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Tuesday, May 6: 10 Great Washington State Parks To Camp In

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Tuesday, May 6: 10 Great Washington State Parks To Camp In

Let's go camping! Pile into the family truckster and head to a state park for a few days - or until you appreciate the monotony of civilization, work, bills and hemorrhoids. Bring plenty of beer. It travels well, and you can cool it in a lake. It relaxes you enough

Tuesday, May 6, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Acoustic open mic hosted by Leanne Trevalyan. 8 pm. NC. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Oly Songwriter Circle. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Open Mic Night. 9 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Westgate Bar and

Monday, May 5: Cinco de Mayo with DJ Frank

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Monday, May 5: Cinco de Mayo with DJ Frank

Everybody knows that Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that was dreamed up by a cartel of Mexican beer smugglers and tequila runners, but there are plenty of folks who still celebrate this fiesta like it's National Eggs Benedict Day. So, just this once Bobble Tiki is going to look

Monday, May 5, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Monday, May 5, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Steilacoom Pub and Grill Steilacoom. Monday Music, featuring Kurt Lindsay. 7 pm. BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday with Black Rose. 7 pm. NC. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Rafael Tranquilino and Brooke Lizotte Experimental Jam. 8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES The Hub Tacoma -

Sunday, May 4, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Sunday, May 4, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. 6-9 pm. NC. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Blues Jam, hosted by Tim Hall. 8 pm. The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Landslide Blues. 1 pm. Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Sunday Blues Jam Night. Hosted by

Saturday, May 3-Sunday, May 4: "Damn Yankees!"

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Saturday, May 3-Sunday, May 4: "Damn Yankees!"

The Broadway Center Conservatory presents Damn Yankees! - a zippy, popular 1955 musical about a rabid baseball fan, Joe Boyd, who says he'd sell his soul for a long-ball hitter for his beloved Washington Senators team. Satan, badly disguised as a guy named Mr. Applegate (there's a reason for that

Saturday, May 3-Sunday, May 4: Tacoma Tour of Homes

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Saturday, May 3-Sunday, May 4: Tacoma Tour of Homes

OK, picture it. Saturday morning, you stumble out of bed, mosey your way downstairs and - what's this? "Honey, there's a tour group in the kitchen!"  Oops, Precious forgot to tell you that your castle has become part of Tacoma Historical Society's Tour of Homes - and there you are,

Saturday, May 3, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Saturday, May 3, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Tacoma Public Library Main Library Tacoma - Downtown. Classical guitarist James Manuele. All Ages. 1 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Grit City Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian James Scott. 8:30 and 10:30 pm. $15. Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Vince Morris. 8 and 10:30 pm. $15.

Friday, May 2-Saturday, May 3: A Sale For All Seasons Spring Fling

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Friday, May 2-Saturday, May 3: A Sale For All Seasons Spring Fling

The Washington Capital Museum's Coach House will be overflowing with ceramic garden gnomes - sporting jaunty hats, toting farm tools, and grinning their frozen, maniacal grins. If you're the typical A Sale For All Seasons Spring Fling visitor, you'll put on a life-size felt gnome hat, and wander through an

Friday, May 2 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Friday, May 2 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Kathy Kallick Band. All Ages. 8 pm. $10-$15. BLUES Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Friday Night Blues Theater, with The Rafael Tranquilino Band. 8 pm. $5. COMEDY/GAMES Grit City Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian James Scott. 8:30 pm. $15.

Thursday, May 1: Tacoma Green Drinks

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Thursday, May 1: Tacoma Green Drinks

It ain't easy being green, which means that committed folks such as the Tacoma Green Drinks contingent are worth their weight in gold. Over the past five years or so, this Mother Earth loving group has gathered every month at a local watering hole to talk sustainability, conservation and the

Thursday, May 1 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Thursday, May 1 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Billy Shew Band Open Jam Session. 8 pm. NC. Eagle's Hall Olympia - Downtown. OlyBlues Dance Night. Third floor, no partner necessary. All Ages. 9 pm. $5. City Hall Saloon and Eatery Enumclaw. Taco Thursday Live Blues Night. 5 pm.

Several memorials to honor Air Force Capt. Douglas Ferguson

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Several memorials to honor Air Force Capt. Douglas Ferguson

A bittersweet homecoming will soon take place at Joint Base Lewis-McChord when an airman finally returns after decades of missing in action. In 1969, the Phantom fighter-bomber of Air Force Capt. Douglas Ferguson, a 24-year-old Tacoma native, took a direct hit from ground fire while on its third bombing pass over

Feedbag: Tacoma Farmers Market opens, Star Wars Day, Pray For Sun Party ...

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Feedbag: Tacoma Farmers Market opens, Star Wars Day, Pray For Sun Party ...

TACOMA FARMERS MARKET It's here! It's here! Farmers Market season in Tacoma has finally arrived with two outdoor markets kicking off their season this week. Broadway Farmers Market (Ninth and Broadway) launches Thursday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the 6th Ave Farmers Market (Sixth and Pine) begins

Ira Glass in two acts

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Ira Glass in two acts

Our story, today, in two acts. Act one: Rev. Adam McKinney is terrified to talk to Ira Glass. Act two: Ira Glass proves to be an utterly professional and delightful person, just like you would imagine if you weren't tasked to interview him. I've had to interview a lot of people

Scarlett Johansson sizzles in "Under the Skin"

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Scarlett Johansson sizzles in "Under the Skin"

In the 1995 horror/science-fiction/presumably unintentional comedy film Species, Natasha Henstridge gives a subdued, nuanced performance as Sil, a shrieking nymphomaniac space monster disguised as a beautiful, vestiphobic woman hell-bent on canoodling with the nearest human male in order that she might loose her unearthly brood on an unsuspecting populace. It's one

Theater Review: Crazy 8

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Theater Review: Crazy 8

Chamber Music by Arthur Kopit is an absurdist one-act play set in 1939 and performed by Theater Artists Olympia, or TAO. It is TAO's 11th season and their website states, "TAO is a collective of local artists committed to producing high quality theater. TAO's focus is on producing more thematically

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Hometown Throwdown, Beyonce and Jay Z, Nils Frahm, Haim, The Hodl Steady and others ...

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Tickets On-Sale Alert: Hometown Throwdown, Beyonce and Jay Z, Nils Frahm, Haim, The Hodl Steady and others ...

We list major concerts going on sale this weekend, as well as national touring acts performing

The Best Damn Music Show in Olympia

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The Best Damn Music Show in Olympia

The band was jamming in the studio that's situated to accommodate both musicians and fans. Around 40 people were there, some in suits, some with piercings and tattoos, all with toes tapping or heads banging. Behind a large window, an audio engineer sat in his recording studio, and in front

Mirrorgloss are a breath of fresh air

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Mirrorgloss are a breath of fresh air

There's a certain amount of stagnation that comes with the Tacoma music scene. Some years are blooming with activity, while others recede into monotony. This is the result of being a relatively small town situated nearby a bustling hub of music activity. Bands that are unique and popular tend to

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