Upcoming Events: May 2018

Bike Month Proclamation with City Council

May 1, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Join Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards and the Tacoma City Council for the reading of the Bike Month Proclamation, designating May 2015 as the 11th Annual Bike Month. Come show your love of bicycling in Tacoma, and thank our elected leaders for their support!

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University Chorale

May 1, 2018 at 8:00 pm

University Chorale

8 – 9:30pm
Location: MBR Music Center 330: Lagerquist Concert Hall
University Chorale Tickets: $10 general admission, $5 senior citizen (60+), military and PLU alumni, free to PLU community/students and 18 & under.

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Bike to Market Day

May 3, 2018 at 10:00 am

Open up the 2018 Broadway Farmers Market season by using your bipedal strength to arrive on a bicycle! It’s spring time, bees are buzzing, flowers are blooming, and if we are lucky, the sun could be shining! Help kick off Tacoma’s bike month by enjoying one of Tacoma’s best farmers markets in

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Spotlight Series: The Shape of Things

May 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm

The Shape of Things by Neil Labute

7:30 – 9:30pm
Location: Phillips Center: Studio Theatre, Phillips Center: Studio Theatre Lobby
The Shape of Things by Neil LaBute Spotlight Series - Directed by Tom Smith May 3 (Opening Night), May 4, 5 at 7:30pm: May 5 (Student Discount Performance),

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Ladies Night Open Shop At 2nd Cycle

May 4, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Ladies Night Open Shop is a FREE monthly event that provides women exclusive access to our open shop area. Participants have access to all full service bicycle repair tools and supplies, there will always be a certified female mechanic present to show you the steps! Bringing your own bike to work

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Clybourne Park

May 4, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play in 2009, Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris imagines the circumstances immediately (1959), and fifty years after (2009) the ending of Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking A Raisin in the Sun, New York Drama Circle’s Best Play of 1959.

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Crossing Crusades, Limberlost, Waking Things, & Hundred Loud

May 4, 2018 at 10:30 pm

The Top Two finalists from Last Years Puget Sound Battle of the Bands join up again, along with Waking Things and Hundred Loud to rock the mortar out of the brick walls at the Swiss on May 4th!! (Insert cheesy Star Wars pun)***** $8 cover at the door **** 9pm Limberlost 10pm Crossing Crusades 11pm

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Hunger Walk & 5K Run

May 5, 2018 at 8:00 am

Does a stroll through the park sound like a great way to spend your Saturday morning? At the Hunger Walk & 5K Run you can enjoy a morning of beautiful lake views and help your neighbors in need at the same time.
On May 5, Emergency Food Network is hosting the Hunger Walk & 5K Run at Fort Steilacoom

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Ladies First Ride

May 5, 2018 at 11:00 am

Let’s ride bikes, learn from each other, and have fun! This event is co-hosted by VeloFemmes and Ladies First and part of the Ride Like A Girl series. All of our events are free of charge and are open to all women + girls in the 253 Community. We will have healthy snacks and free give-aways: mini

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Kryboys

May 5, 2018 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 cover

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STEEL WHEEL Alleycat

May 6, 2018 at 3:00 pm

This event is brought to you by students from both iDEA High School and Major Taylor Project!
Ride your bike, answer trivia questions, earn points, win prizes!
This alleycat includes a industry / environment themed manifest.
Pre-meet at 2nd Cycle—3pm
Ride Starts—4pm
Raffle / Prizes—6pm
21+

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Dixie’s Tupperware Party

May 6, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, packed up her catalogues, left her children in an Alabama trailer park and took Off-Broadway by storm! Join Dixie as she travels the country throwing good ol’fashioned Tupperware Parties filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, FREE

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Grit City Think & Drink: The Pursuit of Happiness

May 8, 2018 at 6:30 pm

As the rainy winter months end, we are ready to shed the gloom and embrace the happiness of summer. But what else impacts happiness besides weather? In this Think and Drink, UW Tacoma Writing Studies professor Annie Nguyen will discuss a theme of many of her writing courses, the pursuit of

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University Symphony Orchestra

May 8, 2018 at 8:00 pm

University Symphony Orchestra

8 – 9:30pm
Location: MBR Music Center 330: Lagerquist Concert Hall
University Symphony Orchestra Verdi: Overture to The Force of Destiny New Work: Second Winner of the Student Composition Competition Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, op. 78 (“Organ”)

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National Bike to School Day

May 10, 2018 at 12:00 am

In coordination with the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Month, the first National Bike to School Day was celebrated on May 9, 2012. There were close to 1,000 local events in 49 states and the District of Columbia that joined together and encouraged children to safely bicycle or walk

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Staxx Brothers & Tiffany Wilson

May 11, 2018 at 9:00 pm

Hey Tacoma! RLM Entertainment brings to you a powerhouse lineup with two Seattle based bands that really bring the house down! The Staxx Brothers are a high energy American band, hailing from Seattle, Washington, that has spent the last seven years crafting an incredible new sound they’ve branded

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Neighborhood Cruise with Kidical Mass Tacoma

May 12, 2018 at 11:00 am

This is a Slow Roll style bike ride for families, neighbors, and friends. Everyone is invited. Ride starts at 2nd Cycle. We’ll be stopping to hang out at People’s Park, Ferry Park, Zina’s Place, and basically just enjoying the Hilltop neighborhood by bike. Do you play an instrument? Bring it! The

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Explore Tacoma’s Titlow Park waterfront, natural areas during May 12 public meeting

May 12, 2018 at 10:00 am

Tour Tacoma’s Titlow Park waterfront and visit its natural areas during a special Metro Parks event at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at 8425 Sixth Ave. The goal is to gather input on Metro Park Tacoma’s efforts to make parts of the 75-acre park more publicly accessible while restoring and

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Letter Carriers’ Food Drive

May 12, 2018 at 12:00 am

How does the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive work in Pierce County?
1. Leave a bag of non-perishable food at your mailbox on May 12.
2. Your postal carrier or a volunteer will pick it up.
3. EFN distributes the food to our neighbors in need in Pierce County.
For more information visit

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Spazmatics

May 12, 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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VeloFemmes do CycloFemme 2018

May 13, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Tacoma is part of the international movement called CycloFemme, aimed at getting women on bikes. Our ride is slow and flat (1 out of 3 bikes) on Tacoma’s waterfront. We want to make sure everyone can join us!It’s mother’s day—bring your mom!

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University Wind Ensemble

May 13, 2018 at 3:00 pm

University Wind Ensemble

3 – 4:30pm
Location: MBR Music Center 330: Lagerquist Concert Hall
University Wind Ensemble Concert will feature a collaboration with the choirs for the purpose of a CD recording. Featured works will include Johannes Brahm’s Begrabnisgesang and a new

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Kareem Kandi World Orchestra featuring Brian Lynch

May 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Music Fans,The Kareem Kandi World Orchestra will be performing at The Swiss Restaurant & Pub in Tacoma WA on Sunday May 13th. This particular concert will feature the Grammy award winning trumpeter Brian Lynch. I’ll be joined by John Hansen on piano, Michael Glynn on bass, and Julian MacDonough on

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University Concert Band

May 16, 2018 at 8:00 pm

University Concert Band

8 – 9:30pm
Location: MBR Music Center 330: Lagerquist Concert Hall
University Concert Band Admission is free, no ticket required.

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Experience Tesla with New Tech Northwest

May 17, 2018 at 5:00 pm

You and a guest are invited to an exclusive evening at Tesla Bellevue 20th Street. Join us to celebrate New Tech Northwest’s 5th year anniversary with appetizers, drinks, a live DJ and Tesla drive demonstrations.
During the event, you will have the opportunity learn about the latest Tesla

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Bike to Work Day 2

May 18, 2018 at 7:00 am

May is Bike Month all over the world - but the best celebration is right here in Tacoma!On May 18th we are welcoming everyone who rides a bike in Tacoma to join us at People’s Park to eat muffins, drink coffee, and get stoked about biking. Whether you bike to work, school, the grocery store, the

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Bike to Work Day

May 18, 2018 at 7:00 am

May is Bike Month all over the world - but the best celebration is right here in Tacoma!

On May 18th we are welcoming everyone who rides a bike in Tacoma to join us at People’s Park to eat muffins, drink coffee, and get stoked about biking. Whether you bike to work, school, the grocery store,

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Alex Jones: Forestine Wise Monsen

May 18, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Alex Jones: Forestine Wise Monsen

8 – 9pm
Location: MBR Music Center 330: Lagerquist Concert Hall
Alex Jones, Piano - Forestine Wise Monsen Memorial Scholarship Recital. Forestine Wise Monsen was the inspiration for this memorial scholarship. A lifelong music student and teacher, she

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Alex Jones: Forestine Wise Monsen

May 18, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Alex Jones: Forestine Wise Monsen

8 – 9pm
Location: MBR Music Center 330: Lagerquist Concert Hall
Alex Jones, Piano - Forestine Wise Monsen Memorial Scholarship Recital. Forestine Wise Monsen was the inspiration for this memorial scholarship. A lifelong music student and teacher, she

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Seattle Pro Musica Presents: Sacred Ground

May 18, 2018 at 8:00 pm

“Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Mother Earth, who sustains us and governs us.”
— St. Francis of Assisi Sacred Ground focuses on choral music that explores our spiritual relationship with the natural world. The program includes Canticle of the Sun, a 2014 work by Estonian composer

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HONK! Showcase: Tacoma

May 18, 2018 at 9:00 pm

We’re excited to bring the party down to TACOMA on May 18th for a special HONK! Showcase.Featuring:8-BIT BRASS BAND NEON BRASS PARTY ARTESIAN RUMBLE ARKESTRA CHAOTIC NOISE MARCHING CORPS Music starts at 9:00PM $8 cover The Swiss: 1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402 The Swiss Restaurant & Pub is

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The Hidden History of Old Town’s Landscape

May 19, 2018 at 11:00 am

Job Carr could have chosen many locations for settlement in the Commencement Bay area - why did he choose Old Town?Join us for a vigorous walking tour of Old Town as we envision how it was when Job arrived. This one-hour hike will explore the site of Job’s cry of Eureka! at his discovery of a

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Foothills Trail Grand Opening & Ride

May 19, 2018 at 9:00 am

This ride is open to all bikers to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Foothills Trail from Puyallup to Buckley. Meet at the Puyallup trailhead before 9:00am. Ride starts 9:00 - 9:00 additional start location: Orting Clock Tower Ride to South Prairie along the Foothills Trail. A perfect mix of

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South Sound Saxophone Ensemble

May 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm

South Sound Saxophone Ensemble
1 – 2:30pm
Location: MBR Music Center 330: Lagerquist Concert Hall
South Sound Saxophone Ensemble Admission is free, no ticket required.

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Seattle Pro Musica Presents: Sacred Ground

May 19, 2018 at 8:00 pm

“Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Mother Earth, who sustains us and governs us.”
— St. Francis of Assisi Sacred Ground focuses on choral music that explores our spiritual relationship with the natural world. The program includes Canticle of the Sun, a 2014 work by Estonian composer

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Harmonious Funk at The Swiss!

May 19, 2018 at 9:00 pm

Get ready to dance with Harmonious Funk!! They are one of the Northwest Premier show Bands that have been captivating audiences, and keeping people dancing as soon as they hit Stage. So come grab a drink and dance the night away!

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Tour De Donut

May 20, 2018 at 9:00 am

Inspired by rides of a similar name across the nation, this fun, no-drop 28 mile ride around Tacoma features the best donut spots in town. Pace will be 10-12mph. Do you have the stomach to eat a cake doughnut with sprinkles at EACH stop—and keep them down until the conclusion of the ride? If you

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South Sound Green Tour (Tacoma)

May 20, 2018 at 11:00 am

On May 20th, the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild is hosting the South Sound Green Tour! Tacoma will feature sustainable sites around the city that demonstrate creative andinnovative ways to have a more environmentally friendly home or business. TheTour will guide attendees through sites all over the

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Yard Sale Fundraiser

May 19, 2018 at 9:00 am

Our annual yard sale fundraiser is just around the corner! The yard sale will occur at 2214 Capitol Way S, Olympia, WA, 98501. Please drop by to enjoy a friendly environment where exchanging of material items will occur. Everyone is Welcome

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Puget Sound Music For Youth Association

May 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Come check out some local youth talent! Puget Sound Music For Youth Association is having a showcase with bands such as: Alexander Enger & The Mayors and Area 51 for starters! Come show your support and get ready to have some fun!

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Business Killers Workshop

May 24, 2018 at 9:00 am

Join us for an exclusive intimate workshop to help you avoid the seven most crucial legal, tax and business operations mistakes that young companies make.
At this workshop you’ll learn from Summit Law and Bader Martin, firms with the bandwidth to help address the most significant threats these

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How To Transform Your Life

May 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Our life is in a constant state of change. We are always growing as people, one way or another. In this series, inspired by the teachings of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, we will look at how to direct our growth in the most meaningful ways.“We can transform our life from a state of misery into

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Old Places, New Spaces: Preservation Month Ride

May 25, 2018 at 5:15 pm

A bike ride of Tacoma’s adaptively reused bike trails, including the Prairie Line Trail, Foss Esplanade, and the Water Flume Line Trail. Ride leaders will provide background on the history of these places, as well as information on their transformation into new public spaces. The event starts

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Joytribe, Velocity, & Martial Law at The Swiss

May 25, 2018 at 9:00 pm

RLM Entertainment presents 3 great bands at The Swiss! 9pm Marshall Law 10pm Velocity 11pm JoyTribe $8 coverAbout: World Infused Funk rises out of JoyTribe, a 5 piece band hailing from Portland, OR. Led by frontwoman and multi-instrumentalist Chelsea Luker, the band has been rocking the NW for 4

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Port of Tacoma Bike Tour

May 26, 2018 at 11:00 am

Feel the sea breeze, smell the tar on the railroad ties, and hear the osprey calling overhead as we bicycle a casino tour in the Port of Tacoma. We’ll start at the Puyallup Tribe’s current Emerald Queen Hotel and Casino, ride out to the original paddle boat casino, and learn about current local

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80s Costume Ball with Hairstorm!

May 26, 2018 at 9:00 pm

HAIRSTORM and The Swiss are at it again! The 80’s was such a fun and rocking decade. The clothes, the hairstyle, and the music! IT ROCKED! Enjoy another rocking 80’s night with HAIRSTORM at the SWISS in Tacoma and be in your best 80’s outfit to play for more great prizes from The Swiss. Then rock

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Full Moon Ride (VeloFemmes)

May 29, 2018 at 9:00 pm

Tacoma Women. Riding Bikes. Having Fun. Meet us at the goddesses at Wright Park (where Yakima and Division meet) for a spooky 10 mile ride around Tacoma while the moon shines.

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Bike to a Business, Hub to Hub (VeloFemmes)

May 30, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Tacoma Women. Riding Bikes. Having Fun. We will do a ride across the bridge to The Hub-Gig Harbor (10% off food) and then back to The Hub-Tacoma for a $2.00 beer (Bike to business deal for a May). Mileage is about 20 miles with some hills. This is a no drop ride. We should return before it gets

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Trails & Ales

May 31, 2018 at 6:00 pm

Say #Cheers2Trails while listening to a panel discussion on how our region’s trail network will be built out and maintained. At this year’s event, you can also meet and chat with the Mt. Rainier National Park Superintendent Chip Jenkins.

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Bike Everywhere Challenge: Ride and Win!

May 1, 2018 at 12:00 am

2018 Bike Everywhere Challenge: Team Captain Sign-up

This May, celebrate the tenth annual Bike Month in Tacoma and Pierce County, where many bicycle-related activities and events are planned to engage the community in bicycling resources. The programming is for people of all ages and skill levels,

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Bike to a Business - The Hub

May 1, 2018 at 12:00 am

Downtown On the Go has partnered with The Hub, and they are offering a FIRST HARMON PINT FOR $2.00 when you arrive by bike during the month of May! 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 local

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Buy Indian Art | Lord Krishna Paintings Online | Watercolor Painting

June 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Global Art Vision is well known for its canvas oil artwork for creating devotional images such as lord krishna paintings defining indian art exclusively.

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