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June 1, 2010 at 7:18am

5 Things To Do: Sixth Avenue Farmers Market opens, "Flow" closes ...

DJ Bobby Galaxy spins from the street today at the 6th Avenue Farmers Market.

TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2010 >>>

1. The Sixth Avenue Farmers Market opens today for front door shopping, plus personal chef Jasmine Beiracki will demonstrate how to make a baby greens salad, singer/bassist Josiah Bogle performs at the market's opening at 3:30 p.m., DJ Bobby Galaxy spins at 4:30 p.m. and it all goes down until 7:30 p.m. on Pine Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues.

2. Flow, an exhibit of calligraphic art by two very different practitioners of the form - classically trained sumi painter Andrea Erickson and modernist Maureen McHugh - closes today from noon to 5 p.m. at mineral.

3. Essays and speeches will be delivered by students from five Clover Park School District middle schools at 6:30 p.m. inside Mann Middle School in Lakewood. See the future.

4. Saxophonist Kareem Kandi hosts an open jazz jam at SAX on Sixth Restaurant and Lounge beginning at 9 p.m.

5. DJ Omar spins at 10 p.m. inside Jazzbones.

LINK: More arts and entertainment events in the South Sound

June 1, 2010 at 7:33am

Puget Sound Poetry Connection connects

LAUREATE LOVE >>>

Tacoma Poet Laureate Tammy Robacker is also the secretary for the Puget Sound Poetry Connection. Robacker would like the world to know that PSPC has a new Web site and blog.

She writes, "The PSPC website is a great way to check out what is going on at PSPC, how to contact us, and to learn who the monthly featured poet is for our Distinguished Writers Series, which happens the 2nd Friday of every month at Kings Books, Tacoma. The PSPC blog is our way of posting and highlighting the hundreds of poetry and literary events, workshops, readings and poetry goings-on we hear about through emails, poets, friends, and listservs."

By the way, Robacker's next reading will be Thursday, June 24 at 7 p.m. inside the Tacoma Public Library main branch.

LINK: Robacker receives some TNT love

Filed under: Word, Web/Tech, Tacoma,

June 1, 2010 at 7:33am

Musical Storm approaches

A storm of happiness coming to Puyallup this October.

CONCERT ALERT >>>

Fans of acoustic and Americana should definitely make Gaelic Storm a priority when they perform Tuesday, Oct. 12 at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center's Americraft ShowPlex. If you've never heard of them, they're the Irish band in Titanic. But don't let that stop you.

Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are $35 for reserved seating, $25 for the less fortunate, and both go on sale Saturday, June 5 at 9 a.m.

Irish beers will be sold prior to, during and after the show, which is nice.

June 1, 2010 at 7:34am

Funky white boy coming to the Puyallup Fair

Adam Lambert

IDOL HANDS >>>

Adam Lambert makes a stop on his Glam Nation Tour at the Puyallup Fair Tuesday, Sept. 21 (tickets go on sale Saturday, June 5, at 9 a.m.). He brings with him female guitarist Orianthi. Lambert was the season eight runner-up on American Idol - which means he actually won. Other than Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood - exceptions who went huge - it's hard to remember the names of the other six winners more or less the names of any subsequent albums or songs.

Tickets are $25, $30, $35, $45 for the Golden Circle, and include Fair gate admission, and seats are reserved.

Filed under: Concert Alert, Music, Puyallup,

June 1, 2010 at 7:45am

SHORT ORDER: Amocat Cafe opens, Lesser Known Grapes, dinner deal, Chork ...

Amocat Cafe is located in downtown Tacoma next to the Mix and Puget Sound Pizza at 625 St. Helens Ave. Photo by Erik Bjornson

DINING NEWS, NIBBLES AND BITS >>>

Opening Today: The Amocat Cafe opens today at 625 St. Helens Ave. in Tacoma. It's hours are 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, and is expected to expand those hours in the future. We wrote a little something on it a while back. The three-room (eventually four rooms) cafe serves pastries from Essential Baking Co. and doughnuts from Le Donut on Hilltop. Check out the full length Guerrilla Marketing Viral Trailer for Amocat Café, directed by Tacoma Urbanist Erik Bjornson, below. Oh, by the way, the credit card machine hasn't arrived yet, so bring cash today.

Nosh League: Join our foodie social conglomerate and attend our wine and cheese tasting July 8 at Cork!

Wine Month: June is "Lesser Known Grapes" month at Pour at Four in Tacoma. Drop by the Proctor District wine bar to taste four varietals that you may not be hip to: Counoise, Mourvedre, Petit Verdot and Blaufrankisch.

Tuesday Deal: Goodfellas Italian Steakhouse inside the Great American Casino offers a four-course dinner every Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. for $20. Do it at 10117 S. Tacoma Way in Lakewood.

Smoking Deal: 99 Bottles in Federal Way will pour five smoke beers for $5 tonight from 5-7:30 p.m.

Food Matters: The spoon-fork mash-up has nothing on this – the ultimate marriage of sushi-eating style and ease.

LINK: South Sound happy hours

LINK: Restaurant coupons

LINK: South Sound Restaurant Guide

June 1, 2010 at 9:46am

MORNING SPEW: Filmmaker needs Tacoma house, vampire kids, Electric Daisy Carnival auditions ...

WHAT WE HAVE FOUND TODAY >>>

Filmmaker Joseph Kephart needs an older 1940s style interior house in Lakewood or Tacoma for his short indie film noir musical project. If interested, you may contact him here.

A woman who was hit by a car sues Google for faulty Google Map directions.

Take a ride on the landing gear of a 747.

Kids are wearing yellow contact lenses and fangs in schools these days.

Electric Daisy Carnival 2010 Auditions Episode 1:

Filed under: Morning Spew, Tacoma, Screens, Crime,

June 1, 2010 at 9:57am

Weekly Volcano Twitter Stalker

The Weekly Volcano follows the people you're too embarrassed to >>>

Just like most good, new-age, social media applications, Twitter allows people to share and be privy to once personal, almost wholly pointless information about peoples' lives. It's seemingly endless. While Twitter is mostly full of everyday, ho-hum people - just like you and me, sharing info about what type of oatmeal we ate for breakfast and where we get our hair cut - Twitter is also a magnet for the moderately-famous.

Stars of yesterday, illiterate millionaire athletes, former cast members of Saved By the Bell - you can follow them all, intimately, on Twitter.

But, you've got standards. We get that.

That's why we'll do it for you, in a feature we like to call Weekly Volcano Twitter Stalker.

This week, checking in with...

Debbie Gibson

May 25: Debbie Gibson gets around.

"My new boyfriend's a bit dumpy!" via Twitpic, 6:19 p.m.

May 25: Debbie Gibson sells other people's jeans

"New jeans from Billy Baldwin and Chynna Phillips! It's your last week to bid!" via Twitpic, 11:34 a.m.

May 21: Celebrities think they're above the rules

"The TSA at Burbank airport confiscated my man's peanut butter! So, no food in flight but, ya can't bring ur own?!?" via txt, 4:26 p.m.

Tune in tomorrow for more tweets from the life of Debbie Gibson (@DeborahGibson)

Filed under: Bad Habits, Comedy, Media, Twitter,

June 1, 2010 at 11:25am

Taste 21 Cellars' new releases

NOTHING TO WHINE ABOUT >>>

Tacoma's 21 Cellars has released two new wines - 2004 Pont 21 (Bordeaux blend) and 2008 OmRikki (Sauvignon Blanc). To celebrate, They're opening the winery to the public Saturday, June 5, from 1-6 p.m. to taste the new wines, as well as their highly regarded 2006 Pont 21.

21 Cellars

2621 N. 21st St., Tacoma
253.353.2317

Filed under: Food & Drink, Tacoma,

June 2, 2010 at 7:05am

5 Things To Do: Jump rope, Gig Harbor Farmers Market, Dio tribute ...

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2010 >>>

1. What Zorro is to the sword, what Indiana Jones is to the whip, Tacoma's Intermittent Health and Fitness Club is to the jump rope. The IHAF invites the public to join them for a night of jump rope inside King's Books beginning at 7 p.m.

2. The Gig Harbor Farmers Market at Skansie Brothers Park - an open air market featuring farm-fresh produce and nursery stock, conventional and organic fruits and vegetables, floral designers and more - runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

3. Kenji Fullmer will screen print your shirt, bag or anything made of cotton for $5 a pop from 5-7 p.m. inside Tacoma Art Place.

4. Rhapsody In Bloom Florist and Café Latte will be filled with old time country and bluegrass beginning at 7 p.m. when The Slide Factor hits the indoor porch.

5. You know how to tell if you're a badass? Well, one sure sign is if some whacko Baptist church protests your memorial service because you taught "rebellion against God, in the form of glorifying atheism, promoting the devil horn hand sign and other such idolatries." Ronnie James Dio was such a badass! Another good indication of that point is Hell's Kitchen will be honoring the "fucking coolest little midget in rock" tonight beginning at 9 p.m. Think free show, buck-fifty PBRs and devil horns.

LINK: More arts and entertainment today in the South Sound

June 2, 2010 at 7:19am

SHORT ORDER: Darby's Cafe, all-you-can-eat-spaghetti, Wonder Bread ...

Plenty of hot sauce options and "Wizard of Oz" dolls at Darby's Cafe in Olympia.

DINING NEWS, NIBBLES AND BITS >>>

Quintessential Olympia Breakfast: Wake up with a friend at Darby's Café.

Tasty Deal: Lakewood Pub & Grill offer a Wednesday night "all you can eat spaghetti dinner deal" - spaghetti, salad, French bread - for $6.95.  

Half-Price Wine Night: Many restaurants sell bottles of wine for 50 percent off on Wednesday nights. Check it here.

Food Matters: How on earth did we miss Wonder Bread's 90th birthday

Nosh League: Join our foodie social conglomerate and attend our wine and cheese tasting July 8 at Cork!

LINK: South Sound happy hours

LINK: Restaurant coupons

LINK: South Sound Restaurant Guide

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