Tuesday, Dec. 17
Tahoma Center Gallery - 8:00 am
Catholic Community Services, 1323 S. Yakima Ave., Tacoma, WA 98477
Solitude and Blues: Jim Oliver's photographic survey of the experience of Solitude, with a counterpoint of Blues. Blues are not sad. Solitude is not loneliness. Artist Reception is Third Thursday, Nov. 21, 5:30-7pm. Gallery is open M-F, 8am-5pm. We are scheduling the Gallery for 2015 and are looking for new artists. Dec 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 27, 30 8:00am to 5:00pm. Please call 502-2617. Info:
12 Days of Christmas - 10:00 am
LeMay - America's Car Museum, 2702 E. D St., Tacoma, WA 98421
Drive in to America's Car Museum this holiday season for 12 Days of Christmas! From December 13th through 24th, ACM will feature family-friendly holiday activities, including Santa photos, crafts and ticket giveaways. Dec. 13 to Dec. 24, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Info:
LINKS: Australian Glass and the Pacific Northwest - 2:27 pm
Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA
Links: Australian Glass and the Pacific Northwest tells two related stories that began in the 1970s. In 1974, American artist Richard Marquis travelled to Australia to lecture, demonstrate and build glass studios at the invitation of the Australia Council for the Arts. Marquis’ relationship with Australian artist Nick Mount initiated a lineage of blown glass artists in Australia. The second story centers on kiln-formed glass and the relationship between Klaus Moje, founder of the glass workshop at Australian National University in Canberra, and the Bullseye Glass Company in Portland, OR. In 1979 Moje met Boyce Lundstrom, co-founder of Bullseye Glass Company, while at a workshop at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA. At Moje’s instigation, Bullseye Glass Company developed a line of compatible, fusible glass that solved long-standing technical problems. This glass is widely used by Australian artists today. Info:
Geiger PTSA Dwelling Take-Over Fundraiser - 4:00 pm
Dwelling, 626 St. Helens Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
Join us from 4-7pm to complete your holiday shopping, raise money for Geiger and support a local business. A WIN~WIN!!Dwelling (previously Dwell Home Decor) is a boutique with vintage inspired decor and furnishings with a flair for the unique and beautiful. There designs have an emphasis in the European tradition of quality and style. Bring your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors! Geiger PTSA will receive 15% of the sales. Info:
Holiday with Lights at Wild Waves Theme Park - 5:00 pm
Wild Waves Theme Park, 36201 Enchanted Pkwy. S., Federal Way, WA 98003
The Pacific Northwest’s favorite outdoor holiday celebration, Holiday with Lights at Wild Waves Theme Park, returns Dec. 6 to Dec. 31. Families can enjoy a sleigh-full of fun with festive activities, special appearances by some jolly friends and 25 rides and attractions, illuminated by more than one million lights. 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:
Argentine Tango has returned to Tacoma - 7:00 pm
Cultura Event Center, 5602 Washington Street S, Tacoma, WA
Dance Argentine Tango every week at the Cultura Event Center. Practica dance $5.00 from 7 to 9:30 open to all tango dancers or those interested in learning tango in the style of Argentina. Small group lessons from 7pm to 8pm (intermediate) and 8pm to 9pm (beginning) available $10 includes the lesson and dance. Info:
Jazz Combo Class with Kareem Kandi - 7:30 pm
Ted Brown Music, 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd, Tacoma,WA
Learn jazz theory, Improv and Performance Technique. The Jam is every Tuesday from 7:30 - 8:30pm at Ted Brown Music in Tacoma. To register, contact Stephanie at 253.272.3211. This class is geared towards High School age. Must know how to sight read and know scales. Any instrument is welcome. Fee is $80 per month (100% of fee goes to Ted Brown Music Outreach, a non-profit organization supporting youth music. Info:
The Christmas Revels - 7:30 pm
Rialto Theater, 310 S. Ninth St., Tacoma, WA 98402
This year it’s a high-energy, toe-tapping, fiddling, clogging, tall-tale telling celebration set in Appalachia in the 1930s. Joining the company is Seattle’s Old Time Music band The Tallboys and the Eclectic Cloggers. The Christmas Revels is a joyous, timeless celebration for all ages - a high-spirited concoction of folk tradition and high art. Join friends and family at the Rialto to drive winter’s darkness away. Info: