This year, forgo the debasing generic Halloween costume from a warehouse store in favor of a creative costume that displays your Tacoma pride. Join author Kate Albert Ward and local cartoonist R.R. Anderson in exploring just a few of the many possibilities for Tacoma-specific costumes.Read article
Over the past two years, the Spaceworks Tacoma program has helped many local artists and creative entrepreneurs find donated space to show their work and launch their creative endeavors. Spaceworks Tacoma supports both the arts and small businesses in Tacoma– learn how you can support them too!Read article
As some of you may or may not know, local heroes Barry and Renee Watson will, this fall, open Pint Defiance, a new specialty beer and taproom over by Tacoma Community College.
And although (like most good adult Tacomans) I love beer, particularly specialty beer, I also (like most good Tacomans of any age), love Tacoma-centric t-shirts and swag.Read article
There are a lot of fractured reflections in Grace Sullivan’s debut EP as Apartment Lights. “The White River” is an album composed of three songs that emerged from restorative moments in the natural world.Read article
Summer has officially hit Tacoma, which means you may have already contemplated escaping the heat by heading to the movies. But did you know that there’s a Tacoma connection with a current big-screen blockbuster?
You may be surprised to discover that a young classical violinist now youtube sensation from Tacoma just happens to make an appearance in the documentary “Katy Perry: Part of Me.”Read article
I have my fingers crossed that the rest of the world will, like me, uncover and immediately love singer/songwriter/Valhalla coffee-roaster Colin Scott Reynolds.
The unassuming bearer of an unexpectedly mellifluous and powerful voice, Colin’s performances are local treats that must be experienced.Read article
On behalf of more than a hundred kittens who have found their way to loving homes, lets all raise a saucer of milk in congratulations to this very appreciated bastion of kitten cuteness and warm fuzzies: cheers to the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee on their 2,000th post!Read article
Music lovers in Tacoma and beyond are familiar with Grace Sullivan. As a founding member of the very popular Goldfinch, she co-wrote and performed songs of barren sincerity mined from the dark vein between sacrament and sense. Last year, fans noticed changes in the band, including Grace’s absence. But by no means had she stopped writing music.Read article
Local musician and much beloved friend and citizen Luke Stevens suffered severe injuries due to an on-the-job fall. The accident resulted in five serious fractures to his spine, the most threatening located at C-6: the cervical spine/neck. The harsh reality is that he and his family will need some financial assistance in the coming month to pay rent, bills, and medical expenses.Read article
How do you encourage a city to improve and grow? How do you help connect good intentions with true and meaningful reforms? And who should be included in the conversation?
TEDxTacoma took a stab at addressing these provoking questions by gathering a collection of speakers to address the theme of “transformation.” The results, if nothing else, are keeping us talking.Read article
Local artist and middle school science teacher, Maria Jost, has brought her ecologically tinged creative sensibilities to the streets since 2009. This month marks the debut of “Figure Ten: Polystichum munitum,” her tenth print in the Street Botany series. Says Maria:
“The Street Botany prints stem from the world of ecology, but toy heavily with the boundaries of academic discipline. I am indeed a product of scientific training, and I hope my artwork speaks ecological truth. But frankly, I also think science (yes, all of it) would much benefit from more attention to style.”Read article
Five nights, three venues, and over thirty bands – all for you at the Squeak and Squawk Festival, Tacoma!
As we collectively reel, in thrall to our nation’s rampant “Hunger Games” obsession, it’s exciting to uncover that Suzanne Collins isn’t the only author creating captivating, intrepid young female characters struggling to survive in dangerous dystopias. In fact, Tacoma can claim one such writerly talent as one of its own. Meet Marissa Meyer, author of “Cinder: Book One in the Lunar Chronicles.”Read article
When we listened and sang and danced along, our participation carried us beyond our everyday experience to a place of rich expression and life. Pickwick, The Maldives and Pearly Gate Music (aka Zach Tillman) spoke ex cathedra from Immanuel Presbyterian Church, host to the first edition of CATHEDRALS: Tacoma.Read article
This Saturday, March 24, Pickwick, The Maldives and Pearly Gate Music will be playing Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Tacoma. Why should you go see a rock show in a church? Let us explain…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
As many of you have heard, one of our favorite places has been grievously defiled. 1022 South’s gorgeous bar was robbed on March 9th, thieves making off with approximately 40 bottles, many nearly impossible to replace.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
Local small-batch coffee roasters carefully oversee every aspect of producing the coffee beans they share with the public. Join Timothy Thomas McNeely as he presents the craft of roasters Kevin McGlockin of Bluebeard and A.J. Anderson of Valhalla.Read article
The restaurant scene in Tacoma looks a lot like a teenager; but look a little deeper and there you’ll see flashes of maturity and ingenuity swimming amidst its efforts to fit in and avoid rocking the boat amid its peers.Read article