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FEEDBAG: Winter barbecue, 253 Tuesdays, Project:U and more ...

Food Matters

FEEDBAG: Winter barbecue, 253 Tuesdays, Project:U and more ...

COOKING WITH ITALIAN GRANDMOTHERS: Author Jessica Theroux will sign her book, Cooking with Italian Grandmothers: Recipes and Stories from Tuscany to Sicily, at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 inside The Mark (407 Columbia St., Olympia). Aperitifs are a certainty. FESTIVUS: Minoela (604 Fawcett, Tacoma) will host a holiday wine, chocolate and

Joyous booty shaking

Music

Joyous booty shaking

After interviewing Hot Panda's Chris Connelly, I accidentally left my recorder taping for ten minutes as I breathed heavily and read Twitter. I'm afraid to listen. Besides being generally ashamed of hearing my big fat mug heaving sluggishly as I stare deeply into my glowing computer screen (were it not for

Shopping in sweats and slippers

Features

Shopping in sweats and slippers

I haven't told any good stories lately. I mean this column is called "Grocery Stories" after all. What's the deal? So this week I have a good story and some suggestions for shopping attire etiquette. Do you I have your attention?  Yeah, it's pretty weird. Last night I was invited over

"Shuffle" at Fulcrum Gallery

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"Shuffle" at Fulcrum Gallery

Big Brother is watching. He peers out from the walls of Fulcrum Gallery. In this instance "Big Brother" is the brother of artist Nicki Sucec, whose show at Fulcrum is a homage to her brother and a testament to the variety and creativity that can be unleashed by taking a

Through Dec. 31: "Shuffle: Mural & Prints by Nicki Sucec"

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Through Dec. 31: "Shuffle: Mural & Prints by Nicki Sucec"

Big Brother is watching. He peers out from the walls of Fulcrum Gallery. In this instance "Big Brother" is the brother of artist Nicki Sucec, whose show at Fulcrum is a homage to her brother and a testament to the variety and creativity that can be unleashed by taking a

Thursday, Dec. 2-Friday, Dec. 3: "The Cash Flow Show III"

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Thursday, Dec. 2-Friday, Dec. 3: "The Cash Flow Show III"

This year marks Cash Flow Show III, but the package is as tight as ever. Local artists you know and love, slinging a bounty of artistic goodness priced at $25 or less, will set up shop and give you an even better-than-normal excuse to skip the malls: Help Grit City's

Through Dec. 19: "Blood Relations"

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Through Dec. 19: "Blood Relations"

If there's one thing the youth of today are missing out on it's morbid-ass playground rhymes. Where would we be without gems like: "Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks. When she found what she had done, she gave her father forty-one"? Friday, Theater Artists Olympia

Friday, Dec. 3: Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry

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Friday, Dec. 3: Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry

Coming to Tacoma on Friday is a documentary called Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry, about the life and times of Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins, a legendary tattoo artist. His style was distinct - often featuring nautical imagery, colorfully presented with much attention to detail and shading. Sailor Jerry tattoos, as they

‘Think I’m gonna like it here’

Stage

‘Think I’m gonna like it here’

Comedian W. C. Fields once quipped, "Never work with animals or children." Fortunately, Tacoma Little Theatre ignored his admonishment and produced Annie. In the director's notes, Michael O'Hara comments we are ". . . still dealing with the familiar themes of unemployment, poverty, hunger, stock market woes and war as

He says, she says

Archives

He says, she says

Rumors have been flying through the Tacoma hip-hop community about dealings between El Potrero Night Club and local law enforcement. For over a month El Potrero has been under heavy scrutiny of the Tacoma Police, the Washington State Liquor Control Board, and the local Fire Marshall. This scrutiny culminated the

Friday, Dec. 3: Beautiful Angle Holiday Party

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Friday, Dec. 3: Beautiful Angle Holiday Party

Billed as "the best party of the season," there's no reason to assume anything else when it comes to the Beautiful Angle Holiday Party and Poster Sale Saturday at King's Books in Tacoma. Kicking off at 7 p.m., the event will be a, well, beautiful exposition of everything Tacoma's underground-legend

Sunday, Dec. 5: Friends of the Holidays

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Sunday, Dec. 5: Friends of the Holidays

They're still going strong, and still swarming The Swiss to do good, get loaded, raffle shit off, and enjoy the spirit of the season. The Friends of the Holidays benefit is Sunday at The Swiss, and the T-Town institution shouldn't disappoint: Mercedes Nicole, the Malcolm Clark Band, Fingertips, the Randy

Saturday, Dec. 4-Sunday, Dec. 5: "Sounds of the Season"

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Saturday, Dec. 4-Sunday, Dec. 5: "Sounds of the Season"

Fight as you may, it's officially "the season." Kids are already sitting on various Santa laps at malls across the country, and A Christmas Story is probably already re-running on TBS. The Tacoma Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will spend Saturday and Sunday at the Pantages Theater doling out "beloved" seasonal

Miami Heat clusterfuck, Josh McDaniels is a jackass, Dumb Jock of the Week and more ...

Cup Check

Miami Heat clusterfuck, Josh McDaniels is a jackass, Dumb Jock of the Week and more ...

STRIKE ONE Got a call from a Cup Check fan on the office phone this week (translation: Operations Manager Bill White hollered at me from down the hall) about the need for something in this week's column about the Miami Heat. The team was struggling and floundering, and Lakers coach Phil

Loose Wheel Bar and Grill

Scene It

Loose Wheel Bar and Grill

Outside of Tacoma's Loose Wheel is a sign alerting passersby that the bar is "All the Sports ... all the Time." Underneath that proclamation is another sign, this one reading, "Pull tabs. Good Friends ... Spirits." Interesting, I think to myself. Why would the Loose Wheel want to take up valuable

Tacoma, Turkish baths and innovation, oh my!

Arts

Tacoma, Turkish baths and innovation, oh my!

On the stairs on 12th Street in downtown Tacoma leading from Pacific Avenue up to Commerce Street, there is a new piece of large-scale public art called Projecting Drop, which was part of a larger renovation of the area next to the Pacific Plaza building. Projecting Drop was designed by

Sunday, Dec. 5: Swinging Christmas Party

Nightlife It List

Sunday, Dec. 5: Swinging Christmas Party

Could a person, in theory, get laid somehow by attending the annual holiday classic that is Rich Wetzel's Big Band Christmas? There's no doubt in our mind. Mix the bravado (and snappy suits) of Wetzel, the always on point Groovin' Higher Jazz Orchestra, and an evening full of big band

MUSIC PICKS: Ghost Feet, Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside, The Riffbrokers, Doxology, The Black Crowes

Music

MUSIC PICKS: Ghost Feet, Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside, The Riffbrokers, Doxology, The Black Crowes

GHOST FEET >>> Friday, Dec. 3 Ghost Feet don't tread as lightly as their name might imply, but they do skip across subgenre boundaries with the ectoplasmic ease of something truly spectral. Theirs is richly textured electronic music, with resounding, chiming melodies and cascading bittersweet synth lines slipping and sliding around an

Saturday, Dec. 4: The Black Crowes

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Saturday, Dec. 4: The Black Crowes

Dude ... the Black Crowes are coming to the Emerald Queen Casino Saturday. I'm soooo going to let my hair down for that one. Wait! My hair is always down! I'm unemployed and rarely shower. I haven't cut my hair since Mellencamp dropped the "Cougar." Wait? What was I talking

Saturday, Dec. 4: Doxology

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Saturday, Dec. 4: Doxology

The Revolution is coming. No, I'm not talking about when anarchy takes control, the roads devolve into some sort of Mad Max scenario and R.R. Anderson finally gets the recognition he deserves; rather, I'm talking about Doxology's new record, The Revolution, which the band will officially celebrate the release of

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