Pierce County Events Calendar

This calendar is the place to find fun events happening throughout Pierce County including Tacoma, Puyallup, , Lakewood and beyond.

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Nov
18
Mon
Solo Performance Workshop @ Urban Grace Downtown Church
Nov 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Solo Performance Workshop

Begins on Monday, October 7, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
SOLO PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP STARTS MONDAY OCTOBER 7th, 2019 6:30-9:30, EVERY MONDAY UNTIL DECEMBER 2nd.

This workshop is for anyone who stands alone in front of an “audience” and wants to or must tell a story, present an idea, give a speech, act a play, or convey a message.
Your “audience” might be in a theater, a classroom, a workspace or a conference room. You might be presenting to patrons, students, children, co-workers, employees, or managers. You may an actor, dancer, circus artist, musician, or storyteller. This workshop is for ANYONE that needs to stand alone in front of an audience and create whatever is you need to convey!
You are a Solo Performer!

The only requirement is that you bring an IDEA. It can be a prop, a movement, a lesson plan, a speech, a poem, a word, a thought, etc. Michelle Matlock will lead the group through a creative process that she has used to develop her solo work for the past 20 years.

This process includes theater games, acting exercises, movement, exploration, improv, and discussions that provoke, communication skill-building, material development, character building, motivation, playing, storytelling, stage presence, confidence, writing and of course just getting on your feet and starting.
It all starts with what motivates you!

Creating original work and any form of solo performance is a personal journey that requires a safe and open space with constructive feedback. This workshop is exactly that and much more.

Your experience will be tailored to your individual needs!

Michelle will lead 1 three-hour workshop per week for 9 weeks. During the final week, each full workshop participant will present up to 10 minutes of new material at a Work In Progress Showcase (free invite-only, family and friends).
Each participant will get a digital video of their own performance.

WORKSHOP STARTS MONDAY OCTOBER 7, 2019- 6:30 PM TO 9:30 PM AND CONTINUES ONCE A WEEK, EVERY MONDAY, ENDING ON DECEMBER 2, 2019.

You can attend all 9 classes and participate in the showcase OR you can drop into individual workshops as often as you want (minimum attendance of 7 workshops to be in the showcase).

Location:
Urban Grace Church Downtown
902 Market Street
Entrance on 9th Street
Mondays 6:30-9:30

If you want to be a drop-in, the only requirement is that you attend one of the two first workshops on October 7th or 14th. (If for some reason you are unable to attend the first 2 workshops contact info@circleup.fun to make other arrangements)

DO NOT REGISTER FOR DROP-IN UNLESS YOU HAVE ATTENDED ONE OF THE FIRST TWO WORKSHOPS. JOIN CIRCLE UP EMAIL LIST TO BE NOTIFIED. JOIN HERE https://bit.ly/2Qqr0IW

The Work-In-Progress presentation will be the final week.
8-10 students

Rules
REQUIREMENT FOR DROP-IN

If you want to be a drop-in, the only requirement is that you attend one of the first two workshops on October 7th or 14th. (If for some reason you are unable to attend the first workshop contact info@circleup.fun to make other arrangements)

Contact Email: info@circleup.fun
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Nov
19
Tue
Hey Singers! 
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Hey Singers! 

Hey, Singers, be our guest to explore Tacoma’s largest a capella chorus in the barbershop style at 7 pm, every Tuesday. Join us at 602 N. Orchard. tacomavocalstandard@gmail.com or Facebook: TacomaVocalStandard

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Sugar Skull! A Dia de Los Muertos Musical Adventure @ The Pantages Theater
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm

If you’ve seen Disney Pixar’s Coco, then you’ll love this show! Young Vita thinks her family has gone loco planning a celebration for deceased loved ones. Why throw a party for the dead? But when a candy skeleton on her abuelita’s cemetery ofrenda suddenly springs to life, Vita finds herself on a magical, musical journey to unravel the true meaning of Día de los Muertos. Sugar Skull! is a joyous, heartfelt adventure that delves into the rich, tuneful traditions of Día de los Muertos. Featuring a company of gifted musicians and dancers, this colorful stage production is the perfect fall entertainment for youth and family audiences alike.

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Nov
21
Thu
425 Business Idea Awards @ Bellevue Club
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

425 Business magazine is proud to host the 425 Business IDEA Awards on November 21, 2019, at the Bellevue Club. The 425 Business IDEA Awards is a place where the brightest and most accomplished are recognized for their innovative work and commitment to our community. It will be a night to honor, recognize, and celebrate the Eastside business community’s Innovation, Distinction, Excellence, and Achievement in the following five categories: Best Office Space; Leader of the Year; Most Philanthropic; Most Innovative; Best Legacy Business.

We are going to kick things off with our keynote speaker Jedidiah Collins, a financial advisor, educator and former NFL fullback. As a passionate advocate for greater financial awareness, Collins works with people to help them navigate the major challenges and opportunities money presents us throughout life.

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Arrested: Escape Fort Nisqually @ Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Arrested grounds the escape room experience in local history

Enter the Fort by candlelight and embark on an epic adventure through time in Tacoma’s most popular escape room experience. A sequel to the award winning Trapped, Arrested: Escape Fort Nisqually, once again, immerses players in Puget Sound history.

Utilizing archival records, historic buildings, and hands-on museum collections, Arrested: Escape Fort Nisqually, is the “perfect blend of history and an escape room.” Its 1855. John McLeod – explorer, fur trader, and Hudson’s Bay Company employee – has been arrested by Americans. As tensions rise, and the clock ticks, players race to uncover clues, solve puzzles, and find a hidden map – before it falls into the wrong hands.

Arrested accommodates up to 10 players per game and lasts about 1 hour. Games begin at 6:00pm, 7:45pm, and 9:30pm. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at FortNisqually.org. Upcoming dates include:
October 24-26
November 7-9; 21-23
December 12-13

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Joyful Soul improv @ Urban Grace
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Add movement to your mindfulness practices, embrace your emotions in-the-moment, and create more joyful relationships with improv!

In this series, we will have fun, while exploring how improv practice can contribute to a joyful life and overall wellness. Yes, the same kind of improv that you see on-stage or on the hit show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Those same improv skills can improve wellness through laughter, mindfulness, and creating connections with others.

Each week, we will focus on a different topic, bringing together exercises from improvisational theatre with lessons from spirituality and psychology.

NOTE: This is a hands-on, on-your-feet course – we will be putting our learning into action in each session.

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Arrested: Escape Fort Nisqually @ Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
Nov 21 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm

Arrested grounds the escape room experience in local history

Enter the Fort by candlelight and embark on an epic adventure through time in Tacoma’s most popular escape room experience. A sequel to the award winning Trapped, Arrested: Escape Fort Nisqually, once again, immerses players in Puget Sound history.

Utilizing archival records, historic buildings, and hands-on museum collections, Arrested: Escape Fort Nisqually, is the “perfect blend of history and an escape room.” Its 1855. John McLeod – explorer, fur trader, and Hudson’s Bay Company employee – has been arrested by Americans. As tensions rise, and the clock ticks, players race to uncover clues, solve puzzles, and find a hidden map – before it falls into the wrong hands.

Arrested accommodates up to 10 players per game and lasts about 1 hour. Games begin at 6:00pm, 7:45pm, and 9:30pm. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at FortNisqually.org. Upcoming dates include: October 24-26; November 7-9; 21-23; December 12-13

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Arrested: Escape Fort Nisqually @ Fort Nisuqally Living History Museum
Nov 21 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Arrested grounds the escape room experience in local history

Enter the Fort by candlelight and embark on an epic adventure through time in Tacoma’s most popular escape room experience. A sequel to the award winning Trapped, Arrested: Escape Fort Nisqually, once again, immerses players in Puget Sound history.

Utilizing archival records, historic buildings, and hands-on museum collections, Arrested: Escape Fort Nisqually, is the “perfect blend of history and an escape room.” Its 1855. John McLeod – explorer, fur trader, and Hudson’s Bay Company employee – has been arrested by Americans. As tensions rise, and the clock ticks, players race to uncover clues, solve puzzles, and find a hidden map – before it falls into the wrong hands.

Arrested accommodates up to 10 players per game and lasts about 1 hour. Games begin at 6:00pm, 7:45pm, and 9:30pm. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at FortNisqually.org. Upcoming dates include: October 24-26;l November 7-9; 21-23; December 12-13

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Nov
22
Fri
Happy Hour Floats @ Uncharted Waters Float Center
Nov 22 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Originally developed in the 1950s as a way to study consciousness and brain activity, floating has become a respected health practice. With benefits ranging from pain relief and stress reduction to improved focus and mental clarity, it’s no surprise that floating has attracted the interest of athletes, artists, meditators, and military personnel alike. Floating offers a healthy, drug-free way to feel and be your very best.

“The cure for anything is saltwater: sweat, tears, or the sea.” -Isak Dinesen

Join us for happy hour every Friday evening from 4:00 p.m. to close!

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Arrested: Escape Fort Nisqually @ Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Arrested grounds the escape room experience in local history

Enter the Fort by candlelight and embark on an epic adventure through time in Tacoma’s most popular escape room experience. A sequel to the award winning Trapped, Arrested: Escape Fort Nisqually, once again, immerses players in Puget Sound history.

Utilizing archival records, historic buildings, and hands-on museum collections, Arrested: Escape Fort Nisqually, is the “perfect blend of history and an escape room.” Its 1855. John McLeod – explorer, fur trader, and Hudson’s Bay Company employee – has been arrested by Americans. As tensions rise, and the clock ticks, players race to uncover clues, solve puzzles, and find a hidden map – before it falls into the wrong hands.

Arrested accommodates up to 10 players per game and lasts about 1 hour. Games begin at 6:00pm, 7:45pm, and 9:30pm. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at FortNisqually.org. Upcoming dates include:
October 24-26
November 7-9; 21-23
December 12-13

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