Calendar Pick

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Pierce County Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Sun., Sept. 15
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
UPS Todd Field
1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. Funds raised for the event are used for Alzheimer’s research and to provide care and support services to local families impacted by the disease. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease! When you participate in Walk, you’re fueling our mission and raising the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community. Join us and lead the way to Alzheimer’s first survivor. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease!

Ages: All ages, pet friendly, fully accessible to all abilities.
Price: Free to attend; however, participants who raise $100 or more will receive a Walk to End Alzheimer’s T-shirt.
Info:; 1 (800) 272-3900

Superheroes of Science

Mon., Sept. 9
6 p.m.
RAIN Incubator
2304 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma

This monthly community gathering is headlined by a renowned scientist speaker and brings together the region’s community builders, scientists, students, investors, and collaborators. This month features biologist and microbiome expert Dr. Stan Langevin. What does it mean to be healthy?  Dr. Langevin is here to tell you that everything you know about health and infectious disease is wrong. Learn about the society living within you!

Price: Free.

Her Story – Our Tacoma

Sat., Sept. 14
5-8:30 p.m.
University of Puget Sound Field House
1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma

Tacoma Historical Society invites the community to a celebratory evening of recognition in honor of women’s history. In addition to tributes to the women who’ve impacted our local history, the Society will present its prestigious Star of Destiny Award. This year’s Destiny Dinner theme, “Her Story – Our Tacoma,” looks back at outstanding women leaders over the past century in Tacoma who’ve left legacies that still echo to the present day.


Jazz LIVE at Marine View

Sun., Sept. 8
5 p.m.
Marine View Church
8269 Eastside Dr. NE, Tacoma

After the traditional two-month summer break of the concert series, Jazz LIVE resumes with the much-anticipated appearance of Jay Thomas & The Cantaloupes. Thomas, a native of Seattle, is a versatile multi-instrumentalist (trumpet, flugelhorn, alto, tenor, soprano saxophones and flutes). His music could be described as earthy and lyrical with the blues and swing always in evidence. Also appearing as part of his Cantaloupes ensemble are five other talented regional musicians: John Hansen on piano, Michael Glynn on bass, Adam Kessler on drums, Mike Van Bebber on trumpet and flugelhorn and Dan Marcus on trombone and flugabone. Don’t miss an amazing showcase combining modern jazz with hard bop and boogaloo.

Ages: All ages.
Price: Free. Info:; (253) 229-9206.

‘Biloxi Blues’

Opens Fri., Sept. 13
8 p.m.
Lakewood Playhouse
5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood

As the opening show of its 81st season, Lakewood Playhouse will stage its premiere of “Biloxi Blues,” the sequel to last year’s hit “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and the second part of Neil Simon’s autobiographical “Eugene Trilogy.” This installment sees Simon’s alter ego, Eugene Morris Jerome, sent to Boot Camp in Biloxi, Miss. during the early years of World War II. When we last met Eugene, he was coping with adolescence in 1930’s Brooklyn. Here, he is a young army recruit going through basic training and learning about Life and Love with a capital “L,” along with some harsher lessons, at boot camp.

Fridays, Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., Sept. 13 through Oct. 6. “Pay what you can” showings at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12 and 19.

Info:; (253) 588-0042

‘Calendar Girls’

Opens Fri., Sept. 13,
7:30 p.m.
Tacoma Little Theatre
201 N. I St., Tacoma

Tacoma Little Theatre begins its 101st season, “A Season of Firsts,” with the funny, sincere, and just a wee bit naughty “Calendar Girls,” a TLT premiere. When Annie’s husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new sitting area in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow Women’s Institute (WI) members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame.

Plays Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays 2 p.m. through Sept. 29. Ages: 12 and up.
Info:, (253) 272-2281

‘The Addams Family’

Fri., Sept. 13
7:30 p.m.
Tacoma Musical Playhouse
7116 6th Ave., Tacoma

Tacoma Musical Playhouse (TMP) announces its first musical of the 2019-2020 Season, TMP’s national and international award-winning “The Addams Family.” This original story is every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

Plays Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. through Oct. 6.
Special afternoon performances on Saturdays, Sept. 28 and Oct. 5, at 2 p.m.

Ages: All ages.
Info:; (253) 565-6867


Broadway Farmers Market

Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Oct. 25
9th & Broadway

Now in it’s 29th year, this vibrant downtown marketplace hosts more than 80 vendors who provide the highest quality fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, seafood, honey, specialty foods and artisan crafts. Located in the shadow of the historic Pantages Theater, the market also offers a wide selection of hot food vendors and café seating. You’ll find something for everyone, from farm fresh produce, to kid’s activities, chef’s demos, gardening advice and more.

This market proudly accepts EBT, WIC/SFMNP and offers the Fresh Bucks EBT matching and Apple-a-Day programs.

Proctor Farmers Market

Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
N. 27th St. & N. Proctor St.

This year, the Proctor Farmers’ Market is celebrating its 25th year. This vibrant market features local produce, tree and stone fruits, foraged and cultivated mushrooms, cheeses, pasture raised meats, wild caught fish, artisan foods, jams, jellies honey, herbs, cut flowers, fresh baked breads & baked goods, wine, cider, craft distilleries, hot and ready-to-eat foods, live entertainment and so much more.

Inquire at the Market Info Booth on how to double your EBT dollars with Fresh Bucks and WIC and Senior FMNP vouchers are gladly accepted.

Point Ruston Farmers Market

Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Sept. 30
5005 Ruston Way (The Grand Plaza)

You won’t find a more beautiful setting for a farmers market than Point Ruston. Centered in the heart of the Grand Plaza, market vendors are surrounded by the beauty of Commencement Bay, miles of walking trails, and a diversity of shops. You’ll find a variety of fresh produce, flowers, locally processed foods like pickles, pasta, baked goods, sauces and so much more.

This market proudly accepts EBT, WIC/SFMNP and offers the Fresh Bucks EBT matching and Apple-a-Day programs.

Lakewood Farmers Market

Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Sept. 10
Lakewood City Hall
6000 Main St. S.W., Lakewood

Shop local and support more than 12 local farmers. Every market day enjoy live music, international entertainment and children’s activities. Grab lunch from food trucks and eat outside around the fountain. You will find everything from organic produce to kettle corn, handmade ice cream and crafts. Now selling local wine, and beer. Plenty of free parking. See all vendors and complete schedule of events at

Info: (253) 983-7887

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