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Alma Mater Tacoma

1322 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma, WA


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Juggle Jam Tacoma Presented by Circle Up Productions

Circus, Class/Workshop

Circle Up Production Presents Juggle Jam Tacoma. Fun for everyone. Juggle Jam is a 101 circus skills workshop for all ages. All skill levels are welcome. Using juggling balls, scarves, clubs, rings, ropes, hula hoops and spinning plates, former Cirque du Soleil Artist, Michelle Matlock with special guest circus performer Tanya Gagne, will lead the group in a traditional "Circle up" which is a series of playful circus skill building games. Followed by a music filled break out "jam" where participants will have the opportunity to explore each skill in rotation. About Michelle Matlock, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of Circle Up Productions LLC. Michelle Matlock has spent 20 years teaching, performing, directing and producing in the theater and circus industries. She most recently created and performed the character "Ladybug" for Cirque du Soleil's OVO. She has also had the pleasure of playing with Big Apple Circus, Circus Amok, Bindlestiff Family Circus and her touring solo show "The Mammy Project". After close to 10 years on the road with Cirque du Soleil, she returns to where it all began, her hometown of Tacoma, WA. Michelle is excited to share her knowledge and create platforms for performing artist to thrive in Tacoma. Circle Up Productions (CUP) LLC, a live entertainment production company focused on partnering with other producing companies to bring innovative and original theater, circus, performance festivals and educational performance workshops to the Tacoma community.


• Tue 2/26/19 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Laughing Mater March Comedy Showcase

Stand Up Comedy

Some say laughter is the best medicine and they’re not wrong. They’re not 100% right, but also not wrong. Every first Friday you can come get the best and only medicine we are technically allowed to prescribe: laughter. Each month, we strive to bring you some of the funniest travelling and local comedians this world has to offer, all for the low price of $10. Our glorious line-up for the month is: Host: Amanda Biddle. Featuring: Clara Pluton. Clara is a Seattle based stand-up comedian, radio personality, and poet. They’re the co-host of 104.9 KHUH FM Hollow Earth Radio’s Hot Takes with Hot Dykez where they and fellow lezzie comedian girlfriend, Val Nigro, serve the sapphic dish. Their festival credits include Intersections Fest (SEA), PDX Queer Comedy Festival, Femme Wave Fest (Calgary), and JFLNW (Vancouver BC). Anthony Robinson: Anthony started comedy on accident at a lesbian owned cafe in Kansas City, Missouri during an open mic night in 2006. Not even wanting to be a comedian, one of the show runners asked him to display a talent at their open mic, and he wound up displaying what would be the trademarks of his comedy set for the past seven years: the combination of spontaneous brilliance and well written social commentary. Off the cuff, on the cuff, or even in handcuffs; Anthony Robinson is a good time. He is the winner of the 2013 Punchline Comedy Competition held at Jai Thai, Seattle. Headlining: Derek Sheen. Derek is a cuddly mess of insecurities, a gifted storyteller, actor and writer. He’s quickly become a favorite among comedy fans all over the globe touring with Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Janeane Garofolo and Rory Scovel. His comedy albums – “Holy Drivel”, “Tiny Idiot”, & “Disasterbation” – are available on Stand Up! Records. What more could you want? Sponsored by the hottest weed shop in town - Mary Mart.


• Fri 3/1/19 at - 8:30 PM

First Tuesdays at Fawcett Hall

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

Enjoy an evening flow that focuses on stretching your hips, hamstrings, and shoulders – all areas that accumulate tension in daily life. Transition from the momentum of your day to slow breathing, long holds, and awareness of body and mind. Enjoy this wind down with live music by Big Sky Mind in the lovely Fawcett Hall at Alma Mater. Yoga beginners are welcome but an active lifestyle is recommended.


• Tue 3/5/19 at 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM