Spring is here in the Pacific North­west, which means that every weekend from now till fall is packed with events and activities for just about everybody to enjoy. From food festivals to artsy events and even an end of the year block party, there’s a multi­tude of events held by the local com­munity and the UWT Student Activities Board to come out and enjoy. Get ready to mark your calendar and make it an active spring season.

SAB’S THROWBACK TIMEMACHINE DANCE PARTY

SAB will be hosting The Throwback Time Machine Dance Party also known as “the craziest video dance party this side of the 21st century.” The DJ and hosts will be dropping the biggest and most memorable tracks from the past five de­cades. This dance party will include a huge dose of on-stage audience interac­tion, dance-offs, communal karaoke ses­sions and the big red button that will launch the course of the next musical direction. Bring your friends or join a stranger on the dancefloor, bumping tracks from the early 2000s, ’90s, ’80s, and so on.

SAB’S 2018 BLOCK PARTY

SAB is also hosting an end of the year block party celebration for student organizations, which is free for all UWT students. There will be a variety of in­teractive booths, food, games, prizes and even carnival rides. UWT students are encouraged to bring their families and friends for this extravaganza.

SAB’S UW TACOMA PRIDE

SAB will be hosting UWT’s first Pride event May 16 from noon to 9 p.m. in William W. Philip Hall. This will in­clude a variety of activities such as a resource fair, guest speakers, discussion panel and a drag show. The resource fair — held from noon to 1 p.m. — will bring campus, student and community orga­nizations together to inform students about working with and for the LGBTQ­IAP+ community. UWT Pride will also include a keynote speech 1–2:30 p.m. given by Julia Serano, a transgender writer, performer, activist, musician and biologist. Her speech will be followed by a Q&A segment. The event will con­tinue with a panel of LGBTGIAP+ stu­dents and activists to “discuss their identities and the ways in which their identities intersect and inform one an­other, as well as their experiences with homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, etc.” A drag show will be the last event of the night, where students, faculty, staff, community and professional drag performers will put on a show.

FASA’S FIRST ANNUALSPRING BENEFIT FESTIVAL

The UWT Filipino-American Stu­dent Association will be hosting their first Annual Spring Benefit Festival. The festival’s goal is to raise money for Food for Hungry Minds, an organization that builds schools and provides food for impoverished children in the Philip­pines. This event will include live per­formances by Hannah Cho and Jessica Domingo, as well as DJ Chozen and DJ Rocryte. There will also be a photo booth for students and patrons to take photos with their friends and have a souvenir to take home.

TACOMA PROCTOR FARMERS’ MARKET

If you’re in the mood for good food, artsy knick-knacks and supporting local artists, stop by the Tacoma Proctor Farmers’ Market, every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The market features organic produce from local farmers, live local music and tasting booths for wine and beer. There’s even a special booth for kids, filled with fun activities for your little ones to enjoy.

BROADWAY FARMERS’ MARKET

If your weekends are usually filled with other plans, the Broadway Farmers’ Market is also making a summer come­back this month. Every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Market offers a collection of specialty food producers, flower vendors and, of course, a variety of arts and crafts. The Broadway Farm­ers’ Market features more arts, knick-knacks and food trucks than the Proctor Market, which is slightly smaller and tends to focus on local eats.

DESTINY CITY ARTS MARKET:SATURDAY NIGHT MARKET

If you aren’t able to attend in the morning or afternoon, then you might be interested in the night market. Des­tiny City Arts has provide the Tacoma community with a monthly night market including local vendors, music, art, food and drinks. During the first Saturday of May, June and July, the Night Market will run from 5–10 p.m. along Pacific Avenue. This will be Tacoma’s first night market, so don’t miss out on the fun.

DESTINY CITY ARTS MARKET
Dates: May 6, June 2 & July 7
Time: 5–10 p.m.
Location: 734 Pacific Ave., Tacoma

THROWBACK TIME
MACHINE DANCE PARTY
Date: May 10
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: UWY 303
Cost: Free

BROADWAY FARMERS’ MARKET
Dates: Every Thursday May 10–October
Time: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location: 921 Broadway, Tacoma

FASA’S ANNUAL SPRING BENEFIT FESTIVAL
Date: May 11
Time: 9 p.m.–1 a.m. next day
Location: William W. Philip Hall
Cost: $10 suggested donation

UWT PRIDE
Date: May 16
Time: Noon–9 p.m.
Location: William W. Philip Hall
Cost: Free

2018 BLOCK PARTY
Date: May 18
Time: 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Location: Prairie Line Trail
Cost: Free

TACOMA PROCTOR
FARMERS’ MARKET
Dates: Every Saturday March–December
Time: 9 a.m.–noon
Location: N 27th and Proctor St., Tacoma

 

COURTESY OF KRISTINA D.C. HOEPPNER
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