Tacoma-area families are invited to come do some safe, indoor trick-or-treating sponsored by The Pacifica Apartments. Kids can grab some extra goodies, and participate in a fun Halloween-themed photo opportunity in the Macy’s Court at Tacoma Mall, while supplies last.Trick-or-treating is open to children ages 12 and under only, no toy weapons allowed, masks on children under 12 only, costumes may only be worn during event hours, trick-or-treating at participating retailers only.
Metal-Urge Free Community FestivalOctober 1912 pm - 3 pmTollefson Plaza, S. 17th & Pacific Ave.Freewww.TacomaMetalUrge.com253.591.5191
Come out for a free, fun-filled afternoon of metal arts. Watch live sword fighting reenactments by Knights of Veritas, see a molten iron pour and create a scratch block with Tacoma Community College's sculpture department, and check out a blacksmithing demonstration with Lisa Geertson. Try your hand at making a textured metal charm with Tacoma Metal Arts Center and participate in some hands-on crafts with Tacoma Art Museum. Do all this while listening to steel drum music under the direction of Miho Takekawa and munching on good eats from food trucks.
Metal-UrgeOctober 1 – November 30Various locations around Tacomawww.TacomaMetalUrge.com253.591.5191
This fall you are invited to participate in Metal-Urge, a Tacoma-wide celebration of the metal arts. Metal-Urge includes 24 metal arts events, 10 metal arts workshops, and 22 venues exhibiting the metal work of over 75 talented regional artists and includes jewelry, sculptures, vessels, home décor, enamel, and artifacts.
There is something for everyone to enjoy: art exhibits and receptions, a free community festival, workshops, lectures, and more. It’s time to explore Tacoma!
Tacoma Arts MonthVarious locations around TacomaOctober 1 - 31www.TacomaArtsMonth.com253.591.5191
Tacoma’s 13th annual Tacoma Arts Month is this October! With hundreds of arts and culture programs happening in Tacoma throughout the month, there is something for everyone to enjoy: music, dance and theater performances; visual art exhibits; literary readings; lectures; workshops; film screenings and cultural events. Many of the activities are free and most are family friendly. What are you waiting for? Plan out your October now!
Tacoma Studio TourOctober 11 & 1211 am – 5 pm37 locations around TacomaFREE!www.TacomaArtsMonth.com253.591.5191
Come see the spaces in and tools with which 61 Tacoma artists create their work. Ask questions, purchase one-of-a-kind creations, and even try your hand at creating your own masterpiece. All studios will feature demonstrations of the artistic process or will have hands-on activities for visitors. This is a free, self-guided tour and runs October 11 & 12, 11 am - 5 pm.
Go to the Studio Tour page at www.TacomaArtsMonth.com for all the details including an interactive Google map so you can plot your own custom tour course.