Upcoming Events: February 2017

The Aqua-Nets

February 3, 2017 at 9:00 pm

The Aqua-Nets are the newest and most energetic 80’s cover band in the Northwest! They are a fun, (rad and totally awesome) party band that guarantees to make you smile, laugh, sing and dance along for the whole evening!

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The Kryboys

February 4, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Kry is the #1 cover band in the Seattle/Tacoma area! We have the energy, the talent and ability to deliver all of your favorite songs the way music should be ... LIVE! It’s like going to a big time rock show where you know every song. Everyone leaves having had a great time!

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Velofemmes Super Bowl Ride

February 5, 2017 at 10:00 am

Tacoma Women. Riding Bikes. Having Fun.Get out and exercise before watching the big game. We will meet at the East Puyallup Trail Head, across from the old Van Lierop Bulb Farm. If you want to ride the whole trail, that will be 30 miles. Second meetup in Orting at the Bell Tower at noon. Let us

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If Cars Could Talk - Auburn Cars - Trail to the Boattail

February 7, 2017 at 11:30 am

There are many chapters to the story of the automobile. If cars could talk, they might just share stories we never imagined. Each month, our speaker will pick a car and offer a fascinating peek into its history. Join us the first Tuesday of each month, and explore the story of cars with Museum

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New Tech Tacoma

February 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm

5:00 PMDoors open: appetizers, drinks, get to know your community
Event begins
Community connections
Community shoutouts
Company Presentations: 6:00 PMCity of Tacoma’s Open Data & Continuous Improvement Initiativepresented by Kathryn Johnston
Focused on improving services provided to both

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Choir of the West Homecoming Concert

February 9, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Welcome back the Choir of the West from their 2017 Southwest Tour at the COW Homecoming Concert! Though all contemporary, the concert repertoire features music in many different styles, both sacred and secular. General Admission $8 | Military, 55+, Alumni $5 | PLU and 18 and younger, Free

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SOAC Focus Series : Re-forming

February 11, 2017 at 12:00 am

The SOAC FOCUS Series brings together SOAC’s talented students and faculty to examine a chosen theme through a multi-disciplinary approach. Through music, art, theatre and communication we will come together to explore the theme of Re-forming, as we celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the

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Harmonious Funk

February 10, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Harmonious Funk Band is one of the Northwest Premier show Bands that have been captivating audiences, and keeping people dancing as soon as they hit Stage. Come in and join the fun! $8.00 cover charge

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Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

February 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm

December 1, 1955, Montgomery, Alabama. Rosa Parks, a black woman, refuses to surrender her seat on a public bus to a white man. Her arrest proved to be a tipping point in American history, inspiring Montgomery’s African-American citizens to organize in non-violent protest under the leadership of

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Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

February 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm

December 1, 1955, Montgomery, Alabama. Rosa Parks, a black woman, refuses to surrender her seat on a public bus to a white man. Her arrest proved to be a tipping point in American history, inspiring Montgomery’s African-American citizens to organize in non-violent protest under the leadership of

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Ailey II

February 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Ailey II, the young company of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, merges the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dancers with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Led by Artistic Director Troy Powell, the Ailey spirit shines as these

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The Spazmatics

February 11, 2017 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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Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

February 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm

December 1, 1955, Montgomery, Alabama. Rosa Parks, a black woman, refuses to surrender her seat on a public bus to a white man. Her arrest proved to be a tipping point in American history, inspiring Montgomery’s African-American citizens to organize in non-violent protest under the leadership of

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Grit City Think & Drink: Be My Honey (Bee Guardian)

February 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm

It’s time for the Grit City Think & Drink! Dr. Lauren Motgomery of UW Tacoma talk about Becoming a Honeybee Guardian! You will learn how to plant for and keep honeybees!Hear a brief history of beekeeping and colony collapse disorder and the present state of honeybee populations in the U.S. compared

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The Mask You Live In: Documentary Film

February 15, 2017 at 6:30 pm

The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Written, produced and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2015.www.themaskyoulivein.org

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James and the Giant Peach

February 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm

When James Henry Trotter is forced to move in with his horrible aunts, he finds comfort in a magical peach and a group of extraordinary friends who lead him on an adventure through the Atlantic Ocean, above the clouds, and to far-off, distant countries. A classic story of friendship, bravery, and

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Cypress Groove

February 17, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Cypress Grove is a Blues Rock Jazz Power Trio from Maple Valley, WA. Original compositions and covers hearkening back to the sounds of 60’s and 70’s Classic Blues-Rock power trios. Will be a fantastic show! Don’t miss out!!

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Free Family Flick presents Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

February 18, 2017 at 10:00 am

Join us for free admission to the beloved classic, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, playing at The Grand Cinema Saturday, February 18 at 10:00 AM. After the last of five coveted “golden tickets” fall into the hands of a young boy, he and his grandfather embark on an exciting and extremely

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Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

February 18, 2017 at 11:00 am

December 1, 1955, Montgomery, Alabama. Rosa Parks, a black woman, refuses to surrender her seat on a public bus to a white man. Her arrest proved to be a tipping point in American history, inspiring Montgomery’s African-American citizens to organize in non-violent protest under the leadership of

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FAMILY STEAM DAY- BALLOON POWERED CAR CHALLENGE

February 18, 2017 at 11:00 am

Design, build, tinker, and learn together as you explore the world of automobiles and its relation to science, technology, engineering, art and math. On the third Saturday of each month, you and your child, grandchild, or family can spend quality time together exploring activities available in the

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Craft Saturday

February 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Drop by Job Carr Cabin Museum for our monthly Craft Saturday event. Activities are designed for children ages 3-9 and their families.
Feed the Birds: On 2/18, we’ll be making pine cone bird seed feeders. Admission to the Museum and all events are “pay as you can.”

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Eric Burdon & The Animals

February 18, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Eric Burdon has one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in rock and roll. As the front man and driving force of The Animals, Burdon was at the forefront of the British Invasion, helping to shape the movement with his imposing yet stirring vocals. Paired with The Animals’ gritty blues

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The Hipsters

February 18, 2017 at 9:00 pm

The Hipsters!! Nothing but solid ground pounding, hip grinding, ass shaking rock and roll provide the base for this band. Years of history between the foursome has given them perspective on all types of music….but a fresh attack on music, as well as a true enjoyment of working the crowd keeps the

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Puget Sound Music For Youth Association

February 19, 2017 at 2:30 am

The Puget Sound Music for Youth Association (PSMFYA) is a Washington State non-profit business, located in Spanaway, Washington. The association was started in June 2009 by Paul Manuel, a local businessman and a musician for over 35 years playing Blues and Rock Flute, along with some parents

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Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

February 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm

December 1, 1955, Montgomery, Alabama. Rosa Parks, a black woman, refuses to surrender her seat on a public bus to a white man. Her arrest proved to be a tipping point in American history, inspiring Montgomery’s African-American citizens to organize in non-violent protest under the leadership of

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Nihonjin Face

February 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm

A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT3:00 p.m. PERFORMANCE IS SOLD OUT!5:00 p.m. Performance Tickets STILL AVAILABLE!2:00 p.m. join a historic walk from the site of the Tacoma Japanese Language School (now part of the UW Tacoma campus) to Studio 3 for the performances of Nihonjin Face 4:00 p.m. Enjoy a panel

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Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

February 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm

December 1, 1955, Montgomery, Alabama. Rosa Parks, a black woman, refuses to surrender her seat on a public bus to a white man. Her arrest proved to be a tipping point in American history, inspiring Montgomery’s African-American citizens to organize in non-violent protest under the leadership of

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Creative Colloquy Monthly Reading & Open Mic

February 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Even though February is proving to be a cold, windy and wet month, Creative Colloquy won’t let you suffer through it alone. Instead, we’re inviting you to our monthly reading and open mic on Monday, Feb. 20 at 7:00 p.m. We welcome writers and lovers of the literary craft to B Sharp Coffee House for

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Two-way traffic proposed for parts of Tacoma’s Point Defiance Park

February 23, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Metro Parks Tacoma seeks public input on two-way traffic proposals to streamline access to destinations within Point Defiance Park. A public meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the park’s Pagoda, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, is your chance to get the details and provide feedback.

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The Buddhist Way of Life: Refuge w. Optional Vow Ceremony

February 24, 2017 at 11:30 pm

We all have a transcendental nature, a spiritual dimension to our being. We experience it whenever we feel a moment of love for another being, a sense of inner peace, a moment’s joy. In those moments we are connecting with the pure nature of our mind, the potential within us for limitless love,

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The Covers

February 24, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Come in and party with The Covers! Playing all your favorite music from the 80’s, 90’s, & Top 40 Hits! Gonna be an awesome show—Don’t miss it!!

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Nite Wave

February 25, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Nite Wave, known for their high energy show, continues their 80’s dance ways with new songs and new moves! Most noted for being handpicked by Billy Idol to open for the legendary 80’s rocker at Showbox SoDo in October 2012, Nite Wave has help raise over $17,000 for local charities! Come get

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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

February 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story is a rock ‘n’ roll journey through the life of the legendary singer/songwriter Buddy Holly, who shot to stardom in 1957, only to be tragically killed in a plane crash two years later on the day legend says “the music died.” Buddy: The Buddy Holly Storyfeatures a

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Kareem Kandi Band

February 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm

“Jazz is the only purely American music and the one genre that has embraced elements of all musical forms. This is why it is always exciting to find young artists who push the boundaries to create their own unique style, and Kareem Kandi is one musician who does just that.“ The Weekly VolcanoA

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Film Awards Party hosted by The Grand Cinema

February 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Join The Grand Cinema for the party of the year, celebrating 2016’s most critically acclaimed films at a live viewing party for the 89th Academy Awards. The Grand brings the style and glamour of the Oscars ceremony to downtown Tacoma with a red carpet walk, professional photos at a stand and

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Meeting of the Bike Minds

February 28, 2017 at 5:45 pm

In preparation for the 10th annual Tacoma-Pierce County Bike Month this May, the City of Tacoma’s new Active Transportation Coordinator is hosting a Meeting of the Bike Minds! Bike Month as you know it would not exist without the biking community’s events, rides, and activities. Please join us

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Simon Youth Foundation Seeks Local Applicants for Scholarship Program

January 30, 2017 at 12:00 am

Each year, Simon Youth Foundation awards Simon Youth Community Scholarships to high school seniors in every community across the country that is home to Simon, Mills, or Premium Outlets malls. The application period has begun and ends on March 1, 2017.Students can apply online by visiting

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Natural Daylight: Solatube Lighting & DIY Install Demo

February 4, 2017 at 10:30 am

Does your home lack opportunities for natural lighting? Are you tired of living in the dark? If so, come check out this workshop on natural daylighting systems, including a DIY installation demonstration by experts with 22 years of experience in the field. Learn how to brighten up your space while

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Free Workshop: Organic Fruit Tree Selection & Care

February 11, 2017 at 10:30 am

Join experts from GardenSphere at this free workshop where you will learn tips and resources on how to select, plant, and grow organic fruit trees on your property. Topics will include:-Basic fruit tree knowledge and terminology-Selecting fruit trees for our South Puget Sound climate-General care

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Free Workshop: Early Gardens—Berries, Root Stock, Raised Beds

February 18, 2017 at 10:30 am

Join CSA gardener Sass Ruthven to learn more about food plant choices, growing tips, and reliable garden resources for summer gardens. Topics will include:-Raised beds and trellising: Advantages, preparation, and maintenance-Herbs that pack a punch of flavor for cooking, freezing, and drying-Early

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Free Workshop: Pruning & Care—Fruit Trees & Berry Bushes

February 18, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Learn how to prune and care for fruit trees and berry bushes to prevent costly errors and produce crops as nature intended!Topics include:-When and why to prune fruit trees-Structural pruning on young fruit trees-Plant care, health, and aesthetics-How to choose the right tool for the jobThis

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Free Workshop: Pruning & Care of Landscape Trees

February 25, 2017 at 10:30 am

At this free workshop you will learn how to “prune like a pro” and prevent costly errors, defects, high maintenance, and unsightly urban trees. Focus is on landscape trees.Topics will include:-Common pruning mistakes-When and why to prune-Structural pruning on young trees-what and why?-Plant health

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