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2017 Holiday Guide #5

A guide on local holiday shopping, events and more! Come back each week for more holiday ideas. Click here to view our interactive 2017 Holiday Guide #5.

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2017 Holiday Guide #4

A guide on local holiday shopping, events and more! Come back each week for more holiday ideas. Click here to view our interactive 2017 Holiday Guide #4.

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2017 Holiday Guide #3

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2017 Holiday Guide #2

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2017 Holiday Guide #1

A guide on local holiday shopping, events and more! Come back each week for more holiday ideas. Click here to view our interactive 2017 Holiday Guide #1.

Tacoma Restaurant Week

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Tacoma Restaurant Week

Tacoma Restaurant Week is back with the best darn dining deal in Tacoma, April 8-12 and 15-19, 2018, featuring three-course dinners for only $30 at the best restaurants in town, and some establishments also offering a three-course lunch for $15. Dive into Rootbeer Glazed Pork Belly; Grilled Sockeye;

VOTE NOW: Best of Tacoma 2017 (in 3-D)

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VOTE NOW: Best of Tacoma 2017 (in 3-D)

Once again, the Volcano's readers' poll will be the engine that drives Best of Tacoma 2017.  And this year, the results will be in 3-D. Think you know the best band, restaurant, politician, dentist or thrift store? Want to help spread the word about the best museum, micro brewery or

Off the V-Day path

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Off the V-Day path

Looking for something different this Valentine's Day? Not excited by the prospect of the typical dinner for two, glass of wine and then rush home to catch This Is Us? What follows are a few ideas for the more adventurous: Love at the ZooMaybe you're stuck with the little ones this

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5 Things To Do Today: Haunted Summer, Captain's Party, Science Cafe, Teddy Haggarty's Starbucks Evening ...

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14 2015 >>> 1. Los Angeles duo Haunted Summer bring a dimensionality and range to dream pop that's as refreshing as it is intriguing. Without sacrificing the gauzy serenity that typifies the genre, they bring inflections of '50s pop (as on the swaying "Ain't One" and

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5 Things To Do Today: Bobby Shew, TCC 50, Hiroya Tsukamoto, Tacoma Historical Society ...

MONDAY, APRIL 13 2015 >>> 1. This isn't the first time I've received a press release that referred to an artist as "legendary." It's an adjective I've employed myself, to describe Smokey Robinson and other members of the pop music pantheon, but I can honestly say it's not

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5 Things To Do Today: Dockyard Derby Dames, Gray Sky Blues, Caspar Babypants, Kurupt & Kokane ...

SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2015 >>> 1. Remember in high school, how your best friend had the coolest sister? You know, the one who loaned you her smokes and bought you beer with her fake ID and laughed at dirty jokes? She's still cool as hell, and now she's skating

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5 Things To Do Today: One Night of Queen, Beerbalation, Romeo et Juliette, Brian Lynch ...

FRIDAY, APRIL 10 2015 >>> 1. The great Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara in Stone Town, Tanzania (then the Sultanate of Zanzibar) and was raised Zoroastrian near Mumbai. At age 24, he joined guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, formerly of the band Smile, and named

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5 Things To Do Today: Charles Cross, LeMay Cruise-In, Tacoma Runners, Cody Raymond ...

THURSDAY, APRIL 9 2015 >>> 1. Charles Cross captained The Rocket, Seattle's monthly rock newspaper, during the era when Nirvana played Seattle Vogue club before a handful of people and you could eat breakfast next to Eddie Vedder at the original Cyclopes Café up the street from the

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5 Things To Do Today: 50 Jobs in 50 States in 50 Weeks, Lagunitas Sucks IPA, Enjoy by 4.20.15 IPA ...

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 2015 >>> 1. Like lots of college grads, Daniel Seddiqui was having a hard time finding a job. But in spite of more than 40 rejections, he knew opportunities had to exist. He then set out on an extraordinary quest: to work 50 jobs in

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5 Things To Do Today: Pile, "Occupy The Farm," Alpine Beer Company, One-Pot Meals Class ...

TUESDAY, APRIL 7 2015 >>> 1. While four-piece Pile from Massachusetts named themselves a single, indistinct word, there are thousands of pages to be written with that one little word. Standing out amongst the English language, "pile" is a word that rarely denotes something good. I guess you

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5 Things To Do Today: The Boxers, Tournament of Mac and Cheese Party, Charlie Saibel ...

MONDAY, APRIL 6 2015 >>> 1. Chicago quartet The Boxers start out their most recent LP, The Blue Pool, with washed-out snippets from Bobby Vinton's "Blue Velvet," distorted and sinister, before segueing into a sort of anthemic, melancholy rock. It's reminiscent of the days when the Flaming Lips

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5 Things To Do Today: Fruition, King's Books' birthday, Beer Guy Garage Sale, Woolen Men ...

SATURDAY, APRIL 4 2015 >>> 1. We rolled our eyes when Portland band Fruition described itself as "three-part-harmony-infused, melody-rich rock, country, folk and soul." That's like characterizing a chef as an expert in "soul food, artisanal pizza, Carolina barbecue and Tex-Mex." It's too far all over the map.

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5 Things To Do Today: Hip-hop show, Jordan Family Circus, "It Follows," South Sound Improv Comedy Festival ...

FRIDAY, APRIL 3 2015 >>> 1. Olympia producer Smoke M2D6 raided the archives of legendary alternative record label K Records to put out an album of Pacific Northwest MCs rapping over K Records artists. The resulting compilation, All Your Friend's Friends, is selling like hotcakes.

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Recently Reviewed Movies

Film critic Roger Ebert has died at 70

Roger Ebert, the legendary film critic, died today, his long-time employer, The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting. R.I.P. Roger Ebert. We sure are going to miss you.

Lucy

A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

Safe House

A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge.

The Fifth Estate

A dramatic thriller based on real events that reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century's most fiercely debated organization.

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Recently Reviewed Restaurants
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(Closed) Goodfellas Italian Steakhouse

10117 South Tacoma Way
Lakewood, WA 98499-4614
(253) 396-1700

Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse

  • Not Rated Yet
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A Renaissance Cafe

1746 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402-3215
(253) 572-1029

Cuisine: Breakfast, Coffeehouse, Subs/Sandwiches

  • 5/5 Star Rating.
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Adesso

109 Legion Way Southwest
Olympia, Washington 98501
(360) 705-2529

Cuisine: Greek, Italian, Mediterranean

  • Not Rated Yet
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Barnes and Noble Cafe

5711 Main Street SW,
Lakewood, WA 98499
(253) 983-0852

Cuisine: American, Coffeehouse, Dessert

  • Not Rated Yet
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Black Angus Steakhouse

9905 Bridgeport Way
Lakewood, WA 98499
(253) 582-6900

Cuisine: American, Burgers/Hot Dogs, Steakhouse

  • Not Rated Yet
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Burial Grounds

406 Washington Street Southeast
Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 359-4285

Cuisine: Coffeehouse/tea

  • 5/5 Star Rating.
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C.I. Shenanigans

3017 Ruston Way
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 752-8811

Cuisine: Brunch, Northwestern, Seafood, Steakhouse

  • Not Rated Yet
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Cafe Divino

2112 North 30th Street
Tacoma, WA 98403-3363
(253) 779-4226

Cuisine: Bistro, Wine bar

  • Not Rated Yet
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Carl's Jr.

6125 Main St SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
(253) 584-1111

Cuisine: American, Burgers/Hot Dogs

  • Not Rated Yet
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Carrs Restaurant and Bar

11006 Bridgeport Way SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
(253) 584-4622

Cuisine: American, Breakfast, Burgers/Hot Dogs, Subs/Sandwiches

  • Not Rated Yet

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