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January 2018
$14
Jan
20

PlayDates: Toys from the WSHS Collection

January 20 @ 10:00 am - July 15 @ 5:00 pm

1911 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, 98402

While the ways in which children play has changed over time, toys are and have always been an important part of the lives of Washingtonians. PlayDates celebrates some of the most popular toys in America through a look into the collections of the Washington State Historical Society. Decades of fun are represented through playsets, games, and things that "go." See toys in the context of turn-of-the-century decorative arts as you step Into a historic re-creation of a children's nursery, too.…

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$14
Jan
30

Washington: My Home

January 30 @ 10:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm

1911 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, 98402

NOW OPEN! The Great Hall of Washington History’s newest permanent exhibit focuses on Washington immigration and migration stories. Listen to first person recordings, see and touch artifacts, and imagine yourself in someone else’s shoes as you learn about the many different people who have made our state their home. Join us on January 18 for a ribbon cutting ceremony and opening program with Washington State Governor Jay Inslee. See WashingtonHistory.org for details.

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February 2018
$14
Feb
16

TOYTOPIA

February 16 @ 10:00 am - June 10 @ 5:00 pm

1911 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, 98402

Play your way down Memory Lane! Learn about the origins of toys, who made them, and why they are fun and dear to us. Discover why some toys succeeded and some failed and which toys have become collector’s items and why. Toytopia satisfies the curiosity of visitors of all ages with beautiful, compelling and informative displays. But it’s not just about toys—it’s about how we play. Challenge friends to beat your top score in our video arcade filled with games…

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Feb
22

Equity Happy Hour

February 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

2101 Jefferson Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402

A few friends were talking and we thought, Wouldn’t it be great to get together with other folks who care about racial equity and radical inclusion and environmental justice and LGBTQ+ rights and affordable housing for all and any number of other equity issues? So that’s what we’re doing. Whether you know everyone doing equity work in Tacoma and Pierce County already or just moved here yesterday, join us for the first Equity Happy Hour. Let’s talk and laugh, let’s…

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Free
Feb
22

Transform Theater District: Community Event

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

924 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402

TRANSFORM is a project by Pierce Transit, City of Tacoma and Broadway Center For The Performing Arts, aimed at revitalizing Tacoma’s Theater District. The idea is to develop a plan to redesign the transportation and cultural hub framed by 9th and 11th Streets between Broadway and Pacific Avenue into a vibrant district at the core of our Downtown. Join us for this free community event to review the plan development and give input. We would love to hear your opinions…

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$20 - $25
Feb
22

History After Hours: Press Play

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

1911 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, 98402

The 2018 History After Hours series kicks off with fun and games for ages 21+. Enjoy the new exhibition Toytopia while games take over the entire museum for the evening! Ever dream of being Tom Hanks in the movie Big? This is your chance to ask Zoltar for your fortune and play Chopsticks on a giant floor piano! Think you can make it all the way to Oregon without dying of dysentery? Play the original Oregon Trail video game on…

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Free - $60
Feb
23

Destiny City Film Festival

February 23 - February 25

2611 N Proctor
Tacoma, WA 98407 United States

The Destiny City Film Festival is Tacoma’s foremost celebration of cinematic storytelling dedicated to building an engaged community through shared experience. DCFF is a homegrown, true-Tacoma event, inspired by our city’s nickname – The City of Destiny – and is built to showcase the best independent films from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The 3-day festival will include high-quality film programming for all ages and demographics, a free screenwriting panel, filmmaker Q&As, Free Family Films, and more!

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Free
Feb
23

Friday Festival: Art, Theater, and Music of the Human Journey

February 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

309 4th St NE
Puyallup, WA

Join us for a free, family friendly event. Agenda for the night: 6:00 - 6:40 Island of Hope, a Living Voices multimedia theatrical production about immigration of early 1900’s Ellis Island • The fears and dreams of every hopeful American immigrant. Presented by the two time Governor’s Award for Educational Arts Organization LIVING VOICES 6:45 – 7:45 A Humanities Washington Event • The Long Haul: A Story of Human Migration by David Fenner From our beginnings in Africa to our…

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$100.00
Feb
24

Homeless Services Gala Auction

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Celebrate Hope with Family Housing Network and Nativity House

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$18 - $36
Feb
24

Tacoma Concert Band Presents “Winter Celebration”

February 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

“Winter Celebration” will feature guest pianist Duane Hulbert performing George Gershwin’s ever-popular “Rhapsody in Blue.” The February 24 concert will also present the winner of the Tacoma Concert Band’s 2018 Student Soloist Competition, and everyone 18 and under will be admitted FREE!

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