The Things We Like

Tuesday, June 5, 6 p.m.
Franke Tobey Jones, 5340 N. Bristol St., Tacoma
Start a business, inspire the community, create art – Spaceworks will help you grow with training and technical support. Learn more about four Spaceworks programs and services including “Artscapes,” “Incubator,” “Special Projects” and “Co-working.”  Info:
Wednesday, June 6, 1:30 p.m.
Saint Patrick Catholic School, 1112 N. G St., Tacoma
Kite Day was born from an idea that art teacher Emily Keller had to create an event that would incorporate art into a school community event. “I love the idea of taking advantage of a beautiful spring day, and having every student that I see in the art room create something that brings together a sense of the artistic and a (somewhat) functional item,” she said. Building kites envelops the concepts of creating in three dimension and, for the older kids who are tasked with trying to follow more specific instructions, to create a kite that is properly engineered so that it will fly. All kites will be tied with a teal ribbon in remembrance of Mrs. Donna Breikss, a beloved teacher who passed away this year. Info:
Friday, June 8, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Alma Mater, 1322 Fawcett Ave., Tacoma
Spaceworks’ third annual fundraiser will feature local music, art, dance party and, of course, silent and live auctions with fundraising auctioneer Laura Michalek. Join the effort to strengthen our community and create opportunities for artists and creative entrepreneurs. Dance into the night at Alma Mater’s outdoor patio and bar surrounded by surreal synths and awash in glowing color. Musical performers: Mirrorgloss, Chromatography, Baloogz, Pacman Art Cars and DJ Olivia Phaze. The evening includes games, raffles, cake walk, no-host bar (featuring local cocktails, beer and wine), 80’s inspired cocktail dress code, dance party with live music and DJ. Info:
Saturday, June 9, 11 a.m.
Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma
On the second Saturday of every month (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.), Tacoma Art Museum hosts Studio and Storytime for children ages 2-8 and their families. See art activities at Studio activity is free; story time in the galleries is free with admission. Visit for more info.
Every Saturday through August, noon to 1 p.m.
Frost Park, corner of South 9th Street and Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma
Tacoma’s concrete-rich Frost Park has long played host to members of the public who come each week to create chalk art on the many surfaces that the park has to offer. For several years, Fridays at lunchtime has been the day when folks would get together for the fabled “Frost Park Chalk Challenge.” Now the event has moved to Saturday so that more people will be able to work the event into their schedules. Every Saturday from May through August, come to Frost Park and use some of the chalk on hand (or bring your own) to make your own temporary masterpiece. Help revive and reclaim our city through art. This is an all-ages artistic event. The organizers will be adding more and more to this event over the summer so stay tuned and see you there fellow chalkies. Info:

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