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Art: Art Show
Zhi LIN: In Search of the Lost History of Chinese Migrants and the Transcontinental Railroads
Tacoma Art Museum is honored to present an exhibition from internationally acclaimed Seattle artist Zhi LIN. His works focus on the experiences of 19th century Chinese laborers, whose vital story is nearly absent from American history books. Lin’s painting...
Tacoma Art Museum
Tacoma, WA

Tue 12/12/17 - Sun 2/18/18 at 10am-5pm
Art: Art Show
Mare Made: An exhibit of the work of local artist Mare Blocker
Seattle native Mare Blocker has been making limited edition and unique books since 1979 and established the M Kimberly Press in 1984 when she bought her first Vandercook 219. Her work can be found in over 85 public collections and museums including the Mus...
University of Puget Sound – Collins Memorial Library
Tacoma, WA

Tue 12/12/17 - Fri 1/19/18 at 9am-9pm
Art: History/Science, Museum, Photography, Gallery, Art Show, Installations
Glastnost & Goodwill: Citizen Diplomacy in the Northwest
Glasnost and Goodwill: Citizen Diplomacy in the Northwest is a fascinating, in-depth exploration of how citizen diplomacy in Washington and the greater Northwest contributed to the thawing of the Cold War. Visitors will learn about people from Washington t...
Washington State History Museum
Tacoma, WA

Tue 12/12/17 - Sun 1/21/18 at 10am till 5pm, 10am till 5pm
Art: Installations, Art Show, Mixed Media
Carnival of the Animals Mixed Media Installation
Mixed Media Installation by Becky Frehse.
Gallery 301
Tacoma, WA

Tue 12/12/17 - Sun 12/31/17
Special Event: Community Event, Children, Benefit/Fundraiser, Holiday
Gingerbread Showcase
The Gingerbread Showcase is a community event presented by Rebuilding Together South Sound in the lobby of the Courtyard Marriott Downtown Tacoma. Displayed from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, gingerbread landmarks created by local bakers and culinar...
Courtyard Tacoma Downtown
Tacoma, WA

Tue 12/12/17 - Mon 1/1/18 at 9am-10pm
Dance: World Dance, Class/Workshop
Argentine Tango Absolute Beginners Class
Join this group for an Absolute Beginner Level Class. The studio was built with the sole purpose of teaching only authentic social Argentine Tango. You will learn the basic elements for this wonderful dance by a certified professional instructors. Dancers ...
Backstreet Tango
Tacoma, WA

Tue 12/12/17 at 7:30pm
Wed 12/13/17 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Sun 12/17/17 at 12pm-1pm
Tue 12/19/17 at 7:30pm
Wed 12/20/17 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Dance: Country/Folk, World Dance
Beginner Square Dancing Lessons
Young Bunch Square Dance Club is primarily a youth club but Parents/Grandparents/Aunts/Uncles can come join in on the fun too. Feel free to bring friends. First three lessons are FREE.
Collins Grange
Tacoma, WA

Tue 12/12/17 at 6:30pm-8pm
Tue 12/19/17 at 6:30pm-8pm
Tue 12/26/17 at 6:30pm-8pm
Tue 1/2/18 at 6:30pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Grit City Think & Drink: Promoting Infant Survival In DR Congo
A little more skin(-to-skin): Promoting infant survival with kangaroo mother care in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Dr. Karen Cowgill and Cynthia Howson, UW Tacoma What would you do if you were a mom or a health care provider with a baby who’d...
The Swiss Pub
Tacoma, WA

Tue 12/12/17 at 6:30pm-8pm
Special Event: Gardening
Master Gardener Plant Clinic
"Ask a Master Gardener" Program Contact: Master Gardener Clinic (253) 798-7170 • pierce.mg@wsu.edu Master Gardeners are available at the Pierce County Extension Office Master Gardener Plant Clinic and Volunteer Office via phone or walk-in to building a...
WSU Pierce County Extension Office
Tacoma, WA

Tue 12/12/17 at 9am-3pm
Wed 12/13/17 at 9am-3pm
Thu 12/14/17 at 9am-3pm
Fri 12/15/17 at 9am-3pm
Sat 12/16/17 at 9am-3pm
Special Event: Gardening
Master Gardener Plant Clinic
"Ask a Master Gardener" Program Contact: Master Gardener Clinic (253) 798-7170 • pierce.mg@wsu.edu Master Gardeners are available at the Pierce County Extension Office Master Gardener Plant Clinic and Volunteer Office via phone or walk-in to building a...
WSU Pierce County Extension Office
Tacoma, WA

Tue 12/12/17 at 9am-3pm
Wed 12/13/17 at 9am-3pm
Thu 12/14/17 at 9am-3pm
Fri 12/15/17 at 9am-3pm
Sat 12/16/17 at 9am-3pm
Art: Ceramics/Pottery
Pottery Classes at Throwing Mud Gallery
Learn the art of creating pottery on the potters wheel, hand building techniques and decorative and functional pottery in our clean and spacious studio. Classes are a mix of beginners to more advanced students, which encourages a cooperative learning envir...
Throwing Mud Gallery
Tacoma, WA

Tue 12/12/17 at 6pm-8:30pm
Tue 12/12/17 at 10am-12:30pm
Thu 12/14/17 at 10am-12:30pm
Thu 12/14/17 at 6pm-8:30pm
Sat 12/16/17 at 10am-12:30pm
Art: Art Show, Children's Arts/Crafts
Small Tapestry International 5
The American Tapestry Alliance is pleased to bring STI5 to the Handforth Gallery, Tacoma Public Library, Nov.15-Dec.27. Opening reception Sat., Dec.2, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. A family-friendly weave-in with cardboard looms will take place concurrent with the recepti...
Tacoma Public Library – Handforth Gallery
Tacoma, WA

Tue 12/12/17
Wed 12/13/17
Thu 12/14/17
Fri 12/15/17
Sat 12/16/17
Music: A cappella, Choral
Tacoma TotemAires Barbershop Chorus
Come sing some Barbershop tunes with the Tacoma TotemAires Barbershop Harmony Chorus! Founded in 1946, the TotemAires Chorus is the longest-running barbershop chorus in Washington State. Our rehearsals happen every Tuesday night from 7PM to 9:30PM ...
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Tacoma, WA

Tue 12/12/17 at 7pm-9:30pm
Tue 12/19/17 at 7pm-9:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Computers/Technology
A Conversation on Diversity and the Tech Industry
For four years Maxine Williams, global director of diversity for Facebook, has worked with her team to develop strategies to attract and support underrepresented people at the social media giant, which reaches a global community of more than 2 billion peop...
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA

Wed 12/13/17 at 11am-12pm
Special Event: Community Event
Healthcare ACA Sign up Event (Free Event)
Come sign up for health insurance in Tacoma. You can relax with some delicious baked goods and hot tea while you have an expert answer all your insurance questions and get you enrolled quickly and efficiently. There will be three expert navigators who can ...
Tacoma Public Library – Moore Branch
Tacoma, WA

Wed 12/13/17 at 12pm-5:30pm
Comedy: Improv
Mike's movie riff off
Galaxy of terror, A movie night where YOU berate, mock and interject on the classiest trash cinema has to offer! All you need is a phone capable of texting, your wit and your comments will appear live on the movie!
Acme Tavern
Tacoma, WA

Wed 12/13/17 at 8pm-12am
Wed 12/20/17 at 8pm-12am
Wed 12/27/17 at 8pm-12am
Wed 1/3/18 at 8pm-12am
Wed 1/10/18 at 8pm-12am
Comedy: Improv
Mike's movie riff off
Galaxy of terror, A movie night where YOU berate, mock and interject on the classiest trash cinema has to offer! All you need is a phone capable of texting, your wit and your comments will appear live on the movie!
Acme Tavern
Tacoma, WA

Wed 12/13/17 at 8pm-12am
Wed 12/20/17 at 8pm-12am
Wed 12/27/17 at 8pm-12am
Wed 1/3/18 at 8pm-12am
Wed 1/10/18 at 8pm-12am
Special Event: Children, For the Family
Play to Learn
Play to Learn is for those who nurture children 6 and under. Each week’s theme offers individual play, fun group activities, songs and stories for children and adults to enjoy.
Parkland/Spanaway Library
Tacoma, WA

Wed 12/13/17 at 10am-11:30am
Special Event: Computers/Technology, Education
Tech Help
Technology got you down? Frustrated? We're here to help. Bring your questions and devices, and dedicated staff will help you with your tech-related questions.
Parkland/Spanaway Library
Tacoma, WA

Wed 12/13/17 at 3pm-5pm
Special Event: Community Event
Teen Hangout
Hang out with your library friends, grab a snack, play a game or make a craft.
Parkland/Spanaway Library
Tacoma, WA

Wed 12/13/17 at 4pm-6pm
    

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