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Canadian birthday salute at McChord Field

Military Life

Canadian birthday salute at McChord Field

Oh Canada! Our neighbor to the north celebrated its national holiday yesterday.  While Canadians across their country showed pride in their history, culture and achievements, some assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) did so as well at Heritage Hill. "Whenever we move, I bring my country with me," commented Kim Dorion as she

Feedbag: Alcohol at Shake Shake Shake, Thunder on the Canal, wine tasting and more ...

Food Matters

Feedbag: Alcohol at Shake Shake Shake, Thunder on the Canal, wine tasting and more ...

BEER BEER BEER Tacoma Stadium District burger joint Shake Shake Shake (124 N. Tacoma Ave., Tacoma) has added beer beer beer. Wine, too. Beers on tap include Tacoma brewing Company's Broken Window IPA, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Coors Light. Rainier is available in can. Gig Harbor's 7 Seas Brewing's brews

Hob Nob receives a facelift

Features

Hob Nob receives a facelift

You may have cranked your head while whizzing toward downtown Tacoma along Sixth Avenue. You break into a cold sweat. The Hob Nob looks different. The charming diner across from Wright Park has new outdoor signage. Has your favorite Tacoma hang for breakfast with the seedy intimate Side Door Lounge

Tips and warnings for online Tacoma dating

Viva South Sound

Tips and warnings for online Tacoma dating

Look, there's no point in pretending that this whole article is anything other than an excuse to publish a singles classified ad for myself, so let's go ahead and get that right out in the open. I enjoy whiskey, comedy podcasts, whiskey, dialogue-heavy films, whiskey and having long, intimate conversations

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Australian Pink Floyd, Amy Ray, Il sogno del marinaio, Psychedelic Furs, The Dandy Warhols and others ...

Concert Alert

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Australian Pink Floyd, Amy Ray, Il sogno del marinaio, Psychedelic Furs, The Dandy Warhols 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 =

Music Critics' Picks: Northwest Freedom Fest, Hellgate, Talk of Shamans, Callow

Critics' Picks

Music Critics' Picks: Northwest Freedom Fest, Hellgate, Talk of Shamans, Callow

[HIP-HOP] + SAT, JULY 5 The first annual Northwest Freedom Fest is upon us this weekend. Not the big hoopla along Tacoma's waterfront, but rather an Olympia festival of music, food and fun, founded by Heidi Rosetta, a behind-the-scenes musician and self-described music lover. With the goal to raise awareness for female survivors

B-Lines are tuneful ne'er-do-wells

Music

B-Lines are tuneful ne'er-do-wells

As the Weekly Volcano's resident holiday curmudgeon, I think it's appropriate that I fill you in on my thoughts about the Fourth of July. Any guesses on where I stand? Any notions about how I react to my dog being in a continual panic for two weeks on either side

Hometown lit at The Nearsighted Narwhal

Arts

Hometown lit at The Nearsighted Narwhal

Ours is a region of readers, well-served by a plethora of literary outlets. As crass as the question may seem, then, it's fair to ask: do we truly need another bookstore? We do if it's the Nearsighted Narwhal, and here's why: it's all about local talent. The store's walls are

Through July 25: "Nature in the Making: Geo-Tiles"

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Through July 25: "Nature in the Making: Geo-Tiles"

Three outstanding fabric artists are represented in the latest show at B2 Fine Art Gallery. The show is called "Nature in the Making: Geo-Tiles" and is subtitled "Geology Interpreted through Woven Textiles."  Participating artists are Stacey Harvey-Brown all the way from the UK, Agnes Hauptli from

Monday, July 7: Callow

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Monday, July 7: Callow

San Francisco duo Callow are inordinately preoccupied with mood. Everything they do is measured and drawn out, lending unbearable proportions of tension to every song they make. Composed of Red Moses on guitar and Sami Knowles on drums and keyboard, with both singing, Callow describe their music as "ghost western,"

Sunday, July 6: Talk of Shamans

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Sunday, July 6: Talk of Shamans

Around the mid-'00s, a cavalcade of bands arrived on the scene as blissed-out purveyors of art-pop - off-kilter melodies and shifting time signatures giving nods to progressive rock, without going so far as to approach the uncommercial. Groups such as Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear and Local Natives are on the

Saturday, July 5: Northwest Freedom Fest

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Saturday, July 5: Northwest Freedom Fest

The first annual Northwest Freedom Fest is upon us this weekend. Not the big hoopla along Tacoma's waterfront, but rather an Olympia festival of music, food and fun, founded by Heidi Rosetta, a behind-the-scenes musician and self-described music lover. With the goal to raise awareness for female survivors of traumatic events such

Friday, July 4: B-Lines

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Friday, July 4: B-Lines

B-Lines are very much not in the mood for fancy-pants subgenre naval-gazing. No hifalutin descriptors; just "stupid punk" emblazoned on their page. One thing does pop up, though: they refer to one of their albums as "post-proto-hardcore," a designation so colossal in its meaninglessness that it approaches the sublime. There needn't

Urban Spelunker: Tacoma Brewery District

Style

Urban Spelunker: Tacoma Brewery District

Tacoma's roots are saturated in boozy goodness having been a major player in the hops and malt scene in the late 1800s. Today, new breweries are popping up in Tacoma, nearly redefining a "new" brewery district on the north end of Pacific Avenue. Historically, Destiny City's Brewery District sits to

Career coach offers "5 Steps to Rapid Employment"

Jobs & Education

Career coach offers "5 Steps to Rapid Employment"

"I've been waiting to write this book for twenty years," career coach and motivational speaker Jay Block told me when I asked him if he was looking forward to the July release of 5 Steps to Rapid Employment (McGraw-Hill), his 12th book. "Really?" I asked. "Yes. I think it's the best book

Clover Park Technical College offers Medical Assistant Program

Jobs & Education

Clover Park Technical College offers Medical Assistant Program

Sometimes all you need is a path. For Tiffany Nguyen, that path came in the form of an Army uniform and a glimpse into a career field she hadn't considered before: medicine. Nguyen entered Tacoma Community College after high school but wasn't feeling motivated, not to mention she was paying for

Visual Edge: Benjamin Entner's "Mining the Ego" at Minnaert Center

Stage

Visual Edge: Benjamin Entner's "Mining the Ego" at Minnaert Center

This show must be seen. New York artist Benjamin Entner's installation "Ego Sum" from the Contemporary Arts Center in Las Vegas has now traveled to Olympia and can be seen at the gallery at South Puget Sound Community College. This new version of the show is called "Mining the Ego," and

Wednesday, July 16: Sunset Market

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Wednesday, July 16: Sunset Market

Farmers' markets come in all sizes, shapes and vibes, but the atmosphere of the new Sunset Market is definitively about fun. Right off the bat, it turns the tables on the usual early-morning affairs we're used to by hosting its vendors in the evenings, from 3 to 7:30 p.m. -

Wednesday, July 16, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

Listings

Wednesday, July 16, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC C.I. Shenanigans Tacoma - Northend. Live music on the patio. All Ages. 7-10 pm. NC. Pioneer Park Steilacoom Steilacoom. Summer Concert Series, featuring United States Army Band. All Ages. 6:30 pm. NC. Old Town Park Tacoma - Old Town. Treos Summer Concert Series, featuring Michael Perez. All

Tuesday, July 15: Banned Book Club

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Tuesday, July 15: Banned Book Club

The World Cup is over, which most likely eliminates crazy dudes wearing soccer ball hats screaming weirdness at Doyle's Public House, the home of Tacoma's Banned Book Club. The book club will be able to chat about books shunned by uptight people without having beer spilled on them. This month,

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