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Monday, Jan. 5: James Coates

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Monday, Jan. 5: James Coates

Club hopping can be overrated, especially when the weather is a snarling blast of rain and cold that makes one think twice about even leaving the couch. Some nights we like to stake out a place at a venue and hang out for a while, maybe have a meal, a

Monday, Jan. 5 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Monday, Jan. 5 2015: 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. Win $100 in cash prizes. 6-8 pm. Harmon Tap Room Tacoma

Sunday, Jan. 4: Kareem Kandi Band

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Sunday, Jan. 4: Kareem Kandi Band

What is brunch doing to jazz? Must I resign to hearing second-rate elevator music as I nibble smoked salmon and sip Bloody Marys? This thought seems too horrible to accept, so I'm thrilled to announce the Museum of Glass debuts its Sunday Music series with the Kareem Kandi Band in

Sunday, Jan. 4 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Sunday, Jan. 4 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. Open mic format with Pam Carter from Classic Case as the host. 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.

Saturday, Jan. 3: The Spazmatics

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Saturday, Jan. 3: The Spazmatics

In a single week in 1983 (July 24-30), the top 10 singles on the Billboard "Hot 100" included "Every Breath You Take," "Electric Avenue," "Flashdance...What a Feeling," "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)," "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" and "Our House." Killer singles like those boxed Prince's "1999" and Def Leppard's

Saturday, Jan. 3 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Saturday, Jan. 3 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Jay Hollingsworth. 8 and 10:30 pm. $15. Mud Bay Coffee Company Olympia - Westside. Fool's Play Improv Comedy Troupe. All Ages. 8 pm. $5. COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS Lucky Eagle Casino Rochester. Broken Trail. 9 pm. NC. Franciscan Polar Plaza Ice Rink Tacoma

Friday, Jan. 2-Sunday, Jan. 4: Puyallup Home & Garden Show

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Friday, Jan. 2-Sunday, Jan. 4: Puyallup Home & Garden Show

It's winter (duh!) and Green Thumbs have a bad case of Seasonal Affective Disorder. For these folks, artificial won't do; it's just a countdown to spring. Ah, but there are a few plants that flourish indoors during the cold months to keep Green Thumbs smiling - and they're not plastic. Green

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar

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Friday, Jan. 2, 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Ethan Jodziewicz, Tatiana Hargreaves. All Ages. 8 pm. $10-$15. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Jay Hollingsworth. 8 and 10:30 pm. $15. COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS Lucky Eagle Casino Rochester. Broken Trail. 9 pm. NC. Red Bicycle Bistro and Sushi

Through Jan. 1: 19th Annual Model Train Festival

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Through Jan. 1: 19th Annual Model Train Festival

Just so you know, you might miss the train Thursday - seeing as how it's scaled down to one and a half inches. Get it? At the 19th Annual Model Train Festival, every floor of the Washington State History Museum features model trains of all sizes and eras, landscapes, train

Thursday, Jan. 1 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Thursday, Jan. 1 2015: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Jay Hollingsworth. 8 pm. $15. KARAOKE The Mix Tacoma - Downtown. Gay-friendly karaoke. Featuring double-shot Sundays. 9 pm. NC. China Clipper Club Cafe Olympia - Downtown. Late Night Karaoke. 9 pm. NC.

Wednesday, Dec. 31: New Year's Eve

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Wednesday, Dec. 31: New Year's Eve

Yeah, right, like you need the Weekly Volcano Wednesday tonight. However, there's that thing you told yourself you were going to investigate or learn about or take a class to study further, and yet you've never really gotten around to it. Oh sure, you bought that book two years ago

Wednesday, Dec. 31 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Wednesday, Dec. 31 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Blue Couch Lounge Tacoma - Downtown. First Night 2014, featuring Kye Alfred Hillig, Sisters, Sporty Lee, Jake Loden & The Fisherman's Daughter. All Ages. 6:45 pm. NC. BLUES Rialto Theater Tacoma - Downtown. First Night 2014, featuring Gary Stroutos, Baby Gramps, Pearl Django, Uncle Bonsai. All Ages. 7 pm.

South Sound community rallies to protect Joint Base Lewis-McChord

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South Sound community rallies to protect Joint Base Lewis-McChord

The Army says it will listen to opposition to the budget cuts driving the drawdown of military members. Jan. 21, 2015 from 10 a.m. to noon in the McGavick Conference Center at the Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood, Army officials will listen to concerned individuals about its proposals to cut

Drinkies: half-off wine, beer science, wine dinner

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Drinkies: half-off wine, beer science, wine dinner

HALF-OFF WINE There are no less than three Tacoma establishments who celebrate boozy fermented grape juices each week by knocking half off bottles on certain nights. So, for those who enjoy a reduced-price bottle of vino to share (or not to share) with dinner, visit Pacific Grill (1502 Pacific Ave.) on

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Terrance Simien, Leroy Bell, International Guitar Night, Curtis Salgado and others ...

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Tickets On-Sale Alert: Terrance Simien, Leroy Bell, International Guitar Night, Curtis Salgado 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, www.ticketmaster.com TWEB = Ticketweb, 866.468.7623, www.ticketweb.com   >>> ON SALE NOW Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience Olympia. Feb. 13 7:30 pm. $14.50-$39 (Washington center, 360.753.8586) Leroy Bell

Pacific Northwest 2015 Winter Concert Guide

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Pacific Northwest 2015 Winter Concert Guide

It is goddamn freezing outside! As I write this, pitiful snowflakes listlessly fall to the cold Tacoma ground, almost as if to whisper, "Get out while you still can." Winter has arrived, and with it comes the almost overpowering urge to stay inside and never, ever leave again. Fight it!

Pyrate Punx of the Puget Sound

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Pyrate Punx of the Puget Sound

If you are on Facebook and have a few friends in the South Sound music scene, you've probably seen them. I did and became interested enough to investigate. For a few years, some folks calling themselves the "Pyrate Punx" have been putting on shows and camping trips. These events have

The inescapable lightness of Raven Marcus

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The inescapable lightness of Raven Marcus

I don't know what it is, but I've grown up with a particular love for doo-wop and '50s romantic music. Of course, a large part of it has to do with being raised on the defunct 97.3 KBSG, which truly did play oldies. The latest they would extend would be

Music Critics' Picks: A Nite 2 Par-T, Lakefight, The Spazmatics, Fish Breath

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Music Critics' Picks: A Nite 2 Par-T, Lakefight, The Spazmatics, Fish Breath

[DJ] + FRI, JAN. 2 Happy New Year! Enjoy your resolutions while they last. ...  Here's a resolution: kick off the year with a party Friday at Obsidian. Formerly Jezebels, this classy, sexy and dim-lit downtown Olympia party place kicks off 2015 with a dope.  Lucifine Presents hosts a DJ extravaganza featuring DJs

An assault on Olympia food trucks

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An assault on Olympia food trucks

Louis C.K.'s program Louie introduced us to the concept of a "bang-bang," in which a diner eats a full meal at a restaurant, then goes to a diner and eats a second full meal there. Ideally, the bang-banger visits establishments with differing cuisines. I'd never done that before today (not

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