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THING: Free wings, baby!

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THING: Free wings, baby!

Thing: Free wings, baby! Place: Sparks Firehouse Deli Located: Across from Sparks Stadium In: Puyallup Given to: Local high schools In pursuit of: Fundraising And: School spirit Sparks also has: Awesome pizza Goes with: $5 happy hour pitchers of beer Which makes for: A cheap date   An estimated $85,000 has been donated in the form of either food product or

Turner’s latest

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Turner’s latest

Mavi Contemporary Art has a stable of about 20 artists whose works rotate from month to month. I may be wrong, but it seems like three of them, William Turner, Michael Croman and William Quinn, are in almost every show. These three are again featured in Mavi's latest show. To

A rose by any other name

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A rose by any other name

"That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." - William Shakespeare, Romeo and JulietThis weekend, Evergreen Shakespeare's production of Romeo and Juliet is blooming in the former Griswold's Office Supply in Olympia, which was gutted by fire in 2004.Soon, there'll be much more growing

Useless and indispensable

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Useless and indispensable

Saul Becker is a Tacoma artist who strives to capture the world via sculpture and landscape painting and drawing. While Becker grew up in T-town, he has traveled the world more than he has stayed, seeking new horizons to fortify his work. His unique sense of style yields some cool

NES-Rock

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NES-Rock

With James Jenkins of Mama Loves Daddy moving to Portland; the increasing irregularity of Drug Purse and Paris Spleen shows; the switch ideologically and title-wise from the Elephants to the Nightgowns; and with lots of people just getting their shit together - it seems as if the last vestige of

Crate diggers paradise

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Crate diggers paradise

Walk, bike, drop in by parachute. However you do it, make your way to the Elks Lodge Saturday, June 4, for the third occasional Olympia Record Show. Naturally, the Olympia Record show will feature live music by DJ Wildman James and Selector Edmund, a full bar for those of drinking age

The punch line

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The punch line

Tacoma has the divine privilege of welcoming another new comedy club to town.   But there's slightly more to the story ...   Comedian and filmmaker Aaron Flett-Riggs, sans former business partner Adam Norwest, will be bringing comedy back to the former Tacoma Comedy Club locale in Malarkey's on Tacoma Avenue. He'll launch this

Evolution of elevated (bar) cuisine

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Evolution of elevated (bar) cuisine

Through my 15-year stint in the hospitality and live music industry I've come to regard cooks and chefs, and even bartenders at times, as I do some musicians: They have songs they've written and never performed live for an audience. Much of the time, they're the backup band hired to

BITE US: 208 Garfield

Food Matters

BITE US: 208 Garfield

High ceilings, walls of windows and spread-out seating enhance a relaxing sensory experience that already rivals other dining and sipping establishments in the South Sound. Owned and operated by Pacific Lutheran University, 208 Garfield features beers and wines by PLU alumni. A rotating selection of Washington and Oregon wines are

CRITICS' PICKS: The Billy Nayer Show, NWCZ 2nd Anniversary Party, Argonaut, Plateau

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CRITICS' PICKS: The Billy Nayer Show, NWCZ 2nd Anniversary Party, Argonaut, Plateau

THE BILLY NAYER SHOW >>> Thursday, June 2 American Astronaut is a bizarre new film classic, celebrating American underground rock, made by and starring Cory McAbee and other affiliates of the Billy Nayer Show, which has long stood as a shining example of the collision between alternative rock, filmmaking and performance art.

WHAT'S THE WORD?: Movin' on up

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WHAT'S THE WORD?: Movin' on up

The Tri-Cities hip-hop scene started much later than the scene in Tacoma. Perhaps the first time people took note of it was around 1995, because of a compilation Shao Sosa was on. Shao (formerly known as Shaolin) is basically the father of Tri-Cities hip-hop. In the late '90s he released

FEEDBAG: Wine auction, Local farms cooking class, Boudreaux Cellars wine dinner and more ...

Food Matters

FEEDBAG: Wine auction, Local farms cooking class, Boudreaux Cellars wine dinner and more ...

COOKING CLASS Primo Grill (601 S. Pine, Tacoma) hosts a cooking class with the bounty of local farms at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4. The cost is $65 per person. Reserve your spot at 253.383.7000. WINE DINNER El Gaucho (2119 Pacific Ave., Tacoma) hosts a five-course Boudreaux Cellars wine dinner with winemaker Rob

THREE QUESTIONS with Bobble Tiki: Death By Steamship

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THREE QUESTIONS with Bobble Tiki: Death By Steamship

Bobble Tiki isn't above sloppy seconds. He never has been. While you take a moment to digest all the implications of that statement (and Bobble Tiki means ALL the implications, even the really icky ones from Bobble Tiki's frat days), Bobble Tiki would like to clear his throat, shift uncomfortably in

MARGUERITE GIGUERE: One sexy realtor

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MARGUERITE GIGUERE: One sexy realtor

WEEKLY VOLCANO: Who are you and what do you do?     MARGUERITE GIGUERE: Just a girl in Tacoma with a dream. I like jumping out of planes, singing karaoke and going to happy hour with my friends! I'm a Realtor at Windermere Professional Partners specializing in houses and condos in downtown Tacoma

JOSEPH ISENBARGER: One sexy tattoo artist

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JOSEPH ISENBARGER: One sexy tattoo artist

WEEKLY VOLCANO: Who are you and what do you do? JOE ISENBARGER: I am Joe Isenbarger, owner of All Star Tattoo. Been tattooing 10 years. VOLCANO: Biggest turn-ons? ISENBARGER: The 253 and all the awesome people in it. Oh, tattooed girls never hurt either. ;) VOLCANO: Biggest turn-offs? ISENBARGER: Closed-minded people. VOLCANO: How do you explain

RENEE ALLWINE: One sexy athlete

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RENEE ALLWINE: One sexy athlete

WEEKLY VOLCANO:  Who are you and what do you do? RENEE ALLWINE: Most know me as Hit-O-Honey from Tacoma's original flat track roller derby league, the Dockyard Derby Dames. I make broken bones and roller rink floor burns look like the sexiest accessories you've ever seen. VOLCANO:  Biggest turn-ons? ALLWINE: Seamed hosiery that

AMANDA CROWSON: One sexy barista

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AMANDA CROWSON: One sexy barista

WEEKLY VOLCANO: Who are you and what do you do? AMANDA CROWSON: I am just one member of Team Sexy-also known as the staff of Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. We make coffee, incredibly delicious coffee. VOLCANO: Biggest turn-ons? CROWSON: Kind eyes, a sharp wit, someone who knows their way around a baseball ...

JIHEE SHIN: One sexy barista

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JIHEE SHIN: One sexy barista

WEEKLY VOLCANO:  Who are you and what do you do? JIHEE SHIN: I'm Jihee! I'm a barista at both Satellite Coffee locations. I make your coffee and force you to listen to every Blue BrownHeel album that has ever existed. VOLCANO: Biggest turn-ons? SHIN: A man without a mustache is much like a

EMILY COOK: One sexy bartender

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EMILY COOK: One sexy bartender

WEEKLY VOLCANO: Who are you and what do you do? EMILY COOK: I used to be the Orange Power Ranger, but the only stunts I could do were giving the finger and sometimes vomiting, so they cut me out of the show. I also did backup vocals for Nickleback until I found out what real music was. And in

VIC CELIS: One sexy servicemember

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VIC CELIS: One sexy servicemember

WEEKLY VOLCANO: Who are you and what do you do? VICTOR CELIS: My name is Victor Celis and I am a police officer for the Town of Ruston. I've been a police officer for about 17 years and when I'm not working I'm totally obsessed with my golf game. VOLCANO: Biggest turn-ons? CELIS:

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