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Tall ships could once again fill Commencement Bay. A group of interested individuals is floating the idea of bringing the Tall Ships Festival back to Tacoma for a third time.
In 2005 the historic tall ships came from far and wide to sail the waters of Commencement Bay, and offer maritimeRead more
The three newest members of the Point Defiance Zoo family passed their well-cub checkups with flying colors this week. Born at between 2.5 and 3 pounds each, the three girl cubs now weigh in at 7.67, 7.80 and 8.31 pounds.
They're three weeks old, and they're ready to be named. The Zoo is askingRead more
Resolution No. 39036 A resolution setting Monday, November 17, 2014, at 5:00 p.m., as the date for a hearing by the Hearing Examiner regarding Local Improvement District (LID) 8661 for the placement of new asphalt and other improvements on Proctor Street from North 38thRead more
There has been a low, but growing rumble around demands for an increased minimum wage and paid sick leave for workers in Tacoma. At last month's Citizens' Forum, supporters of paid sick leave packed the Council chambers, this month supporters of a $15 an hour minimum wage spoke en masse.
Now itRead more
A new series of election posters are on the streets now. You may have seen them around town, in coffee shops or on bulletin boards, urging you to vote this November.
The message is the same on all the posters, regardless of language: "You'll never be heard if you don't speak." It's a message meantRead more
This week the City Council could ask the state to make bans on fortified beer and wine mandatory for Tacoma's West End Alcohol Impact Area, and the Council will spend some time discussing budgets for some specific City departments. A couple of items on this week's Council meeting agenda could alsoRead more
The Pantages Theater celebrates its 100th year in 2018. As that centennial approaches, the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, which operates the theater, is looking ahead to the next 100 years of performing arts programming for Tacoma. They want the next century of the Pantages to start withRead more
As election season continues to gather momentum, there are a lot of sources out there with opinions about how you should vote. This week we have recommendations from the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, and from the Tacomic.
On Tuesday the Chamber released its recommendations on four of the twelve proposed Tacoma Charter amendments. It's a pretty succinct guide: just ...Read more
Museum of Glass Visiting Artist Joe Sircoulomb Watch contemporary glass history in the making! Joe’s work is inspired spiritual teachings from ancient cultures, as well as his experiences growing up as a gay teen in the Midwest.
Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, Joe Sircoulomb has beenRead more
Drop in and enjoy thematic and musical programs perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and their grown-ups.
Program participation includes 30 minutes of exclusive play in the Museum.
9:30 AM - 11 AM $15 per family of 4, $5 each additional childRead more
Children’s Museum of Tacoma Play to Learn Play to Learn is for parents, grandparents, neighbors, family, and friends who nurture children ages six and under.
Thematic curriculum invites individual play, fun group activities, songs, and a whole group circle time for children and adults to enjoyRead more
Tacoma Academy of Fine Art Figure Drawing Open Studio Come and draw from a live model with a vibrant community of artists.
One pose lasting 3 hours. Easel provided. Bring your own materials. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Rainbow Center Craft & Cookie Day Join us, every Thursday from 1 - 5 pm for Craft & Cookie Day at the Rainbow Center! Each week we highlight a new craft and a new treat! All ages welcome! Basic supplies are provided.
Join ACM this Halloween for some delightfully spooky tricks and treats!
Swing by ACM this October for some fun Halloween-related treats, including:
“Tomb for Two” custom by Mike Fobes
Popular 1960s TV show “The Munsters” turns 50 this year, and local automotive customizer Mike Fobes
Safe and sane trick or treating for kids from 4 PM - 6 PM in the Historic Proctor District.
The first Proctor Treats has been recorded to have taken place in 1929 - and is a long-standing tradition!
The event begins promptly at 4:00 and closes equally as promptly at 6:00. Don’t miss out -Read more
Bring the kids for Halloween fun at the Conservatory including a story time from 4pm-5pm with Bonnie Beaudoin who will read non spooky Halloween books and lead a themed craft. We’ll have games, treats and more from 5pm-7pm
$3, Free for ages 11 and under
Aaron Grissom, former head chef and menu creator for Tacoma's Dirty Oscar's Annex on 6th Avenue (now working in LA), is one of the contenders on the current season of Bravo's Top Chef.
NW Military is following Grissom's adventures on Top Chef - focused more on the chef's expletive-laced confrontations than his culinary wins. And although the season is only a few shows in, it looks like there will be plenty for them to track.
Despite the the description of Grissom as a "social idiot," the author seems to be a huge Grissom fan. We'll let you come to your own conclusions on that, but the 4-letter words and confrontations with one of the female chefs in particular would make us hesitant to take him home to meet Grandma... unless he promised to cook Thanksgiving dinner for us.
Catch Top Chef on Bravo on Wednesdays.Read more at NW Military
Spaceworks Tacoma's Creative Enterprises program is looking for its next round of small businesses and nonprofits to support, promote, and house under its Creative Enterprise program.
Spaceworks supports creative enterprises in three categories - Creative Enterprises for creative and innovative small businesses, Art Residencies for practicing visual and performing artists, and Artscapes for installations of art in publicly visible spaces. The Creative Enterprise program puts new businesses, artists, and nonprofits into vacant retail and office spaces in downtown Tacoma, and provides them with professional development training.
The program currently operates mainly in the downtown core, with a few locations in the Hilltop, but plans for the future widen horizons for Spaceworks, with Ruston Way up next for creative reinvigoration.Read more at
Tacoma's Hotel Murano has once again made a "best-of" list. This time the Murano shows up in the top 10 of Condé Nast Traveller's Readers' Choice Awards for Best Hotels in the Pacific NW.
Condé Nast readers liked the glass art theme, the contemporary, but cozy and well-appointed rooms, the fresh menu at Bite Restaurant, and of course the friendly staff. In the past the Murano has earned praise from Forbes, CNN Money, and other international media outlets, as well as appearing on a few other Condé Nast lists.
Nicely done, Murano.Read more at Condé Nast
Every year Tacoma Glass Blowing Studio makes pumpkins. They're pretty little seasonal works of art that will last longer than your jack o'lantern, and no one has to scoop out the guts.
Each year the artists display and sell their pumpkins at half a dozen locations around the Sound, wrapping up this year at the Pioneer Pavillion in Puyallup this Saturday with 6,000 pumpkins in an 8,000 square-foot space. If you miss them there, though, you can always pick up a pumpkin at the studio just off Pacific on 23rd, or order one online. Or you could schedule your own glass blowing session, and see what you can come up with yourself.
It seems like the perfect intersection of pumpkin month and Tacoma Arts Month.Read more at South Sound Magazine
Precious is a friendly and easygoing girl! She desires lots of love and affection. Precious will gladly relax with you while you work, occasionally reminding you she is there by your side. She willRead more
Voting begins today as the zoo releases first close-up, color photos and video of the three 3-week-old female cubs.
TACOMA, Wash. - Three endangered Sumatran tiger cubs, all females, need theirRead more
New Phoebe House joins #GivingTuesday movement with goal of raising funds for new children’s playset
TACOMA, WA - New Phoebe House Association has joined #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort that harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses andRead more
OLYMPIA – The end of daylight saving time on Sunday, Nov. 2, signals more than turning back of the clocks; it’s also a time to use extra caution on our state’s roadways. Between October and JanuaryRead more
Glass pumpkins, gobblettes, turkey crafts and more! With the holiday season in full swing, Museum of Glass invites you to enjoy a variety of seasonal events and activities this November. Start yourRead more