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Saturday, Oct. 2: Maltoberfest V

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Saturday, Oct. 2: Maltoberfest V

"(We've) been blessed by the gods of intoxication. For inviting Tacoma's craziest people and feeding them 10,000 ounces of gnarly brew, we've had surprisingly little trouble," event co-creator Craig Egan told us prior to last year's Maltoberfest. Amazingly, that streak of drunken good fortune has only continued. A fine mash

Saturday, Oct. 2: National Solar Tour

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Saturday, Oct. 2: National Solar Tour

The ASES National Solar Tour will be felt in Tacoma Saturday, when the Northwest Solar Group of Tacoma hosts the 253's version of this, well, national phenomenon. Those interested will meet at the Tacoma Enviro-House, get a map and then engage in a self-guided tour of homes and businesses utilizing

Dive in as part of a local swim club

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Dive in as part of a local swim club

Swimming is not just for the summer. For competitive swimmers, indoor pools offer the ability to train and compete year round. Swim teams are popular in high school and academic settings but there are opportunities that exist to compete as adults as well. Pierce County is home to many different

Annual Bowl-a-thon looking to strike out homelessness with fundraiser

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Annual Bowl-a-thon looking to strike out homelessness with fundraiser

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - Shared Housing Services, a Tacoma-based nonprofit agency that provides housing for homeless individuals and families is holding its eighth annual Bowl-a-thon at Narrows Plaza Bowl in University Place Oct. 9. The Bowl-a-thon is chock full of opportunities for fun, especially for service members and families. It gives units

Gramma food

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Gramma food

The Buttered Biscuit Where: 1014 North St. Suite 1000, Sumner, 253.826.6099 Hours: 5 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays with $5 dinner specials Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Cuisine: Down-home cooking with international ingredients makes for some damn fine breakfast, lunch and dinner. Scene: Solo diners reading the newspaper, families wrangling kids, senior citizens splitting

Wednesday, Oct. 6-Saturday, Oct. 9: Proctor Chocolate Fest

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Wednesday, Oct. 6-Saturday, Oct. 9: Proctor Chocolate Fest

Whether you're a chocoholic who really could benefit from a 12-step program or just enjoy a sweet treat on occasion, the Proctor Chocolate Fest is the place to be. Chocolate treats, activities, cookin, and events all add up to one choc-tastic day (or days). More than 40 of the fabulous

RAGNET: Take that!

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RAGNET: Take that!

In every issue of this fine rag my hack team of wannabe journalists and I tackle some of the most laughable criminal acts that have recently happened in our area. Then - if we're doing our job - we write about those crimes in a way that makes you chuckle,

ADVICE GODDESS: Putting the spark plugs in the relationship

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ADVICE GODDESS: Putting the spark plugs in the relationship

QUESTION: Five years ago, My Love and I shared our first kiss. Since then, we've been seeing each other three times a week for an hour. We spend this hour in his truck being intimate. We love each other. We talk about getting married, how we'll spend our retirement years,

South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, Oct. 7

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South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, Oct. 7

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Billy Stoops Acoustic Jam. 21+. 9 pm. Tacoma Farmers Market - Broadway Tacoma - Downtown. James Coates. All Ages. 10:30 am. NC. Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Mad Silence. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. Liquid Soul Coffee Roy. Open Mic. Hosted by David Wayne. All Ages. 7 pm.

South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, Oct. 8

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South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, Oct. 8

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC The Charleston Bremerton. Acoustic Night, with Randall Kimball, Sunset Johnson, Blues Bellied Dante, Meliassa. All Ages. 7 pm. Cafe Luna Vashon. Boyd & Wain. All Ages. 7:30 pm. NC. Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Glenn Johnston. All Ages. 6 pm. NC. Beyond the Bridge Cafe Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Open Mic Night. All

South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, Oct. 9

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South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, Oct. 9

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Maren Christensen. All Ages. 8:30 pm. NC. Cafe Luna Vashon. The Whateverly Brothers. All Ages. 7:30 pm. NC. Blue Heron Arts Center Vashon. Tingstad & Rumbel. All Ages. 7:30 pm. $14-$17. Paddy Coyne’s Irish Pub Tacoma - Downtown. Traditional Irish Music Session. Leo MacNamara & guests. 21+. 7

South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, Oct. 10

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South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, Oct. 10

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Open Note Shape Singing Group. All Ages. 5 pm. NC. Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Phil Hansen. All Ages. 1 pm. NC. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. The Straw Hat String Band. All Ages. 2 pm. NC. BLUES Dawson's Bar and

South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, Oct. 11

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South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, Oct. 11

COMEDY/GAMES Willoughby's Restaurant and Lounge Yelm. Bar Bingo. 21+. 7 pm. NC. The Mix Tacoma - Downtown. Barstool Bingo. Prizes! 21+. 9 pm. NC. Le Voyeur Café and Lounge Olympia - Downtown. Movie Night. 21+. 7 pm. NC. DJ/ELECTRONIC Latitude 84 Tacoma - South. DJ Jacob. Hip-hop, R&B, Top 40, and dance. 21+. 9 pm.

South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, Oct. 12

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South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, Oct. 12

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Puyallup Fair & Events Center Puyallup. Gaelic Storm. All Ages. 7 pm. $25-$35. O'Blarney's Irish Pub Olympia - Eastside. Irish Sessions. Live traditional Irish music. 7:30 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Open Mic Night. 9 pm. NC. BLUES Summit Pub Puyallup. Tim Hall & The Band Real Times. 21+. 7:30 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Westgate Bar

South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, Oct. 13

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South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, Oct. 13

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Sax Restaurant and Lounge Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Olivia De La Cruz. The guitarist, singer/songwriter performs during dinner. All Ages. 7-9 pm. Free. Hannah's Bar & Grille Olympia - Downtown. Open Mic. 9 pm. NC. BLUES Charlie's Sports Bar and Grill Olympia - Downtown. Blues Jam with Blues Attitude. 21+. 9 pm. NC. Kerby's

FEEDBAG: Clam boil, beer and wine dinners, German dinner and more ...

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FEEDBAG: Clam boil, beer and wine dinners, German dinner and more ...

DEAL Johnny's Dock (1900 E. D St., Tacoma) offers a $16.95 dinner and $18.95 seafood dinner from 4-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. CLAM BOIL Salty's at Redondo Beach (28201 Redondo Beach Dr. S., Des Moines) hosts an old-fashioned clam boil at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 for $24.99. Reserve your spot at 253.946.0636. COOKING CLASS The Bayview

Wildest child

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Wildest child

A minute into "Finger," the opening track on Melted, the fourth solo record by Ty Segall, an amplifier obliterates the song's initial mellowness with an ungodly squeal, and an enormous wall of distortion swallows everything whole. In headphones, it's a tinnitus-tempting tidal surge - both ears are flooded with riotous

Wednesday, Oct. 13: Ty Segall

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Wednesday, Oct. 13: Ty Segall

A minute into "Finger," the opening track on Melted, the fourth solo record by Ty Segall, an amplifier obliterates the song's initial mellowness with an ungodly squeal, and an enormous wall of distortion swallows the song whole. In headphones, it's a tinnitus-tempting tidal surge - both ears are flooded with

Friday, Oct. 8: Blind Boys Of Alabama

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Friday, Oct. 8: Blind Boys Of Alabama

Friday the Pantages Theater hosts the Blind Boys of Alabama and Ralph Stanley, both legendary in their own right - and sure to be a jaw-dropping together. The Blind Boys of Alabama are have won five Grammies and are members of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Stanley has been

DJ envy

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DJ envy

Oh, nothing feels better to me than those rare instances when I get to act like a DJ. It happened recently at a friend of a friend's birthday party. Plugging my iPod into the speakers, carefully choosing what song to play next, my heart racing as the end of the

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