Community Events Calendar

Oct
17
Sat
The Muse Hour with Karamo Brown
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm

The Muse Hour with Karamo BrownThe Muse Hour with Karamo Brown

October 17, 7:30pm

Virtual Event

253.591.5894 | tacomaartslive.org

In this virtual event, you’ll join us for a live conversation with Karamo Brown followed by a moderated Q & A session with audience members.

Three-time Emmy Winner and Culture Expert on the Netflix reboot of Queer Eye, Karamo Brown is a “sympathetic talk therapist warped inside a life coach and zipped into a fast fashion bomber jacket…” according to The New Yorker. Lauded for his ease and natural comfort in relating to different types of people, Karamo is tasked with making-over the hearts and minds of the individuals they help on the show; by helping them to confront and grow beyond the internal and external issues holding them back.

 

Nov
7
Sat
Peace by Piece, with Chic
Nov 7 @ 7:30 pm

Peace by Piece, with ChicPeace by Piece, with Chic

November 7, 7:30pm

November 8, 2pm

Virtual Event

253.591.5894 | tacomaartslive.org

Join Maestro Lockington, Seattle jazz/blues entertainer Chic Street Man and Northwest Sinfonietta musicians for a new peace program created for these unique times. Moving, joyful and soulful works, including Schubert’s Adagio from String Quintet in C, George Walker’s Lyric, Pablo Casals’ Song of the Birds, and more favorite picks from David and Chic, bring us closer together through the affirming, changing and uniting power of music.

 

 

Nov
8
Sun
The Muse Hour with Lila Downs
Nov 8 @ 7:30 pm

The Muse Hour with Lila DownsThe Muse Hour with Lila Downs

November 8, 7:30pm

Virtual Event

253.591.5894 | tacomaartslive.org 

In this virtual event, you’ll join us for a live conversation about current Latinx issues with a few songs performed by Lila Downs, followed by a moderated Q & A session with audience members.

Iconic Grammy and Latin Grammy Award winner Lila Downs is one of the world’s most powerful voices, whose compelling stage presence and poignant storytelling transcend all language barriers. Raised in Minnesota and Oaxaca, this global music icon sings in Spanish, English and the languages of the Mixtec, Zapotec, Maya and Mahuati cultures. Her exquisite artistry bridges traditions from across the Americas, with influences ranging from the folk and ranchera music of Mexico and South America to North American folk, jazz, blues and hip-hop. As a passionate human-rights activist, Lila’s lyrics often highlight issues relating to social justice, sharing stories that too often go untold.

Nov
13
Fri
Steep Canyon Rangers
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm

Steep Canyon RangersSteep Canyon Rangers

November 13, 7:30pm

Tacoma Arts Live

901 Broadway, Tacoma

253.591.5890 | tacomaartslive.org

This Grammy Award-winning bluegrass sextet has affirmed its place as one of the most versatile bands in American music. The group’s sound blends elements of pop, country, and folk rock into something that both embraces and transcends tradition. Celebrated solo recordings and frequent collaborations with Steve Martin have made them one of the most exciting bands pickin’ and strummin’ on the road today.

Nov
14
Sat
Pink Martini
Nov 14 @ 7:30 pm

Pink MartiniPink Martini

November 14, 7:30pm

Tacoma Arts Live

901 Broadway, Tacoma

253.591.5890 | tacomaartslive.org

Featuring a dozen musicians, with songs in 25 languages, they perform a multilingual repertoire that crosses the genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop.

Nov
21
Sat
Tacoma Distillery Festival
Nov 21 @ 1:00 pm

Tacoma Distillery FestivalTacoma Distillery Festival

November 21, 1pm & 5:30pm

Tacoma Armory

 1001 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma

253.591.5890 | tacomaartslive.org

Meet the makers and sample spirits from Northwest distilleries! You’ll discover your new favorite tipple to purchase and take home just in time for the holiday season. Included with your ticket is a souvenir shot glass and six (6) tasting tokens, along with snacks.

Funds raised will support the work of Tacoma Arts Live’s Education through the Arts programs, which serve 50,000 students, parents and teachers annually and from which no child is ever turned away due to an inability to pay.

Nov
22
Sun
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party!
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm

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Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party!

November 22, 7:30pm

Tacoma Arts Live

901 Broadway, Tacoma

253.591.5890 | tacomaartslive.org

Make your holiday spirit merry and bright with this unique take on American swing and jazz music. Enjoy festive classics and Christmas originals from Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s two full-length holiday albums along with their fun and quirky take on yuletide traditions. The band rips through Chuck Berry’s Run, Run Rudolph, Lou Rawls’ Merry Christmas Baby, and slows things down for Elvis Presley’s Blue Christmas.

The Muse Hour with Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm

The Muse Hour with Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco TurrisiThe Muse Hour with Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi

November 22, 7:30pm

Virtual Event

253.591.5894 | tacomaartslive.org

In this virtual event, join us for a live performance with Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi followed by a moderated Q & A session with audience members.

 

Dec
2
Wed
MeatEater: Off the Air
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm

MeatEater: Off the AirMeatEater: Off the Air

December 2, 7:30pm

Tacoma Arts Live

901 Broadway, Tacoma

253.591.5890 | tacomaartslive.org

The MeatEater Podcast with Steven Rinella is the top-ranked outdoor podcast; covering hunting, fishing, wildlife conservation, and wild foods with intelligence, humor, irreverence, and plenty of unexpected viewpoints and surprising trivia. Join Steve, Janis Putelis, Ryan Callaghan and other special guests for a brand-new live event as they bring their experiences and opinions to Tacoma in a unique show that you won’t see – or hear – anywhere else.

Dec
12
Sat
The Muse Hour: A Holiday Concert featuring Pink Martini pianist Thomas Lauderdale and vocalist China Forbes
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm

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Pink Martini pianist Thomas Lauderdale and vocalist China Forbes

December 12, 7:30pm

Virtual Event

253.591.5894 | tacomaartslive.org

In this virtual event, you’ll see a holiday concert with Pink Martini pianist Thomas Lauderdale and vocalist China Forbes followed by a live moderated Q & A session with audience members.

The Portland-based “mini-orchestra” led by bandleader and pianist Thomas Lauderdale and fronted by vocalist China Forbes will share an intimate and festive holiday concert featuring beloved songs from around the globe. If you love the holidays and all the music that goes with it, this concert offers inclusive and nondenominational songs to celebrate the spirit of being together.