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3:00 pm

Japanese American Day of Remembrance

May 16 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 US
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On May 17 and 18 in 1942, after President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, over 700 people of Japanese ancestry in the south Puget Sound area were directed to report to Union Station for the forced removal from their communities to federally-constructed concentration camps. Join the Washington State History Museum for the fourth annual Day of Remembrance on Thursday, May 16 starting at 3:00 PM, with FREE programming and activities to commemorate this event, the lives it impacted, and […]

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5:00 pm

Art, Power, Resistance: Critical Voices of Children

May 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 US
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Join us for a pop-up student art show during Neighborhood Night! Support the next generation of art-makers and explore the latest exhibitions at TAM. Check out the event trailer here: http://bit.ly/Critical-Voices This event is free and open to the public.

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6:00 pm

Co-Working Sessions for Indigenous Artists

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free

FREE & OPEN TO ALL INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY MEMBERS yəhaw̓ (a regional celebration of Indigenous creatives) is hosting monthly co-working sessions in Tacoma on third Thursdays 6-10pm. All Indigenous people interested in being creative are welcome to come use the studio space for free for their own projects, and there will be new drop-in group activities led by guest artists each month. Art supplies will be provided. Sessions are held in the 2nd floor studios at Alma Mater, 1322 Fawcett Ave, […]

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Glass Break: Longhouse Education Center

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St
Tacoma, WA 98402 US
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Glass Break returns to Museum of Glass, at a new time: Every Third Thursday of the Month. This informal conversation series lasts about 30 minutes and brings interesting people and ideas to the stage in the Museum Theater — free to the public. MAY 16: LONGHOUSE EDUCATION CENTER Vice President of Indigenous Arts and Education, Evergreen State College, Tina Kuckkahn-Miller, will talk about the importance of the Longhouse Educational and Cultural Center at The Evergreen State College, the first building […]

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6:30 pm

Scholarly Selections: From Emily Dickinson to Lucinda Williams

May 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 US
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Scholarly Selections From Emily Dickinson to Lucinda Williams: Women Speaking Truth to Power through Poetry and Music Join UW Tacoma Senior Lecturer Nicole Blair for a discussion of the roots of Americana music by women, focusing on two examples: Emily Dickinson and Lucinda Williams. Blair will argue that poets like Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, and Emily Dickinson, paved the way for songwriters like Brandi Carlile, Rhiannon Giddens, and Lucinda Williams. She will discuss how Americana music provides female singer-songwriters with […]

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7:00 pm

Open Mic at Honey at Alma Mater

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alma Mater Tacoma, 1322 Fawcett Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 US
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Join us for open mic with Nyoka every third Thursday! Sign ups at 6:30 and first act is at 7:00pm. See you on the stage!

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An Animal History of Seattle

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
King’s Books, 218 St Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 US
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Author Frederick L. Brown will talk about his book The City Is More Than Human: An Animal History of Seattle. Seattle would not exist without animals. Animals have played a vital role in shaping the city from its founding amid existing indigenous towns in the mid-nineteenth century to the livestock-friendly town of the late nineteenth century to the pet-friendly, livestock-averse modern city. Frederick L. Brown holds a PhD in history from the University of Washington and works on a contract […]

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The Phantom of the Opera w/ Live Score by The Invincible Czars

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Grand Cinema, 606 Fawcett Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 US
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The most adventurous band from Austin, Texas—The Invincible Czars—are bringing their new score to Tacoma as they perform it live to the 1925 American silent film THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA starring Lon Chaney! Fans, theaters, and media have praised The Invincible Czars for making these near century-old movies “actually scary” for modern day audiences. The scores and their performances complements the tone and emotion on-screen at any given moment with as much cinematic flare as possible. Set in nineteenth […]

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