Friday, June 22, 6-9 p.m.
The Not-Creepy Gathering
Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma
The Not-Creepy Gathering for People Who Are Single and Want to Fall in Love takes over TAM UNFRAMED (bit.ly/TAMunframed) on Friday, June 22. Are you a nice person who just wants to meet another nice person? This event is for you! Do you ever look around at all of your fabulous single friends and think, “You’re all so great! Why can’t I get you all in a room together?” Here’s your chance. “What if I’m gay?” That’s great! This event is not just for straight people. “Aw, I do want love, but I’m too old.” No, you’re not! This event draws adults of all ages (21+ only). This carefully crafted and facilitated event – which involves writing exercises, opportunities to talk one-on-one, and all-group activities – is fun, sweet, playful, surprisingly moving, and remarkably effective. Just bring a notebook. The Not-Creepy Gathering starts promptly at 7 p.m., so don’t be late. Doors open at 6 p.m. for UNFRAMED. Cost: $10 ($5 members/students with ID).
Saturday, June 23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Grit City Motorshow
America’s Car Museum, 2702 E. D St., Tacoma
Whether you call it the City of Destiny or the Grit City, we love our town. “Cars Yeah” host Mark Greene will be interviewing special guests at AMC’s “Live at Grit City Motorshow.” Come meet on the Haub Family Field and show off your vintage bike, antique auto or classic car. Enjoy local bites and sips in the beer garden with Thirst Responder while you discuss your latest project with new and old friends.
Saturday, June 23, 11 a.m.
Old Town History Walk
Old Town Dock, 2200 N. Ruston Way, Tacoma
Are you curious about Tacoma history? Do you want to learn more about Tacoma’s early residents? Have you ever wondered about the buildings in the Old Town neighborhood? Take this chance to stroll down Ruston Way to find out more about Tacoma’s first working waterfront. Walks take place, rain or shine. Tours last approximately one hour.
Saturday, June 23, 8:30 p.m.
Odd Otter Brewing Company, 716 Pacific Ave., Tacoma
Join Pretty Gritty Tours for an exclusive and unique “Boos and Booze Ghost Tour” as you visit a small section of the Tacoma underground beneath the vaulted sidewalk of Commerce St., and the abandoned Soldiers Club from 1917. This open space sits silently on top of Odd Otter Brewing, the proprietors of which have graciously offered to let the hosts guide a small group through for a glimpse into the past. Come enjoy some beer, some ghost stories, and some haunted history of Tacoma.
Monday, June 25, 5 p.m.
Aloof and the Woof
Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital, 401 Fawcett Ave., #100, Tacoma
Join the Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital in a celebration of local artists, Lynne Farren and Lorraine Toler. Farren is a maker of many kinds of art including collage, assemblage, artwear and painting. She paints cats in a whimsical and colorful style with added quotes to show their quirky and funny side. Toler is a Tacoma artist who studied at the Fine Arts Program at Washington State University. “I recently discovered that I delight in painting pets,” said Toler. “During the process of painting an animal it is like getting to know a new friend. It is always an honor to paint a much-loved pet.” Toler’s style is influenced by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch and by the contemporary California artist Hung Liu. “I strive to create in the way that these artists do. I admire the way that they tell a story through a single piece or a series. I admire art that can make your smile, or cry.”