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Tuesdays: West Olympia Farmers Market

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Tuesdays: West Olympia Farmers Market

Ever since the Westside Tavern won the Tournament of Burgers, the real estate agents representing Olympia's Westside have been inundated with inquiries. The Westside is happening, but that's not news to those who live up on the hill. If you want proof, drop by the Tuesday West Olympia Farmers Market.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Tuesday, June 3, 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. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Open Mic Night. 9 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Westgate Bar and Grill Tacoma - Northend. Barstool Bingo. 6:30 pm. White Horse Tavern Yelm. Barstool Bingo. Prizes! 7 pm.

Monday, June 2: Territorial Voices: A Civil War Reader's Theater

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Monday, June 2: Territorial Voices: A Civil War Reader's Theater

The Civil War, as anyone with access to a history book can tell you, got its official start on April 12, 1861, when Confederate forces attacked the U.S. military base at Fort Sumter, S.C. Earlier, seven states had declared their secession from the Union in advance of the March inauguration

Monday, June 2, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Monday, June 2, 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. COMEDY/GAMES The Hub Tacoma - Stadium District. Bar Bingo. Cash prizes. 6-8 pm. Grit City Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown.

Sunday, June 1: Back to Beale Street Blues Preliminary Competition

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Sunday, June 1: Back to Beale Street Blues Preliminary Competition

Bobble Tiki doesn't just love the blues, he is the blues. Themes that define the genre also define Bobble Tiki's very life. Yes, Bobble Tiki has seen a lot of pain - he's had many girlfriends leave, he's squandered plenty of money, and he's seen the bottom of a box

Sunday, June 1, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Sunday, June 1, 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 Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Back To Beale Street Blues Competition, with Emily Randolph & Oaklawn, King Kombeaux, The Julie Duke Band, Phat Daddy & The Zone, Pacific Drive, Aaron Jones & The Way, Thai Barker Band, Rafael Tranquilino

Saturday, May 31: Survival Knife

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Saturday, May 31: Survival Knife

Survival Knife is fresh off a West Coast mini-tour with Modest Mouse. Next stop: hitting up their home turf, the South Sound, and specifically, Bob's Java Jive. The foursome will show up at the Jive's front door with a California glow and a fresh-cut, debut LP, Loose Power (out April

Saturday, May 29: Celebration of the Life of Dave Graham

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Saturday, May 29: Celebration of the Life of Dave Graham

Dave Graham, 49, passed away May 17, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. With his passing, each of the many Tacoma circles he ran in will never fully enclose again - especially the circles housing Dave's good friend, John Kephart. Read Kepart's reflections on Dave here. A potluck memorial

Saturday, May 31 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, DJs and Comedy Calendar

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Saturday, May 31 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, DJs and Comedy Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. The Debutones. All Ages. 8 pm. $10-$15. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Jackie Kashian. 8 and 10:30 pm. $15. Grit City Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Tony Daniel. 8:30 pm. $15. Dave's of Milton Milton. Comedy Night, featuring Richard Chassler, Monica

Friday, May 30: "WINERAM Australia"

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Friday, May 30: "WINERAM Australia"

Washington-bred filmmaker and wine aficionado Colin West has been hanging out with Allen Shoup, former CEO of Chateau St. Michelle and now the winemaker and the owner of Long Shadows Winery in Washington state. Yes, he's been drinking wine with Shoup, but more importantly, West has been filming the experience

Friday, May 30-Saturday, May 31: "A Life in the Theatre"

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Friday, May 30-Saturday, May 31: "A Life in the Theatre"

We were two or three scenes into David Mamet's two-hander A Life in the Theatre, the debut production from Tacoma's Working Class Theatre NW, when my wife leaned over and whispered, "People do not talk like this." I knew what she meant. Actors and critics often claim Mamet's truncated

Friday, May 30-Saturday, May 31: Evergreen Science Carnival

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Friday, May 30-Saturday, May 31: Evergreen Science Carnival

Are you eager to unleash your inner Nikola Tesla? No, I'm not talking about finally using that death ray you've been building in your basement. I'm talking about science, where you posit a hypothesis, test it, observe what happens, analyze the data and draw a conclusion. With the rise of

Friday, May 30 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, DJs and Comedy Calendar

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Friday, May 30 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, DJs and Comedy Calendar

BLUES Salty's at Redondo Beach Des Moines. Rock-A-Bye Blues. 7 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Jackie Kashian. 8 and 10:30 pm. $15. Grit City Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Tony Daniel. 8:30 pm. $15. Le Voyeur Café and Lounge Olympia - Downtown. Oly Claw Presents: Ladies Arm Wrestling. 8 pm. COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS Treos

Thursday, May 29-Saturday, May 31: Jackie Kashian

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Thursday, May 29-Saturday, May 31: Jackie Kashian

Jackie Kashian is funny, snarky, smart, Wisconsin-y, and, well a dork. Her podcast, The Dork Forest, is dense with her obsessions with video games, comic books and birdwatching. On The Dork Forest, Kashian interviews fellow comedians as well as non-celebrity guests, focusing the conversation around her guests' "dorkdoms" - special

Thursday, May 29 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Thursday, May 29 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Jeremy's Farm To Table Chehalis. Gage Llewellen. All Ages. 6 pm. Salty's at Redondo Beach Des Moines. Justin Kausel-Hayes. 6 pm. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Billy Shew Band Open Jam Session. 8 pm. NC. Charley's Pub Fircrest. Chicago Blues Thursdays. Real Chicago blues with Richard Molina. 8-11 pm. NC. Eagle's Hall

Theater Review: "3 Tales with 8 Tails" by Olympia Family Theater

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Theater Review: "3 Tales with 8 Tails" by Olympia Family Theater

Olympia Family Theater continues to make amazingly high quality family theater with their latest production, 3 Tales with 8 Tails. Deanne Shellman directs, in collaboration with Mark Asbel Gerth, a phenomenally fun show that has the actors singing, dancing and puppeteering. While the puppets are one of the best things

Exploring our Western roots at Tacoma Art Museum

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Exploring our Western roots at Tacoma Art Museum

As theme shows culled from a museum's permanent collection go, "Northwest in the West: Exploring Our Roots" is not half bad. There are works that have been shown at TAM multiple times before, like Gaylen Hansen's iconic "Kernal Riding Through Snakes" and William Ivey's "Blues and Whites," and that's all right

Joint Base Lewis-McChord vicinity traffic relief study

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Joint Base Lewis-McChord vicinity traffic relief study

Whether you commute onto Joint Base Lewis-McChord every day or travel anywhere between Tacoma and Olympia during rush hours, you're familiar with the congestion on Interstate 5. While the state and local agencies are definitely aware of the problem and actively working to find a solution, they also know that

A face full of U.S. Coast Guard MSST training at Pier 36 Seattle

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A face full of U.S. Coast Guard MSST training at Pier 36 Seattle

We hit the wave head-on, and green water and white foam exploded over the bow and cabin of our 25-foot, Defender class boat. I caught a face full of salt water. The M240 gunner in the bow turned and grinned; the boat driver just laughed. I looked up to see four other small

"Watermark" - the most entertaining film about humanity and water since "Noah"

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"Watermark" - the most entertaining film about humanity and water since "Noah"

Earth is 70 percent covered in water. The atmosphere is so thick with water vapor that water periodically rains from the sky. All life on this planet requires water - directly or indirectly - in order to survive. Lastly and perhaps most importantly: Super Soakers. Is it any wonder we have

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