Community Events Calendar

May
19
Sun
The Camano Island Studio Tour
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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May 10-12 & 18-19, 10am-5pm

Varies Locations

camanostudiotour.com

Celebrate Mother’s Day with two consecutive weekends on Camano Island, as more than 30 local artists open their studios and galleries from 10am to 5pm. Free to the public, a tour map can be picked up on the island at the Windermere office parking lot at 8181 N Sunrise Blvd, Camano Island starting opening day or downloaded on the website.

 

 

Harmony Kings: Jukebox Memories
May 19 @ 1:30 pm

Harmony Kings: Jukebox Memories

May 19, 1:30pm

Federal Way PAEC

31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S, Federal Way

253.835.7010 | fwpaec.org

Tickets start at $5

Join the Harmony Kings as they celebrate the music you have probably heard on a Jukebox during the 50’s 60’s, and 70’s. Along with their chorus and member quartets, they are featuring “Renegade” a 2019 Sweet Adelines International quartet finalist!

 

Golden Dragon Acrobats
May 19 @ 2:00 pm

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May 19, 2pm

Auburn Performing Arts Center

702  4th Street NE, Auburn

253.931.3043 | auburnwa.gov/arts

(Rescheduled performance from February 9)
The fast-paced, technically innovative and talented Golden Dragon Acrobats will perform on Sunday, May 19, at 2:00 p.m. at the Auburn Performing Arts Center as a part of the City of Auburn’s BRAVO Performing Art Series.

Seattle Opera Presents Carmen
May 19 @ 2:00 pm

Seattle Opera Presents Carmen

May 4-19

McCaw Hall

321 Mercer St, Seattle

206.676.5588 | seattleopera.org

Bizet’s Carmen is often labeled as a “sexy” opera. The leading lady is a woman who sings unabashedly of her appetite for l’amour, cigarette smoke billowing from her lips. And the music—some of the most iconic in the art form—can’t help but get under one’s skin; it’s that tuneful and seductive.

Performances: May 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, and 19 2019

Approximate Running Time: 3 hours and 30 minutes with two intermissions

Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.

re|sounding Voices: Songs of Place and People, Hope and Courage
May 19 @ 3:00 pm

re|sounding Voices: Songs of Place and People, Hope and Courage

May 18, 7:30pm

May 19, 3pm

Mason United Methodist Church

2710 N Madison St, Tacoma

nwrs.org

Please join us for re|sounding Voices: Songs of Place and People, Hope and Courage, featuring the United States West Coast premiere of Everyday Wonders: The Girl from Aleppo on Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 19 at 3:00 p.m. at Mason United Methodist Church in Tacoma. Joining Northwest Repertory Singers and accompanist Margie Skreen will be Dr. Maria Sampen, Professor of Violin at the University of Puget Sound.

May
24
Fri
BMW Heroes of Bavaria Exhibit
May 24 all-day

BMW Heroes of Bavaria Exhibit

May 12-on going

America’s Car Museum

2702 East D. St, Tacoma

253.779.8490 | americascarmuseum.org

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.

 

Northwest Folklife
May 24 all-day

Northwest Folklife

May 24-27

Seattle Center

305 Harrison St, Seattle

206.684.7300 | nwfolklife.org

For over 47 years Northwest Folklife has produced the annual Northwest Folklife Festival, a celebration of musical and artistic traditions at Seattle Center that is now the nation’s largest community-powered arts festival. Join us May 24-27, 2019 for the 48th Annual Festival!

 

Carrie Underwood
May 24 @ 7:00 pm

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May 24, 7pm

Tacoma Dome

2727 East D Street, Tacoma

253.272.3663 | tacomadome.org

Seven-time GRAMMY winner and Pollstar three-time top female country touring artist, Carrie Underwood, will launch The Cry Pretty Tour 360, in spring 2019.  Sponsored by CALIA, she will be joined on tour by special guests Maddie & Tae and Runaway June.

May
25
Sat
A Doll’s House
May 25 all-day

A Doll’s House

May 2-25

Harlequin Productions

202 4th Avenue East, Olympia

360.786.0151 | harlequinproductions.org

Nora Helmer enjoys a comfortable life with her family and loves her husband Torvald beyond reason. When his health fails, she risks a small crime in order to protect their charmed existence. When the truth slips out with a threat of blackmail, and Torvald’s resulting wrath, Nora begins to question her devotion and finds herself forced into making a life-altering decision: honor her marriage or pursue her duty to herself. She has not been his companion, but his toy.

May
26
Sun
Unlocking McNeil’s Past: The Prison, The Place, The People
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Unlocking McNeil’s Past: The Prison, The Place, The People

January 26-May 26, 10am-5pm

Washington State History Museum

1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma

1.888.238.4373 | washingtonhistory.org

This exhibition presents the larger history of McNeil Island as a place, and the prison that opened there 143 years ago. The prison operated far longer than the better-known Alcatraz island prison. When the state’s correctional center on McNeil Island closed in 2011, it was the last prison in the nation only accessible by air or water. From its beginnings as a territorial prison through its tenure as a federal and state penitentiary, the story of McNeil illuminates how incarceration in the U.S. has changed over time, as seen through the evolution of the prison facility, itself.