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Wednesday, June 11: Celebrating American Music

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Wednesday, June 11: Celebrating American Music

Far from being measured by military might, technological advancement, or the gross domestic product, United States' patriotism - in a nutshell - is a "love of one's own," a fact that has been proven in song: "America the Beautiful," "My Country ‘Tis of Thee," "God Bless America," Simon and Garfunkel's

Wednesday, June 11, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC A Rhapsody In Bloom Florist and Cafe Latte Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Steve Beck. All Ages. 7 pm. Ted Brown Music Company Tacoma - South. Uke 'An Jam. All Ages. 6:30-8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Cascade Community Center JBLM-Lewis Main. Bar Bingo in Heroes Lounge. No cash prizes. 7 pm.

Tuesday, June 10: Commencement Bay Haiku Meeting

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Tuesday, June 10: Commencement Bay Haiku Meeting

Commencement Bay Haiku will meet at King's Books to read haiku or one page of haibun (prose with haiku), as well as discuss various aspects of haiku, haibun, or haiga (a painting, sketch or photo with haiku). It's not easy to convert the innards of your soul into scrawled words

Tuesday, June 10, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Tuesday, June 10, 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.

Through June 15: Marymount Motorcycle Week

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Through June 15: Marymount Motorcycle Week

Bobble Tiki dreamt he jumped his motorcycle over BTO (a.k.a. Bachman-Turner Overdrive) while the group performs "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" before a packed Tacoma Dome Crowd. Obviously Bobble Tiki has never ridden a motorcycle, as he is a wooden souvenir with a spring for legs. If you've ridden a

Monday, June 9, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Monday, June 9, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Steilacoom Pub and Grill Steilacoom. Monday Music, featuring James Coates. 7 pm. BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday with Black Rose. 7 pm. NC. The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Blues Night. 8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES The Hub Tacoma - Stadium District. Bar Bingo. Cash

Sunday, June 8: Stand-up Truth or Dare

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Sunday, June 8: Stand-up Truth or Dare

You mooned Bus #37 outside Oakbrook Elementary School in 1978. You depantsed Sid at Lakes High School in 1981. You streaked down Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma in 1983. You skinny dipped at Owen Beach in 1985. You went to law school in 1988. You have had a life-full of

Sunday, June 8, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Sunday, June 8, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. 6-9 pm. NC. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Open Shape Note Singing Group. All Ages. 5 pm. NC. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Blues Jam, hosted by Tim Hall. 8 pm. The Spar Tacoma

Saturday, June 7-Sunday, June 8: Maritime Gig Festival

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Saturday, June 7-Sunday, June 8: Maritime Gig Festival

Nothing says good times like family fun and a whole crapload of pirate references. By the look of things, that's exactly what's in store for those headed to the 2014 Maritime Gig Festival in Gig Harbor. Expect wholesome treats such as a fun run, a Kiwanis pancake feed, a "Yo

Saturday, June 7: "Natural Spectacle: Art + Eco-Furnishings"

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Saturday, June 7: "Natural Spectacle: Art + Eco-Furnishings"

Like your furniture to be eco-friendly, stylish, and full of character? Moss + Mineral - the downtown Tacoma design store with a mid-century modern vibe - present clean-lined, eco-inspired furnishings and other works as part of "Natural Spectacle: Art + Eco-Furnishings," a group show opening June 7. According to pre-show

Saturday, June 7, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Saturday, June 7, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Magical Strings. All Ages. 8 pm. $10-$15. B Sharp Coffee House Tacoma - Downtown. Ty Elwin. All Ages. 8 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Brian Scolaro. 8 and 10:30 pm. $15. Mud Bay Coffee

Friday, June 6-Sunday, June 8: Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show

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Friday, June 6-Sunday, June 8: Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show

No matter how advanced video games get, there's still something special about smacking a metal ball around a ringing, blinking maze of machinery. Celebrate the bliss of pinball with collectors, enthusiasts and exhibitors alike at this weekend's Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show at the Tacoma Convention Center. For those not in

Friday, June 6 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Friday, June 6 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Brian Scolaro. 8 and 10:30 pm. $15.  Theatre on the Square Tacoma - Downtown. "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus LIVE." All Ages. 7:30 pm. $16-$48. Studio III Broadway Center Tacoma - Downtown. Tacoma Free For All: Muh Grog Zoo.

Thursday, June 5: Tom Nissley

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Thursday, June 5: Tom Nissley

Amazon employee Tom Nissley ended an eight-episode Jeopardy winning streak in December 2010 when he answered a question about American landmarks incorrectly. Alex Trebek asked: "Finding the spot for this memorial caused its creator to say, ‘America will march along that skyline.'" All three contestants wagered the correct answer was

Thursday, June 5 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Thursday, June 5 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. The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Brian James. 8 pm. Charley's Pub Fircrest. Chicago Blues Thursdays. Real Chicago blues with Richard Molina. 8-11 pm. NC. Eagle's Hall Olympia - Downtown. OlyBlues

Visual Edge: Photographic presence and contemporary Native Americans

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Visual Edge: Photographic presence and contemporary Native Americans

Matika Wilbur's "Project 562" is an ambitious and fascinating photographic study of Native American culture and an equally ambitious artistic project of which Tacoma Art Museum is fortunate to be able to present to the world the inaugural exhibition. Wilbur is a Native American with connections to the Tulalip and Swinomish

Concert calendar for Western Washington

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Concert calendar for Western Washington

We list major concerts going on sale this weekend, as well as

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Bob Mould, King Crimson, David Gray, 101.7 The End's Summer Camp, Demi Lovato and others ...

Concert Alert

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Bob Mould, King Crimson, David Gray, 101.7 The End's Summer Camp, Demi Lovato and others ...

We list major concerts going on sale this weekend, as well as

Where JBLM goes for a haircut: Beacon Barber Shop

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Where JBLM goes for a haircut: Beacon Barber Shop

Since 2000, Art Mindas has been living his childhood dream. He's been a barber, cutting hair and sharing stories. "This is what I've wanted to do all my life," Mindas said. "I love it. I really am living my dream." Growing up in a small town in Indiana, Mindas can still conjure up

Pick this "Locke"

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Pick this "Locke"

We all have to make difficult decisions in life where it's not a matter of making the right choice so much as it's a matter of making the least horrible choice. Buy a new roof or repair the old one? Clean the basement or the attic? Little Caesars or DiGiorno? In

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