This calendar is the place to find fun events happening throughout Pierce County including Tacoma, Puyallup, , Lakewood and beyond.
#lgbtqia 12th man 1968 21+ 253 5k 5K run 60's 60s hits 6th Ave 7 seas brewing 70's 70s hits 80's 80's band 80s hits 80s music 80s R&B 90s hits 90s music a cappella A Christmas Carol acm acoustic acoustic punk folk acrobats Acting activism activist Actor Adoption Adult adult events adults adventure advocacy affordable affordable housing African Theme afro-cuban AI Ailey Ailey II air show Alice in Wonderland all ages allergies Alma Mater Alpacas alt alt-americana alt-country alternative folk Alteryx Alzheimer's america's car museum america's got talent america's got talent auditions American Cancer Society american idol americana Americana music Ancestry Angst animal art animal lovers animal rescue animals Anniversary anniversary celebration Anoushka Shankar apple squeeze arcade art art class art classes art event art reception Art shows art studio art talk art walk art workshops Artisan Artisan Gift Fair artist artist reception Artists arts arts and crafts arts education artwalk artwork asia pacific cultural center atari Auburn auburn automobiles auction audition auditions Author author events autism-friendy auto auto show automotive AUTUMN Award awards awareness B – The Underwater Bubble Show Backpacking bacon Bailadores de Bronce bake sale balance Ballet balloons band Bands Barbershop Chours Barbershop Quartet Barbershop Quartets Barbershop Show Barracuda Barrel Mountain Brewing baseball basketball bates technical college bazaar bbq beastie boys tribute band beer beer garden Beer gardens beer pairing beer release beer tasting Belgian beer Bellevue Business Networking Bellevue Networking Bellydance benefit benefit concert bicycling bicyling Big Band Music bingo bird walks bizarre blackberry blood drive blown glass bluegrass bluegrass rock blues boating boats Bob's Comedy Jive bob's java jive Bonney Lake book Book Club Book Release Book Signing Book Talk books booth Bootleg border songs bourbon bowling bowls Boxing branding brass Breakfast Breast Cancer Awareness Breast Health brew Brew Five Three brewery bridal event Broadway Broadway Center Broadway Center for the Performing Arts brown ale brown bag lunch brunch Bryan Willis Buddha Buddhism Buddy Holly budgeting Bunko bunny Burlesque busineiss business Business Development business networking business professionals businesswomen Cabaret camp camping Camps cancer awareness Cannabis Canvas Captain Christoper Vanghele Newtown Police Department car event car show career career exploration career fair career transition class careers caregiver Carlene Carter CarlyCalabrese carol milgard breast center carols cars Cartoon Cascade Regional Blood Services Casino cat Catholic cats celebration celebrity cello Celtic chamber-pop Charcterwork charity Charity and Causes cheney stadium Chicago children children's museum of tacoma childrens theater ChildrensTheater; Family; chocolate chocolate beer choir Choir of Man choral chorus chris anderson ChristineRose christmas christmas bazaar christmas concert 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country rock countryfied rock & roll Couples cover band craft craft beer crafts create Creative Colloquy Creative Writing creatives creativity credit union Creedence Clearwater Criminal Justice crowdfunding Cruise show cruises crunge cuisine Culture cupcakes for a cause daffodil parade Dan Rather dance dance hits Dance Music dance party dancing data analytics data visualization date night dating David Bowie David Sedaris Day of Service day of the dead Defending the Caveman dementia Dental dentists deplorables design Dessert Destiny City Destiny City Comics Destiny City Film Festival dia de los muertos Diabetes dinner dinosaurs disabilities disco disco dress-up Discouss discussion Disenchanted disney displays distillery Divorce dj DJ Switch DNA documentary dog dog walk Dogfish Head dogs Domestic Violence donate donation dorado downtown downtown on the go downtown tacoma Doyle's doyle's public house dracula draft horse Drag Drag Queen Drag Show dragon boat drake Drama drawings drink specials Drinking For Conservation drinks drive-in movie Drunken Telegraph Duchess of Downtown Duke Ellington dupont events Dustbowl Revival Early Detection Earth Day east tacoma easter easter bunny photos easter egg hunt Eclipse ecofriendly ecology ed hume eduation education educational Educational Tour EFN Egg Hunt eggbot El Sanchez Elder Elder Abuse electro pop Electronic Recycling event eliminating anxiety Elysian embroidery Emergency Food Network Emergency services Emmy emotional wellbeing employment empower Empowering women energy energy healing Energy Savings Engines entertaimnent entertainment Entrepreneur Entrepreneurs Enviroment environment environmental equity Equity esports Eugenie Jones Euphonium event Events executiveCoach exercise exhibit exhibition exhibition opening exhibits experimental explore the shore expo face painting fair fairy fairy tale Faith families family family activities family caregiver family entertainment family event family events family friendly 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Duke Ellington called his music “American Music” rather than jazz. Today, he remains one of the most influential figures in jazz, if not in all American music. Simply put, his music transcends boundaries and fills the world with a treasure trove of sounds that renew through every generation of fans and music-lovers. In his 50-year career, his band played over 20,000 performances all over the world. Since his passing, the orchestra has continued to thrive and celebrate his legacy through technically perfect and brilliant performances. The Duke Ellington Orchestra has been performing worldwide for the past 88 years under the guidance of three generations of the Ellington family and will continue to do so for many years to come.
David Ludwig: Fanfare for Sam
Brahms: Symphony No. 3
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3
Praised by the Washington Post for combining “staggering technical prowess, a sense of command and depth of expression,” pianist George Li will take on one of the most technically-challenging piano concertos in the standard classical repertoire in Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. The program begins with Fanfare for Sam, a tribute to composer Samuel Barber written by Composer in Residence David Ludwig, and Brahms’ poetic Symphony No. 3. Maestra Sarah Ioannides first collaborated with Li on stage with the Simon Bolivar Orchestra when he was just 12 years old.
Symphony Tacoma’s annual collage of seasonal delights for the whole family, featuring Tacoma Youth Chorus and Tacoma Refugee Choir! This year’s program features choral masterpieces and festive arrangements—including selections from favorite holiday films—that evoke feelings of holiday celebrations at home, whatever your tradition may be.
Perhaps the world’s most well-known and beloved choral work, George Frederick Handel’s Messiah has transcended its time and place to become a “work of the people” shared by audiences and musicians around the world. This holiday classic oratorio is performed by the talented orchestra and vocalists of Symphony Tacoma Voices.
Ozomatli combines classic and modern Latino, urban, hip-hop, reggae and more! This Los Angeles band represents the city’s eclectic culture and has won several Grammy awards for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album. They have been named Cultural Ambassadors for the U.S. State Department, were the first musical group to speak at the TED Conference in San Francisco, and have performed for President and First Lady Obama at the congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 32rd Annual Award Gala. Defined by innovation, creativity, and putting on a great party that you won’t want to miss!
Enjoy a performance that combines high-energy dance, live percussion, and foot stomping choreography with the incredible talent of nine handsome blokes who perform everything from sing-along classics to classic rock.
It is a pint-filled good time featuring the music of Paul Simon, Adele, Queen, Guns ’N’ Roses, SIA, and much more! Hear music from classic rock to Broadway, plus the show includes world-class tap dancers, tumblers, and even a UK Poetry Slam champion. Winner of the best overall Pick of the Fringe award at the 2018 Adelaide Fringe Festival, the world’s second largest annual arts festival. The Choir of Man is the runaway hit from the creative minds of Nic Doodson and Andrew Kay – the team behind The Soweto Gospel Choirs.
Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Simon Petersson: Spheres (U.S. PREMIERE)
Yaron Gottfried: Electric Guitar Concerto (with multimedia) (U.S. PREMIERE)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”
On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring is a delightful expression of the beauty of nature. Maestra Sarah Ioannides conducted Simon Petersson’s Spheres in Sweden in 2018 and is excited to bring it to Tacoma. Seattle native Michael Nicolella will perform Israeli composer Yaron Gottfried’s Electric Guitar Concerto, a beautiful classical piece featuring a non-traditional orchestral instrument. The heroic Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” is one of Beethoven’s most celebrated works and is widely considered an important landmark in the transition between the Classical period and the Romantic era.
Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter”
David Ludwig: Songs from the Bleeding Pines (WORLD PREMIERE)
Beethoven: Fantasy for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra “Choral Fantasy”
Creatures of Prometheus is Beethoven’s only full-length ballet and shows his lighter side. Mozart’s longest and final symphony “Jupiter” was said to be an inspiration to Beethoven with its five simultaneous melodies. Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy” is considered a forerunner to his Ninth Symphony and includes piano and vocal solos as well as chorus. Inspired by “Choral Fantasy,” Composer in Residence David Ludwig draws on its themes in his world-premiere composition, Bleeding Pines which provides a commentary on today’s environmental crisis.