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Thursday, Aug. 1: Freaks Night Out

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Thursday, Aug. 1: Freaks Night Out

Freaks Night Out open mic, hosted by Dojas Pedrotti the first and third Thursday of the month at Vinum, invites poets, rappers, comedians, storytellers and raving lunatics to let their freak flags fly. The open mic begs participants to "SAY IT," whether their causes be personal or communal: sexuality, war,

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Splendor is a pain

"Elizabeth: The Golden Age" is weighed down by its splendor. There are scenes where the costumes are so sumptuous, the sets so vast, the music so insistent that we lose sight of the humans behind the dazzle of the production. Unlike "Elizabeth" (1998), by the same director, Shekhar Kapur, this

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Splendor is a pain

"Elizabeth: The Golden Age" is weighed down by its splendor. There are scenes where the costumes are so sumptuous, the sets so vast, the music so insistent that we lose sight of the humans behind the dazzle of the production. Unlike "Elizabeth" (1998), by the same director, Shekhar Kapur, this

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Vep, Damn and a transgender

Vep! Centerstage Theater is staging “The Mystery of Irma Vep,” a musical comedy with the spirit of vaudeville. It runs through Sunday. [Knutzen Family Theatre, through Oct. 14, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, $8-$25, 3200 S.W. Dash Point Rd., Federal Way, 253.661.1444] Damn! Tacoma Musical Playhouse is staging the musical classic “Damn Yankees,” 

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Vep, Damn and a transgender

Vep! Centerstage Theater is staging “The Mystery of Irma Vep,” a musical comedy with the spirit of vaudeville. It runs through Sunday. [Knutzen Family Theatre, through Oct. 14, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, $8-$25, 3200 S.W. Dash Point Rd., Federal Way, 253.661.1444] Damn! Tacoma Musical Playhouse is staging the musical classic “Damn Yankees,” 

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A pie of a play

There was a crime committed in downtown Olympia last weekend. There were two empty seats at Capital Playhouse’s production of “Sweeney Todd,” a tasteful play about a mass murderer who sees a business opportunity in the otherwise useless stack of corpses he has created. I guess you could consider the

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A pie of a play

There was a crime committed in downtown Olympia last weekend. There were two empty seats at Capital Playhouse’s production of “Sweeney Todd,” a tasteful play about a mass murderer who sees a business opportunity in the otherwise useless stack of corpses he has created. I guess you could consider the

First & Third Thursday: Freaks Night Out (closed)

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First & Third Thursday: Freaks Night Out (closed)

Freaks Night Out open mic, hosted by Dojas Pedrotti the first and third Thursday of the month at Vinum, invites poets, rappers, comedians, storytellers and raving lunatics to let their freak flags fly. The open mic begs participants to "SAY IT," whether their causes be personal or

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Bigfoot, pagans and more

THE EXHIBIT Bigfoot spotted in Olympia Fact meets fiction and then rubs noses with history, Native American lore and modern science as the story of Bigfoot plays out in displays at the new exhibit “Giants in the Mountains: The Search for Sasquatch” at the State Capital Museum in Olympia. This exploration of the

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Bigfoot, pagans and more

THE EXHIBIT Bigfoot spotted in Olympia Fact meets fiction and then rubs noses with history, Native American lore and modern science as the story of Bigfoot plays out in displays at the new exhibit “Giants in the Mountains: The Search for Sasquatch” at the State Capital Museum in Olympia. This exploration of the

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The fright stuff & son

Anyone who drives around in Tacoma’s Theater District has probably noticed some mysterious A-board signs that have popped up along Ninth Avenue and Broadway. They read "Haunted House Here: 745 St. Helens — Oct. 18 to 31." So who exactly are the freaks behind this upcoming trick or treat? The proprietors of

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The fright stuff & son

Anyone who drives around in Tacoma’s Theater District has probably noticed some mysterious A-board signs that have popped up along Ninth Avenue and Broadway. They read "Haunted House Here: 745 St. Helens — Oct. 18 to 31." So who exactly are the freaks behind this upcoming trick or treat? The proprietors of

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Diamond Lounge's Beer Pong

Beer pong — the sport that melds the heart-pounding thrill of Ping-Pong with the gut-wrenching taste of warm beer chugged from a plastic cup — arrives in tournament form at the Diamond Lounge. It\'s crawled out of suburban basements, stumbled out of frat parties reeking of smoke and cologne, and will

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Diamond Lounge's Beer Pong

Beer pong — the sport that melds the heart-pounding thrill of Ping-Pong with the gut-wrenching taste of warm beer chugged from a plastic cup — arrives in tournament form at the Diamond Lounge. It\'s crawled out of suburban basements, stumbled out of frat parties reeking of smoke and cologne, and will

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Lone Canary Winery wine tasting and more

Thursday, Oct. 11: Become A Wine Connoisseur In Under Two Hours, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $59, Wine Bank, 7017 27th St. W., University Place, 253.566.5020. Friday, Oct. 12: Wine tasting with food pairing, 5-8 p.m., $14, 21 Commerce, 21st and Commerce, Tacoma, 253.272.6278. Friday, Oct. 12-Saturday, Oct. 13: Smorgasbord tasting, 6 p.m., $5, Pairing’s

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Lone Canary Winery wine tasting and more

Thursday, Oct. 11: Become A Wine Connoisseur In Under Two Hours, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $59, Wine Bank, 7017 27th St. W., University Place, 253.566.5020. Friday, Oct. 12: Wine tasting with food pairing, 5-8 p.m., $14, 21 Commerce, 21st and Commerce, Tacoma, 253.272.6278. Friday, Oct. 12-Saturday, Oct. 13: Smorgasbord tasting, 6 p.m., $5, Pairing’s

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Compassion rears its pretty head

A little solidarity never hurt any community, and nothing brings people together quicker than a good benefit. Chow down The Poodle Dog restaurant in Fife is raising money for community member Sue Burham’s double lung transplant with a series of events throughout October. Staffers recently donated 50 percent of tips Oct. 7

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Compassion rears its pretty head

A little solidarity never hurt any community, and nothing brings people together quicker than a good benefit. Chow down The Poodle Dog restaurant in Fife is raising money for community member Sue Burham’s double lung transplant with a series of events throughout October. Staffers recently donated 50 percent of tips Oct. 7

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Carmen talks trash

After this one course of events happened to me over last weekend, I’m ready to talk some serious trash. Here’s what happened: I decided to dedicate my last Sunday to a task I’ve been putting off for far too long: cleaning out my garage. Unfortunately, the people who owned the house before me

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Carmen talks trash

After this one course of events happened to me over last weekend, I’m ready to talk some serious trash. Here’s what happened: I decided to dedicate my last Sunday to a task I’ve been putting off for far too long: cleaning out my garage. Unfortunately, the people who owned the house before me

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