July 17, 2012 at 3:55am
Our apologies for the two-day blackout on 5 Things. We experienced technical difficulties from our mobile station somewhere along the Oregon Coast. Celebrate our return with five ideas for the day.
1. The Grand Tuesday Film Series features Co-Dependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same (76 min, NR). * Presented as part of Tacoma's Pride Week! * Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same follows the adventures of three lesbian space aliens on the planet Earth, and the story of the romance between Jane, a shy greeting card store employee, and Zoinx, the woman Jane does not realize is from outer-space. Meanwhile, two government agents, or 'Men In Black,' are closely tracking Jane and the aliens while harboring their own secrets. 2 pm & 6:45 pm; Please check website to verify show times. $5-$7 with membership, $6.50-$8.50 general, 606 South Fawcett Avenue, Tacoma.
2. Celebrate the good weather at a Tacoma Splash Park. Here are our three favorites.
Wright Park: Located in the heart of Tacoma at 501 South I Street, Wright Park did us all a favor by building a relatively new spray park. I recently took my 4-year-old son there and he had a blast. This spray park has a variety of interactive items for children.
Norpoint Park: Nestled in the Browns Point community at Norpoint Park behind the Centre @ Norpoint, 4818 Nassau Ave. N.E., this 18-acre, brand-new spray park was completed in June. It's a highly interactive park with dry ground amenities that include walking trails and a skate park. One of the drawbacks here, however, is the commute - it's about a 30-minute drive from JBLM to reach this Northeast Tacoma park.
South Park: Located at 4851 S. Tacoma Way, South Park brings back old memories, because I used to visit it years ago when I was a youth. Metro Parks recently transformed part of this forested park into a spray ground with plenty of shade for the warmer days.
3. The film Canoe Way: The Sacred Journey documents the annual tribal canoe journeys of Pacific Northwest Coast Salish people shows today. Indigenous tribes and First Nations from Oregon, Washington, Canada, and Alaska follow their ancestral pathways through the waters of Puget Sound, the Inside Passage, and the Northwest Coast. Families and youth reconnect with the past and each other. Ancient songs, dances, regalia, ceremonies, and language were almost lost and are coming back. The South Sound welcomes Paddle to Squaxin 2012, hosted by the Squaxin People. Following the film screening, producer Philip Red Eagle will host a discussion and presentation in the museum garden on the history of Canoe Journey, which he helped to found over 20 years ago, and the importance it plays in tribal culture today.6 pm. Free with WSHS memebership or admission $1-$2. 211 21st Ave. S.W., Olympia.
4. The Fab Four play in Nisqually tonight at the Red Wind Casino when British Export (Beatles tribute) plays for the South Sound for free. 8 pm.
5. The Hy-lu-Hee-Hee in Gig Harbor hosts Trivia Night. Three rounds worth $25 gift cards each, and a cumulative cash prize of $50 for the puzzle page. If no one wins it, next week would be $100, and so on. 6:30-8:30 pm. Free. 4309 Burnham Dr. Gig Harbor.
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