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Thursday, July 11: Jazz Under the Stars

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Thursday, July 11: Jazz Under the Stars

We always enjoy a Big Dipper after tight harmonies. And thank the heavenly bodies, Pacific Lutheran University will, for the 15th year, make our dreams come true.  The college hosts Jazz Under the Stars, an outdoor jazz concert series followed by rare public entry into the Keck Observatory - although the

Soldiering is a special calling: Brig. Gen. Billy Don Farris

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Soldiering is a special calling: Brig. Gen. Billy Don Farris

JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD, Wash. - "Service to the nation is an affair of the heart, a calling of noble purpose for only a very small percentage of the American people," according to Brig. Gen. Billy Don Farris. Farris answered that calling for 30 years, serving

Thursday, July 11: One Night Only drag show

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Thursday, July 11: One Night Only drag show

If you are a lover of men in fishnets and wigs that reach higher than Marge Simpson's beehive, phone the baby-sitter, prepare to call in sick to work the next day, and make the trip to the Mansion Thursday night to see "One Night Only," a drag show to kick

Friday, July 12: "Ragtime"

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Friday, July 12: "Ragtime"

When you think about it, we already experienced the turn of a century. So, technically, if you think about it, a turn-of-the century musical like Ragtime should really be set in the here and now. It should present contemporary people with ... contemporary issues. It should really accurately represent events

Through Wednesday, July 17: Tacoma Pride Festival

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Through Wednesday, July 17: Tacoma Pride Festival

We know you're looking forward to Tacoma Pride Festival. Free parties, kick-ass DJs, Paula Poundstone, an excuse to drink - what's not to like? To help you maximize your Pride experience, the Weekly Volcano lists the Mommy Dearest of all previews. These are the must-attend events for the week. See

Friday, July 12: Distringuished Writer Series

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Friday, July 12: Distringuished Writer Series

Distinguished writers, poets, playwrights, short story writers, and people who scribble on cocktail napkins will step up to the mic from 7-9 p.m. Friday as part of the Distinguished Writer Series and Open Mic at King's Books. Lucas Smiraldo - a local poet who has worked in solo performance and

Saturday, July 13: Summertime Spectactular

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Saturday, July 13: Summertime Spectactular

So what does a summertime community festival at the Museum of Glass look like? It includes Jennifer Adams assist you in creating your own spangled (with prose and poetry) star wand, Synergy Dance Company performing new routines in the Grand Hall, Barony of Blatha An Oir medieval reenactment battling before

Saturday, July 13: "The Flintstones"

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Saturday, July 13: "The Flintstones"

The original Flintstones TV cartoon series aired from 1960 to 1966 and was essentially an animated remake of the live-action sitcom The Honeymooners, which aired for the bulk of the '50s. In 1994, The Flintstones was turned into a live-action movie, which will be projected on a giant 40-foot outdoor

Saturday, July 13: Tacoma Urban Coop Tour

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Saturday, July 13: Tacoma Urban Coop Tour

It's high time for a chicken-coop makeover. Just look at your coop with its rusty nails and splintery plywood frame, the dirty wire mesh walls and soiled dirt floor - none of it goes well with your teak loungers from Pottery Barn and copper birdbath from Smith & Hawken. You

Thursday, July 11: Autographed Book & Wine Auction

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Thursday, July 11: Autographed Book & Wine Auction

The bells ring at Mission San Juan Capistrano every spring to mark the day of the traditional annual return of the swallows to the city after the birds' journey of more than 5,000 miles from Argentina. The cash register rings at King's Books every summer to mark the day Pierce

JBLM families bond at the Iron Luau

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JBLM families bond at the Iron Luau

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - A ready and resilient fighting force starts with a strong support system, and sometimes the best way to build that is by taking time off work to break out the grill. For military families, a party referred to as the Iron Luau, hosted by

Saturday, July 13-Sunday, July 14: Lakewood Summerfest

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Saturday, July 13-Sunday, July 14: Lakewood Summerfest

Free stuff is good. Better yet, let's talk about free stuff for the entire family - Summerfest 2013. Tons of food, craft and nonprofit vendors will be on hand. (Read: more glass jewelry, organic food petitioners, and meat on a stick than your mom could ever dream of.) If you

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, July 17, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Doyle's Public House Tacoma - Stadium District. St. Practice Day, with The Bog Hoppers. 9 pm. NC. BLUES The Royal Lounge Olympia - Downtown. Alice Stuart, with Dan Tyack. 7:30 pm. Charlie's Sports Bar and Grill Olympia - Downtown. Blues Jam with Blues Attitude. 9 pm. NC.

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, July 16, 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. Skansie Brothers Park Gig Harbor. Summer Sounds At Skansie, with 133rd Army National Guard Band. All Ages. 6:30 pm. NC. BLUES

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, July 15, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, July 15, 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. Palmer Junction. 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: Sunday, July 14, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, July 14, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. 6-9 pm. NC. BLUES 2 Mile House Olympia - Westside. Blues Bentley Band Sunday Jam. 5-8 pm. NC. Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Blues Jam, hosted by Tim Hall. 8 pm. Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Sunday

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, July 13, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, July 13, 2013

BLUES Little Creek Casino Shelton. John "Scootch" Cungo. 7 pm. NC. The Mountaineers Club - Tacoma. Old Town Rhythm & Blues Festival Mountaineers Stage, with Strange Nails, Gin Creek, Dean Reichart, James King & The Southsiders. 12 pm. Tacoma Music Society - Tacoma. Old Town Rhythm & Blues

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, July 12, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, July 12, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Amocat Cafe Tacoma - Triangle District. Amocat Live! featuring the Amocat House Band. All Ages. 7 pm. BLUES Vinum Coffee and Wine Lounge Tacoma - Downtown. Friday Night Blues, with T-Town Swing. All Ages. 8:30 pm. Rock The Dock Pub & Grill Tacoma - Downtown. Tim Hall Band. 9

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, July 11, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, July 11, 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. Toscanos Cafe and Wine Bar Puyallup. Sean Lewis. 7 pm. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Billy Shew Band Open

Urban Spelunker: Old Town Tacoma

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Urban Spelunker: Old Town Tacoma

Old Town is a cozy little business district that can be easily bypassed by those not in the know as they zip down Schuster to admire Ruston's waterfront attractions. Those that take the time to travel just one block up from Ruston to North 30th are in for a delightful

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