1. Word Nerds! Scrabble Sharks! Get ready for a new season of Scrabble Rousers, a competition suitable for all levels. Participants establish their own skill level: beginner, intermediate, or expert. People are paired off to battle it out in two successive, exceedingly fun games. Come ready to dominate the world or to thwart others from doing so! July's (optional) theme is Pirates! Dress to pillage (not the bookstore) and to strike fear into the hearts of landlubbers! Entrance fee is $15 per person with proceeds directly benefiting the Tacoma Community House Student Scholarship Fund, which assists students as they transfer from TCH to community college. The MC for the night is King's Books own sweet pea. Entrance fee is $15 per person with proceeds directly benefiting the Tacoma Community House Student Scholarship Fund, which assists students as they transfer from TCH to community college. The MC for the night is King's Books own sweet pea. 218 St. Helens Ave, Tacoma. 6:30-9:30 pm.
2. Come sketch from a live model! Easels will be provided but artists must bring their own materials. All skill levels are welcome. All skill levels are welcome. On the last session of each month there is an optional group critique that all artists are welcome to participate in. Questions? Call Tim Mansen at (253) 579-6908 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.tacomaacademyoffineart.com. $15 per session on a drop-in basis. Merlino Arts Center, 508 Sixth Avenue, Tacoma. 6:30-9:30 pm.
3. Celebrate labor at Pride event. The Pierce County LGBT community is welcome to a reception in the main lobby of the IBEW 76 Hall. Labor leaders, union members, and elected officials from throughout Washington State will join us in honoring LGBT leaders within the union movement. IBEW 76 Hall: 3049 South 36th St Suite 101., Tacoma. 6-8 pm, Free.
4. Speaking of Pride Week, A lesbian couple escape from their nursing home and head up to Canada to get married in the film CLOUDBURST. Starring Olympia Dukakis, the Grand proudly presents CLOUDBURST in cooperation with Tacoma's Pride Week! Join in for a discussion following the evening showing. 2 pm, 6:45 pm, 606 South Fawcett Avenue
Tacoma. $5-$7 with membership, $6.50-$8.50 general.
5. Have footy pajamas? Save money and enjoy live music at the Red Room in Tacoma featuring Fallen Traitors, Until This Sunrise, Citizen's Arrest, How We Fall. All Ages. 7 pm. $10, $7 w/footy pajamas. 2313 Tacoma Ave.