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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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
30
Thu
The Choir of Man @ Pantages Theater
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm

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.

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Feb
22
Sat
Feast of Sound – A Night of Live Music and Music in Film! @ Tacoma Little Theatre
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for an evening of music with artisans performing from Blue Forge Records!

Confirmed to perform are:

Greg Laurel (classic heavy metal)
Vo’Dou (hip hop/vibrational)
Chrissy Ana’lise (hip hop/soul)
The Message (rap/inspirational)
Asia Cornyn (trumpet solo)

More musicians are being added! We will also be screening music videos by many of our performers as well as short films with a music focus. Tickets for this event are $10 at the door for as long as they last. Or guarantee your seat by getting your ticket online so that your seat will be reserved. Get yours before we’re sold out!

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BEETHOVEN’S EROICA AND HIS ELECTRIC UNIVERSE @ Pantages Theater
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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.

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Mar
21
Sat
LUDWIG AND BEETHOVEN @ Pantages Theater
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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.

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Mar
28
Sat
The Righteous Brothers @ Pantages Theater
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm

With a string of No. 1 classics, including “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” – the most played song in radio history – the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield has topped the charts over four decades. After Bobby’s death in 2003, Bill continued to perform to sold-out crowds around the world, but fans and friends pleaded with him to keep The Righteous Brothers alive. While no one could ever take Bobby’s place, when Bill discovered Bucky Heard’s show it all came together – he found the right guy to help him recreate the magic. The concert experience features their biggest hits, including “Lovin’ Feelin’,” “Soul & Inspiration,” “Unchained Melody” and “The Time of My Life,” and much more!

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Mar
29
Sun
ABBA The Concert @ Pantages Theater
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm

ABBA The Concert brings on of the greatest pop phenomena to life. This show continues to rank as the top ABBA tribute group in the world. Be dazzled with a fantastic performance of the most iconic hits from ABBA, including “Mamma Mia,” “S.O.S,” “Money, Money, Money,” “The Winner Takes All,” “Waterloo,” “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme,” and “Dancing Queen.” Come dance, sing, and have the time of your life!

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Apr
18
Sat
MAHLER’S EPIC TITAN @ Pantages Theater
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Smetana: Vltava “The Moldau”
David Ludwig: Violin Concerto
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 “Titan”

The works that make up this concert share influences from Bohemia. Smetana’s “The Moldau” is one of seven symphonic poems that pay tribute to the famous Eastern European river. David Ludwig wrote his Violin Concerto for his wife, Bulgarian native and violinist Bella Hristova, who is the featured artist. Mahler’s “Titan” integrates Austro-German folk melodies into this epic symphony.

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May
9
Sat
CELEBRATING THE ROARING TWENTIES @ Pantages Theater
May 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Ravel: La Valse
Boulanger: D’un Matin de Printemps
Boulanger: Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue | An American in Paris

On the centennial of the Roaring Twenties, Symphony Tacoma celebrates the French and American musical influences of the decade. Ravel’s La Valse is a tribute to the Viennese waltz. The Boulanger sisters, both talented composers, left us few—yet notable—works. After Lili’s death at an early age, Nadia stopped composing but her influence continued through her teaching of many important composers of the last century. Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris evoke imagery of the jazz, dance and art that define the era. Tacoma favorite Charlie Albright returns for a third performance with Symphony Tacoma.

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Jun
6
Sat
MOZART’S REQUIEM @ UP Presbyterian Church
Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Unfinished at the time of his death, Mozart’s Requiem was commissioned by Count Franz von Walsegg in memory of his wife. Sensing his own demise, Mozart was said to have instructed his student, Franz Süssmayr, to complete the emotionally-stirring choral masterpiece.

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