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100th Monkey Party

Tacoma’s 100th Monkey parties have been held in many varied places over the years — industrial, creative, organic, eclectic, inspiring. The final Monkey party of 2007 was held at Tacoma Art Museum. Lisa Ikeda planned a good party with local R&B group Malcolm Clark Band providing the music. Original 100th

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100th Monkey Party

Tacoma’s 100th Monkey parties have been held in many varied places over the years — industrial, creative, organic, eclectic, inspiring. The final Monkey party of 2007 was held at Tacoma Art Museum. Lisa Ikeda planned a good party with local R&B group Malcolm Clark Band providing the music. Original 100th

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A couple of classical beauties

THE EVENT Fall RV Show Jack Kerouac is turning in his grave. The days of taking a drug-choked jalopy down the low road to old Mexico are long over (nooooooo!!!!). If Jack were alive today, he’d want comfort and economy. With enough ill-gotten bread, he could buy himself a fancy pop-up travel

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A couple of classical beauties

THE EVENT Fall RV Show Jack Kerouac is turning in his grave. The days of taking a drug-choked jalopy down the low road to old Mexico are long over (nooooooo!!!!). If Jack were alive today, he’d want comfort and economy. With enough ill-gotten bread, he could buy himself a fancy pop-up travel

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Adventurous eating

Hong Sheng Fung, or The Pot Sticker, opened mid-July in a strip-mall right off 82nd and South Tacoma Way. High ceilings, bright white walls, large lush plants and banks of windows make the medium size, one-room restaurant comfortable. A window on the side of the building allows a sneak peak

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Adventurous eating

Hong Sheng Fung, or The Pot Sticker, opened mid-July in a strip-mall right off 82nd and South Tacoma Way. High ceilings, bright white walls, large lush plants and banks of windows make the medium size, one-room restaurant comfortable. A window on the side of the building allows a sneak peak

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Bound orgies

Vicki León has gotten good at making work fun. In her latest paperback tome, “Working IX to V: Orgy Planners, Funeral Clowns and Other Prized Professions of the Ancient World” (Walker & Co., 313 pages, $16.95), León gallivants into Greek and Roman times, gleefully lifting the veils of history to

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Book reading of the weird

Vicki León has gotten good at making work fun. In her latest paperback tome, “Working IX to V: Orgy Planners, Funeral Clowns and Other Prized Professions of the Ancient World” (Walker & Co., 313 pages, $16.95), León gallivants into Greek and Roman times, gleefully lifting the veils of history to

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Bound orgies

Vicki León has gotten good at making work fun. In her latest paperback tome, “Working IX to V: Orgy Planners, Funeral Clowns and Other Prized Professions of the Ancient World” (Walker & Co., 313 pages, $16.95), León gallivants into Greek and Roman times, gleefully lifting the veils of history to

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Book reading of the weird

Vicki León has gotten good at making work fun. In her latest paperback tome, “Working IX to V: Orgy Planners, Funeral Clowns and Other Prized Professions of the Ancient World” (Walker & Co., 313 pages, $16.95), León gallivants into Greek and Roman times, gleefully lifting the veils of history to

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Buffalo invades Olympia

Olympia Little Theatre opened its season with “Moon Over Buffalo,” a quick-witted and saucy comedy by Ken Ludwig that brings the world of back east Buffalo, N.Y., to the West Coast. Set in the 1950s, the innuendo and slapstick-filled show centers on the world of George (played by Tom Sanders) and

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Buffalo invades Olympia

Olympia Little Theatre opened its season with “Moon Over Buffalo,” a quick-witted and saucy comedy by Ken Ludwig that brings the world of back east Buffalo, N.Y., to the West Coast. Set in the 1950s, the innuendo and slapstick-filled show centers on the world of George (played by Tom Sanders) and

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Dance, dance fever time

There’s no excuse to waste away on the sidelines any longer. Get in the game, get on the dance floor. How? Check out Olympia’s Occasions Ballroom at the Eagles Hall Tuesdays and Lindy Bomb at Tacoma’s Abbey Ballroom Wednesdays. Both have swing dance lessons at 7:30 p.m. with a dance party

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Dance, dance fever time

There’s no excuse to waste away on the sidelines any longer. Get in the game, get on the dance floor. How? Check out Olympia’s Occasions Ballroom at the Eagles Hall Tuesdays and Lindy Bomb at Tacoma’s Abbey Ballroom Wednesdays. Both have swing dance lessons at 7:30 p.m. with a dance party

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Falling into food

Falling into food autumn crisp air brings my need to feed  / by sandee glib I don’t know about any of you, but autumn is my favorite season. There is no guessing when it happens around here; unlike summer, we all know it has arrived because it is so very obvious. The

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Falling into food

Falling into food autumn crisp air brings my need to feed  / by sandee glib I don’t know about any of you, but autumn is my favorite season. There is no guessing when it happens around here; unlike summer, we all know it has arrived because it is so very obvious. The

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Films in local theaters

THE 11TH HOUR: A dire warning about the demise of planet Earth, presented in a deadening format of talking heads and what often looks like stock nature footage.  The doc has a lot of valuable information, but fails to convey it in an effective, involving way.  Rent Al Gore’s “An

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Films in local theaters

THE 11TH HOUR: A dire warning about the demise of planet Earth, presented in a deadening format of talking heads and what often looks like stock nature footage.  The doc has a lot of valuable information, but fails to convey it in an effective, involving way.  Rent Al Gore’s “An

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Finding treasure

Trash to Treasure It has to be completely obvious by now that I have a pretty strident aversion to new mass manufactured products. I think they’re soulless. I much prefer things with history and buying as close to home as possible. I want my money to stay just as close circulating

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Finding treasure

Trash to Treasure It has to be completely obvious by now that I have a pretty strident aversion to new mass manufactured products. I think they’re soulless. I much prefer things with history and buying as close to home as possible. I want my money to stay just as close circulating

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