Social Events in Tacoma, Washington This Week

Let’s explore social events in Tacoma, WA happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Tacoma where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Tacoma

Team Practice

Team Practice

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Ford Middle School

Team practice where we work on individual skills, conditioning, and gameplay. No experience is needed, just bring your best running shoes or cleats and water, we have you covered for the rest!

Location-Ford Middle School
1602 104th St E, Tacoma, WA 98445
(Field is located behind school)(…)

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Narrows Knitting Night

Narrows Knitting Night

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Narrows Brewing Company

We meet the second Monday of the month.

Our group has a variety of crafters (knit, crochet, needlepoint). Bring your current project. All levels welcome.

Narrows has a few snacks, but no kitchen, so you can also bring in outside food. 21 and over only, as it is a bar. They also have many non-alcoholic options including sodas and NA beer and wine.(…)

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The Living Taproom – Tacoma (Dogs Allowed & Invited!)

The Living Taproom - Tacoma (Dogs Allowed & Invited!)

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: The Living tapRoom

Hello Everyone!

It’s time for another Tacoma Beer Geeks. This one is at **The Living Taproom** in Tacoma!

**The Living Taproom**
**2101 S C Street**
**Tacoma, WA 98402**
***www.thelivingtaproom.com***

I’ll have an orange “Beer Geeks” sign on a table. See you there on May 15, Wednesday!

\~ Andrea

*Tacoma Beer Geeks takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.*

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Spring 2024 Stay-cation!

Spring 2024 Stay-cation!

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Pt Defiance-Ruston Senior Center

**IMPORTANT:** TACG paid events are available to dues-paid members. To attend, join our group and pay $60 dues for the year. You can pay at the event.

We’re on for Staycation 2024! Woot Woot! If you’re new, you gotta come to this. Some members have said—nay, testified!—that they joined the group because they enjoyed Stay-cation so much.

And guess what! This year this event only costs $10! Nadine(…)

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May Book Club

May Book Club

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Doyle’s Public House

We will be reading Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone by Benjamin Stevenson.

Please find us in the back room at Doyle’s! Order your food and drinks at the bar then come on back!(…)

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Knit/Crochet Social at Library 🧶 🧵 ☕

Knit/Crochet Social at Library 🧶 🧵 ☕

◦ When: Monday, May 13th

◦ Where: Puyallup Library

EDIT: MOVED TO MAY 13TH, WILL BE IN BOARD ROOM AS USUAL

Hey guys and gals, come and hang out with fellow knitter’s, crocheters, embroiderers, and all other sorts of crafty people that have shown up to the group before!

Bring your own coffee, snack, and crafting project! Just make sure that the beverage has a lid of sorts, per Library rules.

Reach out to me in the event chat with any questions. (…)

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Thursday Happy Hour at The Parkway Tavern

Thursday  Happy Hour at The Parkway Tavern

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Parkway Tavern

Happy hour at the world famous Parkway Tavern 😎🎯.

They have a large selection of beers and ciders, plus wine, and good food.

pool table and shuffleboard(?) thing in the back 🎱

https://www.parkwaytavern.com/(…)

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Morning Walk/Hike Point Defiance Outer Loop

Morning Walk/Hike Point Defiance Outer Loop

◦ When: Monday, May 13th

◦ Where: Rhododendron Garden

Meet at the Rhododendron Garden, near the sign. A nice moderate paced walk/Hike on the outer loop, approximately 4.3 miles (Dark blue line on map). This is a dirt trail which can get muddy when raining, so wear appropriate footwear. Dogs welcome. Do not leave valuables in your car.(…)

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Activating Your Gifts & Stepping Into Your Purpose

Activating Your Gifts & Stepping Into Your Purpose

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: 848 S 320th St

Are you ready to ignite your inner fire and unleash your full potential? Join us for our May meet-up where J Meunz will be sharing powerful techniques aimed at helping you:

* **Activate The Gifts You Were Born With**
* **Step Into Your Strengths And Your Power**
* **Hone In On One Single Thing You Want To Accomplish**
* **Get Results Fast**
* **Create An Action Plan**

It’s time to activate your (…)

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Tacoma Rainiers vs. Salt Lake Bees

Tacoma Rainiers vs. Salt Lake Bees

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Cheney Stadium

$20 to Richelle at or before the event.

We will meet by the Third Base gate. If you can’t find us, contact me at 253-376-0340.

The tickets are $20 for the ticket, tax, and fees.
After you pay me for your ticket, I will transfer the ticket to you.

The ticket includes a reserved seat, a ballpark meal, and a baseball cap.

We are in Section C
Rows 6 and 7.

https://www.milb.com/tacoma(…)

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GIG HARBOR Women’s Tea and Truth Circle

GIG HARBOR Women's Tea and Truth Circle

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: A Touch of Meraki

When Women Join Together in Circle, Soul Magic Happens!

Join with other women for deeper relating and connection to each other through exploring female Archetypes, our Goddess nature and our Wisdom and Intuition. Each month we will have a topic for discussion over nourishing herbal tea.

The last 1/2 hour will focus on sound healing according to a specific in body energy center (Chakra : see belo(…)

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13th Annual Gig Harbor Beer Festival

13th Annual Gig Harbor Beer Festival

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: 4701 Point Fosdick Dr

**Get ready for a hoppy extravaganza at the Gig Harbor Beer Festival on May 18, 2024, where you can savor local brews, cideries & distillery!**

The 13th Annual Gig Harbor Beer Fest!

Uptown Gig Harbor
4701 Point Fosdick Drive Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Enjoy a day filled with fantastic brews, cideries , Heritage Distilling Co and great company. Join us on **Saturday, May 18, 2024** at the vibrant Upto(…)

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Happy Hour at Verrazanos

Happy Hour at Verrazanos

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: undefined

Let’s get together for a happy hours at Verrazanos in Federal Way.

Let’s meet in the bar.(…)

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Come sing with Jet Cities Chorus!

Come sing with Jet Cities Chorus!

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Journey Church

Jet Cities Chorus is a long-standing community-based women’s chorus that sings 4-part, a cappella music, and we always welcome guests to join us on the risers. Have fun singing while getting to know a great group of women. From beginner to expert, we have space on our risers for everyone. We hope you’ll visit a rehearsal and see what we’re all about!

Jet Cities offers hybrid rehearsals, with both(…)

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Chambers bay walk

Chambers bay walk

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Playground By The Sound (North Slope on upper walkway of Chambers Bay)

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Free Third Thursday History Museum!

Free Third Thursday History Museum!

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Washington State History Museum

Every third Thursday Tacoma has Neighborhood Nights at the museums downtown! Admission is free on these evenings. As a history lover it’s been a while since I visited the history museum so I’m eager to go back. Come learn about the rich history of the Pacific Northwest and meet new people.

Check out our Facebook page!
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Come Sailing on Commencement Bay in Tacoma

Come Sailing on Commencement Bay in Tacoma

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Chinook Landing Marina

Come join the crew a boat on a Wednesday evening sailboat races on Tacoma’s Commencement Bay! These are hosted by the Corinthian Yacht Club of Tacoma (CYCT), and occur every Wednesday From April 10 through the end of August. While some sailing experience is helpful, all are welcome. Get out on the water, meet some new people and learn about the fun sport of sailboat racing!

Once you RSVP to a rac(…)

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Dining Favorites: McMenamins Pub (Tacoma)

Dining Favorites: McMenamins Pub (Tacoma)

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: McMenamins Elks Temple

The restaurant is on the 4th floor, directly in front of the Broadway entrance. The reservation is under Richelle. If you can’t find us, contact Richelle at 253-376-0340.

Laurel’s Favorite.

Our current dining series–Member’s Favorites. At the planning meeting, all members in attendance provided their favorite restaurant. We will visit each of those locations. At each dinner, all attendees will (…)

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STYX cover band: free!

STYX cover band: free!

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Muckleshoot Casino Resort

Muckleshoot Casino (in Auburn) posts lineup for the Galaxy room ($0 events) here:
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They have tribute bands and original music acts, UFC viewing parties, etc.

This particular event is for Borrowed Time, a cover band for STYX.

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May Gameday – Afternoon Session

May Gameday - Afternoon Session

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: TAAGS Field

Players,

There are two gaming sessions this day. You can attend one or both! However, you will need to sign up and pay for each session you plan on attending. This one is for the AFTERNOON game. Please read carefully the instructions below so we can guarantee your spot! Reservations will open 2 weeks before the event. If you have questions, please message one of the Hosts (Crystal or Chris).

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Game Makers Happy Hour

Game Makers Happy Hour

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Logan Brewing Company

Come meet other game makers, discuss your projects, get feedback, or just mingle!(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

You can make more friends at one party by showing interest in them than in a month by trying to meet people online. Meeting new people and making genuine connections in local events can be fun and easy if you go with the right mindset.

When it comes to meeting new people, nothing beats showing up in the real world. But none of the tips will work if you are not coming from the right place. Keep an open mind when attending social events. Reframe strangers as potential friends, it will make it much easier to approach conversations and fully engage in them.

When choosing an event, keep an eye on interesting themes, something you can relate to. Meeting new people in the context of mutual interest increases your chances of being friends.

Research events with the types of people you want to meet. They could be people in your age group, your field of work, or a specific neighborhood. Do not be too strict though, loosen up a little bit from your expectations.

Go where people are intentionally looking to make friends such as networking events where it feels normal and expected to walk up and introduce yourself.

In this digital era, apps and websites are the most convenient solutions for finding out about local events. If you are not sure where to look for events happening in Tacoma, you can try out Traveltacoma.com, Allevents.in, or Cityoftacoma.org.

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