On April 19, the fine folks of the Empowerment Center, a program of El Shaddai Christian Ministries in Tacoma, welcomed the Tacoma Weekly as guest of honor for the center’s first annual Volunteer Appreciation Night. In thanks to the Weekly for helping to bring volunteers to the center, and for publicizing the good works that Empowerment does through its extensive food bank operations and job coaching, founders and pastors Jimmie and Lawanna Lee presented managing editor Matt Nagle with an engraved plaque. The staff of Tacoma Weekly, pictured here, is thrilled to have received such an… Read More
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This just in from Dorky’s Bar Arcade, where the staff is on a mission to get Weird Al Yankovic to stop by while he's in Tacoma on Sunday for his show at The Pantages:
Everyone knows Weird Al is going to be in town this Sunday. We, the DORX of Tacoma, are making a plea to have him stop in for a visit to Dorky's Bar Arcade only a block away. There are over 1,000 people on our event page who agree.Dorky's was made for people like Weird Al who think outside the box. We think he would love it!!!!
Dorky's is one of the most interesting and fun things you… Read More
More than 150 Tacoma students entered this year’s EnviroChallenger/EnviroKids Earth Day art contest.
Elementary students illustrated ways they practice earth-friendly activities at home, outside, at the park or while playing/watching sports and other positive environmental behavior that they’ve learned from the city’s EnviroChallenger educators. View the winning works of art at www.envirochallenger.com.
Earth Day art contest winners
Grades K-1 Division
First place: Sabine Reyns, Geiger Montessori
Second… Read More
Join the Tacoma Arts Commission and current Tacoma Poet Laureate Josie Emmons Turner for a poetry reading event in conjunction with National Poetry Month. The event will include readings by a selection of local poets and the winner of the 2013-15 Tacoma Poet Laureate competition, Lucas Smiraldo, will officially be awarded the position. The readings will be followed by light refreshments. 7:30 p.m. at Tacoma Public Library main branch, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S., Olympic Room
Admission is free, and free street parking is available.
Ticket's for Chateau St. Michelle's summer concert series go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 27. Here's the finalized schedule that the venue released today, and you can learn more at:
Garrison Keillor, live broadcast of “A Prairie Home Companion,” 2:45 p.m. June 15, $39 to $65
Steve Miller Band, 7 p.m. June 29, $49 to $89
Girls Night Out, feauting Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo with Berlin and Teri Nunn, 7 p.m. July 7, $45 to $65
Chris Botti, 7… Read More