Community Events Calendar

BMW Heroes of Bavaria Exhibit
Jan 18 all-day

BMW Heroes of Bavaria Exhibit

May 12-on going

America’s Car Museum

2702 East D. St, Tacoma

253.779.8490 |

The Exclusive Grand Opening of the BMW Heroes of Bavaria exhibit features the unveiling of 17 rare and historically significant BMW motorsports vehicles, plus artifacts and memorabilia displayed in ACM’s remarkable Showcase Gallery in Tacoma, WA. May 12, 5pm-8pm.


The Frozen Fountain Ice Rink
Jan 18 all-day

Indigo Frozen Fountain Ice Skating Rink

November 14-February 2

Point Ruston

5005 Ruston Way, Tacoma

253.397.8445 |

We are excited to announce the Frozen Fountain will be back again for another season of holiday themed ice skating at Point Ruston!

Regular Hours:

Mon-Thurs: 4pm – 10pm
Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat: 11am – 10pm
Sun: 12pm – 10pm

Holiday Hours:

Thanksgiving: 11am – 9pm
School Holidays Dec. 23 -24  |  Dec. 26-30  |  Jan. 1-3 | Mon. – Fri 11am – 10pm
Christmas Eve: 12pm – 8pm
Christmas Day: 12pm – 8pm
New Years Eve: 11am – 1am
New Years Day: 11am – 1pm

Admission with skate rental:  $14.00
Admission with personal skates: $12.50
Kids (10 and under): $12.50 (with or without skates)
Military/Veteran with ID: $12.50 (with or without skates)
Senior Citizen (over 55) discount:  $12.50 (with or without skates)
Group rate 10-20: $12.50 each (with or without skates)

Winter in the West
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Winter in the West

February 17, 2018-February 10, 2019

Tacoma Art Museum

1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma

253.272.4258 |

Winter is here. This selection of paintings from the Haub Family Collection celebrates the winter season with a juxtaposition of serene snow-covered landscapes alongside images of people living their lives in the cold. Winter in the West celebrates the resiliency and determination of the many inhabitants of the region during this cold and dark season. Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10 am–5 pm. Free Third Thursday 5–8 pm.

The 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

January 19, 10am-12pm

McGavick Conference Center of Clover Park Technical College

4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

253.983.7758 |

Celebrate “400 years of Hidden History” with live music and entertainment, everyone welcome!

An Evening with Dan Rather
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm

An Evening with Dan Rather

January 19, 7:30pm

Pantages Theater

901 Broadway, Tacoma

253.591.5890 |

It is no exaggeration to call Dan Rather the voice of a generation – and in this special evening, he shares a wealth of anecdotes and insightful commentary that is unrivalled in the world of journalism. There is arguably no better placed authority to contextualize the current events of today. Rather is best known as the anchor of CBS Evening News from 1981-2005. He has contributed to the award-winning news program 60 Minutes, and is the author of several notable books, including recent New York Times bestseller What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism. He currently hosts a weekly show on The Young Turks YouTube channel.

Tickets: $49, $69, $99, $150

Dear Evan Hansen
Jan 23 all-day

Dear Evan HansenBen Levi Ross (Evan Hansen) & the company of the national tour of Dear Evan Hansen, photo by Matthew Murphy

January 23- February 2

The Paramount Theatre

911 Pine St, Seattle

888.451.4042 |

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. Tickets start at $50.

Super Sleuth: Kitchen Edition!
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Super Sleuth: Kitchen Edition!

January 16-February 13, Wednesdays 6-7pm

Auburn Community and Event Center

910 9th Street SE, Auburn

253.931.3043 |

Break out your inner detective as families work together to get to the bottom of kitchen and nutrition mysteries! Why does produce ripen slower in the fridge than it does on the counter? What causes bread to look so porous? Let’s bring the principles of food science into the our daily lives to help us in the grocery store and the kitchen! In this workshop series, learn about the chemistry of cooking, food safety, busting grocery labels, future foods and more! New topics each session. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration fee applies to all participants. Price: $5.00 (Resident), $7.00 (Non-resident). Ages:At least 8 but less than 99.

Children’s International Film Festival Seattle
Jan 24 all-day

Children’s International Film Festival Seattle

January 24- February 9

Multiple Locations in Seattle

Beloved annual festival for Seattle children and families will celebrate its next edition with 146 films from 39 countries.

Olympia Farmers Market
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Olympia Farmers Market

April 5- throughout Summer, 10am-3pm

Olympia Farmers Market

700 Capitol Way N, Olympia

360.352.9096 |

Beginning on Sunday, April 1st, the market will be open Thursday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Though the Olympia Farmers Market has been open on Saturdays through the winter months, April marks the beginning of the growing season with even more vendors offering, local vegetables, Washington grown fruit, prepared food, artisan crafts, with 8 restaurants, set to live music in a family-friendly atmosphere.


A Doll’s House
Jan 25 all-day

A Doll’s House

January 25-February  10

Tacoma Little Theatre

210 North I St, Tacoma

253.272.2281 |

A story so controversial in its time that party guests were asked not to discuss it for fear of starting a fight, lauded by playwright George Bernard Shaw for challenging societal norms, Henrik Ibsen’s play features Nora Helmer: a woman in the role of a typical housewife, treated like a doll, harboring a secret debt for saving her husband’s life. Her debtor, now an employee to her husband, threatens to reveal her secret to her husband in order to save his own job. Nora finds herself faced with a difficult moral dilemma between the sacred values of her marriage and family versus her independence.

A Doll’s House will run Friday, January 25, through Sunday, February 10, 2019.  Friday and Saturday showings are at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm.  A Doll’s House is recommended for ages 12 and up.