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Alma Mater Tacoma

1322 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma, WA


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Featured Event

Laughing Mater November 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. In the beautiful wooded and green backdrop of Alma Mater’s Honey cafe on every third 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 best travelling and local comedians this world has to offer, all for the low price of $5. And while you’re enjoying our finely curated line-up, you can also caffeinate or inebriate with the hand-picked espresso, well brewed beer or expertly sourced wine Honey has to offer. Our glorious line-up for the month is: Host: Jill Silva. Guests: Khadija Hassan. Matt Valdespino. Adam Pasi. Doors at 8 / Show at 8:30pm. $5. 18+. What more could you want? Sponsored by the coolest rec shop next to the Sounder Train Station, Urban Bud.


• Fri 11/16/18 at 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Other Upcoming Events

Laura Veirs, Whitney Balen, Mike Dumovich

Acoustic, Alternative, Indie, Experimental (Incl. All Music Forms)

This event features Laura Veirs who besides her prolific indie folk career was recently in the trio with Neko Case and KD Lang. She is supporting her new record "The Lookout" produced by her husband and Grammy nominated producer Tucker Martine. It is her tenth album. “You’re a Shooting Star, I’m a Sinking Ship" (out August 24 on Father/Daughter Records and Substitute Scene) is a sonic breakthrough for the 27-year-old. While she’s long stood out in the local music scene thanks to a one-of-a-kind voice that’s part mousy murmur, part bashful specter, part warbling yelps, and part nasal crooner, her previous albums (the 2014 LP Falls and 2017 EP Being Here Is Hard) were very much tiny DIY solo collections. You’re a Shooting Star, I’m a Sinking Ship rips off the ceiling and gets expansive.” - Seattle Weekly Mike Dumovich has recorded 4 records and has worked with people such as Bill Frisell, Jesse Sykes, Eyvind Kang, Karl Blau and Phil Elverum. “Settling on the psyche like a prickly hallucination, this is plucked mosaic shibboleth blues, where you're willing to follow the weathered vocalist's story anywhere, delighted by each shuffle of twilight imagery and montage of dreams and wilderness. Dumovich has almost unbearable confidence, really seducing the listener into the labyrinth of his storytelling." - Chris Estey. “Mike Dumovich sings pensive songs, delivering them in a matter-of-fact voice and radiant guitar plucking that can put you in a trance.” - Brian Barr - Seattle Weekly. Mike Dumovich has recorded four records and worked with Bill Frisell.


• Fri 11/16/18 at 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Uncle Bonsai in Concert


These veteran satirists return to Tacoma for a pre-Thanksgiving show. The trio's often dark(ish) humor (a la Edward Gorey or Tim Burton) is balanced by sparkling and rapid three-part harmony. Typical targets include family (just in time for the holidays), religion, and themselves as aging, flawed, imperfect anti-heroes. (Check out "Old Man Arms," a lament that manages to lambaste modern medicine more than age itself.) Cutting it up for over three decades and showing no sign of slowing, this incisive folk-pop trio sings joyfully of first world problems, the birth of the universe, and getting your kids to stay in bed at night.


• Sat 11/17/18 at 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Tacoma Noise Rodeo

Experimental (Incl. All Music Forms)

Esoteric electronic music has always had a hard time finding a place and a time. Tacoma Noise Rodeo exists because there is no outlet for in Tacoma for who make music that tends towards the experimental. The idea behind the noise rodeo is to locate this venue. Each of the artists was selected because of their vision of what music should be. Each artist is given 30 minutes to fill with their vision of sounds. Afterwards the three artists play a 30 minute freeform collaborative jam. Its not about what any artist playing is going to do stylistically, its not if they fit in with the theme for the evening, or the music the other artists are playing. Its that they choose and they play what they think should be played. That place is Honey @ Alma Mater. The time is Friday November 30th at 7pm. The price? Free. Infideltek is the work of Daniel Miller. Under this project the premise of one individual locked together in binary state with a fluid ever changing relationship with electronic instruments. In various forms of ambient or noise. infradead sings the songs for the silenced 56k modems in the world Vereiste: experimentalist noisemaker


• Fri 11/30/18 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 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 12/4/18 at 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
• Tue 1/1/19 at 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM