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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Oct
25
Fri
2019 WASCLA Language Access Summit @ Greater Tacoma Convention Center
Oct 25 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Registration is now open for the 2019 WASCLA Language Access Summit, to be held on October 25-26 at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center. This year’s theme is “Language Access Pathways to Equity: Sharing the Vision. Shaping the Future.” The annual WASCLA Summit is Washington’s only conference dedicated to language access and addressing all service sectors. Continuing education credits have been requested for medical and court interpreters, attorneys, and teachers. Please check the registration page for details on credit approvals.

Please see agenda page for program details: https://www.wascla.org/library/item.713870-Draft_Summit_Agenda_2019

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Oct
26
Sat
2019 WASCLA Language Access Summit @ Greater Tacoma Convention Center
Oct 26 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Registration is now open for the 2019 WASCLA Language Access Summit, to be held on October 25-26 at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center. This year’s theme is “Language Access Pathways to Equity: Sharing the Vision. Shaping the Future.” The annual WASCLA Summit is Washington’s only conference dedicated to language access and addressing all service sectors. Continuing education credits have been requested for medical and court interpreters, attorneys, and teachers. Please check the registration page for details on credit approvals.

Please see agenda page for program details: https://www.wascla.org/library/item.713870-Draft_Summit_Agenda_2019

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Playone Workshop II @ Urban Grace Church:Downtown
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

October & November
PLAYZONE WORKSHOPS
Playzone is a unique workshop designed by utilizing different techniques for performance education. Playzone intertwines improv, games, movement, and acting to develop performance skills. It is high energy & playful exploration that can enrich performance whether it’s for acting, clowning, solo or ensemble work. This is a great workshop for anyone interested in learning some performing techniques for fun or beginners or advanced performers. It’s been a proven workshop to bring out the laughter while also learning! We can guarantee the laughs!!

Led by Rachel Lionheart and Michelle Matlock.
For more details visit http://circleup.fun and register online.

$12 per person

Must Register to attend http://circleup.fun
Please contact info@circleup.fun to arrange alternative payment methods.

When:
Saturdays 2pm-4pm
October 26th, November 2nd & 9th

LOCATION:
Urban Grace Church: Downtown
902 Market Street
Tacoma, WA
Entrance On 9th Street

About Rachel:
Rachel Lionheart is a performance artist, actor, and writer. Born in the Northwest and a graduate of New York University’s (NYU) Experimental Theater Wing, renowned for its interdisciplinary approach.
Drawing from her studies in physical theater at NYU and mindfulness practices at The Shambhala Meditation Center of NY, Rachel facilitates workshops and masterclasses on improvisation, acting, and story-telling that is rooted in presence, physicality, and vulnerability.

About Michelle:

Michelle Matlock is a teacher, creator, performer, and director. She is a native of Washington State, where she studied theater at Western Washington University for three years and then went on to graduate from the National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York City. She spent 15 years in New York acting, teaching, creating shows and producing. Her one-woman shows “The Mammy Project”, has been produced in New York and all over North and South America. Most recently she created the role of Ladybug for Cirque Du Soleil’s touring show “OVO”.
Currently, Michelle lives in Tacoma, WA and is the founder of Circle Up Productions. CUP is a live entertainment and performance education company focused on making the residents of Tacoma laugh, play, think, explore, and smile through theater arts, circus arts, workshops, and events.

Contact Email: info@circleup.fun
Website: https://www.michellenicolematlock.com/circle-up-fun
Follow Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/circleupevents/
Follow Us on Instagram: @circle_up_events
Register for workshops and receive our newsletter at: www.circleup.fun

Join our meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/Circle-Up-Productions/

#traveltacoma #tacomanightout #circleupfun #playzone

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Oct
28
Mon
Solo Performance Workshop @ Urban Grace Downtown Church
Oct 28 @ 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
Website: http://circleup.fun
Follow Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/circleupevents/
Follow Us on Instagram: @circle_up_events
Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/circleupfun
Register for workshops and receive our newsletter: http://circleup.fun

Join our meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/Circle-Up-Productions/

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Nov
2
Sat
Paint Your Goddess Within @ Artful Dreamers Studio
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Get Your Goddess On!

I am deeply loved
I am divinely blessed
I am my own sacred light
I honor the Goddess within
(Sage Goddess)

Let’s believe that the all powerful goddess is inside us and she just needs to be awakened!

There will be a meditation to open your heart
A sound bath

You can ignite your creativity.

Paint your intention for the painting.

Create layers with paint, stencils, mark making, stamping… On a 16 x 20″ canvas

Delve into your heart and soul.

Get inspiration from the Soulful Woman cards created by Shushabb Movsessian & Gemma Summers

Enjoy a relaxed fun afternoon of playing with paint in a community of women
MAGIC HAPPENS WHEN WOMEN GATHER!

Nibbles will be provided.

Can’t wait? REGISTER today
No experience required, beginners welcome.

$40 all supplies incl.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED @https://www.artfuldreamers.com/offerings

No refunds | Class fee can apply to another class

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Playone Workshop II @ Urban Grace Church:Downtown
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

October & November
PLAYZONE WORKSHOPS
Playzone is a unique workshop designed by utilizing different techniques for performance education. Playzone intertwines improv, games, movement, and acting to develop performance skills. It is high energy & playful exploration that can enrich performance whether it’s for acting, clowning, solo or ensemble work. This is a great workshop for anyone interested in learning some performing techniques for fun or beginners or advanced performers. It’s been a proven workshop to bring out the laughter while also learning! We can guarantee the laughs!!

Led by Rachel Lionheart and Michelle Matlock.
For more details visit http://circleup.fun and register online.

$12 per person

Must Register to attend http://circleup.fun
Please contact info@circleup.fun to arrange alternative payment methods.

When:
Saturdays 2pm-4pm
October 26th, November 2nd & 9th

LOCATION:
Urban Grace Church: Downtown
902 Market Street
Tacoma, WA
Entrance On 9th Street

About Rachel:
Rachel Lionheart is a performance artist, actor, and writer. Born in the Northwest and a graduate of New York University’s (NYU) Experimental Theater Wing, renowned for its interdisciplinary approach.
Drawing from her studies in physical theater at NYU and mindfulness practices at The Shambhala Meditation Center of NY, Rachel facilitates workshops and masterclasses on improvisation, acting, and story-telling that is rooted in presence, physicality, and vulnerability.

About Michelle:

Michelle Matlock is a teacher, creator, performer, and director. She is a native of Washington State, where she studied theater at Western Washington University for three years and then went on to graduate from the National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York City. She spent 15 years in New York acting, teaching, creating shows and producing. Her one-woman shows “The Mammy Project”, has been produced in New York and all over North and South America. Most recently she created the role of Ladybug for Cirque Du Soleil’s touring show “OVO”.
Currently, Michelle lives in Tacoma, WA and is the founder of Circle Up Productions. CUP is a live entertainment and performance education company focused on making the residents of Tacoma laugh, play, think, explore, and smile through theater arts, circus arts, workshops, and events.

Contact Email: info@circleup.fun
Website: https://www.michellenicolematlock.com/circle-up-fun
Follow Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/circleupevents/
Follow Us on Instagram: @circle_up_events
Register for workshops and receive our newsletter at: www.circleup.fun

Join our meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/Circle-Up-Productions/

#traveltacoma #tacomanightout #circleupfun #playzone

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Nov
4
Mon
Solo Performance Workshop @ Urban Grace Downtown Church
Nov 4 @ 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
Website: http://circleup.fun
Follow Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/circleupevents/
Follow Us on Instagram: @circle_up_events
Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/circleupfun
Register for workshops and receive our newsletter: http://circleup.fun

Join our meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/Circle-Up-Productions/

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Nov
7
Thu
Water Color Cards @ Artful Dreamers Studio
Nov 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Water Color Cards

Are you ready to PLAY with watercolors?

Learn how to make simple watercolor cards that you’ll enjoy making just as much as your friends and family will enjoy receiving.

Nadine will demonstrate how to create flowers using watercolors and simple brush strokes. Then we will enhance the cards with colored pencils, markers and gel pens. You may create several cards.

Let’s create cards!

REGISTRATION REQUIRED @https://www.artfuldreamers.com/offerings
$25 All supplies included. Bring an open heart.

No refunds | Class fee can apply to another class.

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Nov
9
Sat
Playone Workshop II @ Urban Grace Church:Downtown
Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

October & November
PLAYZONE WORKSHOPS
Playzone is a unique workshop designed by utilizing different techniques for performance education. Playzone intertwines improv, games, movement, and acting to develop performance skills. It is high energy & playful exploration that can enrich performance whether it’s for acting, clowning, solo or ensemble work. This is a great workshop for anyone interested in learning some performing techniques for fun or beginners or advanced performers. It’s been a proven workshop to bring out the laughter while also learning! We can guarantee the laughs!!

Led by Rachel Lionheart and Michelle Matlock.
For more details visit http://circleup.fun and register online.

$12 per person

Must Register to attend http://circleup.fun
Please contact info@circleup.fun to arrange alternative payment methods.

When:
Saturdays 2pm-4pm
October 26th, November 2nd & 9th

LOCATION:
Urban Grace Church: Downtown
902 Market Street
Tacoma, WA
Entrance On 9th Street

About Rachel:
Rachel Lionheart is a performance artist, actor, and writer. Born in the Northwest and a graduate of New York University’s (NYU) Experimental Theater Wing, renowned for its interdisciplinary approach.
Drawing from her studies in physical theater at NYU and mindfulness practices at The Shambhala Meditation Center of NY, Rachel facilitates workshops and masterclasses on improvisation, acting, and story-telling that is rooted in presence, physicality, and vulnerability.

About Michelle:

Michelle Matlock is a teacher, creator, performer, and director. She is a native of Washington State, where she studied theater at Western Washington University for three years and then went on to graduate from the National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York City. She spent 15 years in New York acting, teaching, creating shows and producing. Her one-woman shows “The Mammy Project”, has been produced in New York and all over North and South America. Most recently she created the role of Ladybug for Cirque Du Soleil’s touring show “OVO”.
Currently, Michelle lives in Tacoma, WA and is the founder of Circle Up Productions. CUP is a live entertainment and performance education company focused on making the residents of Tacoma laugh, play, think, explore, and smile through theater arts, circus arts, workshops, and events.

Contact Email: info@circleup.fun
Website: https://www.michellenicolematlock.com/circle-up-fun
Follow Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/circleupevents/
Follow Us on Instagram: @circle_up_events
Register for workshops and receive our newsletter at: www.circleup.fun

Join our meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/Circle-Up-Productions/

#traveltacoma #tacomanightout #circleupfun #playzone

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Nov
10
Sun
10 Year Anniversary @ Artful Dreamers Studio
Nov 10 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

It’s Artful Dreamers Studio”s 10th Anniversary

Let’s get wildly artful!

Come and get messy and play with paint, canvas, collage more…
Let’s celebrate Artful Dreamers Studio 10th anniversary.

I hope you will join in.

Meet you in the studio.
All supplies included. $25 for ART ALL DAY!

LUNCH PROVIDED
REGISTRATION REQUIRED @ https://www.artfuldreamers.com/offerings

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