Community Events Calendar

Artists Drawn to the West
Oct 19 all-day

Artists Drawn to the West

On view through 2017

Tacoma Art Museum

1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma

253.272.4258 |

President George Washington is back! See Gilbert Stuart’s portrait and more in the latest rotation of works for this long-running exhibition drawn from the Haub Family Collection of Western American Art. Inspire your inner explorer with the vast landscapes of the American west. From the Hudson River school to modernism, this exhibition examines artistic styles, trends, and movements that influenced the imagery and perceptions of the American west. See works by Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran and other painters and sculptors who connected the art of the West to larger movements in American and European art.

Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival – 35th annual
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival – 35th annual

October 19-22, 10am-8pm

Tacoma Dome

2727 East D Street, Tacoma

800.521.7469 |

Shop from 550 booths of art, crafts, specialty food & unique gifts.  Holiday music & decorations, Artists in Action area, festive entertainment, Cooking For The Holidays culinary demonstrations, a 45’ hanging Christmas tree and Santa make this an experience your family will look forward to year after year.  Details: $14.50 before discount coupons.  Children 12 & under free.  Pay once, return for free all 4 days.


Third Thursday Free @ MOG
Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
George Washington Pop Up Museum
Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

George Washington Pop Up Museum

October 19-22

Historic Wilson Hotel in Downtown Centralia

328 N Tower Ave, Centralia

Join us October 19-22 to learn more about Centralia’s founders, George and Mary Jane Washington in a pop-up museum located in the historic Wilson Hotel in downtown Centralia. The museum will feature a timeline of George Washington’s life, including details from his trip from Virginia to Washington, how he met and married Mary Jane, his founding of the town and how he saved so many families during the bad times. You will learn more about how this amazing pioneer overcame racial discrimination laws and the politics of his time to found a town that would persevere to this day.

Museum Hours

Oct 19: 5-8pm
Oct 20 & 21: 10am – 6pm
Oct 22: 11am-4pm

Great Ghost Blow
Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Great Ghost Blow

October 19, 5-8pm

Museum of Glass

1801 Dock Street, Tacoma

253.284.4719 |

Join Hilltop Artists and the Tacoma Glassblowing Studio Team as they bring ghouls and goblins to life in the Museum of Glass Hot Shop! This is an event that will thrill visitors and bring a little Halloween magic to the start of the holiday season. Admission is complimentary.

Piaf! The Show
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm

Piaf! The Show

October 19, 7:30pm

Washington Center Main Stage

512 Washington St. SE, Olympia

360.753.8586 |

With over half a million tickets sold in more than 30 countries and acclaimed reviews worldwide PIAF!, THE SHOW is a musical celebration of the life and music of the legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf.  In two 45-minute acts, the show narrates the rags-to-riches story of the Parisian singer’s career through her unforgettable songs, complemented by a visual tapestry of previously unreleased photographs and images of famous locations of the Edith Piaf era.

Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm


October 20-21, 5pm-10pm

Northwest Trek

11610 Trek Dr E, Eatonville

360.832.6117  |

Hoot ‘n’ Howl is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 20 and 21. Online admission purchases include guaranteed tram rides and no ticket-window lines. Through Oct. 15, tickets are available at the discounted price of $10 per person for Northwest Trek members and $12 per person for non-members. These date-specific tickets guarantee visitors a spot on the night-time tram ride, with no waiting. After Oct. 15, tickets may be purchased only on the days of the event. At-the-gate admission is $16 per person. A tram ride is not guaranteed. Ticket windows close at 9 p.m. From starlit tram rides through the Free-Roaming Area to spooky skulls (animal, that is), trick-or-treat stations and plenty of real owls, snakes, opossums, skunks and more, there’s plenty to howl about.


Sit n Spin @ Clay Art Studio and Gallery
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Want to make something but don’t want to take classes? Come in for about an hour and we’ll show you how to throw that bowl, stein, or whatever you want! 
  • Includes all supplies and firings. Drop in anytime Fridays between 5-8pm or schedule another time with us.

  • 253.347.3457
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm


October 20-November 5

Tacoma Little Theatre

210 N I St, Tacoma

253.272.2281 |

Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit is a spook-tacular comic classic. After a “spirited” séance goes decidedly wrong, the cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine suddenly finds himself face to face with the ghost of his deceased wife, Elvira…much to the chagrin of his current spouse, Ruth. Love and marriage devolve into laughter and mayhem when Ruth is accidentally killed and united with Elvira on the “other side.” Together the paranormal pair of blithe spirits haunt their hapless husband with hilarious consequences. Blithe Spirit will run Friday, October 20, 2017 through Sunday, November 5, 2017. Friday and Saturday showings are at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. This show is recommended for ages 8 & up with some language and suggestive themes. Tickets are $24.00 (Adults). $22.00 (Seniors 60+/Students/Military), and $20.00 (Children 12 and under).


7th Annual Healthy Family Show
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

7th Annual Healthy Family Show

October 21, 11am – 4pm

Macy’s Court, Westfield Capital

625 Black Lake Boulevard #301, Olympia

253.826.9001 |