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  • Upcoming Events

    • Argentine Tango Lessons

      Jan 27, 2015 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Cultra Event Center, Tacoma WA

      Learn to dance the incredible and versatile Argentine Tango Tuesday nights every week from 7:00 to 9:00 pm from the south sounds longest established tango teacher. Info:http://www.TangoInTacoma.com



    • Jazz combo class with Kareem Kandi

      Jan 27, 2015 / 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Ted Brown Music, Tacoma WA

      Learn jazz theory, Improv and Performance Technique. The Jam is every Tuesday from 7:30 – 8:30pm at Ted Brown Music in Tacoma. To register, contact Stephanie at 253.272.3211. This class is geared towards High School age. Must know how to sight read and know scales. Any instrument is welcome. Fee is $80 per month (100% of fee goes to Ted Brown Music Outreach, a non-profit organization supporting youth music. Info:http://www.tedbrownmusic.com



    • Beginning Flamenco Dance Classes

      Jan 28, 2015 / 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Metropolitan Ballet Tacoma, Tacoma

      Experience the passionate art of Spanish dance and the piercing cords of the Flamenco guitar. Call Beverly Ann Christie for information (510) 302-8898. Info:https://www.facebook.com/



    • Ukulele Circle

      Jan 28, 2015 / 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Ted Brown Music, Tacoma WA

      Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages ukulele circle every Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m. Join us for a FREE ukulele jam session. Bring your ukulele and get ready to meet and connect w/ other uke players, and have lots of fun too! Everybody is welcome, from uke pros to beginners. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 272-3211 or visithttp://www.tedbrownmusic.com



    • Drum circle

      Jan 29, 2015 / 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Ted Brown Music, Tacoma WA

      Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages drum circle every Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m.  You don’t need to have a drum to participate. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 272-3211 or visithttp://www.tedbrownmusic.com



    • Patton Oswalt

      Jan 30, 2015 / 8:00 am - 9:00 am
      District:
      Event's Website
      Pantages Theater, Tacoma Wasington

      Star Comedian Patton Oswalt has audiences across the country rolling in the aisles with his spot-on observational humor covering everything from pop culture to fatherhood. Known for his roles on The King of Queens, as the voice of Remy in Ratatouille, and most recently as the narrator in The Goldbergs, as well as five comedy albums, Oswalt is one of the most popular and prolific comedians today. Info:http://www.broadwaycenter.org/events/calendar/eventdetail/110/9/patton-oswalt?filter_reset=1



    • Tacoma Runner's Weekly

      Jan 30, 2015 / 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
      District:
      Event's Website

      Free

      The run starts from a different location each time, check their website for the location for the next one!



    • Adonis Puentes And the Voice of Cuba Orchestra

      Jan 30, 2015 / 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Rialto Theatre, Tacoma WA
      Shining brighter than life in an intimate concert, check out one of the greatest Cuban Soneros of our time! Adonis Puentes brings a high energy (and volume) concert, where you’ll experience his rich voice and all-acoustic orchestra. This music just makes you want to dance the aisles to the Cuban rhythms, deep bass lines, and jazzy horn arrangements. Adonis has been nominated for a Latin Grammy Award and a Juno Award. Info:http://www.broadwaycenter.org/events/calendar/eventdetail/120/-/adonis-puentes


    • The Great Gatsby

      Jan 30, 2015 - Jan 31, 2015 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma WA

      Tacoma Little Theatre takes you back to The Jazz Age with its production of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, THE GREAT GATSBY, with direction by Dale Westgaard. Considered by many to be the Great American Novel, The Great Gatsby is at once titillating, fascinating and shocking in its portrayal of The Jazz Age that was soon to disappear from the American landscape. In this first authorized adaptation since 1926, Simon Levy brings the humor, irony, pathos and loveliness of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s American classic to the stage. Navigate the languid atmosphere of wealth and privilege with Nick Carraway as he observes the glittering, elaborate parties of his neighbor, the infamous and illusive Jay Gatsby. The Great Gatsby’s sharp depiction of the “American Dream” resonates anew for each generation. The Great Gatsby will run Friday, January 23, 2015 until Sunday, February 8, 2015. Friday and Saturday showings are at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. This show is recommended for ages 12 and up. Info: http://www.tacomalittletheater.com



    • TACOMA LATIN NIGHTS at STUDIO 6 BALLROOM

      Jan 30, 2015 / 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Studio 6 Ballroom, Tacoma WA
      $5

      8:30pm drop-in lesson in Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa. 9:30pm Open Dancing – Salsa & more. DJ music (requests taken), full club lights & disco balls, Bose sound system. Dance cost: $5, add the lesson for only $5 more!http://www.Studio6Ballroom.comor Facebook.com/MyStudio6Ballroom or (253) 905-5301.



    • Freighthouse Square's Decidely Odd Market

      Jan 31, 2015 / 12:00 am
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      Event's Website
      Freighthouse Square, Tacoma WA

      Freighthouse Square invites you to join us in the revitalization of Tacoma’s historical gem, support local business and enjoy shopping this holiday season! Beginning November 15th, we will host an indoor Saturday market from 10-2 highlighting local craftspersons and one of a kind gifts for everyone on your list. Local artisans will offer wares to please all tastes, ranging from the sweet and simple to the downright strange. Eat at one of our amazing and diverse restaurants in the best food court in town! The shopping experience for those that loathe the mall. Info:http://www.freighthousesquare.com



    • Sunday Music at MOG Series: the Gypsy Jazz of Pearl Django

      Feb 01, 2015 / 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
      District: Downtown
      Event's Website
      Museum of Glass, Tacoma Washington
      $18
      The Sunday Music at MOG jazz series continues with Pearl Django at 11 am on Febuary 1, 2015 in the Grand Hall. Brunch and beverages will be available for purchase from Choripan, the Museum Café, before and during the performance, with doors opening at 10:30am. With performances covering almost two decades, Pearl Django brings their own Hot Club playing style to Museum of Glass. Voted by Seattle Weekly readers in 2003 as favorite area jazz band, Pearl Django are local mainstays that have experience abroad. Pulling inspiration from the legendary jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, Pearl Django has a signature style marked by the band’s expert string work, steady pulse of rhythm guitar and unmistakable swing that reaches out to audiences of all musical sensibilities. Pearl Django’s performance will be the second of the series sponsored by The Klorfine Foundation and KPLU-FM. Admission is $18, which includes all-day Museum access. Students and MOG members are free of charge. Doors open at 10:30 am and the performance begins at 11 am. Info: http://museumofglass.org


    • Tango Facilitation (Guided Practica)

      Feb 01, 2015 / 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Backstreet Tango, Tacoma WA
      $5

      Every Sunday. Admission $5. Contact: Luis Perez 253-304-8296 orBackstreettango@gmail.com. Info: http://www.Backstreettango.com



    • The Great Gatsby

      Feb 01, 2015 / 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma WA

      Tacoma Little Theatre takes you back to The Jazz Age with its production of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, THE GREAT GATSBY, with direction by Dale Westgaard. Considered by many to be the Great American Novel, The Great Gatsby is at once titillating, fascinating and shocking in its portrayal of The Jazz Age that was soon to disappear from the American landscape. In this first authorized adaptation since 1926, Simon Levy brings the humor, irony, pathos and loveliness of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s American classic to the stage. Navigate the languid atmosphere of wealth and privilege with Nick Carraway as he observes the glittering, elaborate parties of his neighbor, the infamous and illusive Jay Gatsby. The Great Gatsby’s sharp depiction of the “American Dream” resonates anew for each generation. The Great Gatsby will run Friday, January 23, 2015 until Sunday, February 8, 2015. Friday and Saturday showings are at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. This show is recommended for ages 12 and up. Info: http://www.tacomalittletheater.com



    • Ballroom Dancing at STAR Center

      Feb 02, 2015 / 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      STAR Center, Tacoma WA
      $5

      Ballroom dancing on the 1st Sunday and every Monday afternoon from 1-3 pm. There is live music. Admission is $5. Phone: 253-404-3939. It is a good idea to come with a dance partner. This dance was formerly held at Southpark Community Center. Info: http://www.metroparkstacoma.org/star/



    • Collection Education Month – “Development of Horseless Carriages (1886-1915)”

      Feb 03, 2015 / 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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      Event's Website
      LeMay Family Collection Marymount Event Center, Tacoma Washington

      In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, it was the dawn of the automotive age, and there were lots of automotive innovators experimenting with the development of what became known as “horseless carriages”. Made by dozens of manufacturers and in a variety of styles, these early horseless carriages certainly have a rich history. Come listen to Marymount docent and horseless carriage connoisseur, Dennis Laine, discuss these storied vehicles! Info: http://www.lemaymarymount.org



    • Argentine Tango Lessons

      Feb 03, 2015 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Cultra Event Center, Tacoma WA

      Learn to dance the incredible and versatile Argentine Tango Tuesday nights every week from 7:00 to 9:00 pm from the south sounds longest established tango teacher. Info:http://www.TangoInTacoma.com



    • Jazz Combo Class with Kareem Kandi

      Feb 03, 2015 / 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Ted Brown Music, Tacoma WA
      $80

      Learn jazz theory, Improv and Performance Technique. The Jam is every Tuesday from 7:30 – 8:30pm at Ted Brown Music in Tacoma. To register, contact Stephanie at 253.272.3211. This class is geared towards High School age. Must know how to sight read and know scales. Any instrument is welcome. Fee is $80 per month (100% of fee goes to Ted Brown Music Outreach, a non-profit organization supporting youth music. Info: http://www.tedbrownmusic.com



    • Tacoma Waldorf School Tour of the Grades

      Feb 04, 2015 / 9:00 am - 11:00 am
      District:
      Event's Website
      Tacoma Waldorf School, Tacoma

      Observe the Waldorf grades classrooms during the school day. You will have a chance to ask questions following the tour. Adults only please. RSVP to enrollment@tacomawaldorf.org or 253-383-8711. Info: http://tacomawaldorf.org



    • Beginning Flamenco Dance Classes

      Feb 04, 2015 / 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Metropolitan Ballet Tacoma, Tacoma

      Experience the passionate art of Spanish dance and the piercing cords of the Flamenco guitar. Call Beverly Ann Christie for information (510) 302-8898. Info: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tacoma-Flamenco/308815072481295



    • Ukulele Circle

      Feb 04, 2015 / 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Ted Brown Music, Tacoma WA
      Free

      Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages ukulele circle every Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m. Join us for a FREE ukulele jam session. Bring your ukulele and get ready to meet and connect w/ other uke players, and have lots of fun too! Everybody is welcome, from uke pros to beginners. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 272-3211 or visit http://www.tedbrownmusic.com.



    • CPR Class

      Feb 05, 2015 / 12:00 am
      District:
      Event's Website
      Fire Station 8, Tacoma WA
      Free

      Free CPR classes are taught by firefighters with the Tacoma Fire Department to residents living in Tacoma, Fife or Fircrest. Pre-registration is required by calling (253) 594-7979.



    • Drum Circle

      Feb 05, 2015 / 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Ted Brown Music, Tacoma WA

      Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages drum circle every Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m.  You don’t need to have a drum to participate. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 272-3211 or visit http://www.tedbrownmusic.com



    • Tacoma Runner's Weekly

      Feb 06, 2015 / 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
      District:
      Event's Website

      Free

      The run starts from a different location each time, check their website for the location for the next one!



    • Gabriel Iglesias

      Feb 06, 2015 / 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Tacoma Dome, Tacoma Washington
      Vary
      Gabriel Iglesias
      Feb 6, 2015 (Fri)
      Tacoma Dome Arena
      Tickets
      Tickets on sale now!
      Additional Information
      Gabriel Iglesias
      Unity Through Laughter World Tour

      @Fluffyguy

      8pm Show / 7pm Doors

      Looking for a VIP experience? Two VIP packages are available for purchase. More information can be found by clicking the Buy Tickets link above.

      More Information


    • Reflections On Ice - Entertaining America

      Feb 06, 2015 - Feb 08, 2015 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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      Event's Website
      Sprinkler Recreation Center, Tacoma WA

      Pierce County Parks & Recreation and the Lakewood Winter Club are proud to announce their annual Figure Skating Ice Show, Reflections on Ice. This year’s audiences will enter our world of American Pastimes as we present “Reflections on Ice – Entertaining America!” The Reflections On Ice Production has been held at the Sprinker Recreation Center in Spanaway, Washington since 1996. Our former guest stars have included National Champions, Rosalynn Sumners, Rachel Flatt, Ben Agosto and Ryan Bradley. This year’s US National Junior Dance Champions, Jean Luc Baker & Kristen Lench have also starred. Five performances on February 6th, 7th and 8th , 2015 are available. Featured Special Guest Stars are Jeremy Barrett and Natalia Zaitseva. Jeremy is a US Olympian & National Pairs Champion, a former performer with Moscow on Ice and Disney on Ice. Natalia is a Russian Master of Sport in Pairs Skating. Also featured is “Ice Aerialist” SueEllen Quick. These professional performers are complimented by a cast of more than 75 local skaters and Northwest Champions. Info:http://www.reflectionsonice.com



    • Tacoma Opera presents H.M.S. Pinafore

      Feb 06, 2015 / 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Rialto Theatre, Tacoma WA

      Aboard the H.M.S. Pinafore, a hilarious tale of love, hypocrisy and mistaken identities unravels when the Captain’s daughter falls secretly in love with a common sailor. This smash hit show is bursting with Gilbert’s brilliant satiric wit and is packed with some of Sullivan’s most popular songs. Info: http://www.broadwaycenter.org/events/calendar/eventdetail/68/14/h-m-s-pinafore?filter_reset=1



    • The Great Gatsby

      Feb 06, 2015 - Feb 07, 2015 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma WA

      Tacoma Little Theatre takes you back to The Jazz Age with its production of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, THE GREAT GATSBY, with direction by Dale Westgaard. Considered by many to be the Great American Novel, The Great Gatsby is at once titillating, fascinating and shocking in its portrayal of The Jazz Age that was soon to disappear from the American landscape. In this first authorized adaptation since 1926, Simon Levy brings the humor, irony, pathos and loveliness of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s American classic to the stage. Navigate the languid atmosphere of wealth and privilege with Nick Carraway as he observes the glittering, elaborate parties of his neighbor, the infamous and illusive Jay Gatsby. The Great Gatsby’s sharp depiction of the “American Dream” resonates anew for each generation. The Great Gatsby will run Friday, January 23, 2015 until Sunday, February 8, 2015. Friday and Saturday showings are at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. This show is recommended for ages 12 and up. Info: http://www.tacomalittletheater.com



    • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

      Feb 06, 2015 - Feb 08, 2015 / 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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      Event's Website
      Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Tacoma WA

      Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. Show Fri., Sat., Sun., through Feb. 8. Info: http://www.tmp.org/



    • TACOMA LATIN NIGHTS at STUDIO 6 BALLROOM

      Feb 06, 2015 / 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Studio 6 Ballroom, Tacoma WA
      $5

      8:30pm drop-in lesson in Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa. 9:30pm Open Dancing – Salsa & more. DJ music (requests taken), full club lights & disco balls, Bose sound system. Dance cost: $5, add the lesson for only $5 more! http://www.Studio6Ballroom.com or Facebook.com/MyStudio6Ballroom or (253) 905-5301.



    • Collecting, Saving, Hoarding: How to Convince Your Family You’re Not as Nuts as the People on TV

      Feb 07, 2015 / 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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      Event's Website
      LeMay Family Collection Marymount Event Center, Tacoma Washington

      At Marymount, we celebrate the spirit of collecting, whether the collection is cars, radios, or hose nozzles! However, sometimes collecting can turn into hoarding, and some hoarders and their habits have become immortalized thanks to reality television. If you’re a collector, or an aspiring collector, learn the ins and outs of collecting without sounding crazy from Eric LeMay – and maybe you’ll convince your family to love your collection just as much as you do! Info: http://www.lemaymarymount.org



    • GRAND OPENING of the Rob Carlos Fantasy Art Gallery

      Feb 07, 2015 / 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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      Event's Website
      Inspired, Tacoma WA

      Rob will present a talk about his art, and offer portraits and/or personal dragon drawings. Rob’s gorgeous art will be with us from February 7 until March 15, and will include a wide rare of rarely seen original paintings, prints and canvas-prints. FREE ADMISSION. FREE REFRESHMENTS. DOOR PRIZES. DONATIONS ACCEPTED FOR THE TACOMA HUMANE SOCIETY.



    • Family Nature Walk-Titlow Park

      Feb 07, 2015 / 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Titlow Park, Tacoma WA
      Free

      February 7

      Family Nature Walk-Titlow Park

      Saturday, February 7 (1:00pm – 2:00pm)

      Explore Tacoma’s Parks during this free naturalist-led walk. Discover amazing plants and animals and how they adapt to the seasons. Walks are organized and led by Tacoma Nature Center staff.

      Not recommended for strollers or children under 3. Pre-registration is recommended.
      Free!

      sign up online-button-sports
      These events are FREE but space is limited.
      You may also call the Tacoma Nature Center to sign up: (253) 591-6439



    • Seasonal Rounds of the Coast Salish People, with guest speaker Heidi Bohan

      Feb 07, 2015 / 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, Tacoma Washington

      February 7

      Seasonal Rounds of the Coast Salish People, with guest speaker Heidi Bohan

      Saturday, February 7 (1:00pm)

      The native people of the Pacific Northwest followed a seasonal round of harvesting of plants and animals for daily life. Heidi Bohan, author of The People of Cascadia- Pacific Northwest Native American History will talk about these harvests and their importance in the culture of the Coast Salish people who lived in the Puget Sound region and beyond. The presentation will include visual images, interactive, hands-on experience with artifacts and materials, with author book signing to follow.
      Bohan, also author of Starflower Native Plant ID Cards and Journey Medicine Cards is an educator and consultant specializing in native plants and their traditional uses for food, medicine and materials. She has worked as an educator and ethnobotanist for Northwest Indian College, Snoqualmie Tribe, and other local tribes and organizations, serves as adjunct faculty at Bastyr University teaching Ethnobotany and Northwest Herbs. She also offers presentations and classes through her own “Gatherer to Gardener” programs teaching traditional skills and native plant uses.
      The presentation is included in Fort admission. For more information, call (253) 591-5339.


    • Collection Education Month – “Outstanding Outboards”

      Feb 07, 2015 / 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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      Event's Website
      LeMay Family Collection Marymount Event Center, Tacoma Washington
      From Evinrude to Champion, Johnson to Mercury, learn about outboard motors of the past! For those who remember when Martin, Champion and Scott-Atwater were familiar names and enjoy boating, or even if it’s your first time dipping your toes in outboarding, this presentation about vintage outboards will be perfect for you! The presenter will be Larry Stevenson, an outboard motor connoisseur who has collected hundreds of outboard motors over the years (and he has donated several dozen of his personal collection to be displayed by the LeMay Family Collection). Whether you don’t know the difference between a 2-stroke and a 4-stroke, or you’re a lifelong lover of outboards, come and learn something new from a true expert! Info: http://www.lemaymarymount.org


    • Canine & Cocktails

      Feb 07, 2015 / 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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      Event's Website
      Johnny’s Seafood, Tacoma WA

      The 3rd ‘Canine & Cocktails’ fundraiser is underway, raising funds for Doggie Heaven Rescue & Soi Dog Foundation -Thailand! We welcome all Happy Hour goers that have a love for fury pooches! Come meet some of the beautiful Thai pups that have been adopted here, learn about overseas adoptions, participate in $1 raffles & the silent auction which have incredible prizes including several inspired pieces by ‘Art by SHAW’, take a fun Valentine’s photo by Brad Harper, enjoy live jazz/blues music by Rick Gerth (C&C regular), & mix & mingle, enjoying Happy Hour items, all for a wonderful cause! All proceeds will benefit Doggie Heaven Rescue & Soi Dog Foundation who rescue & rehabilitate abandoned, hurt, abused, traffic…ked, & disabled dogs & cats from the streets & dog meat trade in Thailand. Info: https://www.facebook.com/



    • Pier Peer in Tacoma

      Feb 07, 2015 / 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Point Defiance Marina Complex, Tacoma, 98407
      $8.00

      February 7

      Pier Peer in Tacoma

      Saturday, February 7 (7:30pm – 9:00pm)

      Bring your family and join us for an aquatic night-time adventure as you explore hundreds of mysterious life forms below the docks with experienced naturalists!

      See and touch creatures brought up from the deep by local divers. Participate in a plankton tow.

      After this exciting outdoor adventure, we’ll go inside to warm up, drink hot cocoa and talk about what we saw. Dress for the weather – the docks can be wet – and bring your own flashlights. We provide life jackets as well as scoops to catch sea creatures.

      Reservations required.
      sign up online-button-sports

      Or call (253) 591-6439
      Held at Point Defiance Marina, 5912 N. Waterfront Dr.

      • Ages 8 and up ONLY!
      • $8.00/person*
      • Each child requires one adult companion.
      • Pre-registration required.
      • Bring a flashlight or headlamp.
      • Personal flotation devices (life-jackets) will be provided and required, but feel free to bring your own.
      • Wear good shoes and warm clothes. Docks may be wet and slippery!

       



    • Cars and Trucks Anyone Can Afford to Collect: Toys of Yesteryear

      Feb 08, 2015 / 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      LeMay Family Collection Marymount Event Center, Tacoma Washington

      Not all of us can afford a vintage car collection like the LeMay Collection, but vintage toy cars are another matter altogether! Learn the basics of collecting vintage toys, and how to judge the quality and value of your next acquisition in this workshop with vintage toy collector and antiques dealer, Joe Reasoner. He’ll have plenty of examples on hand to demonstrate, too, so you won’t want to miss this! Info: http://www.lemaymarymount.org



    • Second Sunday Music Series

      Feb 08, 2015 / 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      W.W. Seymour Conservatory, Tacoma WA

      February 8

      Second Sunday Music Series

      Sunday, February 8 (1:00pm – 2:30pm)

      Enjoy live acoustic music among lush tropical floral displays on the second Sunday of every month.

      The performers reflect a wide spectrum of musical tastes and the music is intended to appeal to audiences of all ages and sensibilities.

      Most of the year, the music is played inside the Conservatory and the music can be heard while visitors view the various gorgeous botanical exhibits. Once in awhile, during the summer, the greenhouse gets warm enough that the musicians set up outside, under one of the park’s magnificent old trees.

      Suggested donation $3
      W.W. Seymour Conservatory
      316 S. G St., in Wright Park
      591-5330
      SeymourConservatory.org



    • Tango Facilitation (Guided Practica)

      Feb 08, 2015 / 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Backstreet Tango, Tacoma WA
      $5

      Every Sunday. Admission $5. Contact: Luis Perez 253-304-8296 orBackstreettango@gmail.com. Info: http://www.Backstreettango.com



    • Tacoma Opera presents H.M.S. Pinafore

      Feb 08, 2015 / 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Rialto Theatre, Tacoma WA

      Aboard the H.M.S. Pinafore, a hilarious tale of love, hypocrisy and mistaken identities unravels when the Captain’s daughter falls secretly in love with a common sailor. This smash hit show is bursting with Gilbert’s brilliant satiric wit and is packed with some of Sullivan’s most popular songs. Info: http://www.broadwaycenter.org/events/calendar/eventdetail/68/14/h-m-s-pinafore?filter_reset=1



    • The Great Gatsby

      Feb 08, 2015 / 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma WA

      Tacoma Little Theatre takes you back to The Jazz Age with its production of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, THE GREAT GATSBY, with direction by Dale Westgaard. Considered by many to be the Great American Novel, The Great Gatsby is at once titillating, fascinating and shocking in its portrayal of The Jazz Age that was soon to disappear from the American landscape. In this first authorized adaptation since 1926, Simon Levy brings the humor, irony, pathos and loveliness of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s American classic to the stage. Navigate the languid atmosphere of wealth and privilege with Nick Carraway as he observes the glittering, elaborate parties of his neighbor, the infamous and illusive Jay Gatsby. The Great Gatsby’s sharp depiction of the “American Dream” resonates anew for each generation. The Great Gatsby will run Friday, January 23, 2015 until Sunday, February 8, 2015. Friday and Saturday showings are at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. This show is recommended for ages 12 and up. Info: http://www.tacomalittletheater.com



    • Pre-Valentines Speed Dating for Ages 24-35

      Feb 08, 2015 / 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Cork! A Wine Bar, Tacoma WA

      You’ll meet up to a dozen other singles face-to-face through a serious of 5-minute mini dates. Your host for the evening will facilitate the entire night, so you can relax! Each woman will be assigned a numbered table and the men will rotate. After the ‘date’ is over, you’ll both mark on your scorecard if you’re interested. At the end of the night, you’ll turn in your scorecard to the host. If there is a common interest, we’ll email you within 24-48 hours of the names and email addresses of your matches. Tickets: southsoundspeeddating.brownpapertickets.com/



    • America’s Got Talent Coming To Tacoma!

      Feb 09, 2015 / All Day
      District:
      Event's Website
      Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, Tacoma WA

      America’s Got Talent is back for Season 10 and is looking for the latest and greatest acts, of all ages and any group size! This will be a great opportunity for people to showcase their talent which can lead to chance to compete for the $1Million Dollar prize and gain national exposure. Info: http://www.americasgottalent.com



    • Ballroom Dancing at STAR Center

      Feb 09, 2015 / 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      STAR Center, Tacoma WA
      $5

      Ballroom dancing on the 1st Sunday and every Monday afternoon from 1-3 pm. There is live music. Admission is $5. Phone: 253-404-3939. It is a good idea to come with a dance partner. This dance was formerly held at Southpark Community Center. Info: http://www.metroparkstacoma.org/star/



    • Park Board Meeting

      Feb 09, 2015 / 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Metro Parks Board Room, Tacoma WA

      February 9

      Park Board Meeting

      Monday, February 9

      A five-member Board of Park Commissioners governs Metro Parks Tacoma and is the policy determining body for the park district.

      Regular Meetings
      The Board meets at 6 pm on the second and fourth Mondays of each month in the Board Room at Metro Parks main office at 4702 S. 19th Street unless announced otherwise. A study session begins before each meeting at 5:30 pm.

      Work Sessions
      The Board also meets at 5:30 pm on the 3rd and 5th (if there is one) Monday of each month in the main office upstairs conference room. The format is a ‘Work Session.’ (no public comment)

      Click Here for Meeting Agendas and Minutes

      For more information
      Contact Jennifer Bowman, Executive Assistant at (253) 305-1091.



    • Argentine Tango Lessons

      Feb 10, 2015 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Cultra Event Center, Tacoma WA

      Learn to dance the incredible and versatile Argentine Tango Tuesday nights every week from 7:00 to 9:00 pm from the south sounds longest established tango teacher. Info: http://www.TangoInTacoma.com



    • Jazz Combo Class with Kareem Kandi

      Feb 10, 2015 / 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Ted Brown Music, Tacoma WA
      $80

      Learn jazz theory, Improv and Performance Technique. The Jam is every Tuesday from 7:30 – 8:30pm at Ted Brown Music in Tacoma. To register, contact Stephanie at 253.272.3211. This class is geared towards High School age. Must know how to sight read and know scales. Any instrument is welcome. Fee is $80 per month (100% of fee goes to Ted Brown Music Outreach, a non-profit organization supporting youth music. Info: http://www.tedbrownmusic.com



    • Story Hour at the Conservatory

      Feb 11, 2015 / 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      W.W. Seymour Conservatory, Tacoma WA

      February 11

      Story Hour at the Conservatory

      Wednesday, February 11 (11:00am – 12:00pm)

      Join Bonnie Beaudoin in the tropical atmosphere of the Conservatory for monthly storytelling along with a short hands-on science and art project.

      Kids will have fun learning about nature and plants through stories and crafts.

      Suggested donation: $3

      W.W. Seymour Conservatory
      316 South G St.
      In Wright Park

      • February 11
        Someone Walks By by Carlson Voiles
        Science: Animal Tracks
        Art: Winter Collage
      • March 11
        How to Teach A Slug to Read by Susan Pearson
        Science: Bugs and Slugs
        Art: Patterned Design
      • April 8
        Secret Place by Eve Bunting
        Science: Ducks & Wetlands
        Art: Camouflage Picture
      • May 6
        Miss Spitzer’s Garden by Edith Pattou
        Science: What Plants Need to Grow
        Art: Gardens & Garden Tools Card


    • Capital Improvement Committee

      Feb 11, 2015 / 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Metro Parks Board Room, Tacoma WA

      February 11

      Capital Improvement Committee

      Wednesday, February 11

      The Capital Improvement Committee meets two Wednesdays per month (every Wednesday following a Board Meeting) to review, influence, facilitate and monitor the capital improvement program, including bond projects, for the district. The public is invited to attend.

      Metro Parks Tacoma Headquarters
      4702 S. 19th St.

      Click Here for More Information

      For more information
      Contact Jennifer Bowman, Executive Assistant at (253) 305-1091.



    • Beginning Flamenco Dance Classes

      Feb 11, 2015 / 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Metropolitan Ballet Tacoma, Tacoma

      Experience the passionate art of Spanish dance and the piercing cords of the Flamenco guitar. Call Beverly Ann Christie for information (510) 302-8898. Info: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tacoma-Flamenco/308815072481295



    • Ukulele Circle

      Feb 11, 2015 / 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Ted Brown Music, Tacoma WA
      Free

      Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages ukulele circle every Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m. Join us for a FREE ukulele jam session. Bring your ukulele and get ready to meet and connect w/ other uke players, and have lots of fun too! Everybody is welcome, from uke pros to beginners. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 272-3211 or visit http://www.tedbrownmusic.com.



    • Drum Circle

      Feb 12, 2015 / 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Ted Brown Music, Tacoma WA

      Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages drum circle every Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m.  You don’t need to have a drum to participate. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 272-3211 or visit http://www.tedbrownmusic.com



    • Hilltop Healthy Kids and Family Carnival

      Feb 13, 2015 / 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      People’s Community Center, Tacoma

      February 13

      Hilltop Healthy Kids & Family Carnival

      Friday, February 13 (4:00pm – 7:00pm)

      You’re invited to this 6th annual event celebrating:

      • National Children’s Dental Health Month
      • National Heart Health Month
      • Teen Dating violence Awareness Month
      • Black History Month

      DJ Supa Sam from Kube 93 FM. There will also be:

      • Free T-Shirts
      • Free Food
      • Fun Games, Toys & Prizes
      • Bicycles & Gift Cards Raffle
      • Free Dental Cleaning (adults & children)
      • Free Blood Pressure Screening (adults & children)

      Join us for music and lots of fun at People’s Community Center (1602 Martin Luther King Jr. Way).



    • Wine and Chocolate

      Feb 13, 2015 / 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      W.W. Seymour Conservatory, Tacoma WA
      $30

      February 13

      Wine & Chocolate

      Friday, February 13 (5:30pm – 7:00pm)

      Stroll through a romantically lit conservatory, sip on wine or champagne, nibble on decadent truffles and chocolate covered strawberries.

      Enjoy live music and beautiful floral displays.

      There is a drawing at 6:30 pm for a Hilltop Artists’ glass piece (must be present to win).

      21 + older. Tickets $30 each ($25 for Foundation Members)

      Tickets on sale now at W.W. Seymour Conservatory (316 South G St.) and the Metro Parks Main Office (4702 S 19th St.)

      W.W. Seymour Conservatory
      316 South G St., in Wright Park
      SeymourConservatory.org
      591-5330



    • Tacoma Runner's Weekly

      Feb 13, 2015 / 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
      District:
      Event's Website

      Free

      The run starts from a different location each time, check their website for the location for the next one!



    • Miranda Lambert

      Feb 13, 2015 / 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Tacoma Dome, Tacoma Washington
      Miranda Lambert
      Feb 13, 2015 (Fri)
      Tacoma Dome Arena
      Tickets
      Tickets on sale now!
      Additional Information
      MIRANDA LAMBERT
      Certified Platinum Tour

      with special guests
      Justin Moore
      RaeLynn
      JukeboxMafia



    • Air Supply

      Feb 13, 2015 / 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma WA

      Graham Russell & Russell Hitchcock met on May 12, 1975, the first day of rehearsals for “Jesus Christ Superstar” in Sydney, Australia; they became instant friends with their common love for The Beatles and, of course, singing. After the shows’ performances at 10:30, they would play pizza parlors, coffee bars and night clubs with just one guitar and two voices. They quickly gained a reputation for great harmonies and for original songs that Graham was constantly writing. The trademark sound of Russell Hitchcock’s soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell’s simple yet majestic songs created a unique sound that would forever be known as Air Supply. Must be 21 or older to enter. Info: http://www.emeraldqueen.com



    • TACOMA LATIN NIGHTS at STUDIO 6 BALLROOM

      Feb 13, 2015 / 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Studio 6 Ballroom, Tacoma WA
      $5

      8:30pm drop-in lesson in Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa. 9:30pm Open Dancing – Salsa & more. DJ music (requests taken), full club lights & disco balls, Bose sound system. Dance cost: $5, add the lesson for only $5 more! http://www.Studio6Ballroom.com or Facebook.com/MyStudio6Ballroom or (253) 905-5301.



    • Love at the Zoo

      Feb 14, 2015 - Feb 15, 2015 / All Day
      District:
      Event's Website
      Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, Tacoma WA

      Feel the love as Zoo animals enjoy heart-shaped treats and enrichments. Info:http://www.pdza.org



    • Chili Chase

      Feb 14, 2015 / 8:00 am - 10:00 am
      District:
      Event's Website
      STAR Center, Tacoma WA

      February 14

      Chili Chase

      Saturday, February 14 (8:00am)

      Chili Chase at STAR Center features a chip-timed 5K run along with a separate Kid’s Dash. Afterwards feast on tasty chili with all the toppings!

      The 5k race is chip-timed on a cross-country style course on various surfaces. The course winds its way around STAR Center and neighboring Boys & Girls Club. 5k entry fee includes a Chili Chase beanie.

      LEARN MORE AND SIGN UP



    • Relax and Renew

      Feb 14, 2015 / 9:00 am - 10:00 am
      District:
      Event's Website
      W.W. Seymour Conservatory, Tacoma WA

      February 14

      Relax and Renew

      Saturday, February 14 (9:00am – 10:00am)

      Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat or pillow to sit on. Suggested donation $10. To reserve your spot call (253) 591-5330.

      Dates:
      January 3; February 14, 28
      March 14, 28; April 11, 25

      Time: 9-10 am

      Location:
      W.W. Seymour Conservatory
      316 S. G St., in Wright Park

      SeymourConservatory.org
      591-5330



    • Family Nature Walk - McKinely Park

      Feb 14, 2015 / 10:00 am - 11:00 am
      District:
      Event's Website
      McKinley Park, Tacoma WA
      Free

      Explore Tacoma’s Parks during this free naturalist-led walk. Discover amazing plants and animals and how they adapt to the seasons. Walks are organized and led by Tacoma Nature Center staff.

      Not recommended for strollers or children under 3. Pre-registration is recommended.
      Free!

      sign up online-button-sports
      These events are FREE but space is limited.
      You may also call the Tacoma Nature Center to sign up: (253) 591-6439



    • KBTC Sparks: Clifford The Big Red Dog

      Feb 14, 2015 / 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Children’s Museum of Tacoma, Tacoma Washington

      The Melatonins have played numerous shows in the southeast region over the past twelve months including opening for Hawthorne Heights. Their journey as come to an end as the quartet must abandon their alternative punk act for other projects. Supporting acts will feature Myrtle Beach punk rockers For The Birds, Atlanta pop punk group LIKE MIKE and up and coming Myrtle Beach alternative hip hop artist Christian Gil. Info: http://www.playtacoma.org/



    • 17th Annual Asia Pacific New Year’s Celebration featuring Pakistan

      Feb 14, 2015 / 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Tacoma Dome, Tacoma Washington

      Come and celebrate the vibrant culture, art, traditions, and heritage of Asia and the Pacific Islands at the 17th Annual Asia Pacific New Year Celebration. Every year is a different host country, and this year the beautiful nation of Pakistan. Audiences will be treated to exotic music and dances, exciting martial arts demonstrations, delicious food, and hands-on arts and craft activities. Thousands of people from throughout the region will enjoy the art and culture of Pakistan, as well as Samoa, Indonesia, Cambodia, Philippines, Hawaii, Vietnam, China, Laos, Guam, India, Fiji, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Tahiti, and much more. Info: http://www.asiapacificculturalcenter.org or (253) 383-3900.



    • Collection Education Month – “The Sound of Music: Victrolas”

      Feb 14, 2015 / 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      LeMay Family Collection Marymount Event Center, Tacoma Washington

      In the age of the phonograph, the Victor Talking Machine Company designed the Victrola – a phonograph inside of a wooden cabinet, created with aesthetics in mind, as well as sound quality. This demonstration will give you the chance to see and listen to real Victrolas! Experts Darrel Winter and Victor LaFrancouer will also give a short history of the Victrola and phonographs. Info: http://www.lemaymarymount.org



    • Brian McKnight

      Feb 14, 2015 / 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma WA

      Brian McKnight grew up in a family where music came naturally. With a gospel upbringing, McKnight explored other genres of music, and in his early teens he exercised his writing ambitions by penning instrumentals. In addition to being a singer, McKnight is a songwriter, multi-talented musician, arranger, and producer. The success he has achieved as producer and songwriter on his own projects has facilitated his popularity as a producer and songwriter for other artists. Must be 21 or older to enter. Info: http://www.emeraldqueen.com/Entertainment/Brian_McKnight



    • Tango Facilitation (Guided Practica)

      Feb 15, 2015 / 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Backstreet Tango, Tacoma WA
      $5

      Every Sunday. Admission $5. Contact: Luis Perez 253-304-8296 orBackstreettango@gmail.com. Info: http://www.Backstreettango.com



    • Ballroom Dancing at STAR Center

      Feb 16, 2015 / 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      STAR Center, Tacoma WA
      $5

      Ballroom dancing on the 1st Sunday and every Monday afternoon from 1-3 pm. There is live music. Admission is $5. Phone: 253-404-3939. It is a good idea to come with a dance partner. This dance was formerly held at Southpark Community Center. Info: http://www.metroparkstacoma.org/star/



    • Committee of the Whole

      Feb 16, 2015 / 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Metro Parks Board Room, Tacoma WA

      February 16

      Committee of the Whole

      Monday, February 16

      Committee of the Whole meetings are normally held at 5:30 pm on the 3rd and 5th (if there is one) Mondays of each month. All 5 Board members are scheduled to attend.

      The format is a ‘Work Session.’ (no public comment).

      Metro Parks Tacoma Headquarters
      Main Conference Room
      4702 S. 19th St.

      Click Here for Meeting Agendas and Minutes

      For more information
      Contact Jennifer Bowman, Executive Assistant at 253-305-1091.



    • Argentine Tango Lessons

      Feb 17, 2015 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Cultra Event Center, Tacoma WA

      Learn to dance the incredible and versatile Argentine Tango Tuesday nights every week from 7:00 to 9:00 pm from the south sounds longest established tango teacher. Info: http://www.TangoInTacoma.com



    • Jazz Combo Class with Kareem Kandi

      Feb 17, 2015 / 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Ted Brown Music, Tacoma WA
      $80 Monthly

      Learn jazz theory, Improv and Performance Technique. The Jam is every Tuesday from 7:30 – 8:30pm at Ted Brown Music in Tacoma. To register, contact Stephanie at 253.272.3211. This class is geared towards High School age. Must know how to sight read and know scales. Any instrument is welcome. Fee is $80 per month (100% of fee goes to Ted Brown Music Outreach, a non-profit organization supporting youth music. Info: http://www.tedbrownmusic.com



    • Beginning Flamenco Dance Classes

      Feb 18, 2015 / 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Metropolitan Ballet Tacoma, Tacoma

      Experience the passionate art of Spanish dance and the piercing cords of the Flamenco guitar. Call Beverly Ann Christie for information (510) 302-8898. Info: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tacoma-Flamenco/308815072481295



    • Collection Education Month – History of Automotive Engines

      Feb 18, 2015 / 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      LeMay Family Collection Marymount Event Center, Tacoma Washington

      From the horseless carriage to the modern car, engines have changed significantly. Steve Herron, a former Ford engineer, will explain how engines have changed over the years – and some ways they haven’t. Info: http://www.lemaymarymount.org



    • Ukulele Circle

      Feb 18, 2015 / 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Metropolitan Ballet Tacoma, Tacoma
      Free

      Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages ukulele circle every Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m. Join us for a FREE ukulele jam session. Bring your ukulele and get ready to meet and connect w/ other uke players, and have lots of fun too! Everybody is welcome, from uke pros to beginners. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 272-3211 or visit http://www.tedbrownmusic.com.



    • Zoo Open House

      Feb 18, 2015 / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, Tacoma WA

      February 18

      Zoo Open House

      Wednesday, February 18 (6:00pm)

      Join us to learn more about capital projects at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. We’ll meet at the Education Center.

      Replacement of the Failing North Pacific Aquarium
      The Zoo’s 52-year-old North Pacific Aquarium is failing, weakened by decades of salt-water corrosion, and its life support systems are increasingly fragile. A new Pacific Rim Aquarium will continue the longstanding tradition of highlighting Puget Sound marine life while also showcasing some exciting new species such as Hammerhead sharks and sea turtles that live in the warmer waters of the Sea of Cortez.

      Renovations and Improvements to the Aging Polar Bear Exhibit
      The renovated polar bear exhibit will nearly double in size and meet rising international standards, allowing the Zoo to acquire new polar bears in the future. Visitors also can expect more up-close viewing experiences of the bears.

      Renovation of the Aging Rocky Shores Exhibit
      The three decades-old Rocky Shores exhibit is showing signs of deterioration, age and heavy use. Renovations to Rocky Shores – home to walruses, sea otters, seals, and puffins – will improve health and safety features for animals and keepers. Upgrades to animal life-support systems and expanded animal viewing opportunities also will be included in the project.

      DPTD_logo_bw JPG   Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Logo



    • Third Thursday at the Conservatory

      Feb 19, 2015 / 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      W.W. Seymour Conservatory, Tacoma WA

      February 19

      Third Thursday at the Conservatory

      Thursday, February 19 (10:00am – 7:00pm)

      Stop by the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory during extended evening hours and tour this beloved icon from Tacoma’s past. Free admission.

      Exotic Tropical plants and floral displays await you at the conservatory in Wright Park. This historic glass building, with its distinctive twelve-sided central dome, is listed on the City of Tacoma, Washington State and National historic registers.  3,000 panes of glass make up the dome and wings of the Conservatory.

      W.W. Seymour Conservatory
      316 S. G St., in Wright Park
      SeymourConservatory.org
      591-5330



    • Free Museum Day

      Feb 19, 2015 / 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Museum of Glass, Tacoma Washington
      Free

      Spend an evening checking out the many museums lining Pacific Avenue without paying admission. Free museum day is the Third Thursday of each month, so mark your calendar and get your monthly dose of art and culture.

      Free Admission to:

      Museum of Glass
      Tacoma Art Museum
      Children’s Museum of Tacoma
      Washington State History Museum



    • South Sound Wedding Workshop

      Feb 19, 2015 / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Point Defiance Park, Tacoma WA
      Are you planning a wedding? Engaged couples, their wedding party and parents are invited to attend the free South Sound Wedding Workshop on Thursday, Feb. 19 at Point Defiance Pagoda at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, from 6 to 8 p.m. The wedding workshop is an opportunity for engaged couples to learn helpful tips from premier South Sound wedding professionals. Visit with wedding professionals who will help you plan your day, your way. Meet staff from Wallflower Photography, Julia’s Floral, Travel Leaders-Travel Center, The Winsome Grace, and South Sound Wedding & Event magazine. Info: http://www.weddingandeventmagazine.com or http://www.metroparkstacoma.org/rental


    • Drum Circle

      Feb 19, 2015 / 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Ted Brown Music, Tacoma WA

      Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages drum circle every Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m.  You don’t need to have a drum to participate. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 272-3211 or visit http://www.tedbrownmusic.com



    • Mat Classic Wrestling

      Feb 20, 2015 - Feb 21, 2015 / All Day
      District:
      Event's Website
      Tacoma Dome, Tacoma Washington
      Mat Classic Wrestling
      Feb 20, 2015 (Fri) – Feb 21, 2015 (Sat)
      Tacoma Dome Arena
      Additional Information
      WIAA Mat Classic Wrestling – 2015 High School State Championships
      More Information


    • State Gymnastics Championships

      Feb 20, 2015 - Feb 21, 2015 / All Day
      District:
      Event's Website
      Tacoma Dome, Tacoma Washington
      State Gymnastics Championships
      Feb 20, 2015 (Fri) – Feb 21, 2015 (Sat)
      Tacoma Dome ExHall
      Additional Information
      WIAA 2015 High School State Gymnastics Championships
      More Information


    • Tacoma Runner's Weekly

      Feb 20, 2015 / 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
      District:
      Event's Website

      Free

      The run starts from a different location each time, check their website for the location for the next one!



    • Time to Buy or Time to Sell: Evaluating Your Position in the Current Collector Car Market

      Feb 20, 2015 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      LeMay Family Collection Marymount Event Center, Tacoma Washington

      For all the car collectors and would-be car collectors out there, this one is for you! Whether you have one collector vehicle, or a full garage of cool cars, it’s natural to wonder: “Should I buy now? Should I sell now? How can I get the most bang for my buck?” This presentation by industry insider and collector car dealer, Evan McMullen, will help you understand current trends in the collector car market, and how you can make the most of it. Info: http://www.lemaymarymount.org



    • Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

      Feb 20, 2015 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Pantages Theater, Tacoma Wasington

      Delicately stuffed into tutus and man-sized toe shoes, the gender bending all-male ballet company returns to deliver hilarious twists on classical ballet. A worldwide phenomenon, the comedy of “The Trocks” is only outmatched by their technical prowess. Performing en pointe, these “mallerinas” revel in buffoonery and antics with perfectly pointed toes and leap to the heavens with attuned choreographic precision. Tickets: $29, $49, $69, $85. Info: http://broadwaycenter.org/component/jevents/eventdetail/30/-/les-ballets-trockadero-de-monte-carlo?Itemid=212



    • Muh Grog Zoo: A Long-Form Improv Troupe

      Feb 20, 2015 / 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Broadway Center for the Performing Arts: Pantages Theater, Tacoma WA

      Muh Grog Zoo mostly identifies with being an Improvisational Theatre Cohort specializing in Improvised One Act Plays. Instead of solely relying on games or humor, M. Zoo’s specific Long-Form Improv depends on the openness, skill, heart, and imagination of the actors to spontaneously create an entire One Act Play. Muh Grog Zoo players (Adam Utley, Dylan Twiner, Paul Richter, and Sam Duchin) believe that Improvisational Theatre can be just as moving, impactful, and meaningful for an audience as scripted theatre – and they do not disappoint. Using believable characters, nuanced relationships, and unexpected situational humor, they create uproarious and touching theatre in the moment. Unique plots infused with organic storylines leave the audience wondering how this could possibly be improv. Muh Grog Zoo is dedicated to growing and pushing the limits of what Improvisational Theatre can do and mean. Info: http://broadwaycenter.org/component/jevents/eventdetail/98/-/muh-grog-zoo?Itemid=212



    • TACOMA LATIN NIGHTS at STUDIO 6 BALLROOM

      Feb 20, 2015 / 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Studio 6 Ballroom, Tacoma WA
      $5

      8:30pm drop-in lesson in Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa. 9:30pm Open Dancing – Salsa & more. DJ music (requests taken), full club lights & disco balls, Bose sound system. Dance cost: $5, add the lesson for only $5 more! http://www.Studio6Ballroom.com or Facebook.com/MyStudio6Ballroom or (253) 905-5301.



    • Point Defiance Marina Beach Cleanup

      Feb 21, 2015 / 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Point Defiance Marina Complex, Tacoma, 98407

      February 21

      Point Defiance Marina Beach Cleanup

      Saturday, February 21 (9:00am – 12:00pm)

      Get hooked on helping at these cleanup events held every 3rd Saturday at the Point Defiance Marina. Join other volunteers to make a difference in the health and cleanliness of our beaches.

      Meet at Point Defiance Marina Complex, 5912 N. Waterfront Dr.

      Free

      PointDefianceMarina.com
      ChipInForParks.com



    • CPR Class

      Feb 21, 2015 / 9:30 am - 10:30 am
      District:
      Event's Website
      Fire Station 8, Tacoma WA

      Free CPR classes are taught by firefighters with the Tacoma Fire Department to residents living in Tacoma, Fife or Fircrest. Pre-registration is required by calling (253) 594-7979.



    • Vintage Radios: Open House, Demonstration & Q&A

      Feb 21, 2015 / 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      LeMay Family Collection Marymount Event Center, Tacoma Washington

      See our new radio room at Marymount, listen to music on vintage radios, and learn a little about the history of radios! Richard Heggen, a lifelong radio enthusiast who donated hundreds of radios to the LeMay Family Collection, will be hosting the demonstration and highlighting radios throughout the 20th century. Info: http://www.lemaymarymount.org



    • Collection Education Month – “100 Years of Fashion: Vintage Fashion Show”

      Feb 21, 2015 / 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      LeMay Family Collection Marymount Event Center, Tacoma Washington
      OK, ladies, this one is for you! For an out-of-the-ordinary experience, join us for this Golden Oldies Fashion Show featuring over 100 years of stylish do’s and don’ts. Highlighting a century of fashion highs and lows, from Victorian lingerie to over-the-top psychedelic flower power suits, from haute couture to knicker-bockers, the Golden Oldies provide an entertaining and educational look at the world of women’s fashions. The show will last about 1 hour and includes authentic originals and appropriate fashion accessories. After all, no stylish woman from the 1920’s would be without her foundation support, bloomers, dark silk stockings, “Bob” hat and gloves. An extensive vintage car collection to accompany the display of vintage fashions makes this show a unique experience and a real treat! Info: http://www.lemaymarymount.org


    • Diamonds and Denim Dinner Auction

      Feb 21, 2015 / 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Hotel Murano, Tacoma WA
      2015 marks the 14th year that Rebuilding Together South Sound has been actively working to bring volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners. The 7th Annual Denim & Diamonds Dinner Auction will bring together our volunteers, homeowners and community supporters to celebrate Rebuilding Together South Sound’s past successes and to raise funds to ensure South Sound-area low-income homeowners who are elderly, disabled or a family with children do not have to live another year with unsafe conditions. Join us by sponsoring the event, making an auction donation, or attending with your friends and family! Info: http://rebuildingtogetherss.org/diamonds-denim-dinner-auction-february-21st-at-hotel-murano-ballroom-2


    • CageSport Super Fight League America 3

      Feb 21, 2015 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma WA

      Main Event – SFL America Featherweight Title: Drew “The Eternal Fire” Brokenshire (9-2) vs. Julian “Juicy J” Erosa (13-2). Current SFL America Lightweight Champion Julian Erosa will get his highly anticipated rematch against CageSport Featherweight Champion Drew Brokenshire for the vacant SFL America Featherweight Title. Brokenshire will be making his debut with SFL America with hopes of defeating Erosa once again. Semi-Main Event – SFL America Welterweight Title: Ben Fodor (4-0-1) vs. CJ Marsh (3-6). After fighting to a draw at SFL America 2, Seattle’s Ben Fodor (AKA Phoenix Jones) returns to the EQC to try once more to be crowned as the SFL America Welterweight Champion. Must be 21 or older to enter. Info: http://www.emeraldqueen.com



    • WSWA Folkstyle Championships

      Feb 22, 2015 / All Day
      District:
      Event's Website
      Tacoma Dome, Tacoma Washington
      WSWA Folkstyle Championships
      Feb 22, 2015 (Sun)
      Tacoma Dome Arena
      Additional Information
      Washington State Wrestling Association Folkstyle Championships

      Open to Washington State Residents Only

      For questions please contact:
      Jay Terry
      (360) 520-3134
      TossFor5@hotmail.com



    • Tango Facilitation (Guided Practica)

      Feb 22, 2015 / 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Backstreet Tango, Tacoma WA
      $5

      Every Sunday. Admission $5. Contact: Luis Perez 253-304-8296 or Backstreettango@gmail.com. Info: http://www.Backstreettango.com



    • Ballroom Dancing at STAR Center

      Feb 23, 2015 / 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      STAR Center, Tacoma WA
      $5

      Ballroom dancing on the 1st Sunday and every Monday afternoon from 1-3 pm. There is live music. Admission is $5. Phone: 253-404-3939. It is a good idea to come with a dance partner. This dance was formerly held at Southpark Community Center. Info: http://www.metroparkstacoma.org/star/



    • Park Board Meeting

      Feb 23, 2015 / 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Metro Parks Board Room, Tacoma WA

      February 23

      Park Board Meeting

      Monday, February 23

      A five-member Board of Park Commissioners governs Metro Parks Tacoma and is the policy determining body for the park district.

      Regular Meetings
      The Board meets at 6 pm on the second and fourth Mondays of each month in the Board Room at Metro Parks main office at 4702 S. 19th Street unless announced otherwise. A study session begins before each meeting at 5:30 pm.

      Work Sessions
      The Board also meets at 5:30 pm on the 3rd and 5th (if there is one) Monday of each month in the main office upstairs conference room. The format is a ‘Work Session.’ (no public comment)

      Click Here for Meeting Agendas and Minutes

      For more information
      Contact Jennifer Bowman, Executive Assistant at (253) 305-1091.



    • Argentine Tango Lessons

      Feb 24, 2015 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Cultra Event Center, Tacoma WA

      Learn to dance the incredible and versatile Argentine Tango Tuesday nights every week from 7:00 to 9:00 pm from the south sounds longest established tango teacher. Info: http://www.TangoInTacoma.com



    • Jazz Combo Class with Kareem Kandi

      Feb 24, 2015 / 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      District:
      Event's Website
      Ted Brown Music, Tacoma WA
      $80 Monthly

      Learn jazz theory, Improv and Performance Technique. The Jam is every Tuesday from 7:30 – 8:30pm at Ted Brown Music in Tacoma. To register, contact Stephanie at 253.272.3211. This class is geared towards High School age. Must know how to sight read and know scales. Any instrument is welcome. Fee is $80 per month (100% of fee goes to Ted Brown Music Outreach, a non-profit organization supporting youth music. Info: http://www.tedbrownmusic.com