- Spar Cafe Olympia. James Coates. 8 pm. NC.
- Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Billy Shew Band Open Jam Session. 8 pm. NC.
- The Junction Sports Bar and Grill Lewis County. Blues Jam. Hosted by Blues Attitude. 8 pm.
- Eagle's Hall Olympia - Downtown. OlyBlues Dance Night. Third floor, no partner necessary. All Ages. 9 pm. $5.
- City Hall Saloon and Eatery Enumclaw. Taco Thursday Live Blues Night. 5 pm.
- Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Taco Thursdays with Jerry Miller. 7-10 pm. NC.
- O'Callahan's Pub & Grill Key Peninsula. Tim Hall Band. 7 pm. NC.
- Valley Pub Tacoma - Dome District. Barstool Bingo. 7 pm.
- Lady Luck's Cowgirl Up Steakhouse and Saloon Tacoma - Parkland. Beer Pong. 8 pm.
- Big Whisky Saloon Tacoma - Downtown. Comedy Open Mic Night. 8:30 pm.
- The Ram Restaurant and Brewery Tacoma. Geeks Who Drink pub quiz. The quiz consists of eight rounds of eight questions and is played in teams of up to six people. Questions are read aloud by the quizmaster; teams write their answers on provided sheets and turn them in at the end of each round. The team with the most points after eight rounds is the winner. Oh, and there's drinking involved, too. 8:30 pm. NC.
- Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Jubal Flagg Presents. 8 pm. $15.
- Varsity Grill Tacoma - Downtown. Nate Jackson's Super Funny Comedy Show. 8 pm. $15-$20.
- O'Blarney's Irish Pub Olympia - Eastside. Pub Quiz Night. All Ages. 8 pm. NC.
- Pantages Theater Tacoma - Downtown. The Second City: Laugh Out Loud Tour. 7:30 pm. $29-$42.
- Ricky J's Restaurant and Lounge Puyallup. Thursdays Comedy Show. On the national comedy tour circuit. www.PuyallupComedy.com. 8-10 pm. $10-$15.
- The Office Bar & Grill Tacoma - Downtown. Trivia Night. 8 pm. NC.
- The Spar Tacoma - Old Town. Trivia Night. Prizes and giveaways, plus free pool. 9 pm.
- Big Whisky Saloon Tacoma - Downtown. Country Dance Lessons. 7:30 pm basic 8:15 pm intermediate and advance. NC.
- The Olympia Ballroom Olympia. Oly Old-Time Music Fest Square Dance, featuring The Grizzle Grazzle Tune Snugglers, caller Gabe Strand. All Ages. 7 pm. $5.
- The Deltan Club Tacoma - Downtown. Beat Fetish! Wright Night Birthday Bash DJs Omarvelous, DJ Flave, Jess E Bomb, Cyphers and guests. 10 pm. NC.
- O'Malley's Irish Pub Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. DJ Dance. 10 pm.
- Jezebels Bar & Grill Olympia - Downtown. DJ Drastic. 9 pm. NC.
- Latitude 84 Tacoma - South. DJ Jacob. Hip-hop, R&B, Top 40, and dance. 9 pm.
- Good Times Restaurant and Lounge Tacoma - Westside. DJ Night. 9 pm.
- New World VIP Lounge Lakewood. DJ Top 40, House. 9 pm.
- Big Whisky Saloon Tacoma - Downtown. DJ Tyler. Country and rock videos. 10 pm to close. $5, includes one drink.
- Jake's on 4th Olympia - Downtown. DJs Danny and Mickey queer-friendly dance mix. 9 pm.
- The Play Pen Lacey. Ladies Night, with DJ Kewlaid. 9 pm.
- Encore Boutique Nightclub Tacoma - Downtown. Neon - the sound of the 80s-2000s with DJ Estylz. 10 pm.
- The Brotherhood Lounge Olympia - Downtown. Soul, rawk and more with guest DJs. 9 pm-midnight. NC.
- The Acme Grub Cage Tacoma - Downtown. Til Thursday with DJ Aaron Mack. Alternative 80s, and beyond. 9 pm. NC.
- Lady Luck's Cowgirl Up Steakhouse and Saloon Tacoma - Parkland. Two Wheel Thunder Thursday. DJ Atom Ant, country, rock, R&B, and dance. 9 pm.
- Pastiche Wine Bar Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Al Gord. 6 pm.
- Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Cloud Chowder. All Ages. 6 pm.
- El Gaucho Tacoma - Downtown. Sandy Harvey in the Piano Lounge. 6 pm. NC.
- Barbecue Inn Tillicum. All Ages. 9-11 pm. NC.
- The Mix Tacoma - Downtown. Gay-friendly karaoke. 9 pm. NC.
- Gloria's Bar & Grill Tacoma - Eastside. 9 pm. NC.
- Loose Wheel Bar & Grill Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. 9 pm.
- Ricky J's Restaurant and Lounge Puyallup. Karaoke Night. 9 pm.
- JR's Hideaway Belfair. Karaoke With Will. 9 pm. NC.
- Krickett's Family Restaurant and Lounge Tacoma - Parkland. Karaoke with Gary. 9 pm.
- Engine House No. 9 Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Karaoke with Rev. Colin. All Ages. 9:30 pm. NC.
- China Clipper Club Cafe Olympia - Downtown. Late Night Karaoke. 9 pm. NC.
- Oscar's Restaurant & Lounge Tacoma - South. Late Night Karaoke. 9:30 pm. NC.
- R & R Live Sports Bar Graham. Rock-Bot Live Karaoke. 9 pm.
- Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Billy Stopps Open Mic. 8 pm. NC.
- Tempest Lounge Tacoma - Upper Tacoma. Come Out & Play Open Mic, hosted by Kim Archer. 7 pm.
- Backstage Bar & Grill Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Musicians Night hosted by Just Dirt. 9 pm.
- The Hub Tacoma - Stadium District. Open Jam with Rafael's Gemini Trio. 8-11 pm. NC.
- Tahoma Tea and Co. Tacoma - Downtown. Open Mic. All Ages. 8-10 pm.
- Rock the Dock Pub & Grill Tacoma - Downtown. Open Mic/Musicians' Night. Hosted by Big D of 9 Pound Hammer. 9 pm. NC.
- Hell's Kitchen Tacoma - Downtown. Anchor The Tide, Envisionist, When Odin Falls, Last Known Address, City By Storm. All Ages. 7 pm. $7-$8.
- 4th Avenue Tavern Olympia - Downtown. Best of Olympia 2012 Party with Glass Elevator and Scott Taylor and the Fond Farewells. 6 pm. NC.
- Chopstix, A Dueling Piano Bar Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Dueling pianos show. 9 pm.
- The New Frontier Lounge Tacoma - Dome District. Unsound Movie Premiere, featuring live music. 8 pm.
- Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. VIP Night, featuring Kry, DJ Switch. Get your VIP bracelet from any Jazzbones staff member. 9:30 pm. NC.