November 10, 2011 at 10:18am
THE LOWDOWN ON WHAT'S UP THIS WEEKEND >>>
Friday: Rain, hi 52, lo 32
Saturday: Rain, hi 48, lo 37
Sunday: Rain, hi 50, lo 36
>>> NOV. 10-11: ... LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW
It's snow porn at its finest. After hitting T-Town last weekend, this week Warren Miller Entertainment presents its 62nd winter sports film, ...Like There's No Tomorrow, in Oly. Ski bums and snowboarding enthusiasts will surely flock to the Washington Center for a chance to catch this latest Warren Miller Entertainment joint, shot in India, New Zealand, Chile, British Columbia "and beyond," according promotions. U.S. skiing legend and gold-medalist at the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics Jonny Moseley narrates and hosts the film, which will show Thursday and Friday.
>>> FRIDAY, NOV. 11: ICONIC
ICONIC will probably be epic. Or at least that's the safe assumption, going off the hype provided by the DASH Center for the Arts and the Tacoma Art Commission's Naomi Strom-Avila. Billed as an "exciting dance production paying tribute to popular music's greatest performers," ICONIC - presented by DASH Center for the Arts' artistic director Jimmy Shields - will "recreate the most ICONIC videos and stage performances of Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Usher, and, of course, the King of Pop, Michael Jackson!" Hence the name, we guess. Mt. Tahoma High School on 11-11-11 is where it will go down, with the dancers of RC-X, Koncrete Studio's, SOTA's FullForce and Studio West doing the dirty work.
>>> NOV. 11 - NOV. 20: OLYMPIA FILM FESTIVAL
With an ambitious 10-day lineup spanning the ages of cinema, there literally is something for everyone at this year's Olympia Film Festival. The OFF looked deep into the past when building the 2011 festival, even inviting back a contributor to its own history. J.R. Baker finds himself in a sequel of sorts, back in the saddle again as OFF director after a 19-year absence. Baker compares his return to that other age-old travel metaphor: "It's like riding a bike. Once you get on ... after not riding it for awhile, you're good to go."
>>> SATURDAY, NOV. 12: COMMUNITY ART DAY
Tacoma is a living, breathing example of the powerful positive impact art can have on a community. So it's not surprising to see Saturday bringing an event at Tacoma Art Place simply known as Community Art Day. And the title pretty much says it all. Expect workshops, demonstrations and family fun all day, and all for free. The Weekly Volcano is a proud sponsor of Community Art Day.
You've got to give it to the folks over at The Warehouse. At this point a production company (of sorts) specializing in bringing intimate, artistic and artist-friendly shows to Tacoma, The Warehouse looks to have hit pay dirt again with Saturday's performance by Frank Fairfield, an old school (and I mean ooold school) gee-tar, fiddle and banjo player who many fell in love with last summer at Doe Bay Fest. "His music immediately transports you to a dusty trail stop and a crackling fire. He is well versed in early American music and fits the part perfectly. Trust me, you have to see it to believe it," says The Warehouse's Adam Ydstie in email. "We at The Warehouse have worked hard to create a special evening for a small audience to experience Frank Fairfield as well as a host of other amazing musicians from the area. This performance will be on the stage at Urban Grace sans any amplification and lit primarily by candles. We will have chairs and pillows on the stage for the audience to sit back, relax, and enjoy the music." The show will also include members of Sons of Warren Oates and Ravenna Woods.
Art At Work: Tacoma Arts Month continues Saturday with the Prairie Line Trail Public Art Tour, celebrating the existence of possibilities Tacoma's Prairie Line Trail, and also a collection of temporary public art installations that have been set up along it to hopefully catch your eye and attention. According to Tacoma Arts Month hype, "Artwork includes Thoughtbarn's artificial landforms created from everyday materials like cardboard and zip ties and five other site-responsive, ephemeral works created by teams of Tacoma artists." The afternoon tour leaves from Tollefson Plaza at 2 p.m. Temporal Terminus: Marking the Line, an exhibition of eight temporary public artworks, runs Nov. 12-30.
Need something to reaffirm your faith in the decency and inherent goodness of athletics? You just might. This weekend the second annual Tacoma Fall Classic Wheelchair Basketball Tournament comes to Mt. Tahoma High School, pitting welcoming teams from around the region - including the local Tacoma Titans - competing for supremacy, offering fans of basketball a lockout-free chance to cheer on the competition. The games run Saturday and Sunday, with games in both gyms at Mt. Tahoma High School Saturday, and playoffs and the championship game in the main gym on Sunday. The two Tacoma Titans teams represent Metro Parks Adaptive Recreation program.
The creamy filling of the ongoing, three-part Broadway Center for the Performing Arts "Film Focus" series on Audrey Hepburn, which opened with a screening of Roman Holiday on Oct. 23 and will conclude with My Fair Lady on Jan. 22, Sunday brings one of Hepburn's most well-known films, Breakfast at Tiffany's. Even better, your ticket includes popcorn. This just might be the perfect Sunday afternoon escape.
>>> WHAT SOME OF OUR STAFF MEMBERS ARE UP TO
ALEC CLAYTON Visual Arts Critic
It's gonna be a sagacious gay weekend. First a SAGE mixer (that's a social get-together from our new group that works with GLBT elders) and then a PFLAG meeting Sunday, at which SAGE co-founders and board will be our special guests.
NIKKI TALOTTA Features Writer
For once, a free weekend! No birthday parties, no family dinners, no rock shows, no extra shifts at the bar. I think I will make cookies and a big batch of clam chowder. I will catch up on laundry. Domestic duties have never sounded better...
JOANN VARNELL: Theater Critic
For my three day weekend I will be steam cleaning the carpets in my TV room and the bedrooms in an effort to rid the dog germs from the floor. If I'm lucky, my husband will take a turn playing with our 15 month old and I will FINALLY paint the TV room or possibly our bedroom. Oh, the glamor and dreams of newish parents.
STEVE DUNKELBERGER Meat Market Photographer
I have some work in the yard to do and will be geocaching around with the kids while trying to get over this freaking cold.
JENNIFER JOHNSON Food & Lifestyle Writer
Game night at Institute Friday. Gym Saturday morning, a volunteer house painting project later, and a birthday party that night. Sunday church and family dinner.
CHRISTIAN CARVAJAL Theater Critic
My wife has arranged a baby shower for our friend Heather, so I'm throwing her husband, the proud father, a "dad-chelor party." I also have to work on my lines for A Christmas Story, opening 2 December.
JOE IZENMAN Theater Critic
In classic American glutton fashion, I will be celebrating not one, not two, but three different Thanksgivings, with three different families. Thanksgiving: Part The First commences this weekend, after I jet from Friday night's Jason Webley 11-11-11 show up in Seattle. Mmmm turkey.
REV. ADAM MCKINNEY Music & Film Writer
Friday's going to be pretty busy. There's the totally awesome Wax Idols show happening at the New Frontier, but there's also a show at the Piano Company, followed by a listening party for Tom Waits' new album, accompanied by some sort of beer/coffee/milkshake deal. Sounds too intriguing to pass up. I think I'm gonna pull a Flintstones and dash back and forth between the venues while hurriedly switching my outfits.
Off duty rules.
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