Community Events Calendar

Jan
25
Mon
Radio Drama & Foley Arts
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Radio Drama & Foley Arts

January 25-February 22, mondays 7-8:30pm

Zoom

tacomaartslive.org/education/adult-classes-outreach

“It was a dark and stormy night…” when many of us got sucked into a riveting show or series! But long before we started binging shows on Netflix, radio dramas would transport audiences across time and place, from mansions in the middle of a whodunnit, to the seedy office of a private investigator, to far off lands and Outer Space. We’ll take turns stepping into the roles of actor and foley artist (sound effects specialist). Using our voices and a wide array of objects, we’ll explore scenes that range from suspenseful to comedic. Every participant will receive a special kit of materials to create their own “sound effect studio” at home!

Jan
26
Tue
Virtual Kids Cooking Academy!
Jan 26 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Virtual Kids Cooking Academy!

January 26-March 2, tuesdays 3-3:45pm

Online Class

apm.activecommunities.com

Kids will tantalize their taste buds and have fun with food! Different recipes each week from appetizers to entrees, snacks, desserts and more! Learn about nutrition, dining etiquette, and cooperation skills in this scrumptious class!

 

Virtual Easy Mandarin Chinese
Jan 26 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Virtual Easy Mandarin

January 12-February 2, tuesdays 3:30-5pm

Online Class Via Zoom

apm.activecommunities.com

Join us for this online language class! Learn Chinese now in a more relaxed environment of your own home. This course of 4 sessions will prove to you that learning Chinese is easy and fun! It will introduce to you the Chinese phonetic system, which will enable you to say Chinese words like a native. You will get a lot of practice on pronunciation. You will also learn basic conversations and grammar. You can try out what you have learned on your next trip to China or just with your Chinese friends! Instructor: Jenny Gao

Exploring Color Theory
Jan 26 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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January 26 & 28, 4:30-5:30pm

Virtual Zoom Class

metroparkstacoma.org/metroarts

(All ages) This class will be held via Zoom. Login information will be sent via email prior to the class.

Join us for this color filled class and learn about the Art Element of Color. We will be learning about the color wheel, mixing colors, tints, shades and tones while also creating fun works of art! We can’t wait to see you in class!

Script Study Session 1: Anna in the Tropics
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Script Study Session 1: Anna in the Tropics

January 12-26, tuesdays 7-8:30pm

Sessions via Zoom

tacomaartslive.org/education/adult-classes-outreachAnna in the Tropics is a poetic, Pulitzer Prize winning play set in a Cuban–American cigar factory in 1929 where a new “lector” becomes a catalyst in the lives of the women in the factory, as literature, the tropics and the American dream collide. Join us for Script Study to learn script analysis techniques and how great plays are constructed, see a live virtual staged reading of Anna in the Tropics with Tacoma Arts Live’s Theater Cohort, and dig into this incredible play with reflective discussion and analysis. Tuition: $35 (links sent after registration).

 

 

 

Jan
28
Thu
Tribes
Jan 28 all-day

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January 28-February 14

Theater on the Square

915 Broadway, Tacoma

253.591.5894 | tacomaartslive.org

Hearing does not mean understanding.

We inherit our first tribe, the family. Our tribe speaks their own language, both literally and emotionally. Billy was born deaf into a hearing family, but raised to fit into the hearing world. Her parents and siblings fiercely cling to their funny, quirky, and politically incorrect world-views, but, Billy has adapted brilliantly to her family’s unconventional ways. And yet they’ve never bothered to return the favor. It’s not until she meets Sylvia, a young woman on the brink of deafness, that she finally understands what it means to be understood, to be seen, to be honored. Comic twists mix with charged emotions in a play that universally speaks to all of us.

 

Exploring Color Theory
Jan 28 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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January 26 & 28, 4:30-5:30pm

Virtual Zoom Class

metroparkstacoma.org/metroarts

(All ages) This class will be held via Zoom. Login information will be sent via email prior to the class.

Join us for this color filled class and learn about the Art Element of Color. We will be learning about the color wheel, mixing colors, tints, shades and tones while also creating fun works of art! We can’t wait to see you in class!

Jan
29
Fri
The Importance of Being Earnest
Jan 29 all-day

The Importance of Being Earnest

January 29-February 21

Centerstage Theatre

3200 SW Dash Point Rd, Federal Way

253.661.1444 | centerstagetheatre.com

This witty, layered show is a classic for a reason! Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece truly is as applicable now as it was when first written. Jack and his best friend Algernon have no desire to keep social obligations and no patience for boredom. Their plan to avoid the tedium of being themselves is to become other people entirely! The two young men proceed to make up entirely fictitious personae – both named Earnest – and live their lives under this new name. Everything is well and good, until they both fall in love with women who have sworn only to marry a man named Earnest. In the face of lovestruck but silly ladies, prudish governesses, and sharp-tongued matriarchs, can they keep up the deception? Will they even want to?

Kincade Photography Virtual Program
Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm

Kincade Photography Virtual Program 

January 29, 1pm

Virtual Program

auburnwa.gov

FREE program; registration required. Email to register before January 27. George Kincade was a local photographer, mountaineer, and typesetter for the Auburn Globe newspaper from the early to mid-20th century. The White River Valley Museum houses a large collection of his work, and they’d like to share them with you!

 

Youth of the Year Community Celebration
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm

Youth of the Year Community Celebration

January 29, 7pm

Streaming on YouTube

360.956.0755 | bgctc.org

Each year, one exceptional Club teen is selected Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County’s Youth of the Year. The Youth of the Year program honors and celebrates Thurston County’s most inspiring teens and their incredible journeys with the Club. Join us to celebrate and hear from teen representatives from five of our branches as they share how the Club experience shaped their personal growth and helped foster their dreams for a great future.

Jan
30
Sat
Fort from Home: Victorian Cooking
Jan 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fort from Home: Victorian Cooking

January 30, 11am-noon

Online Event

metroparkstacoma.org

Fort from Home Victorian Cooking series presents demonstrations of historical recipes, presents historical food research, and provides tips on how to adapt Victorian cooking to a modern kitchen. Recipe TBA! Check back frequently and find us on Facebook and Instagram. Bring your kitchen queries: Questions are encouraged throughout the session (via text chat)! Tiered pricing allows you to choose a ticket price that works for you! Preregistration required. Ticket sales end 15 minutes prior to session start time. A link to join will be sent to ticket holders about 10 minutes prior to event start time.

Feb
1
Mon
South Sound Selects: Community Choices from Collection
Feb 1 all-day

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Ongoing event

Virtual Exhibition

Join us online: tacomaartmuseum.org

Tacoma Art Museum is proud to announce the opening of South Sound Selects: Community Choices from the Collection. This ongoing exhibition features 27 guest curators from the South Sound community.

Feb
2
Tue
Virtual Basketball Training 
Feb 2 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Virtual Basketball Training 

boy with basketball

January 5-February 2, tuesdays 4-4:30pm

Zoom Call

metroparkstacoma.org

 

This 5-week program with basketball trainer Arvin Mosley, is designed to introduce basketball to children in kindergarten through 5th grade. This program is ideal for beginners or recreational players that are just learning the game. The focus of the program is on teaching basketball fundamentals, introducing basic basketball rules and helping parent(s)/ guardian(s) coach their own kids. Training will be a weekly, 30-minute Zoom call.

 

Feb
4
Thu
2020 OMB Virtual Tour of Homes
Feb 4 – Feb 5 all-day

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Ongoing

Virtual Tour

olyfed.com/virtualtour2020

We’re proud to be the title sponsor of this year’s Olympia Master Builders (OMB) Virtual Tour of Homes. It’s convenient, free and comes with the best seat in the house – yours.

Virtual Mindset Training
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Virtual Mindset Training boy cheering with trophy

January 7-February 4, thursdays 7-7:45pm

Virtual Program

metroparkstacoma.org

This 5-week program is designed to help kids develop their mindset and win the “inner” game using proven strategies used by Olympians, World Champions and Ultra Athletes. Achieving your goals isn’t a dream, it’s a plan. Training will be a weekly, 45-minute Zoom call.