Vineyards. Special Holiday Dinner Theatre on Dec 14 at 6:00pm. You can buy your tickets online at songs like:"Merry Old Land of Oz", If I Only Had a Brain", "Over the Rainbow", "Munchkinland" and many more!
Magical Strings 35th Annual Celtic Yuletide Concert - 7:30 pm
Urban Grace Church, 902 Market St, Tacoma, WA 98402
For many in the Northwest, it wouldn’t be the holidays without the harps, dulcimers, and other energetic Celtic sounds of acclaimed family ensemble Magical Strings. The tradition continues this year, as Magical Strings announces its 35th triumphant year of annual Celtic Yuletide Concerts taking place throughout Puget Sound in December 2013! Featuring the lyrical and joyful sounds of Celtic harps, hammered dulcimers, violins, cello, whistles, concertina, percussion and more, each Celtic Yuletide performance is more than a concert – it’s a holiday gala of Celtic-inspired song, dance, theater and storytelling. Info:
Studio 6 Ballroom, 2608 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA
8:30pm drop-in lesson in Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa. 9:30pm Open Dancing - Salsa & more. DJ music (requests taken), full club lights & disco balls, Bose sound system. Dance cost: $5, add the lesson for only $5 more! or or (253) 905-5301.
MUH GROG ZOO Improv - 9:45 pm
Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA 98499-3821
The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to be the permanent home for the AMAZING, WITTY and FEARLESS Improv Group MUH GROG ZOO! LATE NIGHT "Improv-A-Go-Go!" PERFORMANCE NIGHTS (Through February - With MORE to Come!!) Muh Grog Zoo is a 4 man improv group that creates improvised one act play, starting only with a single word from the audience. This unique style means that each show can end up being a comedy, tragedy, action, dark mystery, sci-fi horror, even musical. We don't know how the shows will start, we don't know how they will end. We just know that each show is a wonderful series of surprises, discovered simultaneously by the audience and the performers. Info:!/events/241601712669740/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar&source=1