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Saturday, Sept. 20: Lumins Festivus

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Saturday, Sept. 20: Lumins Festivus

We don't have to win the Super Bowl to have a great parade. The Lumins Festivus, orchestrated by Adam Martin, should be a magical opportunity for the amateur and the professional photogs to grab incredible shots as it floats from Wright Park down and through Tacoma's Theater District Saturday night.

Saturday, Sept. 20: Caspar Babypants

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Saturday, Sept. 20: Caspar Babypants

A few years ago, I was tasked with going to the Tacoma Dome to review a live production of the hipster kids' show, Yo Gabba Gabba!. Even though I was given two tickets, I couldn't convince any of my friends to come with. There I was, a grown man, in

Friday, Sept. 19: Forest Beutel

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Friday, Sept. 19: Forest Beutel

As a founding member of Barleywine Revue and a member of Rusty Cleavers, Forest Beutel has had his share of carrying the torch for old-fashioned folk and bluegrass in Tacoma. Armed with a banjo and a harmonica, Beutel is releasing his debut solo album, If You Label Me, You Negate

Thursday, Sept. 18: DJ Slimrock Funk Night

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Thursday, Sept. 18: DJ Slimrock Funk Night

If you're looking for some funk, jazz, soul, reggae, roots and foundational hip-hop to pair with your drink, you gottsta check out the award-winning DJ Slimrock's throwback night at The BroHo. Every third Thursday, Slimrock showcases the gems he's dug out of crates. You see, Slimrock is constantly scouring through

Through Sept. 27: "The School for Lies"

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Through Sept. 27: "The School for Lies"

We're all intimately familiar with the sort of boorish character that lets every insulting thought that passes through his mind fly out at inappropriate times, only to have him fall back on the supposedly exonerating excuse that he was "just being honest." Is it better to be

Through Sept. 26: "Ex Voto: Painted Images and Objects"

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Through Sept. 26: "Ex Voto: Painted Images and Objects"

I have long been fascinated by Lisa Sweet's paintings. They are bizarre, pop-surrealist images of torture, death and martyrdom painted with skill and quirky humor. Lately she has added painted wood sculptures to her repertoire and along with that an amazing amount of playful depth, both

Bettie Brigade Spotlight: Melicious Beast

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Bettie Brigade Spotlight: Melicious Beast

The active-duty staff sergeant is a mom to two young sons (ages 2 and 11) and is also raising her young nephew (also 2). Like many families, Provencio and her fiancé work hard to maintain work life and care for the children. She doesn't mind being busy and having an

Western Air Defense Sector unveiled 9/11 memorial at JBLM

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Western Air Defense Sector unveiled 9/11 memorial at JBLM

When America marked the 13th anniversary of one of the most tragic days in recent history on Sept. 11, the Western Air Defense Sector (WADS) on Joint Base Lewis-McChord held a commemorative event, during which it unveiled a poignant memorial. It is the only 9/11 memorial on a military installation

Marines play key role at Operation Rising Thunder

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Marines play key role at Operation Rising Thunder

Capt. Thomas Liu stood out. A Marine usually does. Spc. Kyle Clark, Staff Sgt. Ono Akira, Maj. Jun Nakamura and Spc. Joshua Williams listened as Liu ran through a checklist before a live-fire exercise. Behind us in the distance, two Washington Army National Guard Chinooks landed; approximately 120 soldiers assigned to the 12th

Visual Edge: Review of 12th Annual Juried Exhibition at Tacoma Community College

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Visual Edge: Review of 12th Annual Juried Exhibition at Tacoma Community College

Olympia painter Barlow Palminteri tops the list of Juror's Choice Award winners in the 12th Annual Juried Local Art Exhibition at Tacoma Community College with his painting "Trailblazer Landscape." Palminteri has made a big splash in the area art scene with his realistic interior scenes (part Phillip Pearlstein and part

The GORUCK challenge

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The GORUCK challenge

A former Navy SEAL stood thigh deep in the dark waters of Lake Washington. He was displeased. "We'll do this until you all get it right - we've got all night," he said in a measured, uncompromising tone. In front of Cadre Geoff stood and shivered 30 individuals engaged in a GORUCK ABSOC,

Third Thursdays: DJ Slimrock Throwback Night

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Third Thursdays: DJ Slimrock Throwback Night

If you're looking for some funk, jazz, soul, reggae, roots and foundational hip-hop to pair with your drink, you gottsta check out the award-winning DJ Slimrock's throwback night at The BroHo. Every third Thursday, Slimrock showcases the gems he's dug out of crates. You see, Slimrock

Wednesday, Oct. 1: Cat Power

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Wednesday, Oct. 1: Cat Power

Her friends and family may call her Chan Marshall, but the music-loving world knows her better as singer-songwriter (and actor and model) Cat Power. I first encountered Power opening for Liz Phair in the mid-'90s, then crushed on her 2003 album You Are Free. I even followed her excursion into

Wednesday, Oct. 1: Hood Ornament Design

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Wednesday, Oct. 1: Hood Ornament Design

"Metal-Urge" is a massive celebration of all things metal-art forged by 80 artists holding firm in 20 venues all around Tacoma through the month of October and November. Tacoma Arts Administrator Amy McBride created the event, her first large-scale project for the cultural tourism program, nearly 15 years ago. Then,

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Irish Session. All Ages. 8-10 pm. NC. C.I. Shenanigans Tacoma - Northend. Live music on the patio. All Ages. 7-10 pm. NC. Ted Brown Music Company Tacoma - South. Uke 'An Jam. All Ages. 6:30-8 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia -

Tuesday, Sept. 30: Hands-On Cake Decorating

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Tuesday, Sept. 30: Hands-On Cake Decorating

Everyone knows at least one annoyingly perfect woman who not only bakes her own cakes and blends her own icing from scratch, but also decorates desserts like a trained professional. Well, the Martha Stewart reign of terror is officially over: Bayview School of Cooking's Hands-On Cake Decorating 101 class is

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Tuesday, Sept. 30, 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, Sept. 29: Creative Colloquy

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Monday, Sept. 29: Creative Colloquy

Once upon a time, before the advent of iPhones and Google Glass, people sat with rapt attention and listened as storytellers wove magical word-tapestries. Thanks to the Creative Colloquy, this fairy tale doesn't have to end. Storyteller connoisseur JAckie Fender has gathered more local storytellers for a night of tales

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Monday, Sept. 29, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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 - Stadium District. Bar Bingo. Cash prizes. 6-8 pm. The New Frontier Lounge

Sunday, Sept. 28: CD Woodbury Goes To Memphis

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Sunday, Sept. 28: CD Woodbury Goes To Memphis

This Sunday at the Swiss the South Sound Blues Association (SSBA) is hosting a fundraiser to help send The CD Woodbury Band to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January. As readers may recall, guitarist CD Woodbury and his band emerged victorious earlier this year at the SSBA's Back

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