Tacoma Events Calendar - October 2016

Pumpkin Patch
Kristin Kendle

In October, you’ll find plenty of concerts and shows, but don’t miss out on the area’s seasonal events. Pumpkin patches and corn mazes pop up at farms in Puyallup, Bonney Lake and other nearby rural communities. Haunted houses, both old and new, also show up, but if that's too scary, then maybe try a ghost tour. Some are well established, but also keep an eye out for new ones each year. Up in Seattle more than in Tacoma, there are also plenty of Halloween parties to celebrate in style.

And on Halloween, check this list of great places to trick or treat.

To see top festivals and links to all the monthly events calendars: Seattle | Tacoma

Hound of the Baskervilles
When: September 9-October 9
Where: Lakewood Playhouse
How much: $25 adult/$22 military/$21 senior/$19 student, educator

The Underpants
When: September 16-October 2
Where: Tacoma Little Theater
How much: $24 adults/$22 seniors, students, military/$20 kids

Addams Family
When: September 23-October 16
Where: Tacoma Musical Playhouse
How much: $31 adult/$29 senior, student, military/$22 kids

Joe DeRosa
When: September 29-October 1
Where: Tacoma Comedy Club
How much: $16 general/$22 premium

Puyallup Art & Wine Walk
When: October 1, 2-6 p.m.
Where: Downtown Puyallup
How much: $25

Def Leppard
When: October 1, 7 p.m.
Where: Tacoma Dome
How much: $39-$125

Arsenio Hall
When: October 1, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Pantages Theater
How much: $19-$69

Film Focus: West Side Story
When: October 2, 3 p.m.
Where: Theater on the Square
How much: $12

Tacoma Fall RV Show
When: October 6-9
Where: Tacoma Dome
How much: $12 general admission/$6 w/ military ID

Dr. John & the Nite Trippers
When: October 7, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Pantages Theater
How much: $39-$110

Emo Philips
When: October 7, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Where: Tacoma Comedy Club
How much: $20 general/$25 premium

Fort Nisqually Candlelight Tour
When: October 7-8
Where: Fort Nisqually, Point Defiance Park
How much: $12 adults/$8 for youth

Oktoberfest Northwest
When: October 7-9
Where: Washington State Fair Games
How much: Friday 12-3 p.m. is free/Friday after 3 p.m. - $12/Saturday $12/Sunday $6

2016 NWCC NPC Northern Classic
When: October 8, 6 p.m.
Where: Pantages Theater
How much: $25 pre-judging/$35 championship

Taylor Williamson (Family Friendly)
When: October 8, 5 p.m., 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m.
Where: Tacoma Comedy Club
How much: General adult $15/general under 17 $10/premium $20

Kermit Apio
When: October 9, 8 p.m.
Where: Tacoma Comedy Club
How much: $16 general/$22 premium

Andy Hendrickson
When: October 13-15
Where: Tacoma Comedy Club
How much: $16 general/$22 premium

In My Life (Beatles Tribute)
When: October 14, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Rialto Theater
How much: $35-$65

The Day The Earth Stood Still
When: October 14-16
Where: Lakewood Playhouse
How much: $25

And The Trumpet Shall Sound
When: October 15, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Pantages Theater
How much: $18-$36

Reptile Show
When: October 15-16
Where: Washington State Fairgrounds
How much: $10/$15 two-day pass/kids 10 and under free

Zoo Boo
When: October 15-16
Where: Point Defiance Zoo
How much: Free with admission, discounts for wearing a costume

Rita Moreno
When: October 16, 3 p.m.
Where: Pantages Theater
How much: $19-$69

Michael Glatzmaier
When: October 16, 8 p.m.
Where: Tacoma Comedy Club
How much: $10 general/$16 premium

Adam Ferarra
When: October 20-22
Where: Tacoma Comedy Club
How much: $18 general/$24 premium

Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival
When: October 20-23
Where: Tacoma Dome
How much: $15/kids under 12 are free

Dracula
When: October 21-November 6
Where: Tacoma Little Theater
How much: $24 adults/$22 seniors, students, military/$20 kids

Classics I: New World Season Opening
When: October 22, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Pantages Theater
How much: $19-$80

Doll and Teddy Bear Show
When: October 22-23
Where: Washington State Fairgrounds
How much: $8-10/kids 12 and younger $4

Film Focus: Spencer Tracy Inherit the Wind
When: October 23, 3 p.m.
Where: Theater on the Square
How much: $12

Craig Ferguson
When: October 27, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Pantages Theater
How much: $19-$69

Steve-O
When: October 27-30
Where: Tacoma Comedy Club
How much: $27 general/$35 premium

The Sleeping Beauty
When: October 28, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Pantages Theater
How much: $49-$89

Freaknight
When: October 28-29
Where: Tacoma Dome
How much: $300

Sister's Back to School Catechism: The Holy Ghost and Other Terrifying Tales
When: October 29-30
Where: Theater on the Square
How much: $19-$44

Seattle Rock Orchestra A Tribute to David Bowie
When: October 29, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Pantages Theater
How much: $19-$49

La Boheme
When: October 29, November 4, November 6
Where: Rialto Theater
How much: $25-$85