The Final Show @ ALMA Tacoma: A Grotesque Burlesque

Goodbye, ALMA 🥲

📸: Gritty City Sirens

📅 Saturday, October 28th
⏰ Doors @ 7 pm | Show @ 8 pm
📍 ALMA Tacoma: 1322 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma
🎟️ $30

Popular venues around Seattle’s little sister, Tacoma, are vanishing. (RIP The Zodiac Supper Club.) Now, it’s ALMA’s turn. The five-year-old art, music, and food venue is getting added to the graveyard. Gritty City Sirens, a burlesque troupe from Tacoma, will present its Halloween-themed “Grotesque Burlesque” as ALMA’s final show. Mixing the sensual with the scary, the Sirens have a history of hosting Halloween events—like their Tim Burton Ball and Creep Show Peep Show. Expect a terror-ific send-off.

Boylesque performer EmpeROAR Fabulous will emcee a lineup that includes Judas Saint James, whose upcoming class on Harnessing Your Inner Feline is perfect for anyone planning on a Catwoman costume. Also on the cast: Moon Goddexx Luna DeLyte, who will bring lusciousness to the stage on this freaky full moon night. And Sid Seedy, the “Dragabond of Seattle,” will add to the seductive, spine-tingling show. Numerous guest acts are also on the bill, including Portland’s Nina Nightshade and magician professor D.R. Schreiber, who will entertain the audience with illusion

FYI: VIP is already sold out, so grab seats ASAP. 



Dear Friends,

After more than five years of community, music, meals, and culture, ALMA is closing. ALMA began as an experiment with the intention of making great art accessible and a venue for great artists because we believed culture is critical to building successful communities.

It’s been an honor to be your neighbor, to serve our customers, and to partner with others in the community to make us all better. Together, we’ve experienced hundreds of shows, thousands of meals, and countless hours with friends over coffee or a drink. We’ve collaborated and celebrated with open hearts and minds. What an honor it has been!

We hope to see you over the next several weeks before our closing. The last day of service for the lounge will be Friday, September 1st. The last day of service for the café and patio will be Sunday, October 1st. Our final show will be on Saturday, October 28th. Please visit our calendar to see a full list of our final shows. 

We are working with our community partners about next steps in programming.

Becoming a part of the fabric of Downtown Tacoma and the rich history of what was the Carpenters Union Building is something we took to heart. We sincerely hope that the spirit of diversity, community, resilience, and ingenuity fostered at ALMA continues to permeate the neighborhood and beyond.

We appreciate your patronage and friendship,



Patheresa Wells

Patheresa Wells is a Black/Persian, Pansexual, Polyamorous Poet (so many Ps) and writer living in Seatac. An aspiring comic, you can catch her cracking jokes at open mics around the area. In her free time, she likes to imagine what she’d do with free time and feed her backyard crows cuz they’re silly. Follow her on Twitter @PatheresaWells.