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Tacoma Restaurant Week

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Tacoma Restaurant Week

It has arrived! Tacoma Restaurant Week boasts big flavor and even bigger savings with over a dozen establishments offering a three-course dining experience for an attractive $30 tab and it runs from April 8-12 and 15-19. A few of the participating spaces even offer tasty coursed lunch hours for a

Cabaret comes to Tacoma

Stage

Cabaret comes to Tacoma

Cabaret is the kind of musical that has shown itself capable of working its way into the pop culture landscape, functioning under a veneer of pure bravado and style, while also carrying with it a message that has only grown more resonant over the years. Beginning its life as a play

For the hopeful and defeated

Music

For the hopeful and defeated

For many people, they engage with music the same way they do with smart phone games, mindless reality shows, and endless cycles of nostalgia: it's all about escapism. And it makes sense, with music having the potential to be one of the most transportive art forms out there. If you

Expanding your mind

Arts

Expanding your mind

La Sala is Spanish for "living room," and Priscilla Dobler's installation by that name at Feast Arts Center is a conceptual environment that questions how a person's living room affects their life -- turning on its head the concept that we affect the spaces in which we live. After all,

Peter and the Starcatcher

Stage

Peter and the Starcatcher

Peter Pan: the boy who never grew up, who learned to fly, who valued the power of imagination and a sense of wonder over trivial matters like responsibility and adulthood -- this is a character that's become so familiar to generations of audiences, hopping from literature to theater to film

Gray Sky Blues Music Festival

Music

Gray Sky Blues Music Festival

Blues, by design, has always been the musical genre of the people. In order to make blues music, one needn't own anything more than an acoustic guitar and a story to tell. Its bare bones form and personal lyrics enabled even the poorest of folk to take part, leading to

Devil's Reef

Reviews

Devil's Reef

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie step straight into a dark and mysterious hangout this week, right in downtown Tacoma's Opera Alley. The Devil's Reef is Caribbean themed in both atmosphere and spice, and full of enough rum concoctions for everyone. Though nautical in focus, it has a dark side to it

Anderson Island

Travel

Anderson Island

Anderson Island's unspoiled beauty is just a 20-minute ferry ride away. As Puget Sound's southernmost island, Anderson Island is refreshingly undeveloped. There are no crowds, no traffic -- not even a stoplight. What you will find are pristine beaches, natural lakes and beautiful parks. It's a great place to hike,

It's Tulip Town

Travel

It's Tulip Town

The 2018 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival runs through April 30. The festival is designed to be a driving tour and highlights the agriculture of the Skagit Valley. The tour is in its 34th year and people from all 50 states and more than 93 countries visit during festival time. It

Grub Gossip

Features

Grub Gossip

Gig Harbor establishment, Brix 25, has maintained a reputation for providing a casual fine dining experience that includes innovative dishes paired with exquisite PNW wine varietals and libations under the care of husband and wife team, Katie Doherty and Thad Lyman for nearly a decade now. Some might have noticed

Disturbing and provocative art

Arts

Disturbing and provocative art

It was just this past December that I reviewed Katlyn Hubner's paintings at Feast Arts Center. In that review, I made the audacious statement, "...  might be the best figure paintings I have ever seen outside a major museum." And now she's showing in Tacoma again, this time at 950

Seasons change

Music

Seasons change

It's one of the many odd ways we have of processing music that we arrive at comparing the sounds we're hearing to the relatively ineffable feeling we get from the various seasons. Of course, humans have spent centuries at a loss for words, reaching out into the darkness to say

2018 Spring Career & Education Guide

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2018 Spring Career & Education Guide

Click here to view our interactive 2018 Spring Career & Education Guide.

Three easy pieces

South Sound Cinema

Three easy pieces

Another month, another edition of Three Easy Pieces, where I explore a pocket of pop culture from its birth through where it sits today. This month, I'm thinking about postmodern film noir. In the decades following film noir's heyday in the ‘40s and ‘50s, filmmakers took the genre's touchstones --

The Pajama Game

Stage

The Pajama Game

The Pajama Game has a long and storied history, beginning with its debut on Broadway in 1954 featuring the choreography of the great Bob Fosse, with Shirley McClain as an unnamed dancer, and through two Broadway revivals and a film. The Pajama Game won the Tony Award for Best Musical

Kyoto Japanese Restaurant

Reviews

Kyoto Japanese Restaurant

ANNOUNCER: Craving more bites with an exotic flare, Dutch and Jackie head from the heart of downtown a bit south to a South Tacoma Way strip mall surprise, Kyoto Japanese Restaurant. Nestled in the same strip mall that H Mart resides in, Kyoto provides a tiny oasis in a concrete

West Olympia

Travel

West Olympia

As part of Washington's capital city, West Olympia sits on the west side of Budd Bay and Capitol Lake. It includes the South Westside and Northwest Olympia neighborhoods and is home to plenty of green space including family parks and waterfront trails.  How to get there This pocket of Thurston County is primarily accessible

Travel

The windy drive to Tenino

Part of the charm off traveling through Washington State lies in the drive. We're talking about a classic drive through small, sleepy towns hidden along brush-covered back roads; the kind of drive where trees rise like giants on the edge of the pavement and the sun peeks down at you

Travel

The crafted, the curated

Have you ever wondered what makes Tacoma's Proctor District so damn charming? We have, and we think we've figured out just what it is: Proctor is a boutique neighborhood. It's a small district packed with locally-owned and operated niche stores in which every detail -- every window display, bushel of

Travel

Orting

The Town of Orting is a Native American wording meaning "town on the prairie." Col. S.A. Black, a superintendent of the Northern Pacific Railway, selected the name. Traveling to Orting from the Joint Base Lewis-McChord area is straightforward.  Travelers can make the 22-mile drive by taking I-5 to WA-512 East to

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