Thursday, Jul. 20
Children’s Museum of Tacoma: Daily Activities
Children's Museum of Tacoma, 1501 Pacific Ave Tacoma WA 98402
Stem Activity Children of all ages and abilities will be able to explore these science, technology, engineering, and mathematics activities lead by a playguide. Daily at 11 a.m. Story Time Playguides are ready to share their favorite story with you at 1 p.m. every day. You can even bring your favorite book! Free with Pay As You Will admission. Art Activity Join us for an art activity in the Museum that celebrates your creativity! Daily at 3 p.m. and free with Pay As You Will admission. Info: https://www.playtacoma.org/programs
4-Day Learn to Skate Camp - 9:00 am
Alchemy Skateboarding, 311 S 7th St Tacoma, WA 98402
Camp runs from August 29- September 1. Lessons Include: Pushing, Pumping, Kick Turns, Drop Ins, Ollies, Flat Land Basics (Shuv-its, Kickflips), Ledge Tricks, and Rail Tricks. Supplemental lessons also include: Anatomy of the Skateboard, Ramp Names and Functions, Trick Names and Origins, How to Fall, and some of the basics of Skateboarding's History. Recommended for Ages 6-12, but all ages welcome as long as campers can pay attention, listen to directions, and have basic balance and hand-eye coordination. Confidence is key! Register online at http://alchemyskateboarding.org
Fine Arts Exhibit - 9:00 am
Steilacoom Community Center, 2301 Worthington St., Steilacoom, WA
FINE ARTS EXHIBIT: Watercolor and Multimedia works by local Artist, Werner Dillenburger, are on display from July 5th to August 31, 2017 at The Steilacoom Community Center Art Gallery. Werner is a member of Pacific Gallery Artists. Show Hours: Mon—Thurs 9am—4:30pm; Fri 9am—7:30pm (closed weekends and holidays; Address: 2301 Worthington St., Steilacoom, WA. Info: http://pacificgalleryartists.org/
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/
“The West is Wild,” an all-new live-action animal show - 12:00 pm
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407
The all-new, action-packed animal show at Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater will amaze, delight and inspire you. There’s a new lawman in town -- “Sheruff” Bones, also known as Herald the dog, who will come riding in on a hot air balloon. Clark the king vulture will fly straight into your heart as he soars overhead. Be amazed by leaping clouded leopards Orchid and Banyan. Giggle at a flock of stampeding chickens with musical names like Bach and Beethoven. Marvel at Gonzo the southern tamandua, an interesting anteater with an impossibly long tongue. All these and more than a dozen other cast members star in a Wild West-themed show that takes place in the Town of Triple R, where the watchwords are Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Info: https://www.pdza.org/wild-wonders-outdoor-theater/
SALISH MODERN, Innovative Art with Ancient Roots - 12:00 pm
The White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. SE, Auburn WA
SALISH MODERN opens to the public spotlighting contemporary pieces inspired by Coast Salish Native traditions. Kenneth (Greg) Watson guest curates; he has brought together artwork borrowed from galleries, museums, artists and collectors to provide a stunning overview of the surprisingly modern work of today’s Salish artists. Salish Modern is sponsored by: 4Culture, Association of Tribal Art Dealers of America (ATADA), City of Auburn Arts Commission, Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation, and Tulalip Tribe Charitable Contributions. Entrance to the museum is $5 for adults and $2 for children and seniors. Museum hours are 12-4pm Wednesday through Sunday. On the first Thursday of the month the museum reopens from 6-8pm. Admission is FREE on the first Thursday and the third Sunday of every month. Info: http://www.wrvmuseum.org
Free Third Thursday - 2:00 pm
Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma WA 98402
See the History Museum’s newest installment in the Great Hall: Washington, My Home. Hear about the amazing journeys that have brought people from all over the globe to Washington, and share your own story. Info: http://www.washingtonhistory.org
Intro to Synchronized Swimming - 4:30 pm
Twin Lakes Pool, 3583 sSW 320th St., Federal Way 98023
Try Synchronized Swimming! $75 for the week- you will get a free swim cap and noseclip. Ages 7 & up, must feel comfortable swimming in deep water and have basic swimming skills. Come learn synchronized swimming! 4:30 to 6 p.m. Info: http://www.pacificwavessynchro.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
Totally 80s Totally Murder - 7:00 pm
The Old Spaghetti Factory, 1250 Pacific Ave #101,Tacoma,WA 98402
The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in areas throughout the United States. Join us for a night of intrigue, deception, and delicious food in this comedic thriller! Info: https://www.grimprov.com/public-shows/washington/tacoma-the_old_spaghetti_factory.php
T-Town Swing Weekly Dance - 8:00 pm
Urban Grace Church, 9th and Market (9th St. Entrance)
Join us for swing dancing every Thursday night in downtown Tacoma with T-Town Swing! No experience? No worries. Beginner lesson is included with $5 door charge at 8pm with social dance starting at 8:30 until 11. Questions? See our Facebook group page: T-Town Swing. Info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/193739610776152/
Friday, Jul. 21
Children’s Museum of Tacoma: Daily Activities
Children's Museum of Tacoma, 1501 Pacific Ave Tacoma WA 98402
Stem Activity Children of all ages and abilities will be able to explore these science, technology, engineering, and mathematics activities lead by a playguide. Daily at 11 a.m. Story Time Playguides are ready to share their favorite story with you at 1 p.m. every day. You can even bring your favorite book! Free with Pay As You Will admission. Art Activity Join us for an art activity in the Museum that celebrates your creativity! Daily at 3 p.m. and free with Pay As You Will admission. Info: https://www.playtacoma.org/programs
4-Day Learn to Skate Camp - 9:00 am
Alchemy Skateboarding, 311 S 7th St Tacoma, WA 98402
Camp runs from August 29- September 1. Lessons Include: Pushing, Pumping, Kick Turns, Drop Ins, Ollies, Flat Land Basics (Shuv-its, Kickflips), Ledge Tricks, and Rail Tricks. Supplemental lessons also include: Anatomy of the Skateboard, Ramp Names and Functions, Trick Names and Origins, How to Fall, and some of the basics of Skateboarding's History. Recommended for Ages 6-12, but all ages welcome as long as campers can pay attention, listen to directions, and have basic balance and hand-eye coordination. Confidence is key! Register online at http://alchemyskateboarding.org
Fine Arts Exhibit - 9:00 am
Steilacoom Community Center, 2301 Worthington St., Steilacoom, WA
FINE ARTS EXHIBIT: Watercolor and Multimedia works by local Artist, Werner Dillenburger, are on display from July 5th to August 31, 2017 at The Steilacoom Community Center Art Gallery. Werner is a member of Pacific Gallery Artists. Show Hours: Mon—Thurs 9am—4:30pm; Fri 9am—7:30pm (closed weekends and holidays; Address: 2301 Worthington St., Steilacoom, WA. Info: http://pacificgalleryartists.org/
“The West is Wild,” an all-new live-action animal show - 12:00 pm
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407
The all-new, action-packed animal show at Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater will amaze, delight and inspire you. There’s a new lawman in town -- “Sheruff” Bones, also known as Herald the dog, who will come riding in on a hot air balloon. Clark the king vulture will fly straight into your heart as he soars overhead. Be amazed by leaping clouded leopards Orchid and Banyan. Giggle at a flock of stampeding chickens with musical names like Bach and Beethoven. Marvel at Gonzo the southern tamandua, an interesting anteater with an impossibly long tongue. All these and more than a dozen other cast members star in a Wild West-themed show that takes place in the Town of Triple R, where the watchwords are Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Info: https://www.pdza.org/wild-wonders-outdoor-theater/
SALISH MODERN, Innovative Art with Ancient Roots - 12:00 pm
The White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. SE, Auburn WA
SALISH MODERN opens to the public spotlighting contemporary pieces inspired by Coast Salish Native traditions. Kenneth (Greg) Watson guest curates; he has brought together artwork borrowed from galleries, museums, artists and collectors to provide a stunning overview of the surprisingly modern work of today’s Salish artists. Salish Modern is sponsored by: 4Culture, Association of Tribal Art Dealers of America (ATADA), City of Auburn Arts Commission, Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation, and Tulalip Tribe Charitable Contributions. Entrance to the museum is $5 for adults and $2 for children and seniors. Museum hours are 12-4pm Wednesday through Sunday. On the first Thursday of the month the museum reopens from 6-8pm. Admission is FREE on the first Thursday and the third Sunday of every month. Info: http://www.wrvmuseum.org
SKETCHING ON LOCATION WITH AMY D’APICE - 1:00 pm
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, 151 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Sketching is a powerful way to “see” and experience the world. This dynamic six-session course teaches students to record their impressions and visions on paper. Working at a new location each week, the goal is to see and remember details by creating drawings that are free, loose, and interpretive. Beneficial to beginners and experienced sketchers alike, the course covers everything from how to hold a pencil to how to capture the human figure in movement, underscoring basics like composition and form as you go. All levels of drawing experience are welcome. Sessions are Fridays, June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, 1 – 4 p.m. on Bainbridge Island. (Preregister to find out the super secret locations!) Series Cost: FREE, but donations are gratefully accepted to support our outreach programming. Capacity is limited and registration is required. Please call 206-842-3132, or stop by the gallery at 151 Winslow Way E. to register. Info: http://bacart.org/education/free-programs/
Intro to Synchronized Swimming - 4:30 pm
Twin Lakes Pool, 3583 sSW 320th St., Federal Way 98023
Try Synchronized Swimming! $75 for the week- you will get a free swim cap and noseclip. Ages 7 & up, must feel comfortable swimming in deep water and have basic swimming skills. Come learn synchronized swimming! 4:30 to 6 p.m. Info: http://www.pacificwavessynchro.org
Carnivale de Belgian Beerloo - 6:00 pm
Peaks and Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Tacoma, WA 98407
In celebration of National Belgian Beer Week July 14-21, Peaks and Pints will tap Belgian beers the first three weeks of July ending on July 21, Belgium Independence Day (the country gained independence from the Netherlands in 1830), when we host Carnivale de Belgian Beerloo, a Belgian beer tap takeover with Merchant du Vin Artisanal Imports, Total Beverage Solutions, Radeberger Gruppe and the Gritty City Sirens Burlesque Troupe. Peaks and Pints will do our very best to make sure tassels don’t fall into tulips full of Lindemans Young Lambic, Du Bocq Saison 1858, Lindemand Peche, Dupont Avec Les Bon Vouex, Scaldis Noel, Palm Amber Ale, Rodenbach Grand Cru, Orval, Westmalle and other Belgian beers. Carnivale de Belgian Beerloo will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, July 21 in Peaks and Pints bottle shop, taproom and restaurant in Tacoma’s Proctor District. The night will present a unique opportunity to taste a wide variety of Belgian beers in a Belgium festival-like environment. We’ll have beer-flight passports, Belgian music, burlesque beauty and door prizes. Info: http://peaksandpints.com/peaks-pints-host-belgian-beer-carnivale/
Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” Musical - 7:30 pm
Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 6th ave, Tacoma, WA 98406
Headstrong Ariel King Triton’s youngest daughter, is no longer content to live on the ocean floor. Convinced she’ll only find happiness on land, she sets off to find a world where she belongs, battling a sea witch and finding true love along the way. Join Tacoma Musical Playhouse along with Ariel’s colorful friends Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and Sebastian the crab, under the sea! With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Part of Your World.” Info: https://tmp.org/index.php/2016-2017-mainstage-shows/
Saturday, Jul. 22
Children’s Museum of Tacoma: Daily Activities
Children's Museum of Tacoma, 1501 Pacific Ave Tacoma WA 98402
Stem Activity Children of all ages and abilities will be able to explore these science, technology, engineering, and mathematics activities lead by a playguide. Daily at 11 a.m. Story Time Playguides are ready to share their favorite story with you at 1 p.m. every day. You can even bring your favorite book! Free with Pay As You Will admission. Art Activity Join us for an art activity in the Museum that celebrates your creativity! Daily at 3 p.m. and free with Pay As You Will admission. Info: https://www.playtacoma.org/programs
Marketing & Events Manager - 9:00 am
Fort Steilacoom Park, 8717 87th Ave SW, Lakewood, WA 98498
Bring your dog (or cat) for a walk in the park to raise money for pets in need. The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County is hosting its 27th annual Dog-A-Thon event on Saturday, July 22 in Lakewood’s Fort Steilacoom Park. The Dog-A-Thon is a South Sound tradition and is the largest dog walk in Western Washington. More than a thousand animal lovers and their dogs (plus a cat or two) meet up to enjoy a mild summer day stroll around Waughop Lake. In addition to the walk, attendees can sample delicious eats, enter contests to show off their dog’s talents, see dog agility and herding demonstrations and visit pet-related vendors and sponsors. To register for the Dog-A-Thon, visit http://support.thehumanesociety.org/dogathon or come to Fort Steilacoom Park the day of the event starting at 9:00 a.m. You can register as an individual, start a team or join a team. Don’t miss out on the premier pet event of the South Sound. Visit http://support.thehumanesociety.org/dogathon to learn more about how to fundraise, form a team or to get involved in other ways. Info: http://support.thehumanesociety.org/site/TR?fr_id=1040&pg=entry
Ham Radio Licensing Class - 9:00 am
Philip Starr Building, Cougar Room, 39015 - 172nd Ave SE, Auburn, WA 98092
This FREE 2 Saturday radio class is for everyone with little or no radio knowledge. One just needs to know how to multiply and divide or use a calculator. You will get everything you need to pass the test and get an amateur radio license. You don’t need to learn Morse Code or CW. This is a very exciting cutting edge hobby. You can talk around the world on a radio that cost only $50. The VEC Test cost $15. 7 year olds have passed the test. Many families attend. There are 60 pages of handouts with 160 illustrations and quizzes and many items to see, feel and handle. 4 or 5 instructors will answer your individual questions. There is over a 90% pass rate, and many pass the second level test also. Videos, songs and informative Youtubes will make this a fun class for all. Do something exciting for yourself, this year. Get your radio license. Ham radios are great for Emergency preparedness and Survivalist, Hiking, Camping, and Boating. Please register so your handouts can be prepared. Register by sending your name and class dates in an email to, Daniel Stevens, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Info: http://www.MikeandKey.org
PowellsWood Garden Storytelling Festival - 9:30 am
Powells Wood Garden, 430 S. Dash Point Road, Federal Way
Hear Bill Harley, Donald Davis, MaryGay Ducey, Antonio Sacre, and Linda Gorham tell stories in a lovely garden setting. Info: http://www.powellswood.org/festival
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.
Yoga in the Park - 10:00 am
Jack Hyde Park, 1741 N Schuster Pkwy, Tacoma, WA 98402
Join Shanti every Saturday from 10-11am for a Vinyasa yoga flow in the great outdoors! We'll get our vibe on in the sunshine and fresh air. Dress for the climate and don't forget your sunglasses, sunscreen, yoga mat and water. (All levels welcome) $10/1Hr - Cash (E-Payments $1 fee) WEATHER PERMITTING  Check our FB or Website Calendar for inclemant weather updates. Please note that this is a public space. We cannot control our outdoor environment from other sounds within the area (cars, conversations, children, dogs, etc.) This is a a good time to practice reaching within during your practice - observing outside sounds without reacting to them. Info: http://www.shantiyogasound.com
Summer Shoreline Cleanup - 10:00 am
Type Marina, 5618 Marine View Dr. Tacoma 98422
Hit the beach with Citizens for a Healthy Bay for our 10th annual Summer Shoreline Cleanup! We will be collecting marine debris from the shoreline and surrounding beaches of 3 habitat restoration sites. Join the land crew or bring your kayak or paddle board and travel the shoreline looking for trash. Play “Trash Bingo”! There will be a picnic lunch after the event. We will provide all necessary tools, gloves, etc., so all you need is closed toed shoes and appropriate clothing! Please RSVP at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or call 253-383-2429. Please specify if you are bringing a kayak/paddle board. (Help the environment-please carpool). Info: https://www.healthybay.org/get-involved/volunteer/
Quidditch Fest - 10:00 am
Skagit River Park, 1100 S Skagit St, Burlington, WA 98233
Calling all Muggles! Hop on your Nimbus 2000 and fly to Burlington Quidditch Fest on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter by joining in a game of Quidditch with the Rain City Raptors. Muggles young and old alike will be enchanted by Hogwarts-inspired games and activities. The magic begins at 10 am at Skagit River Park, 1100 S. Skagit Street, Burlington, WA 98233. For more information, contact Headmistresses Jennifer Bell and Jenny Cole at the Burlington Public Library (360-755-0760) or visit our website: http://www.burlingtonwa.gov/library.
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
Tacoma Flea Market - 10:00 am
Tacoma Flea Market - At Blooming Kids, 3810 N 27th Street, Tacoma, WA 98407
Tacoma Flea Market - Biweekly Outdoor Market - Open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June-September Come visit the Tacoma Flea Market! Now in our second season, this creative market is one-of-a-kind, bringing together over 30 vendors, live music, face painting, henna, and more for kids and adults. We are proud to celebrate Tacoma's local artists and independent vendors with handmade items, vintage finds, and much more. Near the Proctor Farmer's market, the Tacoma Flea Market is a fun way to get out and about this summer. We are family-friendly, with plenty for kids, too. We are excited to welcome everyone to this free event. We have so much to offer the community this year, and we are excited to share it with you. Info: https://www.facebook.com/tacomafleamarket/
Mad Science - 10:30 am
Tacoma Public Library- Kobetich Branch, 212 Brown's Point Blvd. NE Tacoma WA 98422
Mad Science will bedazzle with the impressive science demonstrations in this spectacular show! From foggy dry ice storms and gravity defying beach balls to a Mad Science burp flavored potion, audiences will be amazed by what they see, hear, and ugh… taste! Info: https://www.tacomalibrary.org
“The West is Wild,” an all-new live-action animal show - 12:00 pm
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407
The all-new, action-packed animal show at Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater will amaze, delight and inspire you. There’s a new lawman in town -- “Sheruff” Bones, also known as Herald the dog, who will come riding in on a hot air balloon. Clark the king vulture will fly straight into your heart as he soars overhead. Be amazed by leaping clouded leopards Orchid and Banyan. Giggle at a flock of stampeding chickens with musical names like Bach and Beethoven. Marvel at Gonzo the southern tamandua, an interesting anteater with an impossibly long tongue. All these and more than a dozen other cast members star in a Wild West-themed show that takes place in the Town of Triple R, where the watchwords are Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Info: https://www.pdza.org/wild-wonders-outdoor-theater/
Children’s Museum of Tacoma: Bubble Time - 12:00 pm
Children's Museum of Tacoma, 1501 Pacific Ave Tacoma WA 98402
Join outside in the sunshine for bubble time. Dance, skip or twirl in the bubble from the bubble machine, blow your own bubbles, and create bubble art. Bubble Time will occur weather permitting. Info: https://www.playtacoma.org/programs
SALISH MODERN, Innovative Art with Ancient Roots - 12:00 pm
The White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. SE, Auburn WA
SALISH MODERN opens to the public spotlighting contemporary pieces inspired by Coast Salish Native traditions. Kenneth (Greg) Watson guest curates; he has brought together artwork borrowed from galleries, museums, artists and collectors to provide a stunning overview of the surprisingly modern work of today’s Salish artists. Salish Modern is sponsored by: 4Culture, Association of Tribal Art Dealers of America (ATADA), City of Auburn Arts Commission, Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation, and Tulalip Tribe Charitable Contributions. Entrance to the museum is $5 for adults and $2 for children and seniors. Museum hours are 12-4pm Wednesday through Sunday. On the first Thursday of the month the museum reopens from 6-8pm. Admission is FREE on the first Thursday and the third Sunday of every month. Info: http://www.wrvmuseum.org
Mad Science - 1:30 pm
Tacoma Public Library- Fern Hill Branch, 765 South 84th Street Tacoma WA 98444
Mad Science will bedazzle with the impressive science demonstrations in this spectacular show! From foggy dry ice storms and gravity defying beach balls to a Mad Science burp flavored potion, audiences will be amazed by what they see, hear, and ugh… taste! Info: https://www.tacomalibrary.org
Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” Musical - 2:00 pm
Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 6th ave, Tacoma, WA 98406
Headstrong Ariel King Triton’s youngest daughter, is no longer content to live on the ocean floor. Convinced she’ll only find happiness on land, she sets off to find a world where she belongs, battling a sea witch and finding true love along the way. Join Tacoma Musical Playhouse along with Ariel’s colorful friends Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and Sebastian the crab, under the sea! With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Part of Your World.” Info: https://tmp.org/index.php/2016-2017-mainstage-shows/
“The West is Wild,” an all-new live-action animal show - 3:30 pm
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407
The all-new, action-packed animal show at Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater will amaze, delight and inspire you. There’s a new lawman in town -- “Sheruff” Bones, also known as Herald the dog, who will come riding in on a hot air balloon. Clark the king vulture will fly straight into your heart as he soars overhead. Be amazed by leaping clouded leopards Orchid and Banyan. Giggle at a flock of stampeding chickens with musical names like Bach and Beethoven. Marvel at Gonzo the southern tamandua, an interesting anteater with an impossibly long tongue. All these and more than a dozen other cast members star in a Wild West-themed show that takes place in the Town of Triple R, where the watchwords are Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Info: https://www.pdza.org/wild-wonders-outdoor-theater/
Drummer Gregg Bissonette In Clinic - 5:00 pm
Ted Brown Music - Tacoma, 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd
GRAMMY Award winning drummer Gregg Bissonette has become known as one of the most versatile drummers in the business, his broad experience ranging from big band, blues, and rock, to Latin, fusion, and much more. Throughout his career, Gregg has played with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Ringo Starr, Santana, James Taylor, David Lee Roth, Toto, Linda Ronstadt, Andrea Bocelli, Brian Wilson, Smash Mouth, the Doobie Brothers, Ozzy Osbourne, the Brian Setzer Band, Enrique Iglesias, and Spinal Tap. Gregg Bissonette's well-rounded educational approach and essential insights will add to every drummer's musical knowledge, from hobbyist to pro. You will: -Learn from presentations of different musical styles including small and big band jazz, funk, Afro-Cuban, samba, blues shuffle, fusion, and rock -Hear stories from Gregg’s tours with Ringo Starr, David Lee Roth, and others -Learn how to get the most out of your practice sessions, and other tips for aspiring drummers -Meet Gregg and get a signed photo during our post-clinic meet and greet! Info: http://www.tedbrownmusic.com/t-gregg-bissonette-clinics.aspx
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
Cars & Couture presented by Architech - 6:30 pm
Lemay Americas Car Museum, 2702 East D Street, Tacoma WA
We are excited to announce the Cars & Couture fashion show presented by Architech at the LeMay – America’s Car Museum on Saturday, July 22nd from 6:30pm-9:30pm. We will be showcasing six couture designers from around the northwest. The event doors will open at 6:30pm, as we will have a live DJ, designer booths and red carpet photos available before the show. We will start seating for the show at 7:00pm and the fashion show will begin at 7:15pm. Eventbrite Ticket Link: https://carsandcouture.eventbrite.com Featu.red Designers: • Carole McClellan • Dawnamatrix • Dream Dresses by PMN • Gustavo Apiti Couture • Lisa Marie Couture • MiMi Wolfe. Ticket Prices are as follows: • $45 VIP (Front Row Seating & Prepaid Parking $5 Value) • $25 2nd & 3rd Row • For Additional Purchase ($10) discounted ticket into the museum to see all exhibits for entrance into the museum during 10am-5pm • Ticket prices will increase $5 if purchased at the door. Event Schedule: • 6:30 pm Event Doors Open & Pre-Show Red Carpet Photos • 7:00 pm Start Seating for the Show • 7:15 pm Fashion Show Starts • 9:30 pm Fashion Show Ends. If you have any questions, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Info: https://carsandcouture.eventbrite.com
Point Ruston Presents Summer Concert SEries 2017 - 7:00 pm
Point Ruston Grand Plaza, 5005 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98407
Summer on the Waterfront will be Full of Live Music: With weekly concerts from some of the area’s best groups. Point Ruston will be launching their summer concert series on Saturday, June 24th from 5:00 – 7:00, with funky blues harmonica and sax from James King and the Southsiders! The family-friendly series will continue each Saturday on the plaza with various genres of music, and be offered free to the public. While at Point Ruston, visitors are invited to experience, dining, shopping, recreation, and entertainment. This waterfront resort-inspired village features the best in Pacific NW living and panoramic views of the South Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains and Mount Rainier. June 24th: James King & the Southsiders July 1st: Kareem Kandi Band July 8th: Strangely Alright July 15th: Sweet Kiss Momma July 22nd: Kim Archer Band July 29th: Power Laces August 5th: Ted Brown Showcase August 19th: Sotaria Gibson August 26th: Lady A Band September 2nd: Ethan Tucker Band Info: http://www.pointruston.com/point-ruston-summer-concert-series-2017/
Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” Musical - 7:30 pm
Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 6th ave, Tacoma, WA 98406
Headstrong Ariel King Triton’s youngest daughter, is no longer content to live on the ocean floor. Convinced she’ll only find happiness on land, she sets off to find a world where she belongs, battling a sea witch and finding true love along the way. Join Tacoma Musical Playhouse along with Ariel’s colorful friends Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and Sebastian the crab, under the sea! With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Part of Your World.” Info: https://tmp.org/index.php/2016-2017-mainstage-shows/
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
Weird Elephant at The Grand Cinema: Dark Side of Oz - 11:00 pm
The Grand Cinema, 606 S Fawcett Ave., Tacoma WA
Your weekly late-night cinephile infusion. Screenings of cult classics and fresh flicks that are bizarre, spine-chilling, fantastic, avant garde, retro, or just plain mind-blowing. Saturday, July 22nd: Dark Side of Oz. The Dark Side of Oz is a pairing of the 1973 Pink Floyd album The Dark Side of the Moon with the visual portion of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. Info: http://www.grandcinema.com/films/the-dark-side-of-oz/
Sunday, Jul. 23
Children’s Museum of Tacoma: Daily Activities
Children's Museum of Tacoma, 1501 Pacific Ave Tacoma WA 98402
Stem Activity Children of all ages and abilities will be able to explore these science, technology, engineering, and mathematics activities lead by a playguide. Daily at 11 a.m. Story Time Playguides are ready to share their favorite story with you at 1 p.m. every day. You can even bring your favorite book! Free with Pay As You Will admission. Art Activity Join us for an art activity in the Museum that celebrates your creativity! Daily at 3 p.m. and free with Pay As You Will admission. Info: https://www.playtacoma.org/programs
Glass Fest Northwest - 11:00 am
Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock Street, Tacoma, WA
Arts and crafts take center stage on Tacoma’s Foss Waterway on Sunday, July 23 as Museum of Glass hosts its first annual arts extravaganza. Glass Fest Northwest offers visitors the unique opportunity to view and purchase work from some of the best Northwest artists. Works from more than 25 artists will be on display and available for purchase. While the majority of works will be glass, you can also find drawings, jewelry, metal work, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, and wood. Spend the day and enjoy the live music and local entertainment, delicious food and drink, and fun hands-on projects for kids. Info: http://www.museumofglass.org
“The West is Wild,” an all-new live-action animal show - 12:00 pm
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407
The all-new, action-packed animal show at Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater will amaze, delight and inspire you. There’s a new lawman in town -- “Sheruff” Bones, also known as Herald the dog, who will come riding in on a hot air balloon. Clark the king vulture will fly straight into your heart as he soars overhead. Be amazed by leaping clouded leopards Orchid and Banyan. Giggle at a flock of stampeding chickens with musical names like Bach and Beethoven. Marvel at Gonzo the southern tamandua, an interesting anteater with an impossibly long tongue. All these and more than a dozen other cast members star in a Wild West-themed show that takes place in the Town of Triple R, where the watchwords are Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Info: https://www.pdza.org/wild-wonders-outdoor-theater/
Glass Fest Northwest - 12:00 pm
Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock Street, Tacoma, WA
On July 23, Museum of Glass and Tacoma Art Museum will host their inaugural Glass Fest Northwest, a celebration of glass and the artists of our region on MOG’s waterfront plaza. This event will put glass art center stage by bringing together more than 25 local area artists and artisans, along with live glassmaking demonstrations, food, drink, music, entertainment, and family fun activities. While the majority of the artists will be displaying and selling glass art, visitors will also find jewelry artisans, printmakers, wood workers, and more. Admission to MOG will be free for each visitor that provides a receipt from a purchase made with one of the Glass Fest artists. Info: https://museumofglass.org/event-calendar?cid=1&ceid=2200&cerid=0&cdt=7/23/2017
SALISH MODERN, Innovative Art with Ancient Roots - 12:00 pm
The White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. SE, Auburn WA
SALISH MODERN opens to the public spotlighting contemporary pieces inspired by Coast Salish Native traditions. Kenneth (Greg) Watson guest curates; he has brought together artwork borrowed from galleries, museums, artists and collectors to provide a stunning overview of the surprisingly modern work of today’s Salish artists. Salish Modern is sponsored by: 4Culture, Association of Tribal Art Dealers of America (ATADA), City of Auburn Arts Commission, Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation, and Tulalip Tribe Charitable Contributions. Entrance to the museum is $5 for adults and $2 for children and seniors. Museum hours are 12-4pm Wednesday through Sunday. On the first Thursday of the month the museum reopens from 6-8pm. Admission is FREE on the first Thursday and the third Sunday of every month. Info: http://www.wrvmuseum.org
Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” Musical - 2:00 pm
Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 6th ave, Tacoma, WA 98406
Headstrong Ariel King Triton’s youngest daughter, is no longer content to live on the ocean floor. Convinced she’ll only find happiness on land, she sets off to find a world where she belongs, battling a sea witch and finding true love along the way. Join Tacoma Musical Playhouse along with Ariel’s colorful friends Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and Sebastian the crab, under the sea! With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Part of Your World.” Info: https://tmp.org/index.php/2016-2017-mainstage-shows/
“The West is Wild,” an all-new live-action animal show - 3:30 pm
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407
The all-new, action-packed animal show at Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater will amaze, delight and inspire you. There’s a new lawman in town -- “Sheruff” Bones, also known as Herald the dog, who will come riding in on a hot air balloon. Clark the king vulture will fly straight into your heart as he soars overhead. Be amazed by leaping clouded leopards Orchid and Banyan. Giggle at a flock of stampeding chickens with musical names like Bach and Beethoven. Marvel at Gonzo the southern tamandua, an interesting anteater with an impossibly long tongue. All these and more than a dozen other cast members star in a Wild West-themed show that takes place in the Town of Triple R, where the watchwords are Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Info: https://www.pdza.org/wild-wonders-outdoor-theater/
Monday, Jul. 24
Children’s Museum of Tacoma: Daily Activities
Children's Museum of Tacoma, 1501 Pacific Ave Tacoma WA 98402
Stem Activity Children of all ages and abilities will be able to explore these science, technology, engineering, and mathematics activities lead by a playguide. Daily at 11 a.m. Story Time Playguides are ready to share their favorite story with you at 1 p.m. every day. You can even bring your favorite book! Free with Pay As You Will admission. Art Activity Join us for an art activity in the Museum that celebrates your creativity! Daily at 3 p.m. and free with Pay As You Will admission. Info: https://www.playtacoma.org/programs
Fine Arts Exhibit - 9:00 am
Steilacoom Community Center, 2301 Worthington St., Steilacoom, WA
FINE ARTS EXHIBIT: Watercolor and Multimedia works by local Artist, Werner Dillenburger, are on display from July 5th to August 31, 2017 at The Steilacoom Community Center Art Gallery. Werner is a member of Pacific Gallery Artists. Show Hours: Mon—Thurs 9am—4:30pm; Fri 9am—7:30pm (closed weekends and holidays; Address: 2301 Worthington St., Steilacoom, WA. Info: http://pacificgalleryartists.org/
“The West is Wild,” an all-new live-action animal show - 12:00 pm
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407
The all-new, action-packed animal show at Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater will amaze, delight and inspire you. There’s a new lawman in town -- “Sheruff” Bones, also known as Herald the dog, who will come riding in on a hot air balloon. Clark the king vulture will fly straight into your heart as he soars overhead. Be amazed by leaping clouded leopards Orchid and Banyan. Giggle at a flock of stampeding chickens with musical names like Bach and Beethoven. Marvel at Gonzo the southern tamandua, an interesting anteater with an impossibly long tongue. All these and more than a dozen other cast members star in a Wild West-themed show that takes place in the Town of Triple R, where the watchwords are Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Info: https://www.pdza.org/wild-wonders-outdoor-theater/
Intro to Synchronized Swimming - 2:00 pm
Peninsula High School in Gig Harbor, 14105 Purdy DR NW, Gig Harbor 98332
Try Synchronized Swimming! $75 for the week- you will get a free swim cap and noseclip. Ages 7&up;, must feel comfortable swimming in deep water and have basic swimming skills. Come learn synchronized swimming! 2 to 3:30 p.m. Info: http://www.pacificwavessynchro.org
Intro to Synchronized Swimming - 2:00 pm
Peninsula High School in Gig Harbor, 14105 Purdy DR NW, Gig Harbor 98332
Try Synchronized Swimming! $75 for the week- you will get a free swim cap and noseclip. Ages 7&up;, must feel comfortable swimming in deep water and have basic swimming skills. Come learn synchronized swimming! 2 to 3:30 p.m. Info: http://www.pacificwavessynchro.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, Jul. 25
Children’s Museum of Tacoma: Daily Activities
Children's Museum of Tacoma, 1501 Pacific Ave Tacoma WA 98402
Stem Activity Children of all ages and abilities will be able to explore these science, technology, engineering, and mathematics activities lead by a playguide. Daily at 11 a.m. Story Time Playguides are ready to share their favorite story with you at 1 p.m. every day. You can even bring your favorite book! Free with Pay As You Will admission. Art Activity Join us for an art activity in the Museum that celebrates your creativity! Daily at 3 p.m. and free with Pay As You Will admission. Info: https://www.playtacoma.org/programs
4-Day Learn to Skate Camp - 9:00 am
Alchemy Skateboarding, 311 S 7th St Tacoma, WA 98402
Camp runs from August 29- September 1. Lessons Include: Pushing, Pumping, Kick Turns, Drop Ins, Ollies, Flat Land Basics (Shuv-its, Kickflips), Ledge Tricks, and Rail Tricks. Supplemental lessons also include: Anatomy of the Skateboard, Ramp Names and Functions, Trick Names and Origins, How to Fall, and some of the basics of Skateboarding's History. Recommended for Ages 6-12, but all ages welcome as long as campers can pay attention, listen to directions, and have basic balance and hand-eye coordination. Confidence is key! Register online at http://alchemyskateboarding.org
Fine Arts Exhibit - 9:00 am
Steilacoom Community Center, 2301 Worthington St., Steilacoom, WA
FINE ARTS EXHIBIT: Watercolor and Multimedia works by local Artist, Werner Dillenburger, are on display from July 5th to August 31, 2017 at The Steilacoom Community Center Art Gallery. Werner is a member of Pacific Gallery Artists. Show Hours: Mon—Thurs 9am—4:30pm; Fri 9am—7:30pm (closed weekends and holidays; Address: 2301 Worthington St., Steilacoom, WA. Info: http://pacificgalleryartists.org/
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 West is Wild,” an all-new live-action animal show - 12:00 pm
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407
The all-new, action-packed animal show at Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater will amaze, delight and inspire you. There’s a new lawman in town -- “Sheruff” Bones, also known as Herald the dog, who will come riding in on a hot air balloon. Clark the king vulture will fly straight into your heart as he soars overhead. Be amazed by leaping clouded leopards Orchid and Banyan. Giggle at a flock of stampeding chickens with musical names like Bach and Beethoven. Marvel at Gonzo the southern tamandua, an interesting anteater with an impossibly long tongue. All these and more than a dozen other cast members star in a Wild West-themed show that takes place in the Town of Triple R, where the watchwords are Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Info: https://www.pdza.org/wild-wonders-outdoor-theater/
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.
Intro to Synchronized Swimming - 2:00 pm
Peninsula High School in Gig Harbor, 14105 Purdy DR NW, Gig Harbor 98332
Try Synchronized Swimming! $75 for the week- you will get a free swim cap and noseclip. Ages 7&up;, must feel comfortable swimming in deep water and have basic swimming skills. Come learn synchronized swimming! 2 to 3:30 p.m. Info: http://www.pacificwavessynchro.org
Wednesday, Jul. 26
Children’s Museum of Tacoma: Daily Activities
Children's Museum of Tacoma, 1501 Pacific Ave Tacoma WA 98402
Stem Activity Children of all ages and abilities will be able to explore these science, technology, engineering, and mathematics activities lead by a playguide. Daily at 11 a.m. Story Time Playguides are ready to share their favorite story with you at 1 p.m. every day. You can even bring your favorite book! Free with Pay As You Will admission. Art Activity Join us for an art activity in the Museum that celebrates your creativity! Daily at 3 p.m. and free with Pay As You Will admission. Info: https://www.playtacoma.org/programs
4-Day Learn to Skate Camp - 9:00 am
Alchemy Skateboarding, 311 S 7th St Tacoma, WA 98402
Camp runs from August 29- September 1. Lessons Include: Pushing, Pumping, Kick Turns, Drop Ins, Ollies, Flat Land Basics (Shuv-its, Kickflips), Ledge Tricks, and Rail Tricks. Supplemental lessons also include: Anatomy of the Skateboard, Ramp Names and Functions, Trick Names and Origins, How to Fall, and some of the basics of Skateboarding's History. Recommended for Ages 6-12, but all ages welcome as long as campers can pay attention, listen to directions, and have basic balance and hand-eye coordination. Confidence is key! Register online at http://alchemyskateboarding.org
Fine Arts Exhibit - 9:00 am
Steilacoom Community Center, 2301 Worthington St., Steilacoom, WA
FINE ARTS EXHIBIT: Watercolor and Multimedia works by local Artist, Werner Dillenburger, are on display from July 5th to August 31, 2017 at The Steilacoom Community Center Art Gallery. Werner is a member of Pacific Gallery Artists. Show Hours: Mon—Thurs 9am—4:30pm; Fri 9am—7:30pm (closed weekends and holidays; Address: 2301 Worthington St., Steilacoom, WA. Info: http://pacificgalleryartists.org/
Family Camp: Gold Rush! - 10:30 am
Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma WA 98402
There’s gold in them hills! Once upon a time, thousands of gold-seekers passed through Washington chasing the promise of Alaskan gold. Stop by the museum to hear the real story behind the Klondike Gold rush and try some fun activities, including panning for gold! All ages welcome. Info: http://www.washingtonhistory.org
“The West is Wild,” an all-new live-action animal show - 12:00 pm
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407
The all-new, action-packed animal show at Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater will amaze, delight and inspire you. There’s a new lawman in town -- “Sheruff” Bones, also known as Herald the dog, who will come riding in on a hot air balloon. Clark the king vulture will fly straight into your heart as he soars overhead. Be amazed by leaping clouded leopards Orchid and Banyan. Giggle at a flock of stampeding chickens with musical names like Bach and Beethoven. Marvel at Gonzo the southern tamandua, an interesting anteater with an impossibly long tongue. All these and more than a dozen other cast members star in a Wild West-themed show that takes place in the Town of Triple R, where the watchwords are Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Info: https://www.pdza.org/wild-wonders-outdoor-theater/
Children’s Museum of Tacoma: Bubble Time - 12:00 pm
Children's Museum of Tacoma, 1501 Pacific Ave Tacoma WA 98402
Join outside in the sunshine for bubble time. Dance, skip or twirl in the bubble from the bubble machine, blow your own bubbles, and create bubble art. Bubble Time will occur weather permitting. Info: https://www.playtacoma.org/programs
SALISH MODERN, Innovative Art with Ancient Roots - 12:00 pm
The White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. SE, Auburn WA
SALISH MODERN opens to the public spotlighting contemporary pieces inspired by Coast Salish Native traditions. Kenneth (Greg) Watson guest curates; he has brought together artwork borrowed from galleries, museums, artists and collectors to provide a stunning overview of the surprisingly modern work of today’s Salish artists. Salish Modern is sponsored by: 4Culture, Association of Tribal Art Dealers of America (ATADA), City of Auburn Arts Commission, Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation, and Tulalip Tribe Charitable Contributions. Entrance to the museum is $5 for adults and $2 for children and seniors. Museum hours are 12-4pm Wednesday through Sunday. On the first Thursday of the month the museum reopens from 6-8pm. Admission is FREE on the first Thursday and the third Sunday of every month. Info: http://www.wrvmuseum.org
Auburn’s Kids SummerStage - 12:00 pm
Les Gove Park, 1005 12th Street SE Auburn, WA 98002
Auburn’s Kids SummerStage: Exciting performances designed just for kids! This ‘kid-approved’ series is enjoyable for wee ones through tweens! Visit our website for the line-up of artists. Pack a lunch and enjoy the amenities Les Gove Park has to offer, including a state-of-the-art playground and a refreshing spray park, a 1/2 mile trail, the White River Valley Museum, the Auburn Library and more! FREE event! Wednesdays, 12:00 noon – 1:00 PM. Info: http://www.auburnwa.gov/things_to_do/special_events.htm
Intro to Synchronized Swimming - 2:00 pm
Peninsula High School in Gig Harbor, 14105 Purdy DR NW, Gig Harbor 98332
Try Synchronized Swimming! $75 for the week- you will get a free swim cap and noseclip. Ages 7&up;, must feel comfortable swimming in deep water and have basic swimming skills. Come learn synchronized swimming! 2 to 3:30 p.m. Info: http://www.pacificwavessynchro.org
Summer Storytime - 3:00 pm
Job Carr Cabin Museum, 2350 N 30th St, Tacoma WA 98403
Join us Wednesdays, 6/28/17 - 8/30/17, 3-4pm for storytime at the Cabin! One hour of stories, games and crafts for children ages 3-8 and their families. Info: http://www.jobcarrmuseum.org
Wry Toast Toastmaster’s Open House - 7:00 pm
Bankers Life and Casualty Company, 3560 Bridgeport Way W, University Place, WA 98466
Join Wry Toast Toastmasters for our Open House to learn more about our non-profit organization and our Communication and Leadership training. Featuring three great speakers on Leadership Through Communication, Recognition and Motivation, and What Lies Ahead. Wednesday, July 26th - 6:30pm for networking and snacks, 7:00pm presentation. Free to everyone who attends! All guests are welcome! Info: https://9455.toastmastersclubs.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, Jul. 27
Children’s Museum of Tacoma: Daily Activities
Children's Museum of Tacoma, 1501 Pacific Ave Tacoma WA 98402
Stem Activity Children of all ages and abilities will be able to explore these science, technology, engineering, and mathematics activities lead by a playguide. Daily at 11 a.m. Story Time Playguides are ready to share their favorite story with you at 1 p.m. every day. You can even bring your favorite book! Free with Pay As You Will admission. Art Activity Join us for an art activity in the Museum that celebrates your creativity! Daily at 3 p.m. and free with Pay As You Will admission. Info: https://www.playtacoma.org/programs
4-Day Learn to Skate Camp - 9:00 am
Alchemy Skateboarding, 311 S 7th St Tacoma, WA 98402
Camp runs from August 29- September 1. Lessons Include: Pushing, Pumping, Kick Turns, Drop Ins, Ollies, Flat Land Basics (Shuv-its, Kickflips), Ledge Tricks, and Rail Tricks. Supplemental lessons also include: Anatomy of the Skateboard, Ramp Names and Functions, Trick Names and Origins, How to Fall, and some of the basics of Skateboarding's History. Recommended for Ages 6-12, but all ages welcome as long as campers can pay attention, listen to directions, and have basic balance and hand-eye coordination. Confidence is key! Register online at http://alchemyskateboarding.org
Fine Arts Exhibit - 9:00 am
Steilacoom Community Center, 2301 Worthington St., Steilacoom, WA
FINE ARTS EXHIBIT: Watercolor and Multimedia works by local Artist, Werner Dillenburger, are on display from July 5th to August 31, 2017 at The Steilacoom Community Center Art Gallery. Werner is a member of Pacific Gallery Artists. Show Hours: Mon—Thurs 9am—4:30pm; Fri 9am—7:30pm (closed weekends and holidays; Address: 2301 Worthington St., Steilacoom, WA. Info: http://pacificgalleryartists.org/
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/
“The West is Wild,” an all-new live-action animal show - 12:00 pm
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407
The all-new, action-packed animal show at Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater will amaze, delight and inspire you. There’s a new lawman in town -- “Sheruff” Bones, also known as Herald the dog, who will come riding in on a hot air balloon. Clark the king vulture will fly straight into your heart as he soars overhead. Be amazed by leaping clouded leopards Orchid and Banyan. Giggle at a flock of stampeding chickens with musical names like Bach and Beethoven. Marvel at Gonzo the southern tamandua, an interesting anteater with an impossibly long tongue. All these and more than a dozen other cast members star in a Wild West-themed show that takes place in the Town of Triple R, where the watchwords are Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Info: https://www.pdza.org/wild-wonders-outdoor-theater/
SALISH MODERN, Innovative Art with Ancient Roots - 12:00 pm
The White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. SE, Auburn WA
SALISH MODERN opens to the public spotlighting contemporary pieces inspired by Coast Salish Native traditions. Kenneth (Greg) Watson guest curates; he has brought together artwork borrowed from galleries, museums, artists and collectors to provide a stunning overview of the surprisingly modern work of today’s Salish artists. Salish Modern is sponsored by: 4Culture, Association of Tribal Art Dealers of America (ATADA), City of Auburn Arts Commission, Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation, and Tulalip Tribe Charitable Contributions. Entrance to the museum is $5 for adults and $2 for children and seniors. Museum hours are 12-4pm Wednesday through Sunday. On the first Thursday of the month the museum reopens from 6-8pm. Admission is FREE on the first Thursday and the third Sunday of every month. Info: http://www.wrvmuseum.org
Intro to Synchronized Swimming - 2:00 pm
Peninsula High School in Gig Harbor, 14105 Purdy DR NW, Gig Harbor 98332
Try Synchronized Swimming! $75 for the week- you will get a free swim cap and noseclip. Ages 7&up;, must feel comfortable swimming in deep water and have basic swimming skills. Come learn synchronized swimming! 2 to 3:30 p.m. Info: http://www.pacificwavessynchro.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
T-Town Swing Weekly Dance - 8:00 pm
Urban Grace Church, 9th and Market (9th St. Entrance)
Join us for swing dancing every Thursday night in downtown Tacoma with T-Town Swing! No experience? No worries. Beginner lesson is included with $5 door charge at 8pm with social dance starting at 8:30 until 11. Questions? See our Facebook group page: T-Town Swing. Info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/193739610776152/