Friday, May. 26
Gridiron Glorious Weekend in Tacoma - 10:00 am
Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
Spend an adventurous holiday weekend in Tacoma and be here for the opening of the spectacular multimedia experience, Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. With the advance purchase of a pair of tickets to the exhibition, you'll also get special offers for Tacoma's best hospitality to fill your weekend itinerary with adventure! Connect with the spirit of the game like never before. Be among the first to see this 6,000 square-foot exhibit filled with hundreds of iconic artifacts. Immerse yourself in the Hall of Fame experience. View rare footage from NFL Films, try on a helmet and hear coach-toplayer communication, and step inside an authentic instant replay booth to make a tough call. Don't miss the special Seattle Seahawks tribute section and your chance to snap a selfie with the Super Bowl trophy! Package including two museum admissions, discounts, and commemorative football: $24.00. Info: http://www.washingtonhistory.org
Creative Circle of Women - 6:30 pm
Artful Dreamers Studio, 2926 South Steele Street, Floor 2, Tacoma, WA 98409
Calling ALL Women…Take time for FUN with your CREATIVITY and nourish YOUR SpiRit through ART with the Creative Circle of Women! Can you IMAGINE a place that you can use your Intuition, Imagination & Creativity? Let’s form a CREATIVE TRIBE, would you like that? I know I would. FUN times. *Circles have been used throughout centuries to represent limitless possibilities. Love with no beginning & no end. A symbol of power, strength, hope, dreams, honor, & community. Circles are alive – ever expanding & contracting, blending and balancing, inviting & loving. It is through Circles that you can give and receive, interact & witness, engage & inspire.* There is an artist in each of us. Relax and explore your inner spirit through artistic expression in a warm loving circle. Sharing our experiences widens and opens us up to celebrate the connection we all have to one other and to life. **INVITE Friends** “Girls Night Out” “BYOB” if you like. NO Art Experience needed! Last FRIDAY of every month: 6:30-8:30pm COST $10.00 (supplies included) Info: http://artfuldreamers.com/creative-circle-of-women-3/
Creative Circle of Women - 6:30 pm
Artful Dreamers Studio, 2926 South Steele Street, Floor 2, Tacoma, WA 98409
Calling ALL Women…Take time for FUN with your CREATIVITY and nourish YOUR SpiRit through ART with the Creative Circle of Women! Can you IMAGINE a place that you can use your Intuition, Imagination & Creativity? Let’s form a CREATIVE TRIBE, would you like that? I know I would. FUN times. *Circles have been used throughout centuries to represent limitless possibilities. Love with no beginning & no end. A symbol of power, strength, hope, dreams, honor, & community. Circles are alive – ever expanding & contracting, blending and balancing, inviting & loving. It is through Circles that you can give and receive, interact & witness, engage & inspire.* There is an artist in each of us. Relax and explore your inner spirit through artistic expression in a warm loving circle. Sharing our experiences widens and opens us up to celebrate the connection we all have to one other and to life. **INVITE Friends** “Girls Night Out” “BYOB” if you like. NO Art Experience needed! Last FRIDAY of every month: 6:30-8:30pm. COST $10.00 (supplies included). Info: http://artfuldreamers.com/creative-circle-of-women-3/
The Women of Lockerbie - 7:00 pm
The Liberty Theater, 116 W Main, Puyallup, WA 98372
In these times of terrorism and cultural divisiveness "The Women of Lockerbie" is a play that eloquently explores fear, terror, and humanity’s reactions to it. Inspired by a true story and written in the structure of a Greek tragedy, this is a poetic drama about the triumph of love over hate. Info: http://www.act1theatre.org
Tim Meadows - 7:30 pm
Tacoma Comedy Club, 933 Market st, Tacoma, WA
You may know Tim Meadows from Saturday Night Live, where he made people laugh for years. With one of his most popular characters, The Ladies Man, getting it’s own feature film. He can be also seen in movies everywhere from Mean Girls to Benchwarmers. He will be here for three nights and five shows. Tickets are selling fast! Don’t miss your chance to see him live! Buy your tickets today! Info: http://www.tacomacomedyclub.com/events/16079
Sister Act the Musical - 7:30 pm
Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA
Sister Act is a feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that was so good it had audiences jumping to their feet! Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless. Featuring original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty And The Beast, Little Shop Of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at TMP’s Box Office located at 7116 Sixth Avenue, by phone at 253-565-6867, and online at  http://www.tmp.org.  Box office is open Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM.  
The Pirates of Penzance - 8:00 pm
Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood, WA 98499
Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious, hopeful farce follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. Frederic's melodious tones win over the heart of Major General Stanley's songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an "ingenious paradox" may prevent. Info: http://www.lakewoodplayhouse.org/
Cardinal Sins - 8:00 pm
Centerstage!, 3200 SW Dash Point Road Federal Way, WA 98023
A tragic love affair woven in the amazing story of the birth of Freedom: the creation of Magna Carta, Civil war, justice and the overwhelming power of love. Book for Cardinal Sins was written by Alan Bryce, who also wrote the book for For All That. Lyrics were written by Chana Wise, and music was written by Milton Reame-James, Carl Johnson, Ron Barnett, Gregory Smith and John Forster, who also wrote music for For All That. This new musical is set to take the stage May 13 through June 4, 2017. Info: http://www.centerstagetheatre.com/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=194
Live From The Jive 5: A Comedy Showcase - 8:30 pm
Bob's Java Jive, 2102 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma WA
On Friday, May 26 at 8:30PM, come out and see some of the funniest stand-up comedians in the Pacific Northwest at Live From The Jive V! For just $5, enjoy ten of the most hilarious, diverse comedians under one roof! This month, our feature is the brilliant Rachel Laurendeau. Our special guest is the hysterical Tracy Walton. The awesome lineup also includes Aaron Fishbein, Jill Silva, Mihkel Teemant, Cheri Hardman, Natalie Holt, Kayley Rae, & Christine Clarke. Hosted by the amazing Sarah Champion. This is a show you do not want to miss, so make sure to join us at the world famour Bob's Java Jive for a great evening of fun. $5. 21 & up. Doors open at 8. Info: http://www.facebook.com/livefromthejive
The Rusty Cleavers - 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
The Rusty Cleavers are a hard-driving, hard-working, rowdy 4-piece rock-n-roll bluegrass band from Tacoma, WA. They blend the elements of classic bluegrass musicianship and flawless vocal harmonies with the attitude and edge of punk rock, sending audiences everywhere into a frenzy of compassionate lust. The Cleavers' music is appropriate for a variety of events from festivals and music venues to weddings, private parties, and farmer's markets. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/472709283068452/
Tim Meadows - 10:30 pm
Tacoma Comedy Club, 933 Market st, Tacoma, WA
You may know Tim Meadows from Saturday Night Live, where he made people laugh for years. With one of his most popular characters, The Ladies Man, getting it’s own feature film. He can be also seen in movies everywhere from Mean Girls to Benchwarmers. He will be here for three nights and five shows. Tickets are selling fast! Don’t miss your chance to see him live! Buy your tickets today! Info: http://www.tacomacomedyclub.com/events/16079
Saturday, May. 27
Hurricane Junior Golf Tour: North Shore Golf Course
North Shore Golf Course, 4101 Northshore Boulevard NE, Tacoma, WA 98422
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) is the largest junior tour in the United States hosting more 2-day nationally ranked events than any other tour. The mission of the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour is to accommodate the ladies and gentlemen of junior golf with an extraordinary experience in a competitive environment. In 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour announced a partnership with Nexus, an international hospitality and entertainment company backed by financier Joe Lewis and Tavistock Group, golfing great Tiger Woods and musician and entertainer Justin Timberlake, which will further our collective goal of growing the game of golf, broadening the Tour’s reach across the U.S. and around the world. Info: https://hjgt.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/hjgt17/schedule/hjgt/upcoming.htm?view=detailed
Gridiron Glorious Weekend in Tacoma - 10:00 am
Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
Spend an adventurous holiday weekend in Tacoma and be here for the opening of the spectacular multimedia experience, Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. With the advance purchase of a pair of tickets to the exhibition, you'll also get special offers for Tacoma's best hospitality to fill your weekend itinerary with adventure! Connect with the spirit of the game like never before. Be among the first to see this 6,000 square-foot exhibit filled with hundreds of iconic artifacts. Immerse yourself in the Hall of Fame experience. View rare footage from NFL Films, try on a helmet and hear coach-toplayer communication, and step inside an authentic instant replay booth to make a tough call. Don't miss the special Seattle Seahawks tribute section and your chance to snap a selfie with the Super Bowl trophy! Package including two museum admissions, discounts, and commemorative football: $24.00. Info: http://www.washingtonhistory.org
Afro Cuban / Puerto Rican Percussion Class - 10:00 am
Ted Brown Music - Tacoma, 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd
Afro Cuban / Puerto Rican Percussion Class Saturdays 10am or 11:15am Ted Brown Music - Tacoma 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd Tacoma, WA 98409 http://www.ArturoRodriguez.com call: 253-507-2965 1st class $10
Memorial Day Tribute - 11:00 am
Buffalo Soldiers Museum, 1940 South Wilkeson, Tacoma, WA 98405
A Scout with the Buffalo Soldiers - Images by Frederic Remington. Info: http://www.BuffaloSoldiersTacoma.org
Crafts of the Past: Textile Arts - 11:00 am
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, WA 98407
Historical crafts and skills come to life during the popular Crafts of the Past series at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. This is the sixth year of the program, which features modern practitioners of 19th century artistic traditions sharing the methods and materials of their work. Synthia Santos will guide visitors willing to try a treadle sewing machine, and teach guests a few basic hand sewing and finger knitting techniques. The littlest visitors can practice on sewing cards and everyone can make a cockade to take home, a classic fabric rosette often seen adorning fine Victorian ladies and gentlemen. Santos has been practicing various textile arts — including sewing, cross-stitch, knitting, crochet — for 40 years. As a long-time volunteer at Fort Nisqually, she has become knowledgeable about mid-19th century patterns and methods. Santos is a regular contributor to the Fort’s living history clothing collection and has shared her expertise with others willing to learn. Info: http://FortNisqually.org
The Women of Lockerbie - 2:00 pm
The Liberty Theater, 116 W Main, Puyallup, WA 98372
In these times of terrorism and cultural divisiveness "The Women of Lockerbie" is a play that eloquently explores fear, terror, and humanity’s reactions to it. Inspired by a true story and written in the structure of a Greek tragedy, this is a poetic drama about the triumph of love over hate. Info: http://www.act1theatre.org
Parents’ Night Out - Storytelling - 6:00 pm
Children's Museum of Tacoma, 1501 Pacific Ave., Tacoma WA
Need a night out? Let us entertain your children in a safe and fun environment. Sign up for Parents' Night Out and treat yourself and kids to some fun. While at the Museum your child will play games, explore the playscapes, create works of art, and enjoy pizza and treats! Each Parents' Night Out includes thematic activities. Cost: $30 per child, $15 each additional sibling. Members receive a 10% discount. PNO is appropriate for children 3-10 years old. All children must be able to use the toilet independently. Registration is required. Register early, spots fill up quickly! NEW! Visit Doyle's Public House while your kiddos are at Parents' Night Out, and receive a FREE appetizer, 2 for 1 entrée, OR dessert! Call us for details and to sign up! Info: https://www.playtacoma.org/calendar/?id=23711
The Women of Lockerbie - 7:00 pm
The Liberty Theater, 116 W Main, Puyallup, WA 98372
In these times of terrorism and cultural divisiveness "The Women of Lockerbie" is a play that eloquently explores fear, terror, and humanity’s reactions to it. Inspired by a true story and written in the structure of a Greek tragedy, this is a poetic drama about the triumph of love over hate. Info: http://www.act1theatre.org
Tim Meadows - 7:30 pm
Tacoma Comedy Club, 933 Market st, Tacoma, WA
You may know Tim Meadows from Saturday Night Live, where he made people laugh for years. With one of his most popular characters, The Ladies Man, getting it’s own feature film. He can be also seen in movies everywhere from Mean Girls to Benchwarmers. He will be here for three nights and five shows. Tickets are selling fast! Don’t miss your chance to see him live! Buy your tickets today! Info: http://www.tacomacomedyclub.com/events/16079
Sister Act the Musical - 7:30 pm
Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA
Sister Act is a feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that was so good it had audiences jumping to their feet! Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless. Featuring original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty And The Beast, Little Shop Of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at TMP’s Box Office located at 7116 Sixth Avenue, by phone at 253-565-6867, and online at  http://www.tmp.org.  Box office is open Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM.  
The Pirates of Penzance - 8:00 pm
Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood, WA 98499
Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious, hopeful farce follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. Frederic's melodious tones win over the heart of Major General Stanley's songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an "ingenious paradox" may prevent. Info: http://www.lakewoodplayhouse.org/
Cardinal Sins - 8:00 pm
Centerstage!, 3200 SW Dash Point Road Federal Way, WA 98023
A tragic love affair woven in the amazing story of the birth of Freedom: the creation of Magna Carta, Civil war, justice and the overwhelming power of love. Book for Cardinal Sins was written by Alan Bryce, who also wrote the book for For All That. Lyrics were written by Chana Wise, and music was written by Milton Reame-James, Carl Johnson, Ron Barnett, Gregory Smith and John Forster, who also wrote music for For All That. This new musical is set to take the stage May 13 through June 4, 2017. Info: http://www.centerstagetheatre.com/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=194
LAUGH RIOT: STAND UP COMEDY SHOW - 9:00 pm
ROCKLOFT @ STONEGATE, 5421 S. Tacoma Way - Tacoma, WA
Crown the Kings & WayTooLoud Present: Laugh Riot: Stand Up Comedy Show. Hosted By: Chris Zapata. Starring: Rusty. Marianne Reilly, Fred Bowski, Esteban, The Comedian Lige. Music by: DJ Eskro. Doors open @ 9:00pm, Show starts @ 10:00. 21+ w/ID $15 - General Admission $30 - w/ Pizza Bar $60 - VIP. VIP Includes: Entry for 2 - Pizza Bar - 2 Well Drinks & Reserved Seating. For reservations contact: Gerald @ 253-227-1360 or Xavier @ 253-213-8654. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/308463316253639/
80’s Invasion - 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
80s Invasion takes the music of the '80s very seriously. This is the music we listened to on our original Sony Walkmen, the bands whose names we stenciled on our pee-chees, jeans, Nikes, and in some cases, all over town. When MTV first came around, these were the bands whose videos we watched all night at our friends' houses, and the first concerts we went to. Some of our most memorable experiences (ahem) occurred listening to these songs. This music matters and we care enough about it to do it right. So join us and rediscover the incredible music from the 80s! Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1862708360657039/
Tim Meadows - 10:30 pm
Tacoma Comedy Club, 933 Market st, Tacoma, WA
You may know Tim Meadows from Saturday Night Live, where he made people laugh for years. With one of his most popular characters, The Ladies Man, getting it’s own feature film. He can be also seen in movies everywhere from Mean Girls to Benchwarmers. He will be here for three nights and five shows. Tickets are selling fast! Don’t miss your chance to see him live! Buy your tickets today! Info: http://www.tacomacomedyclub.com/events/16079
FOOLS PLAY IMPROV - 10:30 pm
Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N I St, Tacoma, WA 98403
Tacoma Little Theatre and Fools Play Improv are excited to announce the return of Fools Play Improv to TLT as a recurring show every fourth Saturday, 10:30pm each month (except December) until July 2017, and perhaps beyond. Formed by two sets of brothers, Michael and Christopher Harris, and Geoff and Edward Gibbs, Fools Play began their journey at the Tacoma Little Theatre in 1994 and has been performing Improv Comedy ever since in the Puget Sound area. Most recently, the troupe could be found at the Tacoma Youth Theatre but is now returning to the place it all started. A whole new generation of Fools, along with some familiar old friends will be bringing 23 years of experience creating and building their own unique brand of Improv back to the TLT stage. Each show will last from 10:30 PM until 12:00 including a mid-show intermission. Concessions, including alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase from Tacoma Little Theatre, and Tickets will cost $10.00. Info: http://www.tacomalittletheatre.com/blog/2016/fools-play-improv-at-tlt
Sunday, May. 28
Hurricane Junior Golf Tour: North Shore Golf Course
North Shore Golf Course, 4101 Northshore Boulevard NE, Tacoma, WA 98422
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) is the largest junior tour in the United States hosting more 2-day nationally ranked events than any other tour. The mission of the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour is to accommodate the ladies and gentlemen of junior golf with an extraordinary experience in a competitive environment. In 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour announced a partnership with Nexus, an international hospitality and entertainment company backed by financier Joe Lewis and Tavistock Group, golfing great Tiger Woods and musician and entertainer Justin Timberlake, which will further our collective goal of growing the game of golf, broadening the Tour’s reach across the U.S. and around the world. Info: https://hjgt.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/hjgt17/schedule/hjgt/upcoming.htm?view=detailed
Gridiron Glorious Weekend in Tacoma - 10:00 am
Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
Spend an adventurous holiday weekend in Tacoma and be here for the opening of the spectacular multimedia experience, Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. With the advance purchase of a pair of tickets to the exhibition, you'll also get special offers for Tacoma's best hospitality to fill your weekend itinerary with adventure! Connect with the spirit of the game like never before. Be among the first to see this 6,000 square-foot exhibit filled with hundreds of iconic artifacts. Immerse yourself in the Hall of Fame experience. View rare footage from NFL Films, try on a helmet and hear coach-toplayer communication, and step inside an authentic instant replay booth to make a tough call. Don't miss the special Seattle Seahawks tribute section and your chance to snap a selfie with the Super Bowl trophy! Package including two museum admissions, discounts, and commemorative football: $24.00. Info: http://www.washingtonhistory.org
Crafts of the Past: Textile Arts - 11:00 am
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, WA 98407
Historical crafts and skills come to life during the popular Crafts of the Past series at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. This is the sixth year of the program, which features modern practitioners of 19th century artistic traditions sharing the methods and materials of their work. Synthia Santos will guide visitors willing to try a treadle sewing machine, and teach guests a few basic hand sewing and finger knitting techniques. The littlest visitors can practice on sewing cards and everyone can make a cockade to take home, a classic fabric rosette often seen adorning fine Victorian ladies and gentlemen. Santos has been practicing various textile arts — including sewing, cross-stitch, knitting, crochet — for 40 years. As a long-time volunteer at Fort Nisqually, she has become knowledgeable about mid-19th century patterns and methods. Santos is a regular contributor to the Fort’s living history clothing collection and has shared her expertise with others willing to learn. Info: http://FortNisqually.org
LeMay Valve Cover Races - 1:00 pm
LeMay Family Collection at Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St. E, Tacoma, Wa 98445
Build and race your own valve cover car! Open to children of all ages. Race Check In: 11:00 am- 1:00 pm, Races Begin: 1:00 pm. Info: https://www.lemaymarymount.org/lemay-valve-cover-races
Sister Act the Musical - 2:00 pm
Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA
Sister Act is a feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that was so good it had audiences jumping to their feet! Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless. Featuring original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty And The Beast, Little Shop Of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at TMP’s Box Office located at 7116 Sixth Avenue, by phone at 253-565-6867, and online at  http://www.tmp.org.  Box office is open Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM.  
Cardinal Sins - 2:00 pm
Centerstage!, 3200 SW Dash Point Road Federal Way, WA 98023
A tragic love affair woven in the amazing story of the birth of Freedom: the creation of Magna Carta, Civil war, justice and the overwhelming power of love. Book for Cardinal Sins was written by Alan Bryce, who also wrote the book for For All That. Lyrics were written by Chana Wise, and music was written by Milton Reame-James, Carl Johnson, Ron Barnett, Gregory Smith and John Forster, who also wrote music for For All That. This new musical is set to take the stage May 13 through June 4, 2017. Info: http://www.centerstagetheatre.com/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=194
The Pirates of Penzance - 2:00 pm
Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood, WA 98499
Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious, hopeful farce follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. Frederic's melodious tones win over the heart of Major General Stanley's songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an "ingenious paradox" may prevent. Info: http://www.lakewoodplayhouse.org/
The Kareem Kandi Band w/Tracy Knoop - 5:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
A native of the Pacific Northwest, saxophonist Kareem Kandi is a performer, composer, and educator, in high demand for his talents both on and off the stage. Kareem is a versatile musician with strong roots in the traditions of Jazz, Blues, and Funk, and has been performing on the scene for years, gaining attention from critics and audiences alike. While staying true to musical styles of the past, he also keeps an eye towards the future by composing original music as well as new arrangements of timeless songs from the great American songbook. Since 1996, Kareem has been performing both as a bandleader and as a sideman to enthusiastic audiences around the world at concert halls, festivals, and clubs. Over the years Kareem has performed, toured and recorded with some of the finest musicians in the music industry including: Pete Christlieb, Ali Jackson, Patti Labelle, Bill Watrous, The Seattle Symphony, Julian Priester, The Paperboys, Mark Elf, The Northwest Repertory Singers, Thomas Marriot, Alex Duncan, Frazey Ford, DJ Hapa, The Polyrhythmics, Bill Ramsay, The Staxx Brothers, Jay Thomas, The Sabella Consort, Greta Matassa, The Temptations, Hadley Caliman, The Four Tops, The Harry James Orchestra, Wayne Bergeron, and many others. Because of his musical diversity, his group, The Kareem Kandi Band has a sound that is fresh, innovative, and appeals to a wide variety of audiences. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/752575931568589/
Book Reading of The Whole World at Once - 7:00 pm
King's Books, 218 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
Washington author Erin Pringle will read from her new collection of rural stories, The Whole World at Once (West Virginia UP 2017). Kirkus Reviews says, "Readers willing to immerse themselves in sorrow, and sometimes in narratives that twist and shimmer before taking definite shape, will find reflected in these stories the unsteady path of coming back to life—or not—after loss.” Erin was a recipient of an Artist Trust Fellowship. Originally from the rural Midwest, she now lives Northwest. To learn more about her work, visit http://www.erinpringle.com Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1315434415208141
The Dope Show - 8:00 pm
Tacoma Comedy Club, 933 Market st, Tacoma, WA
Sometimes comedians come up with jokes when they’re high, but can they tell jokes when they’re high? Come find out! The Dope show is a show hosted by Tyler Smith, in which you get to see comedians joke, then go toke, and attempt to joke again! Don’t miss your next chance to see it live at Tacoma Comedy Club on May 28th! Tickets on sale at http://www.tacomacomedyclub.com Info:. https://www-tacomacomedyclub-com.seatengine.com//shows/52822
Monday, May. 29
Hurricane Junior Golf Tour: North Shore Golf Course
North Shore Golf Course, 4101 Northshore Boulevard NE, Tacoma, WA 98422
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) is the largest junior tour in the United States hosting more 2-day nationally ranked events than any other tour. The mission of the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour is to accommodate the ladies and gentlemen of junior golf with an extraordinary experience in a competitive environment. In 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour announced a partnership with Nexus, an international hospitality and entertainment company backed by financier Joe Lewis and Tavistock Group, golfing great Tiger Woods and musician and entertainer Justin Timberlake, which will further our collective goal of growing the game of golf, broadening the Tour’s reach across the U.S. and around the world. Info: https://hjgt.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/hjgt17/schedule/hjgt/upcoming.htm?view=detailed
Gridiron Glorious Weekend in Tacoma - 10:00 am
Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
Spend an adventurous holiday weekend in Tacoma and be here for the opening of the spectacular multimedia experience, Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. With the advance purchase of a pair of tickets to the exhibition, you'll also get special offers for Tacoma's best hospitality to fill your weekend itinerary with adventure! Connect with the spirit of the game like never before. Be among the first to see this 6,000 square-foot exhibit filled with hundreds of iconic artifacts. Immerse yourself in the Hall of Fame experience. View rare footage from NFL Films, try on a helmet and hear coach-toplayer communication, and step inside an authentic instant replay booth to make a tough call. Don't miss the special Seattle Seahawks tribute section and your chance to snap a selfie with the Super Bowl trophy! Package including two museum admissions, discounts, and commemorative football: $24.00. Info: http://www.washingtonhistory.org
Monday Music Mania Jam with Heather Jones & The Groove Masters - 8:00 pm
Dawson's Bar & Grill, 5443 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma WA
Tuesday, May. 30
Washington Connections Academy Free Family Information Session - 6:30 pm
Holiday Inn Express Tacoma Downtown, 2102 S. C St., Tacoma, WA 98402
Washington Connections Academy, a tuition-free virtual public school, will host a free information session for families interested in learning about its online program and individualized approach to education in preparation for its inaugural academic year. Opened in 2016, Washington Connections Academy will be serving grades K-9 and an additional grade will be added each subsequent school year. Connections Academy is a division of Connections Education, which is accredited by AdvancED. The information session will provide families with an opportunity to meet with a Connections Academy teacher, thoroughly explore the school’s program and curriculum, and learn about the enrollment process. Other topics covered include: how teachers interact with students in the virtual environment, personalized learning opportunities including options for accelerated learning and gifted programs, college preparation, socialization, the role of the parent or other Learning Coach, and the use of technology. Info: http://www.connectionsacademy.com/
Weekly Meditation and Discussion - 6:45 pm
Gook Karma (Center for Joy), 711 St. Helens Ave Tacoma WA
Please join us for our weekly meditation gathering. Meditation Instructions will be offered for first time visitors from 6:45 to 7pm. If this is your first time please arrive around 6:40 for a brief orientation to our space and to settle into meditation instruction. Meditation practice for all starts at 7pm. Please arrive a few minutes early for a meet and greet. We will practice both sitting and walking meditation for one hour. After meditation all are welcome to join for a discussion of various topics related to meditation, Buddhism, and their application to our everyday life. We will have a little social time to share tea, cookies, and conversation to end the night! A suggested $10 freewill offering for this event is greatly appreciated. All offerings help to pay for the space rental and materials for our weekly gathering. Also, be sure to check out the "Find Joy in Everyday Life" class series starting Monday May 3rd. Info: https://seattle.shambhala.org/tacoma/
Wednesday, May. 31
Argentine Tango lessons, Basics to Intermediate - 7:00 pm
Cultura Event Center, 5602 S Washington St, Tacoma, WA 98409
Learn to dance Argentine Tango in a warm community of tango dancers where professional tango instruction is provided based on the heart of tango, movement and connection with another dancer and wonderful music. For the beginner there are always more advanced dancers to learn with making the journey to good social tango skills quicker and enjoyable. 2 hours of lessons every Wednesday night from 7:00 to 9:30, at $10 per evening. For additional information go to http://www.TangoInTacoma.com call ,(253)222-0105 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Info: http://www.tangointacoma.com
Thursday, Jun. 1
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: https://tacomafarmersmarket.com/broadway-farmers-market/
Peaks and Pints Lodge Meeting with Scuttlebutt Brewing - 6:00 pm
Peaks and Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Tacoma, WA 98407
If you've been waiting since the day you were born to drink Scuttlebutt Brewing Company craft beer, this is your year: Everett’s renowned brewery turns 21 in July. If you’re already 21 you can enjoy Scuttlebutt craft beers a month earlier the June 1 Peaks and Pints Lodge Meeting when Scuttlebutt dons the ceremonial robe and Grand Poobah hat as we pour the brewery’s beers from our Western red cedar tap log. For those not into math, Phil Bannan Sr. and his family founded Scuttlebutt Brewing in 1996. Family, indeed. The family business, which today employs about 75 people, started with a homebrewing kit Bannan’s wife, Cynthia, bought him on Father’s Day in 1990. Cynthia eventually kicked him out of the kitchen and into a facility at the Port of Everett. They decided to name their brewery “Scuttlebutt” after Cynthia’s nickname bestowed upon by her father after her impending birth became the scuttlebutt of Naval Station Norfolk where he worked. Phil Bannan Jr. is the brewery’s general manager, and he and his wife, Mindy, designed the taproom the recently opened taproom inside the production brewery in downtown Everett. For the last 16 years Matt Stromberg runs the brewing operations. Former Engine House No. 9 head brewer Doug Tiede sells the craft. In addition to sweet giveaways, the June 1 Peaks and Pints Lodge Meeting with Scuttlebutt Brewing will feature the brewery’s KEXP Transistor IPA, Homeport Blonde, Amber Ale and 20th Anniversary Russian Imperial Stout. LODGE MEETING WITH SCUTTLEBUTT BREWING, 6 p.m., Thursday June 1, Peaks and Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma, no cover. INFO: http://peaksandpints.com/
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.) https://www.facebook.com/thebluenotebistroandlounge/ 253.433.3974
Junction 48 Presented by Anthony Zaragoza - 6:30 pm
The Grand Cinema, 606 S Fawcett Ave., Tacoma WA
Junction 48: Palestinian rapper Kareem and his singer girlfriend Manar struggle, love and make music in their crime-ridden neighborhood and Tel Aviv's hip-hop club scene. Screenplay by real-life rapper Tamer Nafar (who stars as Kareem) and Oren Moverman (The Messenger, Time Out of Mind). A social drama with music directed by Udi Aloni (Art/Violence, Forgiveness). Followed by a Q & A with Dr. Zaragoza. Info: https://www.tugg.com/events/junction-48-ulua
Tim Hall Blues Jam - 7:00 pm
Schooner Pub & Galley, 5429 100th St. S.W. Lakewood, WA
Blues Jam hosted by Tim "Too Tall" Hall and Doug "Mad Dog" McKinnon. Full P.A., drums, amps are supplies. All musicians and vocalists are welcome. Being held at Lakewood's landmark the "SCHOONER" every Thursday. Info: https://www.facebook.com/The-Schooner-Pub-and-Galley-133086533398066/
Cardinal Sins - 8:00 pm
Centerstage!, 3200 SW Dash Point Road Federal Way, WA 98023
A tragic love affair woven in the amazing story of the birth of Freedom: the creation of Magna Carta, Civil war, justice and the overwhelming power of love. Book for Cardinal Sins was written by Alan Bryce, who also wrote the book for For All That. Lyrics were written by Chana Wise, and music was written by Milton Reame-James, Carl Johnson, Ron Barnett, Gregory Smith and John Forster, who also wrote music for For All That. This new musical is set to take the stage May 13 through June 4, 2017. Info: http://www.centerstagetheatre.com/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=194
Igor & The Red Elvises - 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
Igor Yuzov was born in Germany, raised in Ukraine and studied in Russia. He grew up in the former Soviet Union, where folk music was the norm and rock'n'roll was illegal. A rebellious streak, however, led him to seek out the forbidden music. As soon as it became possible, Igor left Russia for America with his “Folk'n'Roll" band Limpopo and was personally greeted by Ronald Reagan. In 1993, Limpopo won Ed McMahon's Star Search and their popularity began to blossom. In 1995, Igor dreamed that Elvis Presley came to him and told him to start playing rock'n'roll. Igor and his Russian friends became Red Elvises and gave street performances on Santa Monica's 3rd Street Promenade. As their crowds grew larger, the City of Santa Monica ordered them to discontinue their street performances. Evolving over the years, Igor’s music has been labeled "Siberian Surf Rock” which contains humorous lyrics and grooves that forces his audience to dance. Over the past 20 years, Red Elvises have constantly toured all over the world with occasional breaks to record new music and to participate in film and television projects. $10 cover. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/427847397583287/
Friday, Jun. 2
Introducing the Downtown to Defiance Trolley (Pierce Transit route 15) - 9:30 am
Tollefsen Plaza, 1548 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402
Pierce Transit, in partnership with the City of Tacoma, Point Ruston, Metro Parks Tacoma, South Sound Together, Port of Tacoma and Travel Tacoma, is pleased to announce Pierce Transit’s Downtown to Defiance trolley service available from June 2 through Sept. 3, 2017. The official launch takes place Friday, June 2 at 9:30 a.m. at Tollefson Plaza, 1548 Pacific Ave. in downtown Tacoma. The first 50 people in attendance will receive an ORCA transit card, loaded with an electronic purse worth $10, plus a commemorative lanyard. This new service will run from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between downtown Tacoma and destinations along Ruston Way and at Point Defiance Park, including Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, trails, beachfront and marina. Info: https://www.piercetransit.org/downtowntodefiance
Movie Screening - 6:00 pm
Lean Body Lifestyles, 711 St Helens Ave, Suite 201, Tacoma, WA 98402
We'll be screening an amazing documentary, "Embrace: One Woman's Journey to Embrace EveryBODY," on Friday, June 2nd. This is a free event and for women only. No children please, but young women ages 13+ are welcome and encouraged to attend. We'll watch the film and then anyone who wishes can stick around and we'll chat about what we just saw, what it brought up for us, insights we gleaned from it, etc. We're going to have delicious snacks catered by Happy Belly as well! Please RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), no later than 5pm on Thursday, June 1st. We need an accurate count for seating and catering. Hope to see you there! Info: http://www.leanbodylifestyles.com/community-.html
Inner Child Shrine - 6:30 pm
Artful Dreamers Studio, 2926 South Steele Street, Floor 2, Tacoma, WA 98409
Create from your heart with love just for your little one. Make a shrine that will remind you to give love to your inner child hourly, daily, monthly, yearly…ALWAYS. WE will create with tins, cigar boxes… Artful will have supplies for your Inner Child Shrine. Please bring personal items, pictures of you as a child made smaller, jewelry, crystals, memories whatever speaks to you. ALL supplies provided (bring anything special you want to add) - $35. Info: http://artfuldreamers.com/inner-child-shine/
The Women of Lockerbie - 7:00 pm
The Liberty Theater, 116 W Main, Puyallup, WA 98372
In these times of terrorism and cultural divisiveness "The Women of Lockerbie" is a play that eloquently explores fear, terror, and humanity’s reactions to it. Inspired by a true story and written in the structure of a Greek tragedy, this is a poetic drama about the triumph of love over hate. Info: http://www.act1theatre.org
Sister Act the Musical - 7:30 pm
Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA
Sister Act is a feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that was so good it had audiences jumping to their feet! Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless. Featuring original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty And The Beast, Little Shop Of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at TMP’s Box Office located at 7116 Sixth Avenue, by phone at 253-565-6867, and online at  http://www.tmp.org.  Box office is open Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM.  
THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE - 7:30 pm
Tacoma Little Theater, 210 N I St, Tacoma, WA 98403
Journey into the Wild West, 1890 in this classic story of good versus evil, law versus the gun, one man versus Liberty Valance. A tale of love, hope, and revenge set against the vicious backdrop of a lawless society. When a young scholar from New York city travels west in search of a new life, he arrives beaten and half-dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees. Rescued from the plains, the town soon becomes his home. A local girl gives him purpose in a broken land, but is it enough to save him from the vicious outlaw who wants him dead? He must make the choice: to turn and run or to stand for what he believes, to live or to fight; to become the man who shot Liberty Valance. Info: http://tacomalittletheatre.com
The Pirates of Penzance - 8:00 pm
Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood, WA 98499
Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious, hopeful farce follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. Frederic's melodious tones win over the heart of Major General Stanley's songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an "ingenious paradox" may prevent. Info: http://www.lakewoodplayhouse.org/
Cardinal Sins - 8:00 pm
Centerstage!, 3200 SW Dash Point Road Federal Way, WA 98023
A tragic love affair woven in the amazing story of the birth of Freedom: the creation of Magna Carta, Civil war, justice and the overwhelming power of love. Book for Cardinal Sins was written by Alan Bryce, who also wrote the book for For All That. Lyrics were written by Chana Wise, and music was written by Milton Reame-James, Carl Johnson, Ron Barnett, Gregory Smith and John Forster, who also wrote music for For All That. This new musical is set to take the stage May 13 through June 4, 2017. Info: http://www.centerstagetheatre.com/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=194
Tony Bologna Ponies & The High Rollers - 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
Tony and the Bologna Ponies opening for The High Rollers, with their tight vocals, sizzling brass, rhythm section and dance hits from the 60's, 70's, and 80's! $7 cover. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/111956892712206/
Saturday, Jun. 3
Master Gardeners Children’s Programs - 9:45 am
The Pierce County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden is located in Puyallup where Fruitland Ave. meets Pioneer. That is 2607 Pioneer Puyallup 98371
THE MASTER GARDENERS OF PIERCE COUNTY HAVE PLANNED EIGHT FREE EVENTS FOR CHILDREN AGES 3 TO 11 AND THEIR FAMILIES AT THEIR PUYALLUP DEMONSTRATION GARDEN DURING THE SPRING AND SUMMER OF 2017. THESE EVENTS INCLUDE: MAY 20 – HOW PLANTS MAKE MORE PLANTS – WHAT ARE SEEDS, RUNNERS, TUBERS, BULBS? LEARN ABOUT BABY PLANTS. JUNE 3 – POLLINATORS – WHAT DOES THIS BIG WORD MEAN. LEARN HOW POLLINATORS HELP IN OUR GARDEN. JUNE 17 – FAIRIES AND GNOMES – HAVE FUN MAKING A FANCIFUL DISH GARDEN TO TAKE HOME. Please Note: There will be two sessions at 10 AM and 1 PM. Pre-registration is required beginning June 1st via email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Please state your time preference which we will try to honor. JULY 8 – HERBS GLORIOUS HERBS – PLANTS THAT TASTE AND SMELL DELICIOUS. COME BE A PLANT DETECTIVE JULY 22 – HERE COMES THE SUN – HOW DOES THE SUN HELP OUR PLANTS TO GROW? ENJOY SOME FUN ACTIVITIES. AUGUST 5 – WILDLIFEIN THE GARDEN – THERE ARE MORE THAN PLANTS IN OUR GARDEN. LETS EXPLORE WHAT ELSE LIVES HERE. AUGUST 19 – DR. SEUSS’S GARDEN – COME TO OUR GRAND FINALE OF THE SUMMER. DR SEUSS THEMED COSTUMES ENCOURAGED. ALL THESE EVENTS TAKE PLACE IN THE MASTER GARDENER DEMONSTRATION GARDEN LOCATED AT 2607 WEST PIONEER WAY, PUYALLUP, WA. ATTENDEES ALL SIGN PHOTO RELEASES, IF YOU SHOULD WISH TO COVER ANY OF THESE EVENTS AND TAKE PHOTOS. 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. (except for June 17 when the program is offered a second time beginning at 1 PM.) All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information visit the Pierce County Master Gardeners’ website at http://extension.wsu.edu/pierce/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2017/02/Childrens-Garden-Rack.jpg by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or call weekdays at 253-798-6943.
Free Bike Helmet Give-Away - 10:00 am
GLP Attorneys' Parking Lot, 1420 S Union Ave., Tacoma
• Professional helmet fitting available. • Kids aged 6-12 are welcome. (Child must be present) • Free prize drawing. • Free refreshments. No early lineups please. INFO: http://GLPattorneys.com/bike
Afro Cuban / Puerto Rican Percussion Class - 10:00 am
Ted Brown Music - Tacoma, 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd
Afro Cuban / Puerto Rican Percussion Class Saturdays 10am or 11:15am Ted Brown Music - Tacoma 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd Tacoma, WA 98409 http://www.ArturoRodriguez.com call: 253-507-2965 1st class $10
Peaks and Pints Mountain Beer Fest - 11:00 am
Peaks and Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Tacoma, WA 98407
Craft beer has always had an easy partnership with the outdoor adventure lifestyle (especially now that many of our favorite brews are in cans!). What better place to celebrate that pairing than the Proctor District, Tacoma’s outdoor playground? The North Tacoma business district sits at a mighty 356 feet above sea level offering outdoor enthusiasts plenty of opportunities to work on agility by dodge speeding BMWs and reckless Mason Middle Schoolers, mountain bike down the rocky, pothole laden North 27th Street, hang glide off towering Proctor Station and, of course, the annual cycling criterium through the streets of Proctor. Special prize packages from the participating breweries and cideries will be raffled off periodically. PEAKS AND PINTS MOUNTAIN BEER FEST, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 3, Peaks and Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma, no cover. Info: http://peaksandpints.com/
Crafts of the Past: Sheep to Shawl - 11:00 am
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, WA 98407
Historical crafts and skills come to life during the popular Crafts of the Past series at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. This is the sixth year of the program, which features modern practitioners of 19th century artistic traditions sharing the methods and materials of their work. Heather Kibbey has been spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, and tatting for more than 40 years. Guests will see her at work and have the opportunity to try their hand at using drop spindles or weaving on a loom. Heather is a regular volunteer at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum and often mentors other volunteers. On Saturday, guests will also get to see how the whole process begins — with the shearing of sheep — thanks to visiting sheep and Elaine Thompson from Blackberry Patch Farms. Info: http://FortNisqually.org
The Women of Lockerbie - 2:00 pm
The Liberty Theater, 116 W Main, Puyallup, WA 98372
In these times of terrorism and cultural divisiveness "The Women of Lockerbie" is a play that eloquently explores fear, terror, and humanity’s reactions to it. Inspired by a true story and written in the structure of a Greek tragedy, this is a poetic drama about the triumph of love over hate. Info: http://www.act1theatre.org
Pray for Sun Party - 4:00 pm
The Hub, 203 Tacoma Ave S., Tacoma
Join us for our annual Pray for Sun Party!! We will have prizes, live music in our beer garden, food and drink specials, a raffle with a bike giveaway and more! Plus hop on our saloon cycle for a loop around the stadium district with a Harmon ale! This will not be an event to miss! Starts at 4pm until close! Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/276858436102542/
Sunrise Village - Saturday Night Cruz-ins - 5:00 pm
Meridian Sunrise Village, 10507 156th St. E. Suite 101, Puyallup WA
Cruz on by to enjoy classic cars at Sunrise Village every Saturday June through August from 5pm - dusk. The 1st Saturday of each month you'll see the cars lining 156th (click here for a map of the traffic flow), 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. *Check our Facebook page for updates https://www.facebook.com/sunrisevillage/ It's free to participate but every week we will be accepting donations for the Food Bank. Interested in bringing your car? Contact us at 253.904.8923 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Info: http://www.mysunrisevillage.com/cruz-ins
NIBBLE FOR KIBBLE II: PUTTIN’ ON THE PETS - 6:00 pm
Freighthouse Square, 453 E. 25th Street, Tacoma WA
Puget Sound Pet Food Bank invites you to its second annual fundraiser event, featuring live and silent auction, raffles, music by Dain Norman and the Chrysalis Effect, and "nibbles" by Jonz Catering. Proceeds support PSPFB'S operations in Tacoma and Spanaway, helping people in need keep happy pets by providing food, treats, toys, and accessories. Price: $40 per person/$280 per table of 8. Info: (253) 250-5078; http://www.pugetsoundpetfoodbank.org/donate
Metal Church VIP Tickets Almost Sold Out! - 6:30 pm
Cultura Event Center, 5602 S Washington St, Tacoma, WA 98409
This is the last chance to score VIP tickets to Metal Church on Saturday, June 3rd!!! The extra little $20 buys you seriously cool access that general admission will not. Live it up with full access to the club, a choice view of the performance, snack tables, private bar, seating and massive photo ops. In 2016 Metal Church embarked on a world tour supporting the release of their top charting album, which peaked at #57 on the Billboard 200. It also charted at #3 for best Hard Rock Album, giving the band the highest chart position in their career. They finished off the 2016 touring nationally with metal band, Megadeth. Metal Church promises to bring some special surprises to this tour, having recently brought aboard W.A.S.P. drummer Stet Howland. They are working on a new album and have just released 'Fake Healer' a duet with Queensryche vocalist, Todd LaTorre! Opening the show will be Kaos n Kunfushion, What Thou Wilt, Sons of Mercury and Sin Circus. Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2950025
WHEEL & HEELS GALA EVENT AT ACM - 6:30 pm
Lemay Americas Car Museum, 2702 East D Street, Tacoma WA
Join honorary chairs Drs. Dale Bloomquist and Heidi Horwitz for Fast & Furious, the 2017 Wheels & Heels Annual Gala in celebration of the fifth anniversary of LeMay – America’s Car Museum. Set in the stunning Titus-Will Gallery, this is America’s Automotive Trust‘s largest fundraiser in support of its commitment to preserving America’s automotive heritage through ACM’s focus on lifelong education programs and the RPM Foundation. Leave your keys with the valet and enjoy racy tunes on the Anderson Plaza. Explore the silent auction and Exotics@ACM – Seductive Supercars exhibit while knocking back a High Octane cocktail, which is sure to get your wheels spinning. Dine on cutting edge fare from Tom Douglas Restaurants and take part in a spirited live auction with one-of-a-kind items before ending the night with Montecristo cigars and an explosive fireworks display. ­PURCHASE TICKETS: ACM Member – $250, Individual Ticket – $275, ACM Member Table of 8 – $1,800. Table of 8 – $2,000 Info: http://www.leamyamericascarmuseum.org
The Women of Lockerbie - 7:00 pm
The Liberty Theater, 116 W Main, Puyallup, WA 98372
In these times of terrorism and cultural divisiveness "The Women of Lockerbie" is a play that eloquently explores fear, terror, and humanity’s reactions to it. Inspired by a true story and written in the structure of a Greek tragedy, this is a poetic drama about the triumph of love over hate. Info: http://www.act1theatre.org
Metal Church World Tour - 7:30 pm
Cultura Event Center, 5602 S Washington St, Tacoma, WA 98409
Metal Church VIP tickets ALMOST SOLD OUT! This is the last chance to score VIP tickets to Metal Church on Saturday, June 3rd! The extra little $20 buys you seriously cool access that general admission will not. Live it up with full access to the club, a choice view of the performance, snack tables, private bar, seating and massive photo ops. In 2016 Metal Church embarked on a world tour supporting the release of their top charting album, which peaked at #57 on the Billboard 200. It also charted at #3 for best Hard Rock Album, giving the band the highest chart position in their career. They finished off the 2016 touring nationally with metal band, Megadeth. Metal Church promises to bring some special surprises to this tour, having recently brought aboard W.A.S.P. drummer Stet Howland. They are working on a new album and have just released 'Fake Healer' a duet with Queensryche vocalist, Todd LaTorre! Opening the show will be Kaos n Kunfushion, What Thou Wilt, Sons of Mercury and Sin Circus. Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2950025
Sister Act the Musical - 7:30 pm
Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA
Sister Act is a feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that was so good it had audiences jumping to their feet! Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless. Featuring original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty And The Beast, Little Shop Of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at TMP’s Box Office located at 7116 Sixth Avenue, by phone at 253-565-6867, and online at  http://www.tmp.org.  Box office is open Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM.  
Joan Osborne Performs Bob Dylan Songbook - 7:30 pm
Rialto Theater, 310 S 9th St., Tacoma WA
Joan Osborne, a multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy nominee, has rightfully earned a reputation as one of the great voices of her time. Her upcoming tour features Osborne taking on a new perspective - performing the iconic tunes of Bob Dylan. Her "Songbook Series' comes to the Rialto Theater. Osborne's career was jump started by the great success of her first major-label debut album, Relish, which wove together strands of American roots music, poetic lyrics, and impassioned vocals, which combined produced the massive MTV and international radio hit, "One of Us," which occupied the number one spot on the U.S. singles chart for two weeks. More recently, Osborne has gone on to produce insightful, emotionally complex compositions such as "Where We Start," "Work On Me," and "Keep It Underground," developing an intimate, stripped-down sound unlike the gritty, blues-based rock she is best known for - proving once again her spectacularly diverse range and artistic skill. Info: http://BroadwayCenter.org
THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE - 7:30 pm
Tacoma Little Theater, 210 N I St, Tacoma, WA 98403
Journey into the Wild West, 1890 in this classic story of good versus evil, law versus the gun, one man versus Liberty Valance. A tale of love, hope, and revenge set against the vicious backdrop of a lawless society. When a young scholar from New York city travels west in search of a new life, he arrives beaten and half-dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees. Rescued from the plains, the town soon becomes his home. A local girl gives him purpose in a broken land, but is it enough to save him from the vicious outlaw who wants him dead? He must make the choice: to turn and run or to stand for what he believes, to live or to fight; to become the man who shot Liberty Valance. Info: http://tacomalittletheatre.com
The Pirates of Penzance - 8:00 pm
Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood, WA 98499
Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious, hopeful farce follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. Frederic's melodious tones win over the heart of Major General Stanley's songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an "ingenious paradox" may prevent. Info: http://www.lakewoodplayhouse.org/
Singles Resource Club of Tacoma Dance - 8:00 pm
AMVETS Hall, 5717 South Tyler Street, Tacoma
First Saturday of the Month: Singles Resource Club of Tacoma Dance at the AMVETS Hall in Tacoma. Doors Open at 7 pm. Enjoy the huge dance floor and dance to music from 8 pm until 11 pm. Free snacks, coffee, tea, water and door prizes; soda available for $1. Admission: $7 members; $10 guests; $8 for first time attendees. Sponsored by Singles Resource Club of Tacoma. For more info on SRC Tacoma, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit http://www.srcoftacoma.com/ or call 253.474.4820
Cardinal Sins - 8:00 pm
Centerstage!, 3200 SW Dash Point Road Federal Way, WA 98023
A tragic love affair woven in the amazing story of the birth of Freedom: the creation of Magna Carta, Civil war, justice and the overwhelming power of love. Book for Cardinal Sins was written by Alan Bryce, who also wrote the book for For All That. Lyrics were written by Chana Wise, and music was written by Milton Reame-James, Carl Johnson, Ron Barnett, Gregory Smith and John Forster, who also wrote music for For All That. This new musical is set to take the stage May 13 through June 4, 2017. Info: http://www.centerstagetheatre.com/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=194
Kryboys - 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
Kry is the #1 cover band in the Seattle/Tacoma area! We have the energy, the talent and ability to deliver all of your favorite songs the way music should be ... LIVE! It's like going to a big time rock show where you know every song. Everyone leaves having had a great time! $10 cover. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/126468707909141/
OCEAN COMMOTION WEEKEND - 9:30 pm
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium connects people to the Puget Sound - and beyond – with a wide array of with sea animals and marine mammals from small anemones to massive sharks, huge walruses and majestic polar bears. Come see all the ways the sea benefits us – and we can benefit the sea. Ocean Commotion, a special event dedicated to the glorious creatures found in the world’s ocean – and the ways humans can help them – is slated for June 3 and 4 at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. The sea-themed weekend will give visitors a detailed glimpse into the lives of marine animals. Touch a stingray, build a reef, act like a sea star, and more. Dive deep into educational activities and see what's so amazing about ocean life. Visitors to the zoo and its two aquariums will see an amazing array of animals that make the sea their home – from huge marine mammals like walruses and polar bears to smaller critters such as sea stars and anemones. Info: http://www.pdza.org
Sunday, Jun. 4
The Peninsula Metric Century Bike Ride - 7:00 am
Narrows Park & Ride, Tacoma, WA 98406
The Peninsula Metric Century (PMC) is a challenging ride through the scenic Kitsap Peninsula. Enjoy panoramic waterfront views, rural countryside, and lots of rolling hills. Choose from routes of 60k, 100k or 100m. Riders will enjoy a well-marked course, support vehicles, fully stocked rest stops, and dessert at the finish line. Everyone will need to sign a release form and pick up a wrist-band. Riders planning on riding the 100 mile course will need to show up and leave between 7am and 7:30am. Riders planning on riding the 67 mile (100 K) course will need to show up and leave between 7:30 and 8am. Riders planning on riding the 36 mile course will need to show up and leave between 8am and 8:30. Info: http://twbc.org/event-2428722
Dream-like Self; a Meditation Course - 9:00 am
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Center, 1501 Pacific Ave S Suite #301 Tacoma, WA 98402
The problems we face in life, which seem so solid and real, will disappear like last night’s bad dream when we apply Buddha’s teachings on emptiness, the way things actually exist as opposed to the way they appear. This view of emptiness, the dream-like nature of things, teaches us that we can overcome our fears and gradually become more peaceful, flexible, and creative. In this day course, Gen Kelsang Wangpo will teach how we can recall and apply these profound teachings throughout our day and transform our life and experiences with wisdom. Class fee is $20. Members, seniors, students and unemployed have reduced pricing. Everyone is Welcome. Info: https://meditateinolympia.org/event/connecting-with-our-dream-like-self-letting-go-of-dream-like-problems/?instance_id=2398359
Crafts of the Past: Sheep to Shawl - 11:00 am
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, WA 98407
Historical crafts and skills come to life during the popular Crafts of the Past series at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. This is the sixth year of the program, which features modern practitioners of 19th century artistic traditions sharing the methods and materials of their work. Heather Kibbey has been spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, and tatting for more than 40 years. Guests will see her at work and have the opportunity to try their hand at using drop spindles or weaving on a loom. Heather is a regular volunteer at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum and often mentors other volunteers. On Saturday, guests will also get to see how the whole process begins — with the shearing of sheep — thanks to visiting sheep and Elaine Thompson from Blackberry Patch Farms. Info: http://FortNisqually.org
Lotus Flower Painting Class - 1:00 pm
Artful Dreamers Studio, 2926 South Steele Street, Floor 2, Tacoma, WA 98409
*Do you feel stuck or blocked? *Do you want to find joy? *Do you just want to bring more creativity into your life? *Do you think you aren’t creative at all? If you said yes to any of these questions, this workshop is for you!Painting is not just about creating a masterpiece. Painting is a practice that can mirror our lives and help us create the change we want to see. When you engage in a regular creative practice, intuition grows, new insights are revealed and we learn to take bolder action in our lives. Simply put, we can paint what we want to experience in our lives. Why Paint the Lotus Flower? The lotus flower only grows in the murkiest of mud and yet the blooms are incredibly beautiful and water easily rolls off each petal. We paint the lotus flower when we desire the energy of BLOOMING despite the challenges, or the mud, we may be facing. Like the lotus we can rise through and above the mud to blossom in the sunshine. Nadine will walk the group, step-by-step, through painting a Lotus. YOU will paint backgrounds freely, no pressure. YOU will all paint a Lotus but everyone can bring their own color choice and style to the painting. Create the JOY you want in your life by first creating it on canvas! Bring your canvas home to remind you of your JOY. NO experience needed. Info: http://artfuldreamers.com/lotus-flower/
Sister Act the Musical - 2:00 pm
Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA
Sister Act is a feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that was so good it had audiences jumping to their feet! Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless. Featuring original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty And The Beast, Little Shop Of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at TMP’s Box Office located at 7116 Sixth Avenue, by phone at 253-565-6867, and online at  http://www.tmp.org.  Box office is open Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM.  
Cardinal Sins - 2:00 pm
Centerstage!, 3200 SW Dash Point Road Federal Way, WA 98023
A tragic love affair woven in the amazing story of the birth of Freedom: the creation of Magna Carta, Civil war, justice and the overwhelming power of love. Book for Cardinal Sins was written by Alan Bryce, who also wrote the book for For All That. Lyrics were written by Chana Wise, and music was written by Milton Reame-James, Carl Johnson, Ron Barnett, Gregory Smith and John Forster, who also wrote music for For All That. This new musical is set to take the stage May 13 through June 4, 2017. Info: http://www.centerstagetheatre.com/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=194
The Pirates of Penzance - 2:00 pm
Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood, WA 98499
Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious, hopeful farce follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. Frederic's melodious tones win over the heart of Major General Stanley's songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an "ingenious paradox" may prevent. Info: http://www.lakewoodplayhouse.org/
THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE - 2:00 pm
Tacoma Little Theater, 210 N I St, Tacoma, WA 98403
Journey into the Wild West, 1890 in this classic story of good versus evil, law versus the gun, one man versus Liberty Valance. A tale of love, hope, and revenge set against the vicious backdrop of a lawless society. When a young scholar from New York city travels west in search of a new life, he arrives beaten and half-dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees. Rescued from the plains, the town soon becomes his home. A local girl gives him purpose in a broken land, but is it enough to save him from the vicious outlaw who wants him dead? He must make the choice: to turn and run or to stand for what he believes, to live or to fight; to become the man who shot Liberty Valance. Info: http://tacomalittletheatre.com
OCEAN COMMOTION WEEKEND - 9:30 pm
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium connects people to the Puget Sound - and beyond – with a wide array of with sea animals and marine mammals from small anemones to massive sharks, huge walruses and majestic polar bears. Come see all the ways the sea benefits us – and we can benefit the sea. Ocean Commotion, a special event dedicated to the glorious creatures found in the world’s ocean – and the ways humans can help them – is slated for June 3 and 4 at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. The sea-themed weekend will give visitors a detailed glimpse into the lives of marine animals. Touch a stingray, build a reef, act like a sea star, and more. Dive deep into educational activities and see what's so amazing about ocean life. Visitors to the zoo and its two aquariums will see an amazing array of animals that make the sea their home – from huge marine mammals like walruses and polar bears to smaller critters such as sea stars and anemones. Info: http://www.pdza.org
Monday, Jun. 5
ACM 5TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - MONTHLY
LeMay-Americas Car Museum, 2702 East D St., Tacoma WA
It’s a whole year of celebration! On the 5th day of each month, ACM will be offering a $5 discount on all admission tickets, 20% off Individual through Gold Key memberships and a “special perk” that will change each month. Don’t miss a single one of these celebration year specials! March – $5 rides in CXC racing simulators in the ACM Speed Zone April – 3 for $5 vintage candy in the ACM Store May – $2 street tacos and $5 Coronas in Classics by Pacific Grill June – Free posters in the ACM Store ($5 value) July – $5 souvenir kits (ACM water bottle, ACM patch and car eraser) in ACM Store. The remaining monthly 5th Anniversary specials are still coming together, check the event calendar regularly for updates: http://www.leamyamericascarmuseum.org
Sacred Artful Intuitive Painting Circle of Women Series - 6:30 pm
Artful Dreamers Studio, 2926 South Steele Street, Floor 2, Tacoma, WA 98409
We will gather in circle and paint. Mondays June 5, 12, 19, 26 4 sessions $90. Do you desire to: connect to your own creative natural juiciness?, give yourself the gift to create from your sacred soul? grow and bloom in a circle of love that supports and inspires you with open hearted women? become part of a trusted community of women who want to share & connect through art? Would you find joy in : *being in a sacred circle where there is non-judgment? *a group that can assist in your exploration of deep soul diving? *strengthen courage in overcoming fear and embracing a new way of being? An Intuitive Painting circle is a time to be fully immersed in a process designed to help you become aware and listen to your innate wisdom. Explore and express an inner voice not often heard. You know it… it is the aliveness, the spark, the vital self desiring nourishment, safety & encouragement to come forward. We paint in silence to deepen the experience. Info: http://artfuldreamers.com/sacred-artful-intuitive-painting-circle-of-women/
Monday Music Mania Jam with Heather Jones & The Groove Masters - 8:00 pm
Dawson's Bar & Grill, 5443 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma WA
Tuesday, Jun. 6
Lakewood’s Farmers Market - 10:00 am
Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main Street SW. Lakewood, WA 98499
Tuesdays 10am-3pm, June 6-September 12 Join us for opening day June 6! Get your free canvas tote and other give-aways! Shop local and support local farmers! Enjoy live music and chef demonstrations. Grab a lunch in Lakewood at the Farmers Market from food trucks including: Lumpia World, Burrito Boy, Charles & Terry Gourmet Chinese Food, Tornado Potato, and fresh tamales! Now selling local wine, sweet wines, and beer. See all of our vendors and the complete schedule of events at, https://www.cityoflakewood.us/parks-and-recreation/farmer-s-market Loca.ted close to the I-5 corridor, the market is also convenient for travelers and commuters who want to swing in for fresh, healthy food on the go. Enjoy the peaceful setting with a fountain and shade, and plenty of free parking. Info: https://www.cityoflakewood.us/parks-and-recreation/farmer-s-market
Bring Your Own Bag Ordinance – Business Open House - 6:30 pm
Tacoma Nature Center, 1919 S. Tyler St., Tacoma
The City of Tacoma is hosting an open house for retail business owners, managers and employees to learn about the upcoming Bring Your Own Bag Ordinance. The new law goes into effect on July 12th, and affects all retail businesses in Tacoma. Attend this evening event to learn about the required changes and to get resources to help your employees and shoppers. Retailer resources will include an educational poster, point of purchase sign, window cling, a shopping cart corral sign, as well as Frequently Asked Questions. For more information, visit http://cityoftacoma.org/shoppingbags Conta.ct: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), (253) 591-5172.
Wednesday, Jun. 7
Argentine Tango lessons, Basics to Intermediate - 7:00 pm
Cultura Event Center, 5602 S Washington St, Tacoma, WA 98409
Learn to dance Argentine Tango in a warm community of tango dancers where professional tango instruction is provided based on the heart of tango, movement and connection with another dancer and wonderful music. For the beginner there are always more advanced dancers to learn with making the journey to good social tango skills quicker and enjoyable. 2 hours of lessons every Wednesday night from 7:00 to 9:30, at $10 per evening. For additional information go to http://www.TangoInTacoma.com call ,(253)222-0105 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Info: http://www.tangointacoma.com
The Big Run 5K Run/Walk - 7:00 pm
Wright Park, Tacoma WA
On June 7, Fleet Feet Sports locations nationwide will hold a local 5K race. All results will funnel up into a national leader board to determine: who is the fastest runner in the country? Info: https://runsignup.com/Race/WA/Tacoma/thebigruntacoma?remMeAttempt=
The Brotherhood Lounge Takes Flight - 8:00 pm
The Brotherhood Lounge , 119 Capitol Way N., Olympia WA
The Brotherhood Takes Flight Season Finale. Presented by Airbound Underground. Trapeze, Fabric, and more! 8pm, FREE! Tips for performers encouraged. Info: http://www.thebroho.com
Thursday, Jun. 8
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: https://tacomafarmersmarket.com/broadway-farmers-market/
Open House at the Lakewood Senior Activity Center - 10:00 am
Lakewood Senior Activity Center, 9112 Lakewood Dr SW, Lakewood WA
Be sure to stop by the Society’s table at this event to get all the latest news about our upcoming events, programs and exhibit. Free; Seniors and all other ages welcome! Phone: (253) 682-3480. Info: http://www.lakewoodhistorical.org
CRUISE IN AT ACM - 5:00 pm
Lemay Americas Car Museum, 2702 East D Street, Tacoma WA
Cruise into ACM the second Thursday of each month, through August. Cruise-Ins at ACM are FREE and family-friendly. Enjoy music by DJ Fred, Gravediggers BBQ, Thirst Responder beer garden, Queen of Pop, complimentary coffee & donuts, and enter to win prizes and people’s choice awards! No vintage vehicle? No problem! All are welcome to come check out the vehicles in attendance at Cruise-Ins at ACM. ACM is open until 8 pm on Cruise-In nights, so grab your friends and family for Race Night in the Speed Zone! Every second Thursday of the month from 5 – 8pm, our CXC racing simulators are linked together to provide a realistic racing experience against other drivers. Info: http://www.leamyamericascarmuseum.org
Tacoma Waterfront Association 3rd Annual Crab Feed Fundraiser - 5:30 pm
Foss Waterway Seaport, 705 Dock Street Tacoma, WA 98402
The Tacoma Waterfront Association is a non-profit organization with the mission to unite our waterfront community to educate, promote and provide leadership on issues important to all 46 miles of Tacoma’s unique shoreline. We are hosting our third annual all-you-can-eat Crab Feed Fundraiser. Support our organization by joining us at the Foss Waterway Seaport for all-you-can-eat fresh Dungeness crab, salads and bread. The exciting Dessert Dash returns along with a silent auction, raffle and wine ring toss. For more information or to order tickets visit our webpage: http://tacomawaterfront.org/2017-crab-feed/
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.) https://www.facebook.com/thebluenotebistroandlounge/ 253.433.3974
Intuitive Painting - 6:30 pm
Artful Dreamers Studio, 2926 South Steele Street, Floor 2, Tacoma, WA 98409
Come DANCE with your paintbrush, PAINT your heART out! Welcome to the Artful Journey to YOUR Creative HeART! This inspiring experiential class is for everyone who wants to fearlessly become more creative. What would you create if you were completely FREE to tap into your creativity & imagination through paint & paper? Learn to tap into your creative being and delve into spontaneous self-expression. This is an opportunity for anyone who has dreamed of painting, but was intimidated by the process! *Intuitive Painting allows you the freedom of a child *Intuitive Painting teaches you to express yourself without judgment *Intuitive Painting helps you Free your Spirit & Nourish your Heart *Enjoy Self Expression without emphasis on technique or finished product *PAINTING is NOT about producing a product. It is about honoring and nurturing YOUR creative spirit, Your INFINITE creative spirit! 6:30-9pm. $25 per class. 20% off 1st class @Artful Info: http://artfuldreamers.com/intuitive-painting-3/
Tim Hall Blues Jam - 7:00 pm
Schooner Pub & Galley, 5429 100th St. S.W. Lakewood, WA
Blues Jam hosted by Tim "Too Tall" Hall and Doug "Mad Dog" McKinnon. Full P.A., drums, amps are supplies. All musicians and vocalists are welcome. Being held at Lakewood's landmark the "SCHOONER" every Thursday. Info: https://www.facebook.com/The-Schooner-Pub-and-Galley-133086533398066/
VENUS IN FUR - 7:30 pm
Tacoma Little Theater, 210 N I St, Tacoma, WA 98403
Tacoma Little Theatre presents Venus in Fur by David Ives, on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 7:30pm. This production will be directed by Blake R. York and stars Jacob Tice and Cassie Jo Fastabend. Playwright Thomas Novachek is at a loss. There are simply no actresses talented enough to play his leading lady. Then in walks Vanda, a mysterious siren with the uncanny ability to inhabit his character. All bets are off when the audition quickly escalates into a seductive power play. With loads of cheek and a hint of the erotic, Venus in Fur keeps you on the edge of your seat as you question "who is really in charge here?" Tickets for the June 8, 2017 performance at 7:30pm are $10.00 for non TLT Members, and FREE for those who are members. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.tacomalittletheatre.com or by, calling our Box Office at (253) 272-2281.
Friday, Jun. 9
Wetland Habitat Restoration - 1:00 pm
Place of Circling Waters, 1621 Marine View Drive, Tacoma WA 98422
Place of Circling Waters is a critical restoration site at the mouth of the Hylebos Creek. Its 30 acres of wetland and forest are home to an incredible variety of birds, coyote, river otter and of course our native salmon. Help make a difference for this crucial wildlife habitat by helping CHB remove invasive species and trash. CHB will provide gloves, supplies and refreshments. You just need long sleeves and waterproof / sturdy footwear. Please RSVP with Ryan Cruz at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (253) 383-2429 by June 7th!! Info: https://www.healthybay.org/get-involved/volunteer/
Parents’ Night Out - Pirate Night - 6:00 pm
Children's Museum of Tacoma, 1501 Pacific Ave., Tacoma WA
Need a night out? Let us entertain your children in a safe and fun environment. Sign up for Parents' Night Out and treat yourself and kids to some fun. While at the Museum your child will play games, explore the playscapes, create works of art, and enjoy pizza and treats! Each Parents' Night Out includes thematic activities. Cost: $30 per child, $15 each additional sibling. Members receive a 10% discount. PNO is appropriate for children 3-10 years old. All children must be able to use the toilet independently. Registration is required. Register early, spots fill up quickly! NEW! Visit Doyle's Public House while your kiddos are at Parents' Night Out, and receive a FREE appetizer, 2 for 1 entrée, OR dessert! Call us for details and to sign up! Info: https://www.playtacoma.org/calendar/?id=23716
Let’s Play - 7:00 pm
Artful Dreamers Studio, 2926 South Steele Street, Floor 2, Tacoma, WA 98409
Let’s PLAY! Would you enjoy creative freedom? Music, paint, paper, brushes, giggles, joy and community! Grab a friend and save your easel. Info: http://artfuldreamers.com/lets-play/
THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE - 7:30 pm
Tacoma Little Theater, 210 N I St, Tacoma, WA 98403
Journey into the Wild West, 1890 in this classic story of good versus evil, law versus the gun, one man versus Liberty Valance. A tale of love, hope, and revenge set against the vicious backdrop of a lawless society. When a young scholar from New York city travels west in search of a new life, he arrives beaten and half-dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees. Rescued from the plains, the town soon becomes his home. A local girl gives him purpose in a broken land, but is it enough to save him from the vicious outlaw who wants him dead? He must make the choice: to turn and run or to stand for what he believes, to live or to fight; to become the man who shot Liberty Valance. Info: http://tacomalittletheatre.com
The Pirates of Penzance - 8:00 pm
Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood, WA 98499
Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious, hopeful farce follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. Frederic's melodious tones win over the heart of Major General Stanley's songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an "ingenious paradox" may prevent. Info: http://www.lakewoodplayhouse.org/
Live From The Loft At Stonegate: A Comedy Showcase - 9:00 pm
Stonegate Pizza, 5421 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma WA
Please join us on Friday, June 9, 2017 for our new stand-up comedy showcase Live From The Loft at Stonegate Pizza! Featuring the hilarious Anica Cihla!Our stellar lineup also includes: Terrance P., Maddy Gauger, Craig Stewart, Levi Manis, Rachel Laurendeau, Mihkel Teemant, Sarah Champion, Perry Patterson, & Doc Kennedy! Hosted by Ben Beckett. Quality entertainment on a Friday night! Be prepared to have an amazing time. Comedy, pizza, and rum all under the same roof! $6. 21 & Up. Show starts at 9PM. Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/live-from-the-loft-at-stonegate-pizza-stand-up-comedy-showcase-tickets-34727453749
The Nasty Habits - 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
The Nasty Habits is a mostly 80's dance band covering genres ranging from synthpop to punk. All of the songs we play carry familiar dance energy, structures and details and are meant to keep people dancing all night. We play at bars, casinos, outdoor events, and more and if you've been to one of our 3-set shows, you know that the energy builds all night long and ends with songs that leave our fans tired and happy at last call. $8 cover. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1225318794261046/
Saturday, Jun. 10
Hurricane Junior Golf Tour: The Classic Golf Club
The Classic Golf Club, 4908 208th Street East, Spanaway, WA 98387
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) is the largest junior tour in the United States hosting more 2-day nationally ranked events than any other tour. The mission of the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour is to accommodate the ladies and gentlemen of junior golf with an extraordinary experience in a competitive environment. In 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour announced a partnership with Nexus, an international hospitality and entertainment company backed by financier Joe Lewis and Tavistock Group, golfing great Tiger Woods and musician and entertainer Justin Timberlake, which will further our collective goal of growing the game of golf, broadening the Tour’s reach across the U.S. and around the world. Info: https://hjgt.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/hjgt17/schedule/hjgt/upcoming.htm?view=detailed
Sound to Narrows - 8:00 am
Assault Playfield, 6100 North 37th St., Tacoma WA
The Sound to Narrows is a kick-off to summer celebrating 45 years of fun, family fitness and competition. Sound to Narrows will take place Saturday, June 10, 2017…always the second Saturday in June. Attendance at Sound to Narrows is generally around 5,000. We offer a challenging and scenic 12k run through Pt. Defiance Park, a fast 5k through Tacoma’s north end neighborhood, an exciting 2k for those 10 and younger…and who can resist the Olympians in the making at the always delightful Diaper Dash. Both the 12k and 5k offer a walking wave as well. All proceeds from the Sound to Narrows benefit the MultiCare Center for Healthy Living & Health Equity's mission of building healthy children and families in our community. Info: http://www.soundtonarrows.org
Sound to Narrows Run - 8:30 am
Assault Park, 6100 N 37th St, Tacoma, WA 98407
All events start and finish near Vassault Park, at the intersection of North Vassault and North 37th Streets in Tacoma. 7 am Late Registration and Bib Pick-Up Located under the big white tents at the basketball court 8 am Start of 2K Junior Shuffle Parents are welcome to run along side their child. 8:30 am Start of 12K Run Military Run will start at 8:30AM. We will have a release and hold system to let runners start in waves. 8:40 am Start of 5K Run 8:45 Start of 5K and 12K Walk 9:45 am Awards Ceremony - Meet at Stage 10 am Start of Diaper Dash Register at the tent near the stage. Info: https://www.soundtonarrows.org
Northwest Iron Maidens Ashley House Poker Run Fundraiser - 9:00 am
The Claw, 1324 Roosevelt Ave E. Enumclaw, WA 98022
The third annual motorcycle fundraiser is coming up June 10, 2017, once again raising funds for this nonprofit whose sole purpose is to serve medically fragile children and their families. You don’t need to have a motorcycle to participate…just come and help raise money for this great organization and have some fun. The poker run begins with registration at 9am and kickstands up at 10 am at Eastside Harley Davidson in Bellevue, (Fee $25 single person, $30 per couple, lunch included). There will be five stops total. At each of these stops, a poker card will be drawn and prizes will be awarded for the lowest and highest hands at the end of the day! Stops include: Registration 9am at Eastside Harley Davidson in Bellevue; second stop Malarky's Sports Grill in Issaquah, then Doofer's Bar in Renton for lunch, City Hall in Cumberland and finally The Claw in Enumclaw for Poker hand and fun. Info: https://www.facebook.com/Ashleyhousekids
Afro Cuban / Puerto Rican Percussion Class - 10:00 am
Ted Brown Music - Tacoma, 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd
Afro Cuban / Puerto Rican Percussion Class Saturdays 10am or 11:15am Ted Brown Music - Tacoma 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd Tacoma, WA 98409 http://www.ArturoRodriguez.com call: 253-507-2965 1st class $10
Crafts of the Past: Blacksmithing - 11:00 am
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, WA 98407
Historical crafts and skills come to life during the popular Crafts of the Past series at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. This is the sixth year of the program, which features modern practitioners of 19th century artistic traditions sharing the methods and materials of their work. Ray Baker (Saturday) and John Simpkins (Sunday) have together volunteered more than 20,000 hours as the Fort Nisqually blacksmiths. Throughout the weekend, visitors will have the opportunity to see them in action in the Fort's smithy. John Simpkins started working with metal in high school. He has hand-forged items for displays and living history programs at the Fort, where he has been volunteering for more than 20 years. Ray trained with the NorthWest Blacksmith Association (NWBA) and has participated in workshops with master smiths from Colonial Williamsburg. He has forged thousands of items for the Fort and the gift shop. He is a published author and has mentored several budding blacksmiths at the Fort, where he has been volunteering for 20 years. Info: http://FortNisqually.org
Sunrise Village - Car Show 2017 - 12:00 pm
Meridian Sunrise Village, 10507 156th St. E. Suite 101, Puyallup WA
Cars start arriving at 10am to check in. The check in booth will be near the Sunrise Village RAM. Noon - 3pm: Live music by Montreux. judging, 50/50 raffle tickets being sold to support. local Veteran non-profit organizations in partnership with the Miss Behavin Car Club AND A fun kids area with free activities with help from the lovely Daffodil princesses! Plus visit the YMCA for fun giveaways. 3pm: Prizes announced. PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 10AM. THERE IS ROOM FOR EVERYONE! RAIN OR SHINE... Info: http://www.mysunrisevillage.com/car-show
Tacoma Wined Up - 2:00 pm
Tacoma Armory, 715 S 11th St, Tacoma, WA 98405
The Broadway Center will launch the first annual Tacoma Wined Up, a new wine and liqueur tasting festival experience pairing more than 20 vendors live music, food samples, and a silent auction - all in support of the Broadway Center's Arts Education programs on June 10 at Tacoma Armory from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Tickets start at $40, and include 10 tasting tickets alongside a souvenir tasting glass. Featured Washington wines and liqueurs include: Browne Family Vineyards (Walla Walla) Cadaretta Winery (Walla Walla) Columbia Winery (Woodinville/Richland) J Bookwalter Winery (Woodinville) Mastrogiannis Distillery (Lakewood) Reed's Sweet Wine (Tacoma) Salish Sea Organic Liqueurs (Lacey) Sinclair Estate Vineyards (Walla Walla) Tanjuli Winery (Zillah) Waterbrook Winery (Walla Walla) Finnriver Farm & Cidery (Chimacum) Scarlet Oak Barrels (Richland) Info: http://BroadwayCenter.org
Tacoma Wined Up - 2:00 pm
Tacoma Armory, 715 S 11th St, Tacoma, WA 98405
Tickets go on sale Friday, December 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Spend a fun afternoon wine tasting at the first annual Tacoma Wined Up: featuring 20+ Northwest wineries, enjoy live music, and sample delicious food pairings of cheese, charcuterie, olive oils, and more! Wine and food available for additional purchase. #TacomaWinedUp Info: http://broadwaycenter.org/events/calendar/eventdetail/391/-/tacoma-wined-up
Sunrise Village - Saturday Night Cruz-ins - 5:00 pm
Meridian Sunrise Village, 10507 156th St. E. Suite 101, Puyallup WA
Cruz on by to enjoy classic cars at Sunrise Village every Saturday June through August from 5pm - dusk. The 1st Saturday of each month you'll see the cars lining 156th (click here for a map of the traffic flow), 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. *Check our Facebook page for updates https://www.facebook.com/sunrisevillage/ It's free to participate but every week we will be accepting donations for the Food Bank. Interested in bringing your car? Contact us at 253.904.8923 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Info: http://www.mysunrisevillage.com/cruz-ins
Spaceworks 2nd annual auction NEON - 6:00 pm
Tin Can Alley, 2620 E G St, Tacoma, WA 98421
Live Music • Art Battles • Art Installations • Silent & Live Auctions. Spaceworks 2nd annual auction NEON celebrates the talents of our creative participants. NEON’s mission is to provide an enjoyable evening for the Tacoma community, raise money for the program, and highlight what Spaceworks is doing for Tacoma. Info:
THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE - 7:30 pm
Tacoma Little Theater, 210 N I St, Tacoma, WA 98403
Journey into the Wild West, 1890 in this classic story of good versus evil, law versus the gun, one man versus Liberty Valance. A tale of love, hope, and revenge set against the vicious backdrop of a lawless society. When a young scholar from New York city travels west in search of a new life, he arrives beaten and half-dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees. Rescued from the plains, the town soon becomes his home. A local girl gives him purpose in a broken land, but is it enough to save him from the vicious outlaw who wants him dead? He must make the choice: to turn and run or to stand for what he believes, to live or to fight; to become the man who shot Liberty Valance. Info: http://tacomalittletheatre.com
The Pirates of Penzance - 8:00 pm
Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood, WA 98499
Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious, hopeful farce follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. Frederic's melodious tones win over the heart of Major General Stanley's songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an "ingenious paradox" may prevent. Info: http://www.lakewoodplayhouse.org/
The Spazmatics - 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
The Spazmatics: The Ultimate 80’s New Wave Show…bringing you all the awesome songs and geeky dance steps from the 80′s decade that you wished you’d forgotten. Complete with highwater pants, pocket-protectors and nerdy glasses, The Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship- combined with creative flair and style- makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment. So tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1999, only . . . it’s not. $10.00 cover charge. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1791248587855786/
Sunday, Jun. 11
Hurricane Junior Golf Tour: The Classic Golf Club
The Classic Golf Club, 4908 208th Street East, Spanaway, WA 98387
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) is the largest junior tour in the United States hosting more 2-day nationally ranked events than any other tour. The mission of the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour is to accommodate the ladies and gentlemen of junior golf with an extraordinary experience in a competitive environment. In 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour announced a partnership with Nexus, an international hospitality and entertainment company backed by financier Joe Lewis and Tavistock Group, golfing great Tiger Woods and musician and entertainer Justin Timberlake, which will further our collective goal of growing the game of golf, broadening the Tour’s reach across the U.S. and around the world. Info: https://hjgt.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/hjgt17/schedule/hjgt/upcoming.htm?view=detailed
Crafts of the Past: Blacksmithing - 11:00 am
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, WA 98407
Historical crafts and skills come to life during the popular Crafts of the Past series at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. This is the sixth year of the program, which features modern practitioners of 19th century artistic traditions sharing the methods and materials of their work. Ray Baker (Saturday) and John Simpkins (Sunday) have together volunteered more than 20,000 hours as the Fort Nisqually blacksmiths. Throughout the weekend, visitors will have the opportunity to see them in action in the Fort's smithy. John Simpkins started working with metal in high school. He has hand-forged items for displays and living history programs at the Fort, where he has been volunteering for more than 20 years. Ray trained with the NorthWest Blacksmith Association (NWBA) and has participated in workshops with master smiths from Colonial Williamsburg. He has forged thousands of items for the Fort and the gift shop. He is a published author and has mentored several budding blacksmiths at the Fort, where he has been volunteering for 20 years. Info: http://FortNisqually.org
The Pirates of Penzance - 2:00 pm
Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood, WA 98499
Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious, hopeful farce follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. Frederic's melodious tones win over the heart of Major General Stanley's songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an "ingenious paradox" may prevent. Info: http://www.lakewoodplayhouse.org/
THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE - 2:00 pm
Tacoma Little Theater, 210 N I St, Tacoma, WA 98403
Journey into the Wild West, 1890 in this classic story of good versus evil, law versus the gun, one man versus Liberty Valance. A tale of love, hope, and revenge set against the vicious backdrop of a lawless society. When a young scholar from New York city travels west in search of a new life, he arrives beaten and half-dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees. Rescued from the plains, the town soon becomes his home. A local girl gives him purpose in a broken land, but is it enough to save him from the vicious outlaw who wants him dead? He must make the choice: to turn and run or to stand for what he believes, to live or to fight; to become the man who shot Liberty Valance. Info: http://tacomalittletheatre.com
Puget Sound Music For Youth Association - 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
The Puget Sound Music for Youth Association (PSMFYA) is a Washington State non-profit business, located in Spanaway, Washington. The association was started in June 2009 by Paul Manuel, a local businessman and a musician for over 35 years playing Blues and Rock Flute, along with some parents passionate about fostering the development of youth music and belief that all young people should have their opportunity to experience and create music. The Swiss has a great stage and is family friendly. It has always been an obstacle at venues to address what the kids that were not playing on stage do with their time. The Swiss has a game room with four pool tables a shuffle board table and game machines that really gives the kids something to do. There is a separate dining room away from the stage area; the food at The Swiss is exceptionally great. The stage area is one of the best in Pierce County, good sound system and lights. Kids are allowed until 8pm. The night life at the Swiss always brings good crowds. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/300522310379946/
Monday, Jun. 12
LeMay Motorcycle Week
LeMay Family Collection at Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St. E, Tacoma, WA 98445
From the street to the track to the trail, there are millions of motorcycling enthusiasts. Some ride to work every day, others ride for pleasure, but the riders journey far and wide--and they have the stories to prove it. Marymount Motorcycle Week is in honor of those stories, and provides guests the opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with the vintage and specialty bikes. General Admission: $15. Members: Free Info: https://www.lemaymarymount.org/marymount-motorcycle-week
Golf Spring Pro Tournament Series - 10:00 am
North Shore Golf Course, 4101 Northshore Boulevard NE, Tacoma, WA 98422
Join the 2017 Columbia Hospitality Golf Spring Pro Tournament Series and experience the most stunning courses in the Pacific Northwest. Sign up to play with a pro and enjoy some pre-season fun at six amazing golf courses. $80 | Best 2 net out of 5. Stop by the Golf Shop to sign up, or call 253.847.4440. Entry fee includes green fees, cart, range access, lunch, and prize fund. Discounted entry fee available for members.
Sacred Artful Intuitive Painting Circle of Women Series - 6:30 pm
Artful Dreamers Studio, 2926 South Steele Street, Floor 2, Tacoma, WA 98409
We will gather in circle and paint. Mondays June 5, 12, 19, 26 4 sessions $90. Do you desire to: connect to your own creative natural juiciness?, give yourself the gift to create from your sacred soul? grow and bloom in a circle of love that supports and inspires you with open hearted women? become part of a trusted community of women who want to share & connect through art? Would you find joy in : *being in a sacred circle where there is non-judgment? *a group that can assist in your exploration of deep soul diving? *strengthen courage in overcoming fear and embracing a new way of being? An Intuitive Painting circle is a time to be fully immersed in a process designed to help you become aware and listen to your innate wisdom. Explore and express an inner voice not often heard. You know it… it is the aliveness, the spark, the vital self desiring nourishment, safety & encouragement to come forward. We paint in silence to deepen the experience. Info: http://artfuldreamers.com/sacred-artful-intuitive-painting-circle-of-women/
Monday Music Mania Jam with Heather Jones & The Groove Masters - 8:00 pm
Dawson's Bar & Grill, 5443 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma WA
Tuesday, Jun. 13
LeMay Motorcycle Week
LeMay Family Collection at Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St. E, Tacoma, WA 98445
From the street to the track to the trail, there are millions of motorcycling enthusiasts. Some ride to work every day, others ride for pleasure, but the riders journey far and wide--and they have the stories to prove it. Marymount Motorcycle Week is in honor of those stories, and provides guests the opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with the vintage and specialty bikes. General Admission: $15. Members: Free Info: https://www.lemaymarymount.org/marymount-motorcycle-week
Lakewood’s Farmers Market - 10:00 am
Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main Street SW. Lakewood, WA 98499
Tuesdays 10am-3pm, June 6-September 12 Join us for opening day June 6! Get your free canvas tote and other give-aways! Shop local and support local farmers! Enjoy live music and chef demonstrations. Grab a lunch in Lakewood at the Farmers Market from food trucks including: Lumpia World, Burrito Boy, Charles & Terry Gourmet Chinese Food, Tornado Potato, and fresh tamales! Now selling local wine, sweet wines, and beer. See all of our vendors and the complete schedule of events at, https://www.cityoflakewood.us/parks-and-recreation/farmer-s-market Loca.ted close to the I-5 corridor, the market is also convenient for travelers and commuters who want to swing in for fresh, healthy food on the go. Enjoy the peaceful setting with a fountain and shade, and plenty of free parking. Info: https://www.cityoflakewood.us/parks-and-recreation/farmer-s-market
The Loving Hearts - 1:00 pm
Waypoint Church, 12719 134th Avenue Kp N, Gig Harbor, WA 98329
The Loving Hearts , a charity knitting/crocheting group, meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at the Waypoint Church from 1-3. Yarn, patterns and friendship are provided. Come join us.
Orcas Love Raingardens - 4:00 pm
Point Defiance Pagoda, Point Defiance Park, Tacoma WA
Join us to learn more about why orcas love raingardens. Our Southern Resident orcas are considered to be the most polluted marine mammals in the world. Researchers have found dangerously high toxic loads that can cause several health problems. The biggest source of toxics in Puget Sound comes from stormwater runoff. We can reduce the amount of stormwater entering Puget Sound, and we can clean up the stormwater that does reach the Sound. The solution is rain gardens! Orcas Love Raingardens highlights the link between our Southern Resident orcas and polluted toxic runoff, along with raingardens as a resource (both on the ground and educational) available to our community. We will explore options for schools, parks, and neighborhoods in Tacoma to get involved with orca conservation by planning and installing more raingardens throughout our communities. If we are going to coexist with orcas, we all need to come together to create proactive, community-driven solutions. Agenda: --Overview of the orcas-raingarden connection --Screening of Polluted Puddles: Arlo’s Quest to Clean-up Our Mess --Panel Discussion with Q&A --OPTIONAL: Tour of the new Point Defiance Stormwater Treatment Facility, led by Jessica Knickerbocker, project lead from City of Tacoma. Representatives from the City of Tacoma, Pierce Conservation District, Metro Parks, and Tacoma Public Schools will discuss their projects to install more raingardens, resources available to the public, and plans to coordinate and expand community raingardens throughout Tacoma. Please RSVP to either Danielle Shaw (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) or Robb Krehbiel (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)). Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/224982797995796
Grit City Think & Drink: Is It Getting Hot In Here? - 6:30 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
Dr. Tom Koontz, UW Tacoma, will discuss climate change, scientific evidence, and disbelief at the UW Tacoma/The Swiss monthly Grit City Think & Drink event. So come in, get a beer and dinner and learn some science! See our schedule at http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/sias/thinkndrink Info:. https://www.facebook.com/events/1112208708925202/
Grit City Think & Drink - 6:30 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
Join us every second Tuesday at the Swiss for the Grit City Think & Drink. APR 11: Arsenic & Old Lakes with Dr. Jim Gawel MAY 9: What Bugs 'Mean' to Each Other with Dr. Jeremy Davis JUN 13: Is it Getting Hot in Here? ​​ with Dr. Tom Koontz JUL 11: UW Tacoma School of IAS Grit City Think/Drink monthly event at the Swiss. Text says Every Tuesday 6:30 PM at the Swiss. Meet UWT faculty. Hear about their work. All ages welcome.Domo Arigato, Teen Stress and a Roboto with Dr. Emma Rose AUG 8: You'll Like Tacoma: Booster Songs for the City of Destiny with Kim Davenport SEP 12: Deal or No Deal: Plea Bargains Factors with Dr. Jennifer Harris NOV 14: English Ivy, Brought to you by Edgar Allen Poe with Dr. Ellen Bayer Info: https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/sias/thinkndrink
Fundamentals of Clowning - 7:00 pm
Fife Community Center, 2111 54th Ave E, Fife WA 98424
Fundamentals of Clowning: Big Foot Clown Alley is offering a free introductory class on the “Fundamentals of Clowning” on June 13, 2017, at 7 PM. Info: http://bigfootclownalley.com
Wednesday, Jun. 14
LeMay Motorcycle Week
LeMay Family Collection at Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St. E, Tacoma, WA 98445
From the street to the track to the trail, there are millions of motorcycling enthusiasts. Some ride to work every day, others ride for pleasure, but the riders journey far and wide--and they have the stories to prove it. Marymount Motorcycle Week is in honor of those stories, and provides guests the opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with the vintage and specialty bikes. General Admission: $15. Members: Free Info: https://www.lemaymarymount.org/marymount-motorcycle-week
Argentine Tango lessons, Basics to Intermediate - 7:00 pm
Cultura Event Center, 5602 S Washington St, Tacoma, WA 98409
Learn to dance Argentine Tango in a warm community of tango dancers where professional tango instruction is provided based on the heart of tango, movement and connection with another dancer and wonderful music. For the beginner there are always more advanced dancers to learn with making the journey to good social tango skills quicker and enjoyable. 2 hours of lessons every Wednesday night from 7:00 to 9:30, at $10 per evening. For additional information go to http://www.TangoInTacoma.com call ,(253)222-0105 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Info: http://www.tangointacoma.com
Salish Sea Early Music Festival—Mauro Giuliani - 7:00 pm
Mason United Methodist Church, 2710 N Madison, Tacoma, WA 98407
Virtuoso works from the Italian Mauro Giuliani, composed in the Golden Age for flute and guitar duos. Featuring John Schneiderman, early 19th-century guitar: Jeffrey Cohan, 8-keyed flute. Free will offering -- everyone welcome. Suggested donation: $15, $20, or $25. All donations support the Salish Sea Early Music Festival and are fully tax-deductible. 18 and under free. Info: http://www.salishseafestival.org/tacoma.html
Salish Sea Early Music Festival—Mauro Giuliani - 7:00 pm
Mason United Methodist Church, 2710 N Madison, Tacoma, WA 98407
Virtuoso works from the Italian Mauro Giuliani, composed in the Golden Age for flute and guitar duos. Featuring John Schneiderman, early 19th-century guitar: Jeffrey Cohan, 8-keyed flute. Free will offering -- everyone welcome. Suggested donation: $15, $20, or $25. All donations support the Salish Sea Early Music Festival and are fully tax-deductible. 18 and under free. Info: http://www.salishseafestival.org/tacoma.html
Headphone - 8:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
Started by Morgan McRae and Philip Cullin, Headphone developed over the last 3 years in the San Diego music scene as players from various recording studios met and began playing together. Several members came and went in the first couple years as the group honed its sound, writing, and recording style. In the last year, the group solidified as a three piece when Darren Goldberg joined the group. The music itself blends their interests in everything from classical and jazz to electronic and independent rock. The lyrics look at the enigmatic space between connection and detachment, hopefulness and despair. Their intense live performance is fueled by sonic contrast, subtle moods and explosive dynamics. Free cover!! Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1157064044437537/
Thursday, Jun. 15
LeMay Motorcycle Week
LeMay Family Collection at Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St. E, Tacoma, WA 98445
From the street to the track to the trail, there are millions of motorcycling enthusiasts. Some ride to work every day, others ride for pleasure, but the riders journey far and wide--and they have the stories to prove it. Marymount Motorcycle Week is in honor of those stories, and provides guests the opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with the vintage and specialty bikes. General Admission: $15. Members: Free Info: https://www.lemaymarymount.org/marymount-motorcycle-week
Festival of Sail
Thea Foss Waterway, 705 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402
Orville Johnson will be joining Steve and Kristi Nebel in a performance at the Festival of Sail on June 15th at noon on 705 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402 Foss Waterway in Tacoma. This event is billed as the largest tall ships event in the Seattle region. The public is invited to enjoy tours, day sails, and fun for the entire family. The Nebels live in Tacoma and Orville Johnson makes his home in Seattle. Johnson has lent his widely-known instrumental virtuosity on guitar and Dobro to several of the Nebels’ recording projects. His performances have been heard on A Prairie Home Companion Radio Show. As well he over the years has played with a diverse list of artists including John Hartford, Maria Muldaur, Richie Havens and more. For this event the group will present a specially selected group of thematic original songs featuring maritime lifestyles in the Pacific Northwest with a particular focus on commercial fishing. Info: http://festofsailtacoma.com
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: https://tacomafarmersmarket.com/broadway-farmers-market/
Free Third Thursday - 2:00 pm
Washington State history Museum, 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma WA 98402
FREE admission from 2 – 8 PM. Enjoy the IN THE SPIRIT exhibition opening and awards, and see Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Info: http://www.washingtonhistory.org
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.) https://www.facebook.com/thebluenotebistroandlounge/ 253.433.3974
IN THE SPIRIT: Contemporary Native Arts public opening - 6:30 pm
Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
Be among the first to experience this year's IN THE SPIRIT: Contemporary Native Arts exhibit. Come see the pieces, meet the artists, and see a carving demonstration by three artists featured in the exhibit. Info: http://www.washingtonhistory.org
Tim Hall Blues Jam - 7:00 pm
Schooner Pub & Galley, 5429 100th St. S.W. Lakewood, WA
Blues Jam hosted by Tim "Too Tall" Hall and Doug "Mad Dog" McKinnon. Full P.A., drums, amps are supplies. All musicians and vocalists are welcome. Being held at Lakewood's landmark the "SCHOONER" every Thursday. Info: https://www.facebook.com/The-Schooner-Pub-and-Galley-133086533398066/
Friday, Jun. 16
LeMay Motorcycle Week
LeMay Family Collection at Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St. E, Tacoma, WA 98445
From the street to the track to the trail, there are millions of motorcycling enthusiasts. Some ride to work every day, others ride for pleasure, but the riders journey far and wide--and they have the stories to prove it. Marymount Motorcycle Week is in honor of those stories, and provides guests the opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with the vintage and specialty bikes. General Admission: $15. Members: Free Info: https://www.lemaymarymount.org/marymount-motorcycle-week
Festival of Sail
Thea Foss Waterway, 705 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402
Orville Johnson will be joining Steve and Kristi Nebel in a performance at the Festival of Sail on June 15th at noon on 705 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402 Foss Waterway in Tacoma. This event is billed as the largest tall ships event in the Seattle region. The public is invited to enjoy tours, day sails, and fun for the entire family. The Nebels live in Tacoma and Orville Johnson makes his home in Seattle. Johnson has lent his widely-known instrumental virtuosity on guitar and Dobro to several of the Nebels’ recording projects. His performances have been heard on A Prairie Home Companion Radio Show. As well he over the years has played with a diverse list of artists including John Hartford, Maria Muldaur, Richie Havens and more. For this event the group will present a specially selected group of thematic original songs featuring maritime lifestyles in the Pacific Northwest with a particular focus on commercial fishing. Info: http://festofsailtacoma.com
Love Letters - 7:25 pm
Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Avenue NE, Olympia WA
Love Letters is a funny and emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love. Two friends, rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, have exchanged notes, cards, and letters with each other for over 50 years. From second grade, through summer vacations, to college, and well into adulthood, they have spent a lifetime discussing their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, and victories and defeats. But long after the letters are done, the real question remains: have they made the right choices or is the love of their life only a letter away? Throughout its history the play has attracted actors of all ages and levels of fame to bring it to life. This “simple, haunting and emotional” story in its initial run on Broadway included performances by Jason Robard, Stockard Channing, Swoosie Kurtz, Christopher Walken, Kathleen Turner, and Christopher Reeve. The play returned to Broadway in a 2014 revival, helmed by Tony-winning director Gregory Mosher, and included appearances by Carol Burnett, Alan Alda, Candice Bergen, Stacy Keach, Diana Rigg, Mia Farrow, Brian Dennehy, Anjelica Huston, and Martin Sheen. Info: http://www.olympialittletheatre.org
THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE - 7:30 pm
Tacoma Little Theater, 210 N I St, Tacoma, WA 98403
Journey into the Wild West, 1890 in this classic story of good versus evil, law versus the gun, one man versus Liberty Valance. A tale of love, hope, and revenge set against the vicious backdrop of a lawless society. When a young scholar from New York city travels west in search of a new life, he arrives beaten and half-dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees. Rescued from the plains, the town soon becomes his home. A local girl gives him purpose in a broken land, but is it enough to save him from the vicious outlaw who wants him dead? He must make the choice: to turn and run or to stand for what he believes, to live or to fight; to become the man who shot Liberty Valance. Info: http://tacomalittletheatre.com
The Pirates of Penzance - 8:00 pm
Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood, WA 98499
Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious, hopeful farce follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. Frederic's melodious tones win over the heart of Major General Stanley's songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an "ingenious paradox" may prevent. Info: http://www.lakewoodplayhouse.org/
Saturday, Jun. 17
LeMay Motorcycle Week
LeMay Family Collection at Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St. E, Tacoma, WA 98445
From the street to the track to the trail, there are millions of motorcycling enthusiasts. Some ride to work every day, others ride for pleasure, but the riders journey far and wide--and they have the stories to prove it. Marymount Motorcycle Week is in honor of those stories, and provides guests the opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with the vintage and specialty bikes. General Admission: $15. Members: Free Info: https://www.lemaymarymount.org/marymount-motorcycle-week
Festival of Sail
Thea Foss Waterway, 705 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402
Orville Johnson will be joining Steve and Kristi Nebel in a performance at the Festival of Sail on June 15th at noon on 705 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402 Foss Waterway in Tacoma. This event is billed as the largest tall ships event in the Seattle region. The public is invited to enjoy tours, day sails, and fun for the entire family. The Nebels live in Tacoma and Orville Johnson makes his home in Seattle. Johnson has lent his widely-known instrumental virtuosity on guitar and Dobro to several of the Nebels’ recording projects. His performances have been heard on A Prairie Home Companion Radio Show. As well he over the years has played with a diverse list of artists including John Hartford, Maria Muldaur, Richie Havens and more. For this event the group will present a specially selected group of thematic original songs featuring maritime lifestyles in the Pacific Northwest with a particular focus on commercial fishing. Info: http://festofsailtacoma.com
Master Gardeners Children’s Programs - 9:45 am
The Pierce County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden is located in Puyallup where Fruitland Ave. meets Pioneer. That is 2607 Pioneer Puyallup 98371
THE MASTER GARDENERS OF PIERCE COUNTY HAVE PLANNED EIGHT FREE EVENTS FOR CHILDREN AGES 3 TO 11 AND THEIR FAMILIES AT THEIR PUYALLUP DEMONSTRATION GARDEN DURING THE SPRING AND SUMMER OF 2017. THESE EVENTS INCLUDE: MAY 20 – HOW PLANTS MAKE MORE PLANTS – WHAT ARE SEEDS, RUNNERS, TUBERS, BULBS? LEARN ABOUT BABY PLANTS. JUNE 3 – POLLINATORS – WHAT DOES THIS BIG WORD MEAN. LEARN HOW POLLINATORS HELP IN OUR GARDEN. JUNE 17 – FAIRIES AND GNOMES – HAVE FUN MAKING A FANCIFUL DISH GARDEN TO TAKE HOME. Please Note: There will be two sessions at 10 AM and 1 PM. Pre-registration is required beginning June 1st via email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Please state your time preference which we will try to honor. JULY 8 – HERBS GLORIOUS HERBS – PLANTS THAT TASTE AND SMELL DELICIOUS. COME BE A PLANT DETECTIVE JULY 22 – HERE COMES THE SUN – HOW DOES THE SUN HELP OUR PLANTS TO GROW? ENJOY SOME FUN ACTIVITIES. AUGUST 5 – WILDLIFEIN THE GARDEN – THERE ARE MORE THAN PLANTS IN OUR GARDEN. LETS EXPLORE WHAT ELSE LIVES HERE. AUGUST 19 – DR. SEUSS’S GARDEN – COME TO OUR GRAND FINALE OF THE SUMMER. DR SEUSS THEMED COSTUMES ENCOURAGED. ALL THESE EVENTS TAKE PLACE IN THE MASTER GARDENER DEMONSTRATION GARDEN LOCATED AT 2607 WEST PIONEER WAY, PUYALLUP, WA. ATTENDEES ALL SIGN PHOTO RELEASES, IF YOU SHOULD WISH TO COVER ANY OF THESE EVENTS AND TAKE PHOTOS. 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. (except for June 17 when the program is offered a second time beginning at 1 PM.) All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information visit the Pierce County Master Gardeners’ website at http://extension.wsu.edu/pierce/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2017/02/Childrens-Garden-Rack.jpg by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or call weekdays at 253-798-6943.
Afro Cuban / Puerto Rican Percussion Class - 10:00 am
Ted Brown Music - Tacoma, 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd
Afro Cuban / Puerto Rican Percussion Class Saturdays 10am or 11:15am Ted Brown Music - Tacoma 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd Tacoma, WA 98409 http://www.ArturoRodriguez.com call: 253-507-2965 1st class $10
Old Town History Walk - Tacoma’s 1st Working Waterfront - 11:00 am
Job Carr Cabin Museum, 2350 N 30th St, Tacoma WA 98403
June 17, 2017 – 11 am: Tacoma’s 1st Working Waterfront. Learn about the businesses, events and people who gave Tacoma the name “Lumber Capitol of America,” as well as those who helped establish Tacoma’s maritime trades – the foundations of Tacoma’s reputation as a world-class port. Join our friendly and knowledgeable tour guides to explore Tacoma history. • Rain or shine. Please arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled start time for each tour. • Pay As You Can. No pre-registration required. • Tours last approximately 1 hour. Info: http://www.facebook.com/Job.Carr.Cabin.Museum/events
Crafts of the Past: Tatting - 11:00 am
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, WA 98407
Historical crafts and skills come to life during the popular Crafts of the Past series at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. This is the sixth year of the program, which features modern practitioners of 19th century artistic traditions sharing the methods and materials of their work. Patti Logan will demonstrate the ancient tradition of tatting -- making knotted lace. Visitors will have the chance to try their hand at tatting with needles, learning to make double stitches and picots. A simple rings-only pattern will be available as a handout. Tatting was popularized in the mid-1800s. Beginning in 1846, Mademoiselle Eleonore Riego de la Branchardiere published numerous books that helped propulgate the practice. During the 19th century, women in North America learned and embellished their clothing, pillowcases, handkerchiefs, made tatted christening bonnets, etc. Logan has been tatting for more than 20 years. She first mastered tatting with a needle, then became accomplished with a shuttle. She now teaches others at Arbutus folk school in Olympia. Info: http://FortNisqually.org
Job Carr Cabin Museum Craft Saturdays - 12:00 pm
Job Carr Cabin Museum, 2350 N 30th St, Tacoma WA 98403
Drop by Job Carr Cabin Museum for our monthly Craft Saturday event. Activities are designed for children ages 3-9 and their families. On 6/17 from 12-4 PM join us for a boat building activity. On July 15 from 12-4PM we will be making pioneer toys! On August 19 from 12-4 PM join us for rock painting. Admission to the Museum and all events are "pay as you can." Info: https://www.facebook.com/Job.Carr.Cabin.Museum/events
An African American Odyssey - 2:00 pm
Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
Northwest Tap Connection returns to the History Museum with another stunning performance. "An African American Odyssey" interprets the economic, social, political, artistic, and racial imprints that have cultivated the black experience in American culture. Info: http://www.washingtonhistory.org
Sunrise Village - Saturday Night Cruz-ins - 5:00 pm
Meridian Sunrise Village, 10507 156th St. E. Suite 101, Puyallup WA
Cruz on by to enjoy classic cars at Sunrise Village every Saturday June through August from 5pm - dusk. The 1st Saturday of each month you'll see the cars lining 156th (click here for a map of the traffic flow), 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. *Check our Facebook page for updates https://www.facebook.com/sunrisevillage/ It's free to participate but every week we will be accepting donations for the Food Bank. Interested in bringing your car? Contact us at 253.904.8923 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Info: http://www.mysunrisevillage.com/cruz-ins
Love Letters - 7:25 pm
Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Avenue NE, Olympia WA
Love Letters is a funny and emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love. Two friends, rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, have exchanged notes, cards, and letters with each other for over 50 years. From second grade, through summer vacations, to college, and well into adulthood, they have spent a lifetime discussing their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, and victories and defeats. But long after the letters are done, the real question remains: have they made the right choices or is the love of their life only a letter away? Throughout its history the play has attracted actors of all ages and levels of fame to bring it to life. This “simple, haunting and emotional” story in its initial run on Broadway included performances by Jason Robard, Stockard Channing, Swoosie Kurtz, Christopher Walken, Kathleen Turner, and Christopher Reeve. The play returned to Broadway in a 2014 revival, helmed by Tony-winning director Gregory Mosher, and included appearances by Carol Burnett, Alan Alda, Candice Bergen, Stacy Keach, Diana Rigg, Mia Farrow, Brian Dennehy, Anjelica Huston, and Martin Sheen. Info: http://www.olympialittletheatre.org
THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE - 7:30 pm
Tacoma Little Theater, 210 N I St, Tacoma, WA 98403
Journey into the Wild West, 1890 in this classic story of good versus evil, law versus the gun, one man versus Liberty Valance. A tale of love, hope, and revenge set against the vicious backdrop of a lawless society. When a young scholar from New York city travels west in search of a new life, he arrives beaten and half-dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees. Rescued from the plains, the town soon becomes his home. A local girl gives him purpose in a broken land, but is it enough to save him from the vicious outlaw who wants him dead? He must make the choice: to turn and run or to stand for what he believes, to live or to fight; to become the man who shot Liberty Valance. Info: http://tacomalittletheatre.com
The Pirates of Penzance - 8:00 pm
Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood, WA 98499
Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious, hopeful farce follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. Frederic's melodious tones win over the heart of Major General Stanley's songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an "ingenious paradox" may prevent. Info: http://www.lakewoodplayhouse.org/
Singles Resource Club of Tacoma Dance - 8:00 pm
AMVETS Hall, 5717 South Tyler Street, Tacoma
First Saturday of the Month: Singles Resource Club of Tacoma Dance at the AMVETS Hall in Tacoma. Doors Open at 7 pm. Enjoy the huge dance floor and dance to music from 8 pm until 11 pm. Free snacks, coffee, tea, water and door prizes; soda available for $1. Admission: $7 members; $10 guests; $8 for first time attendees. Sponsored by Singles Resource Club of Tacoma. For more info on SRC Tacoma, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit http://www.srcoftacoma.com/ or call 253.474.4820
Sunday, Jun. 18
LeMay Motorcycle Week
LeMay Family Collection at Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St. E, Tacoma, WA 98445
From the street to the track to the trail, there are millions of motorcycling enthusiasts. Some ride to work every day, others ride for pleasure, but the riders journey far and wide--and they have the stories to prove it. Marymount Motorcycle Week is in honor of those stories, and provides guests the opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with the vintage and specialty bikes. General Admission: $15. Members: Free Info: https://www.lemaymarymount.org/marymount-motorcycle-week
Festival of Sail
Thea Foss Waterway, 705 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402
Orville Johnson will be joining Steve and Kristi Nebel in a performance at the Festival of Sail on June 15th at noon on 705 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402 Foss Waterway in Tacoma. This event is billed as the largest tall ships event in the Seattle region. The public is invited to enjoy tours, day sails, and fun for the entire family. The Nebels live in Tacoma and Orville Johnson makes his home in Seattle. Johnson has lent his widely-known instrumental virtuosity on guitar and Dobro to several of the Nebels’ recording projects. His performances have been heard on A Prairie Home Companion Radio Show. As well he over the years has played with a diverse list of artists including John Hartford, Maria Muldaur, Richie Havens and more. For this event the group will present a specially selected group of thematic original songs featuring maritime lifestyles in the Pacific Northwest with a particular focus on commercial fishing. Info: http://festofsailtacoma.com
Love Letters - 1:55 am
Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Avenue NE, Olympia WA
Love Letters is a funny and emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love. Two friends, rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, have exchanged notes, cards, and letters with each other for over 50 years. From second grade, through summer vacations, to college, and well into adulthood, they have spent a lifetime discussing their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, and victories and defeats. But long after the letters are done, the real question remains: have they made the right choices or is the love of their life only a letter away? Throughout its history the play has attracted actors of all ages and levels of fame to bring it to life. This “simple, haunting and emotional” story in its initial run on Broadway included performances by Jason Robard, Stockard Channing, Swoosie Kurtz, Christopher Walken, Kathleen Turner, and Christopher Reeve. The play returned to Broadway in a 2014 revival, helmed by Tony-winning director Gregory Mosher, and included appearances by Carol Burnett, Alan Alda, Candice Bergen, Stacy Keach, Diana Rigg, Mia Farrow, Brian Dennehy, Anjelica Huston, and Martin Sheen. Info: http://www.olympialittletheatre.org
Half-Price Dads’ Day - 9:30 am
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407
Bring your dad to the Zoo for a wild time on this special day! Meet animals up close, watch the show put on by the Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater, or sit and enjoy a drink at the café. All dads will receive half-off general admission. Learn more at http://pdza.org
Sharks! - 10:00 am
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407
Dive into the world of sharks! Learn about a shark's role in the ocean ecosystem through interactive activity stations. Learn about shark conservation and join us in pledging to protect sharks around the world. Learn more at http://pdza.org
The Pirates of Penzance - 2:00 pm
Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood, WA 98499
Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious, hopeful farce follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. Frederic's melodious tones win over the heart of Major General Stanley's songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an "ingenious paradox" may prevent. Info: http://www.lakewoodplayhouse.org/
THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE - 2:00 pm
Tacoma Little Theater, 210 N I St, Tacoma, WA 98403
Journey into the Wild West, 1890 in this classic story of good versus evil, law versus the gun, one man versus Liberty Valance. A tale of love, hope, and revenge set against the vicious backdrop of a lawless society. When a young scholar from New York city travels west in search of a new life, he arrives beaten and half-dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees. Rescued from the plains, the town soon becomes his home. A local girl gives him purpose in a broken land, but is it enough to save him from the vicious outlaw who wants him dead? He must make the choice: to turn and run or to stand for what he believes, to live or to fight; to become the man who shot Liberty Valance. Info: http://tacomalittletheatre.com
FATHER’S DAY AT POINT DEFIANCE ZOO - 9:30 pm
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407
ALL DADS GET HALF-OFF GENERAL ADMISSION AT POINT DEFIANCE ZOO ON FATHER’S DAY: Father’s Day is meant for family time. And there’s no better place for a great outing or get-together than at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, where all dads get half-off general admission on Father’s Day, June 18. The zoo and aquarium connects adults and children of all ages with the distinct beauty and fascinating behavior of animals from around the world. Info: http://www.pdza.org
Monday, Jun. 19
Sacred Artful Intuitive Painting Circle of Women Series - 6:30 pm
Artful Dreamers Studio, 2926 South Steele Street, Floor 2, Tacoma, WA 98409
We will gather in circle and paint. Mondays June 5, 12, 19, 26 4 sessions $90. Do you desire to: connect to your own creative natural juiciness?, give yourself the gift to create from your sacred soul? grow and bloom in a circle of love that supports and inspires you with open hearted women? become part of a trusted community of women who want to share & connect through art? Would you find joy in : *being in a sacred circle where there is non-judgment? *a group that can assist in your exploration of deep soul diving? *strengthen courage in overcoming fear and embracing a new way of being? An Intuitive Painting circle is a time to be fully immersed in a process designed to help you become aware and listen to your innate wisdom. Explore and express an inner voice not often heard. You know it… it is the aliveness, the spark, the vital self desiring nourishment, safety & encouragement to come forward. We paint in silence to deepen the experience. Info: http://artfuldreamers.com/sacred-artful-intuitive-painting-circle-of-women/
Monday Music Mania Jam with Heather Jones & The Groove Masters - 8:00 pm
Dawson's Bar & Grill, 5443 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma WA
Tuesday, Jun. 20
Lakewood’s Farmers Market - 10:00 am
Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main Street SW. Lakewood, WA 98499
Tuesdays 10am-3pm, June 6-September 12 Join us for opening day June 6! Get your free canvas tote and other give-aways! Shop local and support local farmers! Enjoy live music and chef demonstrations. Grab a lunch in Lakewood at the Farmers Market from food trucks including: Lumpia World, Burrito Boy, Charles & Terry Gourmet Chinese Food, Tornado Potato, and fresh tamales! Now selling local wine, sweet wines, and beer. See all of our vendors and the complete schedule of events at, https://www.cityoflakewood.us/parks-and-recreation/farmer-s-market Loca.ted close to the I-5 corridor, the market is also convenient for travelers and commuters who want to swing in for fresh, healthy food on the go. Enjoy the peaceful setting with a fountain and shade, and plenty of free parking. Info: https://www.cityoflakewood.us/parks-and-recreation/farmer-s-market
Alzheimer’s Association Puyallup Caregiver Support Group - 5:00 pm
Good Samaritan Hospital Cancer Resource Center, 400 15th Ave SE, Puyallup, WA 98372
Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month, from 5:00-6:30 pm, at Good Samaritan Hospital Cancer Resource Center, 400 15th Ave SE, Puyallup, WA 98372. For information call Michelle Holden at (253) 224-9208. http://www.alzwa.org
Art Journal Circle of Women - 6:30 pm
Artful Dreamers Studio, 2926 South Steele Street, Floor 2, Tacoma, WA 98409
"Would you love an art break during the week? Bring your Art Journal and something to add to a salad. We will Art Journal together. Artful will supply paints, glue, markers etc for your Art Journal. Artful will supply a large salad bowl filled with greens. Come with some Art Journal ideas and a salad contribution , garbanzo beans, cucumber, radishes, etc. We will share a salad meal and conversation with each other. Women have always gathered in circle, creating a safe and sacred space for each other. We will meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month. $10 pay @ door RSVP: Please email me to let me know .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Info: http://artfuldreamers.com/art-journal-circle-of-women/
Maxwell: Summers’ Tour ’17 (w/ special guests Common and Ledisi) - 8:00 pm
ShoWare Center, 625 W James St, Kent, WA 98032
Maxwell has had a busy past 12 months. In July, he released his much-anticipated blackSUMMERS’night,’ the second instalment of his musical trilogy encompassing his 20+ year career. The album garnered praise from Rolling Stone, SPIN, Complex, NPR and more, and the album earned him his third-Grammy (Best R&B Song for “Lake By The Ocean”), a NAACP Image Award (Outstanding Male Artist), and a Soul Train Award (Best R&B/Soul Male Artist). In November, Maxwell embarked on the co-headlining The King and Queen of Hearts World Tour with Mary J. Blige, which took him to arenas around the world. Maxwell kicked off 2017 by performing at the Women’s March on Washington D.C. in January, and this summer he will be performing songs off 'blackSUMMERS'night' along with hits from his long-standing career. TIDAL member ticket pre-sale goes live April 18 at 10am (local time), and the public on sale takes place Friday, April 21 at 10am (local times). Info: http://ShoWareCenter.com
Wednesday, Jun. 21
History Happy Hour: Tacoma - 6:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
We're back again with the City of Tacoma's Historic Preservation Office and Tacoma Historical Society to bring you the most intriguing, exciting, and outright weird trivia about your city and state! Test your knowledge and compete for prizes and the Washington trivia throne in this all-ages trivia night! Info: http://www.washingtonhistory.org
Argentine Tango lessons, Basics to Intermediate - 7:00 pm
Cultura Event Center, 5602 S Washington St, Tacoma, WA 98409
Learn to dance Argentine Tango in a warm community of tango dancers where professional tango instruction is provided based on the heart of tango, movement and connection with another dancer and wonderful music. For the beginner there are always more advanced dancers to learn with making the journey to good social tango skills quicker and enjoyable. 2 hours of lessons every Wednesday night from 7:00 to 9:30, at $10 per evening. For additional information go to http://www.TangoInTacoma.com call ,(253)222-0105 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Info: http://www.tangointacoma.com
Thursday, Jun. 22
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: https://tacomafarmersmarket.com/broadway-farmers-market/
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.) https://www.facebook.com/thebluenotebistroandlounge/ 253.433.3974
Intuitive Painting - 6:30 pm
Artful Dreamers Studio, 2926 South Steele Street, Floor 2, Tacoma, WA 98409
Come DANCE with your paintbrush, PAINT your heART out! Welcome to the Artful Journey to YOUR Creative HeART! This inspiring experiential class is for everyone who wants to fearlessly become more creative. What would you create if you were completely FREE to tap into your creativity & imagination through paint & paper? Learn to tap into your creative being and delve into spontaneous self-expression. This is an opportunity for anyone who has dreamed of painting, but was intimidated by the process! *Intuitive Painting allows you the freedom of a child *Intuitive Painting teaches you to express yourself without judgment *Intuitive Painting helps you Free your Spirit & Nourish your Heart *Enjoy Self Expression without emphasis on technique or finished product *PAINTING is NOT about producing a product. It is about honoring and nurturing YOUR creative spirit, Your INFINITE creative spirit! 6:30-9pm. $25 per class. 20% off 1st class @Artful Info: http://artfuldreamers.com/intuitive-painting-3/
Tim Hall Blues Jam - 7:00 pm
Schooner Pub & Galley, 5429 100th St. S.W. Lakewood, WA
Blues Jam hosted by Tim "Too Tall" Hall and Doug "Mad Dog" McKinnon. Full P.A., drums, amps are supplies. All musicians and vocalists are welcome. Being held at Lakewood's landmark the "SCHOONER" every Thursday. Info: https://www.facebook.com/The-Schooner-Pub-and-Galley-133086533398066/
Love Letters - 7:25 pm
Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Avenue NE, Olympia WA
Love Letters is a funny and emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love. Two friends, rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, have exchanged notes, cards, and letters with each other for over 50 years. From second grade, through summer vacations, to college, and well into adulthood, they have spent a lifetime discussing their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, and victories and defeats. But long after the letters are done, the real question remains: have they made the right choices or is the love of their life only a letter away? Throughout its history the play has attracted actors of all ages and levels of fame to bring it to life. This “simple, haunting and emotional” story in its initial run on Broadway included performances by Jason Robard, Stockard Channing, Swoosie Kurtz, Christopher Walken, Kathleen Turner, and Christopher Reeve. The play returned to Broadway in a 2014 revival, helmed by Tony-winning director Gregory Mosher, and included appearances by Carol Burnett, Alan Alda, Candice Bergen, Stacy Keach, Diana Rigg, Mia Farrow, Brian Dennehy, Anjelica Huston, and Martin Sheen. Info: http://www.olympialittletheatre.org
Friday, Jun. 23
Paradiso Festival
The Gorge Amphitheater, 754 Silica Road NW George, WA
In a world of constant flux and chaos, we must take a moment to recognize the beautiful things that never waver. Our annual return to Paradise allows for these moments. Music will always bring us together in a world full of forces aiming to pull us apart. It allows for us to celebrate the unity found within our diversity. Life is ever changing - yet here we are, another year around the sun - soon to find ourselves back home, together again. Every year, we collectively leave behind the worries and stresses of our everyday lives as we embark on a journey through Paradise. On June 23rd and 24th 2017, we invite you to gather as the United State of Consciousness as we welcome the return of Paradiso Festival at the breathtaking Gorge Amphitheater. We will embrace the fusion of modern technology and nature’s purity in a land where digital meets nature. Prepare to gather from far and wide to embark on the adventure of the summer! Info: http://paradisofestival.com
Auburn’s KidsDay - 11:00 am
Les Gove Park, 1005 12th Street SE Auburn, WA 98002
The perfect day for any child! Live entertainment, inflatable rides, mini golf, arts & crafts, face painting, activities and information fair featuring over 100 vendors, vehicle/equipment display, food concessions and TONS more. FREE! Info: http://www.auburnwa.gov/things_to_do/community/kd_s_p206.htm?EventMode=View&EventOccurrence=0
Parents’ Night Out - World of Language - 6:00 pm
Children's Museum of Tacoma, 1501 Pacific Ave., Tacoma WA
Need a night out? Let us entertain your children in a safe and fun environment. Sign up for Parents' Night Out and treat yourself and kids to some fun. While at the Museum your child will play games, explore the playscapes, create works of art, and enjoy pizza and treats! Each Parents' Night Out includes thematic activities. Cost: $30 per child, $15 each additional sibling. Members receive a 10% discount. PNO is appropriate for children 3-10 years old. All children must be able to use the toilet independently. Registration is required. Register early, spots fill up quickly! NEW! Visit Doyle's Public House while your kiddos are at Parents' Night Out, and receive a FREE appetizer, 2 for 1 entrée, OR dessert! Call us for details and to sign up! Info: https://www.playtacoma.org/calendar/?id=23721
Friday Football Flick, Brian’s Song - 7:00 pm
Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
Flash back to the 1970s with this classic tale of friendship and bonding between NFL players in the face of heartbreaking circumstances. Starring James Caan and Billy Dee Williams. Rated G. History Museum auditorium. Pay what you can; concessions will be available for purchase. Info: http://www.washingtonhistory.org
Love Letters - 7:25 pm
Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Avenue NE, Olympia WA
Love Letters is a funny and emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love. Two friends, rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, have exchanged notes, cards, and letters with each other for over 50 years. From second grade, through summer vacations, to college, and well into adulthood, they have spent a lifetime discussing their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, and victories and defeats. But long after the letters are done, the real question remains: have they made the right choices or is the love of their life only a letter away? Throughout its history the play has attracted actors of all ages and levels of fame to bring it to life. This “simple, haunting and emotional” story in its initial run on Broadway included performances by Jason Robard, Stockard Channing, Swoosie Kurtz, Christopher Walken, Kathleen Turner, and Christopher Reeve. The play returned to Broadway in a 2014 revival, helmed by Tony-winning director Gregory Mosher, and included appearances by Carol Burnett, Alan Alda, Candice Bergen, Stacy Keach, Diana Rigg, Mia Farrow, Brian Dennehy, Anjelica Huston, and Martin Sheen. Info: http://www.olympialittletheatre.org
The Pirates of Penzance - 8:00 pm
Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood, WA 98499
Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious, hopeful farce follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. Frederic's melodious tones win over the heart of Major General Stanley's songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an "ingenious paradox" may prevent. Info: http://www.lakewoodplayhouse.org/
Saturday, Jun. 24
Paradiso Festival
The Gorge Amphitheater, 754 Silica Road NW George, WA
In a world of constant flux and chaos, we must take a moment to recognize the beautiful things that never waver. Our annual return to Paradise allows for these moments. Music will always bring us together in a world full of forces aiming to pull us apart. It allows for us to celebrate the unity found within our diversity. Life is ever changing - yet here we are, another year around the sun - soon to find ourselves back home, together again. Every year, we collectively leave behind the worries and stresses of our everyday lives as we embark on a journey through Paradise. On June 23rd and 24th 2017, we invite you to gather as the United State of Consciousness as we welcome the return of Paradiso Festival at the breathtaking Gorge Amphitheater. We will embrace the fusion of modern technology and nature’s purity in a land where digital meets nature. Prepare to gather from far and wide to embark on the adventure of the summer! Info: http://paradisofestival.com
Women’s Day Camp - 10:00 am
Artful Dreamers Studio, 2926 South Steele Street, Floor 2, Tacoma, WA 98409
Creativity abounds in this fun and creative day.Let’s be kids again.. only better! Campers express, experiment, and explore creativity using a variety of art materials and processes! Let’s have tons of fun. Children will experience the creative potential of the expressive arts all week long: they will experiment with rhythm, engage their imaginations, and express their individual creativity. Would you like to discover the magic of their own creative imaginations! Let’s Play for the day. Bring your lunch. Bubble gum supplied! Info: http://artfuldreamers.com/womens-day-camp/
Vashon Island Garden Tour - 10:00 am
Vashon Island
VASHON ISLAND, WA, June 24-25, 2017 - After a one-year hiatus in order to celebrate the opening of the Katherine L White Hall, the Vashon Center for the Arts (VCA) Garden Tour is back, bigger than ever. With spring quickly becoming summer, VCA staff and volunteers are preparing for one of the Vashon Island community’s most anticipated events. Not only are four gardens and one working farm featured on the Saturday/Sunday tour––a sixth stop, the historic Mukai Farm, opens its doors to ticket-holders to exhibit the first stages of the renovation of the original Japanese gardens and farm. As in the past, the gardens include works by local and regional artists, and host scheduled speakers and music. Tickets cost $30 and are valid both Saturday and Sunday, available on our website, VCA, and Heron’s Nest Gallery on Vashon Island, WA. Info: http://www.vashoncenterforthearts.org/garden-tour/
Afro Cuban / Puerto Rican Percussion Class - 10:00 am
Ted Brown Music - Tacoma, 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd
Afro Cuban / Puerto Rican Percussion Class Saturdays 10am or 11:15am Ted Brown Music - Tacoma 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd Tacoma, WA 98409 http://www.ArturoRodriguez.com call: 253-507-2965 1st class $10
Slug Fest - 11:00 am
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Drive E, Eatonville, WA 98328
Celebrate all that is slimy and silly about the Pacific Northwest’s most valuable and misunderstood mollusk: the banana slug. Learn more at http://nwtrek.org
Sunrise Village - Saturday Night Cruz-ins - 5:00 pm
Meridian Sunrise Village, 10507 156th St. E. Suite 101, Puyallup WA
Cruz on by to enjoy classic cars at Sunrise Village every Saturday June through August from 5pm - dusk. The 1st Saturday of each month you'll see the cars lining 156th (click here for a map of the traffic flow), 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. *Check our Facebook page for updates https://www.facebook.com/sunrisevillage/ It's free to participate but every week we will be accepting donations for the Food Bank. Interested in bringing your car? Contact us at 253.904.8923 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Info: http://www.mysunrisevillage.com/cruz-ins
Love Letters - 7:25 pm
Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Avenue NE, Olympia WA
Love Letters is a funny and emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love. Two friends, rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, have exchanged notes, cards, and letters with each other for over 50 years. From second grade, through summer vacations, to college, and well into adulthood, they have spent a lifetime discussing their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, and victories and defeats. But long after the letters are done, the real question remains: have they made the right choices or is the love of their life only a letter away? Throughout its history the play has attracted actors of all ages and levels of fame to bring it to life. This “simple, haunting and emotional” story in its initial run on Broadway included performances by Jason Robard, Stockard Channing, Swoosie Kurtz, Christopher Walken, Kathleen Turner, and Christopher Reeve. The play returned to Broadway in a 2014 revival, helmed by Tony-winning director Gregory Mosher, and included appearances by Carol Burnett, Alan Alda, Candice Bergen, Stacy Keach, Diana Rigg, Mia Farrow, Brian Dennehy, Anjelica Huston, and Martin Sheen. Info: http://www.olympialittletheatre.org
The Pirates of Penzance - 8:00 pm
Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood, WA 98499
Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious, hopeful farce follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. Frederic's melodious tones win over the heart of Major General Stanley's songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an "ingenious paradox" may prevent. Info: http://www.lakewoodplayhouse.org/
FOOLS PLAY IMPROV - 10:30 pm
Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N I St, Tacoma, WA 98403
Tacoma Little Theatre and Fools Play Improv are excited to announce the return of Fools Play Improv to TLT as a recurring show every fourth Saturday, 10:30pm each month (except December) until July 2017, and perhaps beyond. Formed by two sets of brothers, Michael and Christopher Harris, and Geoff and Edward Gibbs, Fools Play began their journey at the Tacoma Little Theatre in 1994 and has been performing Improv Comedy ever since in the Puget Sound area. Most recently, the troupe could be found at the Tacoma Youth Theatre but is now returning to the place it all started. A whole new generation of Fools, along with some familiar old friends will be bringing 23 years of experience creating and building their own unique brand of Improv back to the TLT stage. Each show will last from 10:30 PM until 12:00 including a mid-show intermission. Concessions, including alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase from Tacoma Little Theatre, and Tickets will cost $10.00. Info: http://www.tacomalittletheatre.com/blog/2016/fools-play-improv-at-tlt
Sunday, Jun. 25
Love Letters - 1:55 am
Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Avenue NE, Olympia WA
Love Letters is a funny and emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love. Two friends, rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, have exchanged notes, cards, and letters with each other for over 50 years. From second grade, through summer vacations, to college, and well into adulthood, they have spent a lifetime discussing their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, and victories and defeats. But long after the letters are done, the real question remains: have they made the right choices or is the love of their life only a letter away? Throughout its history the play has attracted actors of all ages and levels of fame to bring it to life. This “simple, haunting and emotional” story in its initial run on Broadway included performances by Jason Robard, Stockard Channing, Swoosie Kurtz, Christopher Walken, Kathleen Turner, and Christopher Reeve. The play returned to Broadway in a 2014 revival, helmed by Tony-winning director Gregory Mosher, and included appearances by Carol Burnett, Alan Alda, Candice Bergen, Stacy Keach, Diana Rigg, Mia Farrow, Brian Dennehy, Anjelica Huston, and Martin Sheen. Info: http://www.olympialittletheatre.org
Vashon Island Garden Tour - 10:00 am
Vashon Island
VASHON ISLAND, WA, June 24-25, 2017 - After a one-year hiatus in order to celebrate the opening of the Katherine L White Hall, the Vashon Center for the Arts (VCA) Garden Tour is back, bigger than ever. With spring quickly becoming summer, VCA staff and volunteers are preparing for one of the Vashon Island community’s most anticipated events. Not only are four gardens and one working farm featured on the Saturday/Sunday tour––a sixth stop, the historic Mukai Farm, opens its doors to ticket-holders to exhibit the first stages of the renovation of the original Japanese gardens and farm. As in the past, the gardens include works by local and regional artists, and host scheduled speakers and music. Tickets cost $30 and are valid both Saturday and Sunday, available on our website, VCA, and Heron’s Nest Gallery on Vashon Island, WA. Info: http://www.vashoncenterforthearts.org/garden-tour/
Slug Fest - 11:00 am
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Drive E, Eatonville, WA 98328
Celebrate all that is slimy and silly about the Pacific Northwest’s most valuable and misunderstood mollusk: the banana slug. Learn more at http://nwtrek.org
SABIAN Meet the Mastes Tour - 1:00 pm
Ted Brown Music - Tacoma, 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd
This summer, SABIAN is heading off on a cross-continent Meet the Masters tour, bringing on-site cymbal making to 22 locations throughout North America. Kicking off in Tacoma, WA on May 25, the tour will roll on until July 15, finishing in Quebec City. Each stop of the tour will feature over 50 one-of-a-kind prototypes, on-site cymbal making, the chance to learn all about cymbals and sounds from the masters who have created the most radical and ground-breaking sounds in cymbal manufacturing history. Meet the Masters offers an excellent opportunity for drummers to immerse themselves in SABIAN cymbal- making culture, arming them with the inside scoop they need to select the perfect cymbal set. For detailed information, including full tour schedule, please visit http://sabian.com/meetthemasters Info: http://sabian.com/en/pages/meet-the-masters/
Cara Francis Trio @ Taste of Tacoma - 1:30 pm
Taste of Tacoma, The Rose Garden Stage, Point Defiance Park 5400 N Pearl St. Tacoma, WA 98407
Cara Francis swings the Rose Garden with straight ahead jazz standards and some surprisingly modern tunes. Info: https://www.tasteoftacoma.com/wine-roses-stage/
The Pirates of Penzance - 2:00 pm
Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood, WA 98499
Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious, hopeful farce follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. Frederic's melodious tones win over the heart of Major General Stanley's songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an "ingenious paradox" may prevent. Info: http://www.lakewoodplayhouse.org/
Kareem Kandi Band - 5:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
A native of the Pacific Northwest, saxophonist Kareem Kandi is a performer, composer, and educator, in high demand for his talents both on and off the stage. Kareem is a versatile musician with strong roots in the traditions of Jazz, Blues, and Funk, and has been performing on the scene for years, gaining attention from critics and audiences alike. While staying true to musical styles of the past, he also keeps an eye towards the future by composing original music as well as new arrangements of timeless songs from the great American songbook. Since 1996, Kareem has been performing both as a bandleader and as a sideman to enthusiastic audiences around the world at concert halls, festivals, and clubs. Over the years Kareem has performed, toured and recorded with some of the finest musicians in the music industry including: Pete Christlieb, Ali Jackson, Patti Labelle, Bill Watrous, The Seattle Symphony, Julian Priester, The Paperboys, Mark Elf, The Northwest Repertory Singers, Thomas Marriot, Alex Duncan, Frazey Ford, DJ Hapa, The Polyrhythmics, Bill Ramsay, The Staxx Brothers, Jay Thomas, The Sabella Consort, Greta Matassa, The Temptations, Hadley Caliman, The Four Tops, The Harry James Orchestra, Wayne Bergeron, and many others. Because of his musical diversity, his group, The Kareem Kandi Band has a sound that is fresh, innovative, and appeals to a wide variety of audiences. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/455640618123139/
Monday, Jun. 26
Lady Lions Hoop Camp
Bellarmine Prep High School, 2100 South Washington, Tacoma WA
Summer Girls Basketball Camp for 4th - 9th graders at Bellarmine Prep. More info check website at http://www.ladylionshoops.com
Sacred Artful Intuitive Painting Circle of Women Series - 6:30 pm
Artful Dreamers Studio, 2926 South Steele Street, Floor 2, Tacoma, WA 98409
We will gather in circle and paint. Mondays June 5, 12, 19, 26 4 sessions $90. Do you desire to: connect to your own creative natural juiciness?, give yourself the gift to create from your sacred soul? grow and bloom in a circle of love that supports and inspires you with open hearted women? become part of a trusted community of women who want to share & connect through art? Would you find joy in : *being in a sacred circle where there is non-judgment? *a group that can assist in your exploration of deep soul diving? *strengthen courage in overcoming fear and embracing a new way of being? An Intuitive Painting circle is a time to be fully immersed in a process designed to help you become aware and listen to your innate wisdom. Explore and express an inner voice not often heard. You know it… it is the aliveness, the spark, the vital self desiring nourishment, safety & encouragement to come forward. We paint in silence to deepen the experience. Info: http://artfuldreamers.com/sacred-artful-intuitive-painting-circle-of-women/
Monday Music Mania Jam with Heather Jones & The Groove Masters - 8:00 pm
Dawson's Bar & Grill, 5443 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma WA