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Eat Mexican this week

As far as the Weekly Volcano is concerned, any excuse to eat Mexican food is a good one. But the celebration of Cinco de Mayo — usually observed over a period of days, not just on the 5th — provides us with even more ammunition for gorging on tacos, chile

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Honey Bee BBQ and exotic foods

Honey Bee BBQ With something like 25 days to go before Memorial Day — when it will become the time when it’s OK to not only wear white pants but also to barbecue at will, on the deck, in the parking lot, behind the office, you name it — it’s high

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BITE US: Honey Bee BBQ

Honey Bee BBQ With something like 25 days to go before Memorial Day — when it will become the time when it’s OK to not only wear white pants but also to barbecue at will, on the deck, in the parking lot, behind the office, you name it — it’s high

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Alexandria in the house

Thursday, May 3: Alexandria Nicole Wine Dinner, 6:30 p.m., $85, Sea Grill, 1498 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253.272.5656. Every Saturday: “Taste,” Pacific Grill’s wine and cheese tasting, after 9 p.m., complimentary, Pacific Grill, 1502 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253.627.3535. Saturday, May 12: Seventh Annual Wine Classic, 5:30 p.m., $125 per person, Tacoma Community College,

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Alexandria in the house

Thursday, May 3: Alexandria Nicole Wine Dinner, 6:30 p.m., $85, Sea Grill, 1498 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253.272.5656. Every Saturday: “Taste,” Pacific Grill’s wine and cheese tasting, after 9 p.m., complimentary, Pacific Grill, 1502 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253.627.3535. Saturday, May 12: Seventh Annual Wine Classic, 5:30 p.m., $125 per person, Tacoma Community College,

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Sea Grill’s Fruity Pebbles

Before you put on your Sunday best to go do some heavy drinking at the Sea Grill, heed this warning: You will go broke at the bar at the Sea Grill. The booze is top-shelf stuff and comes in all varieties.  I love it when I get to ask the

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Sea Grill’s Fruity Pebbles

Before you put on your Sunday best to go do some heavy drinking at the Sea Grill, heed this warning: You will go broke at the bar at the Sea Grill. The booze is top-shelf stuff and comes in all varieties.  I love it when I get to ask the

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Full frontal comedy

I have to give a shout out to Tacoma Musical Playhouse. It is so solidly on a roll that it should enter the NASCAR circuit. This theater, as I have said several times before in this space, is on fire with hot, hot, hot shows and filled-to-the-rafters audiences, making it

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Full frontal comedy

I have to give a shout out to Tacoma Musical Playhouse. It is so solidly on a roll that it should enter the NASCAR circuit. This theater, as I have said several times before in this space, is on fire with hot, hot, hot shows and filled-to-the-rafters audiences, making it

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Noices Off and a Cat

Nothing on Paradise Theatre opens “Noises Off,“ the behind-the-scenes farce about an acting troupe that is staged as a show within a show by Michael Frayn. [Paradise Theatre, through May 13, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, $8-$18, 9911 Burnham Dr. N.W., Gig Harbor, 253.851.PLAY] Broken manliness “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,”

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Noices Off and a Cat

Nothing on Paradise Theatre opens “Noises Off,“ the behind-the-scenes farce about an acting troupe that is staged as a show within a show by Michael Frayn. [Paradise Theatre, through May 13, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, $8-$18, 9911 Burnham Dr. N.W., Gig Harbor, 253.851.PLAY] Broken manliness “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,”

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72 Hour Film Competition, Teddy Haggarty and more

THE STAGE Gig Harbor’s Encore! Theater is staging “Annie” again this year and promises to be even more charming than the version it staged a few years back. Based on the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie,” this entertaining musical was written by Thomas Meehan with music by Charles Strauss and with lyrics

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72 Hour Film Competition, Teddy Haggarty and more

THE STAGE Gig Harbor’s Encore! Theater is staging “Annie” again this year and promises to be even more charming than the version it staged a few years back. Based on the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie,” this entertaining musical was written by Thomas Meehan with music by Charles Strauss and with lyrics

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The art of being bad-ass

When you go to watch Season 1, Bout 1 of the Dockyard Derby Dames at the Tacoma Soccer Center Saturday, May 5, you might not know what you’re watching, or what’s involved in what you’re watching. So who better to explain to a newbie observer than a newbie skater herself? Doxie Crux,

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The art of being bad-ass

When you go to watch Season 1, Bout 1 of the Dockyard Derby Dames at the Tacoma Soccer Center Saturday, May 5, you might not know what you’re watching, or what’s involved in what you’re watching. So who better to explain to a newbie observer than a newbie skater herself? Doxie Crux,

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Masa’s throw down

When Madonna wrote the song “Holiday,” I wonder if she had Cinco de Mayo in mind. Sure, the 5th of May has cultural, historical and religious backing, but since when has that ever mattered to us? Here in the United States we always manage to squash any of these traditions and use

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Masa's throw down

When Madonna wrote the song “Holiday,” I wonder if she had Cinco de Mayo in mind. Sure, the 5th of May has cultural, historical and religious backing, but since when has that ever mattered to us? Here in the United States we always manage to squash any of these traditions and use

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Fighting fistula in a minor key

Stephen Minor sits in Tully’s with his cell phone and a cup of joe.  He looks vaguely familiar, but in that can’t-quite-place-it way.  Could it be you saw him with his hair slicked back, big Bono-sunglasses on, handing out fliers for his first show with his new project, U277, a

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Fighting fistula in a minor key

Stephen Minor sits in Tully’s with his cell phone and a cup of joe.  He looks vaguely familiar, but in that can’t-quite-place-it way.  Could it be you saw him with his hair slicked back, big Bono-sunglasses on, handing out fliers for his first show with his new project, U277, a

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Ten Tiny Dances

Traveling up from Portland, the Ten Tiny Dances impressed and amused the audience with its feats of strength, grace and storytelling last Saturday.  The whole concept of drinking, dining and dance, coming together in an intimate setting, was put forward flawlessly with Jazzbones’ service — and awesome sushi — adding just

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