sundays, wednesdays, thursdays, fridays, saturdaysLet’s Ride! Motorcycling the Northwest at the Washington State History MuseumWashington State History MuseumLadies and gentlemen, start your engines! Opening Saturday, January 26 at the Washington State History Museum, LetÂ’s Ride! Motorcycling the Northwest takes visitors on a journey of discovery to explore the past century of motorcycling, its culture and its communities. Northwesterners have been enthralled with the adventure of riding since the early 1900s, both for business and for pleasure, and the activity has played an important part in shaping our young regionÂ’s history. With nearly two dozen rare machines on display through June 23, 2013, LetÂ’s Ride! Motorcycling the Northwest combines the artistry and science of motorcycles with the history of motorcycling. jun 1America's Car Museum 2013 Jazz GalaLeMay: America's Car MuseumCelebrate ACM's First Anniversary in "Post-War Modern" style with cars, clothes, music and dance of the late 40's and early 50's.
The evening will include a cocktail reception, dinner, live auction, entertainment by HB Radke and the grand opening of the new Legends of NASCAR exhibit.
sundaysLeMay-America’s Car Museum Legends of Motorsports: The NASCAR Story Exhibit Grand OpeningLeMay: America's Car MuseumCelebrate the grand opening of the Legends of Motorsports: The NASCAR Story exhibit June 2 at Lemay Â– AmericaÂ’s Car Museum.
The day will include:
Â•The debut of ACMÂ’s NASCAR exhibit featuring automobiles spanning the history of NASCAR from 1948 to present day
Â•A special appearance by Seattle radio personality Danny Bonaduce from The Partridge Family between 11 a.m. Â– 1 p.m.
Â•Live acoustic and classic rock music by Amadon and Kim Archer Band
Â•Commemorative posters given to the first 500 people who visit
Â•NASCAR racing simulator rides
**There will be a special ACM member preview on May 30. jun 7 - jun 9Northwest Pinball & Arcade ShowTacoma Convention CenterCome slay dragons, rescue the princess and save the planet at the Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show this June!
The 2013 Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show takes place June 7th-9th at the Tacoma Convention Center, featuring 350 pinball and arcade games all set on free play! While playing games is the highlight of the show, the event also includes tournaments, guest speakers, world record attempts, vendors, collectibles, prizes and seminars.
jun 8 - aug 18Prized Northwest Native Arts Show Returns to Washington State History MuseumWashington State History MuseumOn Saturday, June 8, the Washington State History Museum unveils the eighth annual In the Spirit: Contemporary Northwest Native Arts exhibit. The exhibit, which is on display through August 18, 2013, showcases work from more than 20 Northwest Native artisans and focuses on the distinctive cultures and stories of the region's tribal groups. The two-month exhibit will culminate with the In the Spirit: Northwest Native Arts Market & Festival on Saturday, August 17, 2013. jun 13City of Tacoma and Tacoma Public Library Employment WorkshopMain LibraryThe City of Tacoma HR and Tacoma Public Library team up to share resources every job seeker should be aware of as they navigate the employment process, from applying to jobs, avoiding interview pitfalls, using the library for review of resumes and finding the best websites for job listings. This event runs from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Main Library Olympic Room. jun 14 - jul 14The Importance of Being EarnestLakewood PlayhouseThe Lakewood Playhouse is proud to present FINAL SHOW of our 74th SEASON of PLAYS Â– Oscar WildeÂ’s timeless comedy of Love, Life and All of its Confusions Â“THE IMPORTANCE of BEING EARNEST.Â” The Play will be performed on Fridays, Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Performances will be June 14th Â– July 14th,with Special Showings at 8:00pm onThursday, June 20th (Pay What You Can Night) and 8:00pm on Thursday, June 27th (Â“Pay What You CanÂ” ActorÂ’s Benefit).Our Ticket Prices are $24.00 (General Admission), $21.00 (Senior/Military)and $18.00 (Students/Educators).
ABOUT THE SHOW: In THE IMPORTANCE of BEING EARNEST, dashing men-about-town John Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff pursue fair ladies Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. Matters are complicated by the imaginary characters invented by both men to cover their on-the-sly activitiesÂ—not to mention the disapproval of GwendolenÂ’s mother, the formidable Lady Bracknell. jun 23Street Scramble: Run, Walk or BikeWashington State History MuseumRun, Walk, Bike ... individually or in teams. Families welcome! Push a stroller, ride a bike - just find all 30 locations on the map of downtown Tacoma during our 90-minute version or our 3-hour version of the Street Scramble on June 23! Answer a simple trivia question at each location to prove you were there, and return to the History Museum before time is up. Awards after. Fun for everyone! mondays, tuesdays, wednesdays, thursdays, fridaysAsia Pacific Cultural Summer Camp 2013Asia Pacific Cultural CenterTake a journey through the fascinating art and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands at the Asia Pacific Summer Camp! We will have so much fun with crafts, games, art, language, geography, and history during this weekly day-camp held at the Asia Pacific Cultural Center in Tacoma.
Would you like to know the stories behind the Hawaiian chants and graceful movements of hula? Learn about the Chinese language and how to write Chinese calligraphy? What island life is like in Samoa? Find out about the Spanish influence in Philippines history? Come to our Summer Camp and you will learn all about this and so much more!
Each day is dedicated to a different culture with options to sign up for different weeks or for the entire 3-week session beginning July 15 through August 2. We will experience Vietnam, Samoa, Thailand, Philippines, Korea, Hawaii and many other cultures Â– 15 countries in 15 days! If you are between the ages of 8 through 12 years old, come along and join us for a unique Summer Camp experience!
aug 11In the Spirit: Northwest Native Arts Market & FestivalWashington State History MuseumIn the Spirit: Northwest Native Arts Market and Festival, the region's largest Native American arts event, returns to the Washington State History Museum this summer for the biggest celebration yet. Taking place Saturday, Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., the popular outdoor festival will feature a mix of performances by new and returning Native American artists, and for the first time, free museum admission.
Festival activities take place inside and adjacent to the museum, located at 1911 Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma. Through partnership with The Evergreen State College Longhouse Education & Cultural Center, Native American dancers, musicians and storytellers will perform in the museum's 300-seat outdoor amphitheater. In the plaza, adjacent to the amphitheater, some of the Pacific Northwest's most talented artisans, including weavers, printmakers, carvers, and beaders, will gather to display and sell their exquisite works.