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/