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Halloween drinks and eats

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Halloween drinks and eats

Like most Pacific Northwest women in my general age bracket, I adore the autumn season. Scarves, hats, boots, pumpkin-flavored everything, falling leaves and Halloween! I always buy the kids' costumes a size too big so I can bundle them up underneath, and they look like wee puffy marshmallow monsters terrorizing

Haute Halloween: Tacoma Opera presents "The Magic Flute"

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Haute Halloween: Tacoma Opera presents "The Magic Flute"

Dressing to scare this All Hallows Eve? Of course you are. You're cool like that. So why not take your sexy, imaginative duds to a joint where they'll be appreciated? Damn right we're referring to ... the opera. We'll give you a minute to let that sink in. Surely we meant

Music Critics' Picks: The Little O and His Lonely One Man Folk-Punk Band, Hermit Thrushes, Shayla Renee, Uncle Bonsai

Critics' Picks

Music Critics' Picks: The Little O and His Lonely One Man Folk-Punk Band, Hermit Thrushes, Shayla Renee, Uncle Bonsai

[BLUESY FOLK] + FRI, OCT. 24 The Little O and his Lonely One Man Folk-Punk Band is a wonderfully self-referential project. As the one-man band in question, the Little O is a self-styled caricature of a rambling troubadour. Most of his songs are titled with variations on "The Little O Sings

The muscular post-punk of Phobos & Deimos

Music Features & Columns

The muscular post-punk of Phobos & Deimos

There was a period of a couple years, when I was most entrenched in my exploration of music criticism and the brave new world of music classification, when I would introduce a band to my dad and attempt to describe them through a list of newspeak subgenres. My dad, being

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Sam Smith, Patton Oswalt, The Decibel Tour, Cold War Kids, The Tea Party, Dr. Dog ...

Concert Alert

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Sam Smith, Patton Oswalt, The Decibel Tour, Cold War Kids, The Tea Party, Dr. Dog ...

We list major concerts going on sale this weekend, as well as national touring acts performing in the Puget Sound this week. SECRET TICKET CODE TM = Ticketmaster, 253.627.TIXS, www.ticketmaster.com TWEB = Ticketweb, 866.468.7623, www.ticketweb.com   >>> ON SALE NOW Omaha Diner with Charlie Hunter, Skerik, Bobby Previt and Steve Bernstein Seattle. Nov. 11-12 7:30 pm.

Adult-friendly Halloween parties in Western Washington

Viva South Sound

Adult-friendly Halloween parties in Western Washington

Halloween is extra serious business this year.  Unless you've been hibernating in a cave, you KNOW it's on a FRIDAY this year. Friday is the holy grail of the days of the week for any holiday, but especially Halloween. For the 21+ crowd, it's going to be especially glorious. So it's time

Feedbag: Flavor night, Tacoma Brewing anniversary, Harmon Brewing tour ...

Food Matters

Feedbag: Flavor night, Tacoma Brewing anniversary, Harmon Brewing tour ...

FLAVOR Flavor, a night of dining at immigrant-owned and immigrant-supporting restaurants has reached its second birthday Thursday, Oct. 23 with participating restaurants kicking back 25 percent of food sales to Tacoma Community House. Participating restaurants include Adriatic Grill, Aviateur French Diner, Doyle's Public House, El Pulgarcito, Gateway to India, Il Lucano

Local AUSA president, secretary lauded at national meeting

People Rule

Local AUSA president, secretary lauded at national meeting

Accolades are not new to Carlene Joseph. She is a two-time McChord Air Force Base Volunteer of the Year (2004 and 2006); McChord Spouse of the Year (2006); and member of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Hall of Fame (inducted 2013). Last year, Joseph, president of the Captain Meriwether Lewis Chapter

Thursday, Oct. 23 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Thursday, Oct. 23 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Billy Shew Band Open Jam Session. 8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Marc Ryan. 8 pm. $15. The Ram Restaurant and Brewery Tacoma. Geeks Who Drink pub quiz. 8:30 pm. NC. Narrows Brewing Company Tacoma

Thursday, Oct. 23: Oly CLAW

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Thursday, Oct. 23: Oly CLAW

The Olympia chapter of the Collective of Lady Arm Wrestlers, or Oly CLAW, will battle beneath the holiday lights at The Brotherhood Lounge in downtown Olympia. Characters such as Ivana KrushU, Cold As Isis, Vegan Villain and more will go head-to-head, or should we say arm-to-arm, in a full-out fight to

Friday, Oct. 24 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Friday, Oct. 24 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Northern Pacific Coffee Co. Tacoma - Parkland. American folk music with Forest Beutel, Micaela Cooley, Emelie Peine. All Ages. 8 pm. Arbutus Folk School - Olympia. Jeff Warner Presents: Banjos, Bones & Ballads. All Ages. 8 pm. Matrix Coffee House Chehalis. Jim Beseske, Elwood Garcia. All Ages.

Friday, Oct. 24-Saturday, Oct. 25: Bonfires, Beaver Pelts and Bogeymen

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Friday, Oct. 24-Saturday, Oct. 25: Bonfires, Beaver Pelts and Bogeymen

Pimp 'n' Ho parties just aren't cuttin' it anymore, are they? Neither are the toga parties, the erotic costume contests or naughty nurses. So much bare flesh, so much cold weather. If Halloween is really to turn into The Day of Getting As Close to Naked As Possible, it should

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Uncle Bonsai. All Ages. 8 pm. $15-$20. BLUES B Sharp Coffee House Tacoma - Downtown. South Sound Blues Association Presents: Dean Reichert. All Ages. 8 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Marc Ryan. 8 and 10:30 pm.

Saturday, Oct. 25: Benefit Show for 2nd Cycle

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Saturday, Oct. 25: Benefit Show for 2nd Cycle

Listen for the honking and yelling, and then maybe you'll see them: cyclists moving in and out of traffic, between parked cars, then braking hard in front of Fulcrum Gallery on Hilltop Tacoma. Eliot Lipp, Rockwell Powers and Lozen - a musical dream lineup for many - will fill the

Saturday, Oct. 25: Uncle Bonsai

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Saturday, Oct. 25: Uncle Bonsai

I want you to do something for me. I want you to surf over to YouTube and check out two Uncle Bonsai videos. Chances are you've never heard of the Seattle folk trio, so this'll be your first and second exposure. Their gorgeous harmonies and silly, singular lyrics remind me

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. 6-9 pm. NC. BLUES Dave's of Milton Milton. Blues Jam, hosted by Doug McGrew. 7:30 pm. NC. Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Blues Jam, hosted by Tim Hall. 8 pm. The Spar Tacoma - Old Town. Jerry Miller. 8

Saturday, Oct. 25-Sunday, Oct. 26: The Capitol Steps

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Saturday, Oct. 25-Sunday, Oct. 26: The Capitol Steps

Every year, the Washington D.C. comedy troupe Capitol Steps descends on Tacoma and Olympia, bringing with it a full bag of political humor and clever song parodies about things that rhyme with Scalia. Major laughs ensue. Elaina Newport cofounded the troupe in 1981 while working for Illinois senator Charles H.

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Monday, Oct. 27, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Steilacoom Pub and Grill Steilacoom. Monday Music, featuring James Coates. 7 pm. BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday with Black Rose. 7 pm. NC. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Rafael Tranquilino and Brooke Lizotte Experimental Jam. 8 pm. NC. The Swiss Tacoma -

Monday, Oct. 27: Creative Colloquy

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Monday, Oct. 27: Creative Colloquy

There are those among us who can make their trip to a hair stylist the most riveting story you've heard all week. People whose stories never trail off into "it was really cool. ..." Envy them. They are not like you. Not only do they have great success at parties,

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Acoustic open mic hosted by Leanne Trevalyan. 8 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Open Mic Night. 9 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Westgate Bar and Grill Tacoma - Northend. Barstool Bingo. 6:30 pm. White Horse Tavern Yelm. Barstool Bingo. Prizes! 7 pm.

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