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
28
Sat
Ailey II @ Pantages Theater
Jan 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Founded in 1974 as the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, the company embodies his pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people. Under the direction of Sylvia Waters from 1974 to 2012 and Troy Powell from 2012 to 2020, and now under the direction of Francesca Harper, who trained at The Ailey School and who has choreographed for both Ailey companies – brings fresh perspectives to Mr. Ailey’s legacy, while nurturing new creative voices and propelling the Company forward. Ailey II has flourished into one of the most popular modern dance companies, combining a rigorous touring schedule with extensive community outreach programs. Dance Magazine calls Ailey II “second to none,” and The New York Times declares, “There’s nothing like an [a performance] spent with Ailey II, the younger version of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.”

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Mar
9
Thu
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo @ Pantages Theater
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Celebrating its 40th Anniversary season, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo was founded in 1974 by a group of ballet enthusiasts who wanted to present a playful, entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet in parody form and en travesty. Les Ballets Trockadero first performed in the late-late shows in Off-Off Broadway lofts.

The original concept of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo has not changed. It is a company of professional male dancers performing the full range of the ballet and modern dance repertoire, including classical and original works in faithful renditions of the manners and conceits of those dance styles. The comedy is achieved by incorporating and exaggerating the foibles, accidents, and underlying incongruities of serious dance. The fact that men dance all the parts—heavy bodies delicately balancing on toes as swans, sylphs, water sprites, romantic princesses, angst-ridden Victorian ladies–enhances rather than mocks the spirit of dance as an art form, delighting and amusing the most knowledgeable, as well as novices, in the audiences.

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Apr
8
Sat
Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra: Stage & Screen Spectacular @ Tacoma Armory
Apr 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra, the leading professional ragtime orchestra in the United States, transports you in a musical time machine to share the fun and excitement of the early 20th century. Tap your feet to the syncopated stylings of the early 1900s – from tongue-in-cheek vocal numbers to the classics of Scott Joplin and George Gershwin, and even pop favorites by The Beatles and Queen. Watch classic silent films underscored by a live orchestra with music and sound effects!

Under the direction of virtuoso Andrew Greene, they recreate the syncopated stylings of a bygone era – Ragtime, Theater, and Dance music, along with underscoring classic silent films using an immense archive of over 15,000 original orchestral scores.

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