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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Feb
21
Thu
Scouts’ Honor: Girl Scout cookies paired with Rainy Daze beers @ Peaks and Pints
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Just in case you somehow missed them in front of supermarkets, annoying account supervisor Chuck at your office or at your front door, Girl Scout Cookie Season has arrived. Through this annual tradition, Girl Scouts across the region learn valuable life skills, earn badges and generate work for local dentists. Once you’ve filled your cupboards with Thin Mints, Samoas or whichever cookies you prefer, you might be tempted to sit back and enjoy them with a nice, tall glass of milk. But here at Peaks and Pints we prefer pairing our cookies with Rainy Daze Brewing beers.

Thursday, Feb. 21, the Poulsbo brewery will celebrate the most delicious season of the year, when taste buds get to revel in the glory of Thin Mints, Shortbreads, Peanut Butter Patties and other Girl Scout cookies paired with Baltic Porter, Dukes Up Red, Sunrise Coffee Porter, Test Drive Amber, Goat Boater IPA and other Rainy Daze beers at Peaks and Pints bottle shop, taproom and restaurant in Tacoma’s Proctor District.

“It’s fun, and it’s tasty,” says Rainy Daze founder and head brewer Mike Montoney. “That’s what beer is supposed to be about anyway.”

Cookies will be paired with pints, snifters and tulips full of Rainy Daze deliciousness, as well as a five-beer, five-cookie flight option.

Like so many things in life, Girl Scout cookies are a fleeting pleasure. They’ll only be available for a short, period of time. Then you’ll have to resort to black-market eBay buying. Feb. 21 is your chance to taste most of the Girl Scout Cookies in one sitting.

SCOUTS HONOR: GIRL SCOUT COOKIES PAIRED WITH RAINY DAZE BEERS, 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, Peaks and Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma, no cover

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Scholarly Selections: Ferrying Food – The Story of the Cowlitz Farm @ Washington State History Museum
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Scholarly Selections:  Ferrying Food – The Story of the Cowlitz Farm @ Washington State History Museum

The Cowlitz Farm kept the Hudson’s Bay Company supplied with grain and pork from the 1830s-1850s, employing the latest technology to become one of the first corporate farms in the United States. UW Tacoma History B.A. Josiah Pollock will present his award-winning research about the Cowlitz Farm.

Third Thursdays offer free admission from 3:00-8:00 PM. See the exhibits and hear this free Scholarly Selections lecture too!

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Feb
22
Fri
Happy Hour Floats @ Uncharted Waters Float Center
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Originally developed in the 1950s as a way to study consciousness and brain activity, floating has become a respected health practice. With benefits ranging from pain relief and stress reduction to improved focus and mental clarity, it’s no surprise that floating has attracted the interest of athletes, artists, meditators, and military personnel alike. Floating offers a healthy, drug-free way to feel and be your very best.

“The cure for anything is saltwater: sweat, tears, or the sea.” -Isak Dinesen

Join us for happy hour every Friday evening from 4:00 p.m. to close!

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Feb
23
Sat
Rocky Horror Picture Show @ Blue Mouse Theatre
Feb 23 @ 11:30 pm
Rocky Horror Picture Show @ Blue Mouse Theatre | Tacoma | Washington | United States

The Blue Mouse is Tacoma’s home of The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. Call 253.752.9500 for the Current Schedule.

We are lucky to have a dedicated and talented cast, the Blue Mousketeers, to come and perform along with the movie on our stage.

If you’ve never seen this cult classic you should – it’s a lot of fun. But you should read to the bottom of this page to read about the movie, as it may offend some viewers… as much as it delights others.

Find out more information about this event here.

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Symphony Tacoma Announces 2018-2019 Season
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
TACOMA, WA–From timeless masterpieces by Tchaikovsky, Berlioz and Beethoven, to innovative works by contemporary composers, Symphony Tacoma presents a rich program line-up for its 2018-2019 season. The season includes eight concerts that run from October to May.
For the first time, the Symphony offers six classics concerts, complemented by annual holiday favorites, Sounds of the Season and Handel’s Messiah. Maestra Sarah Ioannides has carefully curated each concert to balance treasured masterpieces alongside contemporary works that are unconventional in both instrumentation and repertoire. “My planning process is a bit like a Rubik’s Cube,” says Ioannides. “I keep working the program until it feels right artistically and musically. It’s hard to put a label on that, but I’m looking for a certain kind of energy and inspiration.”
The 2018-2019 concert series highlights innovation with works by six living composers and three by women. Prominent guest artists from around the world–masters of instruments ranging from violin and piano to saxophone and tabla-will join the Symphony Tacoma orchestra on stage in the newly–renovated Pantages Theater for all but Barber & Tchaikovsky and Messiah.
Season tickets for multiple concerts are on sale through the Broadway Center for Performing Arts box office. Subscribers can choose from packages that include four to eight concerts at up to 25% off single ticket prices. Beginning August 20, tickets to individual concerts are also available for purchase. Prices range from $24 to $85. To subscribe, call 253-591-5894 or visit  symphonytacoma.org.
Barber & Tchaikovsky
Saturday, October 20 | 7:30 pm
Rialto Theater
Sarah Ioannides, Conductor
Jennifer Frautschi, violin
Symphonie Fantastique
Saturday, November 17 | 7:30 pm
Pantages Theater
Sarah Ioannides, Conductor
Henry Kramer, piano
Sounds of the Season
Sunday, December 2 | 2:30 pm
Pantages Theater
Geoffrey Boers, Conductor
Marlette Buchanan, soprano
Tacoma Symphony Voices and Tacoma Youth Chorus
Handel’s Messiah
Friday, December 14 | 7:30 pm
St. Charles Borromeo
Sarah Ioannides, Conductor
Symphony Tacoma Voices
Beyond the Silk Road
Saturday, February 23 | 7:30 pm
Pantages Theater
Sarah Ioannides, Conductor
Sandeep Das, tabla
Rainier Sunrise
Saturday, March 23 | 7:30 pm
Pantages Theater
Sarah Ioannides, Conductor
Svend Rønning, violin & Thane Lewis, viola
Saxophone Fusion
Saturday, April 20 | 7:30 pm
Pantages Theater
Tickets: $24 – $83
Sarah Ioannides, Conductor
James Carter, saxophone
Ode to Joy
Saturday, May 11 | 7:30 pm
Pantages Theater
Sarah Ioannides, Conductor
Symphony Tacoma Voices
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Feb
24
Sun
Symphony Tacoma’s Mini Maestros Children’s Concert Series @ University of Puget Sound Schneebeck Concert Hall
Feb 24 @ 2:30 pm

Brass Ahoy! Shiver Me Timbres
Featuring the Brass Quintet

Ahoy! The Symphony Tacoma Brass Quintet is hitting the high seas and taking you with them! Join the crew of the mighty brass-beards for a sea-themed musical adventure and search for musical treasures like timbre, pulse, dynamics and range. Featured music includes a variety of tunes inspired by pirates, the sea and Russian sailors.

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Harriet: The Black Swan Ballet- The Harriet Tubman Story
Feb 24 @ 4:30 pm
Harriet: The Black Swan Ballet- The Harriet Tubman Story

Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center (T.U.P.A.C.) presents the world premiere of “Harriet: The Black Swan,” based on the life story of Harriet Tubman. The in-studio performance features dancers of all ages and will be performing at T.U.P.A.C., a nonprofit dance studio offering world-class dance education to children and youth from all backgrounds. Sure to move and inspire you! Supported by the Tacoma Arts Commission.

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Feb
26
Tue
5- Week Classical Culinary Cooking Series @ Rain Urban Kitchen
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Culinary Series Cooking Class
This cooking class was modeled after culinary school. The series will be over a 5-Week Period, each session will be 3 hours in length. Each class will have a demonstration from Chef Jan and then proceed to a workshop setting in groups. The class will focus on classical culinary techniques, maintaining discipline in mise en place and CAYGO (Clean As You Go), but at the same time keeping the mood light and fun. This series will give you the opportunity to gain more confidence in the kitchen and professional tips to make cooking more efficient & organized. Learning this will allow more room for fun in the kitchen and less of a chore. The class will allow you to collaborate with your group and create a tasting menu for a community panel. Let’s cook!

Week 1 Knife Cuts
Week 2 Stocks & Mother Sauces
Week 3 Sauté
Week 4 Bread
Week 5 Cook for a Panel

Notes:
*Class is hands-on and rigorous. Expect to be on your feet.
*All food prepared will be enjoyed by students.
*Feel free to bring your sharp knife, please bring in a knife guard.
*Notify Chef Jan of any food allergies.
*Beginners and advanced cooks welcome.

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Hey Singers! 
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Hey Singers! 

Hey, Singers, be our guest to explore Tacoma’s largest a capella chorus in the barbershop style at 7 pm, every Tuesday. Join us at 602 N. Orchard. tacomavocalstandard@gmail.com or Facebook: TacomaVocalStandard

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Kinky Boots @ Pantages Theater
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm

Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. With direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Kinky Boots is the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography.

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