WHAT: Fall Free for All, a community artfest
Get ready for a jam-packed weekend of FREE arts, culture and entertainment at the Fall Free For All, October 8-9. The Broadway Center is hosting this community arts festival with a virtually inexhaustible lineup of events all weekend long. Whether your cultural cravings lean toward cello concerti or ukulele serenades, film screenings or guerilla performance, you’ll find what floats your boat at the Pantages, Rialto Theater and Theater on the Square.
Broadway Center Executive Director David Fischer says the artfest was designed to coincide with the kickoff of the performing arts season and back-to-school, as “an open house of sorts to [showcase] all these great programs that start in the fall.” Events are free because the three publicly-owned venues “[belong to] the citizens of Tacoma, and we wanted to make sure everyone had access to their theaters.” The lineup includes live music, theater, film, dance and a host of family-friendly activities. 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, a multimedia project designed to “animate democracy” 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 dance 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, BECU and Key Bank. See you there!