Tacoma’s summer stage was set—fathomless blue sky slowly melting toward the West into a cocktail of red and orange. The perfect backdrop for a live performance.
Earlier this month, locals gathered in the historic lobby of the Pantages Theater, downing libations and little bites before being breezed away via shuttle to two different house shows presented by the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts.Read article
Great art and cultural dialogue and emerging new identities bubble just below Tacoma’s surface. Tucked away in plain sight. Enter the rich and revolutionary exhibition “HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture” into the city’s artistic landscape. That’s right—you won’t find it occupying the revered sleekness of LACMA or SFMOMA. You’ll find it here at Tacoma Art Museum—at least until June 10.Read article
epicurean // 1022 South : From the Bar Stool
Every Tuesday it’s as if a little sliver of the Ice Age descends upon 1022 South, minus the hoarfrost and woolly mammoth tusks. It’s when proprietor Chris Keil summons 150-pound blocks to his small cocktail bar and takes to them like a man possessed. Possessed, specifically, with a very sharp chainsaw.Read article
We never knew dental hygienics and cultural aesthetics paired so well together until we walked into the industrial swank of Brooks Dental Studio for “Tiny Circles”—Tacoma artist Jeremy Gregory’s debut of moldable, ragtag, and utterly charismatic puppets.Read article