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Tag: Jazzbones Tacoma

June
7th

Ten Tiny Dances is back at Jazzbones, thanks to Tacoma’s MLKBallet

MLKBallet returns this weekend with Ten Tiny Dances, the evening of dance performance confined to a four-by-four-foot stage that they’ve produced in the past to great success. While the venues have varied from Annie Wright Great Hall to the SOTA theater, this Sunday it’s back at Jazzbones nightclub, where the audience surrounds the stage and the atmosphere’s relaxed.

Begun 10 years ago at a Portland bar and still produced by Portland choreographer Mike Barber, Ten Tiny Dances challenges dancers to invent solos, duos, even trios and quartets lasting around eight minutes each on a platform just

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April
12th

Gritty City Sirens are back at Tacoma’s Jazzbones with raunchy burlesque and dancer Joel Myers

Tacoma’s burlesque troupe the Gritty City Sirens took their tasseled, booty-shaking show to the next level a month ago when they ramped up for a Valentine’s show in the Pantages Theater, complete with local dancer and Tacoma City Ballet associate director Joel Myers in a star role. This weekend they’re back in the intimate (ahem) surrounds of Jazzbones for a show that includes Myers plus returning Siren Miss Pistolita.

The show, emceed by the smooth-faced Pretty Ricky and graced by the curves and feathers of performers like Rosie Cheex, Ava D’Jor, Polly Puckerup, Heather Hostility, Funny Face Fanny

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June
3rd

Critic’s Picks: Maritime Gig Harbor Festival, two Tacoma tapestry shows, “Dances with Dancers” at Pantages and Ten Tiny Dances at Jazzbones

Maritime Gig Festival

Join in the fun, food, festivities and everything watery at the annual Maritime Gig Festival in Gig Harbor this weekend. Events include Fun Run, Pancake Breakfast, Grand Parade and Round Rock Contest, plus this year’s pirate theme. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 5. Free. Along Harborview Drive (near waterfront, between Pioneer Way and Rosedale Street, park on Pioneer Way), Gig Harbor. 253-851-6865, full schedule at www.maritimegig.com

Two Tacoma Tapestry shows

Tacoma becomes tapestry central this weekend, with two shows in two venues highlighting work from both local and national artists. At the Handforth

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