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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Sep
24
Tue
Hey Singers! 
Sep 24 @ 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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RENT: 20th Anniversary Tour @ The Pantages Theater
Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway…and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohéme, RENT follows and unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hop in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters – love.

Some content may be considered PG-13. The show features mature themes and situations.

Two performances: Tuesday, September 24 & Wednesday September 25, 2019 at 7:30 PM.Tickets are on sale for subscriptions now. Call the Box Office at 253.591.5894. Single tickets on sale for Members July 8 at 11:00 a.m. Public on sale July 11 at 11:00 a.m.

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Sep
25
Wed
RENT: 20th Anniversary Tour @ The Pantages Theater
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway…and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohéme, RENT follows and unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hop in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters – love.

Some content may be considered PG-13. The show features mature themes and situations.

Two performances: Tuesday, September 24 & Wednesday September 25, 2019 at 7:30 PM.Tickets are on sale for subscriptions now. Call the Box Office at 253.591.5894. Single tickets on sale for Members July 8 at 11:00 a.m. Public on sale July 11 at 11:00 a.m.

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Oct
1
Tue
Hey Singers! 
Oct 1 @ 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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Oct
4
Fri
Laughing Mater Presents Bri Pruett @ Alma Mater
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm

We’re back with our October installment of Laughing Mater!

Host:
Jaci Terjeson
Jaci is a Tacoma based comedian that travels around the PNW sharing far too much with complete strangers. She’s often seen giving unsolicited parenting advice and telling people they have something in their teeth. Jaci is a regular host in clubs and showcases around the Seattle area, and competed in the 2019 Comedy on Trial at Punchline Comedy.

Featuring:
Andy Iwancio
Andy is a transgender gal comedian from Seattle who is a regular at the Comedy Nest, Five Quarters Funny, and Comedy Crater. She has opened for Riley Silverman, James Adomian, and Cameron Esposito.

Rachel Laurendeau
Rachel was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington and got her start in comedy in Olympia while she attended The Evergreen State College. Now based out of Tacoma, Rachel works with children by day and entertains the bar crowds by night. Rachel produces a clean comedy showcase called Wholesome HaHas and co-produces various comedy events at Honey Studios in Tacoma. Rachel’s comedy is versatile and approachable with a generous sprinkling of sass. Rachel recently placed second in Seattle’s yearly Comedy on Trial competition and was selected to compete in the Western Oregon Comedy Competition.

Cameron Mazzuca
Lovable bearded everyman Cameron Mazzuca gets excited onstage. It’s because he’s happy to be doing what he loves, and probably also because he had too much Diet Coke. Born in the City of Destiny, Tacoma, and raised everywhere, he’s become a regular on comedy club stages in Seattle as well as festivals like Folklife, Bumbershoot and venues across the Pacific Northwest. His infectious enthusiasm and goshdarn good-Italian-boy friendliness will win you over in a big way.

Headlining:
Bri Pruett
Bri Pruett is a stand-up comic and improviser from Portland, Oregon, living in Los Angeles, California. Her TedxTalk on beauty standards dropped in 2018. In 2017, she was featured on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle. In 2016 she won the Willamette Week reader’s poll for Best Comedian in Portland. Splitsider.com has named her a “comic-to-watch.”

She’s appeared on Dan Savage’s Savage Lovecast, Doug Loves Movies and NPR’s Live Wire. Her live festival appearances include: TBA Festival, Bridgetown, Riot LA, SF Sketch Fest, All Jane Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot and more. She also makes regular appearances at comedy clubs across the country; although Portland’s Helium Comedy Club will always be her home.

Her solo show, STELLAR, debuted in Portland in 2016; later it was accepted into the 2018 Bootleg Solo Queens Festival in Los Angeles. It’s been called, “Unaplogetically feminine…” and “Body-positive, pro-self love and pro-female sexuality… overtly feminist and feel-good.”

Bri has shared her time as a comedian and MC to several non-profit/arts organizations: Kollaboration, NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon, Planned Parenthood advocates of Oregon, JOIN, and The Portland Art Museum.

Tickets in advance $15
Tickets at the door $18
Doors at 7PM
Show at 8PM
18+
Sponsored by the best weed shop in town Mary Mart!

Jaci Terjeson
https://www.facebook.com/jaciterjeson/

Rachel Laurendeau

Cameron Mazucca

Andy Iwancio
https://www.facebook.com/andyiwancio/

Bri Pruett
https://twitter.com/364268828898758658
https://bripruett.com/

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Oct
5
Sat
Closing Artist Reception | Meet Renee Hazen @ Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

SAVE the DATE!!! Join us for coffee and donuts!!!

Please join us Saturday morning, October 5th from 10 a.m to noon for our closing reception with local artist Renee Hazen!

Original paintings, prints, pillows, cards and other wonderful items will be available for purchase.

This is a family friendly event and parking is available.

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About Renee Hazen:

In 2017 I made a New Year’s resolution to paint. I picked up some acrylics and decided to give them a try. I fell in love with using vibrant color and working with paint. I gravitated towards painting animals and the challenge of capturing their spirit.

In October of 2017 I took the big leap and left my corporate job of 20 years and decided to pursue art full time. I started with a single painting of a cow and now have over 22 animals in my collection. To share my work, I’ve translated each original painting to cards, magnets, and prints, and sewn them into pillows. I hope my creations bring you as much joy as they’ve brought to me.

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Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital is excited to combine several of our passions: the Arts, community, and youth development.

Since Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital opened its doors, we have demonstrated a commitment to the local Arts community through thoughtfully curated shows.

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Oct
7
Mon
Solo Performance Workshop @ Urban Grace Downtown Church
Oct 7 @ 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
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Join our meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/Circle-Up-Productions/

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Oct
8
Tue
Hey Singers! 
Oct 8 @ 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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Oct
12
Sat
Craft Saturday – Arts Month @ Job Carr Cabin Museum
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Drop by Job Carr Cabin Museum for our monthly Craft Saturday event and draw with us. We’re celebrating Tacoma Arts Month and #TheBigDraw with a fun afternoon of drawing activities. We’ll provide a variety of art materials, just bring your creative imagination. Activities are designed for children ages 3-9 and their families.

Admission to the Museum and all events are “pay as you can.”

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Family Day – Nice to Meet You! @ Museum of Glass
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us and make your own identity masks inspired by Transparency: An LGBTQ+ Glass Art Exhibition.

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