All Art and No Dough: “Fall Free for All,” October 8-9

22 Sep
WHAT: Fall Free for All, a community artfest
WHEN: October 8-9, 2011
WHERE: The Pantages, Rialto Theater, and Theater on the Square
HOW: Admission is FREE! To get your wristband pass, call the box office at the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts: 253.591.5894. Wristbands will be available for pick-up at “will call” only. Click here for your FREE wristband pass.

One of the coolest things about the Tacoma arts scene is the abundance of free, high-quality events that have grown up around it. A standout is coming up October 8-9 at the Broadway Center and surrounding venues: The Fall Free For All is a community arts festival that offers a virtually inexhaustible lineup of events all weekend long, including live theater, film, dance, music and a host of family-friendly activities. And it costs less than the price of a latté – it’s free! Come get your cultural fix, support local artists, and check out the spiffy new look of Antique Row and the vibrant Theatre District. Events include:

  • A Broadway Center original production, 11 Days in the Life of Dr. King
  • The world premiere of Voices of the City, presented by the Broadway Center and EnJoy Productions
  • Short plays by local authors sponsored by Northwest Playwrights Alliance
  • Films from the Grand Cinema
  • Tacoma Philharmonic kids’ concert: Trains & Tunes in the New World
  • Diverse work from many cultures, from traditional forms to hip hop
  • Hands-on activities for children
  • A screening of the movie, U2: Rattle and Hum
  • Dance from Barefoot Dance Collective
  • Plus local bands, buskers, magicians, and much more!
  • For festival schedule, click here.

Free for Fall is presented by the Broadway Center with support from the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation Fund of the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation. See you there!

One Response to “All Art and No Dough: “Fall Free for All,” October 8-9”

  1. Terry McLaughlin September 22, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

    This is such a great idea. Having been a lifetime supporter of the arts, and having helped promote and start the initial development of several schools of arts and music in the Bethel School District while being a member of the Bethel School Board for nearly 9 years, I am particularly impressed of the fulfillment of one of my personal goals in this event you are providing to our community! Helping the community see the value of the arts in their personal lives and in the lives of their children always makes a community a better place to live and work. Getting young people involved in this weekend is a must for every family that wants to provide a wholesome and fulfilling experience for parents and children alike. While you are participating in this great event, try to carve out some time on Thursday of the same week and come to the Farmer’s Market on Broadway Plaza downtown Tacoma from 10:30-3. Also the Tacoma Farmer’s Market near 56th and Washington on Sunday, and the one near 6th and Pine on Tuesday afternoon. Great learning experiences for the whole family too. Visit my Dr. Terry’s Pies booth on Thursday’s Market near the Pantages Theatre by the food vendors!

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