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Broadway Center presents

Fall Free For All

Saturday, September 22, 2012, Noon to 11:00pm*
Sunday, September 23, 2012, 1:00pm to 9:00pm*

Various Broadway Center venues

Tickets: FREE, sign up for your wristband this weekend at the Box Office.
Early Online Registration is now closed. The Box Office is open at 11 a.m. on Saturday and at Noon on Sunday, where you can register for your wristband(s) during the event.

Wristband(s) were not mailed, if you requested wristband(s) online, they can be picked up at the Box Office.

The Fall Free for All is a community arts festival that offers 50+ music, dance, drama, film, and children's events and activities Saturday and Sunday, and all for FREE! Come enjoy the theaters, support regional artists, dine out, and shop in Tacoma's vibrant Theater District.

Saturday, September 22

12:00 p.m. - Variety Kids Show

Pantages Theater

  • Rene Bibaud: Five-time world jump rope champion
  • Godfrey Daniels: a real life cartoon
  • Matt Baker Comedy + Stunt Show

Family Friendly!

12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. - 21+ Lounge

Pantages Theater Lobby

Kick back and relax with an adult beverage. Adults 21+ only.

12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. - Interactive Video

Pantages Theater Lobby

Interactive video-feedback installation by Kris Crews.

Family Friendly!

12:00 p.m. - Fall Free For All Dance Festival

Curated by Ezra Dickinson and Faith Stevens

Theatre on the Square

Coriolis Dance Collective

Natascha Murphy and Christin Call (co-founders of Coriolis Dance Collective), with musical accompaniment from Jackie An (Circadies).

Dayna Hanson [DANCE FILM]

Dayna Hanson studied at Pacific Northwest Ballet School and the School of American Ballet in New York. Today, she is on the faculty of Pacific Northwest Ballet School.

Vincent Michael Lopez “Close” [DANCE FILM]

Spectrum Dance Theater’s principal artist who also performs with Wideman/Davis Dance and Whim W’Him.

Tacoma City Ballet

Tacoma City Ballet endeavors to provide high quality, comprehensive classical ballet training for dancers in the Puget Sound Region, and has a distinct history of being the only ballet school in the greater Tacoma area to focus strictly on classical ballet training.

12:00 p.m. - Monday Ukulele Ohana

Studio 1

All ages Northwest Ukulele artists. Bring a Uke and participate!

Family Friendly!

12:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Academy Award Nominated Animated Short Films

Studio 2

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Busking Stage presented by The Warehouse

Outdoors

Features the best of up-and-coming musicians in the Pacific Northwest. The Warehouse is a Tacoma based production company committed to bringing high-quality music experiences to various locations around the city.

Family Friendly!

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Face Painting

Outdoors

Face painting for all ages. [Suggested donation.]

Family Friendly!

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Merry Makers’ Bouncy Houses

Outdoors

Come bounce away some of your youthful energy.

Family Friendly!

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - The Fab-5

Outdoors

Fab-5 will be doing a series of spontaneous break-dancing/street performances. In addition to free form dancing, Fab-5's teen urban arts muralists will also be using aerosol paint to create a live graffiti art mobile mural responding to the energy of the Fall Free For All.

Family Friendly!

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Design Your Own Iron Tile

Outdoors

Design your own iron-tile mold with Art Instructor, Kyle Dillehay. Pre-designed tiles will be cast before the 9:00 p.m. Fire and Ice show. [Small Fee required to create your own mold.]

Family Friendly!

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Nesting Creatures

Outdoors

An art installation by Glory Cancro. The construction and movement of building a nest.

Family Friendly!

12:45 p.m. - Variety Kids Show

Pantages Theater

  • Rene Bibaud: Five-time world jump rope champion
  • Godfrey Daniels: a real life cartoon
  • Matt Baker Comedy + Stunt Show

Family Friendly!

1:00 p.m. - Fall Free For All Dance Festival

Curated by Ezra Dickinson and Faith Stevens

Theatre on the Square

Dayna Hanson [DANCE FILM]

Dayna Hanson studied at Pacific Northwest Ballet School and the School of American Ballet in New York. Today, she is on the faculty of Pacific Northwest Ballet School.

Ezra Dickinson [DANCE FILM]

Choreography and movement installations that have been displayed across the globe.

Hannah Crowley and Faith Stevens

“Weapon Play ” A co-creation by Tacoma dancers and choreographers.

Ezra Dickinson

Along with being co-artistic director of The Offshore Project, and Actually Really, Ezra is a member of The Maureen Whiting Company, The Castaways and Seattle Dance Project. Ezra’s work in choreography, and movement installations have been on display in 12min Max, Northwest New Works Festival, Gallery 1412, Chop Sue, ACT Theater, Gallery 154, Move, Ten Tinny Dances, Moore Inside Out, Heathrow Airport, Henry Art Gallery, 911 media arts center, Next Fest Northwest, Beyond The Threshold, Mexico City, and The Northwest Film Forum.

Allie Hankins

Artistic director of Part & Parcel, a contemporary performance company that explores image-making and the codification of body language as a choreographic catalyst.

1:00 p.m. - Monday Ukulele Ohana

Studio 1

All ages Northwest Ukulele artists. Bring a Uke and participate!

Family Friendly!

1:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Shop ‘Til You Drop Artist Market

Opera Alley

Just a few blocks up the street from the Broadway Center on Saint Helens St. Over 40 vendors in ONE location! Shop for fabulous. Show local. Proceeds benefit to Tacoma Humane Society. [Requires Cash or Credit Card for Shopping.]

1:30 p.m. - Professor Humbug’s Flea Circus

Pantages Theater

Last year’s surprise hit! The world’s most popular “little” attraction . . . Professor Humbug’s cruelty free Victorian style flea circus has never failed to delight even the most skeptical of audiences.

Family Friendly!

2:00 p.m. - Professor Humbug’s Flea Circus

Pantages Theater

Last year’s surprise hit! The world’s most popular “little” attraction . . . Professor Humbug’s cruelty free Victorian style flea circus has never failed to delight even the most skeptical of audiences.

Family Friendly!

2:00 p.m. - Fall Free For All Dance Festival

Curated by Ezra Dickinson and Faith Stevens

Theatre on the Square

Dayna Hanson [DANCE FILM]

Dayna Hanson studied at Pacific Northwest Ballet School and the School of American Ballet in New York. Today, she is on the faculty of Pacific Northwest Ballet School.

Corrie Befort [DANCE FILM]

“Cut Chalk,” a dance film capturing a group of young dancers and musicians from Cornish College engaged in generating a physical polyrhythmic score.

D.A.S.H.

“The Evolution,” choreographed by D.A.S.H., a provider of quality performing arts instruction, education and mentoring to the underserved communities and lower income families of Tacoma-Pierce County.

Hannah Crowley

“&” by dancer, choreographer, fine artist and teacher in the Tacoma/Seattle area.

Koncrete

Koncrete endeavors to embody ALL that is hip hop in a positive light.

2:00 p.m. - A Traditional Tea Ceremony

The Asia Pacific Cultural Center, in partnership with The Broadway Center, presents:

A Traditional Tea Ceremony

Studio 1

Come learn about different teas and customs associated with the drink that bridges so many cultures.

3:00 p.m. - Recess Monkey

Pantages Theater

Three elementary school teachers who rock! “These kids’ songs are awesome! There are bands you can’t go wrong with, and this is one of them.” - USA Today

Family Friendly!

3:00 p.m. - Fall Free For All Dance Festival

Curated by Ezra Dickinson and Faith Stevens

Theatre on the Square

Vincent Michael Lopez “Light” [DANCE FILM]

Lopez is Spectrum Dance Theater’s principal artist and also performs with Wideman/Davis Dance and Whim W’Him.

The Barefoot Collective [DANCE FILM]

A community organization dedicated to creating opportunities for dance and related arts the Greater Tacoma area.

Dayna Hanson

Dayna Hanson has been creating dance, performance, music and film in Seattle for more than 20 years. From 1994-2006, Dayna was co-artistic director of dance theater company 33 Fainting Spells, whose work was presented by Dance Theater Workshop, Spoleto Festival, Walker Art Center, ICA in London, Kunstlerhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt and many other venues.

Maureen Whiting Company

Since 1997, the group has been choreographing performances and films seen across the Northwest.

Adult Content

3:00 p.m. - Hot Hula Dance Fitness

Studio 1

Inspired by the dances of the Pacific Islands, HOT HULA fitness® incorporates easy to perform dance movements set to the sounds of traditional Polynesian drum beats fused with funky Reggae music, resulting in a modern, hip fitness workout.

Family Friendly!

4:00 p.m. - Fall Free For All Dance Festival

Curated by Ezra Dickinson and Faith Stevens

Theatre on the Square

Ezra Dickinson [DANCE FILM]

Choreography and movement installations that have been displayed across the globe.

Spectrum Dance Company

Under the leadership of Tony Award nominated visionary Donald Byrd. Spectrum Dance Theater has embarked on an exhilarating transformation that has attracted world-class dancers, produced some of the most avant-garde works in contemporary dance, and generated local and national praise.

4:00 p.m. - The Reptile Man

Studio 1

Curator of the most extensive collection of reptiles in the Northwest. See all sorts of slithering, sliding and crawling green friends in this high energy, educational show. Petting zoo to immediately follow the show!

Family Friendly!

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - DOWNTOWN DINNER BREAK

Take a dinner break to enjoy great restaurants in Downtown Tacoma. See participating restaurants on the left-hand side of the page. Show your Fall Free For All wristband for an added discount when dining!

7:00 p.m. - My Brightest Diamond

Pantages Theater

Elements of opera, cabaret, chamber music, and rock for a unique euphonious experience.

7:00 p.m. - Killeye Candy

Theatre on the Square

Alt-blues rock with a funk chaser. They combine experienced musicianship with a love for songwriting, with tunes that are rich and memorable!

7:00 p.m. - Squeak Squawk

Studio 2

Indie rock stage, featuring USF and People Under the Sun, with special guests.

7:00 p.m. - Northwest Playwrights Alliance - Double Shot Festival

Studio 3

Eight new (10-minutes each) plays created from scratch in 24 hours.

8:00 p.m. - Kelli Shaefer

Pantages Theater

Rock music that encourages deep concentration.

8:00 p.m. - The Dignitaries

Theatre on the Square

“Carrying on the Tacoma tradition of great gut-punch garage rock.” - City Arts

8:00 p.m. - Forever or Whatever

Studio 1

A series of multi-media performance poems about gay marriage and the search for romance, featuring Seattle dynamos Elaina M. Ellis, Marita Isabel, Okanamode, and Lane Stroud.

8:00 p.m. - Squeak Squawk

Studio 2

Indie rock stage, featuring USF and People Under the Sun, with special guests.

8:45 p.m. - Vuelta La Luna

Outdoors

A neo-gypsy collective of fire dancers, musicians and street performers.

Family Friendly!

9:00 p.m. - An Acoustic Evening with Vicci Martinez

Pantages Theater

Vicci Martinez will takes the stage in her hometown for an acoustic evening on the Pantages main stage!

9:00 p.m. - Academy Award Nominated Live Action Short Films

Studio 2

9:00 p.m. - Fire and Ice: Molten Iron Pour

Outdoors

Art Instructor Kyle Dillehay will melt 100 pounds of scrap iron and pour the molten metal into the top of a 300 pound block of ice to create an amazing luminary sculpture of iron and ice.

Family Friendly!

10:00 p.m. - Carletta Sue Kay with The Can Can Castaways

Pantages Theater

Carletta Sue Kay is an arresting pop band that has been compared to The Magnetic Fields and Marianne Faithful. The Castaways are the performance troupe from The Can Can in Seattle. See a unique blend of cabaret intertwined with sensual athleticism and high-energy dance/burlesque.

Adult Content

10:00 p.m. - Academy Award Nominated Live Action Short Films

Studio 2

Sunday, September 23

1:00 p.m. - Arletta Sound

Theatre on the Square

Arletta Sound jazz orchestra will play an all-original set by local young composers including lively Latin, gypsy jazz, and original ballads by Wolfgang Beck, who also composed for the Seattle Symphony.

1:00 p.m. - Deep Prep Cooking Show

Studio 1

Hosted by Chef Jesse Smith, whose whimsical personality and professional techniques are sure to impress amateur cooks of all ages.

1:00 p.m. - Gentlemen’s Tacoma: A Men’s Style History of Our City (Fashion Show)

Studio 2

A men’s style experience showcasing the history of men’s clothing and lifestyle in Tacoma.

1:00 p.m. - Northwest Playwrights Alliance Double Shot Festival

Studio 3

Eight new (10-minutes each) plays created from scratch in 24 hours.

2:00 p.m. - Tacoma Urban Orchestra

Theatre on the Square

“14,” a dance opera backed by orchestra.

2:00 p.m. - Gentlemen’s Tacoma Fashion Show

Studio 2

A men’s style experience showcasing the history of men’s clothing and lifestyle in Tacoma.

2:00 p.m. - Deep Prep Cooking Show

Studio 1

Hosted by Chef Jesse Smith, whose whimsical personality and professional techniques are sure to impress amateur cooks of all ages.

2:00 p.m. - Northwest Playwrights Alliance Double Shot Festival

Studio 3

Eight new (10-minutes each) plays created from scratch in 24 hours.

3:00 p.m. - Deep Prep Cooking Show

Studio 1

Hosted by Chef Jesse Smith, whose whimsical personality and professional techniques are sure to impress amateur cooks of all ages.

3:00 p.m. - Gentlemen’s Tacoma Fashion Show

Studio 2

A men’s style experience showcasing the history of men’s clothing and lifestyle in Tacoma.

3:00 p.m. - Muh Grog Zoo

Studio 3

A cohort of long form improvisational theater artists.

4:00 - 6:00 p.m. - DOWNTOWN DINNER BREAK

Take a dinner break to enjoy great restaurants in Downtown Tacoma. See participating restaurants on the left-hand side of the page. Show your Fall Free For All wristband for an added discount when dining!

6:00 p.m. - The Tacoma Round

The Tacoma Round with Kris Orlowski, Big Sur, Passenger String Quartet, Shennandoah Davis

Theatre on the Square

Multi-discipline arts performance featuring songwriters, musicians, slam poets, live painters and new works from Voices of the City participants.

Resident Arts Organizations

Puget Sound Revels Northwest Sinfonietta Tacoma City Ballet Tacoma Concert Band Tacoma Opera Tacoma Symphony Tacoma Youth Symphony