Upcoming Events: Upcoming Events

Lipstick Metal

August 17, 2018 at 9:00 pm

Lipstick Metal makes it debut at The Swiss in Tacoma. $8 Cover to see the 2 female fronted hair metal and rock band. We are excited to debut at the Swiss for our South End peeps. Great food, drinks, and plenty of room to dance! Be ready to hear hits by the Scorpions, Ratt, AC/DC, Whitesnake, Kiss,

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Prom Date Mixtape: 80s Summer Dance Party!

August 18, 2018 at 9:00 pm

Prom Date Mixtape returns to The Swiss for The Ultimate LIVE 80s Tribute!! - All the best Synthpop and New Wave hits you love - Like only PDM can do! Duran Duran, Billy Idol, INXS, David Bowie, Tears For Fears, Madonna and so much MORE!!

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One Dollar Check

August 23, 2018 at 9:00 pm

One Dollar Check formed in 2012 by founding members Singer/Songwriter Gared Sanne, Rhythm Guitarist/Songwriter Rocky Garton, Lead Guitarist Aaron Pierce, and Drummer Charles Gallegos. In 2012 the band recorded their 1st 5 track EP, -recorded at Telos Studios in Eugene, Oregon. By 2013, the band had

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The Covers

August 24, 2018 at 9:00 pm

It’s that time again! We’ve waited a while to see everyone’s favorite doorman get up and shred some guitar. He’s cast an allstar line-up of musicians, and we can’t wait for them to rock the house! Buy Troy drinks! See you at The Swiss!

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Hairnation: 80s Hair Rock Party #2

August 25, 2018 at 9:00 pm

That’s right, 80’s Hair Rock Party #2!! The last show at The Swiss was such a blowout, well, like RATT says, they want us “back for more”!!Hair Nation, the ultimate 80’s Hair Rock Party Band, recreates an authentic 80’s hair rock concert experience with powerful, highly melodic

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Run For Your Life 5K - To End Addiction

August 26, 2018 at 9:00 am

This5k Run/Walk is no ordinary race, but an event where every step has a purpose. Come out to walk or run in memory of someone you have lost to addiction or in celebration of someone who has overcome a hurt, habit or hang up. It is a race to acknowledge the many forms of addiction and to offer hope

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Sue’s Tech Kitchen

August 24, 2018 at 11:00 pm

Conceptualized by entrepreneur, producer, and author Randi Zuckerberg and designed by a team of tech, entertainment, and education veterans, SUE’S TECH KITCHEN is a STEM adventure for the mouth and mind that empowers kids to engage with tomorrow’s tech and revolutionizes family dining in the

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Kareem Kandi World Orchestra Featuring Jim Sisko

August 26, 2018 at 5:00 pm

The Kareem Kandi World Orchestra will be performing at The Swiss Restaurant & Pub in Tacoma WA on Sunday August 26th. I’ll be joined by Greg Feingold on bass, Max Wood on drums, and we’ll be featuring special guest Jim Sisko on trumpet. We’ll also be featuring several students from The Weekly Jazz

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Bike to a Business - en Rama

August 1, 2018 at 12:00 am

DOTG has partnered with en Rama, and they are offering 10% OFF ANY BEVERAGE when you arrive by bike during the month of August!
They are equipped with a bike rack, bike pump, and an extra lock to borrow in case you forgot yours. Show us how much you love biking to your local businesses by using

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The Nasty Habits

August 31, 2018 at 9:00 pm

We’re excited to be playing this side of the water at The Swiss in Tacoma. You’ll love this place…it has three big rooms for food, pool, or dancing, and a great dance floor. Mark your calendars for the last Friday of August and make plans to join us! A perfect way to start your Labor Day weekend!

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Afrodisiacs

September 1, 2018 at 9:00 pm

Haven’t pulled those bellbottoms and platform shoes out of the closet in a year or two? Or thirty?! Well it’s time to get digging. This is your official invite from The Afrodisiacs to put on your Boogie Shoes, catch the Love Rollercoaster over to Funkytown, and Shake Your Booty. It’s Ladies

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Candy Shoppe

September 1, 2018 at 9:00 pm

“CANDY SHOPPE” is an engaging group appealing to a wide-range of music lovers. KNKX’s Paige Hansen is one of the group’s singers. Fun dance hits from Motown to Disco and beyond! The dance floor is always packed :)

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Afrodisiacs

September 7, 2018 at 9:00 pm

Haven’t pulled those bellbottoms and platform shoes out of the closet in a year or two? Or thirty?! Well it’s time to get digging. This is your official invite from The Afrodisiacs to put on your Boogie Shoes, catch the Love Rollercoaster over to Funkytown, and Shake Your Booty. It’s Ladies

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Pioneer Days Festival

September 8, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Don’t miss the annual Pioneer Days Festival at Job Carr Cabin Museum. Children and families enjoy a fun afternoon of live music, hands-on pioneer activities, “gold” panning, games, arts and crafts, and races in Old Town Park.

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Spazmatics

September 8, 2018 at 9:00 pm

The Spazmatics: The Ultimate 80’s New Wave Show…bringing you all the awesome songs and geeky dance steps from the 80′s decade that you wished you’d forgotten. Complete with highwater pants, pocket-protectors and nerdy glasses, The Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding

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Grit City Think & Drink: Can We Solve The Problem Of Ocean Plastics?

September 11, 2018 at 6:30 am

Scientists predict that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish - but are we doomed to this as our new reality? Learn about the issue of ocean plastics and discover innovative production, policy, and consumer strategies underway to develop plastic alternatives. We’ll explore the

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New Tech Job Fair

September 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm

If you’ve ever been to a New Tech Northwest event and experienced our vibrant community, then you already know that this is going to be a great job fair.
Grab an early ticket!

Participating companies from prior job fairs have included T-Mobile, Google, Oracle, Mercedes-Benz North America R&D,

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Chinese Warriors of Peking

September 20, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Thrilling physical feats fused with traditional Chinese customs deliver high-intensity martial arts and breathtaking acrobatics. Set during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644), this is the tale of two rival martial arts disciplines competing in the ancient Chinese capital of Peking. Under the direction

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Old Town History Walk: Women of Old Town

September 22, 2018 at 11:00 am

On Saturday, September 22, we’ll focus on the women who helped to shape the Old Town neighborhood. We will meet at the entrance to the Job Carr Cabin Museum.

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Bike to a Business - Lift Bridge Coffee

September 1, 2018 at 12:00 am

Downtown On the Go has partnered with Lift Bridge Coffee, and they are offering 10% OFF ANY HOUSE-MADE BEVERAGE when you arrive by bike during the month of September! They are equipped with bike racks, a bike pump, and an extra lock to borrow in case you forgot yours. Show us how much you love

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We Banjo 3 & Skerryvore

October 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Old world meets Americana with We Banjo 3’s unique “celtgrass” sound. Hear banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin seamlessly combined in an innovative fusion sure to set your toes tapping and heart racing. Hailing from Galway, they share infectious Irish charm and both traditional covers and

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Michelangelo’s SISTINE CHAPEL: The Exhibition

September 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm

From Rome to Tacoma! Michelangelo’s SISTINE CHAPEL: The Exhibition recreates the awe and wonder of arguably one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements and will let you experience this art from a new perspective. With special expertise and care, the ceiling paintings from the Sistine Chapel

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Film Focus: Hocus Pocus

October 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm

The Halloween classic is back in theaters for one night only! You’re in for a devil of a time when three outlandishly wild witches - Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy - return from 17th-century Salem after they’re accidentally conjured up by some unsuspecting pranksters! It’s a

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Abundance

October 27, 2018 at 6:00 pm

Share your Abundance in support of Emergency Food Network! This year’s event will feature a delicious dinner, exciting live and silent auctions, and a meaningful opportunity to give so no person goes hungry. Proceeds from this special night will provide emergency food for low-income children,

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Bike to a Business - Doyle’s Public House

October 1, 2018 at 12:00 am

Downtown On the Go has partnered with Doyle’s Public House, and they are offering a 20% FOOD DISCOUNT when you arrive by bike during the month of October! They are equipped with bike racks, a bike pump, and an extra lock to borrow in case you forgot yours. Show us how much you love biking to your

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The Hip Hop Nutcracker with MC Kurtis Blow

November 15, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Don’t miss the opening night and first glimpse of the newly renovated Pantages Theater! This holiday mash-up for the entire family delivers a contemporary re-imagining of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. Performed by a supercharged cast of all star dancers, DJ and violinist, the story shares a hip

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Jane Lynch: A Swingin’ Little Christmas

November 23, 2018 at 7:30 pm

A Swingin’ Little Christmas is a throwback to the classic holiday albums of the ‘50s and ‘60s, featuring a big band sound with a sprinkling of Jane Lynch’s trademark humor. She’ll be joined by Kate Flannery (The Office), Tim Davis (Glee) and jazz favorites The Tony Guerrero Quintet to

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73rd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

November 24, 2018 at 4:30 pm

Since World War II, the South Sound community has gathered to celebrate at the corner of 9th & Broadway in downtown Tacoma. Gather for carols and photos with Santa at this FREE community event. If it isn’t already, make it part of your family tradition!

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Imago Theatre’s Frogz

November 24, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Whimsical and inventive, this show is a clever intersection of vaudeville, cirque, and mime. The simplicity and charm catapulted the production to two Broadway runs at the acclaimed New Victory Theater. Like all truly unique things, this show must be seen to be believed. Take a leap and discover

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Bike to a Business - Goodwill Coffee Buzz

November 1, 2018 at 12:00 am

Downtown On the Go has partnered with Goodwill Coffee Buzz, and they are offering $1.00 OFF HAND-CRAFTED BEVERAGE when you arrive by bike during the month of November! They are equipped with bike racks, a bike pump, and an extra lock to borrow in case you forgot yours. Show us how much you love

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Windham Hill’s Winter Solstice

December 7, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Celebrate the winter solstice and its warm traditions with an acoustic concert drawn from the multi-platinum selling Winter Solstice series and many solo releases of the featured artists. Windham Hill founder and Grammy-winning guitarist, Will Ackerman, Grammy Award-nominated singer, fiddler,

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Harry Potter & The Sacred Text

December 8, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Join the host of the hit podcast, Harry Potter & The Sacred Text, Vanessa Zoltan as she brings thought, reflection and laughter to Harry Potter; not just as novels, but as instructive and inspirational texts that teach us about our own lives. Relive the magic chapter by chapter as various themes

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Seattle Men’s Chorus: Jingle All the Way

December 8, 2018 at 3:00 pm

A concert of heartfelt holiday magic sprinkled with festive humor. There are presents under our tree for everyone: beloved carols, soaring holiday classics, and the antics you expect from the Seattle Men’s Chorus. Bring your friends and family to share this holiday tradition! There are two

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Film Focus: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

December 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Spend the holiday with the Griswalds! Christmas chaos from extravagant lights to a wild squirrel and crazy cousin Eddie! Tickets are $7.

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Take 6: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

December 22, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Take 6 is the most awarded a cappella group in history, with ten Grammys, ten Dove Awards (Gospel Music Awards), two NAACP Image Award nominations among many other accolades. Heralded by Quincy Jones as the “baddest vocal cats on the planet,” the sextet has recorded and/or performed with an

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Bike to a Business - The Grand Cinema

December 1, 2018 at 12:00 am

Downtown On the Go has partnered with The Grand Cinema, and they are offering a FREE SMALL FOUNTAIN SODA OR BOTTLED WATER when you arrive by bike during the month of December! They are equipped with bike racks, a bike pump, and an extra lock to borrow in case you forgot yours. Show us how much you

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Film Focus: Disney’s Bedknobs & Broomsticks

January 6, 2019 at 3:00 pm

An aspiring apprentice witch, her three grandchildren, and a cynical friend take a wild adventure through Portabello Road, a wild underwater animal kingdom, and back again. Tickets are $7.

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Film Focus: Quest

January 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm

An intimate documentary that captures ten years in the life of a family living in North Philadelphia. Tickets are $7.

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Portland Cello Project: Radiohead’s OK Computer

January 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Portland Cello Project is a huge ensemble including a horde of cellos, some element of winds, full rhythm section of drums and bass, and guest vocalists. This concert highlights the entirety of Radiohead’s album OK Computer, with each song carefully arranged: some instrumental, some with vocals;

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The Wizard of Oz

January 15, 2019 at 7:30 pm

There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful WIZARD OF OZ, twists its way into Tacoma! The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and

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An Evening with Dan Rather

January 19, 2019 at 7:30 pm

It is no exaggeration to call Dan Rather the voice of a generation – and in this special evening, he shares a wealth of anecdotes and insightful commentary that is unrivalled in the world of journalism. There is arguably no better placed authority to contextualize the current events of today.

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Ruby Bridges: A Civil Rights Journey

January 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Ruby Bridges was the first African American child to integrate into a white Southern Elementary school in 1960. This play explores the first days Ruby might have experienced in a classroom where she was the only student because parents wouldn’t let their children attend class with her. Take a close

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