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Sunday, June 29: Tour de Pierce

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Sunday, June 29: Tour de Pierce

There is no such thing as a typical bicyclist, but there are certainly bicycle types.  You have your die-hard cyclists, who pour their sinewy bodies into neoprene suits, ride their bikes every day and regard automobiles with derision.  You also have your weekend riders, who aren't necessarily competitive like the

Sunday, June 29, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Sunday, June 29, 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 Dave's of Milton Milton. Blues Jam, hosted by Doug McGrew. 7:30 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 Blues

Saturday, June 28: Motopony, Sporty Lee, Valerie Warren

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Saturday, June 28: Motopony, Sporty Lee, Valerie Warren

Tacoma has a knack for the pop-up venue. From the backyards and porches, living rooms and reconfigured storefronts come shows of punk bands, folk singers, garage rock outfits and hip-hop emcees. We make space in our city for the opportunity to share in these experiences; in venues that are more

Saturday, June 28: 100 Feet of Fashion

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Saturday, June 28: 100 Feet of Fashion

Chance Fashion is the Northwest's longest running monthly fashion show, providing accessible, hands-on networking resources to the Seattle fashion community - including designers, models, photographers, hair stylists and makeup artists. Chance Fashion participants will jump in their cars and head to the Lemay - America's Car Museum to bring Tacoma

Saturday, June 28, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Saturday, June 28, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Cork! A Wine Bar Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Cody Raymond. 8:30 pm. NC. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Kat Eggleston. All Ages. 8 pm. $10-$15. South Bay Pub and Eatery Olympia - Northeast. Michael Coucoules and John Croarkin. All Ages. 8 pm. NC.

Friday, June 27: Michael Powers

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Friday, June 27: Michael Powers

Northwest jazz guitarist Michael Powers is a musician's musician whose work has continually progressed far beyond the standard jazz genre. Born in New York and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, Powers took up the guitar to strengthen his wrist after a skateboard accident.  After graduating from Berkeley High

Friday, June 27 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Friday, June 27 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC The Gig Spot Gig Harbor. Brandon Pratt. All Ages. 8 pm. Matrix Coffee House Chehalis. Cami Lundeen. All Ages. 8 pm. $6. B Sharp Coffee House Tacoma - Downtown. Patti Allen & Zolton. All Ages. 8 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Lamont Ferguson.

Thursday, June 26: Yelm Prairie Days Parade

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Thursday, June 26: Yelm Prairie Days Parade

Like the residents of Yelm, Washington, United States of America, we're super-psyched for the big and annual "Yelm Prairie Days Parade" which strolls down Yelm Avenue and has all the great parade stuff, marching bands, drill teams, fire trucks, old cars, various community organizations, girls wearing white gloves, Joint Base

Thursday, June 26 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Thursday, June 26 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC B Sharp Coffee House Tacoma - Downtown. Live at the Aurice" The United States of Loop with Luke Smiraldo. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. 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

Joint Base Lewis-McChord could house immigrant children

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Joint Base Lewis-McChord could house immigrant children

The question looming is whether or not Joint Base Lewis-McChord will be put into service housing unaccompanied minors who have illegally entered the U.S. at its southwest border. In a statement from early June 2014, Secretary Jeh Johnson of the Department of Homeland Security wrote: "Addressing the rising flow of unaccompanied

Feedbag: The Red Hot re-opens, Secret Sauce Society

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Feedbag: The Red Hot re-opens, Secret Sauce Society

THE RED HOT RE-OPENS Calling all imbibers: Get thyselves to The Red Hot (2914 Sixth Ave., Tacoma). After months and months of permit issues and construction, The Red Hot has finally re-opened in its new, larger neighboring space June 25. A lined formed before 11 a.m. waiting for co-owner Chris Miller

Tickets On-Sale Alert: HAIM, Oddball Comedy Festival, Loudon Wainwright III, John Mayall, Mary Black and others ...

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Tickets On-Sale Alert: HAIM, Oddball Comedy Festival, Loudon Wainwright III, John Mayall, Mary Black and others ...

We list major concerts going on sale this weekend, as well as national touring acts performing in the Puget Sound this week. SECRET TICKET CODE TM = Ticketmaster, 253.627.TIXS,

Olympia's 20th Year of Experiments

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Olympia's 20th Year of Experiments

As a music writer, it's more or less an open secret that we tend to get bored and give special attention to things that we may not even like in our leisurely hours, but that hit our ears as interesting in our work lives. The same likely holds true to

Fruit Juice's Psych-Pop is a breath of fresh air

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Fruit Juice's Psych-Pop is a breath of fresh air

When I was 16, I was hanging out in my friend's apartment, smoking pot with a group of people. She was dating a pot-dealer, at the time, so this wasn't an entirely uncommon situation. The lights were off, and we were listening to music. Someone turned on "Shine On You

Music Critics' Picks: Landon Wordswell, Gladiators Eat Fire, Mosquito Hawk, Wei Zhongle

Critics' Picks

Music Critics' Picks: Landon Wordswell, Gladiators Eat Fire, Mosquito Hawk, Wei Zhongle

[HIP-HOP] + THURS, JUNE 26 The Pacific Northwest underground hip-hop scene has continued to develop and grow with a myriad of different styles, trends and characters. Landon Wordswell is one such character with a unique style.  Hailing from The Rose City, Wordswell combines enthusiasm with sharp craft and delivery on the microphone. Billed

Wishing Sorci's Italian Café's owner would adopt me

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Wishing Sorci's Italian Café's owner would adopt me

You go a measly two weeks without feeding the Weekly Volcano office dog and all of a sudden you are labeled as "unreliable."  Punishment ensues. No funny, meaningless columns for you, Steph DeRosa. Stick me with the boring food column, Pappi Swarner, whatever. I'll show you. And guess what, Pappi,

Through July 31: "Natural Spectacle: Art + Eco-Furnishings"

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Through July 31: "Natural Spectacle: Art + Eco-Furnishings"

Moss + Mineral is an easy-to-overlook design store tucked away in a small space on Ninth Street near a bail bondsman. They show art and photography by some of the area's best. Featured through July (no closing date set) are works by Carlos Taylor-Swanson (fine woodworking);

Through July 26: "A Rock 'N' Roll Twelfth Night"

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Through July 26: "A Rock 'N' Roll Twelfth Night"

If you're new to the show as well, be advised it quotes plenty of Elizabethan language from Shakespeare's original text, then seasons it with a drizzle of "baby"s and "man"s. It jars the first time that gives way to pop, rock or, in one early number, reggae,

Sunday, June 29: Olympia Experimental Music Festival

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Sunday, June 29: Olympia Experimental Music Festival

Though music scenes have shifted and grown, in the Pacific Northwest, Olympia has maintained its status as a hub of musical experimentation. It should come as no surprise that they hold the premier South Sound festival for exploring the farther reaches of musical expression.

Saturday, June 28: Mosquito Hawk

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Saturday, June 28: Mosquito Hawk

To see Mosquito Hawk in person is to see the workings of four dedicated rockers, each bringing a stage presence that engages more than just your ears. Watch as Jerry Zeigler pile-drives his drums, float off with John Merithew as he noodles a guitar solo into your being, catch the

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