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Friday, July 19: Death By Stars

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Friday, July 19: Death By Stars

Death By Stars is a band I've come to love, as have many other Puget Sounders. Is it their funk pop, all jams and synth and boom-chika-boom?  Is it Cherry Danger, Patrick Galactic and Juan El Revelator's hypnotic voices, rolling around the bass lines and guitar licks, harmonizing into your very

Thursday, July 18: The Hard Way

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Thursday, July 18: The Hard Way

Capital Lakefair pitches its tent today along Capitol Lake in Olympia, with all its debauchery, carnies, high school folks you'd rather not see, Demo Burgers, janky rides, over-priced games and the saving grace of it all - tons of music! It was hard to decide what band to

Eliminating barriers for those who have served

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Eliminating barriers for those who have served

If you've fought for our country, then you shouldn't have to fight discrimination. That's the argument first-year U.S. Rep Derek Kilmer is making in congress. Spurred by stories of soldiers being denied housing or refused jobs because of their military background, Kilmer, a democrat from Gig Harbor, introduced a bill last week

Veterans of Foreign Wars: Changing lives

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Veterans of Foreign Wars: Changing lives

You remember First Blood, the original 1982 Rambo movie. John Rambo drifts around the States without a single friend, and when the harassment finally triggers his PTSD, he goes on a rampage. Finally he gets a single scrap of cold comfort from his former commanding officer - who offers to

Thursday, Aug. 1: Freaks Night Out

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Thursday, Aug. 1: Freaks Night Out

Freaks Night Out open mic, hosted by Dojas Pedrotti the first and third Thursday of the month at Vinum, invites poets, rappers, comedians, storytellers and raving lunatics to let their freak flags fly. The open mic begs participants to "SAY IT," whether their causes be personal or communal: sexuality, war,

Saturday, July 27-Sunday, July 28: Pacific Nothwest Mushroom Festival

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Saturday, July 27-Sunday, July 28: Pacific Nothwest Mushroom Festival

If you've ever been to a mushroom festival - particularly the Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival, which this year runs July 27 and 28 - you already know that mycologists ('shroom experts) are in a league of their own. Mushroom festivals are the strangest, funniest and, not so incidentally, most educational

Saturday, July 27: Tacoma Aroma 7's Tournament

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Saturday, July 27: Tacoma Aroma 7's Tournament

How many folks out there knew Tacoma hosts one of the biggest and best rugby 7's tournament in the entire region? OK, how many people even know what rugby 7's is? A primer may be in order. Rugby 7's is an exciting variation on the traditional game, played on smaller

Mondays: Rafael Tranquilino rockin' blues jam

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Mondays: Rafael Tranquilino rockin' blues jam

In the same way that sharks must keep swimming to keep breathing, it seems guitarist Rafael Tranquilino must fuse genres across various musical projects in order to stay afloat. His arrangements incorporate blues, funk, rock, funk, ska, metal, reggae, Latin and jazz-fusion. As accomplished as he is varied, Tranquilino can

First & Third Thursday: Freaks Night Out (closed)

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First & Third Thursday: Freaks Night Out (closed)

Freaks Night Out open mic, hosted by Dojas Pedrotti the first and third Thursday of the month at Vinum, invites poets, rappers, comedians, storytellers and raving lunatics to let their freak flags fly. The open mic begs participants to "SAY IT," whether their causes be personal or

Saturday, July 27: 7 Seas Four-Year Anniversary Bash

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Saturday, July 27: 7 Seas Four-Year Anniversary Bash

7 Seas Brewing isn't just the maker of delicious craft beer. It isn't just at the forefront of the "beer in a can is cool again" movement. It's a local business doing things the right way and an entity that knows how to party - as will be proven when

Tuesday, July 30: "Cookies For Grown-Ups"

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Tuesday, July 30: "Cookies For Grown-Ups"

We love cookies, and we love alcohol. At King's Books Tuesday, author Kelly Cooper will explain how to combine the two into an awesome evening. Cooper, author of Cookies for Grown-Ups, will discuss her 90 recipes - OK, maybe only a select few - as well as how to incorporate

Saturday, July 27-Sunday, July 28: Ethnic Fest

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Saturday, July 27-Sunday, July 28: Ethnic Fest

You don't need to attend the annual Ethnic Fest to see Tacoma is a melting pot, but it certainly doesn't hurt to help you appreciate it. That's the power of more than a dozen food booths representing a multitude of delicious tastes from cultures around the world, not to mention

Mondays: Rockin' Blues Jam

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Mondays: Rockin' Blues Jam

In the same way that sharks must keep swimming to keep breathing, it seems guitarist Rafael Tranquilino must fuse genres across various musical projects in order to stay afloat. His arrangements incorporate blues, funk, rock, funk, ska, metal, reggae, Latin and jazz-fusion. As accomplished as he is varied,

Visual Edge: Prickly prints

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Visual Edge: Prickly prints

Artist Susan Christian has opened her downtown Olympia studio space for exhibitions and events. She calls the space Salon Refu after the famous Salon de Refusés that made the French Impressionists famous. The latest show in the space is an exhibition of prints by Haley Bea. I never before heard of

Saturday, July 27: The Jilly Rizzo

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Saturday, July 27: The Jilly Rizzo

I have officially been Jilly Rizzo - Rolled. I cannot, for the life of me, get the song "Shuttlecock of Love" out of my head. After watching a YouTube video of The Jilly Rizzo playing live in studio on the BJ Shea Show, I've been batting the catchy chorus around

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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. Midtown Grill Bonney Lake. Wednesday Night Blues Jam. All Ages. 7-11 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Cascade Community Center JBLM-Lewis Main.

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, July 30, 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: Monday, July 29, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, July 29, 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. Dean Reickard. 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 28, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, July 28, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night with Pam Carter from Classic Case as the host. 6-9 pm. NC. Olympia Farmers Market Olympia - Downtown. Loch Dhu. All Ages. 11 am. NC. The Spar Tacoma - Old Town. Rafael Tranquilino. 7 pm. NC. BLUES 2 Mile House Olympia

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, July 27, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, July 27, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Matrix Coffee House Lewis County. Caleb Ross & Friends. All Ages. 8 pm. $6. Olympia Farmers Market Olympia - Downtown. The Burren Boys. All Ages. 11 am. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Kristin Key. 8 and 10:30 pm. $15. Grit City Comedy Club

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