The 10th annual Art at Work month kicked off with a celebration at the Museum of Glass Thursday, Nov. 3,. which included fire dancing by Flair Entertainment, molten iron and ice pour by Tacoma Community College, TWO OLD, TWO NEW barbershop quartet, juggling by Jeremy Gregory and four new AMOCAT Art Award winners.
It was a night for freaks and ghosts and slutty, slutty angels - gloriously sluttty, slutty angels ??" at Jazzbones's Rockaraoke night. Photo credit: Steve Dunkelberger
Weekly Volcano popped in on the Dia de los Muertos community festival at the Tacoma Art Museum and the Le Noir Bizarre goth and steampunk show at Sanford and Son Antiques.
Weekly Volcano's foodie group Nosh League dipped into a cheese and chocolate tasting at The Melting Pot fondue restaurant Thursday, Oct. 13. It was awesome.
The Who's Who of Tacoma's rock past and present mixed with the city's upper crust of business and politics at the Tacoma Yacht Club Sunday, Oct. 9 for an evening of story telling and elbow rubbing in celebration of the city's rock history. The event was sponsored by the Tacoma Historical Society. Photography by Steve Dunkelberger
For more information on the event, go to: www.weeklyvolcano.com/music/features/2011/10/Tacoma-Historical-Society-celebrates-the-rock-and-roll-that-Tacoma-built/
Saturday night's Maltoberfest was all things ghetto Bavarian at Bob's Java Jive with Tacoma's craziest people pounding Mickey's Ice and Old E Brass Monkeys (malt liquor and orange juice for those not in the know) to the musical stylings of DJ Melodica, Saucy Yoda and Crooked Smile. Weekly Volcano photographer Steve Dunkelberger was on the scene.
Thursday, Oct. 6 the Tacoma Film Festival officially entered its sixth year of existence with an opening Gala at Annie Wright. Photographer Steve Dunkelberger was on the scene.
Yesterday, just as the weather turned for the better, Oktoberfest Tacoma consumed Opera Alley. The scene was more "harvest" than anything remotely Bavarian with corn stalks and pumpkins scattered. The breweries brought their pumpkin beers, as well as stouts, IPAs and seasonals. There wasnâ??t any sign of cleavage, suits of armor or crowns. What did fill the downtown Tacoma alley was smiles, conversation, pretzels and lots of beer.
The 1230 Room in downtown Olympia is billed as the swank joint of the Capital City. And it delivers. The patrons largely dress to impress as they order their frou-frou drinks and sway their hips like they are swatting flies. You can also eat off the bathroom floors. Photography by Steve Dunkelberger
In downtown Olympia Goth means the Cryptatropa Bar, or as Olympians call it, the "vampire Bar." It's dark with red lights and black booths, and Pan graces the jukebox. Photography by Steve Dunkelberger
Olympia's Big Whisky Saloon, like its downtown Tacoma sibling, is home to all walks of life as they tap into their inner cowboy. No one seems out of place except for the ones not sporting smiles on their faces as the rock-country blasts from the sound system. Photography by Steve Dunkelberger
Saturday, Sept. 24, recently signed Seattle band Campfire OK performed at The Space, the gorgeous all-ages venue in Tacoma's Opera Alley. The bands fronted by Kris Orlowski and Tony Kevin Jr. joined the bill. It was a well-organized show with a fun crowd and, as always, the floor-to-ceiling window behind the band provided a glorious view of Industrial Tacoma. Photography by Steve Dunkelberger
For the full story on Campfire OK, go here: www.weeklyvolcano.com/music/features/2011/09/Campfire-OK-band-is-committed-to-the-crescendo/
For nearly two hours The Flaming Lips delivered a trippy, ambitious, marvelous show with stunning visuals, giant balloons bursting with confetti, ginormous fake mitts and lasers Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the Puyallup Fair. Every party store in the state must be out of stock now.
Geeks Who Drink pub quiz is held Tuesday nights at Paddy Coyne's Irish Pub in downtown Tacoma beginning at 8 p.m. It's hosted by graphic artist and Weekly Volcano production assistant Holland Hume. The quiz consists of eight rounds of eight questions and is played in teams of up to six people.
September's Art Bus guest tour guide was local author and Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. He led Art Bus patrons through exhibits at Embellish Multispace Salon, Hanforth Gallery, Jazzbones, Tacoma Food Co-op, MLK Spaceworks, Fulcrum Gallery, Brick House and The Swiss. The Weekly Volcano snapped a few photos along the waY.
Big Whisky Saloon and 100.7 FM The Wolf-hosted another Parking Lot Party Sept. 10 night in Whisky's back parking lot. Beginning slowly, the crowd eventually filled the lot to suck up live country music by Jonathan Harris and Robbie Walden & The Gunslingers, dance on the outdoor dance floor, drink cold beer, eat barbecue, shoot paint balls at targets and ride “Bubba the Mechanical Bull.”
Weekly Volcano photographer Steve Dunkelberger grabbed his camera and a scone and did the Puyallup on opening night.
The Weekly Volcano's foodie conglomerate Nosh League gathered at Affairs Cafe and Desserts for a private chocolate tasting and education at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8. Nosh Leaguers toured Affairs' chocolate-making kitchen, discovered Landry's sweet secrets, tasted a savory chocolate dish, enjoyed another three rounds of chocolate desserts, and sipped red and dessert wine. It was awesome.
The third annual Tacoma Craft Beer Festival brought more than 40 craft breweries pouring 80-plus beers to a glorious sunny 21st Street Park on the Foss Waterway Saturday, Sept. 3. TCB producers Roxanne Wolfe, Chris Miller and Bennett Thurmon threw a helluva party, benefiting the Boys and Girls Club. Lawn games, music, more food than ever and, yes, tons of beer satisfied thousands of beer enthusiasts all the way until 9 p.m. when the diehards had to be cut off.
The Weekly Volcano dropped in on the Tacoma Maritime Festival, Mackeywood at The Spar, Kim Archer Band at the Tempest Lounge and the Grit City fest at Hell's Kitchen. Photography by Steve Dunkleberger