Creative Colloquy Crawl

Our third annual storytelling festival falls on Tuesday, October 3rd.
This event is FREE to attend. Some venues will have food and drink available for purchase. AFTER PARTY BEGINS AT 9PM HOSTED BY BLACK KETTLE BITES AND BREW AND IS 21+

Our vision is to present a matrimony of the written word, music and art to celebrate our rich creative culture. Several storytelling performances will take place each hour of the Crawl. Creative Fiction, Poetry, Film, Music, YA and the Oral Tradition are all highlighted. Choose your itinerary and get drunk…..on words.

Tacoma Arts Month: Kaleidoscope 2017

Get out and have some fun while helping us kick off Tacoma Arts Month on the right note. It’s all FREE! Enjoy a stellar line-up of entertainment including:
• Music by Will Jordan, Smokey Wonder, Travis Barker, Ben Wildenhaus, and Chromatography
• West African dance and drumming performance by T.U.P.A.C.
• Taiwanese dance performance by Asia Pacific Cultural Center
• Contemporary dance by Barefoot Collective
• Poetry by Tacoma Poet Laureate Kellie Richardson and Jinx Jones
• Staged reading of CLOSE written by Nick Stokes and directed by Jose Amador
• Multimedia art exhibits by Mauricio Robalino, Qin Tan, Gillian Nordlund, and Erika Ray
• Film screenings and popcorn with The Grand Cinema
• Hands-on art making with Tacoma Art Museum
• TeenTix
• Appetizers and a no-host bar

Tacoma Film Festival

For the last 12 years TFF has cultivated a space where filmmakers from all over share their work, connect, and spend a week immersed in an inspiring community.  From October 5th to October 12th, the festival will offer something for everyone with over 180 screenings of diverse film, multiple workshops, discussions, events & some unforgettable parties

Whether you are a seasoned film maker, an avid fan, or just curious about the world of independent film, TFF has made it ridiculously simple to plan your festival with this user friendly app: Click here. Download it, star your favorite screenings, parties, workshops, and be sure to follow them on Facebook for more updates!

How to Get Art Contracts: Eastside Edition

Please join us for a free workshop with artists Christopher Paul Jordan and Kenji Stoll. You’ll learn more about opportunities for artists related to the new Eastside Community Center, have a chance to ask questions about the recently released portable works opportunity (go to cityoftacoma.org/artsopps for more info), and talk with professional artists and City arts staff about general opportunities for artists. Artists with a connection to Tacoma’s Eastside are encouraged to attend. Snacks will be served!

RSVP to Asia Tail, atail@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5206.

Mayoral Candidate Forum on LGBTQ Issues

Join us for the first ever Tacoma Mayoral Candidate Forum on LGBTQ Issues!

The Rainbow Center is excited to host this event where mayoral candidates Jim Merritt and Victoria Woodards will be speaking on issues important to the LGBTQ community.

This will be a closed question forum, with pre-set questions. We very much want your input on what questions we should ask the candidates. If you would like to share your thoughts on what topics are most important to you, please follow this link: https://tinyurl.com/taclgbtqmayorforum

Cannibal Cabaret: Sin City’s Walking Dead

Join Glitterati Inc.’s ONO cast and crew as they creep the Strip of Vegas. Come and be haunted, bitten, and ravaged by zombie showgirls, celebrity impersonators, singers, and others who will never sleep again. Tickets: $12 door, $10 advanced (use ticket link in event page.

Link & Drink

It is time again to drink beer and learn about the transportation changes coming to Tacoma. Last year we talked ST3 and Mass Transit Now! and this year the focus is on the Sound Transit Tacoma Link Exstension that will conncet into the Stadium District and Hilltop Neighborhoods in the next few years. This event is free and open to the public!

  • When: Thursday, October 19th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Where: Tacoma’s Link from Union Station to the Theater District Station
  • Learn More: Click Here

Conversations re:Tacoma Event #2

“Unfolding Tacoma”

Join us for a panel discussion about the contribution of immigrants to our region with Director of Urban Studies at UWT Ali Modarres, Tacoma City Council member Robert Thoms, Lincoln District Bambu Cafe Owner Chun Li and Tacoma Community House Executive Director Liz Dunbar. Moderated by Community Journalist Tamiko Nimura.

Tacoma Reads Hunger with Roxane Gay

Join New York Times bestselling author, Roxane Gay for a free lecture, reading, and book signing of Hunger, at the Lincoln High School Auditorium on October 25th at 7 pm.

The title is Mayor Marilyn Strickland’s selection for Tacoma Reads 2017, the city’s community wide reading program, now in its 15th year.

This event is free and open to the public but registration is required.

All Vinyl All Night – Halloween at Jazzbones

$300 in cash prizes for costume contest! show up before 11pm in costume and get in for free 🙂 Tacoma’s most attractive DJ’s spinning the hottest 90’s Rap, 80’s Funk, 2000’s Rap, Disco, R&B, a lil bit of house, and everything in between. All Vinyl All Night is an open format DJ night for the people, just a dance party with good music on vinyl and no pretense.