I made a funding site visit to Tacoma years ago to see The Alvin Ailey Dance Company and since then I just keep coming back to Tacoma to catch the acts that skip Seattle in favor of a more intimate venue.
Great downtown venue to see local and touring acts from comedy to music.
The casino itself smells like one giant ashtray but don't let that stop you from visiting their smoke-free entertainment venue which has been known to host the likes of Loretta Lynn and Carlos Mencia.
The likes of Lady Gaga, Bob Seeger and Ricky Martin have strutted their stuff in this old school dome. But if country music or monster trucks are your thing they've got that covered (literally) too! Make a special note of where you parked--it's a big lot.
Opera, ballet lectures and classical & popular music have brought this hall to life for years. From Cyndy Lauper to La Traviata and David Sedaris to Sousa, there is something to bring joy to everyone who enters its doors.
Who doesn't love a day at the ball park? And it's even better when it's minor league making the ticket and food prices easy to swallow.
Follow the Chihuly Bridge to this contemporary cone on Tacoma's waterfront. This gem houses the work of glass artists from around the world, a great hands on kids activity area, a cafe with a view and a well curated shop. As a bonus it's free on the 3rd Thursday and there are always free outdoor exhibits.
Don't miss watching the live hot shot demos that make for a mesmerizing way to spend the day.
Situated on Tacoma's hopping 6th Ave. strip, Jazz Bones serves up live musical acts from around the region as well as weekly karaoke.
A little spendy outside of happy hour but fortunately the happy runs long on Sunday - Thursday (4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.) and has great bevs & bites for just $4 -$10. Don't miss the $10 bar burger. Live piano music is a wonderful bonus!
If you don't think laughter is the best medicine you can stop reading now. If however you think a good laugh is a very good thing then drop by to see some of the best local, regional and national comics kill at this gem of a club.