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Right now, another way KNKX is connecting to our community during COVID-19 (and beyond) is getting the word out about things organizations and individuals around the region are doing to serve their communities. Folks throughout our listening area have created or made available virtual/online content (live music, live streamed community conversations, art that you can enjoy from home, educational tools), and others have stepped up to help their neighbors in need. ALSO, more venues are reopening, offering opportunities for in-person attendance, and you'll find some of those events here, as well. Please check websites for updates.

If you want to get the word out about something you’re offering, we’d love to hear about it. The KNKX Community page will be updated regularly. Please e-mail community@knkx.org with your information which should consist of just the facts (event title, date and time, a short description and--very important--a URL or other link where listeners can get more details). And be sure to ask questions if you have them.

KNKX Sponsored Events and Community Partnerships

KNKX is proud to support the Broadway Farmers Market, which operates Thursdays through October 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s located on Broadway between 9th and 11th in Tacoma’s theater district. Now in its 30th year, this vibrant downtown marketplace hosts more than 80 vendors who provide the highest quality fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, seafood, honey, specialty foods and artisan crafts. Located in the shadow of the historic Pantages Theater, the market also offers a wide selection of hot food vendors and café seating. You’ll find something for everyone, from farm fresh produce, to kid’s activities, chef’s demos, gardening advice and more.

Washington State History Museum created this original exhibition in collaboration with historian and author Peter Boag: Crossing Boundaries: Portraits of a Transgender West highlights historical narratives of transgender people in the West from 1860 to 1940, and considers how westward migration provided opportunities for self-expression and fulfillment. As they traversed unfamiliar territory, these individuals crossed both physical boundaries and the perceptual boundaries of their earlier lives. Like all pioneers, they shared a history of obstacles and fear, bravery and triumphs. Join us in learning more about the history of gender, identity, and changing cultural perceptions in the West and the connections between transgender history and the LGBTQ+ community today. This exhibition (on through December 10) is supported by Humanities Washington, KNKX Public Radio, and The Norcliffe Foundation.

Macha Theatre Works is a fearless female non-profit arts organization showcasing exceptional artists, delivering innovative education programs, and staging new theatrical works that feature strong female characters. Macha Theatre Works envisions a world where fearless female voices thrive. Their first production of the 2021-2022 season is LSD Fairy by Pearl Lam, a “sharp, delightfully bewildering, rapid-paced commentary towards self-actualization. Because drugs.” It’s live streamed for one night only – September 17 at 8 p.m. Check out Macha’s season preview on September 9 when tickets also go on sale for the season. Join Macha on a 'Trip' of self-discovery in this 17 Minute Psychedelic Story. Between September and November, there will be a new 17 Minute Story every two weeks. Other upcoming productions include The Flight Before Xmas (Dec 2–19), The Fifth Wave (Feb 9–27, 2022) and in April 2022, a new production by Seda Iranian Theatre Ensemble.

Hilltop Artists Better Futures Festival is October 9-10 at Hilltop Heritage Middle School (Formerly Jason Lee Middle School) in Tacoma. There will be five different time slots with a maximum number of attendees to keep our community safe with smaller gatherings. The time slots available are Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1-4 p.m., and 5-8 p.m.; and then Sunday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. Tickets will be available on Monday September 13.

Humorist, author, and public radio personality David Sedaris returns to Seattle’s Benaroya Hall (after a two-year COVID pause) on November 7 to celebrate the publication of A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries 2003-2020. With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, he will once again delight the audience with twists of humor and intelligence as he shares both published stories and works-in-progress. Presented by Northwest Associated Arts, KNKX, and The Stranger.

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LIVE STREAMED MUSIC, IN-PERSON AND OTHER MUSIC EVENTS - such as:

How you can support musicians and the music industry during COVID-19

ALSO: KNKX music show Facebook pages, Live music events (in person), Live streamed and previously recorded video concerts, Music conversations, Online music classes, National jazz streaming sites

VIRTUAL, ONLINE AND IN-PERSON CULTURAL/ARTS EVENTS  - such as:

ALSO: Virtual bingo, Online and in-person museum tours and talks, Film screenings, Community arts conversations, Virtual tourism, Literary happy hours, Educational programs, Online book clubs

VIRTUAL, ONLINE AND IN-PERSON CIVIC EVENTS - such as:

Town Hall Seattle events, Civic University Civic Saturdays, Seattle CityClub, Grit City Think&Drink, Live community and business forums, Lectures, Virtual boot camps, Environment-themed events and the great outdoors, Local city/county informational events, Educational opportunities, Community support

VIRTUAL, ONLINE AND IN-PERSON KIDS AND FAMILY ACTIVITIES - such as:

Museums, Seattle Aquarium, Festivals

ONLINE AND IN-PERSON FUNDRAISERS

Join the Tacoma Tree Foundation for their first virtual silent auction, Greening Tacoma Together 2021, September 15 through September 22.

The Providence Marianwood Foundation Love in Action fundraising luncheon is September 16 with keynote speaker Ciscoe Morris.

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s annual fine arts online auction is September 22-26, which is open to the public (September 19-21 is the member exclusive first access).

Seattle CityClub’s virtual fundraising event, More Than A Game: The Role Sports Play in Our Democracy, is September 24.

The Northwest African American Museum’s annual UNITY campaign kicked-off Juneteenth and will continue through the summer, culminating in a celebratory event on October 7 at 6 p.m. when you can enjoy a virtual program of African American Artistic Excellence. The event includes an artist showcase with music, dance, poetry, and painting.