Every year, Puget Sound Revels presents an assortment of events: dances, sings, concerts, salons, celebrations and more.
2017 EVENTS – Our Silver Anniversary Year We’ve got plans! Join us.
We’ll be adding information to the list below soon. To make sure you receive up-to-date info about all events, please send us your email address. Be sure to also check out some photos from past events.
FEBRUARY 4: A Midwinter Mixer
Desserts, drinks, dancing. We’ve got Sarah Comer on fiddle, marvelous Karen Haas on piano, and Katie Gotshall adding some groovy clarinet to the mix, good tunes and a good time are ahead. No partner or experience needed, all dances are taught on the spot! If you aren’t sure what American folk dancing looks like, check out these folks dancing Waves of Tory for the first time.
MARCH 22: Spring Sing B Sharp Coffee House 7pm All sing!! Pub songs, chanteys, rounds, call and response, traditional American and more. Food, coffee, tea, beer and wine available for purchase. FREE.
MAY 1: May Day Celebration Wright Park, 6 – 7:30pm
Singing, dancing and flower-crown-making to welcome lovely May. Join us between the pond and the playground (“I” Street side of the park).
All ages. Free.
MAY 21 Revels from There to Here! We are the Revels scrapbook! Unearthing Revels stories and memories. Sharing, singing, celebrating 25 years of Puget Sound Revels. Waller Road Grange (2708 64th St E, Tacoma, WA 98404) $10. Brown Paper Tickets
SEPTEMBER 4 (Monday) from 1:30 – 2:45pm: Abbots Bromliad , Old Town Park (2350 N 30th St, Tacoma) Dancing with antlers—FREE and for all ages! People who come to The Christmas Revels are fascinated (or mystified!) by the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance. So we join the California Revels and have a Bromliad. Come learn the dance and participate in it. Or bring a penny whistle, recorder or fiddle and play the tune. We’ll teach the steps and general concept. Some burlap costumes and antlers will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own (branches can make pretty good antlers – look around your yard). Or just bring a picnic and watch. We’ll provide musicians and a caller. We’ll also play some fun games.
SEPTEMBER 22 (Thursday), 6:30 – 7:45pm: Tacoma Sings. Chihuly Bridge of Glass
Singing on the Chihuly Bridge of Glass to sing-out summer and sing-in autumn. Music to listen to as you arrive (on the Glass Museum side), then we’ll distribute song sheets and encourage everyone to join in. We’ll sing fun songs various places on the bridge and wrap up with a few lovely rounds. Bring a lantern if you want. We’ll light them as the sun sets. Beautiful.
October (Tacoma Arts Month)
OCTOBER 28: Silver Anniversary Party. Celebrate 25 years of joy-flinging!
October (date TBA) Kaleidoscope Concert. Free concert at the auditorium at the Washington State History Museum.
The Christmas Revels – December 16 – 20, 2017 Rialto Theater, Tacoma
We’re thrilled to announce The Christmas Revels in our 25th anniversary year will find us in Northern Spain (Galicia) singing, dancing, storytelling on the Camino de Santiago – a pilgrimage route established in the 9th century that runs from the Pyrenees to the cathedral town of Santiago de Compostela. Rich and vibrant, our Christmas Revels, as always, will be beautiful, funny, joyous, moving, a feast for the eyes and ears, a celebration for family and friends, the perfect December gathering. Note the dates now! Don’t miss The Christmas Revels! Remember, Revels donors ($75 and up) can purchase tickets two weeks before the general public