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Saturday, Jan. 26: Dockyard Derby Dames expo bout

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Saturday, Jan. 26: Dockyard Derby Dames expo bout

We couldn't think of a better way to spend a winter night than on a hot date with ourselves listening to loud rock and roll and watching tough-as-nails roller derby chicks knocking each other on their ass. Yes, our Saturday night will be spent cheering on Dockyard Derby Dames characters

Saturday, Jan. 25: Uncle Bonsai

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Saturday, Jan. 25: Uncle Bonsai

Uncle Bonsai is the real deal. Filed most often under "folk" the original trio of Ashley O'Keeffe, Andrew Ratshin and Arni Adler made more than 200 original songs and toured like mad before taking an extended hiatus beginning in the very late 1980s. Then, in March 2008, the Bonsai came back.

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Cascadia Grill Olympia - Downtown. Jeremy Serwer. All Ages. 6-9 pm. NC. Matrix Coffee House Lewis County. Open Mic Night. All Ages. 6:30 pm. NC. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Billy Shew Band Open Jam Session. 8 pm. NC. The Junction Sports Bar and

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, Jan. 25, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, Jan. 25, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Antique Sandwich Company Ruston. Bill Davie DVD Release, with Jim Page, Kat Eggleston. All Ages. 7:30 pm. $15. Rialto Theater Tacoma - Downtown. Zoe Keating & Portland Cello Project. All Ages. 7:30 pm. $19-$39. BLUES Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Junkyard Jane Aquarium Party. 8 pm. Karma

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Uncle Bonsai, The Righteous Mothers. 16+, 5 and 8 pm. $30-$60. Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts Olympia - Eastside. Parenting Tools: Recess Monkey. All Ages. 10 am. Northern Pacific Coffee Co. Tacoma - Parkland. The Frosted

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. Open mic format with Pam Carter from Classic Case as the host. 6-9 pm. NC. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Blues Jam, hosted by Tim Hall. 8 pm. City Hall Saloon and Eatery Enumclaw. Rockin' Blues Jam Session. Hosted

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, Jan. 28, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, Jan. 28, 2013

BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday. With Billy Pease, Paul Buck and Chris Gartland. 7 pm. NC. The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Jerry Miller. 8 pm. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Rafael Tranquilino rockin' blues jam. 8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Willoughby's Restaurant and Lounge

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Acoustic open mic hosted by Leanne Trevalyan. 8 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Open Mic Night. 9 pm. NC. BLUES Summit Pub Puyallup. Tim Hall & The Band Real Times. 7:30 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Westgate Bar and Grill Tacoma - Northend. Barstool

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013

BLUES Charlie's Sports Bar and Grill Olympia - Downtown. Blues Jam with Blues Attitude. 9 pm. NC. Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Crazy Texas Gypsies Open Jam. 8 pm. Midtown Grill Bonney Lake. Wednesday Night Blues Jam. All Ages. 7-11 PM. COMEDY/GAMES Pints & Quarts Pub

THE ROCKFORD FILES: Red Hex's 7-inch "Shoulda Known"

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THE ROCKFORD FILES: Red Hex's 7-inch "Shoulda Known"

My first Red Hex experience was not one of little consequence. Acting as an arbitrary milestone of my youth, my first witnessing of a Red Hex show lent me insight to how a band of real substance operated and performed. Don't let them catch you off guard - because when

Students S.O.A.R. with ‘Respect’ at Carter Lake Elementary

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Students S.O.A.R. with ‘Respect’ at Carter Lake Elementary

For the school-aged children of today, there's Facebook, texting, tweets, iPads in classrooms, and unfortunately, more frequent reports of bullying (and cyber-bullying) taking place. Bullying is not only traumatic but it can be a life-altering experience for those involved. Life is even harder when it's military kids begin targeted. Within the

Friday, Jan. 25: Ice Block Party

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Friday, Jan. 25: Ice Block Party

Every winter Varsity Grill in Tacoma hosts an Ice Block Party. It's on the patio. Get it!?! No, but seriously, you'll want to take note because this annual event offers beer lovers the chance at beer in all degrees of wintery awesomeness: the $20 fee gets you nine

21 things every South Sounder should know

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21 things every South Sounder should know

I stood in the richly appointed editorial penthouse on the 46th floor of the sleek Weekly Volcano World Headquarters. The boss man loosened the top button on his blue butterfly shirt (not kidding) and angrily chomped on his Clif Trail Mix Bar (not kidding again). He looked like Charlie Skinner

Tacomapocalypse III

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Tacomapocalypse III

As Valentine's Day draws ever-nigh, Tacoma's resident Valentine's grumps plot to overthrow the day of love. Kendra Breeden and Stuart M. Dempster of Treefish Studio like to frame their "Tacomapocalypse" as an art show at Amocat Cafe, but the truth is each year this dynamic duo strives to fill Tacoma

Let's ride!

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Let's ride!

Since its introduction in 1894, the motorcycle has spawned a variety of cultures and uses. As basic transportation, as leisure activity or as a die-hard lifestyle, millions of people have a love affair with Choppers, Crotch Rockets, Thumpers and all things two-wheeled. This Saturday marks the opening of the action-packed exhibit "Let's

Dear Drink: Linie Aquavit

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Dear Drink: Linie Aquavit

Dear Aquavit, I'm a little disappointed in you. After hours of driving around Tacoma, making phone calls from icy street corners, receiving blank stares and a few laughs, when I finally found you at Doyle's Public House, there were no bells. There were no alarms or whistles or charming notifiers, no

FEEDBAG: Beer dinner, happy hour meal, Aqua Via class and more ...

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FEEDBAG: Beer dinner, happy hour meal, Aqua Via class and more ...

BEER DINNER Salty's at Redondo Beach (28201 Redondo Beach Dr. S., Des Moines) chef Gabe Cabrera is collaborating with Widmer brewmaster Rob Mcfadden to pair culinary delights with hops at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25. Featuring a four-course dining experience pairing prime rib chili with a Russian stout, Cobb salad with a

Food happens

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Food happens

Usually when you hear "shift happens" in the culinary business, it means a change in the front room service detail or the night-shift line cooks trudge in. On Monday, Jan. 28 at the Tacoma Convention Center, Shift Happens means the community celebrates the local economy over food samples and a

Big Business

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Big Business

"Hello, I know you guys are busy blowing minds and rocking souls, but just wanted to let you know my deadline is this Thursday, so if you can tuck it in your minds I need a response by then, I'd super appreciate it. - Nikki" This is the message I sent

MUSIC CRITICS' PICKS: Zoe Keating & the Portland Cello Project, Bill Davie, People Under The Sun, Uncle Bonsai, Mos Generator

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MUSIC CRITICS' PICKS: Zoe Keating & the Portland Cello Project, Bill Davie, People Under The Sun, Uncle Bonsai, Mos Generator

>>> Friday, Jan. 25 ZOE KEATING AND THE PORTLAND CELLO PROJECT The gimmick of looping one's instrument to create an orchestra of one has been done many times, but the novelty of this tactic can only go so far. People like Andrew Bird or Reggie Watts have boiled down the practice to

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