The Things We Like


Upcoming Events:

Saturday, June 23, 1-4 p.m.


Proctor Art Gallery, 3811 N. 26th St., Tacoma
Proctor Art Gallery’s once-a-year customer appreciation sale is just around the corner. Discounts on selected artists’ work will be available, and many of the gallery’s artist members will be in attendance to share their work and to say “thank you” to the customers and community members who make Proctor Art Gallery special.
Tuesday, June 26, 7-8:30 p.m.


Tacoma Arts Community Center,
1102 S. 11th St., Tacoma
Unexpected Productions Improv is excited to announce a free improv class in Tacoma. Join the Pacific Northwest’s most respected and established improv school at the Tacoma Arts Community Center in the Hilltop neighborhood. Why improv for teens? In Youthprov, students learn the fundamentals of good improvisation through games and exercises. The games are fun and entertaining but they are also a creative process that encourages support, active listening, being present and intelligent risk-taking on and off the stage.
To learn more about Unexpected Productions, visit or
Friday, June 29, 7 p.m.


Venue to be announced, Tacoma
Three people each present a 15-minute slide show. The slide shows take place the last Friday of each month. On June 29, presentations will be given by Ann Meersman on Kuwait; Marse Lear on Burkina Faso; Ann Darling on Malta. Organized by Lynn Di Nino, Tripod Slide Shows are held monthly on the third Friday from 7-8:30 p.m. They are not really ‘slides,’ but are images shown on a digital projector.
Friday, June 29, 7-10 p.m.


Union Club, 539 Broadway, Tacoma
Experience three artists creating work live. All pieces are raffled off at the end of the night. There will be food, drinks, music, arts, crafts as well as genuine conversations and sparks of connection. Artists: Asia Tail, painting and jewelry making,; Robin McQuay, painting, Instagram: @robin_mcquay, Facebook: Art of Robin McQuay; Lucien Vedego, painting through sound, Facebook — Axi-Ohm, SoundCloud —, Instagram: @lucien_vedego.
July 9-12, 7-9 p.m.


Brian Brenno Studio, 9850 SW 148th, Vashon
Fascinated by glassblowing? Experience the wonders of glass in this camp for adults! Projects include sculpted glass hearts and flowers, blown glass ornaments, drinking cups made from pop and beer bottles, glass bead making and mosaics. Bring comfortable clothing, no open toed shoes, long pants and short sleeves suggested.
Tuition: $100 member, $115 general + $40 materials. Instructors: Brian and Tara Brenno.

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