Community Events Calendar

Jan
19
Sun
Civil Rights Legacy Tour
Jan 19 @ 3:00 pm

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January 19, 3pm

Pantages Theater

901 Broadway, Tacoma

253.591.5894 | tacomaartslive.org

In today’s rhetoric, it can be easy to paint the “Other” in broad strokes, but what happens when the “Other” turns out to be your best friend? Thomas and Julia’s friendship is tested when one of them argues against immigration and the other reveals being undocumented. The debate heightens on the eve of a modern-day ride for immigrant rights, when they meet Ms. Vivian, a veteran of the original Freedom Rides of the 1960s. Through Vivian’s memories, the students consider how the challenges and lessons of the Civil Rights Movement could influence their actions today. With evocative dialogue, multimedia elements, and supporting curricula, this is one bus ride students will not forget. Along the way, they will think critically about the Civil Rights Movement, civic engagement, American identity, and freedom of expression in relation to the urgent issues of our own times.

Jan
20
Mon
Oly on Ice
Jan 20 all-day

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November 22-January 20

Isthmus Park

529 4th Ave W, Olympia

olyonice.com

Grab your family and friends and come skate with us at Oly on Ice in our second season! Brought to you by Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation, Propel Construction, Small to Tall Pediatric Dentistry and dozens more community partners.

Jan
24
Fri
Shattering
Jan 24 all-day

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January 24-February 9,  Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm

Sundays at 2:00pm

Tacoma Little Theatre

210 North I St, Tacoma

253.272.2281 | tacomalittletheatre.com

Jonah has just been released from juvenile commitment into the foster care of Jacqueline Dawson, whose estranged son was murdered by a gang that Jonah was a part of. She witnessed the crime and testified against the other two perpetrators. Now the gang leader who organized that crime wants to teach a lesson about what happens to “snitches.” He orders Jonah to torture and kill Jacqueline—or be killed himself. The instructions come through Jonah’s girlfriend LaBelle, whose investment in the outcome is intensified by her pregnancy. Jonah and LaBelle plot the murder, even as Jonah’s relationship with the strict but caring Dawson develops, and his imagined visits with her dead son jar his conscience.

FLIP Fabrique “Blizzard”
Jan 24 @ 8:00 pm

FLIP Fabrique “Blizzard”

January 24, 8pm

Federal Way PAEC

31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S, Federal Way

253.835.7010 | fwpaec.org

With Blizzard, FLIP Fabrique takes you on a crazy, poetic and gentle journey in the dead of winter, and invites you to lose yourself in a moment of complete wonder. With performers at the peak of their art and outstanding visual poetry, Blizzard promises to blow away everything in its path.

Jan
25
Sat
Ballet Northwest’s 50th Anniversary Gala
Jan 25 all-day

Ballet Northwest’s 50th Anniversary Gala

January 25

Washington Center for the Performing Arts

512 Washington St. SE, Olympia

WashingtonCenter.org

Ballet Northwest celebrates its 50th anniversary with a gala featuring professional dancers from American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, and National Ballet of Cuba. The event will feature memorabilia displays and video interview clips from throughout BNW’s 50 years, and raise funds for BNW’s costume and scholarship funds. The evening will culminate with desserts and dancing in the black box. A limited number of VIP tickets are available which include a pre-show reception in the black box featuring dinner appetizers and drinks.

Federal Way Symphony: Swing Concert “Body and Soul”
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Federal Way Symphony: Swing Concert “Body and Soul”

January 25, 7:30-9:30pm

Federal Way Performing Arts & Event Center

31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S, Federal Way

253.835.7010 | fwpaec.org

Featuring tenor saxophone soloist Kareem Kandi and the Federal Way Symphony Big Band

 

Ozomatli
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm

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January 25, 7:30pm

Pantages Theater

901 Broadway, Tacoma

253.591.5894 | tacomaartslive.org 

Ozomatli combines classic and modern Latino, urban, hip-hop, reggae and more! This Los Angeles band represents the city’s eclectic culture and has won several Grammy awards for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album. They have been named Cultural Ambassadors for the U.S. State Department, were the first musical group to speak at the TED Conference in San Francisco, and have performed for President and First Lady Obama at the congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 32rd Annual Award Gala. Defined by innovation, creativity, and putting on a great party that you won’t want to miss!

Jan
26
Sun
The Peking Acrobats
Jan 26 @ 3:00 pm

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January 26, 3pm

Pantages Theater

901 Broadway, Tacoma

253.591.5894 | tacomaartslive.org

The Peking Acrobats are a South Sound favorite! They perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs; are experts at trick-cycling, precision tumbling, somersaulting and gymnastics; and defy gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control. Masters of agility and grace, they push the envelope of human possibility. Often accompanied by live musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments and high-tech special effects, this show delivers an exuberant performance, with all the excitement and festive pageantry of a Chinese Carnival!

Jan
30
Thu
The Choir of Man
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm

The Choir of ManThe Choir of Man

January 30, 7:30pm

Pantages Theater

901 Broadway, Tacoma

253.591.5894 | tacomaartslive.org

Enjoy a performance that combines high-energy dance, live percussion, and foot stomping choreography with the incredible talent of nine handsome blokes who perform everything from sing-along classics to classic rock.

It is a pint-filled good time featuring the music of Paul Simon, Adele, Queen, Guns ’N’ Roses, SIA, and much more! Hear music from classic rock to Broadway, plus the show includes world-class tap dancers, tumblers, and even a UK Poetry Slam champion. Winner of the best overall Pick of the Fringe award at the 2018 Adelaide Fringe Festival, the world’s second largest annual arts festival. The Choir of Man is the runaway hit from the creative minds of Nic Doodson and Andrew Kay – the team behind The Soweto Gospel Choirs.

Jan
31
Fri
Bliss
Jan 31 all-day

Bliss

January 31-February 23

The 5th Avenue Theatre

1308 5th Avenue, Downtown Seattle

206.625.1900 | 5thavenue.org

Bliss is empowering. It teaches us to be true to ourselves, to challenge society’s expectation that we conform, and encourages us to push back against the cultural obsession with beauty,” said director Sheryl Kaller. “It teaches us that we need to do better, to learn and to live up to this wonderful new standard. And the music is amazing, the story smart, timely, and fun! I cannot wait to share this story with Seattle told by our fantastic, incredible cast.”