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Taste of TACOMA 2017

Summer is finally starting to show its presence. Shorts, sun dresses, tank tops and bathing suits are finally appropriate to wear in public. This year Subculture Salon is going to be apart of a couple of of Tacoma’s main events. We are a proud participant of Taste of Tacoma. We were a part of the taste last year and we had a blast. Handing out flyers, eating lots and lots of food and selling some of our amazing Davines product was such a hit. We met so many amazing vendors and had a great time with the people of our community. Come check us out this year! Book your appointments & get your products at the Taste and save $$$ June 23rd – 25th 2017

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Whats Happening This Month In Tacoma: September

Mariners/ G1ve a Buck Childhood Cancer Awareness Night – 5:10 pm 09/02/16

Safeco Field, 1250 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134

Let’s #GOGOLD for childhood cancer awareness! Purchase your tickets at
http://www.mariners.com/gabfund
Use promo code GABFUND Ticket includes entry to the pre game event, GAB/Mariners gold shirt, food/drink, ticket to the game and a $5.00 donation to G1ve A Buck Fund to fund childhood cancer research. Please wear gold to show your support! Let’s turn Safco Field GOLD!!
Info:https://www.facebook.com/events/136854100056850/

 

Tango Facilitation – 12:00 pm – 09/04/16

Backstreet Tango, 3505 S. 14th Street Tacoma WA, 98405

There is a Tango Facilitation (Guided Practicas, beginners and Intermediate) every Sunday 12-2 pm at 3505 S. 14th Street Tacoma WA, 98405 Admission $10. Contact: Luis Perez 253-304-8296 or Backstreettango@gmail.com
info: http://www.backstreettango.com/

 

The Art of the Brick, the World’s Largest Display of LEGO Art – 10:00 am – 09/10/16

Pacific Science Center, 200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

amed one of CNN’s Top Ten “Global Must-See Exhibitions,” The Art of the Brick exhibit by artist Nathan Sawaya is a critically acclaimed collection of inspiring artworks made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world: the LEGO® brick. From child’s toy to sophisticated art form and beyond, the world’s largest display of LEGO art ever features original pieces as well as re-imagined versions of the world’s most famous art masterpieces like Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa as well as a gallery showcasing an innovative, multimedia collection of LEGO brick infused photography produced in tandem with award-winning photographer Dean West. Guests will have the opportunity to get an up-close and in-person view of the iconic, pop culture fan favorite, Yellow, a life-size sculpture of a man ripping his chest open with thousands of sunshine yellow LEGO bricks cascading from the cavity. In addition, visitors will be able to walk under a 20-foot-long T-Rex dinosaur skeleton made out of bricks and come face-to-face with a giant LEGO skull. May 28-September 11, 2016, Mon-Fri: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat-Sun-Holidays: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Info: https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/the-art-of-the-brick/

 

Fremont Oktoberfest – 5:00 pm – 09/16/16

Fremont, 3503 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle

Hailed as one of the “Top 10 Places to Celebrate Oktoberfest,” the 19th Annual Fremont Oktoberfest is taking over two city blocks of Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, widely known as the “Center of the Brewniverse,” September 23-25th. While drawing from the original Munich Oktoberfest, in true Fremont fashion, Seattle’s Fall Tradition puts its own unique “delibertas quirkas” (freedom to be peculiar) twist on tradition. The Tasting Garden allows revelers to both sample from over 80 different microbrews in their 5oz mini-mugs and hoist full liter steins in the Buxom Beer Garden and the Sports Bar. Dirndls and Lederhosen are not required but encouraged. In traditional Oktoberfest style, Sunday at Fremont Oktoberfest is a family affair as guests 21 and under are admitted and free with a paying adult. Events and activities on Sunday are perfect for the entire family. Not only is the Tasting Garden open for adults, but kids activities, games, music and more are set for Sunday. Info:Hailed as one of the “Top 10 Places to Celebrate Oktoberfest,” the 19th Annual Fremont Oktoberfest is taking over two city blocks of Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, widely known as the “Center of the Brewniverse,” September 23-25th. While drawing from the original Munich Oktoberfest, in true Fremont fashion, Seattle’s Fall Tradition puts its own unique “delibertas quirkas” (freedom to be peculiar) twist on tradition. The Tasting Garden allows revelers to both sample from over 80 different microbrews in their 5oz mini-mugs and hoist full liter steins in the Buxom Beer Garden and the Sports Bar. Dirndls and Lederhosen are not required but encouraged. In traditional Oktoberfest style, Sunday at Fremont Oktoberfest is a family affair as guests 21 and under are admitted and free with a paying adult. Events and activities on Sunday are perfect for the entire family. Not only is the Tasting Garden open for adults, but kids activities, games, music and more are set for Sunday.

Info: http://www.fremontoktoberfest.com/

 

2016 Habitat Challenge – 9:00 am- 09/30/16

Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma 98402

Here’s your chance to rappel down (or send someone you know rappelling down) one of the tallest buildings in Tacoma – Hotel Murano. This is not your typical rock climbing rappel! You will be wearing a full-body industrial harness and using an industrial handheld descender to rappel 26 stories down this 245-foot building. The first 70 participants to raise a minimum of $1,000 will reserve their spot to go Over the Edge, raising funds and awareness for Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity. Questions? Contact Tracey Sorenson,
tsorenson@tpc-habitat.org

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Whats Happening This Month In Tacoma: August

Subculture Salon takes pride in supporting local events in Tacoma Washington, Every month we list out the best things to do in Tacoma, From events and festivals to attractions and tours, find out what’s going on in Tacoma, and the Gig Harbor, Fife, Lakewood, Puyallup, Sumner, DuPont and Mt. Rainier area.

SEATTLE ART FAIR 08/05/16

CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle WA

Seattle Art Fair shares exhibitor highlights, along with specific times of performances in its Projects and Talks program for its second edition, running August 4-7 at CenturyLink Field Event Center. The Seattle Art Fair 2016, co-produced by Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc. and Art Market Productions, will feature over 80 exhibitors. The fair will kick off with the Beneficiary Preview, proceeds benefitting the Seattle Art Museum (SAM), on Thursday, August 4 at 5:30pm, followed by the official Opening Night Preview starting at 8:30pm. The fair continues August 5-7, with a diverse schedule of projects, talks, and events happening both on and off site. The Seattle Art Fair has established itself as a boutique fair where collectors can acquire some of the best art in the world in an intimate setting, and is an essential destination on the art world calendar. Info:
http://SeattleArtFair.com

 

Friday at the Fort – 6:00 pm 08/06/16

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, Pt. Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407

Bring your friends and enjoy a summer evening party in the unique setting of Fort Nisqually and Point Defiance Park. Friday at the Fort takes place Friday, August 5, 6-9:30 pm. The beauty of the Park at dusk surrounds you while live music adds energy and fun to the scene. Choose to kick back and relax or dance the night away. Quench your thirst and feed your hunger with local refreshments available for purchase including craft beers, Washington wines, and tasty snacks. Seating is on the lawn, so bring a blanket or a folding chair. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the gate for this 21-and-older event. Tickets can be purchased online atFridayAtTheFort.org or in person at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. All proceeds from this annual fundraising event, hosted by the Fort Nisqually Foundation, benefit the education programs at Fort Nisqually. For more information call (253)591-5339 or online at
http://fortnisqually.org

 

APCC Luau – 12:00 pm 08/11/16

Asia Pacific Cultural Center, 4851 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA

Schedule of Events: 12:00 noon: Enter and check-in. 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm: Experience and enjoy the Islands of: Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Tahiti. Receive a Lei/Ula to welcome. Receive a program lay-out of the day. Can be tour-guided or explore independently the APCC facility. No-Host Bar Available. Island Shaved Ice Available @ cost. Receive a choice or all of Pineapple Poi, Banana Poi, and Watermelon Poi. Taste of Kuava, Kiwi, and Mango Cake. Mingle and network, meet and make friends. 1:30 pm or earlier: Going outside with their tickets (must have ticket) – Through the Dinner Buffet Line (8 course meal). Take Seat. No Host Bar open. Tahitian Drums. 1:50 pm – FLOOR SHOW. Tahitian Show. Tautua -Samoa. Fire Knife Dance. Taualuga (finale). 3:30pm – 4:00/5:00pm Fun Dancing to the Filimaua Band. Info:
http://www.apcc96.org

 

Iranian Festival – 11:00 am 08/13/16

Seattle Center Armory, Seattle WA

Expressive performances, poetry, literature and authentic cuisine offer a glimpse into this rich and multifaceted culture at Seattle Center Festál: Iranian Festival, Saturday, August 13, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., in Seattle Center Armory. Celebrating their 10th anniversary, the festival highlights Iranian architectural achievement. Hossein Amanat, the architect of Tehran’s iconic Azadi Tower, attends as one of the festival’s special guests and participates in a public film screening and question and answer session. “Iranian Americans Got Design Talent” invites youth ages seven to 17 to submit a 2-D or 3-D architectural design inspired by Iranian architecture. A one-day conference exploring Iranian architecture follows the festival on August 14, with presentation proposals accepted through July 25. Rules and guidelines for the design competition and conference are available at
http://www.iaca-seattle.org/event/seattle-iranian-festival-2016
Child.ren’s activities include 3-D clay sculpting workshops and architectural-themed arts and crafts projects. Info:
http://www.iaca-seattle.org

 

BREW FIVE THREE: Tacoma’s Beer & Blues Festival – 1:00 pm 08/13/16

Pierce Transit Park, Broadway Between 9th & 11th

This is a 21+ Event; ID is required to enter. Enjoy 30+ Washington State brewers, grab some grub from local food trucks (open entire event), and listen to tunes at the third annual Brew Five Three! This is a 21+ event and valid Washington State approved photo ID is required for entry, no exceptions. Failure to present valid ID will result in denial of entry without refund. Info:
http://www.broadwaycenter.org/eve

 

Curran Apple Orchard Summer Music Concert Series: Calaca Kings – 6:30 pm 08/18/16

Curran Apple Orchard Park, 3920 Grandview Drive West, University Place, WA

Concerts in the Park: Music for all ages and fun for the whole family. Thursday nights 6:30pm-8:30pm July 7 and 21 and August 4 and 18. In case of inclement weather the concerts will move to Curtis HS cafeteria. For more information please check our website
http://www.curranappleorchard.com/

 

Tacoma Undy Run/Walk – 8:00 am 08/20/16

Wright Park, 501 S I St, Tacoma, WA 98405

Run brave and knock out colon cancer! Dare to be bold at the Undy Run/Walk, a family and pet friendly underwear themed-5K that raises funds and awareness for colon cancer.This all ages event also includes a 1-Mile Fun Run, a giant inflatable colon, and more–register now using discount code CALENDAR to save $5! For more information please visit
http://undyrunwalk.org

 

I Love the 90’s – 7:30 pm 08/26/16

Tacoma Dome, 2727 East “D” Street, Tacoma, WA 98421

The I Love the 90’s tour invites fans to reminisce about the trend-setting decade with some of the most iconic, indelible names in rap, hip hop and R&B. Salt-N-Pepa, All 4 One, Color Me Badd, Rob Base, Coolio, Tone Loc and Young MC will deliver their chart-topping hits at this arena-sized dance party.
Info: http://www.tacomadome.org/i-love-the-90s

 

Hilltop Street Fair – 11:00 am 08/27/16

Hilltop Neighborhood, 9th – 13th St & Martin Luther King, Jr Way Tacoma, WA

Join us at the Hilltop Street Fair on Saturday August 27th from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Come see the best of Hilltop with live music, local food, and plenty of fun in the sun. Check out the four music stages, the Hilltop fashion show, local film festival, street dancing, free health and wellness checks, car show, Buffalo Soldiers and much more. Stretching over three city blocks, this summer’s Hilltop Street Fair is the best place to be in Destiny City.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/HilltopStreetFairTacoma2016/?fref=ts

 

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Whats Happening This Month In Tacoma: July

Subculture Salon takes pride in supporting local events in Tacoma Washington, Every month we list out the best things to do in Tacoma, From events and festivals to attractions and tours, find out what’s going on in Tacoma, and the Gig Harbor, Fife, Lakewood, Puyallup, Sumner, DuPont and Mt. Rainier area.

Downtown On the go! Tacoma Walk: July 6 – 5:15 pm

Washington State History Museum 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402

Explore and learn about the different areas of downtown Tacoma through the 1.5 – 2 mile themed walks led by local experts. No need to pre-register, just join us at the start! Info:http://www.downtownonthego.com/

 

Tacoma Pride Festival July 9th

Various locations around Tacoma

The tacoma pride festival honors the lgbtqa population of pierce county by curating cultural events, establishing community partnerships, and hosting out in the park, a large-scale outdoor festival downtown to circulate resources and celebrate our visibility. info:
http://tacomapride.org/

 

Kirkland Uncorked – 5:00 pm July 15th

Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza Dr. Kirkland, WA 98033

Kirkland Uncorked is Washington’s summer wine festival. Taking place July 15-17, 2016 in scenic Marina Park (25 Lakeshore Plaza Dr), the festival, a weekend long celebration of world-class Washington wineries, is a benefit for the Homeward Pet Adoption. The festival is split into two parts, a 21+ Tasting Garden and an all ages Street Fair. The Tasting Garden features wine tasting, live music, a Friday Burger Brawl and a Saturday Grill-Off. The Street features a Boat Show, the Uncorked Market, the CityDog Dog Modeling Contest, and a Sunday Food Truck Feast. Info:
http://kirklanduncorked.com

 

TACOMA LATIN NIGHTS at STUDIO 6 BALLROOM – 8:30 pm July 15th

Studio 6 Ballroom, 2608 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA

8:30pm drop-in lesson in Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa. 9:30pm Open Dancing – Salsa & more. DJ music (requests taken), full club lights & disco balls, Bose sound system. Dance cost: $5, add the lesson for only $5 more!
http://www.Studio6Ballroom.com
or Facebook.com/MyStudio6Ballroom or (253) 905-5301.

 

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Half-Day for Half-Price – 9:30am July 22nd

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98406

We call it Half-Day for Half-Price, but it’s more than that; visitors get four-and-a-half hours to enjoy the zoo, its exhibits and amazing animals during a special pre-Zoobilee opening on Friday, July 22. What’s greater than a mid-summer bargain? How about a mid-summer bargain that includes tigers, polar bears, red wolves, penguins, sharks, stingrays, jellies and much more? That’s what Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is serving up on Friday, July 22. It’s called Half-Day for Half-Price, but it’s a bit sweeter than that. Half-Price General Admission gets visitors four-and-a-half hours of Jammin’ with Jellies, touching stingrays and hanging out with polar bears, clouded leopard cubs, meerkats and more. All for special general admission prices of $4.98 for tots, $6.98 for youths, $8.48 for seniors and $8.98 for adults. Children 2 and younger get in free. July 22 visiting hours for the general public are 9:30 a.m to 2 p.m. The zoo closes early so The Zoo Society can prepare for its annual gala fundraiser, Zoobilee, as well as the Twilight Stroll that follows. The zoo resumes regular summer hours, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Saturday, July 23. For more information about the zoo, visit
http://www.pdza.org

 

Summer Bash & Movies in the Park – 6:00 pm July 29th

Metro Parks Tacoma

Free movies in Tacoma’s parks: You bring the popcorn, we’ll bring the stars! Pack your snacks, blankets and lawn chairs and head to the park for a free outdoor movie for the whole family! Summer Bash – featuring Click! Mobile Movies – is a summertime tradition in Tacoma. This summer, enjoy family-friendly fun and a movie, presented by BECU and movie sponsor Click! Network in partnership with Metro Parks Tacoma. Kandle Sunset Cinema Friday, July 29 Movie: Minions Ethnic Fest at Wright Park Saturday, July 30 Movie: Star Wars:The Force Awakens Click-Mobile-Movie logoNational Night Out and Summer Bash at People’s Community Center Tuesday, August 2 • 5 pm (No movie) Summer Bash at Stewart Heights Friday, August 5 • 6 pm Movie: Rio 2016 Summer Games Summer Bash at The Center at Norpoint Friday, August 12 • 6:30 pm Movie: Inside Out STAR Center Summer Bash Saturday, August 20 • 6 pm Movie: Zootopia Location: To be announced. Event is hosted by STAR Center Info:
http://www.metroparkstacoma.org

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