Pierce County Events Calendar

This calendar is the place to find fun events happening throughout Pierce County including Tacoma, Puyallup, , Lakewood and beyond.

Apr
16
Tue
Hey Singers! 
Apr 16 @ 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

Apr
17
Wed
Five for Fighting with String Quartet @ Washington Center Main Stage
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm
Five for Fighting with String Quartet @ Washington Center Main Stage

The only way for a story to progress is to turn the page. John Ondrasik — the songwriter and performer known as the platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated, Five For Fighting — knows this well. In the two decades since his first major single, “Superman (It’s Not Easy),” hit the stratosphere, the artist has both evolved and come back ’round full circle. Creativity, if nothing else, is paradoxical.

To date, Five For Fighting, has released six studio LPs, including the platinum certified America Town and The Battle for Everything; and the top-10 charting Two Lights, along with an EP and live albums.

Ondrasik has penned major hits, including the chart-topping “100 Years,” “The Riddle,” “Chances,” “World,” and “Easy Tonight,” which have earned tens of millions of streams and place him as a top-10 Hot Adult Contemporary artist for the 2000s. The reflective “100 Years” has joined “Superman (It’s Not Easy)” as part of the American Songbook and continues to stand the test of time at weddings, birthdays, graduations, memorials, and many a home video. Five For Fighting’s music has also been featured in more than 350 films, television shows, and commercials, including the Oscar-winning The Blind Side, Hawaii Five-OThe Sopranos and the CBS drama, Code Black.

Five for Fighting with String Quartet @ Washington Center Main Stage
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm
Five for Fighting with String Quartet @ Washington Center Main Stage

The only way for a story to progress is to turn the page. John Ondrasik — the songwriter and performer known as the platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated, Five For Fighting — knows this well. In the two decades since his first major single, “Superman (It’s Not Easy),” hit the stratosphere, the artist has both evolved and come back ’round full circle. Creativity, if nothing else, is paradoxical.

To date, Five For Fighting, has released six studio LPs, including the platinum certified America Town and The Battle for Everything; and the top-10 charting Two Lights, along with an EP and live albums.

Ondrasik has penned major hits, including the chart-topping “100 Years,” “The Riddle,” “Chances,” “World,” and “Easy Tonight,” which have earned tens of millions of streams and place him as a top-10 Hot Adult Contemporary artist for the 2000s. The reflective “100 Years” has joined “Superman (It’s Not Easy)” as part of the American Songbook and continues to stand the test of time at weddings, birthdays, graduations, memorials, and many a home video. Five For Fighting’s music has also been featured in more than 350 films, television shows, and commercials, including the Oscar-winning The Blind Side, Hawaii Five-OThe Sopranos and the CBS drama, Code Black.

Apr
19
Fri
HOCM After Hours: BeerCraft @ Hands On Children's Museum
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Explore craft brewing and enjoy tastings, fun activities, food, music & more!
BeerCraft is our most popular HOCM After Hours event! This 21+ adults-only night celebrates craft brewing and showcases some of the best local breweries, cideries, and specialty beverage purveyors to sample and explore. Chat with brewing experts as you eat, drink, and play your way through the Museum!

Tickets: $40 until 5 p.m. on April 19th. $45 at the door

Ticket includes admission for one, a souvenir tasting glass, six four-ounce tastings, and all activities. (Additional tastings are available for $3 each. Food and beverages are also available for purchase.)

Important: Hands On Children’s Museum (HOCM) does not use third-party ticket sellers and cannot guarantee tickets purchased from any person or organization except those purchased directly through HOCM or transferred to another person through HOCM.

Check out our website for more details and activitie

First Date, the Musical! @ Knutzen Family Theater
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm

When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. This show is the ideal night out with friends or a date of your own!

Rating: Recommended ages 16 and up due to suggestive content and occasional strong language.

Apr
20
Sat
First Date, the Musical! @ Knutzen Family Theater
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm

When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. This show is the ideal night out with friends or a date of your own!

Rating: Recommended ages 16 and up due to suggestive content and occasional strong language.

Apr
21
Sun
Second City Chamber Series Concert V @ Lagerquist Concert Hall
Apr 21 @ 3:00 pm
Second City Chamber Series Concert V @ Lagerquist Concert Hall

Andrew Sords is developing a reputation as an artist of “consummate musicianship, and bravura.”

Join us as he takes on a “David and Goliath” recital featuring not only works for violin and piano, but works for violin, piano, and tuba! Works by Beethoven, Bloch, Brahms, and Sarasate.

Tickets: General admission $35 (plus service fee)

*This event is in partnership with Pacific Lutheran University. PLU students, faculty and staff, are free.