Pierce County Events Calendar

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Nov
25
Mon
Solo Performance Workshop @ Urban Grace Downtown Church
Nov 25 @ 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
30
Sat
74th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting @ Pantages Theater
Nov 30 @ 4:30 pm

Since World War II, the south Sound community has gathered to celebrate at the corner of 9th & Broadway in downtown Tacoma. Gather for carols and photos with Santa. Make it part of your holiday tradition! Free and family-friendly!

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Cirque Dreams HOLIDAZE @ The Pantages Theater
Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm

As the #1 requested performance of the Tacoma Arts Live season, you’ll want to buy your tickets early to Cirque Dreams’ latest electrifying holiday spectacular!

This critically-acclaimed extravaganza is a Broadway musical and new cirque adventure wrapped into the ultimate holiday gift for all ages to enjoy. Experience the most wonderful time of the year through a wonderland of elaborate scenes, dozens of original holiday numbers, over 300 spectacular costumes, and 20 of the world’s best acts. Plus, Broadway singers perform original music and a new twist on seasonal favorites like “Deck the Halls,” “Winter Wonderland,” and “Jingle Bell Rock.” Get ready to have your stockings knocked off with these on the edge-of-your-seat feats performed by toy soldiers, snowmen, reindeer, gingerbread, Santa and more. This dazzling holiday spectacular will magically delight!

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Dec
2
Mon
Solo Performance Workshop @ Urban Grace Downtown Church
Dec 2 @ 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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Dec
7
Sat
Seattle Men’s Chorus: ‘Tis the Season @ Rialto Theater
Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Seattle Men’s Chorus is coming to town! Enjoy heartfelt holiday magic sprinkled with festive humor. This concert is truly a gift featuring beloved carols, fresh takes on holiday classics, and show-stopping dance numbers. Bring your friends and family to share in this wonderful tradition.

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Dec
8
Sun
The Mark O’Connor Band: Appalachian Christmas @ Rialto Theater
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm

Enjoy a wondrous mix of Christmas carols, fiddling, bluegrass, and other traditional American music with the Grammy-winning group led by Pacific Northwest native, Mark O’Connor. The band features O’Connor’s musical family members and other great musicians including National Flatpick Guitar Champion, Joe Smart, and double bassist/oldtime banjoist, Geoff Saunders. Together, the group has won Grammys, CMA Awards, and topped the Billboard Charts.

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Dec
21
Sat
A Christmas Carol @ The Pantages Theater
Dec 21 @ 3:00 pm

A powerful story of redemption, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, has enchanted audiences the world over with its simple message of Holiday joy. Ebenezer Scrooge, that most unrepentant and miserly of fellows, is made to see the light as he survives a merciless battery of revelations by the ghosts of his own life: Jacob Marley and the Christmas Spirits of Past, Present, and Future.

With script adaptation, direction, and a flawless performance as Scrooge by award-winning 40 year theater veteran Scott H Severance, this new adaptation of Dickens’s ever popular classic fills the stage with first class professional actors, lush costumes, stunning sets, and puppetry, song and dance, a heavy dose of humor, and a timeless message. With the music of 26 beloved traditional carols of the season woven throughout this classic tale, A Christmas Carol is the perfect way to begin the holiday festivities in your community. There will be two performances: one at 3 PM, and one at 7:30 PM.

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Jan
19
Sun
Civil Rights Legacy Tour @ Pantages Theater
Jan 19 @ 3:00 pm

In today’s rhetoric, it can be easy to paint the “Other” in broad strokes, but what happens when the “Other” turns out to be your best friend? Thomas and Julia’s friendship is tested when one of them argues against immigration and the other reveals being undocumented. The debate heightens on the eve of a modern-day ride for immigrant rights, when they meet Ms. Vivian, a veteran of the original Freedom Rides of the 1960s. Through Vivian’s memories, the students consider how the challenges and lessons of the Civil Rights Movement could influence their actions today. With evocative dialogue, multimedia elements, and supporting curricula, this is one bus ride students will not forget. Along the way, they will think critically about the Civil Rights Movement, civic engagement, American identity, and freedom of expression in relation to the urgent issues of our own times.

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Jan
25
Sat
Ozomatli @ Pantages Theater
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm

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!

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Jan
26
Sun
The Peking Acrobats @ Pantages Theater
Jan 26 @ 3:00 pm

The Peking Acrobats are a South Sound favorite! They perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs; are experts at trick-cycling, precision tumbling, somersaulting and gymnastics; and defy gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control. Masters of agility and grace, they push the envelope of human possibility. Often accompanied by live musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments and high-tech special effects, this show delivers an exuberant performance, with all the excitement and festive pageantry of a Chinese Carnival!

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