Article Archives (79) Currently Viewing: 1 - 20 of 79

Browse Archives

Restrict to:

Seattle Men's Chorus: Loud and proud

Arts

Seattle Men's Chorus: Loud and proud

Did you know Seattle boasts one of the largest community choruses in America? Did you know that justly revered group is making its way south to Tacoma this week? Better recognize! The Seattle Men's Chorus is celebrating its 35th season, so all 300-plus members are dressed up with someplace to

Visual Edge: "A Story Place" at home in Olympia's Matter Gallery

Stage

Visual Edge: "A Story Place" at home in Olympia's Matter Gallery

Nancy Thorne Chambers' installation "A Story Place" is the culmination of a lifelong dream for the Olympia artist. A retired therapist, illustrator and self-taught ceramic artist, Chambers has long wanted to create a life-size storybook world. Imagine this: an 8 by 10-foot diorama featuring 30 life-size woodland creatures - anthropomorphized bears,

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

Listings

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Ted Brown Music Company Tacoma - South. Uke 'An Jam. All Ages. 6:30-8 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Wed night Irish Session. 7:00- 930. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Cascade Community Center JBLM-Lewis Main. Bar Bingo in Heroes Lounge. No cash prizes. 7 pm. Pints & Quarts Pub

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

Listings

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Acoustic open mic hosted by Leanne Trevalyan. 8 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Open Mic Night. 9 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Westgate Bar and Grill Tacoma - Northend. Barstool Bingo. 6:30 pm. White Horse Tavern Yelm. Barstool Bingo. Prizes! 7 pm.

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

Listings

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday with Black Rose. 7 pm. NC. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Rafael Tranquilino and Brooke Lizotte Experimental Jam. 8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES The Hub Tacoma - Stadium District. Bar Bingo. Win $100 in cash prizes. 6-8 pm. Harmon

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

Listings

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. 6-9 pm. NC. B Sharp Coffee House Tacoma - Downtown. Colossal Soul Holiday Show featuring holiday classics performed by William Jordan, The Cloves, Nyoka, James Coates, Alessandra Rose, Mark Avis & Andy Wambem, Jake Loden & Jonah Oh, Intisaar, Anna Gutierrez, Micaela

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

Listings

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Dana Lyons. All Ages. 7 pm. $5-$15. David's On Broadway Tacoma - Downtown. Waltz into the Victorian era at the Dickens Ball with Valse Cafe Orchestra. 6:30-10 pm. $45. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Kristin Key.

Friday, Dec. 5 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

Listings

Friday, Dec. 5 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Cara Luft, Scott Nygaard. All Ages. 8 pm. $10-$15. BLUES B Sharp Coffee House Tacoma - Downtown. The B Sharp Players. All Ages. 8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Kristin Key. 8 and 10:30 pm.

Thursday, Dec. 4 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

Listings

Thursday, Dec. 4 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Billy Shew Band Open Jam Session. 8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Kristin Key. 8 pm. $15. The Ram Restaurant and Brewery Tacoma. Geeks Who Drink pub quiz. 8:30 pm. NC. O'Blarney's Irish Pub Olympia

Theater Review: It's beginning to look a lot like solstice

Stage

Theater Review: It's beginning to look a lot like solstice

With the days getting increasingly shorter, the anticipation for the longest night of the year and the steady and glorious return of the sun will soon culminate in the winter solstice. Some will throw parties, others will sleep and people who don't experience a 4 p.m. (or earlier) sunset may

Feedbag: Return of La Befana, Matador gifts, Holiday at Bayview School of Cooking

Food Matters

Feedbag: Return of La Befana, Matador gifts, Holiday at Bayview School of Cooking

LA BEFANA Italian folklore includes the tale of a witch known as La Befana who arrives on her broomstick during the night of Jan. 5 and fills the stockings with toys and sweets for the good children and lumps of coal for the bad ones. Wildside Wines (608A South Oxford St.,

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Kenny Chesney, The Roots, Idina Menzel, The Church, Logic, Yonder Mountain String Band and others ...

Concert Alert

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Kenny Chesney, The Roots, Idina Menzel, The Church, Logic, Yonder Mountain String Band and others ...

We list major concerts going on sale this weekend, as well as national touring acts performing in the Puget Sound this week. SECRET TICKET CODE TM = Ticketmaster, 253.627.TIXS, www.ticketmaster.com TWEB = Ticketweb, 866.468.7623, www.ticketweb.com   >>> ON SALE NOW The Senate Seattle. Dec. 22-23 7:30 pm. $28.50 (Jazz Alley, jazzalley.com) Sara Gazarek Seattle. Dec. 26-28. $30.50

Tacoma bands' snapshots

Music

Tacoma bands' snapshots

One unfortunate thing about doing previews for bands is that I don't always have time to do reviews. Bands blow through town, and all I have to go on is their recorded music and whatever cell phone footage has been shot of them at some dingy bar show. If I

Psych-poppers the Hugs prepare for the musical revolution

Music

Psych-poppers the Hugs prepare for the musical revolution

Is there such a thing as selling out, anymore? Was there ever such a thing as selling out? I've personally never felt an overwhelming desire to shit on bands that I liked way back when after they eventually find success and fame. Is it disappointing for them to change some

Music Critics' Picks: Animal Bodies, Messiah Sing-A-Long, Cardiel

Critics' Picks

Music Critics' Picks: Animal Bodies, Messiah Sing-A-Long, Cardiel

[INDUSTRIAL GOTH] + SAT, DEC. 6 As much as an album cover featuring a black-and-white photo of a nude woman chained up and wearing a black mask and leather gloves might seem like something out of This is Spinal Tap, it's actually the cover of The Killing Scene by Animal Bodies.

Theater Review: The Head! That Wouldn't Die! original, pan-tastic musical

Stage

Theater Review: The Head! That Wouldn't Die! original, pan-tastic musical

My sister and I once found ourselves pulling into Winslow after 11 p.m. We were shaky from hunger, and the only place open was Denny's. The menu and décor were inviting enough, but I'd rather eat airline food than Denny's. My sister's will prevailed nonetheless. When the food arrived it

Masters of Revels

Arts

Masters of Revels

Winter solstice is big news around these parts. Olympia Family Theater is halfway through its run of How the Slug Stole Solstice, a charming little musical about a gastropod who's scared of the dark. Now Puget Sound Revels and the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts present their 22nd annual

Andrew Rivers headlines Stand Up for a Cure, Tacoma Comedy Club

Arts

Andrew Rivers headlines Stand Up for a Cure, Tacoma Comedy Club

For Andrew Rivers, poking fun at himself just comes naturally. "I have a lot of female friends," the Seattle comedian jokes in an appearance on Fox TV's Laughs. "Because they put me there." Rivers is headlining Stand Up for a Cure, a benefit for research into childhood cancer, at the Capitol Theater

Theater Review: "Scrooge - The Musical" at Tacoma Little Theatre

Stage

Theater Review: "Scrooge - The Musical" at Tacoma Little Theatre

I recently celebrated my five-year anniversary as a theater critic. As befit this occasion, I noshed on humble pie, sour grapes and cold crow with a snifter of rattlesnake venom. I've already reviewed three different takes on Charles Dickens's beloved 1843 classic, A Christmas Carol. Is there anyone older than

Oh, Kitschmas tree

Stage

Oh, Kitschmas tree

"What's wrong with the same old thing? "I think that question answers itself." - actual dialogue from The Stardust Christmas Commotion Indeed it does. Coincidentally, my wife and I had just caught the end of Ratatouille on TV. The bloodthirsty critic voiced by Peter O'Toole in that film, Anton Ego, says of

Archives By Date (View All)

2018
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
2017
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2016
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2015
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2014
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2013
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2012
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2011
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2010
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2009
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2008
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2007
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December