Thursday, Jul. 20
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:
Broadway Farmers Market - 10:00 am
Broadway St., downtown Tacoma
The Broadway Farmers Market, Tacoma’s first and longest standing market, started in 1990, and is celebrating its 27th year in 2017! This downtown, giant marketplace brings the highest quality local growers, specialty food producers and artisans together for a Tacoma audience. Our vendors include Washington farmers, fisherman, nurserymen, bakers, cheese makers, specialty food producers and artisans. As a community gathering place, the Broadway Market serves, not only as the place to meet for lunch on Thursday, it also offers education about healthy living through live chef demonstrations, gardening clinics and live entertainment for the whole family! 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:
Free Third Thursday - 2:00 pm
Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma WA 98402
See the History Museum’s newest installment in the Great Hall: Washington, My Home. Hear about the amazing journeys that have brought people from all over the globe to Washington, and share your own story. 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:
Ed Taylor - 6:00 pm
Bleu Note, 6008 MT Tacoma Dr SE #F, Lakewood WA 98499
Lakewood Jazz Night with Ed Taylor every Thursday from 6- 9 pm. No Cover. 1/2 off martinis and margaritas for ladies till 10. $5 wine & champagne specials for the ladies. All-you-can-eat fried catfish from 4 to 7 pm for $13. (The Bleu Note located behind Goodwill off Bridgeport.) 253.433.3974
Totally 80s Totally Murder - 7:00 pm
The Old Spaghetti Factory, 1250 Pacific Ave #101,Tacoma,WA 98402
The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in areas throughout the United States. Join us for a night of intrigue, deception, and delicious food in this comedic thriller! Info:
T-Town Swing Weekly Dance - 8:00 pm
Urban Grace Church, 9th and Market (9th St. Entrance)
Join us for swing dancing every Thursday night in downtown Tacoma with T-Town Swing! No experience? No worries. Beginner lesson is included with $5 door charge at 8pm with social dance starting at 8:30 until 11. Questions? See our Facebook group page: T-Town Swing. Info: