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Alma Mater Tacoma

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1322 Fawcett Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 US

March 2020

Be Whipsmart: A Conversation with Tacoma Creatives

March 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Alma Mater Tacoma, 1322 Fawcett Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 US
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Exciting news! Tacoma was selected as the first city in WA State to participate in a Creative Economy study, conducted by the new non-profit Whipsmart that was established to define and build the Creative Economy in Washington State. Whipsmart has been working with our partners at City of Tacoma’s Office of Arts and Cultural Vitality, Spaceworks and the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce to dig into what makes Tacoma a great place to be creative. We know Tacoma has an…

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Summer Cannibals at Alma Mater

March 6 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Alma Mater Tacoma, 1322 Fawcett Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 US
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MAR 6// DOORS AT 8PM // ALL AGES Summer Cannibals: You know what you did, you know what I saw. Now I take back my doubt so that you’ll crawl. Summer Cannibals’ fourth album Can’t Tell Me No, out June 28th on Tiny Engines, is a defiant release whose very existence is the result of taking back power—after escaping a manipulative personal and creative relationship, guitarist/vocalist and bandleader Jessica Boudreaux chose to scrap an entire record that had been finished…

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Laughing Mater with Laurie Kilmartin at Alma Mater

March 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Alma Mater Tacoma, 1322 Fawcett Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 US
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MAR 7 // DOORS AT 7PM // 18+ We're back with our March installment of Laughing Mater! Host: Isaac Campbell-Smith Featuring; Headlining: Laurie Kilmartin is a comedian and staff writer for CONAN. She has performed standup on CONAN, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central and Showtime. Her Seeso special, "45 Jokes About My Dead Dad" made Vulture's list of Top Ten Comedy Specials of 2016. Laurie has also written two books- the New York Times bestseller "Shitty Mom" and "Dead People…

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Santa Poco/James Coates/Sound & Fury

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Alma Mater Tacoma, 1322 Fawcett Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 US
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We're having a country/roots/Americana night at Alma Mater's Fawcett Hall in Tacoma. We got the guitars tuned up and the dancefloor polished... now all we need is you! Doors: 7pm Sound & Fury: 8pm James Coates: 9pm Santa Poco: 10:05pm

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Skill in Action Workshop

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Alma Mater Tacoma, 1322 Fawcett Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 US
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*This workshop will be divided into two parts. You may sign up for either part separately, or attend the whole day. Sliding-Scale Price (pay what you can) Skill in Action: Yoga + Social Justice 9:00AM - 12:00PM Social justice and creating change is at the heart of the practice of yoga. Through the practice of yoga, we are invited to experience personal transformation that at best will allow us to be more effective in creating change in the world for…

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Sam Lachow at Alma Mater

March 20 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Alma Mater Tacoma, 1322 Fawcett Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 US
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FRI.MAR.20 // DOORS AT 8PM // ALL AGES Sam Lachow is a producer, songwriter, rapper, videographer, director, and editor of video and music. Raised in both Seattle and New York City he's been making videos since elementary school, and as a seventh-grader began a group called Shankbone. Sam began directing and producing music videos with Shankbone, and went on to create videos for various other artists. In 2011 Sam released his debut project as a solo artist, "Brand New Bike".…

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Vicci Martinez Band at Alma Mater

March 22 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Alma Mater Tacoma, 1322 Fawcett Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 US
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SUN.MAR22 // DOORS AT 7PM // ALL AGES Vicci Martinez is a Tacoma native, singer/songwriter, musician, and actor. Vicci (while in middle-school) got her start performing around Tacoma at local open mics, street fairs, anywhere she could…and never stopped! After 11 years of plugging away at the local music scene, she finally got her big break coming in 3rd as a finalist on NBC’s first season of “The Voice” in 2011. She has been touring the country and promoting her…

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April 2020

Caspar Babypants

April 11 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Alma Mater Tacoma, 1322 Fawcett Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 US
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Caspar Babypants APR 11 // DOORS AT 10AM // ALL AGES Christopher Ballew is an American musician best known as the former lead singer and 'basitarist' of the alternative rock group The Presidents of the United States of America. He also performs as a children's artist under the pseudonym Caspar Babypants.

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May 2020

Surfer Blood with WINTER at Alma Mater

May 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Alma Mater Tacoma, 1322 Fawcett Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 US
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THU.MAY.14 // Doors at 7pm // All Ages Surfer Blood have just finished recording their 5th album, which will be coming out on May 1, 2020, alongside a 10th anniversary reissue of their debut album Astro Coast. Surfer Blood's music is renowned for catchy hooks and sonic detail. One of the best indie guitar bands around, founding members John Paul Pitts and Tyler Schwarz are joined by guitarist Michael McCleary and bassist Lindsey Mills, all four alumni of the same…

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