Andre Rieu at the Tacoma Dome

World sensation Andre Rieu is coming to Tacoma on Oct. 28. His incredible musical prowess, passion, charisma, humor and rock-star demeanor make for a magical spectacle. Indeed, his classical concerts are the only ones at which people regularly jump to their feet and dance in the aisles. It’s not uncommon to see devoted fans laughing, […]

South Sound Fall Arts 2017

With the days shortening and the weather getting cooler, now is the time to plan your fall arts calendar. No matter what you are interested in, you’ll find outstanding performances in the South Sound this autumn. We’ve selected a few standouts that you shouldn’t miss. POWERHOUSE VOCALS Experience a night of electrifying music that traces […]

Gaelic Storm at Washington Center

Since the 1990s, Gaelic Storm has been defining and transcending the Celtic genre. With their latest release, titled Matching Sweaters, the band has planned an extensive tour that will bring them to the Washington Center for the Performing Arts Thursday, Oct. 5. The band started in Santa Monica, California, but since then their music has […]

Honoring Excellence, Creativity & Achievements

Washington’s governors began the tradition of honoring artists, arts organizations, arts educators and cultural leaders in 1966 with the Governor’s Arts Awards. Heritage Awards were added in 1989 to honor tradition bearers and heritage organizations. Coordinated by the Washington State Arts Commission, or ArtsWA, the awards are some of the most prestigious bestowed by the […]

Taking The World By Storm

Storm Large has been taking the nation by storm with her singing talent and rock and jazz musical infusions since 1989. Yet most people may not have known about her until 2006 when she was a contestant on the CBS reality television show Rock Star: Supernova. On Friday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m., she will […]

Wheels & Heels

Honorary chairs Drs. Dale Bloomquist and Heidi Horwitz hosted Fast & Furious, the 2017 Wheels & Heels Annual Gala in celebration of the fifth anniversary of LeMay – America’s Car Museum. Set in the stunning Titus-Will Gallery, this is America’s Automotive Trust’s largest fundraiser in support of its commitment to preserve America’s automotive heritage through […]

Corks & Crush

East Pierce County celebrated with 420 of the region’s community minded movers and shakers. The event was emceed by Chris Egan, sports anchor and reporter for King 5 News, and brother Mike Egan, director at Microsoft. Attendees noshed on delicacies provided by X Group Catering and featured wines from Woodinville, Walla Walla, Oregon and Italy. […]

18th Annual Taste of the Market

A fundraiser centered around local restaurants and chefs is sure to draw a big crowd. The 18th annual Taste of the Market in Olympia is, sure to draw hundreds of people eager to taste all kinds of delicious food. Taste of the Market will take place Tuesday, August 15 at 5:30 pm. The host of […]

IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts

This summer marks the Washington State Historical Society’s 12th annual IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts Exhibition. The show is displayed at the History Museum in Tacoma. Works on view will include textiles, sculptures, paintings, carvings, and basketry. Materials run the gamut from natural elements—stone, shell, clay, wood, minerals, and grass, for example—to products like […]

Lacey Celebrates 50th years!

Lacey officially became a city December 5, 1966, though it had been a community since the 1850’s and the area was dubbed “Lacey” in 1891 when they needed a name for the post office.  The official date of the city began fifty years ago.  Such a momentous occasion calls for a great celebration! The year […]

Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea

At Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, the public can view and enjoy the exhibit “Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea.” The art exhibit features sculptures of various sea animals, all made of trash. Examples are Chompers the Shark, Sebastian James the Puffin, and Octavia the Octopus. All sculptures are by Angela Haseltine […]

Something’s Brewing at South Puget Sound Community College

Unprecedented growth in the craft beer, cider and spirits industries has increased local interest in these trades. Washington state, which provides an ideal location for further growth, has become known as a national and global leader in these businesses. This has led South Puget Sound Community College to work with the community and a board […]

Straight From The Heart

The Straight from the Heart dinner and auction on January 28 drew 330 guests to benefit Thurston County families. Guest emcee Nancy Leson worked the crowd, and Chef Micheal Kim demonstrated the fine points of making gnocchi from scratch. The evening’s proceeds of $180,000 will go toward helping children and youth learn and succeed, promoting […]

Broadway Center Star Chefs

The 11th Annual Star Chefs on Broadway: Magic & Mischief amazed 300 guests on March 26 at Tacoma’s historic Pantages Theater. It was an evening filled with fine dining, entertainment and wonder. This year’s festivities raised $355,000 for Broadway Center’s Arts Education Programs, which reach 40,000-plus learners annually with some of the most diverse and […]

discover unforgettable summer camps

Summer is approaching fast with warm weather, sunny days and an abundance of summer camp options. The possibilities are nearly endless, but here are a few camps that will no doubt excite and educate children all summer long. America’s Car Museum Summer Camp in Tacoma July 24-28, seventh through ninth graders will not only learn […]

12th Annual Dragon Boat Festival

Dozens of boats wait patiently at the starting line to dig their oars into the water. Crowds of people watch them, their patience thinning quickly from all the excitement. The dragon boat race is seconds away from commencing. St. Martin’s University will host the 12th annual Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday, April 29. The free […]

Immortalizing a Beloved Friend

In 2012 the world lost a beloved gorilla known famously for decades. The gorilla, named Ivan, was 50 when he died, but his memory has been immortalized in a bronze statue at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma. Neither Ivan nor any gorilla ever set foot in the park’s Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. But the […]

The Experience at S.P.S. Community College

Over 400 community leaders, businesses and individuals gathered for an evening of innovation and excellence at South Puget Sound Community College’s largest fundraiser. This year’s event featured a social hour with highlights of several college programs, an aerial performance, gourmet dinner, interactive desserts, an after party with entertainment and 100 student volunteers. The Experience raised […]

Ladies Night Out

Ladies night out in Olympia drew 250 community-minded women to Hotel RL by Red Lion. Shoppers enjoyed the offerings of local merchants and artisans, plus great cuisine and holiday cheer. Chris Anderson provided entertainment. The evening’s proceeds totaled $533,262 to benefit Providence St. Peter Foundation and Providence programs: SoundCareKids, Providence St. Peter Sexual Assault Center […]

Tacoma Art Museum: Prestigious Portraiture

We have all seen portraits—but wait until you visit “The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today” at Tacoma Art Museum. The exhibit is composed of 43 innovative works from a Smithsonian competition. With a dazzling variety of media, including paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, and mixed media, the portraits explore powerful themes and challenge imaginations. The museum […]