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WHAT'S THE WORD?: Up and comers

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WHAT'S THE WORD?: Up and comers

So what's new? Who's got the fresh shit? Who's got next? His name is Micah B. Young man's got skills. He's extra sharp and expressive on the mic, making him the youngest MC in the local scene worth keeping an eye out for. Micah B reps Lakewood and he makes really

BITE US: Ikonos - Real Greek Souvlaki

Food Matters

BITE US: Ikonos - Real Greek Souvlaki

Open for about a year, Ikonos - Real Greek Souvlaki offers an alternative to American fast food burger fare. At the casual Greek dining spot in Gig Harbor, you won't find belly dancers, beer or candlelight. You will find inexpensive, tasty food in a non-fussy, family-friendly environment. The menu runs

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC O'Blarney's Irish Pub Olympia - Eastside. Irish Sessions. Live traditional Irish music. 7:30 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Open Mic Night. 9 pm. NC. Olympic Club Hotel and Theater Lewis County. Warren Floyd. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. BLUES Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Rafael Tranquilino Band rockin' blues. 8:30 pm. NC. Summit

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Gen Obata. All Ages. 6 pm. NC. Liquid Soul Coffee Roy. Open Mic. Hosted by David Wayne. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Billy Shew Band Open Jam Session. 8 pm. NC. The Junction Sports Bar and Grill Lewis County. Blues Jam.

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Friday, Nov. 4, 2011

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Friday, Nov. 4, 2011

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Heidi Vladyka. All Ages. 6 pm. NC. Betting Man. All Ages. 8 pm. NC. Cafe Luna Vashon. Gina Belliveau. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. The Spar Olympia. Naomi Hooley. All Ages. 8 pm. NC. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Randal Bays, Davey Mathias. All

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Metronome Coffee Tacoma. Kurt Lindsay CD Release Show, with Dave Hannon, James Coates. All Ages. 8 pm. BLUES Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Blues Redemption. All Ages. 8 pm. NC. Harbor Greens/Forza Wine Bar Gig Harbor. Charlie Brown Band. 7 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Big Whisky Saloon Tacoma - Downtown. 32nd Annual Seattle Comedy Competition Round One,

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Northern Pacific Coffee Co. Tacoma - Parkland. Jeriactric Jazz. All Ages. 11 am-1 pm. NC. Tacoma Public Library Olympic Room Tacoma - Downtown. Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher. 2 pm. NC. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Blues Jam, hosted by Tim Hall. 8 pm. City Hall Saloon and Eatery Enumclaw. Rockin' Blues

FEEDBAG: Wings Way, wine auction, Fall Food & Crafts Bazaar and more ...

Food Matters

FEEDBAG: Wings Way, wine auction, Fall Food & Crafts Bazaar and more ...

SPICEY HOLIDAY GIFT Babblin' Babs Bistro (2724 N. Proctor St., Tacoma) has its awesome hand-blended spices on sale - three for $25, which equates to a $5 savings. Nice. HALF-PRICE WINE SALE The Social Bar & Grill (1715 Dock St., Tacoma) hosts a half-price wine sale from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9. WINGS WAY Buffalo

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, Nov. 7, 2011

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, Nov. 7, 2011

BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday. 7 pm. NC. The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Pat Moss Blues Band. 8 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Willoughby's Restaurant and Lounge Yelm. Bar Bingo. 7 pm. NC. Harmon Tap Room Tacoma - Stadium District. Tap Room Trivia. $50 cash prize for the winner of each round. 6-8

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Hannah's Bar & Grille Olympia - Downtown. Open Mic. 9 pm. NC. Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Vickey Lyn. All Ages. 6 pm. NC. BLUES Charlie's Sports Bar and Grill Olympia - Downtown. Blues Jam with Blues Attitude. 9 pm. NC. Midtown Grill Bonney Lake. Wednesday Night Blues Jam. All Ages. 7-11 PM. COMEDY/GAMES Pints &

Folk art

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Folk art

What a fun show! Folk Art Treasures of Mexico at Tacoma Art Museum, I mean. Nelson A. Rockefeller, former Governor of New York and former Vice President of the United States, owned one of the world's largest collections of Mexican folk art, which was given to the San Antonio Museum

Cold hands, warm heart

Stage

Cold hands, warm heart

I know it's gauche to rely on national stereotypes, but golly, those Canadians sure are nice. Nice is all over Welfarewell, currently making its Northwest premiere at Olympia Little Theatre. Not only is the play harder to resist than a Snuggie full of kittens, but its author, Cat Delaney, wrote

Art at Work

Arts

Art at Work

Art at Work: Tacoma Arts Month kicks off its 10th year this month. This ever-growing, ever-morphing event strives to highlight Tacoma's vast art scene - not just for the artists, but to get everyone involved.ABOUT ART AT WORKArt at Work - an annual celebration of all things artistic in Tacoma

CRITICS' PICKS: Gems, White Orange, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Mickey Avalon

Music

CRITICS' PICKS: Gems, White Orange, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Mickey Avalon

GEMS >>> FRIDAY, NOV. 4 For the release of Umber Sleeping's latest CD, there's no better pairing to go with one of Tacoma's favorite bands than Gems. Both emphasize rhythm - with Umber Sleeping's frontman, Peter Tietjen, sitting behind the kit, and with Gems utilizing two drummers. And both are lead by

The feet and the heart

Music

The feet and the heart

The evocativeness of the name Tender Forever is unusually representative of the music that Tender Forever (AKA Melanie Valera) creates. It may be somewhat difficult to track amongst the invigorating percussion that permeates the music, but Tender Forever's lyrics have a strong center in the intimate and revealing. Valera's slick

Brisk and crisp

Features

Brisk and crisp

  After getting my you-know-what handed to me at the Gladiator Rock'n'Run event last weekend, I toured the Proctor Farmers Market - voted Tacoma's best farmers market last year in the Weekly Volcano Super Best of Tacoma Readers' Poll. What struck me most was not the variety, pricing or how many people

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Jeneen Terrana. All Ages. 6 pm. NC. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. John McCutcheon. All Ages. 8 pm. Liquid Soul Coffee Roy. Open Mic. Hosted by David Wayne. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. Red Bicycle Bistro and Sushi Bar Vashon. The Accordion Babes. All

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Friday, Nov. 11, 2011

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJ Calendar: Friday, Nov. 11, 2011

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Amocat Cafe Tacoma - Downtown. Amocat Live! featuring the Amocat House Band. All Ages. 7 pm. Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Bobby Jo Valentine, Andy Kong. All Ages. 6 pm. LakeBridge Forza Lakewood. Crimson Thread. All Ages. 7-9 pm. NC. The Spar Olympia. Paul Mauer. 8 pm. NC. BLUES Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. James

South Puget Sound Live Calendar and DJs: Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011

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South Puget Sound Live Calendar and DJs: Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Harbor Greens/Forza Wine Bar Gig Harbor. Adam Small. 7 pm. NC. Matrix Coffee House Lewis County. Chris Chandler, Paul Benoit, Kathy Jonas, Pat Butler. All Ages. 8 pm. $6. Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Graham Crackers. All Ages. 8 pm. Cafe Luna Vashon. Jeneen Terrana. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. LakeBridge Forza Lakewood. Justin

South Puget Sound Live Calendar and DJs: Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011

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South Puget Sound Live Calendar and DJs: Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Gerry O’Beirne. All Ages. 7 pm. $8-$12. Northern Pacific Coffee Co. Tacoma - Parkland. Jeriactric Jazz. All Ages. 11 am-1 pm. NC. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Blues Jam, hosted by Tim Hall. 8 pm. The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Luke Strong

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