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Tag: First Night Tacoma

Dec.
28th

Critic’s Picks: First Night at night and during the day, Tacoma Art Museum dance party and Seattle Symphony on New Year’s Eve and


The 2012 dragon meets the 2011 rabbit in the parade at last year's First Night. Photo: Lui Kit Wong, The News Tribune.

First Night at night

The place to be in Tacoma on New Year’s Eve is in the theater district, where First Night offers plenty of arts-based, alcohol-free family fun to ring in 2013. Best picks look to be the Shortest Parade (6:30 p.m. along Broadway from 7th to 9th Streets) with Mayan snake boats and more, a new crystal art installation in the middle of an “ice walk” Broadway between 9th and 11th Streets), outdoor stages along Broadway and performers like the Mud Bay Jugglers inside theaters. 6 p.m.- midnight Jan. 31. Buttons $10 advance/$14 on day allow inside access (free for kids), outside activities free. Theater District, downtown Tacoma. firstnighttacoma.org

First Night during the day

For littlies that can’t see the new year in at midnight there are plenty of day options. With a $10 button (free for kids) you’ll get all-day access to the Museum of Glass and the Children’s Museum, where there’ll be art activities and, at the CMT, parading in the new year at noon. Your button will also get you free skate rental at the Polar Ice Skating Plaza on Pacific Avenue. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 31. $10 adults, free for kids. Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma; 866-4-MUSEUM, museumofglass.org. Children’s Museum of Tacoma, 1501 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; 253-627-6031, playtacoma.org; firstnighttacoma.org

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Dec.
30th

Critic’s picks: Rich Wetzel’s jazz at the Harmon Tacoma, First Night Tacoma, Carmina Burana in Bellevue and the Seattle Symphony

Rich Wetzel’s Groovin’ Higher Orchestra at the Harmon

Usher in 2012 with big band jazz played by Rich Wetzel and his Groovin’ Higher Orchestra this New Year’s Eve at the Harmon Brewery & Restaurant. 9 p.m. Dec. 31. Free, all ages. Harmon Brewery, 1938 Pacific Ave, Tacoma. 253-383-2739, www.harmonbrewingco.com

First Night Tacoma

Arts-based, family-friendly, alcohol-free First Night is back, celebrating the incoming New Year with giant dragon puppets, fire performers, fire pits, bands, dancing and more. Begins with parade 6:30 p.m. from Sanford and Son along Broadway to the Pantages Theater (901 Broadway), then various downtown locations until midnight.

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