Community Events Calendar

As Grandmother Taught: Women, Tradition, and Plateau Art
Sep 24 all-day

As Grandmother Taught: Women, Tradition, and Plateau Art

July 23-November 28

Washington State History Museum

1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma

253.272.3500 |

The art of the indigenous cultures of the Columbia River plateau reflects traditional lifeways borne of an ancient and interdependent relationship with the natural world. Women have been the primary makers of the functional forms necessary to everyday life; materials and techniques are time-honed, having been perfected over generations.

Though traditional ways of life have evolved, women still carry forward this knowledge. This exhibition celebrates the work of three contemporary Plateau women alongside historic objects and images from the collections of the NWMAC.

Tasveer Festival
Sep 24 all-day

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October 1-24

In-Person & Virtual

206.349.4478 |

The Tasveer Festival will showcase the best in South Asian film (TSAFF), literature (TSAL), and storytelling in an SXSW-style festival, permeating the month of October with arts and culture. Through this festival, Tasveer will provide a platform to amplify underrepresented South Asian voices, place a spotlight on South Asian artists, and create a safe space for dialogues within our communities. The need for art, community and comedy is greater now than ever before.

Puyallup Farmers Market
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Puyallup Farmers Market

April 10-October 9, 9am-2pm

Located on: 2nd St SE and E Meeker

253.840.2631 |

We are excited to announce that the opening day of the Puyallup Farmers’ Market will be Saturday, April 10, 2021! Our market runs from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm each Saturday from April 10 to October 9.

The Puyallup Farmers’ Market is one of the largest markets in the South Puget Sound region. Every Saturday you will find fresh fruits and vegetables grown by local farmers. You will also find beautiful, fresh-cut flower bouquets, garden and landscaping plants, artisan breads, farm fresh eggs and meats, handcrafted items from local crafters and artists along with a variety of other vendors.


2021 NWCC – NPC Northern Classic
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am

2021 NWCC – NPC Northern Classic

September 25, 10am & 3pm

Federal Way PAEC

31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S, Federal Way

253.835.7010 |

Since 2004, Elite Productions has brought Competitive Bodybuilding to the great Pacific Northwest. On our 15 year anniversary, The Northern Classic continues to be a premier Bodybuilding, Figure, Fitness, Bikini, Women’s Physique, Men’s Physique and Men’s Classic Physique venue in South King and Pierce County. Your promoters are Christopher Algeo and Michele Mayberry. On behalf of the Elite Productions team, we thank you for your passion and commitment to this sport and for setting the bar in physical and health transformation.

If Alfas Could Talk
Sep 25 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

If Alfas Could Talk

September 25, 11:30am – 12:30pm

America’s Car Museum

2702 East D Street, Tacoma

In-person or Zoom option

Join ACM Guest Curator and President of the Northwest Alfa Romeo Club, Fred Russel, for a discussion about Alfa Romeo Grand Prix cars over the years. We’ll celebrate one of the all-time greatest victories at the 1935 German Grand Prix at the famed Nürburgring, Alfa winning the first ever Formula One championship and cars of today. Complimentary for ACM Members, or included with Museum admission on the day of the event.

Red Hot Gala
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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September 25, 6-10pm

Museum of Glass

1801 Dock St, Tacoma

253.284.4750 |

All of us at Museum of Glass are excited to gather together once again in support of glass art and artists. This year at Red Hot you’ll notice a few changes—a smaller number of guests and the Live Auction and Program will be held in our very own Hot Shop. Don’t worry, we’ll still have a live glassblowing demonstration including an Off-the-pipe Auction.

Even though some things are different, we still throw the hottest party in town!

Darius Rucker
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm

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September 25, 7:30pm

Washington State Fairgrounds

110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup

253.845.1771 |

Rucker first achieved multi-Platinum status in the record industry as lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the GRAMMY Award-winning band Hootie & the Blowfish.

Since releasing his first Country album in 2008, he’s enjoyed four No. 1 albums on the Billboard Country chart and nine No. 1 singles at Country radio, earning a whole new legion of fans. In 2014, Rucker won his third career GRAMMY Award for Best Solo Country Performance with his 4x Platinum version of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel.”

Reserved Concert Seating – $65 – $85*

24th Annual Local Sightings Film Festival
Sep 26 all-day

24th Annual Local Sightings Film Festival

September 16-26

In-person  & Virtual

Presented by Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, the 24th Annual Local Sightings Film Festival is a virtual showcase of creative communities from throughout the Pacific Northwest. The 2021 program, which runs from September 16-26, features a competitive selection of curated short film programs and feature films, inviting regional artists to experiment, break, and remake popular conceptions around filmmaking and film exhibition.

Local Sightings 2021 champions emerging and established talent, supports the regional film industry, and promotes diverse media as a critical tool for public engagement.

Gig Harbor Film Festival
Sep 26 all-day

Gig Harbor Film Festival

September 23-26

Galaxy Theater

4649 Point Fosdick Dr. NW, Gig Harbor

253.851.3456 |

We’re very excited to announce the return of the Gig Harbor Film Festival from September 23-26th at the Galaxy Theater, Gig Harbor!   Our town will be filled with filmmakers, producers, and movie buffs from around the northwest for another engaging weekend in celebration of film.

Terms of Endearment
Sep 26 all-day

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September 10-26

Tacoma Little Theatre

210 North I St, Tacoma

253.272.2281 |

Larry McMurtry’s beautiful and touching story comes to life in this new stage adaptation.

Though Emma is often exasperated by her highly opinionated mother, Aurora, they talk every day about their problems, from Aurora finding unexpected love even as she becomes a reluctant grandmother, to Emma’s struggle in her troubled marriage. But when they need one another most, will they be able to find courage in each other? This funny and touching story captures the delicate, sometimes fractured bonds between mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, and lovers, both old and new.

Recommended for Ages 12+