More gardens, Capital Lakefair and Chinatown Parade to enjoy.
Enjoy a day of arts festivals, garden tours and open markets.
“Venus in Fur,” a whip-smart dissection of gender politics via some teasing S&M, is arch. So arch in fact that it is surprising it’s a Roman Polanski film.
Small, remote town pulls every trick in the book to land itself a much-needed town doctor. The locals are always colorful and quirky; the new doc, a Big Medicine cynic.
English metal rocker icons Judas Priest are bring their “Redeemer of Souls” tour to the Tacoma Dome on Nov. 22.
It’s all about the festival this weekend from Sumner and Tacoma to Seattle. Check out all the happenings.
If a civic event can be measured by the amount and quality of entertainment it attracts, then Tacoma Pride is about to go over the rainbow.
SummerFEST begins with triathlon and ends with a movie under the stars.
Auditions for the 5th Avenue Theatre's production of "A Christmas Story" will be held at the Tacoma Mall July 20.
Electronic composer and DJ Eliot Lipp returns home
Dario and his dancers come to Tacoma for Pride
Check the air and car show, Wheels & Wings or the circus at Washington State Fair Events Center or take in some music
The Fourth of July is past but there is still plenty of activities for the family this weekend.
Make room for the boom. Freedom Fair in Tacoma and Freedom Fest at Joint Base Lewis-McChord will fill the land and air on the Fourth of July.
Here are the local fireworks displays and other community celebrations where you can join your neighbors in the fun.
Every show of Lakewood Playhouse’s “Spamalot” has been sold out and the theater is holding it over in response.
“Crafts of the Past” offers demonstrations - some hands-on - of 1800s skills and arts at Point Defiance Park’s Fort Nisqually.
Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival will include Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan, Aziz Ansari and many others.
Humorist and author David Sedaris will return to Puget Sound on Nov. 17 for an appearance at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall. Tickets are on sale now for the 8 p.m. show.
Summer is finally here and the free outdoor family movie season is in full swing. Two options are on Friday (June 27) with the "The Lego Movie" playing in Frederickson and "Frozen" showing in Lakewood.
Check out the Doll and Teddy Bear Show in Puyallup, explore downtown Tacoma, take in concerts, join in orchard work party and more.
Meeker Days, the party that Puyallup throws for itself every year, turns 75 on Friday (June 20). The festival is named after pioneer and Puyallup founder Ezra Meeker whose home, the Meeker Mansion, still stands.
Actor Dirk Benedict, the original Starbuck from "Battlestar Galactica" fame, is the first media guest announced at The Jet City Comic Show on Nov. 8 at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center.
This Saturday is Go Skateboarding Day, the worldwide “holiday of skateboarding” as proclaimed by the International Association of Skateboard Companies. So what’s Tacoma and Seattle doing about it? A free skate clinic/competition event in Tacoma’s Tollefson Plaza, and a brand-new skateable piece of art in Seattle’s Jefferson Park.
First, Tacoma: Hosted by Alchemy Indoor, a local non-profit aimed at giving youth safe, dry skating places to develop skills (including a planned indoor skate rink), the event includes a free youth skate clinic from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (sign up online), a slope-style competition and open-plaza skate from 2-3 p.m. and competitions from 3-6 p.m., with an afterparty at downtown skate shop Grit City Grindhouse, 311 S. 7th St.
Both Alchemy Indoor and Grit City Grindhouse are the products of Spaceworks, the City of Tacoma partnership that puts creative enterprise and art into vacant commercial spaces downtown. Grit City Grindhouse is an alumnus of the program, with a now-commercial space on South 7th Street, but Alchemy has been getting advice from the program to find a space for their indoor rink.
Meanwhile, in Seattle this Saturday will see the unveiling of a new public sculpture that’s also skateable. The brainchild of pro skater Torey Pudwill and Oregon artist C.J. Rench, and supported by Red Bull and the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation, the Red Bull Skate Space features skateable metal sculptures that curve around the skate space at Beacon Hill’s Jefferson Park, a designated District Skatepark location in the city’s citywide skate plan.
“It’s a wonderful idea,” said Alchemy’s Ben Warner. “I would really like to bring something like that to Tacoma, which has a great skateboarding history – it was the first city ever to remove skatestoppers (metal brackets fixed on structures to deter skateboarders).
The space will be unveiled on Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with Pudwill and fellow pro skaters Ryan Sheckler, Felipe Gustavo, Tom Schaar, Alex Midler, Ryan Decenzo and Joey Brezinski.
Tollefson Plaza: 1700 Pacific Ave., Tacoma
Jefferson Park: 4101 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle
Meeker Days, the party that Puyallup throws for itself every year, turns 75 on Friday (June 20). The festival named after pioneer and Puyallup founder Ezra Meeker runs for three days this weekend.
“Monty Python’s Spamalot” is a wildly funny romp through medieval England as envisioned by Eric Idle of Python fame, replete with crude humor, topical references, brilliant songs, crazy sets and costumes, and a lot of word play.
Explore our shores at low tide, sail the Adventuress, check out car shows, enjoy music and more happenings this week
Winter is coming.
Route 66 — the highway that once spanned between Chicago and Santa Monica, California — exists now more in the imagination than on pavement. But, like many things mid-20th century, it’s enjoying a resurgence in popularity.
The Ford Mustang turns 50 years old in 2014, but this is one pony that still runs like a colt.
Rescue the princess. Defend the earth. Slay dragons. All are possible this weekend at the Greater Tacoma Trade & Convention Center, where until 3 p.m. Sunday Tacoma is the center of the pinball and arcade game universe.
There are festivals, music, history walk and gleaning projects kick off to join in this weekend.
NW Pinball & Arcade Show is taking place at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center all weekend long.
Saturday With an emphasis on independent, creator-owned comics, the Olympia Comics Festival comes Saturday to three venues in Olympia. Different from the large commercial comicons, this is an alternative comics event with an emphasis on creativity and personal expression. It kicks off at the Capitol Theater, 206 E. Fifth Ave., with a round-table interview, dramatic interpretations of terrible comics, various short presentations, and stand-up comedy from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Admission is $6 at the door.
The annual Maritime Gig Festival will flood Gig Harbor with more events than ever Saturday and Sunday.
Home is a small bucolic community on the shores of Key Peninsula. One hundred years ago, it also was an anarchists’ enclave and a hotbed of controversy.
Lady Gaga has cancelled her concert tonight at Seattle's KeyArena after coming down with what's being described as a severe case of bronchitis.
Entertainment news and events, including dining, music and the arts.
Provocateur comedian Margaret Cho
will appear at The Evergreen State College in Olympia on May 28. The actor, stand-up comic and social commentator will perform in the college’s recreation center at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
For a solo artist, singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin has done a surprising amount of collaborative work throughout her career. The musical luminaries she’s worked include Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, James Taylor and Sting.
Take a seat Tacoma, you’re about to get teased.
They were willing but their nation wouldn’t have them.
In the end, 16 years worth of work came down to just four minutes. That was all the time Charlie White and Meryl Davis needed to become the first-ever American ice dancing Olympic champions this February in Sochi, Russia. Since then the pair have kept a hectic schedule performing, touring with “Stars on Ice” show and appearing on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”
Attention David Tennant fans: Here's your chance to see the cult favorite "Doctor Who" on the big screen and a new 3D documentary that he's narrated - all for one price over two nights.
This weekend's events recognize the area's ties to the maritime history, plus cultural festivals and Mother's Day.