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Visual Edge: See Hart James and Aisha Harrison now!

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Visual Edge: See Hart James and Aisha Harrison now!

You have only a few more days to see Aisha Harrison's collaborative installation at South Puget Sound Community College and only until Saturday to see the big Hart James exhibition at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia. So get moving. I'd hate for you to miss either

Feedbag: Martini Madness, wine dinner, Tap Tasting Tuesday

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Feedbag: Martini Madness, wine dinner, Tap Tasting Tuesday

MARTINI MADNESS Toscano's Restaurant (437 29th St. NE, Puyallup) has kicked off their annual March Martini Madness. Enjoy the cocktail of the week paired with delectable nibbles and receive a beautiful hand painted martini glass. They say it's "more than just cool cocktails and hand painted glasses. It's also about getting

Best Olympian 2015: Brian Wilson

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Best Olympian 2015: Brian Wilson

"I have a weird job," says Brian Wilson. His title is "code enforcement officer," but Wilson's job - and passion - is to support and nurture downtown Olympia. A better title, he says, is "downtown liaison." He's part project manager, part recruiter, part cheerleader and part salesman - and what he's selling

Best of Olympia 2015 City Living: Readers pick Denny Heck, Sharon Holley, Eastside Big Tom, Rhythm and Rye, Cryptatropa ...

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Best of Olympia 2015 City Living: Readers pick Denny Heck, Sharon Holley, Eastside Big Tom, Rhythm and Rye, Cryptatropa ...

The Weekly Volcano would like to thank all those who took the time to vote in the best of Olympia 2014 Readers' Poll. You are the best. BEST POLITICIAN: Denny Heck BEST POLITICIAN YOU LOVE TO HATE: Gov. Jay Inslee BEST THURSTON COUNTY NONPROFIT: GRUB BEST LOCAL HERO: Sharon Holley BEST THURSTON COUNTY WEBSITE: Thurston

Best of Olympia 2015 City Living: SAGE, Downtown Ambassador Program, Macaulay Culkin, Eric M. Collier ...

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Best of Olympia 2015 City Living: SAGE, Downtown Ambassador Program, Macaulay Culkin, Eric M. Collier ...

BEST THING EVER FOR OLD QUEERS SAGE Life for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender elders can be hell. While celebrating equal marriage rights and the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, older gays are being forced back in the closet again. They face loss of benefits because they were not able to

Best of Olympia 2015 Retail: Readers pick Hot Toddy, Rainy Day Records, Yoga Loft, Orca Books, Compass Rose, Three Magnets Brewing ...

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Best of Olympia 2015 Retail: Readers pick Hot Toddy, Rainy Day Records, Yoga Loft, Orca Books, Compass Rose, Three Magnets Brewing ...

The Weekly Volcano would like to thank all those who took the time to vote in the best of Olympia 2015 Readers' Poll. You are the best. BEST SHOE STORE: Hot Toddy BEST RECORD STORE: Rainy Day Records BEST GROCERY STORE: Spud's Produce Market BEST TATTOO SHOP: Lit Fuse Tattoo BEST HAIR SALON: Jamie Lee

Best of Olympia 2015 Retail: Eastside Food Co-op, Dumpster Values, Funk Fuzz, Deadbeat Olympia ...

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Best of Olympia 2015 Retail: Eastside Food Co-op, Dumpster Values, Funk Fuzz, Deadbeat Olympia ...

BEST MOMENT OF INDULGENCE Cobb's peanut butter cups Do you remember these really old commercials for York Peppermint Patties, where a lady puts one in her mouth and then begins sighing and oohing and ahhing? Or the ones where a frazzled mom would jump into the bath with a cry of "Calgon,

Best of Olympia 2015 Food and Drink: Readers pick Dillingers Cocktails and Kitchen, Jessica Nicoletti, Sherilyn Lightner, Nineveh Assyria, Fish Brewing Company ...

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Best of Olympia 2015 Food and Drink: Readers pick Dillingers Cocktails and Kitchen, Jessica Nicoletti, Sherilyn Lightner, Nineveh Assyria, Fish Brewing Company ...

The Weekly Volcano would like to thank all those who took the time to vote in the best of Olympia 2015 Readers' Poll. You are the best. BEST RESTAURANT: Dillingers Cocktails and Kitchen BEST FARM-TO-TABLE RESTAURANT: New Moon Café BEST RESTAURANT SERVER: Jessica Nicoletti BEST BARTENDER: Sherilyn Lightner BEST HAPPY HOUR: The Brotherhood Lounge BEST CRAB

Best of Olympia 2015 Food and Drink: Quality Burrito, Obsidian, Peddler Bistro, Top Rung Brewing Co. ...

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Best of Olympia 2015 Food and Drink: Quality Burrito, Obsidian, Peddler Bistro, Top Rung Brewing Co. ...

BEST MULTICULTURAL TACO Quality Burrito We don't have to tell you about Quality Burrito, readers. You've voted it the best restaurant in Olympia more than once. (Don't you like upscale restaurants?) But if you go there and always order what you've always ordered, you might be missing out. QB doesn't just have

Best of Olympia 2015 Arts and Entertainment: Readers pick Red Williamson, TUSH Burlesque, Pug Bujeaud, Vomity, nanipoonani ...

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Best of Olympia 2015 Arts and Entertainment: Readers pick Red Williamson, TUSH Burlesque, Pug Bujeaud, Vomity, nanipoonani ...

The Weekly Volcano would like to thank all those who took the time to vote in the best of Olympia 2015 Readers' Poll. You are the best. BEST LOCAL FILMMAKER: Red Williamson BEST MOVIE THEATER: Capitol Theater MOST CREATIVE PERSON: Lauren O'Neill BEST THEATER COMPANY: Harlequin Productions BEST DANCE COMPANY: TUSH! Burlesque BEST PERFORMANCE SPACE: The

Best of Olympia 2015 Arts and Entertainment: Nathan Barnes, Salon Refu, Theater Artists Olympia, Christian Carvajal ...

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Best of Olympia 2015 Arts and Entertainment: Nathan Barnes, Salon Refu, Theater Artists Olympia, Christian Carvajal ...

BEST ONRAMP Olympia Audition League Are you a singer, actor, dancer or singer-actor-dancer who's wondering how to break into Olympia's thriving (though admittedly cliquey) theater scene? Perhaps you're a new arrival, or you may have just graduated from high school or college - in which case, no one off-campus is hip to

Best of Olympia 2015 Music: Readers pick Full Moon Radio, Hot Cops, Rhythm and Rye, Jessie Jackson, Oly Mountain Boys ...

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Best of Olympia 2015 Music: Readers pick Full Moon Radio, Hot Cops, Rhythm and Rye, Jessie Jackson, Oly Mountain Boys ...

The Weekly Volcano would like to thank all those who took the time to vote in the best of Olympia 2015 Readers' Poll. You are the best. BEST BAND: Full Moon Radio BEST NEW BAND: Hot Cops BEST SUPERGROUP: Survival Knife BEST INDIE ROCK BAND: Full Moon Radio BEST METAL BAND: Christian Mistress BEST PUNK BAND:

Best of Olympia 2015 Music: The Hysterics, Cryptatropa, Northern, Full Moon Radio ...

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Best of Olympia 2015 Music: The Hysterics, Cryptatropa, Northern, Full Moon Radio ...

BEST SWAN SONGThe HystericsSadly Hysterics, who have managed to make my personal best of list in numerous ways over the past few years have stopped performing. But before they did they pulled off one mighty swan song of a show at Olympia's Northern this past October.  Though the band would

The Grinning Ghosts relish and run from youth

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The Grinning Ghosts relish and run from youth

For anyone out there with children, I know it can be tempting to bring them to Disneyland when their soft, young brains are still forming. This, after all, is the moment in their lives when they would be most excited to meet Mickey and ride the teacups, but taking them

Music Critics' Picks: Great Grandpa, Smokey Robinson, Dead Larry

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Music Critics' Picks: Great Grandpa, Smokey Robinson, Dead Larry

[GRUNGE POP] + FRI, MARCH 6 Seattle quintet Great Grandpa exudes an effortless cool. The grungy pop recalls bands like the Breeders and Garbage, with their sly melodies and crunchy guitars. Lead singer Alex Menne brings a detached swagger that is offset by unobtrusive harmonies from her bandmates. A band like

Visual Edge: Georgia O'Keeffe's Eloquent Objects at Tacoma Art Museum

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Visual Edge: Georgia O'Keeffe's Eloquent Objects at Tacoma Art Museum

"Eloquent Objects: Georgia O'Keeffe and Still-Life Art in New Mexico" is a major coup for Tacoma Art Museum. This major national touring exhibition featuring 22 of O'Keeffe's paintings and 42 paintings by her contemporaries who lived and worked in New Mexico for a while. Over a period of approximately 30

Outdoor Addict: A day at Copalis Beach

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Outdoor Addict: A day at Copalis Beach

Sometimes you just want to get away. Not in an epic, across the world adventure way. Just in a run off to Southern California for the weekend so I can run on the beach way. Ya feel me? And then the credit card bill from Christmas comes. Womp womp. Let just

Feedbag: Stroopwafels, Sip & Snack, kombucha class ...

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Feedbag: Stroopwafels, Sip & Snack, kombucha class ...

STROOPWAFELS Tacoma bakery Hopboom Bakery is supplying local sipping spots with Stroopwafels. Get excited to nibble on this Dutch waffle cookie highlighting rich, spiced caramel sandwiched between two thin waffle slices. It's recommended you place this baked good atop your piping hot beverage to allow the steam to soften the snack.

Their Irish tables

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Their Irish tables

Any holiday that encourages partaking in food and drink to celebrate is something I can get behind. Which, let's face it, for those who love food and drink, that's every holiday - save for maybe Martin Luther King, Jr. and President's Day. I don't think anyone celebrates those with more

Music Critics' Picks: Warren G, Freeway Park, New Kingston, Diynosaur

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Music Critics' Picks: Warren G, Freeway Park, New Kingston, Diynosaur

[RAP] + THURS, MARCH 12 If the catch phrases "The G-Funk, We Funk ... " or "Regulators ... Mount up" don't have you funked up for Warren G's show this week, then you must not know your '90s hip-hop/rap. Warren G is (and I don't know how this is possible) one

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