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Special Event: Magic, Community Event
Sleight of Hand: Magic and Spiritualism in the Early 20th Century
Sleight of Hand: Magic and Spiritualism in the Early 20th Century, August 4, 2018-January 20, 2019 What is magic? Is it the magician who levitates a woman above the darkened stage of the Pantages Theater? The medium who gazes into the depths of Commenceme...
Washington State History Museum
Tacoma, WA

Thu 9/20/18 - Sun 1/20/19 at 10am-5pm
Art: Art Show
Exhibit: "The Garden of Earthly Delights: Recent Work by Mark Hoppmann"
Working from his studio in Tacoma Washington, Mark Hoppmann is a multi-media artist working primarily in watercolor, India ink, and graphite. He studied art for one year in Florence, Italy, before graduating from Drake University in 1978 with a B.F.A. in g...
University of Puget Sound – Collins Memorial Library
Tacoma, WA

Thu 9/20/18 - Sun 10/14/18
Talks & Readings: Family/Child (Books)
Museum Fun Days: International Dot Day
A favorite children's book among our staff and beloved by children around the world, The Dot tells the story of Vashti, a girl who begins a journey of self-discovery after her teacher challenges her to make her mark. Join us for International Dot Day, cel...
Children's Museum of Tacoma
Tacoma, WA

Thu 9/20/18 - Mon 9/24/18 at 10am-4pm
Art: Drawings/Works on Paper
Erin Wetzel's Illustrations
Erin Wetzel's watercolor illustrations feature whimsical storybook scenes and original animal characters. Her work is both contemporary and nostalgic, capturing scenes that occur locally within the Pacific Northwest but are so relatable that they could hap...
Catholic Community Services
Tacoma, WA

Thu 9/20/18 - Tue 10/30/18 at 8am-5pm
Theater: Dance Play, Drama
Chinese Warriors of Peking
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 Chines...
Rialto Theatre
Tacoma, WA

Thu 9/20/18 at 7:30pm
Special Event: Community Event
Cold Frame Seed Box Making Workshop
What is a cold frame? A bottomless box with transparent lid that keeps your seed starts and veggies growing further into the cold season. Join us at the History Museum with special guests from Earthwise Architectural Salvage and fashion a cold frame of you...
Washington State History Museum
Tacoma, WA

Thu 9/20/18 at 6pm-8pm
Special Event: Benefit/Fundraiser, Community Event, Social Event, Circus
Greater Tacoma Peace Prize Annual Laureate Recognition Banquet
The Greater Tacoma Peace Prize Annual Laureate Recognition Banquet will be held on Thursday, September 20th, at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU). We will gather at PLU's Chris Knutzen Hall located in the Anderson University Center. Doors open at 5:30pm, p...
Pacific Lutheran University – Anderson University Center
Tacoma, WA

Thu 9/20/18 at 5:30pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
How to Transform Your Life
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. Let's expl...
Meditate in Tacoma
Tacoma, WA

Thu 9/20/18 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 9/27/18 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 10/4/18 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 10/11/18 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 10/18/18 at 7pm-8:15pm
Special Event: Community Event
Learning Lounge
Looking for a relaxed space to work or study? The Learning Lounge has everything you need, from laptops to collaborative workspaces and friendly librarians who can guide your research or tackle tech questions. Healthy snacks will keep you sharp all afterno...
Summit Library
Tacoma, WA

Thu 9/20/18 at 3:30pm-5:30pm
Thu 9/27/18 at 3:30pm-5:30pm
Special Event: Community Event
Libraries Transform Tacoma
Tacoma Public Library is hosting conversations with people from our community. Each one is a chance for us to better understand people’s aspirations for our community, the concerns you have and what you believe might make a difference in strengthening the ...
Bay Terrace Apartments
Tacoma, WA

Thu 9/20/18 at 6pm-7:30pm
Sports: Hiking, Rock Climbing, Kayaking
Tacoma Mountaineers Open House
Join us to learn about The Mountaineers, ask questions of activity leaders, talk to other outdoor enthusiasts, and hear about the recent thrilling exploits of some of our member's summer outings. Several participants from many of our courses will share pho...
Tacoma Mountaineers
Tacoma, WA

Thu 9/20/18 at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Special Event: Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology
Tech Help
Technology got you down? Frustrated? We’re here to help. Bring your questions and devices, and dedicated staff will help you with your tech-related problems.
Parkland/Spanaway Library
Tacoma, WA

Thu 9/20/18 at 4pm-6pm
Thu 9/27/18 at 4pm-6pm
Comedy: Stand Up Comedy
The Virzi Triplets - One Night Only
You've seen them on America's Got Talent, ABC, NBC, and Hulu now see them live. The Virzi Triplets will be in Tacoma for one night only. Alex, Mitchell, and Sean Virzi are identical triplets and stand-up comedians born and raised in Los Angeles. Their e...
Tacoma Comedy Club
Tacoma, WA

Thu 9/20/18 at 7:30pm-9:30pm
Special Event: Community Event
Third Thursday
See the new exhibition Two Centuries of Glass as well as Make/Do: A History of Creative Reuse, and Sleight of Hand: Magic and Spiritualism in the Twentieth Century. The new museum store, The Goods at the Museum, will be open too! Third Thursday is generous...
Washington State History Museum
Tacoma, WA

Thu 9/20/18 at 3pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Writing Our History: Pierce County
HistoryLink and Artifacts Consulting are proud to present the Pierce County: Writing Our History speaker series on the third Thursdays of September, October, and November. On September 20, Michael Sullivan and Amber Brock will present, “VISUALIZE TACOMA: T...
Pythian Temple
Tacoma, WA

Thu 9/20/18 at 6pm
Music: Classical
Andrew Koch, organist
Andrew Koch, organist, plays works by Bernardo Storace, J. S. Bach, Johannes Brahms and Toni Zahnbrecher on the renowned John Brombaugh pipe organ. Mr. Koch is a doctoral student in organ performance at the University of Washington, and is Organist at St. ...
Christ Episcopal Church Tacoma
Tacoma, WA

Fri 9/21/18 at 12:10pm-1pm
Special Event: General, Business, Education
BeGes Toastmaster Club
Want to improve your communication, public speaking, and/or leadership skills? Toastmasters is for you. The BeGes Toastmaster Club was started by employees of The Business Examiner (BE) and GeoEngineers (GE) in Tacoma, WA. Since then we have diversified...
Tacoma, WA

Fri 9/21/18 at 12pm-1pm
Fri 9/28/18 at 12pm-1pm
Fri 10/5/18 at 12pm-1pm
Fri 10/12/18 at 12pm-1pm
Fri 10/19/18 at 12pm-1pm
Special Event: Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi
Body & Brain: Mindful Movement
Do you want to improve your mind/body connection and energy? Join this new series of classes at the Point Defiance/Ruston Senior Center. Classes will incorporate stretching, tapping, breathing and meditation activities to release tension and increase the e...
Ruston Meal Site at Pt. Defiance-Ruston Senior Center
Tacoma, WA

Fri 9/21/18 at 1:30pm-2:30pm
Fri 9/28/18 at 1:30pm-2:30pm
Fri 10/5/18 at 1:30pm-2:30pm
Fri 10/12/18 at 1:30pm-2:30pm
Fri 10/19/18 at 1:30pm-2:30pm
Theater: Musical
Disney Newsies at Tacoma Musical Playhouse
Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from a...
Tacoma Musical Playhouse
Tacoma, WA

Fri 9/21/18 at 7:30pm-10pm
Comedy: Stand Up Comedy
Laughing Mater September Comedy Showcase
Some say laughter is the best medicine and they’re not wrong. They’re not 100% right, but also not wrong. In the beautiful wooded and green backdrop of Alma Mater’s Honey cafe on every third Friday, you can come get the best and only medicine we are techni...
Alma Mater Tacoma
Tacoma, WA

Fri 9/21/18 at 8pm-10pm

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