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Total excess Friday

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Total excess Friday

When you're a kid, fantasizing about being a rock star, doodling your future band's logo in your notebook, there's a certain image of the lifestyle that you'd eventually have. Usually, this image has very little to do with actually performing. Sure, you might have a picture of saying things like,

Welcome culture shock

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Welcome culture shock

Ethnic Fest is among Tacoma's richest, most rewarding institutions. Each July since its inception in 1986, this two-day event has attracted tens of thousands of visitors to Wright Park. Revelers are treated to art, dancing, food, and music from cultures all over the world; and this year, we'll learn more

Mondays: Bar Stool Bingo (Discontinued)

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Mondays: Bar Stool Bingo (Discontinued)

Oh, we know it sounds simple enough: They call a number, you stamp it, when you have five in a row you yell "Bingo." But grownup bingo has a ton of variations. The Weekly Volcano discovered that the standard bingo game matched with witty banter between host Charles

SIPPING OUT: Jan. 13-19

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SIPPING OUT: Jan. 13-19

Thursday, Jan. 13 Half-price wine, all night, Harmon Tap Room, 204 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, 253.212.2725. $3 Thursdays: $3 beer, $3 wells, $3 for two hot dogs, 4 p.m. to close, Hell's Kitchen, 928 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253.759.6003. Wine tasting, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Abby's on Broadway: A Wine Shop, 743 Broadway,

FEEDBAG: Ice Block Party, winter wine dinner, Champagne dinner, Southern France cooking ...

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FEEDBAG: Ice Block Party, winter wine dinner, Champagne dinner, Southern France cooking ...

NEXT NOSH LEAGUE EVENT: The Nosh League, the Weekly Volcano's foodie/drinkie group, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 for a whiskey Tasting inside the Big Whisky Saloon in downtown Tacoma. We will be tasting an assortment of Jim Beam brands (Knob Creek, Maker's Mark, etc.). To RSVP for

Best of Tacoma 2015: Best Gift Shop

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Best of Tacoma 2015: Best Gift Shop

Compass Rose celebrates two years at its Proctor location in Tacoma. Following the model of its sister store in Olympia, which has been delighting shoppers for more than 17 years, the Proctor location features all the quirk, class and sass of its origins - with a T-town flair. "Compass Rose hearts

Sunday, Jan. 30: Coastal Native Celebration

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Sunday, Jan. 30: Coastal Native Celebration

  Sunday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. the Tacoma Art Museum useum will be alive with Native celebration and art as the public is invited to experience the heritage and the arts of the Puyallup Tribe and other Coast Salish groups. The Coastal Native Celebration  is an annual

Best of Tacoma 2015: Best Hip-Hop Band

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Best of Tacoma 2015: Best Hip-Hop Band

I'll be the first person to admit that I'm not plugged into the local hip-hop scene. When I hear any hip-hop, it's usually through the blogosphere, when a group or an MC has risen through the ranks and made enough noise to get recognized by tastemakers. It's through these channels

Best of Tacoma 2015: Best Local Hero

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Best of Tacoma 2015: Best Local Hero

By day, Sonics Guy is mild-mannered Kris Brannon, who managed Comedy Underground Tacoma till 2013, then changed home bases to the Emerald City. Diehard champion for the Green and Gold, Brannon makes frequent appearances in vintage Supersonics gear, a sweet set of muttonchops, and an Afro that'd give Lucas Nogueira

Best of Tacoma 2015: Best Dessert/Best Bakery

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Best of Tacoma 2015: Best Dessert/Best Bakery

The winner of multiple awards, Corina Bakery is located right next to the iconic Grand Theater at 602 Fawcette Ave. in Tacoma. Known for its hand-crafted, baked-from-scratch cakes, pies and desserts, Corina Bakery continues to garner accolades. And why not? When your menu offers not only creative and traditional cakes, pies,

South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, Jan. 19

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South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, Jan. 19

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Heidi Vladyka. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. Tempest Lounge Tacoma - Upper Tacoma. Maurice The Fish Records Showcase. 21+. 7 pm. NC. 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+.

South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, Jan. 18

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South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, Jan. 18

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC 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 Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Rafael Tranquilino rockin' blues jam with Dominique Stone and Glenn Hummel. 21+. 8:30 pm. NC. Summit Pub Puyallup. Tim Hall & The

South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, Jan. 17

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South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, Jan. 17

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Yenney Music Olympia - Westside. Kate Power and Steve Einhorn Uke & Song. All Ages. 7-8 pm ukuleles and instrument playalong 8-9 pm singalong. NC. Doyle's Public House Tacoma - Stadium District. St. Practice Day, with Shillelagh Jack. 21+. 8 pm. NC. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Uke

South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, Jan. 16

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South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, Jan. 16

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Phil Hansen. All Ages. 1 pm. NC. Harbor Greens/Forza Wine Bar Gig Harbor. The Shy Boys. 21+. 7 pm. NC. Cafe Luna Vashon. Vashon Celtic Players & Knitting Group. All Ages. 4 pm. NC. BLUES Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Beale Street Kick-Off Party, with The Randy Oxford Band,

South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, Jan. 15

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South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, Jan. 15

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Dustin Darnold. All Ages. 6 pm. Paul Mauer, Karl Penn. All Ages. 8:30 pm. $5. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Holly Gwinn Graham. All Ages. 8 pm. $8-$12. Harbor Greens/Forza Wine Bar Gig Harbor. The Shy Boys. 21+. 7 pm. NC. Paddy Coyne's Irish

South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, Jan. 14

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South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, Jan. 14

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Jam On My Muffin CD Release Show. All Ages. 6 pm. Beyond the Bridge Cafe Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Open Mic Night. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. Cafe Luna Vashon. Ric Gillman. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. Harbor Greens/Forza Wine Bar Gig Harbor. The Shy Boys. 21+. 7

South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, Jan. 13

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South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, Jan. 13

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Liquid Soul Coffee Roy. Open Mic. Hosted by David Wayne. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Tin Man. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. BLUES The Junction Sports Bar and Grill Lewis County. Blues Jam. Hosted by Blues Attitude. 21+. 8 pm. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Open Jam, with The

Best of Tacoma 2015: Best Sandwich

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Best of Tacoma 2015: Best Sandwich

Don't be fooled by the exterior of the MSM Deli. Tourists and casual passersbys might mistake it for a gas station. There's little to indicate that there's a deli counter inside - and no painted windows or sandwich boards advertising daily specials. Sure, MSM Deli is a convenience store where you

Best of Tacoma 2015: Best Local Celebrity

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Best of Tacoma 2015: Best Local Celebrity

What more is there to be said about Vicci Martinez? After years of performing here and around the world, I think it's reasonable to say that she's established herself as an iconic Tacoma figure. Starting out performing in open mics, becoming a consummate singer-songwriter, she then moved on to the

Best of Tacoma 2015: Best Metal Band

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Best of Tacoma 2015: Best Metal Band

For roughly a decade, one of the most compelling live acts in Washington has been a two-piece alt-metal band called Lozen. With just drums and guitar, Hozoji Matheson-Margullis and Justine Maria Valdez composed bone-rattling, minimalist bits of stomping sound. Unimpeded by the complications of other instruments, Lozen was able to

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