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10 A.M.: Train enthusiasts embody both the history (choo-choo trains, cow catchers, waving handkerchiefs from the platform) and the future (mass transit, commuter rails, park and ride) of transportation. Further study of their beliefs and practices is encouraged- try, for example The West the Railroads Made, the Washington State History Museum's salute to the tracks and equipment from the Great Northern, Northern Pacific and Union Pacific railroads beginning in the 1840s. Climb aboard here.
10 A.M.: All juried shows are alike: a few outstanding artworks, a whole bunch of so-so stuff, and a few really bad pieces. The sixth annual juried art exhibit at The Gallery at Tacoma Community College is no exception. Read the good stuff here.
6 & 8:30 P.M.: In The Last Mistress, a passionate and explicit film about sexual obsession, everything pauses for a scene depicting a marriage. It is 1835, in a church in Paris. Vows are exchanged between Ryno de Marigny, a notorious young libertine, and the high-born Hermangarde, whose wealth will be a great comfort to the penniless Ryno. The film opens with two gossipy old friends wondering why the Marquise de Flers would sacrifice her beloved granddaughter to this rake. Watch it at The Grand Cinema.
9 P.M.: Check out the fresh faced kids called the Bombadil Project, who write songs about subjects like, how Jesus can change your life, andgetting a job at McDonalds,a according to MySpace. They take the Eastside Club stage with Paleface, Danny Kelly, and Mark Eckert.
9 P.M.: Give Tacoma a microphone and a live band, and you have Rockaraoke at Jazzbones every Monday night. Fun is always had by all, and booze is consumed at an alarming pace.
LINK: Viva South Sound arts and entertainment calendar
LINK: Live music and DJs tonight