Upcoming Events: March 2017

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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The Nasty Habits

March 3, 2017 at 9:00 pm

The Nasty Habits is a mostly 80’s dance band covering genres ranging from synthpop to punk. All of the songs we play carry familiar dance energy, structures and details and are meant to keep people dancing all night. We play at bars, casinos, outdoor events, and more and if you’ve been to one of

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The Nasty Habits

March 3, 2017 at 9:00 pm

The Nasty Habits is a mostly 80’s dance band covering genres ranging from synthpop to punk. All of the songs we play carry familiar dance energy, structures and details and are meant to keep people dancing all night. We play at bars, casinos, outdoor events, and more and if you’ve been to one of

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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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10th Anniversary South Sound Sustainability Expo

March 4, 2017 at 10:00 am

10th Anniversary South Sound Sustainability Expo - Saturday March 4, 2017 from 10AM - 3PM at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center and Tollefson Plaza. Free Admission. This free public event connects local residents and business owners with services, products, companies and agencies that

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Ešenvald: Nordic Light Symphony

March 4, 2017 at 8:00 pm

US premiere performance of the “Nordic Light Symphony” by Latvian composer Eriks Esenvalds featuring the University Symphony Orchestra, Choir of the West, and the Choral Union.
General admission $15 | Military, 55+, Alumni $10 | PLU and 18 and younger $5

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Kryboys

March 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! $10.00 cover charge

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Tacoma Buddhist Temple to hold popular Sukiyaki Dinner

March 5, 2017 at 11:00 am

Get ready to enjoy Japanese food specialties at the Tacoma Buddhist Temple’s annual Sukiyaki Dinner. This popular community event features sukiyaki, a Japanese hot pot of thinly sliced beef, onions, transparent noodles, tofu, onions and other vegetables in a savory broth. Temple volunteers cook

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ACM 5th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION-MONTHLY

March 5, 2017 at 10:00 pm

It’s a whole year of celebration!On the 5th day of each month, ACM will be offering a $5 discount on all admission tickets, 20% off Individual through Gold Key memberships and a “special perk” that will change each month. Don’t miss a single one of these celebration year specials! March

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St. Patty’s Day Dash Sign Up

March 8, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Come in and sign up for the St. Patty’s Day Dash, the largest single distance run in Seattle!The F5 St. Patrick’s Day Dash partners with the Detlef Schrempf Foundation to raise money and awareness for Northwest children’s charities through this fun and festive annual race. Whether you run, jog,

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New Tech Tacoma

March 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm

You MUST Register on the NTNW website. Registration includes quality connections, snacks and a hosted bar. More than just a meetup, we’re a community that loves and supports people, the Northwest and tech. New Tech Tacoma is breaking down the silos and bringing together the smart, fun, creative

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Echo Shot & St. John’s Prophets

March 9, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Echo Shot and St. John’s Prophets are live at the Swiss Pub. Thursday night from 9-11.Echo Shot is a reggae, ska, punk band that’s been local to Washington since 2013. St. John’s Prophets are an alternative rock band dipped in blues and drenched in the rain of Washington state.

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Godspell

March 10, 2017 at 7:30 am

A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a variety of games, storytelling techniques, and comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs are employed from pop to vaudeville as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper

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Manhattan Transfer & Take 6: The Summit

March 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Combining forces for the first time, The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 - two of the most acclaimed, award-winning vocal groups in pop music - create an unforgettable concert event that will thrill audiences of all ages. Between them, the two groups boast a remarkable 20 Grammy Awards, and a range

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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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Godspell

March 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm

A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a variety of games, storytelling techniques, and comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs are employed from pop to vaudeville as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper

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The Spazmatics

March 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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PLU’s University Wind Ensemble

March 12, 2017 at 8:00 pm

As part of Music in Schools month, PLU’s University Wind Ensemble gives a joint concert with Joint Base Lewis-McCord Army Band, performing ‘Hymn To The Fallen’ from Saving Private Ryan by John Williams, ‘Apocalyptic Dreams’ by David Gillingham and ‘Symphonic Metamorphosis’ by Paul Hindemith.

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The Kareem Kandi Band w/Tracy Knoop

March 12, 2017 at 9:00 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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Grit City Think & Drink: The Healing Power of Music

March 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm

The Healing Power of MusicAs the language of the heart, music heals our bodies and our souls. Oliver Sacks once wrote, because “music can pierce the heart directly,” we may feel “pain and grief more intensely,” but also “solace and consolation at the same time” (Musicophilia). Because

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Gallery Opening - Migration by Matthew Olds

March 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Artist Matthew Olds looks into the relationship of people moving through places from the Tacoma area, to current desperate global migrations, and ultimately the journey from life to death. Video, paintings, and site-specific sculptural installations, create a dynamic multi-media visual conversation

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Food: Too Good to Waste Workshop

March 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Free and open to everyone!In Tacoma and throughout the US, the issue of wasted food is much bigger than most people realize. Each year, the average Tacoman throws away 300 lbs. of once edible food, and the average family of four spends $1,600 on food that goes to waste. This not only wastes money

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History Happy Hour

March 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm

History Happy Hour: Trivia NightFree and open to the public. Test Your Knowledge of State and City Trivia!Prizes!Presented by the Washington State History Museum, the City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Office, and Tacoma Historical Society Questions? Contact Lauren Hoogkamer at

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Jazz Ensemble - Duke Ellington

March 15, 2017 at 8:00 pm

The University Jazz Ensemble and University Chorale perform selections from Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts. Professor of Religion Doug Oakman will speak, highlighting the intersection of faith and music.
General Admission $8 | Military, 55+, & Alumni $5 | PLU & 18 and younger, Free

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Housing is the Foundation for Wholeness

March 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Associated Ministries’ CommunityQuarterly Meeting

Learn How People of Faith and Goodwill Can Impact Homelessness.

People of faith and goodwill are invited to attend an interactive learning session on Thursday, March 16th from 4-6pm, located at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 7410

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C U Next Tuesday & Klondike Kate

March 16, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Klondike Kate is a female power punk duo w/two different lead vocals. Kate on drums and Brenda on bass.C U Next Tuesday is self classified as a grungy riot grrrrl band consisting of 3 members. While does the singing and guitar, she is backed up by Jasey on bass and Zach on drums.

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An Evening with John Cleese

March 17, 2017 at 7:30 pm

John Cleese made his mark as a founding member of the legendary Monty Python troupe in the 1960s. He has gone on to write, produce, direct, and star in an abundance of comedic hits, including the British sitcomFawlty Towers and the filmA Fish Called Wanda, for which he received an Oscar nomination

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Bellydance Evolution: Alice in Wonderland

March 17, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Bellydance Evolution takes a revolutionary approach to the whimsical tale Alice in Wonderland, re-imagining the colorful, iconic – and dare we say, “mad” – characters through the language of world fusion dance. Be inspired and journey deep into the mysterious world of Wonderland! Called

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Godspell

March 17, 2017 at 7:30 pm

A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a variety of games, storytelling techniques, and comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs are employed from pop to vaudeville as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper

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80’s Costume Ball w/ Hairstorm

March 17, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Party hard at St. Patrick’s Day with HAIRSTORM at The Swiss in Tacoma. Rock out in your best 80’s attire and The Swiss will give away gift cards and cool Jameson swag! On top of that, the band will also be giving away some rocking Hairstorm swag!March 17 - Friday 9pm to 1am $8 Cover HAIRSTORM

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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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Flea Market and Fieldhouse Full of Awesome Stuff!

March 18, 2017 at 8:00 am

Rummage Sale + Vintage/Antiques Show + Arts & Crafts Fair = FLEA MARKET & FIELDHOUSE FULL OF AWESOME STUFF! March 18, 8-4 p.m. at the University of Puget Sound campus in Tacoma. $5 entry starting at 9:30 a.m. $10 for early entry at 8 a.m. $5 antiques evaluations from 10-2 p.m. Entry fees go

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Craft Saturday

March 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Drop by Job Carr Cabin Museum for our monthly Craft Saturday event, 1-4pm. Activities are designed for children ages 3-9 and their families. Ring in Spring: On 3/18, we’ll be making a spring bell craft.
Admission to the Museum and all events are “pay as you can.”

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Family STEAM DAY- Robotic Vehicles

March 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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Puget Sound Firefighters Pipes & Drums

March 18, 2017 at 6:15 pm

Join us for the Puget Sound Firefighters Pipes and Drums as they honor The Swiss with a unique and authentic musical performance. They will be performing for just one hour so make sure you’re not late for this one of a kind experience! Donations will be accepted for the duration of the show.

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Godspell

March 18, 2017 at 7:30 pm

A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a variety of games, storytelling techniques, and comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs are employed from pop to vaudeville as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper

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Dance Factory

March 18, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Come on out and witness Dance Factory’s EPIC encore return to the Swiss in Tacoma! Please Share, invite and make plans with everyone you know to party the night away with us at The Swiss Saturday, March 18th! Peace!

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Godspell

March 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm

A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a variety of games, storytelling techniques, and comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs are employed from pop to vaudeville as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper

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Puget Sound Music For Youth Association

March 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm

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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Creative Colloquy Three Year Anniversary Celebration!

March 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Join Creative Colloquy in celebrating its three-year anniversary and the return of Spring at a special monthly reading and open mic event on 20 March. Festivities will include 5 featured readers followed by an open mic opportunity, raffle, cake and more. Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall

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Talk to a Trainer Tuesday

March 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Lean Body Lifestyles invites you to our monthly open house! Drop in and ask your fitness-related questions, learn tips for making at-home workouts more effective, and get demonstrations of new exercises and stretches tailored to you. Information: events@leanbodylifestyles.com

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Rascal Martinez

March 22, 2017 at 8:00 pm

West Coast Tour!Singer/Songwriter Rascal Martinez and his brother, Marcello Sanchez, hail from Denver, CO. The two brothers grew up in a small Nebraska town, where they went from recording albums in a home basement studio to the professional studios of Nashville, Tennessee.The duo perform a mix of

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Hellport & Dire Fire

March 23, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Hellport and Dire Fire are live at the Swiss Pub March 23rd from 9 to 11Hellport creates industrial metal from Hell. Dire Fire is a psychedelic rock band taking different influence and styles and combining them together to create an original sound.

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80’s Invasion

March 24, 2017 at 9:00 pm

80s Invasion takes the music of the ‘80s very seriously. This is the music we listened to on our original Sony Walkmen, the bands whose names we stenciled on our pee-chees, jeans, Nikes, and in some cases, all over town. When MTV first came around, these were the bands whose videos we watched all

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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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Day of Service Free Legal Clinic for Veterans

March 25, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Veterans, active military members and family can get help with divorce, including parenting plans and spousal maintenance, at a free lunch/workshop and legal clinic on Saturday, March 25, 2017, sponsored by the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association’s Volunteer Legal Services Program, the Washington

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Davina & The Vagabonds

March 25, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Davina & The Vagabonds have created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, top level musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Davina Sowers’ commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha

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Harmonious Funk

March 25, 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!

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Dace’s Rock-n-more Recital

March 26, 2017 at 2:30 am

Dac’es Rock ‘n’ More Music Academy’s March Rockcital @ the Swiss in Tacoma!2 Shows, 14 Bands First show: 12:30 PM, Second show: 3:30 PM All Ages, Bar with IDEat dinner, grab a drink and listen to Rock ‘n’ More students of all ages perform the songs they’ve been working on all quarter! Lineup

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Caring Bunny at Tacoma Mall

March 26, 2017 at 9:00 am

Join us on Sunday, March 26, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. for our Caring Bunny event where we provide a subdued and welcoming environment for children with special needs and their families. To reserve your spot, visit www.shoptacomamall.eventbrite.com.

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Kidical Mass Tacoma: South Tacoma, West to East Ride

March 26, 2017 at 11:00 am

Kidical Mass Tacoma is a monthly bike ride for kids and their families. We ride in the street and follow the Rules of the Road, stopping to regroup so no one gets lost or left behind. Helmets and adult supervision are required.

At 11am on Sunday March 26, our ride will begin at the STAR Center

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Facing Aging and Death with Grace: A Buddhist Perspective on Dying

March 26, 2017 at 10:00 am

One of the few certainties in life is death. Despite this undeniable truth, few of us give it a moment’s thought until it is too late. Think about what it would be like to discover how coming to terms with our mortality enriches our life and enables us to face the inevitable with dignity,

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Free Bicycle Maintenance Class

March 29, 2017 at 6:30 pm

How do I fix a flat tire? Adjust the brakes? Why is my chain always coming off? There are a variety of things that you can do to make your bike work better and help you to really enjoy your cycling experience. This informative clinic takes you through the most common bicycle problems that can occur

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Insider Talk - Bakery Truck

March 30, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Sandy Olson will speak about his 1931 Twin Coach Helms Bakery Truck, which has been loaned for the Tools of the Trade – Powering the Working Class exhibit. He will also discuss the Fageol brothers and their contribution to the development of early trucks and buses. Included with Museum admission

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13 Scars & Daniel the Dreamer

March 30, 2017 at 12:30 pm

13 Scars and Daniel the Dreamer are live at the Swiss Pubon the 30th, from 9 to 11.13 Scars is a legendary local Tacoma punk band with members tracing their roots in the Northwest Punk scene all the way back to 1984. Daniel the Dreamer is a psychedelic concoction of punk, blues and hip-hop.

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Learn about plans to curb algae blooms at Tacoma’s Wapato Lake

March 30, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Metro Parks Tacoma plans to treat Wapato Lake later this spring to reduce public exposure to toxic algae. The blue-green algae blooms can be harmful to people and pets; this has prompted frequent health warnings when weather is warmer. The public is invited to learn and ask questions about the alum

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Kryboys

March 31, 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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Gallery - Migration by Matthew Olds

March 15, 2017 at 8:00 pm

The places we are from, the places we are now, directly contribute to the people we have become and ultimately, where we will go. Artist Matthew Olds looks into the relationship of people moving through places from the Tacoma area, to current desperate global migrations, and ultimately the journey

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Easter Bunny Photos at Tacoma Mall

March 24, 2017 at 12:00 am

Take treasured snapshots with the Easter Bunny from Friday, March 24 to Saturday, April 15. He’ll be waiting for you near JCPenney Court. Simply go to simon.noerrbunny.com and reserve your appointment for a photo with the fluffy one ahead of time.

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Monty Python’s Spamalot

March 31, 2017 at 7:30 pm

This outrageous musical parody tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Embarking on their quest to find the Holy Grail, the Knights’ shenanigans include flying cows, beautiful show girls, killer rabbits, and flatulent Frenchmen – all while performing

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