Community Events Calendar

May
17
Tue
Olympia Farmers Market
May 17 – Oct 6 all-day

Olympia Farmers MarketOlympia Farmers Market Logo (Diamond Motif with Tulip)

April- October, 10am-3pm

Olympia Farmers Market

700 Capitol Way N, Olympia

360.352.9096 | olympiafarmersmarket.com

Though the Olympia Farmers Market has been open on Saturdays through the winter months, April marks the beginning of the growing season with even more vendors offering, local vegetables, Washington grown fruit, prepared food, artisan crafts, with 8 restaurants, set to live music in a family-friendly atmosphere. Olympia Farmers Market is working hard to provide a safe shopping environment for the wellbeing of our customers, staff and vendors. To do so, we’ve implemented a set of safety measures, limited market hours and vendors and are working to introduce curbside Market Pickup & Deliveries.

 

May
18
Wed
Art Classes & Workshops
May 18 – Aug 10 all-day
Valentine Make Take 2022

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  • Acrylics | Ages 16 & over
  • Wednesdays, Apr 6-Apr 27 | 9a-12p | 56231

Watercolor | Ages 16 & over

  • Wednesdays, Mar 23-Apr 27 | 2-4p | 56238
  • Wednesdays, Mar 23-Apr 27 | 6:30-8:30p | 56239
May
20
Fri
Get Down at Love, SeaTown Block Party at Seattle Center @ Mural Amphitheatre
May 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Get Down at Love, SeaTown Block Party at Seattle Center

 

SEATTLE – Kick off summer in downtown Seattle at the Love, SeaTown Block Party at the Seattle Center Mural Amphitheatre. This fun, family-friendly and FREE party will feature live music, food and drinks inside the Armory Food & Events Hall, local sports celebrities, special guest appearances and more, including:

  • Allen Stone: Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and recording artist who recently placed 1st in the jury vote for theAmerican Song Contest semi-finals, broadcast on NBC
  • Blue Thunder: a 32-piece drumline for the Seattle Seahawks
  • Sound Wave: the official band of the Seattle Sounders FC

TIME/DATE: 4 – 6 p.m., Friday, May 20

LOCATION:  Mural Amphitheatre

                     Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

CONTACTS: Erin Blum, erin.blum@edelman.com

        James Sido, jamess@downtownseattle.org

After the Block Party, head over to Climate Pledge Arena to see the Seattle Storm take on the Los Angeles Sparks. Game starts at 7 p.m.

Sponsored by Microsoft, the event is the third of three Love, SeaTown Block Parties organized in partnership with Challenge Seattle, Downtown Seattle Association, City of Seattle, Seafair, Seattle Center, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Seattle Rotary, Seattle Sports Commission, and Visit Seattle.

About Seattle Center:  

Seattle Center is celebrating 60 years with all that is “New, Now, and Next” as Seattle’s hub for arts, sports, community events, and cultural festivals. Originally built for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, the dynamic 74-acre campus has transformed over the years to respond to, reflect, and represent the region’s ever-broadening community. Seattle Center and its iconic International Fountain are often referred to as the “Heart of Seattle,” serving as a treasured community gathering place where the local, regional, national, and international visitors come together every day. Today more than 30 cultural, educational, sports and entertainment organizations reside on the grounds, along with a diverse variety of public programs and thousands of events attracting more than 12 million visitors each year. At Seattle Center, part of Uptown Arts & Cultural District and home to Climate Pledge Arena, our purpose is to create exceptional events, experiences, and environments that delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities. Activities at the Center generate $1.864 billion in business activity and $631 million in labor income.  

May
21
Sat
Lacey Spring Fun Fair
May 21 – May 22 all-day

 May 21 and 22 2022 10:00am

St. Martin’s University

5300 Pacific Avenue SE
Lacey, WA 98503

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The annual, two-day fair features dozens of free, family-friendly activities from Kids’ World to local school and area band performances to the fan-favorite car show.

One of the best things about the fair is that it’s free. No cost to park, no entry fees, no tickets required to go on the rides, nada. “All you have to do is wait in line. Kids can go on all the rides and do all the activities they want and it’s all free! Most of the people leave with a bag full of crafts that the kids have made or goodies they’ve won playing different games,” Jeannette says. “The only thing you’ll have to pay for is if you choose to buy something from one of the food vendors or one of the commercial or arts and crafts vendors.”

Even though on-site parking is free, it can be a bit limited. To help with this, you can catch one of the free shuttle busses

TAKE THE SATURDAY SHUTTLE!
Free parking with shuttle service will be available from South Sound Center’s Flag Pavilion parking area from 10 a – 6 p, Sat., May 6.
(South Sound Center’s Flag Pavilion parking area: Sleater-Kinney Road at Interstate 5)
Shuttles run every twenty minutes.

THE INFINITE @ Tacoma Armory
May 21 all-day
THE INFINITE
THE WORLD’S LARGEST INTERACTIVE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE ABOUT SPACE EXPLORATION TO LAUNCH AT TACOMA ARMORY IN MAY
Become an astronaut in the world’s first immersive experience
that transports you into space and see Earth as you’ve never seen it before
Following five-star rave reviews, THE INFINITE—the first and largest collective virtual reality experience to send visitors on a mind-bending journey into space—has announced that the wildly popular NASA-inspired experience will be making its third stop in Seattle-Tacoma. The interactive installation is set to take place at the historic Tacoma Armory starting May 21, as part of its multi-year international tour.
Throughout the 60-minute journey, THE INFINITE allows attendees to roam freely inside a full-scale replica of the International Space Station (ISS), bringing audiences closer than ever before to the feeling of being in outer space. Senses are enriched through the interactivity between physical objects, virtual reality, multimedia art, soundscapes, light design and even the subtle scents of a forest—evoking memories of stargazing while lying on the grass.
Produced by INFINITY EXPERIENCES, a joint venture of PHI Studio and Felix & Paul Studios, THE INFINITE is heading to the Pacific Northwest after the completion of two immensely successful runs in Montreal and Houston, with an extension added in Houston due to popular demand and unanimously positive reviews.
“THE INFINITE experience is unlike any other exhibition examining space. We took the approach to expansively underpin the visitor experience with exclusive content shot in virtual reality by Felix & Paul Studios aboard the ISS and did not center the exhibition around artifacts of space exploration. Using architectural design, free-roaming technology and commissioned artwork from Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda, we were inspired by humanity’s global fascination with space, integrating a poetic point of view of the astronauts. It was vital for us to transport the public to the particularities of life in space and [allow them to] feel their presence on board and outside the ISS,” noted Phoebe Greenberg, PHI Studio Founder & Chief Creative Officer of THE INFINITE.
The installation set to launch in Seattle-Tacoma includes footage from the first-ever cinematic spacewalk captured in 3D, 360° virtual reality, shot outside the International Space Station on September 12, 2021, in addition to offering visitors a self-directed experience aboard the ISS itself.
THE INFINITE is an extension of the recent Primetime Emmy Award-winning immersive series, Space Explorers: The ISS Experience, the largest production ever filmed in space, produced by Felix & Paul Studios in association with TIME Studios. Shot over a period of nearly three years and producing more than 250 hours of high-end virtual reality footage, the four-part immersive series documents the life of eight international astronauts inside—and outside—the International Space Station.
Tickets are currently on sale starting at $48 for adults, with discounted group rates available. For more information on THE INFINITE and to purchase tickets, please visit theinfiniteseattle.com.
See you in Space!
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ABOUT INFINITY EXPERIENCES INC.
INFINITY EXPERIENCES is a joint venture founded in April 2020 between PHI Studio and Felix & Paul Studios, two major pioneers in the XR industry. It endeavors to create and distribute cutting-edge large-scale projects through spatial and immersive exhibitions, such as the ground-breaking Location-Based Entertainment experience THE INFINITE. This first production redefined the industry standards for immersive location-based experiences through creative innovation technologies that allow 150 visitors to simultaneously go into space and visit the ISS, creating the world’s first large-scale interactive and collective experience around space exploration. Building on its success in Montreal, THE INFINITE embarked on a world tour in December 2021 and will stop in three cities per year until 2026. The first highly acclaimed stop in the US is in Houston, NASA’s home city, where it is already collecting rave reviews.
Auburn’s Dog Trot @ Game Farm Park
May 21 @ 9:30 am
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REGISTER NOW AND SAVE $$!

REGISTRATION FEE INCREASES APRIL 1

Lace up your shoes and get your leashes ready! Registration is on-going for Auburn’s Dog Trot 2022! Auburn’s Dog Trot is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Game Farm Park in Auburn. Dog Trot is a pet/owner 3K/5K Fun Run event, that kicks off the Petpalooza festival.

This is a family-oriented fun run event that starts at 9:30am. Participants will follow a 3K or 5K route. The course is flat, easy and enjoyable for all ages and ability levels. Water will be available on the course for both dogs and human participants. The race is ‘chip-timed’ by BuDu Racing.

The early registration fee (on or before March 31) is $20/person. Registration includes a limited-edition 2022 T-Shirt, full-color race bib and a participation medal. T-shirt sizes not guarantees for late registrations. While supplies last for on-site registrations.

Late registration (April 1 – May 17) is $25/person. Sorry, no registration May 18 – 20. On-site registration on Saturday, May 21 is $30/person.

Click HERE to register for the Dog Trot.

For those of you who have already registered, thank you!

Please share our event details with friends and family members!


Thank you to our Dog Trot sponsors:

Reber Ranch and Peaceful Pet Transitions


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DOG TROT RULES OF PARTICIPATION: 

  • All participants must have their race bib on the FRONT of their person
  • Dogs must be current on vaccinations
  • No aggressive dogs
  • No female dogs in heat
  • No more than two dogs per human
  • Keep your dog on a 7-foot leash or shorter at all times.
  • No dogs under the age of six months
  • Bring your dog only if he/she is well socialized
  • Please, clean up after your dog
  • Run or walk the course only if you and your pet are in adequate physical condition
  • Strollers are welcome on the course
  • Participants may not switch race distances after May 17
  • Participants must run/walk the course in its entirety with a dog to be eligible for awards
  • Route will close after 90-minutes; route is open 9:30am – 11:00am.

Petpalooza vendorsSAVE THE DATE: Petpalooza is being planned for Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 10am – 5pm at Game Farm Park. Petpalooza is a FREE event for pet lovers and a special day for your four-legged family member or other furry friend. Petpalooza is kicked off with a Dog Trot 3K/5K Fun Run. The event features an animal-related entertainment stage, flydog and agility demos, Mud Bay’s Northwest Pet Contest, an agility area, a petting zoo and other children’s activities, a large variety of vendor booths, adoptions, give-a-ways and lots of activities to keep both humans and pets entertained. Leashed, licensed and well-behaved pets are always welcome.

Stay connected:

Follow us on Facebook at @auburnpetpalooza

Visit our website at auburnwa.gov/petpalooza

Saturday Street Festivals at the Plaza: Dancing in the Streets @ Colonial Plaza
May 21 @ 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Enjoy live music and dancing in Lakewood’s beautiful Colonial Plaza. This event is part of Lakewood’s Saturday Street Festivals on the Plaza series of community events throughout Summer 2022.

May
25
Wed
Auburn Parks & Recreation Kidz Events
May 25 – Jul 21 all-day

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Register now for winter programs and activities with
Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation

22 Winter Guide_21YIROnline Recreation Registration

View the Winter 2022 Recreation Brochure online

View the 2021 Year in Review

Save the Date! Summer Camp 2022 registration opens March 3.

Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation continues to serve the community with various opportunities and experiences. We encourage you to follow us on Facebook at Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation or subscribe to our Auburn@Play newsletters to see what we are up too. You can also visit auburnwa.gov/play for updates, registration information and a full listing of opportunities this winter.

Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation maintains its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for Auburn residents and playing a significant role in shaping the character of the City through our services. The Department manages 600+ acres of park land including 32 parks with unique playgrounds, athletic fields, trails and picnic shelters as well as the Auburn Community and Event Center, the REC Teen Center, Auburn Golf Course, White River Valley Museum and historic Mary Olson Farm, Mountain View Cemetery, Auburn Ave Theater, Auburn Senior Center, Auburn Farmers Market as well as numerous award winning community events. We truly offer something for everybody. During 2021, we continued to navigate the challenges of a pandemic and successfully adapted, pivoted, modified, and re-tooled as needed to bring programs, activities, events and public projects to the Auburn community. Check out all the 2021 highlights with our Year in Review.

We are looking forward to our upcoming endeavors and hope to see you very soon.

Pedal Power Learn to Ride a Bike Workshop | Ages 2 ½-5 | Wednesdays, Feb. 9-Mar. 9 |
11:15a-12p | 56369

Itsy Bitsy | Ages 1-3 | Tuesdays, Mar 1-Apr 5 |
9:15-10a | 56332

Storybook Creations | Ages 2-4 | Thursdays,
Mar 3-Apr 7 | 11a-12p | 56354

Busy Bees | Ages 3 ½-5 | Tuesdays, Mar 1-Apr 5 | 10:30a-12p | 56335

Colors, Shapes & Numbers Fun Shape Into Spring | Ages 3-5 | Thursdays, Mar 3-Apr 7 | 9:30-10:30a | 56353

Ballet/Tumbling Spring Session | Ages 3-5 |  Tuesdays, Mar 8-Mar 29 | 5:30-6:15p | 56358

 

Pedal Power Preschool

The Seattle Series @ Grand Ballroom of the Women's University Club
May 25 – Aug 10 all-day

The Seattle Series

Announcing The Seattle Series, a new classical music experience with performances February 18, March 10, and May 6, 2022.

The Seattle Series is a chamber-festival-meets-recital series featuring ad hoc combinations of awe-inspiring artists performing together to create a magical moment in time. 

Presented by Mary C. Ransdell, long-time member of Seattle’s classical music community, The Seattle Series aims to create an intimate, accessible atmosphere that will be appreciated by music fans new and old. Ransdell previously served as artistic planning specialist for The Highlands Concert Series, which presented performers such as Benjamin Hochman, Elisa Barston, Mary Lynch, and Kristin Lee, among many others.

The Seattle Series, inspired by the hidden gem of world-class classical musicians right on Seattle’s doorstep, features unique programming:  Outstanding Seattle-based artists are given the opportunity to invite their colleagues from around the globe to join them for an exclusive collaboration, unavailable elsewhere. Audiences will witness passion, beauty, skill, energy—all exhibited in spades—for an inspiring, life-affirming experience.

For the 2022 season, Efe Baltacigil, Principal Cello, Seattle Symphony Orchestra (SSO), will be joined by New York-based pianist Anna Polonsky for the inaugural February 18th performance. On March 10th, Russian violinist, countertenor, and former SSO resident conductor Dmitry Sinkovsky will join SSO Assoc. Principal Cello Meeka Quan DiLorenzo and harpsichordist Jonathan Oddie. The season concludes on May 6th, with elite flutist Demarre McGill, Principal of the Seattle Symphony and touring soloist, who will be joined by a guest to be named later. th

“The breadth of Seattle’s musical talent is astonishing; I’m thrilled to showcase these artists and facilitate access to their music-making by Seattle-metro residents.” says Ransdell. “What is often overlooked about the classical genre is that it presents an opportunity to sit, relax, hear something beautiful, sometimes challenging, and always inspiring.  This series invites audience members to let these great musicians in our midst do the work while they simply enjoy.”

The Seattle Series is held in the intimate and inviting Grand Ballroom of the Women’s University Club, located on 6th Avenue at the corner of Spring Street in Seattle.

Tickets are on sale now at TheSeattleSeries.org, ranging in price from a discounted youth rate of $40 to $65 for reserved seating. Subscription tickets are also available.

Friday, February 18th at 8pm
Efe Baltacigil with Anna Polonsky

Thursday, March 10th at 7:30pm
Dmitry Sinkovsky, Meeka Quan DiLorenzo and Jonathan Oddie

Friday, May 6th at 8pm
Demarre McGill with guest TBA

About Efe Baltacigil
Performing Feb. 18thPrincipal Cello of the Grammy-winning Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Turkey’s String Player of the Year, 2013, and awardee of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, Mr. Baltacigil is lauded for his risk-taking, passionate performances that immediately capture the heart and imagination, reflected in the eight-hour sell-out of his recent solo recital with the Seattle Chamber Music Society.  Recipient of the Peter Jay Sharp Prize, the Washington Performing Arts Society Prize, and first prize in concerto competitions of Istanbul, New York, and the Schadt String Competition, Baltacigil experienced early acclaim as winner of the 2005 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and is a graduate of Mimar Sinan University Conservatory and the Curtis Institute of Music.
About Anna Polonsky
Performing Feb. 18thAnna Polonsky made her solo piano debut at age seven at the Special Central Music School in Moscow, emigrated to the United States in 1990, and attended high school at the Interlochen Arts Academy.  Recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and the Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Award, she received her Bachelor of Music diploma from The Curtis Institute of Music under the tutelage of the renowned Peter Serkin and continued studies with Jerome Lowenthal, earning her master’s degree from the Juilliard School.  She has collaborated with the Guarneri, Orion, Daedalus, and Shanghai Quartets, and with such musicians as Mitsuko Uchida, Yo-Yo Ma, Richard Goode, Emanuel Ax, Arnold Steinhardt, and Efe Baltacigil, as well as clarinetist David Shifrin and cellist Peter Wiley with whom she also performs as a trio.
Jun
3
Fri
The Luck of the Irish at Tacoma Little Theatre
Jun 3 – Jun 19 all-day
The Luck of the Irish at Tacoma Little Theatre

The Luck of the Irish at Tacoma Little Theatre

June 3rd-June 19th

Tacoma Little Theater

210 North I Street, Tacoma, WA 98403

253-272-2281    www.tacomalittletheatre.com