Creating high performance gear out of sustainable materials.
Repurposing coffee grounds—and recycled water bottles and recycled windshields—to make active and outdoor apparel is next level and also so very Seattle. Named after the SR 512 highway in Tacoma, the Five12 team has developed moisture-managing fabric to keep their clothes dry on the inside and out, while maintaining breathability, for protection in our PNW climate.
For the fifth year, downtown Tacoma is hosting its premier beer and blues festival Brew Five Three this Saturday, August 5th. This year’s event will feature 40 Washington breweries and cideries, a full day of live music featuring headliner Stephanie Anne Johnson, and a variety of food trucks.
Get your pretzel necklaces ready for the South Sound’s celebration of beer and blues as it makes it way to Downtown Tacoma for its 4th year, packed with a great lineup of blues artists for your musical entertainment! This Saturday, August 13th, 30+ breweries and cideries, alongside six food vendors will provide the goods for a stellar block party experience. Anticipating a sold-out event, organizers at the Broadway Center have limited the capacity for the fest this year to provide the best experience for festival-goers and vendors alike.
A glass act: Visiting our artsy neighbors to the south.
Just 35 miles south of Seattle, there’s an old railroad town where public art thrives, waterfront property reigns and the architectural landscape vacillates between gritty industrial and grand Victorian. Compared to Seattle (especially these days), the pace there feels significantly slower, the streets emptier, the buildings lower. (One welcomed difference? Empty parking spaces abound!)
The link between arts and healing.
Last month the Museum of Glass opened Healing in Flames, which is a small exhibition featuring work by soldiers participating in the Museum’s Hot Shop Heroes program from September 30, 2015, to March 2016. The exhibition will include work made by soldiers in classes held at the Museum in the spring and summer of 2015. The focus of the exhibition is to celebrate the accomplishments of the soldiers during their eight-week classes and share with Museum visitors the importance of art in therapy and healing.
Spend all day at this relaxing day spa.
In this edition of Treat Yo Self, we feature the Korean Body Scrub from Olympus Spa in Lynnwood. This traditional service has been performed for thousands of years to exfoliate dead skin cells using soap and scrub mitts. It cleanses and smooths skin and improves body circulation. The service requires a daily entry pass ($38) to the day spa that gives you access to
Join Tacoma in supporting innovative lung cancer research.
The lung cancer community is on a mission: to make surviving lung cancer the expectation, not the exception. Hundreds of local residents will join in that mission by participating in the Tacoma Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Walk Presented by Korum Automotive Group on Saturday,
All systems are go at Tacoma’s hottest new site.
Car lovers, rev up those engines. Beginning June 2, a brand-new, four-story museum celebrates America’s love affair with the automobile. Sited on a nine-acre campus in Tacoma, LeMay–America’s Car Museum (ACM) can be found adjacent to the Tacoma Dome and off I-5 (annually traveled by more than 7 million motorists).