Pierce County Events Calendar

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Feb
22
Thu
Literary Reading and Open Mic @ Pythian Temple
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Calling all Tacoma residents, riders of public transit, and business people working in and around downtown Tacoma! We need your input. The event is focused on the future TRANSFORMation of the Theater District. Literary readings about the proposed revitalization will be shared by 6 local writers, ideas and input from attendees will be encouraged, and light refreshments will be served.

It will include a presentation of TRANSFORM plan progress; Creative Colloquy readings of creative non-fiction, essays, and poetry; an open mic at which the public can share their ideas; opportunities to give feedback and help guide plan development; and light refreshments. Featured writers include Moe’Neyah Holland, J Anne Fullerton, Blaine Johnson, Christina Butcher, Daniel Person, and Anita Schwedder. This event will provide an open dialogue exploring the many angles of revitalization.

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Washington at War: The Evergreen State in World War I @ Harbor History Museum
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm

Led by historian Lorraine McConaghy, the program begins with an illustrated introduction to the war’s themes before offering a “Readers’ Theater:” a script that is read aloud together, allowing participants to speak the history they are discovering. The script includes excerpts from newspapers, diaries, writings, speeches, and correspondence, and is based on extensive research in primary source material focused on the war’s impact on Washington—and how Washington impacted the war. The reading covers the period between the successful Prohibition referendum in 1914 through Seattle’s General Strike and President Woodrow Wilson’s visit to Washington in 1919. Learn about and discuss this dramatic period of immigration, wartime industrialization, women’s rights, social change, radical labor, epidemic disease, and worldwide turmoil.

Lorraine McConaghy is a public historian who earned her PhD from the University of Washington. At the Museum of History & Industry and Washington State History Museum, her work as historian and curator has dealt with Washington at war during the Treaty War of 1855-1856, the Civil War, World War I, and World War II. She has participated in working groups concerning the opportunities of commemoration, and presented lectures and workshops on readers’ theater programs at National Council on Public History, American Association for State and Local History, and the Washington Museum Association. In 2009, her readers’ theater script, Speaking Out, won the national performance award from the Oral History Association. In 2015, AASLH honored her Voices of the Civil War with a national award of merit. McConaghy’s work has been honored by the Washington State Historical Society’s Robert Gray Medal, the annual award of the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild, and the Humanities Washington Award.

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Feb
23
Fri
Destiny City Film Festival @ Blue Mouse Theatre
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm

The Destiny City Film Festival is Tacoma’s foremost celebration of cinematic storytelling dedicated to building an engaged community through shared experience. DCFF is a homegrown, true-Tacoma event, inspired by our city’s nickname – The City of Destiny – and is built to showcase the best independent films from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The 3-day festival will include high-quality film programming for all ages and demographics, a free screenwriting panel, filmmaker Q&As, Free Family Films, and more!

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Feb
24
Sat
Destiny City Film Festival @ Blue Mouse Theatre
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am

The Destiny City Film Festival is Tacoma’s foremost celebration of cinematic storytelling dedicated to building an engaged community through shared experience. DCFF is a homegrown, true-Tacoma event, inspired by our city’s nickname – The City of Destiny – and is built to showcase the best independent films from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The 3-day festival will include high-quality film programming for all ages and demographics, a free screenwriting panel, filmmaker Q&As, Free Family Films, and more!

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Feb
25
Sun
Comedy Open Mic @ O'Malley's Irish Pub
Feb 25 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Comedy Open Mic @ O'Malley's Irish Pub | Tacoma | Washington | United States

Come and have fun with us. We invite you out every Sunday to enjoy our special invited guest comedians and members of the comedy community in the Pacific Northwest. Comedians will do 5-10 minutes. Fun atmosphere. Fun people.

Comedians interested in performing can sign-up for open mic starting at 8:30 p.m.

Must be 21 or older to attend.

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Destiny City Film Festival @ Blue Mouse Theatre
Feb 25 @ 12:30 pm

The Destiny City Film Festival is Tacoma’s foremost celebration of cinematic storytelling dedicated to building an engaged community through shared experience. DCFF is a homegrown, true-Tacoma event, inspired by our city’s nickname – The City of Destiny – and is built to showcase the best independent films from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The 3-day festival will include high-quality film programming for all ages and demographics, a free screenwriting panel, filmmaker Q&As, Free Family Films, and more!

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Mar
3
Sat
Knuffle Bunny Meet & Greet at JBLM’s Book Patch @ Book Patch Library
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm

Children and families are all invited to party with special guest ‘Knuffle Bunny’. Join the TMP Family Theater cast of Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical to celebrate Mo Willems’ beloved characters through stories, activities, and crafts.

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Knuffle Bunny Party @ Pierce County Library, Graham
Mar 3 @ 3:00 pm

Children and families are all invited to party with special guest ‘Knuffle Bunny’. Join the TMP Family Theater cast of Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical to celebrate Mo Willems’ beloved characters through stories, activities, and crafts.

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Mar
4
Sun
Comedy Open Mic @ O'Malley's Irish Pub
Mar 4 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Comedy Open Mic @ O'Malley's Irish Pub | Tacoma | Washington | United States

Come and have fun with us. We invite you out every Sunday to enjoy our special invited guest comedians and members of the comedy community in the Pacific Northwest. Comedians will do 5-10 minutes. Fun atmosphere. Fun people.

Comedians interested in performing can sign-up for open mic starting at 8:30 p.m.

Must be 21 or older to attend.

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Mar
11
Sun
Comedy Open Mic @ O'Malley's Irish Pub
Mar 11 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Comedy Open Mic @ O'Malley's Irish Pub | Tacoma | Washington | United States

Come and have fun with us. We invite you out every Sunday to enjoy our special invited guest comedians and members of the comedy community in the Pacific Northwest. Comedians will do 5-10 minutes. Fun atmosphere. Fun people.

Comedians interested in performing can sign-up for open mic starting at 8:30 p.m.

Must be 21 or older to attend.

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